VOL. XXXVIII, No. 29 THE CLEVELAND STAR . SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY, MAR 7, 1932 8 PAGES TODAY By M»ll. wr mi. (In »df»he«> - |)H C»rrl*r, per jenr. iin _ T 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 —t— '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 — i • 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 * 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 * Coe lxkv***o* AMt> MftS UMtWOH A*T DlfUftSft AT ABOUT r, k5 ocuocm At tew .thirty TR4*r*d wi*st. REPORT* Mvi IMS APPEARANCE TO the PATMEJA* AMO ANOTHER. M CHAW1MO-AOOM P.TWFtM 710 AMD IO O’CLOCK KiPMAfMl CAMtttS 9UMPIM0I RAKV PTMMt l» VK>MAM AOCOMPttCK wArra i A STii* diagram deplete the happening) in the Lind :h home at Hopewell, N. J„ from which Charles nhj ♦ A. Lindbergh, Jr., was kidnaped I eat in the drawing room. 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 irovrwTTeri on evar at mi 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.