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VUL. XXXV11, No. 152
SHELBY, N. C.
MONDAY DEC. 21. 19D> 1
Published Monday. Wodnseday and Friday Afternoons.
Late News
THE MARKET
Cotton, spots ..._ 6c and up
Cotton wd, per ton S12.00
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Cloudy And Rain.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Occasional rain tonight and
Tuesday. Rising temperature Tues
day and inaest and central por
tions tonight.
Tar tleel Vote
Washington, Dee. 21.—North Car
oltna Democrats divided eight lo
two on the president's moratorium
hill. Messrs. Warren, Pou. Han
cok. Clark. Lambeth. Btilwinkl-.
Pnughlon and Weaver were for ft.
and Jterr and Abcrnelhy against it.
Representative Weaver was in the
state, attending the funeral of his
sister, and rould not be here to
vote. ThV, House Democrats eager
ly supported the land bank bill,
providing $100,000.04)0 for the svs
tem to enable it to he more liberal
with farmers who want to buy
lands or hold what they hare.
Gardner Writes
About Carolina
In Big Magazine
Wine Bricks Secure
Good Free Ad
Slate Gets National Attention.
Kitchin On State Highway
Board.
M. R. D CNN AG AN
Star News Bureau.
Raleigh, Dee. 21—Governor Gard
ner has turned literary and broken
into The Saturday Evening Poet
with an article that will appear in
the January 2 issue, on sale Decem
ber 30. Governor Gardner wrote on
New Wine in Old Bottles '’ hold
ing that, new conditions demand
new remedies. Editor Lorimer has
written him that the article is so
timely, dealing with the reorgan
ization of state- government, that
hr has changed the title to “One
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Key Men Of Shelby
Mill Hear Dr. Wall
At Annual Banquet
Using For His Theme “The Hands
of Jesus'' He Praises Men
Who Work.
[Ting for hi.' theme "The Halids
of Jesus," Dr. Zeno Wall, pastor of
• he First Baptist church glorified
he laboring man Saturday night
when he spoke to 75 key men of ths
Shelby Cotton mill in an annual
banquet, served in the community
club building.
Mr. R. T. LeGrand, secretary
treasurer of the mill was toastmas
ter and Introduced the speaker. A
delicious turkey dinner was served,
under the direction of Mrs. John
McCIurd, assisted by members of
>he sowing club. together with
cigars and 'souvenirs in the form of
pearl handled knives to every eue=»
present. Mr. C. C. Blanton, presi
dent of the mill was also there and
Dr. Wall praised Blanton and Le
Grand for taking time in their
busy lives to encourage the depress
ed and the despondent and to ad
minister unto the suffering and to
encourage those who need encour
agement.
Dr Wall went to tire Cliffside mill
as a weaver 35 years ago and be
side the loom as he worked, he
dreamed of a greater service to hu
manity. He congratulated the fine
body of men to whom he was
-ncnkinc for having a nart in the
largest industrial plant of thj
county, for their dependability and
their responsibility and for the fact
■that there is no undercurrent of
bolshevism, radicalism of commun
ism on the hill, but a spirit of com
mon interest for each other
Speaking of the laboring hand of
Jesus, Dr. Wall said the Master
whose birthday we are about tc
celebrate, loved and sympathised
with laboring men because h?'was
a laborer at the carpenter's bench
himself. Then Jesus had a helplnc
hand. In his short life he helper
more people in a shorter space ol
time than any other man in the
worlds history. By his laboring anr
helping hands he taught mankind
to labor and to help which typify
the Christian spirit.
Only 3 more
Shopping days
TIL CHRISTMAS.
Cleveland Has Second
Lowest Tax In N. C.
i
Currituck Below By
One Cent
General County-Wide Rate Here Sn
Cents, Same 4s In Forsyth
County. |
Cleveland county citizens, as they i
pay their 1931 taxes, have cause to
be pleasantly surprised by the de
crease in their taxes. Only one of
the 100 counties in North Carolina
has a lower county-wide tax rate
than Cleveland
That one county is Currituck. |
which reduced taxes from $1.29 to
40 cents.
Half Dollar Here.
Prior to the last legislature one
county. Forsyth, had a lower coun
ty-wide rate than Cleveland. Sever- j
al measures enacted by the legisla -1
ture enabled county commissioners
to cut taxes still more and the >
Cleveland general rate was slashed
from 73 cents to 50 cents. Forsyth's
was cut from 60 to 50 cents. With
Cleveland and Forsyth, the big in
dustrial county, tying for the sec
ond lowest county-wide rate in the
State. Rowan is next with a 54-cent
rate. Mecklenburg is next with a
58-cent levy.
The levy for the average county
in the State is $1.06 or 56 cents
more on the $100 valuation than in
Cleveland
Rates for counties neighboring
Cleveland follow: Catawba 96 cents.
Lincoln 96 cents, and Rutherford,
$113. ,
The highest tax rate in the State.
$2, is in Brunswick county, but sev- \
eral counties have rates between $1
and $2
Young Man Injured
In City Yesterday
Has Shoulder Fractured. Ledbetter,
Hurt In Wreck Last Week, *
Improved Now.
Paul Carpenter, young Shelby j
man. was treated at the Shelbvj
hospital yesterday for a fractured J
shoulder, but was able to return tcj
his home after receiving treat-'
ment
Henry Ledbetter, young man oi
the Buffalo section, who was injur
ed last night a week ago in an auto
wreck, is improving at the Shelby
hospital and is now able to be up.
He had several ribs fractured and
his collarbone broken when his car
plunged off the embankment on
highway 20, just east of Shelby, at
the bridge near the service station
best known as King's place.
Colored Schools
Helped By State
(Special to The §tar >
Raleigh, Dee. 21.—The state
Board of Equalization, at its meet
ing last we^ft, allotted $155,078.18 to
three items in connection with the
operation of the public schools, in- !
eluding $62,883 for additional trans
portation, $54,870 as part of salary
and expenses of school attendance
officers, aixl $37,325.18 to aid in
rural supervision. Secretary LeRoy
Martin announces.
Cleveland county, under the new
allotment, gets $330.00 additional
for transporting pupils; $750 for
salary and $150 for travel expenses
of the attendance officer, and $533.
33 for rural supervision, all for col
ored schools. Secretary Martin’s
records show
Mercury Strikes
A New High For
Christmas Here
Sunday was the hottest Oe
cember day Shelby and sec
tion has experienced in 42 ;
years, and perhaps longri
than tftttt. ' |
Mercury in the Kbeltoft
thermometer climbed to S!l j
daring the day, while other
thermometers registered even
higher, going uj> in the 70's.
Old timers say that there
hasn’t been such warm weath
er here since 1889. or 42 years
ago. when there was an un
usually warm winter. Others
-ay that it wasn't as warm
then as jt was yesterday and
Saturday. But there are no
official records to show just
what the temperature was
then.
The younger generation
however, hda never known the
weather to be so warm with
in less than a week of Christ
mas.
The Charlotte weather bu
reau reported that the mer
cury there climbed to 79 due
degree above the record of
ing the day. This was four
December 26, 1889.
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Negro Under $1,000
Bond Over Alleged
Attempt In County
Sent To Superior Court On Charge
Of Making Remarks To White
Girir
rn county court Saturday Emory
Maddox. 19-ycar-old negro farm;
hand. %s bound over to Superior ,
court under a *1,000 bond for an!
alleged attempted assault on a 16
year-old white girl who lives a few
miles west of Shelby.
The alleged incident took place
last Tuesday morning while the
girl was at a spring, in the Beavef
Dam churih section, washing. The
negro Is charged with making some
remarks to her and placing his
hand on her arm. He denies that he
made any attempt at anything ser
ious and w-as insulting In any man
ner .
Curb Market Will
Open Wednesday to
Handle Yule Trade
Coifnty W omen To Sell Table Deli
cacies For Christmas Feeds In
Shelby.
On account of Christmas day
coming the day before the reg
lar curb market, it has been de
cided that the market will be
open on Wednesday instead of
Saturday this week.
The following articles will be on
sale at the market: Canned
goods, preserves, pickles and
relishes, eggs, chickens, dressed
poultry, greens turnips liver
mush buttermilk, potatoes, holly,
mistletoe and other Christmas
evergreens. Of rourse there will
be some home made rakes of ail
varieties, and fresh ewuntry
butter.
The hours are from 9:00 to
)l:0O A. M.
Higher Pay For Wage Earners Hope
Of Progressives For Better Times
Increased Purchasing Power, sta
bilization of Price Levels
Sought.
| Washington, Dec. 21.—Increased
and steadied purchasing power on
the part of the great masses of wage
earners was offered last week as the
heart of a progressive program fn.
industrial stabilization. '
Fruit of the committee work
growing out of the conference of
progressives held here last cpriug
the report was taken before a se:
ate committee by Senator LaFoi
lette of Wisconsin.
The independent Republican was
chairman of the conference's unem
pioyment and industrial stabilisa
tion committee He is chairman also
of the senate manufacturers sub
committee before which the pro
gressive paper was laid for study
Establishment of an economic emm
cil is under consideration.
Planning: General Scheme.
National planning for regularized
growth has the general scheme of
the LaPollette report, in control
distinction to stabilization at any
given fixed level As more specific
goals it named
"Increasing the proportion of in
come going to the majority in the
lower income ranges, who will
spend more of It for the product?
of mass production.
“Raising the lowest wage rates,
which are inadequate to sustain n
demand for the requisition of com
fortable and hygienic existence.
"Making purchasing power mote
stable than th“ business aetivitie
from which it is derived, by the use
of reserves or insurance against un
employment.
“Stabilization of price levels so
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Rebel’s ex-Wife
m \ ■ mm
Married in 1924, against the wishes
of her family, to General Jose Gon
7.alo Escobar, former Mexican Army
rhief and revolutionary leader. Mrs.
('onoepcion Goelder de Escobar has
resumed her maiden name and re
turned to El Paso, Texas, to live
with her parents following the an
nulment of her marriage to the
rebel loader. The Escobars have one
son. Fernando, aged five.
Gifts And Music
At Churches Here
Usher In Yuletide
*
Story Of Christ Told In Iteautiful
Music. White Gift* And Money
Received.
'Die spirit of the Yuletide season
was manifest Sunday at the
three up-town churches in special
music telling of the arrival of the
Savior of the World in the little
town of Bethlehem. 1931 years ago.
Reeord Crowds. *'*
Special Christmas sermons were
preached by all the pastors and
records in attendance were estab
lished at Sunday school and church
es. At the First Baptist. 1021 were
at the Sunday school to observe the
"White Christmas." This is a record
and a goal for which the pastor and
his co-workers have long been striv
ing.
They Go To Give.
It was known that gifts would be
received on Sunday, but this did not
seem to diminish the crowds. In
stead, the crowds Increased and giv
ing spirit seemed to hold sway. They
went to give. At the First Baptist
church, fully 1,000 packages ol food
wrapped in white paper, were offer
ed for the relief of the poor of the
community. The two or three truck
loads of food will be stocked in the
church pantry for distribution dur
ing the winter, to cases deemed
worthy and deserving.
Cash Offerings.
An offering for the poor w-as re
ceived at the Central Methodist
.church and at the Presbyterian
| vesper service held at 5 o’clock Sun
day afternoon, a free will cash pff
i Cling was received for the relief of
■aged ministers. Both offerings were
! liberal.
Christinas Music.
| A choir of twenty five well train
led voices under the direction of Mr.
; Dale Kalter presented the Christinas
I part of Handel's great oratio “The
I Messiah;’’ including a number of se
| lections from the well known “Hal
I lellujah Chorus." A large congrpga
Ition enjoyed this rendition.
Christmas anthem and other
Yuletide music bearing on the Birth
of Christ featured the musical pro
gram at the Presbyterian church
vesper service at 5 o’clock Sunday
afternoon. The choir was under the
direction of Mrs. Wm. McCord. An
attractive setting of evergreens
made up the setting.
Many people had to be turned
away Sunday night af the First
Baptist church at the presentation
of a pageant “The Star of Hope" in
which 150 characters took part,
j Every available seat and all stand
ing room in the mammoth auditor
ium were taken. The story of the
birth or the Christ child was vivid
ly told in song and story, the most
; realistic Christmas story presenta
tion ever presented here. Mrs. Flay
Hoey played the part of Mary, the
Madonna. The efectrical effect and
costuming of the characters added
; greatly to the solemnity and beau
tv of the pageant
Have New Daughter.
Born Sunday to Ex-Senator and
Mrs D Z Newton a( the Shetti
hospital, a daughter Mrs Newton
before marriage was Miss’ Elrrn
G#ffnev of Shelby
Holiday Buyers
Gave Shelby Big
Rush Saturday
Heavy Trade Evident
Again Today
l.alr C hristinas Shoppers I III j
by Stnrrs. Much Activity This
Week.
Hundreds of Christinas shop
pers filled Shelby streets and
stores Saturday as they opened
their final drive of gift-buying
and a heavy trade was still on
today despite the rainy weath
er.
The belated Christinas shopping j
rush, which was delayed because I
the weather was such as to make j
Christinas seem a long way off,
turned loose in full force Saturday.!
From all sections of Cleveland
county and adjoining counties
shoppers piled into the city Satur
day and gave local stores, the ma
jority of whom had extra clerks on
duty, their biggest activity of the
year.
By mid-afternoon all convenient
parking space in t(je main business
section was filled and the police
force hud its hands full preventing
double-parking along the principal
busines ^streets. The crowds re
mained until the evening and at 3
and 9 o'clock the streets were still
teeming with hundreds of people
and auto traffic was heavy within
four blocfcs of the business square,
Many others, realizing how crowd
ed conditions would be Saturday
delayed their major shopping until
this week, and today the business
activity was good although there
was a steady rain. Merchants antici
pate a continued rush Tuesday and
Wednesday with the last drive on
the bargain and gift counters cul
minating in the customary Christ
mas eve jam Thursday.
Short Termers Get
On Spree While Up
Town From C. Home
Pinched Again For Drinking While
Serving Time For Similar
Offense.
Two short term prisoners on the
county home farm keep adding to
their sentence while serving it.
Saturday evening two short
termers employed It the home came
to Shelby and before they got back
were arrested by officers for drunk
enness. Both were serving tithe for
over-imbibing
Some of the short term convicts
sent up by the county court offer a
problem. Under the new State con
vict regulation the State forces will
not work convicts who have sen
tences less than 60 days. Quite a
number of the defendants sentenc
ed in county court are sent up for
minor offenses Rnd get only short
terms. AH the county has to do with
them, under the new plan, is to
keep them in jail and feed them at
a dead expense, or use them at
some work at the county home.
The two. who pitched another
spree Saturday while still serving
time, had been sent to the county
! home in order that the woik done
by them there might help defray
the expense of their upkeep.
Edwards May Head
■ Asked By Shuping To Take C'hargi
Of Demoeratie Drive In
I > County.
Attorney Henry B. Edwards, rep
resentative to the. last legislature
may head the Victory Fund Cam
paign in Cleveland county lor the
Democratic party.
A letter to him from C. L. Shup
ing. North Carolina chairman lot
the campaign fund which it is hop
ed will send a Democrat into the
White House next year, has writ
ten Mr. Edwards asking that be
take charge of the drive here..
Mr. Shuping writes that pros
pects for a general Democratic vic
tory are bright and that loyal co
operation of all voters will help put
it over. Among other things, he
says: “We plan to give every Dem
ocrat an opportunity to make a
contribution Small contribution
will be as gratefully as large ones
Enthusiasm and militancy will be
increased in proportion to the num
ber of contributors. If we can get
a large number of contributions, for
even small sums. It would have e.
f wonderful influence on the success
or the county, state and national
i tickets in 1!K!L> A formal certificate
of enrollment as a member of the
I Victory Fund Campaign will be is
1 sued by national headquarters to
! every contributor.”
History May Bo IMado lloro
Herr I* the Chicago Stadium where the Republican National Conven
tion will lie held on June 14, having been chosen by a vote of the
G, O. P. National Committee 8fi to It. The Stadium will seat 21,000
and I* urlificially cooled, Lower panel is an interior view of the huge
\ auditorium, giving a good idea of its enormous rapacity. Although the
l building is practically new, by the end of 1933 It may have assumed
i an historical significance; for the next president of the Cnited Stat-s
may be nominat'd there.
Holidays Start Tomorrow For
Shelby Pupils; County Schools
To Close Wednesday Afternoon
The Christmas holiday t eason for
around 3,000 glielby school children
will formally open tomorrow aftei -
noon when school closes
No definite hour has been set for
the holidays to begin tomorrow aft
ernoon as the various schools have
different hours for their annuel
! Christmas programs. The Ytile ex
ert tecs at Central high school anil
be held during the regular assem
bly hour tomorrow morning Dur
ing the day the various schools
about the city, particularly the!
lower grades, will have their Christ- ;
mas trees and gift swapping j
The city schools will resume work ^
on Monday, January 4
The county schools wall shut down'
a# the end of the school day Wed
1 nesday, Dec, 23. Practically all of
j them held special Christmas pro
grams last week or will hold them
[during the three school days this
week. Work will be resumed in the
county schools on Thursday. Dec.
31.
No Issue Of
Star Friday
Following out usual custom
to omit one issue of Thr Star
during the Christmas holi
days there will be no issur on
Friday (Christmas Day) of
this week. This is done in or
der to give our forre an op
portunity to spend the Christ
mas day with their families.
• The Star will be issued on
Wednesday of this week as
usual and re-appear as usual
on Monday and regularly
thereafter. Advertising copv
for Wednesday of this week
should be in early.
Girl Known Here
Kills Large Deer
Mis*. Elizabeth Hall, Ebcltoft's Grand
(laughter, Brings Down Big
Burk.
The following news item from
Hickory will be. of interest here be
cause Miss Hall is the granddaugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs, T W Ebeltoft
and-the niece of Miss Elizabeth
Ebeltofi
"Not all lull-fledged mm rods are
of the masculine sex
'In fact, it is doubtful if many
men who enjoy an occasional hunt
ing trip, could equal the record
which has recently been established
by a well known young woman of
Hickory who is sojourning in Tex
as.
"Incidentally the young lady in
question comes by her skill natur
ally, for her father has always en
joyed hunting and fishing. She is
the daughter of George W. Hall,
well known furniture manufacturer,
"In a letter to her father Miss
Elizabeth Hall tells of killing a fine
150-pound buck at 60 yards with an
automatic rifle. The buck had 13
points on his antlers and was de
scribed as a beautiful specimen.
Miss Hall was sp- fortunate as to
have struck a vital spot, the bullet
killing the big deer instantly in hts
tracks.
“The deer hunt was on the ranch
where Miss Hall is teaching, about
30 miles front Sonora. Texas. Miss
Hall has been killing considerable
game this fall and is receiving a
good deal of publicity in the news
papers in Texas ”
McAdoo Would Not Be Surprised
To See Both Parties Go On Rocks
Unrest May Forecast General Poli
tical Upheaval In America
In 1932.
Las Angeles, Dec 21.—William
Gibbs McAdoo saicblaet week on his
return from a visit to New York
and Washington, that he found
"evidence of an amazing amount of
unrest anti discontent under the.
crust."
He added
"1 do not think it is at all un
likely that a political revolution
may occur next year, that may
sweep both the old parties to one
side, because there is a deep feel
ing among the people that each of
the major parties are.dominated by
interests <ht»i are opposed to the
welfare of the masses, and that it
is time for tile masses themselves
* to lake the remedy in their own j
, hands by putting somebody in the:
While House who will see that they
get justice and a fair deal.
"I don't know how widespread
this feeling is, but I got evidences
of it in quarters where it was least
to be expected "
The former secretary of the
treasury under President Woodrow
Wilson said ht did not have much
to say about politics on his eastern
trip, as he was busy with legal
matters, but he heard a lot.
What impressed me most is the
confusion of opinion I encounter
ed.” he said. ‘Everywhere upon this
subject there is no crystallization,
so far as 1 can See, in favor of ary
particulai man for the Democratic
nomination. Again there is such a
wide difference of opinion as to
whether a wet or a dry ought to be
nominated, that I am afraio the
party may become hopelessly divid
ed again on this subject
Little Hope Of
Securing Larger
Fund For Shelby
/
Post Office Amount
Is $85,000
ynalom And Rlihcinklr See Slight
Chance Or (Irtting Aprropria
lion Boost.
Tlte appropriation for en
larging the Shelby postoffice, to
be passed upon this week by the
9 present session of congress, will
in all probability be held to
$83,000, the original allotment.
This was learned late last week
when Shelby business leader* re
ceiveri communications from Sena
tors Cameron Morrison and Josiah
W. Bailey and Congressman Bul
winkle. These gentlemen stated that
In view of the treasury deficit there
was little, d any, chance ot getting
the appropriation increased as post
office officials aim culacir here
hud hoped •
t moil in l> t Ixed.
Just below* the last session t.j
congress adjourned a temporary
list of allotments for enlarging post
Office, over the country was pre
sented This list called for $83,000
for the Shelby office. At that time
iht land was considered sufficient
to add a third story, to be used as u
federal court room and offices, and
to increase the working space m
the main mail department. But lat
er an architect or inspector visited
tlie city and found that to mate ,
the required addiuan it would be
necessary to take in some of the
ground at the rear covered by the
Heey building. This meant that the
original $85,000 appropriation would
not be enough to purchase a part
of the Hoey property and make the
addition to the building. It w;«
then that Shelby leaders, including
officials of the Kiwanis club, wrote
their renresentailvcH in congress
about the matter.
; Three replies coming to FfflTist
Eskridge, ingoing Kiwants pre i
dont. inform that the prospect is
not bright for enlarging the sum ,
Congressman Bulwinkle explains
m his letter Uiat the size of the pa
proprlation is no longer fixed on the
floor of congress. Instead It is han
dled by a committee working under
the treasury department and the
postmaster general. This commit
tee checks up on the amount of 1
mall handled in the office, the rec
ommendations of the postmaster
and fixes the amount. The $85,000
appropriation for the Shelby office
(was fixed at the last session by this
committee arid Mr. Bulwinkle sajt
j that due to the treasury deficit the
committee refuses to increase the
1 sum.
Bill Lp This Week.
, me recommendation or the com- 1
iiiittee for appropriations is sched
, tiled to leave the committee room
! and go before congress this wees,
| Bulwinklc said. If the list of ac
; propriations ts approved the $85,000
■ lor Shelbv will be sent along in due
course of time.
Senator.; Bailey and Morrison
, made similar replies. Senator Bade:'
! wrote that lie. too. had visited the
committee and that “we fear very
' much that under the strained fin
1 uncial circumstances t.he appropiin
tion will not exceed $85 800
Native Of County
{Passes At Gaffney
; Mrs. Mattie Champion Petty Died
There Saturday. Funeral Serv
ice On Sunday.
Mrs. Mattie Champion Petty. 75.
wife of Tom C. Petty and a native
j of Cleveland county, died Saturday
Jin the hospital at Gafney after ar
(illness of approximately tw<
j months.
Mrs. Petty, a native of Cleveland
, county, had made her home to
i Gaffney for many years. was a
member of the First Baptist church
; there, popular and highly respecter
! by the citizens of her adoptee
: town.
Funeral services were conducted
from the home Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock with Dr. McFarland,
pastor of the First Baptist church
in charge
In her immediate family she m
survived only by her husband. A
half brother. Mr J. P Austell, lives
in Shelby.
Mrs Petty was the daughter of
the late David Champion and Jane
McBrayer Champion She was ■»
sister t*| the late D: Champion «r
1 Moore,shore
Mr C D Forney of Lawndale was
ia visitor in the city Saturday.
    

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