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VOL. XXXVIII, No. 12
SHELBY, N. C.
WEDNESp’Y, .IAN. 27. 1932
Publiahed Monday. VVcdnseday and Friday Afternoous.
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Late News
THE MARKET
Cotton . . _ 6.85 to 7e
Cotton *a*on s«d. tn *10 00
Fair Tharsday.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair tonight and Thursday,
t older In east and central porilons
tonight. Slowly rising temperature
Thursday.
tVrigley Read
Chicago, Jan, 27.—William Wrig
ley, Jr., Chicago capitalist and
sportsman, died early yesterday in
his winter home at Phoenix, Ari
zona, and the world lost its czar of
chewing gum. He was 70 years old.
On his penny sticks of confection,
Wrigley with novel advertising built
a fortune estimated by associates at
around *150,000,000. Wrigley’s illness
had been known here for several
weeks. He had long been a sufferer
from acute indigestion. This affect
ed his heart and brought death by
\ paralysis. His hobby, baseball, was
in itself one of the biggest of busi
nesses. After buying the Chicago
Cubs of the National League in
1324, Wrigley spent more than *6,
000,000 In strengthening the team
yet he was never to realize his
dream—a world's series champion
ship pennant flying in his Cubs'
park. Few businesses used advertis
ing as widely as did Wrigley The
arrow-headed elves adorning his
gum packages were known the world
over. Approximately *100,000,000 was
spent by W rigley up to 1931 for ad
vertising his wares. Wrigley once
told his son: “No matter what the
condition of business, never ston ad
vertising.”
Reynolds Plans
To Begin Drive
In Shelby Soon
Open* Here Or In
Wake County
Candidate For Senate Predicts Dem
ocratic Victory. Talks Of
Prohibition.
Washington, Jan. 27.—After a
conference yesterday with officials
of the Democratic national com
mittee, Robert Reynolds of Ashe
ville, candidate for the United
States senate, predicted that the
state will return a Democratic ma
jority of 200,000 in the forthcoming
national elections.
Mr. Reynolds came to Washington
to confer with labor department of
ficials over labor disputes in con
nection with the addition to the U
S. Veterans’ hospital at Oteen.
Earlier Mr. Reynolds saw Secre
tary of Labor Doak and arranged
for him to send to conciliators of
the department to Oteen in an ef
fort to adjust labor difficulties
there growing out of the failure of
the construction firm holding the
contract to employ local buildings
tradesmen. The conciliators will be
sent immediately.
Senator Cameron Morrison, Sena
tor Josiah W. Bailey, and Repres
entative Zebulon Weaver made ar
rangements for Mr. Reynolds to see
he secretary of labor. They also
joined in the request that the con
tractor employ North Carolina lab
or.
Plans Active Campaign
Mr, Reynolds announced that he
would conduct an active campaign
tor the Democratic senatorial nom
ination against Senator Morrison
and would make at least 120
speeches over the state to that end.
He said he expected to open his
campaign at cither Raleigh or
Shelby,
"I have been given a cordial wel
, come everywhere I spoke,” he said.
"The failure to enforce the Vol
stead act is apparent to our peo
ple, and they prefer some better
way to handle the liquor traffic.
“I have made no campaign yet,'
he declared, "but am mapping out
a program now. I received about 42
per cent of the vote in my contest
with the late Senator Overman, and
t sincerely believe that I shall car
ry the state this time. I shall speak
at 120 or more places before the
June primary.
"I may go to Shelby, as Cleve
land is one of my best counties.
That is the home of the governor,
the judge of my district, and Chair
man Mull of the Democratic state
committee. I want to tell the folks
there about the prohibition cases on
the dockets in the state and federal
courts.
"In my race with Senator Over
man. I carried Wake county. There
fore, that may be a good place for
a start.”
Grew Hi* Meat At
1 3-4 Pound* Daily
C.aston A. Hoyle of ihe Beams
Mill section has just killed a fine
hog. It was not the largest in the
county but it established a record
in growing and gaining weight
which Mr. Hoyle has never experi
enced before. The hoc was 190 days
old and netted 340 pounds. Mr
Moyle figures that the hog’s gain in
weight was at the rate of one and
three-quarter* of a pound a day.
Combine 2 Mail
Routes Oat Of
I Shelby Office
Route 8 Consolidated
With Route 1
Luti Is Carrier On Consolidat'd
Rural Routes. Carpenter On
Route Six.
Beginning Monday there will be
only seven rural mail routes
| out of the Shelby post office, Rout
j es 1 and 8 being consolidated, ef
i feetive February 1.
This was announced today by
Postmaster J. H. Quinn after orders
I were received from the jiost-otflce
i department.
Elam Retired.
The retirement some weeks ago of
(George Elarri, veteran carrier oh
; Route 1. brought on the change An
I inspector made a trip here to ad
i just the routing and as a result of
* his work it was decided to consoli
: date No. 1 and No. 8. The consoli
dated routes, to be known as Route
1, will be carried by John F. Lutz,
i who has been carrier on Route 8.
E. Cliff Carpenter, substitute car
' t ier on Routes 8 and 6, Is now sub
earner on Route 6. end Roland B.
;E’,am. who was substitute on Route
j 1 for his father. Will be substitute'
I tor Carrier Lutz.
The old Route l served the sec
tion about Buffalo, Stony Point and
: Waco and came back, to the Fail
j yton road just above Shelby. Route
8 was a loop route serving the sec
i tlon between Shelby nnd Beam s
| Mill. After this week the carrier of
| rhe consolidated Route 1 will turn
to the right from old Route 1 near
the Beam place close by New Pros
pect church and will cover the Route
8 loop before coming back to the
old Route l and on into the city.
All patrons whose boxes may need
! changing are urged to make the
| changes at once, but very few chang
es will be necessary, It is believed
Bury Mrs. Hopper
At Hopewell Church
Young Wife Died In Ella Village
Monday Afternoon. Native
Of S. C.
Funeral services for Mrs. W. A
j Hopper were conducted Tuesday aft
j ernoon at 3 o'clock at Hopewell!
j church, Cherokee county, South'
i Carolina, by Rev. L. L. Jessup, of
| Shelby.
Mrs. Hopper, who was 29 years of j
j age, died Monday afternoon at her
| home in the Ella mill village here
I after an illness of one week. She Is I
■ survived by her husband, four young
| children, and her parents, Mr. and
| Mrs. Aaron Moore, of the Blacks
burg section.
The deceased was a native of the
Ninety-Nine section of South Caro
lina and a member of the Pleasant
Grove Baptist church In that com
munity.
Col. McBrayer Ha*
Serious Operation
Relatives here have been inform
ed that Col, Chas. Evans McBrayer.
U. S. A., recently under went a ser
ious operation at the Mayo clinic at
Rochester. At last report his condi
tion was said to be encouraging. Col
McBrayer has been a physician and
officer in the army for years.
Time Out for a Smile
Relaxed, and in jovial mood. President Herbert Hoover «right) is
shown with his secretary. Theodor e Josiin, as they Interestedly watch
ed the ceremonies that marked the induction Into office of the new
president of the National Press Cl ub at Washington, D. C. Haseor.i
Timmons, of Texas, is the new? head of the organization. Though
this was the first time since he has been in office that the president
visited the club, he apparently spent an enjoyable evening, flinging
the cares of state off his shoulders.
Cleveland Boys And Girls Make
Money In Club Work; Projects
Include Cotton, Pigs And Cattle
Firefighters Gather
In Kings Mountain;
Brockwell Speaker
Firemen Of Seven Towns Meet To i
Hear State- Fire Marshal In
Address.
• Special to The Star.'
Kings Mountain, Jan. 27.—Fire
men of seven Piedmont North Car- 1
olina towns gathered here last night
for a banquet given by the Kings j
Mountain fire department at which
Sherwood Brockwell, of Raleigh
State fire marshal, was the chid
speaker.
Approximately 50 firemen attend
ed, coming from Charlotte, Gastonia.
Shelby, Lincoln ton, Cherryville and
Bessemer City.
Mr. Brockwell's talk centered
about fire prevention and the value
of cooperation between firemen and
city officials.
Short talks were also made by
Palmer Hendrix, chief of the Char
lotte department, and J. R. Robin
son. chief of the Shelby department.
Miss Barnett Back On
Job After Operation
Miss Fan Barnett, deputy clerk of
the United States district court, re
turned to her duties in the Char
lotte federal building this week, aft
er an absence of four weeks, during
which time she underwent an oper
ation for appendicitis. Miss Barnett
who is a native of Shelby, under
went an operation in a Gastonia
hospital.
Rise In Cotton Prices Problematical
For Future; Lower Only 3 Times
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■ Advance This Season Dependant
l.argely On Political Condi
tion^ And Europe.
Cleveland. Ohio, Jan. 27.—Only
three times in the history of the
cotton trade, dating back to 1790,
have lower prices prevailed than
those received for that portion of
the 1931 crop which has been mar
keted, according to I. V. Shannon
of Fenner, Beane & Ungerleider.
cotton commission merchants. New
Orleans, writing in Trade Winds,
published by the Union Trust com
pany, Cleveland. 1
Tire years in which these low
prices prevailed were 1844, when
cotton sold down to 4 3-8 cents; in
1894. when the price reached 4 1-8
cents a pound; and during the de
pression of 1897-1898 when quota
tions dropped to 4 3-4 cents a pound
“At the lowest point for the pres
ent crop,” writes Mr. Shannon,
“middling cotton sold at 5.15 cents
in New Orleans. Prices received by
the farmer averaged a cent to a
cent and a half a pound under
those current at these markets
Consequently, many producers real
h“d as title as 3 1-2 to i rente gj
pound for much of their product
Price Justified.
“The final report of the govern
ment rrnn rpnartino board >'-pH<,-,.
ed a yield of 16,918,000 bales of 500
pounds, or approximately 16.500,000
running bales, the commercial unit.
These figures Indicate a supply of
approximately 25.600,000 running
bales.
"Are prices for the current crop
justified by existing conditions? A
study of past records indicates that
they are and that the market is
running true to the record made
when supply and business condi
tions were similar.
"Whether or not this average will
advance during the remainder of
the season is dependent on the con
tinuation of the holding movement,
improvement in European financial
and political conditions and a dras
tic reduction in next season's acre
age
Buy At how Price.
"Many southern mills are report
ed to have bought from one to three
years’ supply around the low price
of the season. Japanese and Chi
nese spinners have been among the
largest buyers of our cheap cotton
and it is understood that they have
already bought nr will buy two
years’ supply The farmer received
the benefit of this competition ir>
the shape of a higher and better1
bash, which enabled him to obtain I
ON *vAC,r NIKE
Interest In Work Growing Among
Girls and Boys. More
Members Now.
i By K. W. Shoffner. County Farm
Agent.)
We have organized seven 4-H
clubs in the county up to this date
There are one or two other clubf
to be organized in the near future
Mi’s. Wallace, home demonstration
agent, who is conducting the work
with the girls and the county agent
doing with the boys have enrolled
several more members tilts year
than ever before.
This work is conducted through
the schools mostly in the county.
With the wide range of work
throughout the county, it would be
near impossible to do very much in
dividual work with the boys but our
work will be mostly confined to our
monthly meetings.
Much Interest.
These boys are very much inter
ested in their work starting; this
year. They have projects of various
kinds some having a pig or a calf,
or cotton, or corn, or sweet pota
toes, rabbits, poultry, etc. The boy
takes his project, keeping an accur
ate account of his expense through
out the season and making a report
' CONTINUED ON PAOB NINE >
Electrical Expert
To Demonstrate
Before Rotary Club
Hoy Palmer, illuminating engi
neer for the Southern Public Utili
ties has been engaged to give a
demonstration in electrical illumin
ation before the Rotary club at the
Hotel Charles on Friday evening of
this week, beginning at 7 o'clock. Mr.
Palmer is a recognized authority on
electrical illumination and will show
pictures a-s well as lecture.
The program Friday eveninng is
in charge of \V. H. Brown, local
manager of the Southern Public
Utilities.
Child Recovering
From A Fracture
Betty Jean Keever, four year old
t daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G C.
Keever is recovering nicely from an
injury received Saturday when it
was struck by a car driven by Clyde
Hoy. The child's skull was fractur
ed but its condition is very favor
able. Mr. Keever says the accident
which happened on East Sumter
street was unavoidable. *
County Man Seeks
War Insurance
James Hullender of Cleveland
county entered the office of the
United States court of Western
North Cerohna in rh^rioite ttes
week with a suit against the United
States seeking $57.50 per month
since August 1929 on his wy risk
insurance ooliey
Woodson Quits
Place As Clerk
Of County Court
Commissioners Name
New Deputy
Heston* From Office Created By
l.ait legislature To lllrect
Tailoring Sales.
Cleveland county commissioners
among their other business Monday
will tie faced with the Job of nam
ing a new deputy court clerk to
handle the clerical work of the
county recorder's court
Chas. Woodson, who has held that
office since it was created by the
last legislature, turned In his resig
nation this week, effective the first
of February. He resigned In order
to return to the Nash tailoring firm
as sales manager for North Caro
lina.
Many Applicants.
Mr. Woodson decided to resign
early this week, but the matter was
kept quiet for several davs in order
to permit officials to look about and
| study prospective successors before
| applicants began rushing in. But
somehow the word leaked out and
applicants, it is said, have been
numerous. A. M. Hamrick, clerk of
I Superior court, says tha'. he plans
| to leave the naming of a successor
j to the commissioners. When the of
i flee was first filled Mr. Hamrick
was asked to recommend a man for
I the place.
until the office was mated there
i was no systematic method of keep
! tng the increasing county court rec
S ords and quite often the county lost
' money In costs and fines and when
I Superior court came it was a bit
j of a task to keep up with the ap
j peals, etc The creation of the of
■ lice has not only been a conven
i ience and a help with the records,
! but in collecting costs, bonds, etc.,
has more than paid for Itself.
Hereafter, It Is said an attempt
will be made to separate the deputy
clerk or recorder's clerk from the
Superior court office as with the
two offices together there hr a con
siderable jRm. There is a probabil
ity. if this is done, that the deputy
clerk will be placed in an office up
' stairs In the court house
The legislative act creating the
office fixed a maximum salary of
$100, but the commissioners so far
have maintained the salary at $85
per month.
County Judge Weathers, Solicitor
Beam and Court Clerk Hamrick all
commend the work of iv!r. Woodson
in working out and maintaining hU
record system of the county court
which is now almost a dally grind
To Do Honor To
G. Washington
Material Available To Schools,
Clubs, Etc. On First President.
200th Birthday.
Every church, patriotic society,
school, club and any other organ
ization is urged to participate in
the two hundredth anniversary of
the birth of George Washington
This celebration begins February
22nd, and continues until Thanks
giving day.
A beautiful portrait of Georg"
Washington has been sent for every
school room in the district as well
as other materials requested. This
material is made available by the
bi-centenial commission and your
congressman will be glad to have
any material you desire forwarded
to you if you will write.
The material consists of sone
and music of the days of Washing
ton, dance music, marches, pag
eants, plays, readings, material for
contests and any form of activity
you want to arrange.
Our people represent the most
American in the United States and
your congressman" is very anxious
that the celebration be observed and
carried out in a most universal way
throughout the district. There is
ample time before the opening of
the celebration and he will be glad
to help you secure what you want.
"You are urged,” said Congress
man Bulwinkle, "to take an active
part in your community to cele
brate this anniversary in an ap
propriate manner. Every one should
do honor to the memory of this
outstanding American, who not
only saved our country but also
served as our first president,"
First Itegree Work.
A meeting of Cleveland lodge 202
A. f: & A. M. will be held Friday
night at 7:30 for work In the first
New Governor lakes the Helm
Hand raised aloft. Sennett (Mike) Conner, newly-elected Governor ot
Mississippi. la shown as he took the oath of office as State Chief Ex
ecutive. Photo shows the scene out side the State Capitol In Jack
son. Miss., at Governor Conner’s Inauguration. The Governor Is at the
extreme left, while his predecessor In office, former Governor Theodore
G. Bilbo, Is seen at right, ready to congratulate his successor.
Newton Baker Not To Ask League
Of Nations Plan; Daniels Backs
Roosevelt As Democratic Choice
KUlcimnl Surprises New
York Governor Boosted As A ,
Progressive.
New York, Jan. 27.- Opposition to
a League of Nations plank In the
1932 Democratic platform came un
expectedly from Newton D Baker
yesterday In a statment which also;
voiced his belief In eventual partl
clpation in the league by the United
States.
The declaration of Baker, secre
tary of war in the cabinet of Wood
row Wilson, staunch league advo
cate. and a presidential possibility
himself, was the focal point In a day
crowded with political develop
ment*. ,
While Mr. Baker was preparin'?
this statement and sailing away
with his wife for a brief vacation
in Mexico City, friends of Governor
Franklin D. Roosevelt, another limb
on the presidential timber tree, were
hearing with gratification of a state
ment by Josephus Daniels, who was
Mr. Wilson’s secretary of the navy.
Want* Progressive
Mr Daniels told the Atlanta Jour
nal that “the progressives through
out the country, regardless of poll
«CONTINUED ON PAGE NINE •
Cow Mothers Hog
At Rutherfodrton
Rutherfordton, Jan. 2d—Not only
is nature unusual In the weather but
Henry L. Davis, well known farmer
of near here, was In town today and
stated that he has a 10-months-old
hog that has been feeding from one
of his milk cows, like a calf. He
found that his cow wax not meas
uring up to expectations with her
milk and found the hog “milking
her." The hogs weighs 175 pounds
or more and was placed in a pen.
Another freak of nature was re
ported this week by C P. Briscoe,
farmer of the Logan station sec
tion,who has an old milk cow that
gave birth last week to twin calves,
male and a female.
Ladies Night For
Kiwanis Thursday
M»n> feature* Hein* Arranged far
Social Occasion at Kiwanis
- Club; ,
I’he high light soctiil qi the year
at the Kiwanis club is the ladles
night program which has been set
for Thursday night of this week.
Each member Is expected to bring
his wife or some other lady friend
and enjoy the program at which
souvenirs and prizes will be given
and entertainment will be the or
der of the evening.,
It is learned that Dirty” Moore
one of Gaffney's most talented men
will be here and bring with him a
number of singers nnd readers
irom the Limestone college faculty.
Local musicians and ringers will
also be on the program while in
strumental music will be furnished
by the Hiwaiian string band of Do
ver mill.
It is expected that about 135
guests will be present and the ban
quet will be served !n the Hotel
Charles dining room beginning at
7:30 o’clock.
Presbyterians Add
Elders And Deacons
Three Additional Elders And 8i\
Deacons Elected By Shelby
Church. t
Three elders and six deacons were
added to the official boards of the
Shelby Presbyterian church at Sun
day's business session of the con
gregation.
The new' elders, who had been
I deacons, are Messrs. John S Mc
1 knight. R. T LeGrand and Felix O
Gee.
The additional deacons named
were Messrs. Harvey 8. White, Hugh
M. Arrowood, Robt. W. Shoffner
Grady W. Dixon, Jesse A White and
E J. Cooper.
Over 200 Of Prisoners At Raleigh
Are Youths Under 18 Years Of Age
Big Percentage Feminine Inmates
Farm Colony Are Mental
Defectives
Charlotte, Jan. 2.—More than 200
prisoners under 18 yean of a#e are
confined tn the States prison, ac
cording to recent statistics, R. Eu
gene Brown director of institutions
of the state board of charities and
Public Welfare, told the members
of the Charlotte Womans club here.
Figures compiled December 1, 1931
showed that at that time one pris
oner 13 years old, six 14 years old,
t!4 were fifteen years eld . 66 were
16 years old and 134 were' 17 years
old, Mr. Brown said, relating that a
17 year old boy was serving a sen
tence of four to six years for pos
sessing skeleton keys
"These facts, and others, show
that our parole system is inade
quate and that there is insufficient
provision for making transfers be
tween Institutions.” said Mr. Brown.
“Regardless of the form of organ
nation. the system we finally de$;
velop should be one which will pro
vide adequate and suttiabe treat* j
ment, training and care in a uni
form manner for evevv “date ward t
When we have made these provis
ions certain we shall have gone a
long way toward fitting our insti
tutions to the needs of the individ
uals they are designed to serve
"The great Increase >n the popu
lation of our public charitable and
correctional institutions during the
jlast 10 years and the demand for
j additional institutional facilities
j emphasize the need for special study
land planning to the end that our
I system of institutions may serve the
people of the state in the most sat
isfactory efficient and economical
i manner," said Mr. Brown
The recent beliavior clinic held at
Farm Colony for women, at Kinston,
Mr. Brown said, showed that 75
per cent of the inmates were men
tal defectives.
“The object of such a procedure
as the behavior clinic is to assemble
all available information and to ap
proach each individual case from
every possible angle, ' sajd Mr.
Brown. When social ptoblems are
approached In this manner, we ma.v
expect results which we have here
tofore been unable to achieve in |
the treatment and training of the |
inmate* of our Institution* ”
Find Man Dead
In Branch Near
Kings Mountain
Lon Mitchem’s Body
Found Today
Itf.ith Of Well Known Mill Workn
Attributed To Alcoholism. Left
Home Saturday.
The body of Lon Mitchem,
well known 39-,vrar-old textile
mill employe of King* Mountain,
was found this morning by a
son. It was lying Just out of the
water of a small branch In some
woods south of Mountain Real
cemetery. One foot was In the
water.
Officers were notified and Coronet
Roscoe Lutz, of Shcfey, hurried to
the scene After an Investigation
Out-oner Lutz found no evidence of
foul play or suicide and attributed
the death to alcoholism. Mitchem
had been drinking, the coroner was
told, since Saturday.
Left Home.
He had not been seen by member
of lits family since leaving home
Saturday while under the Influents
of drink, it was said. Sunday
William Abernethy, friend of the
fnmlly, saw Mitchem sitting In the
woods, near where the body was
found today. He attempted to get
Mitchem to go home but not do so
Later Abernethy Informed relatives
about seeing him there. A search
was started this morning, when he
failed to show up after three days,
and resulted in the finding of the
body.
Some distance from the stream
where the body was found were sev
eral empty bay rum bottles, a whis
key bottle and some oranges, the
coroner said. It was presumed that
Mltchem made his way to the
branch to get a drink of water as
his glasses were lying by his side
After drinking, according to the pre
sumption, he turned over on h<‘
back to rest and died In that posi
tion. He had been dead several
hours but It waa Impossible to ted
just how long.
He was a popular man and was
comidered a very efficient textile
man by the officials of the Margracc
mill, where he had been employed
until three weeks ago Had he nn’
been addicted to drink he would
have been one of the most valuable
mill men In the section, they said
Funeral Thursday.
Funeral services are to be con
ducted at Kings Mountain Thurs
day.
The deceased is survived by his
widow, stx children and one broth
er i
Here Last Night
Dr. Mangum Addresses Session At
tended By Twenty-Two phy
sicians Of Section.
Annual
Medical
Dr, Chas. S. Mangum, head of the
anatomy department of the Uni
versity of North Carolina, was th*
principal speaker at the annual ban
quet of the Cleveland Medical So
ciety held at the Hotel Charles last
night.
The banquet was attended bj
twenty-two physicians and sur
geo ns, among the number being
visiting physicians from Burk*.
Rutherford and Lincoln counties.
Dr. Mangus's address was of •
scientific nature and enjoyed by th*
society.
The new officials of the count.'
medical group afe: Dr D. F Moore
president; Dr. D. T. Bridges, vice
president; and Dr. Sam Schenck
•secretary.
Given Road Term
For Chicken Thiel
Two Other Colored Youths I’ay Out
One Sentenced For Resisting
Arrest.
In coutity court here this wee.
Robert Swedenberg. colored,., wa
given a six months road sentence ot
the charge of stealing chickens Iron
J. M. Gold.
In another chicken stealing cas>
Buster and James Rakestraw, col
ored, were let off on payment of th.
costs and paying for the chicicea
alleged to have been taken froo
Mrs. Julia Williams of the Lawn
dale section. The defendant' wen
boys in their early teens.
Another road sentence ol tw*
months was meted out to Sam W»t
son, colored, who was charged with
resisting arrest recently at the Car
olina hotel
    

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