10 PAGES TODAY By Mail, per year, (to advance* — %2b't Carrier, per year, (in advance) ijm THE MARKET Cotton, spots . fir and up Cotton Seed, ton Ml,0»1 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 gents. Plato Richards Cat By Brother In County Brawl Sheriffs Office Informed Of Cut ting near Betwood Saturday Night. 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 Shelby. 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 tion. 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. f%4 SHOPPING / I DAYS 'TIC : Li CHRISTMAS! More Cleveland Pupils In Long-Term Schools 5,303 Rural Students Go Eight Months Only One-Third Of Rural Enroll ment Attend* Short-Term School*. '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 m&nlh*. 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 Charily. 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 fund. 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 mas. 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 disease. 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 Friday. 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 an,res. After Wife?—$10,000 Please ! 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 treatments 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 scene. Julius Blanton Died Last Night Well Known Farmer Succumbs To Pneumonia. Funeral Service Today. 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 Suttle. 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. OTHER CITY NEWS ON PAGE TEN. Shelby Churches Help Orphans; Greet McL a rty Churche* United In Welcome 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 contributions. 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 mended GROWS FOUR AND HALF POUND PERFECT TURNIP 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 months. 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-| lows: 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 tend. 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 Eleven. 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.