North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXXVIII, No. 29 THE CLEVELAND STAR . SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY, MAR 7, 1932
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Late News
THE MARKET
Cotton, spot . ......... 7c and up
Cotton Seed, per ton __... $9.90
Frost And Frecaing.
Today's North Carolina Weather
heportt Fair and continued cold to
night and Tuesday. Frost and freei
• ng tonight.
Bitter Cold Heie.
Winter weather that failed to
Miow up during the regular season
swooped down upon the Shelby sec
tion over the week-end. Early this
morning the Eheltoft thermometer
legistered 30, a degree colder than
any weather during the so-called
winter season. The change came
with a heavy downpour of rain Sat
urday night and a windstorm which
did considerable damage. In several
sections of the State there was snow
and sleet. The-cold was still hanging
on today and just before noon the
mercury was still down to 36 de
grees.
Negro Spirituals
Feature Pageant
On Here Jonight
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'Religious Pageant "Heaven Bound”
At Court House. Program By
» Teachers.
One of the most unusual pro
grams presented in Shelby in years
is booked for the county court
house tonight, at 8 o’clock, when
the negro teachers of Cleveland
county, agisted by others will pre
ent the religious pageant, “Heav
en Bound." The paeeant portrays
the travellers along life's highway
and their success or failure in es
caping the lures of the tempter.
A special feature of the program
will bg 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
' Sow," etc.
Special seats will be reserved lor
white people and a special invita- i
; ion is extended them to be pres
ent. A small admission charge will:
• be made, the proceeds to go to
wards the county for the improve
ment of the work in negro schools.
David.S. Downs
Dies At Casar
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Victim Of Paralysis In His 72ml
Vear. Was Charter Church
Member and .Deacon.
David S. Downs of Casar died ot i
paralysis Thursday morning of last j
week in his 72nd year. The funeral
ervice was held at the Casar Bar
ist church of which he was a char
ier member. He served as a dea
con of the church from its organ
isation- in December. 1894. Funeral
ary ices were, in charge of the pas
tor, Rev. W\ G. Camp, assisted by
Rev. W. M. Gold.
For a number of years Mr. Downs
was a deputy sheriff under the late
M\ ff. Hamrick. He was a puhlic
-pinted citizen, ambitious that
those who came after him should
have the best that could be to af
iord them moral, educational and
religious advantages.
He is survived by three sons,
namely: C. F., J. C., of Casar, and
P. E. Dowp, pastor of the Pinetop
Eagles Baptist churches of Pine
rot* and four daughter, namely:
Misses Lonnie, Minnie, Faye Selma
of Casar and Vertie, a teacher in
he Kannapolis school system. In
; ddition to a number of grandchil
dren he is also survived-by ore
brother, W. M. Downs, Clover, S. C..
and two sisters, Mesdaities W. B.
Newton and J. C. Hull of Casar, a
number of other relatives and
friends.
Pall bearers: His brethren in the
deaconate, namely: A. A. Richard,
H. E. Peeler, O. Chester Downs, A.
M. Pruett, W. E. Pruett, Will L.
Walker, and Guy Warlick.
Flower girls: Doshia Richard
Mary Lou Richard, Dorcas Wort
man, Lounette Wortman, Ocia
Pruett, and Madge Downs. The
floral offering was rich and beau
tiful, shewing the esteem in which
he was held.
Grigg To Teach On ,
Faculty Of College
Gaffney. M&rch 7.—Dr. T. C. Mc
Gee. director of the Liihestone col
lege summer school, has announc
ed that Superintendent Claud o
Grigg, Kings Mountain, N. C„ and
Superintendent M. G. Patton, Ker
shaw, S. C., ha^e been secured as
members of the summer school
faculty for the coming summer, v
Professor Grigg is a graduate of
Duke university with the A. B and
M. A. degrees, majoring in school
administration. He has had exper
ience in various types of school
work, from that of teacher in rural
and city schools, to principal and
superintendent of various school
systems. He taught with the sum- ]
mer school faculty last year
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Maxwell Speaks Here
To Kiwanis Gathering
Five Kiw&nis Clubs to
Join In Meet
One Of Thr« Announced Candi
dates For Governor In
City Thursday.
A. J. Maxwell, candidate for
the Democratic nomination for
governor of North Carolina,
will be the principal speaker at
a joint meeting of five Kiwanis
clubs in Shelby Thursday even
ing at 7 o’clock.
The meeting will be held at the
Hotel Charles and neighboring Ki
wanis clubs invited to meet with
the Shelby club are those of Ruth
erfordton, Forest City, Marlon ar.d
Morganton.
It is expected that a large dele
gation from each of the tom in
vited clubs will attend.
, Topic Unknown
Just what Mr. Maxwell, now
commissioner of revenue, will talk
about is not known, but In several
addresses this year he has para
mounted economy in government
and reduction of governmental op
erating expenses.
His views on public matters hav'e
met with the approval of many
business men who think much of
public expense is unnecessary. Re
gardless of what he may discuss
Mr. Maxwell is one of state's bed
informed citizens on governmental
problems and it is generally stated,
that he hassjo equal in North Car
olina as a tax expert.
Wm. B. Barrett
Buried Today
Aged Fanner Of The Pleasant Rill
Community Died Sunday At
1:35 O'clock.
William B. Barrett one of the
most respected farmers of the
Pleasant Hill church community,
■died -Sunday at 1:25 o’clock and
was buried this afternoon at Pleas
ant Hill church where he had been
a member since youth.
Mr. Barrett was 80 years old and
had been suffering with high blood
pressure, but his condition was not
serious until the dhy before he
died. Fifty two years ago he was
married to Miss Eunice Hehdrick
who survives with the following
children: Mrs. Cliff Bridges, B. B.
Barrett. Mrs. D. L. Ledford, Mrs.
J. W. Cornwell, Mrs. Martin Moore,
Mrs. J. W. Beatty, Mrs. B. M. Leon
hart and Mrs. Corrie Hamrick. In
addition to the children there are
34 grandchildren and nine great
grandchildren surviving.
The funeral services were con
ducted this afternoon at 2 o’clock
by Rev. W. E. Lowe,- assisted by
Revs. Brown and Hicks and inter- .
ment was in the cemetery at the
Pleasant Hill church. "7
Eastern Star Will '
Name New Officers
A regular meeting of 'the Shelby
Eastern Star chapter will be held
Tuesday night at 7:30 o’clock. Of
ficers for the year will be elected at
this meeting and all members are
urged to attend the important ses
sion.
Shoffner To Speak.
R. W. Shoffner, Cleveland nounty
farm agent, will be the speaker at a
P. T. A, program to be held tonight
at 7:30 at the Jefferson school. All
parents are urged to attend.
Is Riding Again
Mr. Geo. Blanton is horse back
riding again. He took out his mount
last Friday after being laid-up for
several weeks from a broken jaw
received when his horse kicked
him on the chin.
Will Speak Here
A. J. Maxwell, (above) candidate
for Governor, will be the principal
speaker at a Joint meeting of five
Klwanls club* In Shelby Thursday
night.
W. S. Beain Oat
For Solicitor
Seeks To Succeed Himself. Appoint
ed To Fill Out Unexpired
Term of J, C. Newton.
W. Speight Beam, county solici
tor, today pnnounced himself a
candidate for re-election to this
olfice in the June primary. Mr.
Beam has never neen elected to an
office in this county, but was ap
pointed to his present position to
fill out the un-expired term of the
late J. Clint Newton and friends
who are advocating him for t-ve
position point to the fact that he
has served acceptably and well and
has not yet served one full term.
Mr. Beam Is one of the most in
fluential men In the American le
gion. He Is past post commander
'of the Warren Hoyle post of the
American Legion and was one ol
the original organizers of the
American Legion in Paris. France,
before the boys came home from the
World war. He has practiced in
Shelby and Charlotte for a number
of years, returning to his native
county of Cleveland to practice law
several years ago.
Already Attorney C- C. Horn has
announced for this position and it
is thought that Attorney P. Cleve
land Gardner who has filled this
position for several years in the
past, will also announce.
School Buses Here
In Good Condition,
Patrolman Declares
The 562 big buses used for trans
porting Cleveland county boys and
girls to and from school each day
are in good condition, according to
State highway patrolmen who have
just completed a thorough inspec
tion of the buses.
“They are safe in every respect,”
patrolmen reported to 'County Su
perintendent J. H. Grieg, "and are
in better shape than the buses in
the average couhty in the State.”
The only minor defects found in
the entire Inspection, it was said,
was the absence of a driver’s mir
ror on one bus and defective horns
on two or three busses. These de
fects have been eliminated.
In reporting the inspection patrol
men again remind motorists that it
is against the law to pass a school
bus while It is at a standstill, load
ing or taking on children.
Shelby Candidate Believes Sentiment
Swinging His Way; Gets Vets Backing
Peyton McSwain In Race For At
torney General While Brummltt
Viewed Other Office
(M. R. Dunnagan. Star N#wj
Bureau.)
Raleigh, Mar. 7.—“I am not run
ning against Mr. Brummitt; he is
running against me. He was a pros
pective candidate for governor
when I announced for attorney
general,” said Senator Peyton Mc
Swain; of Shelby, announced can
didate for that post, while attend
ing the American Legion post of
ficers conference in Winston-Salem
last week.
Friend* of Mr McSwain wht>
admitting that Mr. Brummitt has a
strong political following, contend
that there is a growing sentiment
for their candidate and against Mr.
Brummitt, one of Mr. McSwain’s
friends saying: due to the fact that
after withdrawing frqp the gover
nors race, he is now asking to be
re-elected as attorney general, and
the further fact that he has al
ready held the office eight years.
His failure to join Governor Gard
ner’s economy program by refusing
to voluntarily reduce his salary will
be used against him in many sec
tions of the state, especially since
this office is now one of the hlph
CONTTVV’Kl' ' IN' K’ffWY
Mooresboro Boy,
Local Girl Get
Contest Honors
Webb Contest* Draw
Large Crowd
Esther Ann Qoinn And Edly Hicks
Win Selma Webb Recitation,
Essay Medals. '
A Shelby girl and a Mooresboro
boy won the Seim Webb recitation
anfc essay medals In the annual con
test held at the Central school audi
torium here Friday night. The es
say and recitation contest and the
Clyde R. Hoey oratorical contest for
boys, which la to be be held Friday
night of this week, are the biggest
annual scholastic events tor Cleve
land county high schools.
Esther Ann Quinn, young daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Quinn,
was the winner of the recitation
medal In which there were 13 con
testants representing the high
schools of the county. The winner
for one of the few times In the his
tory of the annual contest received
the unanimous vote of the three
fudges, R. L. Leary and Misses Swan
Hester and Gertrude Jones of the
Spindale faculty. Her topic was
“Ashes of Roses.”
Essay Contest.
Edly Hicks, Mooresboro high
school pupil, was announced as the
winner of the essay contest, his
theme being “Opening the Windows
of the Mind.”
Inez Ridge, of the No. 8 Consoli
dated school, was second with the
| subject “A Modern Oirl Looks far
| Beauty." Alice Elam, of Kings
Mountain, was given third honors on
the subject “The Breach .of Dentil.”
W. A. Rldenhour, of Kings Moun
I tain, chairman of the obunty board
i of education, presided at the meet
ing and a large crowd flH(Bd the
auditorium to hear the unusually
fine recitations by the girl contest
ants. As a side feature of the pro
gram Instrumental selections were
rendered by member! of the Shelby
High orchestra and vocal numbers
by the girls chorus and the boys
chorus of the Kings Mountain high
school.
Lfgion Wants «
Compensation
Balance Now
Resolution Adopted At Luncheon
Meeting Here Friday Night.
Membership Now 260.
A resolution was unanimously
adopted Friday night at a lunch
eon meeting of the Warren Hoyle
post No. 82 of the American Legion
held in the Masonic temple build
ing, asking the senators and rep
resentatives from North Carolina to
use their best efforts to secure the
immediate passage of a bill making
available the immediate payment
of the remainder of the adjusted
compensation, together with the
return of all interest paid and ac
cumulated on loans heretofore
made.
The legion points out that the
balance due on the adjusted certi
ficates constitutes a vilid and re
cognized obligation of the United
States and that the legion members
feel that they should be considered
along with the industries and other
essential organizations and units
composing the economic structure
of our government.
The Warren Hoyle post of the
American Legion now has 260 mem
bers which is the most the organ
ization has ever had. Peyton Mc
Swaln is post commander and T. H.
Abernethy, Jr., is post adjutant.
Past Commander Speight Beam was
directed to transmit a copy of the
resolution so adopted to each of
the senators and representatives
from North Carolina now In Wash
Cox Not To Ron.
Raleigh, March 7.—General Albert
L. Cox will not be a candidate for
Governor. The former superior court
judge and World War veteran de
cided late Saturday not to enter the
already three-cornered race.
Unless Solicitor Thomas A. Mc
Neill, Lumberton, gets into the race,
and it appears a toss up as fo what
the spectacular solicitor will do, the
lists for Democratic nominee for
Governor may be considered closed,
the three candidates being J. C. B.
Ehringhaus, A. J. Maxwell and R.
T. Fountain. Josephus Daniels and
Angus Dhu MacLean have already
decided not to run. Willie Smith
was about ready tp toss in his hat
earlier in the week, but is not now
expected to. He will make known
his decision soon. The only lik»l.T
entrv is Solicitor McNeill
Police Think’ Lindbergh Baby Still Alive;
Gang Chieftans Asked To Help Find Boy
How Kidnapers Stole Little Lindy
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:h home at Hopewell, N. J„ from which Charles
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while hie parent!
| Oh, Ripley! Meet Our John Green
rat down another Cleveland
• county stfcerlatlve and write
IMIfw-ft-Or-Not Ripley about
•it oddity that should jar ' his
sophistication.
John Green. of Boiling
. Springs, claims the distinction
|af being the greenest man In
' the Htate. Hk great great grand
parents were named Green, his
great grandparent* were Greens,
Ills grandparents were Greens
and when 1>e was married twice
be married a Green each time.
He has thret daughter* and they
all married Greens, and he also
has a granddaughter who mar
ried a Green.
Young Shelby Golfer Wins Florida
All-State Tourney Over Big Stars
iWd Webb, Just 18, Southpaws Way
To Great Win In Miami
Meet.
Fred tSnook) Webb. 18-year
‘«!a Shelby golfer, made * bid
for national fame Saturday
when he surprised the golfing
world by winning the famous
All-States Amateur tournament
on the Blviera course at Miami.
Florida.
The tall, slender Shelby boy is the
first left-handed golfer to win a
major golf championship and the
Miami cup, sought by America’s
most famous amateurs was added to
the youngster’s growing collection
of cups which includes two Junior
Carolina* titles, the Charlotte Coun
try club title, the Tryou Invitation
title and several lesser honors.
Beat Howard Tryon.
To win the Miami meet young
Webb eclipsed some of the best ama
teur golfers in the country and de
feated Howard Tryon, Detroit star,
in the finals 4 holes up and three
to play. Two days fcforc Tryon had
set up a new course record of 68
and the hundreds of spectators from
the Florida resorts had little idea
that the Shelby stripling would de
feat him. Tryon, according to As
sociated Press dispatches. Jumped
two holes in the lead early in the
match and later moved three holes
ahead. The gallery considered that
the young southpaw had had his
flash in the pan" and was through,
but the former Cleveland Springs
cuddy staged a come-back and was
even at the end of nine and four
holes up at the end of 18,
To go to the finals Webb defeated
F H. Hohlfelder. of Cleveland, one
up in 18 holes and Tryon beat Gar
fiel Miller, of Pelham, New* York.
Sport pages throughout the entire
country “played up” the surprising
victory of the Shelby boy but In the
Carolinas section the win was not
such a •startling surprise as Webb
and his brother, rtte, have defeat
ed the best golfers in this two States
on several occasions. *
Pete is with his brother at Miami
and the two are expected to partici
pate in several other Florida tourna
ments this week and next as the
country’s golf stars make a circle of
the Southern meets in working
back to Pinehurst. Pete, being a pro,
was not eligible for the tournament
won by Snook.
Herbert Champion
Breaks Both Legs
Herbert Champion, former pre
scription clerk at Suttle’s Drug store
here and a sdn of the late Dr.. C. O.
Champion of Mooresboro fell from
a hospital window at Lincolnton and
broke both legs. Mr. Champion had
been working for a drug firm in
Lincolnton. He is an ex-service man
in the World War ahd one of the
two Cleveland county men to be
awarded the distinguished service
cross for outstanding bravery in ac
Hrm
Try Answering
These
Can you answer seven of these
test questions? Turn to page S for
the answers. *
1—What country ceded Califor
nia to the U. S.t
2. —What narcotic drug Is made
from the poppy?
3. —Who was the Democratic
nominee for president in 1924?
4—Of what descent was the
mother of Alexander Hamilton?
5. —Name the four standard time
zones of continental U. 8 ?
6. —Name the treaty that ended
the Crimean War?
7. —>Who was Nietzsche?
8. —Of what country Is the hood
ed cobra native?
9—Who was Jacob Stainer?
10.—What ’causes the gyratory
movement to waltzing mice?
Mr. King Better
At Shelby Hospital
Mr. Will King who has been suf
fering with blood poison for sev
eral weeks and In a serious condi
tion for a time. Is reported to tc
much improved. He was able to sit
up yesterday with his clothes on,
and his suffering is not so Intense.
Several weeks ago he cut his hand
on a broken Coca Cola bottle while
loading a truck at Cherryville and
the wound became infected.
Mrs. King, his wife, who has betn
suffering with neuritis at her heme
on Sumter street Is also much Im
proved.
• Among the out of town relatives
here for the funeral of Mr. J. P.
Smith last week were: Mr. and
Mrs. B. E. Smith, and Mrs. C. 0.
Harmon, of Charlotte; Mr. J. M.
Harrison, Miss TjiUa Harrison, and
Mr. and Mrs. Will Spivey, all of
Columbia. S. C.
Baby Lindy’s Nurse
First to discover the disappearance
of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., was his
nurse. Miss Betty Gow (above). Hie
rtrl has ben employed as the babv’s
nurse for a year
Jim Packard Of
Cliff side Found
Dead In His Bed
Brother Of Late Lee Packard Of
Shelby. Burial Takes Place This
Afternoon.
Jim Packard, a brother of the
late Lee Packard of N Morgan
street .was found dead in bed at his
home at Cliff side Saturday nigkt at
11 o’clock. Mr. Packard had been in
his usual health and had made no
complaint whatever of feeling bad.
He was 62 years of age and a na
tive of Duncan’s creek township.
Rutherford county. For a number
of years he had held a responsible
.position at the Cliffslde Mills.
Mr. Packard was married to Miss
LoIr Hicks, daughter of B. C. Hicks
of near Lawndale, now living at
Cherryvllle. She died a year ago
leaving surviving six son;, and three
daughters: Also surviving are one
brother, Knox Packard of Moores
boro, Mrs. Rachel Lattimore, Mrs.
Julia Elliott, Mrs. Minnie Gold, Mrs.
Geo. Lattimore, nil of Cleveland
county and Mrs. Eliza McCarter of
Greenville. S. C.
Dr. R. C. Hicks of Shelby Is a
brother of Mrs. Packard who died a
year ago.- Funeral servlets were con
ducted this afternoon at Palm Tree
Methodist church near Lawndale
where the interment took place.
It’s Gardening Time; And County
Agent Offers Tips For Gardeners
• •
Lists Number Of Things That
Should Be la Every Garden
In Thle County.
(KM'. Shoffner, Farm Agent)
March brings many signs of
spring and with it the urge to get
the garden song. The following
crops are suitable for March plant
ing
1. —Asparagus, Plant large one
year-old roots of the Mary wish
ing ton variety.
2. —Beets. Early ' Wonder and
Detroit Dark Red are good varie
ties. If the first plant is caught by
hard frost, tnalcp a second plantlra
immediately.
3. —Cabbage: Early March is not
too late to make plantings of sec
ond-early varieties such as Copen
hagen Market and Charleston
Wakefield. Give the seedlings plen
ty of space and transplant to the
garden or field as soon as the plan**
ate larg^ enough to handle.
4. —Carrots: This is coming to
be more and more a "health" vege
table. If you have not yet learnra
to like them, 1932 is the time to
try. Plant Chantenay or Danvers
Half Long. t
5. —Lettuce: If strong plants ars
now ready for setting, heads may
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Lindberghs Will
Help Kidnappers
Get Safe Return
To Free Sweetheart
Of Boy's Nurse'
No Word From New York
“Capone** Who Ii Seeking
Missing Boy.
LATE BULLETIN
(By United Press)
Hopewell. N. J., March 7.—
New Jersey State police today
announced that they Kara in
formation leading them to be
lieve that the kidnapped baby
of Col. and Mrs. Chas. A.
Lindbergh is still alive. They
announced too that they had
agreed “to do everything pos
sible to help the kidnappers
deliver the child.”
(By United Press)
Nejv York, March 7—Police
here today were hunting a •
tan sedan with a New Jersey
license in connection with
what is thought to be an im
portant tip on the Lindbergh
kidnapping details. The reas
on for the new concentrated
search was withheld other
than that the car license was
issued to a Camden man with
an Italian name.
HAS AN ALIBI.
Hopewell, N. J., March 7—it w6r
believed thin morning that Henry
(Red) Johnson, sweetheart of Betty
Oow, nurse lor the Lindbergh baby
would be released during the day
as he has apparently established an
alibi showing that he had nothing
to do with the kidnapping.
Working Qaletly
No word has been received from
Salvator Spltale, New York under
world chieftain, and Irving'"Bit*,
racketeer, who were appointed by
Col. Lindbergh, acting on his own
initiative, as representatives of
Lindbergh to negotiate with the
kidnappers.
Immediately after conferring with
Lindbergh the two gang chieftains,
said to be czars of the gangs In New
York and New Jersey, opened a sil
ent, relentless drive in the under
world dives to get Information
about the location of the missing
baby.
Hope* Revived
Hopewell, N. J„ March 7.—Hopei
for an early return of the Lind
bergh baby was revived last night
as a result of the powerful legal
and extra-legal forces now working
towards restoring 30-months-ols
Charles Augustus to his parents.
Although the new optimism was
based on no single incident In the
five-day search for the kidnapers,
developments of today, after Col
onel and Mrs. Lindbergh had named
two underworld characters to deal
with the abductors, went far toward
dispelling the gloom that had en
veloped the case.
Gangsters Called
New York, March 7.—Salvatore
Spitale, whose word Is law in the
New York underworld, yesterday
embarked on a search through the
vicious kingdom of thieves, racke
teers, bootleggers and "dopesters’
over which he rules, for clues to the
kidnapers' of Charles Augustin
Lindbergh, Jr. *
The Manhattan racketeer—him
self a father—who claims to govcri
his world by "square dealing” rath
er than by the gun, was armed bj
Col. Lindbergh and Anne Morroa
Lindbergh with full authority te
iCONTINUKD ON PAOB EIGHT*
Ring Fire BeU.
The old fire bell, which
sounded alarms for Shelby
prior to the installation of the
new siren, will be rang when
*- young Charles Lindbergh is
found. So widespread is the
Interest In the kidnapping ot
the famous youngster that
Mayor S. A. MeMurry agreed
today to sound the bell when
The Star is notified by the
Fnited Press of the finding of
the baby. Similar plans are
seing made by towns and ma
tes throughout the entire
country. In Atlanta all fac
tory and locomotive whistles
will be sounded and all church
and school bells rang when the I
youngster is returned.
    

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