VOL. XXXVIII, No. 28
THE CLEVELAND STAR
By Mall, per mi, (Id adraneti - uVj
Cotton, spot.7e and up
totton Seed, per ton_^_$p.90
Today’* North Carolina Weather
Report: Mostly cloudy tonight and
Saturday. Rain Saturday. Some
what colder tonight.
Smith, King Better.
Supt. B. L. Smith, or the Shelby
school*, who ia sick with influensa
wa* reported to be better today and
it is not now thought that he has
pneumonia. Mr. Will King, who has
been HI for some time with blood
poisoning, showed considerable im
provement yesterday and today and
was able to sit up for a time.
Aid School For
1'ould Instruct One Person From
Each Industry In Handling
A Red Cross first aid school for
Industrial employes or Shelby and
Cleveland county is now being con
The American Red Cross has in
formed Henry B. Edwards, county
'chairman, that a Red Cross repres
entative is available for a 10-day
period in pielby to conduct the
school. If enough Industrial plants
are interested in giving at least
one employe from each mill in
struction In taking care of injured
people, the officials of the plant are
to communicate with Mr. Edwards
and the representative will be sent
The aim of the Red Cross in of
fering the instruction is to cut
down the number of accidents by
preventative measures and to re
duce the seriousness of accidents by
having expert first aid treatment
immediately after an accident. A
number of Industrial men here
think it a good opportunity to in
struct their employes. At least 20
students will be required for the
court and not over 35. The classes
if conducted will last for 10 days
with three hours of instruction per
day. The only cost for the entire
10-days will be about <1 per pupil
to cover the cost of bandages, etc.
Those who have considered the
proposition here think that indus
trial plants In the city and county
• nmuiUk ha.iwttt—-pay- fot
the employe 3ent to tire school.
After completing the course the em
ploye would be available to give
first aid treatment to anyone in
jured and he or she could also in
struct other employes in the plant
in the work.
There are more than a score of
textile mills In ^ie county and
with each of these sending an em
ploye to take the course the re
quired number of 20 could be se
cured. The offer, however, is open
iq all types of plants and any firm
might send an employe or overseer
to take the course.
A Red Cross representative will
be in North Carolina In May and if
the school can be organized here
Mr. Edwards is informed that the
representative could be sent here
'the. first 10 days of the month
With the three hour courses given
n the morning and afternoon an
employe would have to be away
from work only a half day at a
rime during the 10 days. It is gen
ially believed the first aid in
struction would be worth hundreds
of dollars to the industrial plants
of the county.
Dies This Morning
funeral Will Be Conducted At.
Ross Grove Chnreh Satur
Funeral pervlces will be held
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock for
Mrs. R. Pink Weathers at Ross
Grove church, just north of Shelby.
Mrs. Weathers died at her home
in the Beaver Dam community ti ls
morning at 12:10 o’clock following
an illness since last July. She hud
been confined to her bed since De
cember. Mrs. Weathers before
marriage was Miss Elizabeth Pruett,
a daughter of the late Wiley Pruett.
She was 76 years, four months and
nine days old. In girlhood Mrs.
Weathers joined the Baptist church
at Boiling Springs, later moving
her membership to Ross Grove
where it remained until her death.
She was a kind hearted Christian
character and greatly loved _ her
ho6t of friends. Two children were
born, Pred Weathers who died in
service during the World war and
Mrs. N. H. Mauney, the only sur
viving child. Also surviving are
t wo grandchildren, two sister, Mrs.
Docie Plonk of Shelby and Mrs
Rocky Lovelace of Union Mills.
The service at Ross Grove Sat
urday afternoon will be in charge
nf Rev. H. E. Waldrop, the pastor.
osi.ted by Revs r> F Pufnaii ar,0
1 D Harrilt. - /
0. C. Dixon Dies From \
Stroke Of Apoplexy
Funeral At Zion On
Prominent Farmer Succumbs To
Stroke. Leaves Wife And Nine
o . —
O. Clemmie Dixon, one of the
largest and best known farmers df
the county, died this morning nt
8:15 o’clock at his home a few miles
north of Shelby on highway No. 18
following a stroke of apoplexy
which he received Friday at one
o’clock. Mr. Dixon had been in bad
health for a year, but his condition
was not considered so serious. lie
was up with his clothes on around
the house when the fatal stroke
came. He never regained conscious
Mr. Dixon’s death was a source
of deep sorrow throughput the
county. a large land owner and
glnner and a trustee of the Shel
by hospital since it whs founded
about 11 years ago. He was born
near Cleveland Mills 65 years ago
last July, the son of Tom J. Dixon,
one of the county’s premier citi
zens. At the age of 18 he joined
New’ Bethel church but was a
member of New Prospect for 35
years and up to the time he died.
He served many years as superin
tendent of Sunday school there and
las deacon and clerk for a quarter
of a century.
Mr. Dixon was a quiet disposi
tion, but industrious, honest and
clear thinking. He was married 3*
years ago to Miss Mattie Gold,
daughter of the late W. F. (Min)
Gold and to this union eleven chil
dren were bom, nine of whom sur
vive: Ben, Tom. Max, Pearl, Clar
ence. Margaret, O. J„ jr., W. F. and
Hal Gold. Eight grandchildren and
the following brothers and sisters
also survive: Mrs. C. S. Morehead,
of Hickory Grove, S. C.; Mrs. J. T.
Huff, of Casar; Miss Ida Dixon.
Mrs. C. D, Stroup. Mrs. O. V. War
lick, W. J. Dixon of this county.
Mrs. J. H. Trott of Clearwater, Fla
Funeral services which will he
conducted at Zion church Saturday
afternoon at 3 o’clock wfllhe con
ducted by Rev. W. E. Lowe, his pas
tor at Prospect, assisted by Revs.
I. D. HarriU. D. G. Washburn and
John W. Buttle.
One New Entrant
During The Week
Candidate For Commissioner Run*
Total Of Announced Candidates
The present week has seen • very
little activity in county polities. Oth
er than the campaigning being flora
by candidates already announced.
Only one candidate formally an
nounced since Monday, that being
the announcement of Joe E. Blan
ton for county commissioner. Mr.
Blanton’s announcement makes a
total of nine announced candidates
—four for sheriff, two for legisla
ture, one for treasurer, one far
county solicitor and era for com
missioner. At least four more an
nouncements are expected within
the next week or so as it is gener
ally understood that County Judge
M. R. Weathers and County Solici
tor W. S. Beam will be candidates
to succeed themselves.
On Here Tonight
The annual Selma Webb
essay contest for high school
girls of Cleveland count; will
be held tonight Frida; in the
Shelb; Central school audi
torium. The opening hour is
7:30 and grils representing 14
Cleveland high schools will
compete for the medal.
In a preliminary contest to
la; Joe Beckham won the
right to represent Shelb; in
the Clyde Hoe; oratorical
:ontest which will be held to
light) week. Others in the
Inal contest for Shelb; were
Paul Arrowood, Jack Jolle;
md Hill Hudson, Jr.
In Close Call As
He Touches Switch
j Hugh Ian Smith, city electri
cian, hu a metal switch box to
thank (or being alive today.
While he and H. L. Toms, city
water superintendent, were
working at tM^ Shelby pump
station this week, Smith, think
ing the power had been rut off
at switch box, placed his hand
In the box. The power was not
off and a current of 2,300 volts
hurtled into his arm. As It hap
pened he was resting his wrist
on the side of the metal box
and this grounded the current
to the floor. Had the current
not been grounded it k believed
he would have been Instantly
killed. As it was%three fingers
were burned and also his wrist
where it touched the box.
Andrew Elliott Runs
For Co. School Board
Announces Himself a Candidate.
Ivy WIIIU Will Quit When HU
Term Is Out.
Andrew Elliott of Polkville, It is
learned on good authority, is a
candidate for membership on the
county board of education. Mr.
Elliott is a progressive farmer in
No. 8 township and deeply interest
ed in education. He will seek a
position of the board v.hich is com
posed of five members.
It is understood that Ivy Willis
of Latttmore will not seek re-elec
tion when his term expires. He will
have served for five years when his
present term expires, so he expects
to quit and take up teaching again,
hence be will hot be a candidate to
At present the county board of
education is composed of W. - A
Rldenhour. chairman. Ivy WllUs, C.
D. fomty, O. 8. Young and afSdL.;
Hard. — r iw»ltrri V
Spring Sends Many
Back To Golf Links
; Cleveland Springs Coarse In Beet
Condition Ever. New Members'
Early spring weather is giving
the Cleveland Springs golf course
a boom. With perfect golf weather
> prevailing the Shelby courS is at
taining more popularity than In
The Springs course is now in the
best condition in the history of the
club. Much of the grass along the
fairways and on the grens did not
die during the winter season and
as a result the entire course it as
green as in late spring and early
summer. Much work has been done
on the links In recent months, the
traps have been altered and im
proved, the No. 3. hole lake has
been built back, and the roughs
cleaned up. Just now It is the
most attractive course in tije state
and local golfers are taking ad
vantage of it. With the hew mem
bership rolling around Spurgeon
Hewitt, club secretary, says prac
tically all old members are enroll
ing again and new ones are join
Native Of County
Dies In Oklahoma
News has been received here of
the death of Mr. Sam Durham whc
passed away at his home in Okla
homa City, Okla. Friday. February
27th. Mr. Durham was. a native of
Cleveland county and a son of the
late Dr. A. K. Durham. He is sur
vived by his widow, one daughter
and two sons of Phoenix, Orlzona
One brother Dr. Jim Durham, of
Columbia, S. C. and two sisters
Mrs. J. C. Fitzgerald of Henderson
ville and Mrs. Hattie Smith of
Greenville, S. C. also survive.
Mr. Durham was a brother-in
law of Mrs. J. N. Dellinger of Shel
Law License That Gave Him Chance !
To Marry “The” Girl Hoey’s Thrill j
Famous Shelby Attorney Got Big
test Thrill After Hard Day
At Newspaper Office
A law license that came to a 21
year-uld newspaper man thus mak
ing it possible for him to marry the
one and only girl was the bigge r
1 thrill ever experienced by Clyde I?
Hoev prominent Shelby- barrist*
Each day in The Charlotte Ob
thing to which It relates. Probably
server Frederick smith runs a co>.
umn entitled "My Greatest Thrill’
1* which he interviews prominent
citizens and permits them to tell
through him of the experience
which gave them the most hie*:
Here is the Hoey thrill as publish
CONfINUBli UK CAGE CBN
J. PmI leontrt (above), former
iwretary of the N. C. Merchants
association, was the principal
speaker at the meeting of the Shel
by Klwanhr club last night.
New Laws Help
Savages Of Fear And Hysteria Hart
Been Arretted By Govern
Speaking before the K;wanis club
last night, Paul Leonard of States
ville, former secretary of the N. C.
Merchants association and later
connected wit han investing firm in
New York, held an optimistic view
for business revival because of gov
Mr. Leonard mid that the present
measures for relief should have been
enacted a year ago and the country
would not be In the Condition it is In,
He expressed the opinion that fear
and hysteria are rapidly disappear
ing and in a start while hanks will
enjoy alii old- tftue cutfodenee, 'con »
sumers will buy, industries will re
vive and the depression will pass
Said he in part:
“At no time in the past have the
citisens of this nation been more
concerned over governmental activi
ties and legislative enactments at
this particular period of readjust
ment in local, national and world
affairs. Never befofPrin times of
of peace, have we, as a people, been
faced with such perplexing and dis
tressing economic conditions and
problems. To a more or less degree,
every one of us, no matter what sta
tion in life we occupied, has been
affected by the depression which
has reigned since the stock market
crash over two years ago Cold facts
and actual conditions with which
we have been forced to deal, have
brought us to the bitter realisation
that we were dealing with a serious
world condition requiring general
readjustment of economic life in all
Its phases, rather than merely dis
ruption of security and commodity
about the past, except to endeavor
"There Isn’t anything we can do
* CONTINUED ON PAOI TEN >
High School Talent
Present Three Play?
Handle Their Roles Well. “Trifle*”
Will Be Entered In State
Ah applauding audience last
evening witnessed the three one
act plays presented by the high
school students at the Central school
building. The titled plays, “Colum
bine in the Country,” "Trifles" and
“Elmer"— fantasy, drama and
farce—furnished one of the most
varied and entertaining perform
ances ever given by the Shelby high
The curtain went up promptly at
eight o’clock. Characters ir all three
plays handled their roles with com
mendable deftness and nc time was
lost between the acts for necessary
stage changes. The entire program
showed excellent preparedness, un
der the direction of Mrs. Robert
Hord, Miss Ethel Thomas and Miss
The dramatic piece—“Trifles’ — |
was the play selected for entry in
the State high school dramatic co j
test. The east will go to Asheville on j
Friday of next week to compete for
honors with the Biltmore Junior
, ' Born In Leap Year J
W. P. Martin, of Waco, is another
Cleveland county citizen who ha- a
birthday only once every four yean.
He w»~ horn oh Pebniarv “SQ. Igp.t
Milk Drive In
On Next Week
Hope To Doable Consampllon Of
Milk In Cleveland Darin*
An intensive campaign to in
crease the consumption of milk in
Cleveland county will be waged
next week, March 14-9, as a part of
the state-wide Mllk-for-Health cam
All city and county organisations
are oooperating in the movemert
under the direction of R. w. Shoff
ner, chairman of the central com
mittee The mllk-for-health plea
will be carried into all city and
county schools, will be boosted by
business firms and industrial plants,
and paramounted at all civic meet
ings during the week.
A number of prises are be me of
fered by the state and county In
tire attempt to double the consump
tion of milk in the county. Gov
ernor Gardner is giving silver cups
for the best essay on the healthful
qualities of milk, for the best rhyme
and for the best poster. In Cleve
land county six prises will be- given,
two for the best essay In the high
schools and elementary’ scliools,
two for the best posters In high
school and elementary school and
two for the best rhymes.
All merchants are asked to dis
play Milk-for-Health posters in
their display windows during the
Ministers association—Pastors of
all city and county churches.
Red Cross—Henry B. Edwards.
P T. A—Mrs, .Tohn Sebenck, Jr,,
and Mrs. Harry Hudson.
County welfare-^/. B. Smith.
Medical society—Dr. D. P. Moore
j jdDental society—Dr. A. Pitt Beam
ntlbllclty—Lee B. Weathers.
Boy Scout—Alvin Propet
Finance—J. S. Dorton, J. D. Line
Woman's club—Mrs. H T. Hud
son, Mrs. Henry Edwards, Shelbv:
Mrs. Hunter Patterson * Kings
Nurses association—Miss Ella
MacNichols and Miss Etta Beverly
City officials—Mayor S. A. Mc
Murry, Shelby, and Mayor W. K.
Mauney, Kings Mountain.
Can you answer seven of these
test questions? Turn to page 2 for
1. —Which revolution was ushered
in by the storming of the Bastile?
2. —Whjch university is located at
Ithaca, N. Y?”
3—Does the prohibition law ex
tend to the Philippine Islands?
4. —What is the language of Ice
5. —What does "Sic * Semper Ty
6-—The royal ruling house of
which country is named Windsor?
How many times was Napo
8.—Which southern city has been
called the “Pittsburgh of the
* —What Is the name of the high
est state court In New York state?
10.—Where was Marshal] Foch
11 —How many members does the
American Legion have in the War
ren Hoyle post?
12.—What merchant in Shelby j
handles the Coles planters? ,
Ju«t One Year Yet
Of Hoover, He Saysj
John P Mull, former judge of'
county court and now chairman of
the county board of elections, was
staging an anniversary celebration
of anticipation today.
“I just want to remind that after
today we have only one more year
of Hoover.” he said. “Mr Hoover
completes his third year today—and,
yes. I’m pretty sure he has just one !
more to go, even though he is re
nominated by "the Republicans."
Lindberghs Make Appeal For Safe
Return Of Son; Watch N. C. Roads
Lindy Baby's Last Photo
ThU pk'tur*'#f (be baby son nt Colonel Lindbergh »»<s made just a
few week* *fi,_ His curly blond locks given him a striking resemblance
. i. f £ %tJ22& utktr
How Baby lliiuly
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* A 4 1 * ■ ■ : ;l
Detectives searching for clues around the window through'
Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., was taken by his kidnapers.
3 Fires In 3 Days In Third Ward
The Shelby (ire trucks have been
cattpd out three times in three days,
all calls being to the Third Ward
and coming between 12 noon, and 1
in the afternoon.
Tuesday the trucks were called
out just after noon tc Graham
street where there was a grass fire
near the Graham school. Wednes
day shortly after noon the trucks
Were called to the Gulf station, also
on .west Graham, where cotton sam
ples were ablaze. And Thursday just
about 1 o’clock the fire siren shriek
ed three times for another Third
Ward fire at the residence of J. P.
Austell on West Warren street.
The Austell lire, fought by the
firemen with chemicals, was in a
clothes and linen closet and did
about $100 damage to clothing and
bed linen, etc.
March usually brings more fires
11 han any month of tire year and
j three blazes during the first three
'days of the month have maintained
The week has also brought a ser*
ies of misfortunes to the Austell
j home. Monday the family’s pet dog
idied. Tuesday the family pony died
! and Thursday a fire in the home
came very near developing Into a
A. V. Irvin Best All-Around Boy In
Lattimore School; Pick Superlatives
Is Bm( Athlete, Most Popular.
Frances Cablness Prettiest
Girl. Other Picks,
i Special to The Star. >
Lattimore, March 4.—A. V. Irvin
was picked by his classmates in tbiij
senior class at the Lattimore hhrU!
school as the besi all-around br>;
Aileens Crow’rt«i »> >hr ir
In listing the superlatives of the
elass youijg Irvin was also voted
the best athlete and the most
Frances Cabiness was voted the
prettiest girl and John Albert Mc
Brayer the most- handsome boy. |
Brains and good looks do go t», '
ifotni>rvf;u o.v r*«.;a
Will Do Anything
Mother Begs K0r Return Of
Boy. Make Their Plea Pub
Hr. Car In North
(Hv UNITED PRESS)
Hopewell. N. J., March 4.-,
(Noon)—Colonel and Mrs.
Charles A. Lindbergh made a
heartbroken appeal today to
kidnappers of their child in a
public letter announcing they
w ill make any concessions de
manded for return of their
i olonel Lindbergh and I
want to make personal con
tact with kidnappers of our
child. Our only interest is in
hw safe and immediate re
turn" Mrs. Lindbergh said in
her statement which she hop
ed the kidnappers would read
Patrolmen In N. C.
Cover All Roads In
Watch For N. Y. Car
SUtr Motorcycle Patrolmen Win
tered Along Virginia Border
To Catch Car
(By United Pres*,
Raleigh, March 4.—-Officer*
lined the North Carolina-YIr
finia border today In the at
f tempt to catch an antomobiie.
bearing a New York license
plate, in which It ia. suspected
the kidnapped Lindbergh kabr
ie being carried sonth.
THie automobile stopped at the
home of women new Richmond
yesterday inquired for New York
papers arid theh sped on South
The woman said them was a baby
in the ear with a man and woman
She thought nothing of it at the
tinw* pin noticed, the number and
* short time’ later read in a Rich
mond. paper that a car with the
aame N. Y. number waa the one
officers believed to be the one used
bv the Lindbergh kidnappers.
As a result of the tip state high
way patrolmen, mounted on motor
cycles, were sent out to patrol all
highways entering North Carolina
from Virginia. Officers in cities and
counties along the border were also
aiding in the watch for the car
suspected of carrying the kidnapped
Lindbergh Hope Of
Paying Ransom Gone
Famous Flyer Hoped Yo Meet Kid
nappers Early Yesterday But
Failed In Effort.
Hopewell. N. J„ March 4.-Col
Lindbergh early today had practic
ally given up hope of making a per
I CONTINUED ON p.\ua TEN .
Shelby Seeks News
Of Lindbergh Baby
The Lindbergh , kidnapping has
stirred the Shelby and Cleveland
county section, as it has the entire
world, more than any event since
the signing of the Armistice.
At all hours of the day residents
of the city and county call The Star
for the latest word about the hunt
for the son of the famous pilot.
Scores of radios in the county are
tuned in all day and late at night
to hear the latest developments.
Along the streets, in offices and
plants the kidnapping Is the one
and only topic of conversation.
The news that a car suspected of
being the kidnapping car was head*
ed into North Carolina from Vir
ginia last night has brought addi
tional interest here. Nearly every
one eyes all passing autos that have
out-of-state*tags. Early today the
report was broadcast that a Cadil
lac car with the curtains down and
bearing a New York license plate
had passed through Kings Moun
tain about 8:30 in the morning. A
man and woman and a crying baby
were said to have been in the ear
The report has not been officially
checked. Similar reports come in the
the wire dispatches from al! see
Mons of the country.
(The leading kidnapping etoay in
rhe Star today carries the latest
developments ap to noon- The Star
will be notified by the United Frees
the minute the baby is found or
something definite develop*^Read
*rs may keep cheek by telephoning
ihe paper today and tomorrow).