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Cation, spot* . 6c and up
Cotton Sued, ion .... Sll.OO
Cloudy And Colder,
'today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Cloudy with rain tonight
and possibly Saturday on coast.
Warmer tonight. Slightly colder
Saturday in extreme west.
Heavy Snow.
Denver. Dec. H.—Severe snow
storms In the high mountain ranges
of the west yesterday blocked motor
Oravel. One of the most severe snow
storms in recent years howled over
the San Juan basin of Colorado.
Three feet of snow fell at Durango.
Hundreds of rattle and sheep were
threatened with starvation.
Six life-termers escaped
from Leavenworth prison in
Kansas this morning, accord
ing (o a radio announcement
today. The six lifers, it was
said, carried the warden with
them in the warden’s auto
mobile together with a quan
tity of dynamite.
Teachers Will
Get Their Pay \
Before Holiday
I Xpert December Check* To Arrive
On Week Beginning
Dec. 21.
School teachers of Shelby and
Cleveland county will receive
their December pay checks be
fore Christmas, county and city
school officials said today.
While teachers in other cities and
counties are behind in their pay,
that portion where a supplementary'
salary is paid, the teachers here are
paid up to date. They received their
November pay checks two weeks age
and will get their other checks in
time to do some late Christmas
The checks for rural teachers are
Expected in Wednesday, Dec. 23,
Supt. J. H. Grlgg said today. That
5s the day the county schools close
tor the holiday pefiod until Decem
ber 31. Checks ior the teachers in
the city system will be in the same
week and probably can be distribut
ed a day or so earlier in the week
than the others. The checks from
the state will turn loose several
thousand dollars here in the final
Yule shopping rush.
When the new State-controlled
school system was first inaugurated
this year there was some delay in
tlie payment of teachers, but after
the first month or so all the kinks
were Ironed out, the system began
to function and there has been no
tnore trouble and delay.
New Banker At !
Kings Mountain \
a .S. Neill of Charlotte Succeeds
Wiley H. McGinnis Who Takes
B. and L.
Announcement was made today
that B. S. Neill, for nearly four
teen years a member of the Inde
pendence Trust company organiza
tion, and for the last four years
cashier of the East Trade street
branch of that bank in Charlotte,
lias accepted the position of cash
ier of the First National bank of
Kings Mountain. The change will
be effective during the present j
Mr, Neill will succeed W. H. Me- ;
Ginnis, who has been secretary- j
i rcasurer of the Kings Mountain
jullding and loan association and i
:ashier of the First National bank
>f Gastonia. He Is leaving the bank j
to devote his entire time to the in- |
icrests of the Kings Mountain |
building and loan association, of j
.vhich he has been secretary-treas- j
irer for a number of years.
Mr. arid Mrs. Neill and their four
children will establish their resid- j
nee in Kings Mountain. He went j
to Charlotte about fourteen years!
ago and within a few months be
came connected with the Independ- i
a nee Trust company, in which or-;
sanitation he steadily advanced to j
his present position. His old home •
is in Statesville.
Charity Drive
For $10,000 To
Start Monday
Perfect Organization
For Charity
Group Heads Are Named And
Plans Laid by Chairman Mull
To Raise Fund.
Monday has been set as the time
to start the drive tor a $10,000 char
ity relief fund, according to plans
made yesterday by G. M. Mull,
chairman of the relief finance com
Mr, Mull appointed met} as head
of a dozen groups who will make
calls on the heads of organizations,
who in turn will present the appeal
to their members or employees.
Forrest Eskridge is chairman of
the committee to call on banks and
building and loan association.
Roscoe McWhirter will present
the appeal to the barbers.
R. T. LeGrand and Jack Dover
will call on the manufacturing
W. H, Brown la chairman of the
committee to make the appeal to
the public service corporations, such
as the telephone, telegraph, rail
road companies, trucking firms,
cnas, K. Eskridge is chairman of
the committee to call on the auto
mobile salesmen, garages and fill
ing station proprietors.
Spurgeon Hewitt will head the
committee to call on the cafes,
hotels and boarding houses.
J. A. Reynolds has charge of 'pic
ture shows.
Everett Houser will call on the
Key club and American legion,
Rush Hamrick and M. A. Span
gler will have charge of the mer
cantile group.
Lee B. Weathers will present the
cause to the publishers and print
era of the city.
Louts Hamrick is chainuan of the |
committee to call on the pressing'
clubs, dry cleaners and laundries.
Horace Grigg calls on all public
officials and public employees.
Mrs. H. T. Hudson will present
the appeal to the various woman’s
clubs of the city.
Henry Edwards and Dr. J. S. Dor
ton will canvass the professional
men, including the lawyers, doc
tors, dentists, etc.
Capt. B. L. Smith will present the
appeal to the school teachers and
Pledges for Four Months.
These group captains will call on
the proprietors or heads in their
?roup and present the matter and
these proprietors or heads will in
turn ask for pledges from those un
der them. Liberal cash donations
from the Individuals as well as
weekly or monthly pledges for a
period of the four winter months.
In other words, the group captain
for the mercantile group will call
anly on the proprietor of a store,
inform him of the plan and leave
with him printed cards and pledge
sheets so he can call his employees
together at a suitable time and get
their contribution. Collection from
Beck Matter To Be
Taken Up Tuesday
A meeting of the State Highway!
Commission will be held in Raleigh
on Tuesday, Dec. 15, for the pur- :
pose of opening bids on three high
way projects.
Announcement from Raleigh
states that it is expected that some
action will be taken at that time in
the case of Lieut. Beck of the high
way patrol. He was suspended some
time ago following charges and a
trial at Rutherfordton which at
tracted considerable interest In this
Movement Started To Unite Baptist
Churches Of South, North; Long Split
Merger Of North And South
Churches South By Washing- j
ton Association.
Chicago, Dec. 11.—The execu- I
live committee of the Northern I
Baptist convention voted this
week to “repl;’ cordially" to a
memorial of the District of
Colombia | Baptist association
suggesting union of the north
and south Baptist churches,
seperated since the War Be
tween the States.
It also requested Mattison B.
Jones of Los Aqgeles, president
"f the northern convention and
chairman of the executive com
-nlUee, to appoint a committee
to son v *'ibe entire situation
and to confer on the subject
matter of the memorial.”
South Gets Proposal
»r„-H. W. D. Millington, sec
retary of the district associa
tion. who presented the mem
orial, said he interpreted the
action as "the opening wedge”
in negotiations for union. He
has submitted a similar pro
posal to the southern eonven- j
lion, he said.
"There are no real differences
between the iwo conventions,”
he said, "and I don't see why a
union should not come to pass.”
A reunion would bring togeth
er 5.200.000 Baptists first sepa
rated by social and political
issues of the war. Religious dif
ferences, a leader said, develop '
ed later.
Vs Congress Heard Message
Here is the general scene as Ihe Cli ief Clerk of the House read Presi
dent Hoover's long-awaited message on the economic situation to Con-'
gress. The message was chiefly an outline of a “recovery program”
and recommended a temporary tax Increase, improvement of banking
laws and reduction in governments I expenditures. The President op
poses unemployment dole, general tariff revision and any extension
of veterans’ ho nus payments.
100 Young People Of Presbyterian
Churches In Section Gather Here
Young Peoples Organization Of
Presbytery To Meet At Pres
byterian Church.
Shelby will be host tomorrow,
Saturday, afternoon and evening to
a group of young church worker:,
coming from Presbyterian churches
throughout this section.
It i3 a district session of the
young people of the churches in the
Kings Mountain Presbytery and the
meeting will convene at 3:30 in the
afternoon at the Shelby Presby-;
terian church. There will be a sup
per at the church. following the
afternoon program and then the
program will be resumed in the
Visiting Speakers.
Claude Carr, of Mooresville, well j
known In this section as education- j
al director of the North Carolina!
Presbyterian Synod, will be one of
the visiting speakers. Mrs. W. M.
Baker, of Mebane, Synodical sec
retary of the-'young peoples work,
will be another speaker.
There are 38 churches in the
Presbytery and around 300 dele
gates are expected for the meet
Propsts Purchase
Goodwin Grocery |
Boyd Propst Now Operating Gro- |
eery Store On South Washing
ton Street.
Announcement was made today j
that the Goodwin Cash Grocery on
South Washington street has been
purchased and is being operated by
J. O. Propst & Son.
The store is being managed by
Boyd Propst, formerly connected
with Penders and a young man ex
perienced in the grocery business In
Shelby. The change in operation
was made Wednesday of this week.
Checker Champs Of
York Trim Shelby’s
Best In Tournament
South Carolinian* Victors At Inter
temstin* Contest Haired
Shelby whooped it up yester
day over a somewhat unusual
contest for this city as a team
of six checker wizards from
York county, South Carolina,
met and conquered a North
Carolina aggregation at the
Key club.
The local checker team, made up
of the best players In several sur
rounding counties, has met the
shrewd York team two or three
times before. But the tournament
yesterday attracted the most at
tention as the Key eiub held open
house and invited the general pub
lic In to see checkers as played by
some of the best players in the
game in the south.
Silent Study.
To scores of spectators, who us
ually play the game in a- haphazard
style, it was an Interesting sight as
the rivals battled each other silent
ly over the board, occasionally given
up a game with six or eight men
on the board each when to the
rookie player It appeared to be an
even game.
On the York team were four or
five famous players. Among them
was Ernest Jackson, school teach
er-newspaperman. who -writes the
checker column for the Sunday
newspapers. And with Jackson were
the three Shillinglaw brothers who
can hold their own with the best
Preachers Play.
On the North Carolina, or Shelby
team, were a couple of preachers,
who played under assumed names
iwlth the knowledge that some par
■ ishioner might object to his person
! playing the game. Both ministers, it
■might be added, play a clever game
| For the first half of the tourney
j the Tar Heel outfit held its own
j pretty well with the visitors from
[the neighboring state. But even
| tually the play of one of the Shill
| inglaws, Joe, began to send his
'team several points to the front,
Joe, a young fellow, lost only two
games out of 12.
Final Score.
The final score was 86 points to
58. The score by individual players
York—Joe Shillinglaw. 20; Er
nest Jackson, 16; John Shillinglaw,
16; D, A. Westmoreland, 12; Ver
non Templeton. 12; Walter Shilling
law, 10.
Shelby Sam Smith. 17, ti. r.
Baxley, 13; Grover C. Rollins, 20;
J. Bridges. 6; W J Cashton, 6; J.
W. Bridges. 6.
Christmas Lights
Mayor McMurry says the varied
colored Christmas lights will h,*
strung around the court square this
week to add to the Christmas ap
pearance of the city
Congress Shows
Disfavor About
Foreign Relief'
Hoover Moratorium
May Lose Out
| leader* Not Prepared To Aid Eu
rope Now At Expense Of
This Country.
Washington, Dec. 11—Congress
gave President Hoover blunt warn
ing yesterday that it is not con
vinced extension of the wai debt
moratorium would benefit this
country and is not disposed to
grant further u-elief to Europe with
out proof of such benefits.
The warning.-, was the immediate
congressional reaction to a special
presidential message sent to botii
houses, in which Mr. Hoover said I
frankly it would be necessary to
make further debt concessions In
: addition to his one year morator-i
ium. The president asked also for
recreation of the world war debt
! com mission to work out a reiler
There was no qualification in Mr. j
Hoover’s statement, and there was
none in the congressional response.
tname to ray.
The president said that Europe
will not be able to pay its debts in
lull, pending recovery of its eco
nomic prosperity and he added:
“It is useless to blind ourselves
to an obvious fact/’
The message was read eagerly at
the capitol, and the response from
an impressive number of republi
cans and democrats was that any
relief must be shown to react to
American advantage. Outspoken
’‘Jack" Garner, new democratic
speaker, said Mr Hoover would
have to tell all about his present
debt moratorium befoi-e even it was
There were five imporlant de
velopments dSSfring the day on the
international finance situation.
1. “the president’s foreign affairs
2. The immediate attack, on the
hpotop of the house of representa
t tives which warned the president
that congress’ first tendency this
: session will be to suspect, rather
j than accept, White House measures.
! 3 The senate without debate
passed a resolution by Senator Hir
I am Johnson, republican. California
| for an investigation into the sale
I by international bankers of some
$16,000,000,000 (billions) In foreign
bonds. The senate finance commit
tee will conduct the Investigation,
and summon leading New York
bankers. Johnson, and other sena
tors, assert the bankqgs have sold
the bonds to smaller banks, and
the smaller banks have sold them
Want Old Clothes
For Charity Here
Thad C. Ford Appointed To Wage
“Clean Your Closet Campaign/’
Telephone 820.
In making an appeal lor out*
grown or cast off clothing, Tliad C
Ford who has been appointed chair
man of the 'Clean Your Closet
Campaign'' from the central wel
fare office. Issued the following ap
“No doubt there are sufficient un
| used and discarded garments pack
ed away In the closets in Shelby to
; clothe all the men. women and
i children in this community who are
isorel/ in need of clothing and have
no money with which to buy them.
| “The relief committee is starting
a campaign immediately to collect
all discarded garments of every
kind and character to be distribut
ed the needy and naked, and this
committee is asking for the co-op
eration of every person in this com
munity In this drive.
“The Woman's club, the mission
ary societies asd the various wom
en’s organizations can render ail
invaluable service to the cause of
humanity by assisting in the col
lection of these garments and turn
ing them over to relief headquar
ters located in the basement under
“Winter is here. There are chil
dren suffering for the lack of
clothing adequate to protect them
from the cold. Clean your closets,
gather up those oid clothes. any
jgarment you do not need whether
new or old, shoes of«any size, or
' anything that would be useful to
someone else. If you cannot bring
or send these to headquarters call
telephone No. 820 and they will be
sent for.
“Do not put this off Do It now !
The need Is urgent."
"For T was naked and ye clothed I
Scout Canvas On
Today For $1,000
l>rlve Is launched To Raise ll.OOC
Shelby's Quota For
Canvassers started out Ur is uftei'
noon at 2 o'clock to raise the
county’s quota of si ,000 to the
Piedmont council Boy Scouts of
America for 1931 and this wit] be
followed on Monday with the char
ity fund drive,
Sponsors for both causes art
agreed that If the people will re
spond liberally and put these ap
peals over, they will see to it that
no other public subscriptions will
be taken this winter.
The scout quota should have been
raised earlier In the year, but out
of respect for other drives, it was
postponed until now The year la
drawing to a close and the quota
should be paid before January 1st.
Capt. B. L. Smith, chairman for
Cleveland county, pointed out, at
two meetings this week of promin
ent men interested In the scout
cause that the quota Is an obliga
tion for services already rendered
by the council and the clttien.- an
morally bound to meet It,'
The Canvassers,
Canvassing committees who will
conduct the drive today and to
morrow. No. 1 Harvey White and
T. B. Mitchell; No, 2 Earl Ham
rick and D. W. Royster; No. & M.
A. Spangler and J, F. Jenkins; No
4 C. R. Hamrick and O. S. An
thony; No. 5 Paul Webb and Ever
ett Houser; No. 6 Thud C. Ford and
Hugh Arrowood; No. 1 Ben L,
John McKnight Is chairman of
the finance committee and lias
planned for a systematic canvas
which begins at 2 o'clock today. In
the event all contributors are not
seen today the drive will be finish
ed tomorrow.
Capt. Smith, chairman says there
are about 300 Boy Scouts In the
Shelby area and that scouting has
proven itself worthy as evidenced
by the public support manifested
J& the peat. . -*» ,
His Money Is Shot
Into His Leg When
His Gun Discharged
(Special to The Star.i
New House, Dec. 10:—Friends of
Mr. Boyce Holland will regret to
learn tha't he was accidentally shot
In the leg on Nov. 31 while bunt
ing tn the eastern part of this state.
He and some friends had gone there
to hunt deer but were bird hunt
ing when the accident occurred.
Part of a bird and a small portion
of his purse along with some paper
money were shot into the leg. Sev
eral operations have been necessary
to get all this removed. He Is re
ported to be slowly improving but
will have to remain in the Fayette
ville hospital for sometime yet. Mrs.
Boyce Holland and his mother, Mir,
G. M. Holland have been with him.
His mother returned to her homo
Friday and Mrs. Holland will re
main with him
Troy McKinney
With Audit Firm
Troy McKinney, son of Mr. and
Mrs. E, F. McKinney, of Shelby,
: has accepted a position with the
; audit firm of Haskins and Sells,
certified public accountants- with
offices in thirty principal cities of
the United States and eight foreign
| countries. Mr. McKinney will work
as junior accountant out of the
Charlotte office. He was graduated
last year at Duke University in pub
lic accounting and made a fine rec
ord in his work
Hoover Program Of Billion Dollar
Tax Increase Meeting Opposition
i Democrats Draft Program of Their
Own. Johnson In Moratorium
Washington. Dec. 11—The ad
; ministration laid its billiou-dollar
| program of new and increased taxes
before congress Wednesday and
met immediate opposition
Democrats. in control of the
house and only two votes short of
the Republican senate strength,
countered immediately by announc
ing they would draft a program of
taxation of their own.
The Hoover-Mellon program calH
for income-tax increases, a new
super-tax on estates, and levies oc
automobiles, radio, telephone and
telegraph piessage\ theatre ad
missions, radio and phonograph
equipment, and bank checks collect
ing in large or small amount from
almost every person in the country
Large Increase Asked.
It would raise $514,000,000 added
revenue from the so-called sales and
other miscellaneous taxes, $245,
000.000 from income tax increases,
$150,000,000 from increased pontage
and $11,000,000 from a new tax on
President Hoover hi iiis annual
budget message and Secretary of
Treasury Andrew W. Mellon in his
annual report detailed their plan,
designed as an emergency measure
which would continue in effect ui,
ti! June 3. 1934. Democrats have at-1
Are County Farmers
Trying To Profit By
Other*s Acreage Cut?
Raleigh Paper Charge* Cleveland Farmer*
With Planting Large Cotton Crops Ex
pecting To “Benefit * In Belief That Acre
age Slash And Boll Weevil Would Cut
Down Crop Elsewhere.
One ol North Carolina's leading- newspapers, The Rn
oight News and Observer, made the editorial statement yes
terday that the cotton farmers of Cleveland County have at
tempted to benefit for several years by increasing their cot
ion acreage, thinking that acreage reduction and boll weevil
damage elsewhere would take the price up.
Speaks Tonight
"*. ■■■—.. .. .. 1 i
Prof. Albert M. Webb (above), of
I the french department of Duke
university, will be the principal
speaker at the alumni banquet for
Cleveland and Rutherford county
graduate* of Duke and Trinity at
the Wotel Charles In Shelby to
night. The banquet opens at seven
o'clock, and the speech and election
of Cleveland county alumni officers
will follow the banquet. Prof. Webb
was educated at Harvard and in
Two Robberies In
County Last Night;
One Serious Affair
Homr Of Mr*. P. S. Of ttys Enter
ed And Robbed Of Money While
Family Sleeps.
A new stealing wave made It
self evident In Cleveland coun
ty last night as two robberies
were reported to the sheriffs
One, the robbery ot a home while
members of the family were asleep,
classes as first-degree burglary and
Is a serious offense. The other rob
bery was that or the Tillman serv
ice station at Fallston
Get *75 Or More
( According to reports at the sher
iff's office early today the home of
P, S. Gettys, in the Polkville sec
tion, was entered some time during
the night and between $75 and $100
in money taken from the pocket of
Mr. Gettys. A rumor here later said
that an empty can had been found
in the room where Mr. Gettys was
sleeping and one suspicion was that
sleeping gas had been used to keep
the family asleep during the rob
At the Tillman service station, in
Fallston. a quantity of tires and
I other auto accessories were taken.
Is the chargr of the Raleign
paper true?
The statement, was made ui a
lengthy editorial which urged a spe
clal session of legislature In North
Carolina to reduce cotton acreage
Gardner’s Home.
For months the Raleigh paper,
edited and owned by Josephus Dan
iels, 1m* constantly differed with
Governor Gardner on numerous
matters- particularly a special tax
and a cotton-acreage .session of let?.
Mature. Now the paper takes a
turn at the farmers of the gover
nor's home county.
. Not This Tear?
The charge does not say the
farmers of Cleveland this year in
creased their acreage to benefit by
acreage cuts and boll weevil dam
age elsewhere, but refers to recent
! y#ars in which the cotton acreage
I of the county was increased.
But, asks The News and ObeeT
i ver. if other Southern states retain
I their acreage-reduction laws and
| North Carolina does not Join in.
, “what would happen? There are
tens of thousands of cotton grow
ers in Cleveland. Mecklenburg
Wake and Edgecombe and other
counties who would do what Cleve
land county has been doing in re
cent years." •
What vs it that Ctevelana ha*
been doing in recent years?
The New* and Observer publish'?*,
a table showing acreage given over
to cotton In this county since 1924
Prom 1924 to 1930. according to the
figures presented. Cleveland's cot
: ton acreage climbed from 48,4!?
S acres to 67,287,
■ "What do these figures show?"
| ‘he Daniels paper, and Ohe paper
j proceeds to answer as follows,
"Simply that farmers of
Cleveland county, as patriotic
as those Jn any other county in
the state, thinking that reduced
acreage in other sections or the
boll weevil destruction Would
cut down the crop elsewhere
expected to benefit by plant
ing a larger crop."
No figures or statistics art ad
vanced to show that it is positive
knowledge that Cleveland fanners
increased their acreage to take ad
vantage of tough luck or reduced
acreage in other cot ton-growing
sections. The News and Observer,
seemingly, just figured out what
Cleveland farmerc were thinking
about as they got out their -Main
ers in 1925, 1026 and on through
1930. In some of theseo'ears there
was no boll weevil destruction tc
speak of. and in many of then
readers of the article here have
j noted, there was no acreage reduc
tion of consequence in other cot
I ton sections.
It was not until after the war an.i
along about 1922 that Cleveland
farmers realized, agricultural ob
serve: j here say, that they could
grow cotton to any extent. The
county is nearer the mountains than
| any large cotton-producing county
I in the south. But when times weie
Marlow Child Dies
At Shelby Hospital
Little Tom Marlow. 4 months ole
son of Mr. and Mrs. Juke Marlon
who live near Salem church, diec
yesterday at 6 o'clock at the Shelby
hospital where he had been rushed
for an operation yesterday morning
Funeral services and placiTof in
terment had not been decided at
noon today.
Native Of County
Buried At Beulah
—s— ..
Mrs. Margaret Smith Yount died to
Statesville Wednesday night, ac
cording to information received
here yesterday. Mrs, Yount was the
daughter of Mrs. Mamie Smith and
a granddaughter of the late 3. Bun -
yan Rhyne of the Waco section, it
is understood she was a victim ■>?
influenza. One sister. > Mrs Bi.«n •
on nf Mooresbcvc .-mvives. #

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