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Rain And Colder.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Cloudy, probably rain to
night and Tuesday. Colder Tuesday
in west and north portions.
"Hunger" Marrh.
Washington. I>. C., Nov. 30.—l ed
eral secret service officials watched
trom afar yesterday the converg
ence upon the capital of already
rioting "hunger marchers” and re
tained their ronfidenre that the sit
nation would be handled "in a
manner satisfactory to all concern
ed.'’ From Hammond, Indiana, came
reports of fighting as mid-western
delegation of marchers entered the
city in trucks. At Buffalo. N. T„ an
other group set out to the accom
paniment of a near-comic scene as
they sought to start a halky truck.
St. Louis. Boston and other points
were reported sending their rontin
Plato Richards
Cat By Brother
In County Brawl
Sheriffs Office Informed Of Cut
ting near Betwood Saturday
Plato Richards, member of a well
known upper Cleveland county fam
ily, was said to have been badly cut
by his brother. Ed Richards, at the
latter's home late Saturday night,
according to information received
at the office of the sheriff here.
According to the information re
ceived here Plato Richards, who now
lives in Lincoln county, was on a
visit to his brother, who lives at
the old Richards place, a couple of
miles west of Be!wood. While there
late Saturday night, the report had
it, the two men engaged in an argu
ment and in the ensuing braw’l
Plato was said to have been badly
carved up.
The wounded man was said to
have been carried to the Lincolnton
hospital for treatment, but no fur
ther word as to his condition has
been learned here. Officers here
say no warrant h#s been sworn out
and no arrests made as yet.
Achievement Day
Program Here On
Thursday, Dec. 3
Home Demonstration Club Women
Stage Annual Program In South
On December 3rd, the Cleveland
County Federation will meet for
Achievement Day exercises at the
South Shelby school building.
All Home Demonstration club
women are expected to attend this
meeting. The general program will
include reports from the clubs in
'he county, a talk on club work by
Mrs. Rudasill from Gaston county,
lunch, election of officers and other
business, a message from Mrs. Gor
don Reid, state vice president of the
federation, and a play given by the
El Bethel club. The detailed pro
Tiam including greetings and re
sponses will appear in a later edi
Fall* Boy* Take To
Medical Practice
Three Falls boys of Cleveland
county have taken to some form of
medicine. Dr C. B. Falls is prac
tising denistry in Atlanta. Ga., Dr.
Fred Falls is interne in the Grady
hospital in Atlanta and is an M. D.,
while Ralph Falls is a student in
the Atlanta Southern Dental col
lege. near the end of his course of
study in denistry. Dr. C. B. and
Ralph are sons of Cicero Falls,
while Fred, the physician, is a son
of Alfred Falls. All are at home
for a few day., on a visit to their
parents, Dr. C. B Falls, bringing
with him his wife, who was an At
lanta girl.
More Cleveland Pupils
In Long-Term Schools
5,303 Rural Students
Go Eight Months
Only One-Third Of Rural Enroll
ment Attend* Short-Term
'Special to The Star »
Raleigh, Nov. 30.—Cleveland
county rural schools have an
average term of 147 days for
white and 130 days for colored
children. Enrollment of pupils in
white rural schools of the coun
ty having less than eight
month* number 3.301, while
those enrolled In schools of
more than eight months num
ber 5,303, while the enrollment
in colored rural schools having
less than eight months number
3,055 and none are enrolled in
schools having more than eight
i Shelby charter schools operated
: 180 days, nine months, for white
and negro pupils, none of the 2,569
white or 606 colored pupils attend
ing schools of eight months or less,
according to 1929-30 figures.
Over The State.
The average North Carolina child
has available a school lasting 154
days, or six days less than eight
months, the white school average
being 159.5 days and the negro
school average 141 days, and at the
present rate of increase, all chil
dren will have available an eight
months school term average by 1940,
the current issue of 8tate School
Facts shows.
At present 82.5 per cent of the
white enrollment and 38.2 per cent
of the colored enrollment in the
! state are in schools operating eight
i months or more, or there are 338 -
i 949 rural school and 161,931 char
i ter white children in schools oper
ating, eight months or more during
I the year, it is shown. The length of
term has increased exactly one
| month in the past decade.
Term Doubles.
The average term has doubled in
length since 1900 in rural schools
for both white and colored, in
creasing from 76 to 152.8 days for
whites and from 69 to 129 days for
colored, the white charter schools
increasing in length from 170 to
178.4 days and the negro charter
schools from 160 to 174 days ih that
time. All white and colored char
ter schools have operated eight
months or more in the 30 years, ex
cept for the influenza epidemic
year, 1918-19.
“North Carolina is one »f the
three states having a minimum term
provision written into its funda
mental law, the constitution.” the
publication states.
Seventeen counties, 12 in the east,
have no white children enrolled in
schools of less than eight months,
while 10 counties have no negro
children in schools of less than
eight months, or 160 days.
Former Shelby Man,
Steve Homesly Dead
Steve Homesly, formerly of Shel
by, died in Philadelphia a few days
ago, according to a news dispatch.
Mr. Homesly was the son of Mrs.
Mollle Homesly who is now living
in Charlotte. As a young man Mr.
Homesly left Shelby as a volunteer
in the Spanish-American war in the
nineties and has not lived here
since. He was about fifty years old.
Shelby Gets 120
. Tickets For Big
Charity Contest
I Forty Perrent Of Proceeds of Dur
ham Oamr floes To Shelby
j One hundred and twenty
tickets to the All-State charity
football game in Durham Sat
urday, December 5, have arrived
in Shelby for distribution.
The ticket sale for the big con
test is being handled by the Amer
ican Legion and the Shelby and
Cleveland county tickets were for
warded to Peyton McSwain, com
mander of the Shelby post.
All To Charity.
The Big Five colleges participat
j ing in the game Will give all pro
ceeds tO charity. Forty percent of
the receipts for the 120 tickets sold
here will go into the local charity
fund and 60 percent into the state
The tickets have been distributed
to the following organizations: Ki
wanis. Rotary, Lions. American Le
gion and auxiliary and the Wom
an's club. The members of these or
ganizations hope to have a sell-out,
by Wednesday.
The game will be played between
an eleven made up from the Caro
lina and Duke teams and an eleven
composed of players from the State
college, Wake Forest and Davidson
teams. One of the features of the
game Will be seeing Johnny Branch
: of Carolina and Kid Brewer of
Duke in the same backfield.
i . _—:
| Sale Of Christmas
Seals On In Shelby
The annual sale of Christmas
seals in Shelby gets underway this
week and continues until Christ
Mrs. Ma.yme Roberts Thompson
is chairman of the sales committee
with Mesdames Colin Hull and Rob
ert Hoyle as assistants.
Each year these seals are sold, to
be used on Christmas mail, letters,
packages, etc., and the proceeds go
to help tubercular patients who are
without funds or are in needy cir
cumstances. The seals add much to
the color of gift packages and the
experience of years shows that this
annual sale has done much in the
great work of tubercular prevention
as the money derived from the sale
has decreased the death toll of the
The sale here will be directed and
handled by members of ail the
clubs affiliated with the Shelby
Woman's club and the general pub
lic is requested to give its usual
generous support.
Mrs. Jossie Hord
Is Critically 111
The many friends of Mrs, Jossie
Hord will regret to learn that she is
critically ill at the home of her
daughter-in-law^ Mrs. W. N. Dorsey
on N. LaFayette street, Mrs. Hord
was taken ill early Friday morning
and this morning she wfts unable to
recognibe friends. She is 85 years of
age and no hope is held out for her
Shelby Theatres To Give Big Shows
This WeekTo AidPoor, Unemployed
Benefit Show At Webb's Wednes
day And At Carolina On
Shelby will not have a charity
football game to aid the poor and
unemployed, but the city's two lead
ing amusement houses, the Caro
lina and Webb theatre, are this
week giving benefit performances
for the charity fund.
On Wednesday, December 2. the
Webb theatre will present "Way
Back Home'’ and the proceeds will
go to the central charitv fund. On
Friday, December 4. the Carolina
theatre will show “Forbidden Ad
venture,” the box office receipt -
going to charity.
Managers of the two theatre not
only, offered to turn over their
proceeds for the two days to help
in the charity movement but they
also booked <wo entertaining films
for the special events.
Radio fans cannot help but get a
j kick out of Webb's Way-Back
j Home show, for the principle char
acter is played by Phillips Lord, the
nationally famous “Seth Parker” on
radio. It is a hokum story, one ot
those sustained interest affairs in
which the spectator thoroughly
hates the vidian and gets in h
world of suspense waiting for the
hero to get the upper hand. And
there are some laughs in it, too,
In the Friday picture at the Car
olina the two famous kid stars.
Mitzi Green and Jackie Searl, are
leading characters. It is a story of
rivalry between their mothers, play
ed by Louise Fazenda—y'know
Louise—and Edna May Oliver.
There are plenty of wisecracks toss
ed at the film people.
All organizations cooperating in
the charity work and the central
committee officials are hoping that
for the two days and nights Shdov
and Cleveland county people will
fill the two. theatres Shelby busi
ness men, the mayor and others are
today taking space in The Star tf,
boost the two show-, end the nobl •
purpose about the benefit perform
After Wife?—$10,000
! If you're free, white and respectable—and. incidentally, have $10 000—
| you can make this pretty girl your wife, She Is Mary II. Clowes. 21, of
Bonnngahela, Pa., and she says she will wed any man of the above
; qualifications do matter how old he is. Mary wants *10,000 to take
| care of her parents, who are ill and unable to support themselves. She
has been working in a restaurant, but is now unemployed. Mary was
! attractively snapped in the home of her aunt in New Eagle, Pa.
County Physician Issues Warning
Of Diphtheria Increase In County
Cleveland county parents were to- i
day warned by Dr D. ¥. Moore, ■
county physician, of a marked tn- j
crease In diptheria and scarlet lever
cases in the county and were urged
to take every precaution against a
continued increase.
Several Deaths.
So far. it is said, several deaths
among Cleveland children have re
sulted from diptheria, and ther| are
now quite a number of cases in the
county. There is quite an epidemic,
too, of scarlet fever and family j>hy
sieians should be consulted to pre
vent a spread.
"At this season of the year, when
the weather is changeable and there
I is considerable dampness, conditions
j are such as to aid in bringing on
| diptheria." Dr. Moore said. "I would
advise all parents at the first signs
of sorethroat or hoarseness in their
children to have their family phy
sicians in for a consultation These
are good advance indication:- of the
approach of diptheria and should
not be carelessly overlooked. The
family physician after an examin
ation can say whether or not there
should be vaccinations or other
Sure Protection.
"The diptheria vaccine is almost
sure projection against the danger
ous disease for the youngsters and
all children should be vaccinated.
Particularly should a physician oe
called in if any of the signs men
tioned above show up. It Is a pre
caution too important to be neg
lected at this season of the year."
! Board Not To Decide
| S. P, U. Offer Tuesday
I Will Investigate Kigures And Dis
I <us Details Of Proposed Light
Plant Sale.
The city council of Shelby
! will discuss the Sl.100,000 offer
of the Southern Public Utilities
for the Shelby light plant at
the regular board meeting to
morrow. Tuesday, night, but
not definite decision will be
made at that time.
I The offer was made by the S P
| U. some time ago and has since
been a matter of general controv
ersy throughout the city. The al
dermen took the proposition undet
consideration and have since been
studying the proposal.
“This will be the first time we
have met to discuss the proposition,
together," Mayor S. A. McMurr;
said today, "and there isn't any
chance of our being able to make
the S. P, U. an answer tomorrow
night. We will check over the fig-.
! tires, data and other information
we have on hand and talk it over
but even then we will not have all
the information we desire and need
before we definitely decide what
we will do. Just when the aldermen
will be ready to make an answer 1
cannot say, for X am sure we a r>
anxious to go into the matter thor
oughly and know what we are about’
before we decide either way."
Street reports for the last week
predict that the city fathers will
not call a special election, which
will be necessary before a sale
could be legally transacted, but th3
members of the board, although
gathering what information they
can. are keeping their ojtnions pret -
ty well to themselves
Ripe Watermelon In
Nov.; New Gardens
Although the weather has chang
ed in the last few days and fall
seems to have made a belated ar
rival, reports still come in of a sec
ond summer crop of fruits, vege
tables. etc,
Last week » Mr Champion; who]
llres *«n)tb of Shelby, pulled and!
brought to town a ripe watermelon. |
And from several sections of the i
city over the week-end rnme re-1
ports of second garden crops of po
tatoes and other vegetables.
Christmas Lights
Will Go Up Soon
On Shelby Square
The gay-colored Christmas
lights on the Shelby court
square, an annual feature of
the uptown Christmas decor
ations. will be put up by the
15th of the month. Mayor S
A. MeMurry stated today.
For years the city has
strung a sefies of vari-colored
'ights around the square dur
ing the holiday season, the
colorful lighting effect adding
considerably to the Yuletidc
Julius Blanton
Died Last Night
Well Known Farmer Succumbs To
Pneumonia. Funeral Service
Julius F. Blanton, well known 54
year-old farmer, died last night at
his home in the McBrayer school
section of Shelby, Death resulted
from pneumonia and Mr. Blanton
had been sick about two weeks.
Funeral services are being held
this afternoon at 3 o'clock at Zori
ch urch, conducted by Rev. John VV
The deceased was the son of Mr
and Mrs. Green Blanton of the
Sharon section and a member of n
widely connected family. He joined
the Sulphur Springs Methodist
church In boyhood .and was an up
right, respected citizen.
Surviving are the widow, who was
Miss Lala Putnam before marriage
and the following children: Troy,
Ernest and Mary 8ue Blanton, all
of whom live, at home. Surviving
also are the following brothers and
sisters: Joe. Tommy. Broadus and
Jesse Blanton, and Mrs Emma
Hamrick. Mr*. Lala Crowder. Mrs
Bessie Grayson, Mrs Darcus Grigg
and Mrs. Ethel Borders.
Shelby Churches
Help Orphans;
Greet McL a rty
Churche* United In
Total Amount Contributed By Three
Local I p-Ton n Churrhcs l,p»n
Than Last Year.
Orphans in the denominational
homes did not fare ns well this
year with the annual Thanksgiv
ing offerings on the part of the
three up-town Shelby churches as
formerly. According to reports gath
ered this morning, Central Meth
odist church contributed about
MOO to the Childrens Home at
Winston-Salem, the First Baptist
church about $300 to the Mills
Home at Thomasville and the Shel
by Presbyterian church $163 to the
Barium Springs orphanage The
Masons gave $50 to the Oxford Ma
sonic orphanage and $25 to the
Eastern Star home at Grensboro.
The annual Thanksgiving offer
ings are the main dependence of
the orphan homes and heretofore
the contributions have been very
liberal from the Shelby territory
Each of the three up-town churches
issued an appeal last Sunday for
the orphans and the first collec
tion was taken at. that time Cen
tral Methodist and the Shelby Pres
byterian churches made theli
strongest appeal on Thanksgiving
day when services were held at
these churches, but the collections
were not completed until yester
day. It is expected that small
amounts will be added to the above
ur. Mcl,art\ W rlcomcd
A union service was held at Cen
tral Methodisst church last night to
welcome the new pastor, Dr, E. K
McLarty who arrived last week
from Charlotte to succeed Rev. L.
B. Hayes who was elected to the
position of presiding elder of the
Waynesville district. The congre
gations of the First Baptiste and
Presbyterian thatches joined with
the Methodist in welcoming Dr.
McLarty who preached on fellow
ship between the churches and the
community which he pointed out
as the basis and essence of Chris
tian progress. It was a strong ser
mon, reflecting the broad views
which Dr. McLarty holds with ref
erences to the churches. Dr. Wail,
pastor of the First Baptist church
and Rev. Mr. McDiarmid of the
Presbyterian church, both extend
ed a welcome and assurer! the new
pastor of their common interest, in
community betterment and Chris
tian service.
The special music was a fenture'
of last night's union service
Capture 70 Gallon
Still And Two Men(
<Bv E. R. GAMBLE.)
Kings Mountain, Nov. 28 —Local
deputies captured a 70-gallon capa
city still and two men, Lut Jack
son and a man named Hart, on
Kings Creek near the Dixon school
house on the battleground road
Saturday morning.
The still was in operation and
the two men arrested were at work
at the still when officers captured
them. The still was made of galvan
ized sheet iron. One hundred gal
| Ions of beer and mash were pouied
; out by the officers.
Both men were taken to Shelby
! and lodged in the county jail when
I they were unable to make trend.
Leaves City
A. II. Morgan, for seven years
Southern Railway agent here, has
been transferred to the Southern
office at Forest City.
Agt. Morgan Goes
To Forest City
Southern Agent Forced To Leave
Because Of Seniority Rule. Here
Seven Years.
A H Morgan, popular agent for
the Southern railway at, this place,
was checked out today from his lo
cal position and will take the
agency for the Southern at Forest
City, from which place he moved
to Shelby seven years ago.
Mr. Morgan Is a victim of thi de
pression. The Southern is consoli
dating and abolishing offices in or
der to cut expenses and under the
policy of the company, any agent
who has a longer service record to
nis credit can demand the position
of men in the employ of the com
pany for a shorter length of time.
Mr. Morgan has wen with she
Southern for twenty years but Mi.
J. C. Beckham, of Kershaw 8 C..
who was supervisor of agendee,
which position has been abolished,
has called for the Shelby agency
This makes St necessary for Mr.
Morgan to leave Shelby. It is under
stood he w'lll lay claims to the
agency at Forest City, the position
he held before coming to Shelby
Mr. Morgan has a host of friends
in Shelby. All patrons of the local
station speak in highest praise cf
his faithful and courteous service.
He and his estimable family arc
identified with the schools and
churehes Rnd prefer to live here
above any other place, but circum
stances make it necessary for him
to move. Mr. Morgan says his fam
ily will continue to live in Shelby
until the first of the year or per
haps until school closes next spring.
Mr. Beckham, the new agent* has
been long in the service of the
Southern and comes highly recom
Ray Wilson of Failston was in
Shelby this morning w-ith a four
and a half pound turnip, perfect as
to quality and color, w’hich he found
in turnip patch of his father-in
law Mr. Cheelev Hendrick
Thirty N. C. Couples, Including One
Married In Shelby, Get Reno Divorce
! Voents Married Here Are Divorced
! In July, Which Seemed To Be
N. C. Month.
Reno, Nev„ Nov. 28.—Thirty
couples who were either married
in North Carolina or now live
in that state took advantage of
Nevada’s easy divorce laws and
had their marriages dissolved
here during the last seven
Most prominent among the di
vorcees is Mrs. Ann Cannon Rey
nolds, of the wealthy Concord, N.
C., towel manufacturing family,
who received her divorce this month
from Smith Reynolds, scion of the
tobacco family. She was granted her
decree on a charge of cruelty after
young Reynolds had settled tt.OOn.
000 on her and their baby daugh
ter, Ann Cannon Reynolds, IT.
The one couple getting a divorce I
which wa- married at TWielby fol-|
Ernest Harshon Yoent vs M»>
guerite Yoent, married at Shelby
N. C., May 7, 1917; one child; cruel
ty; separated February, 1930; now
i of Newton, N. C. Divorced in July.
Of the other couples listed two
(were from Marlon, four from Char-j
llotte and one from Asheville.
! In the list of couples marri-1 in
: South Carolina and divorced at
| Reno was the following: Jean H
McKnight Babington, of Ga-.h>nia
: vs. Richard Babington, of Sfceloy
I married April 6, 1931 at York S C.,
j when plaintiff was only 16; an
| nulled.
General reports in Shelby have
had it that at least three or four
couples from this section have been
divorced in Nevada since the new
divorce law there came in. but since
rhev are no* listed in the Associated
Press review from Reno it is pre
sumed they secured their divorces,
if they did more than seven
month- ago, or in (he early part r>;
1931 or the tier -par', of 193f.
200 Churchmen
Of Presbytery
To Gather Here
Dr. Shepperson To
Address Them
PrnminrnI Presbyterian Ujmrn
From Five Counties Gather
here Tomorrow.
The annual meeting of the men
of Kings Mountain Presbytery will
be held In Shelby, Tuesday, Decem
ber 1 7 p. m„ at First Baptist
church, that church having extend
ed the courtesy of using Us com
modious plant for this large gath
ering of men Earnest effort has
been made to enlist the attendance
of 200 men from the five counties
of tins Presbytery. The program
will begin with a turkey dinner
served by the Woman s Auxiliary of
the local Presbyterian church. The
inspirational address of the even
ing will be delivered by the Rev
Flournoy Shepperson, D. D., of
Greenville. S. C. Words of welcome
from a local man, special music,
and other features will intersperse
the program It will be a most
profitable evening for all who at
The laymen ot the Presbytery
voted to hold these annual inspira
tional meetings each fall. Great
good has come from such gather
ings in the Presbyteries and ,
throughout the Synod of North
I Carolina. There is now on in this
state a Synod-wide program of
evangelism during the present sy
nodical year as a definite outgrowth
of such meetings in other years.
The general assembly of the South
ern Presbyterian church has a spe
cial plan of work for enlisting the
interests of men In its program. The
; local Presbyterian minister. Rev. H.
! N. McDiarmid, Is chairman of men'c
j work in the Synod of North Caro
lina. He Is also the chairman of
j Synod’s program of evangelism.
| Rev. T. G. Tate Is the chairman of
j mens work. Itv the" TOsHS&rQffJ *r
! Kings Mountain. The meeting
I Tuesday night has been arranged
' by Mr. Tate and his comrplttee
Mrs. B. F. Spake
Buried Sunday
Was Victim of Prnumonia At At*
Of 58 Year*. Mother a Mer
chant At Ate 98.
Mrs. B Frank Spake died Satur
day morning at 6:15 o'clock, at her
home. 218 Blanton street', following
an illness with pneumonia. Mrs.
Spake was 58 years of age and was
the daughter of Mrs. Mary Gantt,
perhaps the oldest woman mer
chant in the country, who is still
actively conducting a business in
West Shelby at the age of 98 years.
Mrs. Spake joined the New Pros
pect Baptist church in early life
and continued her membership
there until her death. She was *
fine Christian character, a devoted
wife and mother and a sympa
thetic neighbor.
Surviving are her husband B. F
Spake and three children. Frank
Spake, jr., Mrs. W. J. Arledge and
Charlie Spake. Funeral services
were conducted Sunday afternoon
at 1:30 o'clock by Rev. H. E. Wal
drop, and interment was in the
cemetery at Elizabeth church, three
miles east of Shelby. Serving as
pal! bearers were L. M. Conner, C
A Morrison. Carl Smith, Marion
Baker. W. J. Biddix, R. J. Ham
rick. Relatives carried the beauti
ful flowers which attested the es
teem in which she was held
County Boy Picked
On All-Star Team
Bonnie Lee Walker Named Fulbark
On Little Six
Cleveland county's outstanding
contribution to college football in
North Carolina this season was
Bonnie Lee Walker, of the upper
section of the county.
Walker, 182-pOund fullback, did
not play on a Big Five eleven, but
was the star line plunger of Appal
achian. one of the best teams in
the Little Six conference. The Ap
palachian eleven lost only one
game during the regular season and
Walker starred in practically every
same. He was named fullback on
the Little Six all-stai eleven named
by Charlie Moran, major league
umpire and Catawba college coach, fg
The husky Cleveland boy will b*
seen in action the last time this
rear mi Saturday at Charlotte
*rur. his eleven meets Catawba
In z charity game there.

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