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MONDAY, FEB. 29. 1932
Cotton, spot . _ 7c and up
Cotton Seed, per ton .._$9,9:)
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report Fair tonight and slightly
warmer in east. Tuesday partly
cloudy and slightly colder In north
Maci.ean Will Not.
Aaleigh, Feb. 29—The field of po
tential candidates for the Denio
eratic gubernatorial nomination was
•arrowed further yesterday by the
announcement of A, D. Maci.ean. of
Washington, leader in the 1931 gen
eral assembly of the forces, for State
support of the Constitutional school
term withoutorecourse to tax on
land, that he would not enter the
race. Following by two weeks the
announcement of the decision of Jo
sephus Daniels that he would not
seek the Governorship the Maci.ean
statement leaves only three men
known to be seriously considering
running who have as yet made no
definite announcement. They are
Gen. Albert Cox and Speaker Willis
Smith, both of Raleigh, and Sollct
lor T. A. McNeil, of Lumbcrton.
To Be Sown By
Of Farm Board
Hay And Soil-Building Crop Un
known Here Few Tears Back
All Indications are that a record
crop of lespedeza will be sown in
' Cleveland county this year.
Just a few years u'go lespedeza,
the hay and soil-building legume,
was practically unknown in Cleve
land. Then Cleveland farmers be
gan to look about few something to
hold up their soil and at the same
time increase the hay crop in ord
er to cut down the outgo for feed
produced elsewhere. At that time
farmers in Union and Stanly coun
ties were boosting the value of les
pedeza and the county farm agent
and a number of farmers made a
1 trip of inspection there. Lespedeza
was started here and has proved
successful, it is said, in nearly every
One of the major recommenda
tions of the county board of agri
culture, in a recent meeting here to
outline ft farm-improvement pro
gram was to urge that increased
acreage be given to lespedeza. As a
result of the success had by farm
ers who have tried it and because
of the recommendation many
farmers will sow the legume this
year for the first time.
Time To Sow.
It win be time to. sow lespedeza
at any time now on through the
last of March, according to ft, W.
Shoffner, county farm agent, who
would recommend seeding as early
as possible. Discussing the prospect
ive crop, the county agent says:
"The method of seeding depends
on the type'**# soil. If your soil
seems to be packed down and crust
formed, it would be advisable to
break this crust by some means.
Some use a weeder and some a har
row. Esther method is satisfactory.
After this crust is broken, the seed
can be sown and no covering ne
"The County Board of Agriculture
recommended lespedeza very high
ly as one of the soil improving
crops, hay and grazing. Now is tl>e
i ime while seed are cheap to se
> cure a small amount and get a
start. This is a legume that has
been pro* en and recommended by
authorities. We take no gamble in
WHAT'S ALL THE
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To Operate For
| Continue After State
' State Support For Six Month;
Ended Last Week. Districts
There is no indication that any
school in Cleveland county will be
forced to close because of short fi
nances before the regular closing
time, J. H. Grigg, county superin
tendent said today.
Reports from Raleigh last week
had it that schools in several sec
tions of the state would likely close
at the end of the six-month period
of support by state funds.
Cleveland county long term
schools opened early last summer
in Order to close later for the cot
ton-picking cotton, and as a re
sult of the early start six months of
school work was completed last
week. This marked the end of the
half-year period in which the
schools operated on state funds. All
the long-term schools In the coun
ty, however, were continuing today
and Will complete the two addi
tional months on district funds as
The regular six months schools in
the county started late because of
the cotton-pioking and as a result
completed only four months work
last week and therefore have two
more months to Operate on state
Practically all of the schools in
the county, long and short terms
will complete their school year
around April 20.
County Teachers To
Aid Milk Campaign
Teachers Hear Milk Campaign Pre
sented Saturday By Shoffner.
A large number of teachers were
present at their monthly meeting
in the high school auditorium Sat
urday, February 27.
R. W. Shoffner in a short talk
explained the “milk for health
campaign,” that was started by the
state board of health in order to
get before the people the benefit
of milk. This can best be done by
getting the plan before the chil
dren. The county committee, Messrs.
Shoffner, Grigg, Dorton and Smith
will announce the plan for the
The president, Prof. B. F. Bird
spoke of the N. C. E. A. which is to
meet in Charlotte. March 17, 1,8, 10.
Delegates were elected and all
teachers were urged to attend this
great educational meeting.
Supt. J. H. Grigg was asked to
give report of the N. E. A. whieh he
attended in Washington, D. C. last
week. He responded with a short
talk, but impressive talk on the
great inspirational meeting.
The teachers then went to group
meetings—high school, intermediate
and primary. Each group reported
an interesting, helpful program?
Cleveland lodge No. 202 A. F. and
A. M. will meet In called com
munication Tuesday night at 7:30
p. m. for work in third degree. Vis
iting brethren cordially Invited.
To 27 People
* * * *
Over Score Shelby, Cleve
land People Have Birth
day Once In 4 Years.
Twenty-seven Shelby and
Cleveland county people who
have a birthday only once every
four years are celebrating their
birthdays today. They were
born on February 29, and that
date appears on the calendar
only on Leap Year.
Four of the 27 are today having
their first birthday yet the four
youngsters are four years of age.
The four who had to wait four
years to have a birthday are: Wil
liam Durant Weaver. Shelby route
1: Joe Parris, Shelby route 3; Nor
ris Eugene Hughes, Shelby: and B.
C. Turner, Jr., Belwood.
Just a Boy,
j Over at the Eastside village in
Shelby C. A. Mitchell was having
his 15th birthday dinner today and
judging by that should be a mere
lad, yet he Is 60 years of age. Ed
Harriman Young, of Hlllcrest, Shel
by. and Will J. Riley, of Shelby
route 6, are having their 13th birth
day today but are 52 years of age
A list, of people bom on a day
that' disappears three years out of
four follows—and It may pay them
all to read completely through.
The year of birth follows each
Moody Hoyle, Casar, 1908; C. A.
Mitchell, Eastside, 1872: Pat'y
[.Short, Shelby. 1924: James Rlne
' hardt, 1896; Will J. Riley, Shelby
route 6. 1876; B. C. Turner, Jr.,
Belwood. 1928; Hershel Hord, Lawn
dale. 1912; Ithiel Summerlin, Bolt
ing Springs, 1916; John William
Swink. 1892; Naomi Williams.
Beams Mill, 1924; Norris Eugene
Hughes, Shelby, 1928; Cora Ann
^ustell, Shelby, 1920; Mrs. Spur
geon Putnam, Shelby route 7, 1908;
Sallie Lemons, Ora mill, 1908; Wake
Jolley, Mooresboro, 1912; Themon
Ponder, Earl. 1916; Joe Parris,
Shelby route 3, 1928; J. E. Parker.
! Jr..Lattlmore, 1924; William Di -
rant Weaver, Shelby, route 1, 1921';
|j. H. Southard, Jr„ Dover MH»
1912; Charles T. Lattlmore, now of
Reno, Nevada, son of Mr. and Mrs.
8. N. Lattlmore, 1908; James Wil
son, Shelby, 1908; Mrs. J W. Aus
tin, Neillngham, Wash., daughter
of Mrs. Horace Thompson; Ed Hard
iman Young, Hillcrest. 1880; Mrs
Fred White, Shelby mill, 1908: Ken
neth Blanton, Lattimore 1920.
Now the present: Anv Cleveland
county person bom on February 29
applying at The Star office this
week will be given a pass to one
show at the Carolina theatre, cour
tesy Manager Reynolds.
Chairman Mull Off
For Raleigh Meet
Mr. O. M. Mull left today for Ra
leigh to attend the Democratic ex
ecutive committee meeting there to
morrow night. He will be a guest at
th«f buffet supper to De given by
Governor and Mrs. Gardner for
members of the committee tomor
row evening at t£e mansion.
Mr. Mull is chairman of the
State executive committee, which at
its meeting will select he place and
date for the State Democratic con
News Of Basketball Sports Will Be
Found On Page 8
Political Pot Simmers In State;
Cox May Enter Race For Governor
Might Get Danjgls Influence And
“Help" From Morrison. Mrs.
Raleigh, Feb. 29.—Politics in North j
Carolina may now be described as
having reached the “simmering”
stage and may be expected within
the next two or three weeks to reach
the "boiling” point. The three can
didates for the gubernatorial nomi
nation made speeches the past week
and will have more such engage
ments in the present week and from
now on. Also, there are signs of more
activity among the candidates, for
other State offices, to say nothing
of the contest for a seat in the
United States Senate.
Moreover, there has been a grow
ing belief in Raleigh and over the
State that General Albert L. Cox,
former superior court Judge and
World war veteran, may emerge
from his seclusion of months and
get into the race for Governor.
General Cox admits that he is be
ing encouraged extensively, and an
nounces that he will let it be know^
I what he will do by the latter part
of this week The other prospects'
might as well be eliminated, unless
Solicitor Thos. McNeill, Lumberton,
decided to do a little whirlwind
campaigning for the nomination.
But this General Cox matter is
getting more toe-hold. It’s sort of a
swell and whether it will burst or
grow seems uncertain. There are
tnoes who say that if Oen. Cox can
get Legion leaders behind him, the
Legion will “go down the line” for
the former State commander. Also,
it is intimated that his platform
might coincide largely with that of
Josephus Daniels, and, in that event,
he would be likely to get the Dan
iels support, for what it may be
worth. General Cox was in Wash
ington last week, and it is presum
ed that he talked with members of
the North Carolina delegation, prob
ably including Senator Cameron
Morrison. The two are friendly. It
Is known that Senator Morrison has
money. It is presumed that Gener
al Cox, as other candidates, will
need help. It is being suggested that
—well, that maybe there is an un
derstanding. At any rate, it is as
sumed that with legion support and
financial help, General Cox would
make a strenuous campaign, es
s p f-no
1 Gas Price War
Difference 5 Cent*
Retail Price Drop* To UH Cents
In Kings Mountain Aren. Still
The battle lines of the rax
price war are eloeinr In about
Shelby for the first time.
Automobile owners of Shelby and |
western Cleveland county oyer the!
week-end became deeply Interested;
In the close approach of the price
For 18 months or two years gas
stations along highway 20 between
Gastonia and Charlotte have been
engaged In price-slashing, bringing
the per gallon retail price to low
levels. But until recently the cut
ting did not reach Cleveland coun
ty. Last week, however, stations In
and about Kings Mountain began
selling gasoline at the retail price '
of 15H cents, and during the latter!
pan or tne week the low priced ga*
began to creep nearer and nearer
Shelby.* Just beyond Buffalo, about
half way between Kings Mountain
and Shelby, one station was yester
day reported as dropping the price
to 15% cents. Stations in and about
Shelby were still quoting gas today
at a figure running around 20.2
oents per gallon.
An amusing angle of the price
cutting Is the story of a filling sta
tion operator just west of Shelbv
who went to Kings Mountain last
week and purchased several hun
dred gallons of gas at the retail
price of 15% cents, brought the ga.
back to his station and held the
price up by retailing It at a frac
tion above 20 cents.
In Two Contests
Webb *m»y Contest T* Be Held la
Shelby Friday night. Name
Approximately 50 high school
boys and girls of Cleveland county
are competing this year for the
medals offered annually by Selma
C. Webb and Clyde R. Hoey,
The two Webb medals go to the
best essayist and best reciter while
the Hoey medal is awarded the
best high school orator.
The first of the two public con
tests, the Selma Webb recitation
contest, is to be held at Central
high school auditorium In Shelby
Friday night of this week, March
4. At that time tine winner of tve
essay contest will also be announc
ed. A week later, Friday night,
March 11, the Hoey contest for boys
will be held at the same place.
Around 25 boys and girls entered
the essay contest and their essays
have already been turned over to
the Judges. Betwen 10 and 12 girls
are expected to be In the recitation
contest Friday night and approxi
mately the same number of boyc
in the oratorical contest a week
Up In County Court
Ten Of IS Cases Were Prohibition
Charges. Bootlegger Is
Thirteen cases were disposed of
in the week-end grind of the Cleve
land county recorder’s court this
Of the thirteen charges 10 deal
with prohibition law violations, pos
session or public drunkenness. Parc
tically all of the convicted defend
ants were fined from $5 to $10 each
and given suspended sentences
The liquor In the possession of or
drunk by five of the defendants was
said to have been a portion of 25
gallons stolen from a bootlegger.
One five-gallon demijohn of the
whiskey said to have been stolen
was captured and officers are check
ing up on the source of the stolen
Wall And Smith To
Address Scout Meet
Those who attend the boy scout
trainihg course now under way at
the First Baptist church, will have
an opportunity Tuesday night of
this week of hearing Dr Zeno Wall
speak on "Education for Character, ’
and Capt. B, ti. Smith speak on the
subject, “Character Values of Scout*
Ing and How Obtained"
The meeting begins at 7 o'clock
and all men Interested in scouting
are urged to attend * ,
„ us*(:_Tlial Soothed Nervous Breasts
-f* # -
'Jr.” , m0, *pl?t0"r sounds r"r *»y American resident* of the International Settlement of
shanghai were the stirring »train? of “The Stare and Stripe* Forever” a* the 3let V H Infantry Keel
Fr?nchm U^Uns and "T."* ^ VMUt»iar* Not American, but British.
" ,‘T int’'n!"'ly rp,,cv,‘d to »** U«*W Ham', boy* on the job of protecting
trerk. the T . *nv,‘s‘on ,nwt *hown ibr doufl'bov. In a *cene reminiscent of 1917. leaded In
truck., they are enroute to take up their pout* on the houndarle, of the aettlement
! County’# Oldest
Woman, Age 100,
Breaks Her Hip
Mrs. Elizabeth Hauser Cleve
land county's • oldest woman
fell and broke her hip on
Thursday of last week. She
tripped on a rug or carpet at
the home of Mr. Elsie Bor
ders near the Cleveland coun
ty home where she lives, and
fell on the floor, sustained a
fracture which has confined
her to a bed.
The attending: physician
does not think she will evei
be able to walk again. Mr*
: Houser celebrated her 190th
birthday last Angus!
Negroes To Present
"Heaven Bound"- Is Title. Several
Negro Spirituals To Be
Monday night, iiarcti 7th at 8
o'clock at the county courthouse,
the Negro teachers of the county,
assisted by others will present the
religious pageant. "Heaven Bound.”
The pageant portrays the travellers
along life’s highway and their suc
cess or failure In escaping the lures
of the tempter.
A special feature of the program
will be the singing of the Negro
spirituals including “Couldn't Hear
Nobody Play,” "Swing Low," "I’m A
Soldier,” It's Me. O. Lord," "You’re
Going To Reap Just What You
Special seats will be teserved for
white people and a special Invita
tion is extended them to be present.
A small admission charge will be
made, the proceeds to go towards
the county for the improvement of
th*e work in the Negro schools.
Charges Depression To Wast And
Extravagance Of Federal Government
Wants More Economy At Washingtpn
Gre*d Of International Hankers
Made Depression Worse. Talk
Waste and extravagance on the
part of cur Federal government was
given as one of the chief causes for
the depression by David Clark, edi
tor of the Textile Bulletin speak
ing here mt the Hotel Charles at
its luncheon* last week.
In addition to charging extrava
gance in governmental affairs. Mr
Clark asserted that there Is u
strong union at the seat of our
government among the employees,
working for larger appropriations
for the various departments of the
government and for shorter holtrs.
This uolon Is so strong and pow
erful, he charged, that if members
of Congress would not vote as the
union dictates, traps are set for the
law' makers in an effort to get them
in a compromising attitude with
women which results in a threat to
expose them If they "do not v6te
Greed in International banking
was given as another cause for the
depression, the barikers selling for
eign securities to American invest
ors and Charging enormous com- i
missions. "Now. these bankers are
working to get. our government to
excuse the foreign countries from
ICONTINVED ON PACT* EIGHT »
Gamble Is Worse.
Mr. Bill Gamble, son of Mrs. Gene
Gamble, is critically ill at his home
on E. Marion street, and it is
thought that he is gradually becom
Benefit Show For
Graham St. School
A Tom Thumb Wedding, together
with tap dancing and a fashion
frolic will be given on March flth at
the High School auditorium, the
proceeds to go for the benefit of the
Oraham street school. Those who
are to take part in the entertain,
ment are how undergoing training
and rehearsal# and the Parent
Teachers Association of Graham
street school will put on an advance
sale of tickets this week.
Be In Writer's Name
Readers of The Star should bear
in mind that contributions intend
ed for publication must bear the
author’s name. This Is end has been
a rale of the paper for years and
for the papers protection must be
rigidly adhered to. A contribution
has been received signed "Farmer"
but in a ladies’ hand-writing and
signed "J S." The author’s name is
wanted before publication.
Second Potato Crop
Miller Spake, who lives just below
Shelby stored his Irish potatoes for
the winter, laying them on sacks in
the cellar Because of the mild wea
ther, they have taken on a second
growth, and stalks two feet hlvh
are found. Many small potatoes
have grown as large as the last
year’s crop, some of the small po
tatoes taking root through the mesh
es of the sack next to the ground.
| Wandering Dollar Bill Handled By 110 People
In Week; Purchased Many Things During Round
Grocery Stores. Theatres, Barber
shops, Drujr Stores, Filling: Sta
tions Get Bill.
A dollar bill put la circulation
Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2(J, at 3:30
by The Star passed through the
hands of 110 people »in a week's
time, or until 9 o'clock this morn
The bill, which galloped all over
Shelby and purchased practically
everything money will buy, was
spent first at a drug store and
wound up this morning in a grocery
store. In the intervening time it was
spent numerous times at grocery
stores, at barbershops, in pool rooms,
at theatres, at filling stations, at
taxi stations, and in cafes. In that
time It bought everything from a
shoe shine up to a membership in
the Warren Hoyle American Legion
It isjft a known fact that a boot-''
legger handled it, but one anony
mous spender of the dollar wrote on
the slip of papfer- "Here goes my
last dollar for a quart to have a
good time. Good night!”
When The Star put the bill in
circulation Saturdav reek ago a
notebook ^vas pasted on It with the
request that every person handling
the bill write their names and the
hour spent upon it. Every one who
handled It. it is presumed, did so.
Anyway, if you don’t believe a single
dollar .can go places and do things
in a week's time read where all it
travelled during the week:
The Cleveland Star, 3:30 p. in.,
Feb. 20; Andrew Dellinger, Frank E.
Hoey, Willis Barbershop, Central
Sunday. Feb. 21—John E. Stanetry,
Malcolm Spangler. W. A Poston, W.
H. WaU, jr„ Loron Hord, Mrs. E. L.
Beam, M, E. Spangler, C, C. Mc
Murrf Jr., M. M. O’Shields, J. O.
Monday, Feb. 22—Carolina Motor
Inn, R. H. Lathinghouse, Carolina
Motor Inn, E. M. Lonnon,’ R, H.
Tuesday, Feb. 23—F E. Petwtty,
gas and oil, H. B. Sauls, sandwich;
Cleveland Sandwich Co., Piggly
Wiggly store, Mrs. A. O Crawford,
Ruth Andrews,' DeWitt Crawford,
Sara Stle Wilson, J. B. Morrison,
George Kakavas, Romeo Faker, San
itary Market, B. M. Jones, Webb
Brothers, Quinn Roberts, Spencer
Elliott, Shelby Cigar and Billiard
Parlor, R. R Keeter * Co C A
Wednesday, Feb. 24—Mrs. R. B.
Keeter, P. O. Noblett, Tom Black,
J B. Wright, R. B. Keeter & Co., J.
S. McKrsight. Auto Inn, Paul Torjey,
J. L. McDowell, Warren Hoyle Post
American Legion. Basil Goode, Sam
Ellis, Mack Latham, W. H. Arey, jr..
Will Ager, J. O. Props t & Son,
Thursday. Feb. 23 Ideal Service
Station. Elam’s Cash Store, D. L.
Willis, jr.. Mrs. Ward Arey, Claude
Webb at Webb Theatre.
Friday. Feb. 28—Crane Vulcaniz
Saturday, Feb. 27—Piggly Wiggly,
H. P. Whisnant, Chocolate Shop, Ed
Hamrick, Carolina Theatre, Ray
mond Lewis, J. E. Elliott. Ray Er
vin. O. C. Lewis, C. V. Mode, C. B.
Poston, Mrs. R. L. Lewie, Mrs. An
drew Hunt, Mrs O. C. Lewis, Pierce
Gardner, Paul Carpenter, J, B. Lewis
George Crawford, Roy McKee, Othc
Mode, Charlie Mode M. G. Eaker,
Mary Turner, Mrs. L. D. Estes, T.
Sunday, Feb. 28—Vernon Mode,
Dick Francis, Doyle Earnest Chick
Davis, Ray Gtlreatli, Andrew Hunt,
Walter Edmonson, Lummle Canipe,
Mrs. L. p. Connor.
Monday, Feb. 29—Claude Connor,
Gulf Refining Co., Raymond Lewis,
grocery. West Shelby, 3 a. m.
A11 over town and back again
Of County Court
Fir*t Formal Entrant
Well Known Yoon* Shelby M <r>
Announcni For Recorder'*
C. C. 'Cobby) Horn, well know*'
young Shelby Jawyer anti business
man, on Saturday made the for
me 1 announcement that he would
be a candidate'for solicitor of the
Cleveland county recorder’s couit
subject to the action of the Demo
cratic primary in June.
Mr. Horn La the first candidet
lo formally announce for that of
flee, although It la generally pre
turned that the present solicitor, f* .
Speight Beam, will be a candidate
agan. One or two other candidate
are said to be considering the rac"
Known In County
’rhe announced candidate Is »
son of J. A. (Cobb) Horn, promin
ent Cleveland county farmer, and
Mrs. Horn. He received his early
education at Piedmont and Bolling
Springs high schools and then
graduated at Wake Forest.
For several years he was in the
cotton business in Shelby, in that
time becoming acquainted with a
big percentage of the fanners of
the eounty, but more recently he
has been practising his profession
here. He is -married, his wife being
the former Miss Bara Roberts, and
makes his home In Shelby.
From County Race
Announced Candidate For Treasur
er Decide Not To Seek
r Comity Office.
. George E. Gold, ■well known younr,
fanner of the county,’ who an
nounced some time ago that he
would be a candidate for county
treasurer In the Democratic pri
mary, decided over the week-end to
stay out of the race.
He made his first speech of the
campaign Friday night at the court
house, but later made up his mini
he told The Star, to withdraw. His
statement of withdrawal was not
His withdrawal from the race
leaves only one announced candi
date for treasurer, Mrs. J. C. New
ton, as Mrs. Mary Yarbrough, pres •
ent treasurer, has already announc
ed she would not ask reeleetlon
Mr. Oliver Wilson
Dies At Ellenboro
Brother Of D* H. D. Wilson Of
Dr. H. D. Wilson attended the
funeral this morning at 11 o’clock
of his brother, Mr. Oliver Wilson,
which- was conducted at Bethel
ahurch, Ellenboro. Mr. Wilson died
Sunday morning at the age of 78
years. He was a prominent farmer
of the Ellenboro section and leaves
ten children and two brothers, Dr.
H. D. Wilson of Shelby and Jimmie
Wilson of Ellenboro. His wife died
two years ago. Deceased had been
sick for two years with dropsy. A
large crowd attended the funeral
services this morning.
C/an you answer seven oi these
I test questions? Turn to page frV
X. When an author writer und<'
an assumed name what is it called?
3. Who wrote the song "A Perfe
3. Who ia-Paderewski?
4. What city is the capitai -J
6. On which ocean has the Unit
ed States the longest coast line?
6. How many children did Abra
ham Lincoln have?
7. Of what institution is Robe-t
M. Hutchias the president?
8. What is the title of the wife of
9■ Where is Yale university?
10. Is the earth & star?
11. Did The Star carry an adver
tisement in Friday's issue of a mar*
offering to trade 100 acres of lain.'
for a car?
12. Who is writing a series of his
torical articles for The Star each
week on Cols. Cleveland and Shel
by and tbe Baffle of Kings Moun