VOL. XXXVll, Mo. 147
DEC. 9. 1931 Published Monday, Wednaeday and Friday Afternoons.
Uy Mail, Off *e»r, <1» advance*
Carrtef, rx-r ve»r. , in
Cotton, spots__.... 6c and up
Cotton Seed, ton _ . *11.06
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Cloudy with rain tonight
and in east Thursday. Rising temp
erature tonight and Thursday
-Hunger Marchers Leave.
Washington. Dee. 9.—The demon
strators who loudly sang "The In
ternationale' in front of the Capi
tol and White House left Washing
ton yesterday silent ahd subdued.
Their faithful escorts, the police,
went with them to the District of
Columbia line and an exchange of
farewell greetings followed. They
took the form, however, of what
has been colloquially described as
tho rarxberry, accompanied by un
complimentary motions of the
hands. "W’e're coming back." some
of the demonstrators said. ’ "and
then we’ll fix you.” "Oh yeah!” re
turned the blue coats. The promise
to return in numbers sufficient to
brush aside the police who barred
their entrance to congress and the
executive mansion was frequently
Irick Bound To
In Car Fatality
Companion Under j
Shelby Filling Station Operator To
Face Trial On Manslaughter
Llncolnton, Dec. 9.—Cornelius
B. Iriclc, Shelby filling station op
erator, charged with manslaugh
ter and being a hit-and-run driver
in connection with the death of
Connie P. Eaker, Lincoln county
teacher, on November 11, in North
Brook township, was bound under
*3.500 bond to superior court here
Monday by Judge Sheldon M. Rop
Counsel for Irick asked for a nol |
pros with leave on the grounds thatl
Irick would make a civil settle-:
ment out of court, but Judge Rop- ’
er overruled the nol pros request
and ordered the defendant to post
a >3,503 bond for his release until
the January term of court. Coun
sel for iEick waived preliminary,,
hearing after their request for a;
no1 pros was refused.
R. L. Wilson, companion of Irick
and occupant of Irick's car when
the fatal accident occurred, was
bound over to superior court under
$3,000 bond changed with man
Lions, Firemen Will ;
Gather Shelby Toys j
For Needy Children j
' Chief Robinson Says Firemen Will j
Repair And Distribute
The members of the Shelby Lions
club and members o£ the city fire
department are going to see that
Santa Claus visits a number of
Shelby children hi homes where the
ore a Its have been going wrong.
At a meeting of the Lion club last;
night, which was attended by J. R.
Robinson, chief of the Shelby fire
department, it was decided that the
club would cooperate with the fire
lighters In collecting, repairing and
d istributing toys to needy Shelby
Any household that Has discarded
or broken toys is asked to telephone
me city hall and firemen will call
for them. A canvass of the city will
also be made by the Lions for the |
v purpose of collecting toys and
' trinkets in liomes where children
have outgrown them, or toys that;
have been laid aside because they
are broken. They will be carired to
the fire department and repaired
and touched up for Christmas pres
ents for tots who might not other
wise get a toy Christmas eve.
“Dont put it off,” members of
both organizations urge. "The dis
carded toy that means nothing in
your home will make Christmas
what Christmas ought to be for
. some little tyke. Call us up and lets
see how man;; toys we can have by
Ward Store Here
To Close Soon,
Seven Stores In Greensboro Dis
trict To Be Closed, It Is Learn
ed By Star.
Montgomery Ward Co. announces
today that it will close its Shelby
This information was learned by
The Star this morning when an ad
vertisement was handed in an
nouncing the closing out sale to be
gin Saturday morning of this week
whereby all merchandise will be re
duced and a rale continued until
the stock is well exhausted.
It is understood that seven of the
smaller retail stores in the Greens
boro district were authorized to
close out their stocks immediately
In some places concessions hare
been made by landlords in leaser
but in all cases where leases have
not expired, the company will ful
fil their payments.
Tlie close-up order for many re
tail stores was made in order for
the company to make its plans for
1932 to operate on a profitable
Montgomery Ward is on e of the
largest retail and mail order stores
in the United States and its leaving
Shelby is a source of regret to the
Dentist Robbed Of
Gold And Souvenirs
Df. Beam Appeals To Thief To Re
turn Unique Bridges. Other
The dental office of Dr. Pitt
Beam, in the old Union Trust
building, was broken into and rob
btd one night recently of a con
siderable amount of gold and sev
eral souvenirs valued very highh
by the dentist.
“Of course I would like to have It
all back as the gold taken was,
worth quite a sum of money, but 1
would particularly be pleased to
have the souvenirs returned."
Among the souvenirs he values
most were an unique set of bridges
rare in dental work; a Scottish Rite
ring, a Shrine belt fob, gold coin.-,
and other coins.
Message To Thief.
"If by any chance," Dr. Beam
said, “the mat who robbed the of
fice should read the paper, I wish
you'd, ask him, even if he will not
return the gold. If he will hide the
bridges and souvenirs in some
place and notify me where they
are. If he will do that, he will notj
Railways Express To
Move To S. A. L.
The American Railway Express j
Co., which has maintained an office
In the Weathers apartment building
on S. LaFayette street for the past
year, will move the first of January
to the Seaboard Depot where pffice
headquarters will be opened, ac
cording to information from Mr.
Lewis McDowell, local agent.
Her Premonition Realized
A few minutes before Lowell Bayles, speed filer (light), took off on;
the fatal attempt to rapture the land plane speed reeord for America,
at Detroit, Mich., he received a who from his sweetheart, Mi** Ger
trude St. Marie (left), of Springfield, Mass., begging him to abandon
the flight. Ha vies’ plane crashed as he was making an estimated
speed of 300 miles an hour and the flier was instantly killed. A few
days previously, Bayles succeeded in breaking the record, but owing
to the failure of a timing device olficial recognition wk* denied him.
City, County Schools
Begin Holidays Soon
City Schools Close
Open Again On January 4. County
Schools Close On Wednesday,
, Dec. S3,
Two weeks from today and
the holiday season will be on
for the thousands of school
children in Shelby and Cleve
"The Shelby schools will be closedj
for almost two weeks, while the i
county schools will be closed for a!
week and a day.
The city schools will close on
Tuesday, December 22, and will re
main closed until January 4, 1932,
it was announced today by Supt. B.
At the meeting of the county
beard of education this week it was
decided to close the rural schools
on Wednesday, December 23, and
remain closed until Thursday, Dec
All the county schools have been
running for almost a month. The
colored schools and a number of
the white schools did not open for
several weeks after the others did
following the cotton-picking season
but the last of the school opened
on November 16 and have been run
ning full time since.
Penney Store Gives
Five Per Cent Sales
Friday To Charity
Five percent of the gross sales at1
the local J. C. Penney Co. store on
Friday of -this week will be given
to the charity and relief fund, an
nounces Mr. D. R. Yates, manager
of the store. This offer was made
through the Parent-Teachers* asso
ciations of the city and members of.
these various groups will be in the
store all day Friday to welcome the
customers and help wait on them.
With the Christmas buying season
on and new low prices announced,
it is expected that the charity fund
will realize a neat sum from Fridnv
sales at this store.
Native Cleveland Couple Married
For 50 Years Without Having Scrap
Mr. And Mrs. J. D. Hull Celebrate
Golden Wedding Anniversary
At ^harlotte Home.
Not once In all the 50 years of
their married life has Mrs. Jeffer
son Davis Hull, 1230 East Seventh
street, found it necessary to give
Mr. Hull a slight tap on the head
with the rolling pin, she declared
laughingly Monday as the two pos
ed for their golden wedding anni
“Oh, yes,” she admitted, pressed
by the Observer reporter, “of course
v;e've had some little fusses, but
ndver once have we had a real fight.
I never did have to hit him with
the rolling pin. We have made it
together mighty well.”
“Yes, that’s right “ added Mr.
Hull. “You see, I've been a mighty
meek and obedient husband. ’ And
they both laughed like two school
Monday Mr, and M'S Hull were
it home to their children, grand -
cmldren and many friends from
Charlotte and other towns They
ihnve seven chiftlien living and all
were here except one daughter;, Mrs.
Frederick Lortz of Portland, Me.,
who was unable to come to Char
lotte because of illness. One daugh
ter, Mrs. A. B Holland, of Cleve
land county, is dead. The Hulls
have 18 grandchildren and two
Mr. Hull Js 70 years old and Mrs.
Hull is 68. Both look years young
er. Both were born in Cleveland'
county and were married by Rev. i
Adam Huint at the home of the
bride’s father. Col. Peter Peeler of
Cleveland county, on December 7
They came to Charlotte In 1918
from Rutherford county, where fo;
10 years previously Mr. Hull served
as register of deeds of that county.
Until recently Mr. Hull had been a
member of the staff of the city’s
public health department. He Is
now engaged In the real estate busi
Their six children wh%were with
them yesterday are: Dr. P, C. Hull
and Dr. George C Hull.of Char
lotte; Mrs. J. s UeVonde, Char
lotte ; Mrs BenjamSi ., Barringer
Rhjme, Norfolk. Va.; Frank S. Hull
Macon, Ga.; and Mrs. J B Can
Everett Houser (above! was this j
week elected chairman of the board;
of governors of the.Key club. Shel- j
by social organization for men.
Club In Shelby
LeGette And Of 1 linger Vice Chair- j
men*. Woodson Reelected As I
Everett A. Houser, young busi-i
ness man, is the new leader of thei
Key Club, social organization for i
Shelby men with clubrooms in the
Blaf.iton-Weathers building on
South Washington street.
Mr. Houser was named chairman
of the board of governors at the
annual election Monday night wtjen
he and the following were elected
governors: Graham Dellinger, J. S.
LeGette, Stough Wray and Charlie
Messrs. Dellinger and LeGette
were named vice chairmen, and
Mr. Woodson was re--elected secre
| The retiring head of the club is
Work On In County
Two Small Schools Being Con
structed. Rebuild Gymnasium
Tlie major building activity in
Cleveland county Just now are
A two-room building is under pro
cess of construction now in the
Prospect district of No. 1 township,
and a four-room building is being
erected in the Bethlehem district.
Both old buildings were deemed un
safe for further occupancy, and it
is likely that the new buildings,
started last week, will be completed
ill two weeks.
At Lattimore the athletic gym
nasium and agricultural building,
known as the tin can, is being re
built following a blase some time
ago that practically destroyed the,
structure. \ .
In His Message
Would Relieve Credit
President Returnmends T** Revision
And Flminoln* Needy Indus- |
try Of I.and.
Washington, Dec. 9.—To balance)
the treasury books and hasten bet
ter days. President floorer recom
mended increased taxation to con
gress yesterday along with a many
pointed program ' to cure "credit
Unless taxes go up and expend!-1
tures down, he said, the govern-,
meat will have run behind some j
>4,400.000.000 by the end of next
Ilsca 1 year. He did not specify the
method of tax revision but suggest
ed it. ire made effective for only two
A plan for u gigantic lederal-fl
natired Reconstruction Corporation,
similar to the old war finance cor- j
poration, headed the president's *
proposals to help business. The i
agency would advance money to
Besides, in his third annual mes
sage to congress, he advocated tit at
Subscribe more funds to federal
Use federal reserve banks to lib
erate funds arrested in failed banks
Establish a home-loan discount
bank system. ,
Broaden the base for paper re
serve banks can discount.
Overhaul banking laws.
Review postal savings bank leg
Avoid general tariff revision
Revise Interstate Commerce com
mission laws regulating rails
Allow “proper consolidation" of
(CONTINUED OK PAGE TWELVE •
As Winter Hits
Long Delayed Winter KWuopf, Down
In Pull Pury. Know, Sleef.
The long Indian summer,
which carried summer tempera
tares far into normal winter
months, gave away Thursday to
the Icy grip of winter as sleet,
snow and rain combined with a
falling temperature to blanket
the Shelby section, and the Car
olina*. with ice.
Today this section and that pajt I
of the state to the west were cov
ered with a layer of ice and sleet.
A11 trees are filled with icicles and |
automobile driving is unusually
dangerous because of two coats ot
ice—one on the roadway and the
other on the windshields and win
dows of cars.
Early yesterday the weather
turned cooler. Just below noon there
was a slight flurry of snow in the
upper section of the county and the
snow was followed by a downpour
of sleet in all sections of Cleveland.
The .vleet, Intermittently mixecTwith
rain, fell practically all afternoon
and on into the night. There was a
little sleet, today and considerable
rain. By dusk Tuesday afternoon
the entire landscape was that- of
winter. The coat of Ice and sleet
was so heavy that the ground was
still white today.
Shelby’s picturesque court square,
especially beautiful at two seasons
of the year—in the spring and win
ter—was an artistic but dangerous
scene today. The trees on the
square are blanketed in Ice with
icicles of all sizes dangling from the
^imbs, but as the melt began under
today's rain falling chunks of ice
m*ide it somewhat risky for pedes
trians crossing the square.
In the city and over the county
fruit trees, that were bearing their
second crop of fruit just a week
ago, were cracing and splitting and
limbs were giving away today from
the heavy load of Ice.
Motorists last night and early to
day were refraining from driving
except when absolutely necessary.
Only one death was reported in
North Carolina traffic yesterday as
winter unleased the long-pent-up
fury. Near Rocky Mount, where
heavy sleet was reported, Joseph P.
Cross, of Wilmington. Del., was
killed and his wife was seriously in
jured wlwn their cur skidded from i
the road and overturned
At Asheville the temperature i
dropped from 36 to 28 at 5 p m.,1
and sleet mingled with rain for an !
official precipitation of 12 inches i
". ■ •
Cotton Record ;
Despite drmaifii wkud it
I appear* a* If Cleveland county
j will establish a new cotton-pro
[ (hiring record this 'year
t’p to December 1st, a ('carding
to the report today of Miles II
Ware, ginning agent, 62.747 bales
of cotton had been ginned in
the county. This Is 3.737 bales
more than the 59,033 hales gin
ned to the same dale last year.
The ginning to December 1 was
also just 43 bales less than the
total crop of 02,792 in 1930.
hast year over S,5(K» bales were >
ginned after the first of Decem
ber. and cotton men today esti
mated that between 2.500 and
3,000 bales would be ginned this
year after the first of this month,
tr this prediction holds good, the
tolal crop will go around 03.000
bales. Cleveland's largest crop.
In 1920. was 04.700 bales, two
thousand more bales than were
ginned to ihe first of Deermhrr
Jury List For
Superior Court i
Here On Jan. 11!
Judge Me Elroy will preside over!
the one week's term of Superior’
court which will convene m Snelby
on Monday, January 11.
Jurors for the term were drawn
as follows by the county commis
sioners this week:
No. 1. R. J. LoMaster:
No. 2. Sidney B Jones. D D
Dodd, G. C. Nanney;
No. 3. Barney McSwain, J. p
Gibson, J. J. Neal;
No. 4. J. R. Cline. Hall Goforth,
J. B. Royster. W. C. Wan1, J. c.
Jolley, E. B. Herndon;
No. 6. Colin Smith, T A Chant -
No. 6. Jessie K. BrtdffWrA wrBe
noy. Play T. Whitwortti, W VV
Jonas, G. L. Bridges. John C. Ham
rick. W. A, Costner;
No. 7. Landrum Lovelace, A. E
Crowder. J. L. Callahan. Norman B.
No. 8. B. L. Lattimore, W J Gold,
W. E. Lee, George Beam:
No. 8. C. H. Leonhard! Clarence
Costner, Herman Origg, Latham
No. 10 Ambrose Willis,
No. 11 F. Miller Newton
Sheriff To Start
On First Tax Round
Sheriff I. M. Allen has work
ed out his Itinerary for his first
round of the county for the pur
pose of collecting J931 taxes.
He begins on Tuesday, Dec. 13, j
with two engagements in No. 1 1
township, calls in Nos. 3 and 5
township on Dec. 16th; two ’
places in No. 4 township on
Dec. 17th. fwo places In No. 7
township on Dec. 18th: two
places in No. 8 township on
Dec. 21st; two places in No. 9
township on Dec. 22nd. and one
place in No. 10 on Dec. 23rd and
one place in No. 11 township
on Dec. 23rd.
$10,000 Goal Set For
Charity Relief Here;
Mull Heads The Drive
Group Canvas Plan Adopted Rather Than
Personal Solicitation For Funds.
A goal of $10,000 was set last nijrht for Charity Relief
work in Shelby and Cleveland county by representative busi*
ness and professional men who nu t in the court house'and
unanimously elected Hon. O. M. Mull as chairman of the
Odua M. Mull (above), chairman of 1
the Democratic party tti North!
Carolina, was last night named as j
leader of the charity fund drive for
Shelby and Cleveland ronnty.
Alien" Will Speak
Meeting In Shelby
State Superintendent Will Come
Here For Program In
The Parent-Teacher Association
of Shelby will celebrate Founder’^
Day with an interesting program!
some time in February.
This was decided Monduy night !
at a meeting of the general coun- !
rti, covering all IochI Parent-Teach
er units, held at the home df Mrs.
Joint Schenck, Jr., president of tin
A. T. Alien, of Raleigh State i
superintendent of public ihstruc-;
fion, has been invited to make the
principal speech at the Februarv
meeting, and the invitation, it U
announced, has ben accepted.
Committees were also named by
the council meeting to prepare afar
the February program and other
activities of the organization
At Kings Mountain
B, L. Smith, superintendent <: \
the Shelby city schools, was in!
Kings Mountain last night where i
he addressed She Parent-Teachf •
Democrats Control House, Garner
Is Speaking; Bailey Takes His Oath
Texan Becomes House Speaker with
I-eart Of 11 Votes, Bulwlnkle
Washington, Dec. 9—The 72nd
congress convened Monday, and the
democrats took over control of the
house of representatives with a
whop and a rebel yell in celebra
tion of their first session of domi
nance in 13 years.
Mustering their full strength,
democrats named ‘Texas Jack”
Garner, bluff, outspoken westerner,
to the speakership, the most pow
erful legislative post. The vote was
John N. Garner. 218; Bertrand H,
Snell, New York, regular republi
can nominee, 207, and George J.
Schneider, Wisconsin, independent
republican, S. The three candidates
The democratic machine then at
tempted a fundamental change to
make consideration of disputed
legislation easier by liberalizing the
rules. But after several protests
I hia business was laid over.
No ( hallenge.
In keeping with prevtoui assur-!
inces given by democratic and re-'
rublican leaders, Senator Josiah j
W. Bailey of North Carolina Mon
day was permitted to take the oatlij
of office without a challenge being’
raised against his credentials.
The oath was administered bv j
Vice President Charles Curtis after
Senator Bailey had been escorted
to the vice president’s dias bv his
colleague from the state, Senator!
As the oath was being taken,'
however. Senator Samuel M. Short
ridge of California. republican
chairman of the privileges and
elections committee served notice i
that later he would formally re
quest funds for the' purpose of
having his committee conduct an
inquiry in th<; contest raised by for
mer Representative George M.
Pritchard, of Asheville, republican
opponent of Senator Bailey in the
Senator Shortridge explained that
he had intended asking for such
funds at the close of last session
but was prevented from doing so
by tlic last-minute filibuster con
ducted by Senator Elmer Thomas
of Oklahoma. The funds will prob
ably be forthcoming, but there is
hardly a remote possibility of any
rrwmrown <» -mw vr
I finance committee.
Croup Solicitation. «
Mr. Mull who Is entirely conver
sant with, the needs of the com
munity and is a man of,force and
executive ability, consented to herd
the drive for charily funds and out
lined r group plan of solicitation
rather than a hap-haiard persen
By the group plan is meant that
a solicitation committee will be ap
pointed by Mr. Mull and Mr. J. D.
Llneberger. relief work chairman
for each of the dozen groups which
Include mercantile firms in one
group, manufacturing enterprises
in another group, profession men in
another, tmblic officials, printers
and publishers, public scrvlbe com
< ail un i inpio)ei>.
Tlit committee from eacft group
will solicit the herds of that group
who In turn will solicit nnti collect
contributions, payable weekly or
monthly for a period of four
months. As an illustration tVm
group committee working on the
merr hunts will call on the heads of
the Ulfierent firms, present the ap
peal to him and he lu turn will get4
his force of employees together and
they will make a weekly or monthly
donation in the name of the store.
This eliminates the necessity of the
committee bothering the store em
ployees front their work. A com
mittee will solicit the professional
men, manufacturers, public offi
cials, barbers, etc.. In the son*
manner in the hope tliai no cue
will be overlooked la the drive .
Workers Help Jobless.
Mr. Mull pojnled oh' that each
:han or woman tho has a j '&
should contribute something thru
his dr her employer to the rehef
fund in order that- the unumployen
might not, suffer during the bitter
winter months. If each employed
person will give a arty’s income cne»
a month for four month. , the
necessary fund can be raised. Tins
means that every regularly employ -
el person, whether making ode a
day of $10 a dky will t»« expected to
It should be borne in mind ilia,
an efficient organization is ope. f
ating under the direction of Mr
Uncberger with the asaitfanee r*
J. B. Smith, welfare officer, ? v,
Shoffner and Mrs. Inna WMlhe.
eoiMity agents, the whfiisirt. slid
representatives of every organisa
tion. giving their attention to the
distribution of food, clothing, she]
ter. medical attention, etc, Each
case helped is carefully investige t
ed and found to he vorthy befo-e
aid is rendered. No money \yul 'k
given any case. Tire necessary
things a>e bought a:; who!-sale and
delivered to the needy one that
tiie aid rendered- enmn* bo ertvre*. •
ed. : .
Headquat ■ ers l av* noosped in
the ba emeni of T hu-bery J
building .under ?• ■ \ .yuTi'.V.v and
Mr. Lir.iberger v sr-i-.s oi pep.
ple called there -dtv dfe-e
need of help a v • o, *h>- •»h*
Co-operation \t. ■. „tr
■ Mr. Mull thir’rs the r.-sup n»:;.hoc
ol solicitation will rrsui; ia ‘hr
$10,000 being . ufeeribod hi .» ;->a
days time if the citizen, of She On
will co-operate whole-heiutsdl: ir
the drive to be launched rhhin t
few days. Further announcement
will be made as to the group mm- r
mitteeman and a Mur* set lv-r t
sliort, snappy drive ip order ot ti”.
ish it up. then leave the r.dmui s
rat ion of aid to the central cowi
raittee and its organization
No Accidents Ksre
From Winter Freest
The slippery streets, sidewalks and
highways* from the sleet storm yes
terday did not cause any “erloi:?
accidents in or about Shelby At
the hospital today it was said that
not a single accident patient had
been entered, and officers said r.i
auto wrecks of any consequence had
been reported last night or today
Ripe dewberries, a second crot»
that came along in the summer, that
?xl»nded into the customary win.
ter season, were exhibited ur. Stel
ny today by W M. Wet'non despite
he fact that the ground was ««*.
‘-erf » blanket of #!ee* ’.J