By M»1I. per reir. tin *d?»nee> - nn
N. C. WEDNESD’Y, MAR. 9, 1932
Late News j
Cotton, spot _ _.... 1c and up
Cotton Seed, per ton $9.90 j
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Cloudy and continued cold
tonight. Probably rain or snow in
Interior. Fair and continued / cold
Late Snow Falls.
The winter season, running three
months behind schedule, brought a
«now flurry to the Shelby section
late last night. The snow however,
was not heavy and did not remain
on theN ground for any length- of
time. With continued cold forecast!
by the weather bureaus came the
report from1 Denver, Colorado, that;
the Rocky Mountain region is grip
ped in zero weather. Thirty inches
of snow fell during a blizzard in
that section yesterday.
Office Of Judge
Of County Court
Joseph M. Wright, Young Barris
ter And Teacher Announces.
Would Cut Salary.
Joseph M. Wright, young attor
ney of Eai l and Shelby, today an
nounced that he would b% a candi
date for judge of Cleveland coun
ty recorder’s court.
Mr. Wright is a son of Cliss
Wright and the late Rinda Gib
bons Wright. He was born and
reared on a Cleveland county farm
in the Patterson Springs commun
ity and attended the State Uni
versity for seven years getting two;
degrees, A. B. and LL. B. After
graduating he taught school for
two years and since has been en
gaged in the practice of law in this
county. He is now living at Earl bt;t
has secured an office in the Roy
ster building here.
In connection wdth his announce
ment Mr. Wright said:
“If elected recorder I now agree
to cut the salary from the present
sum of >2000 to $1800 a year dur
ing the period of depression, a re
duction of 10 percent.
“I understand this was the sal
ary paid Jud^e Falls and Judge
Mull when cotton was selling at IS
and 20 and even 30 cents a pound
Reduction In the salary of this
particular office should be made
for the two reasons, to-wit: first,'
because the appointment of a clerk
for recorder’s court has reduced the
work of.the recorder fully one half;
and second, because of the present
depression and hard times.
* “I believe that my experience
as teacher, together with my legal
training and practice at the bar.
would in no small way qualify me j
co perform the duties of recorder,
and especially that of numerous
Judge Maurice R. Weathers, now
serving his first term, is expected
to seek re-election but has nrt
made formal announcement to
date. At least one other candidate
has been discussed as a likely pros
Long Will Handle
For Shelby Legion
Local Post Of Veterans To Help
Unemployed Find Work
H. C. Long has been named un
employment officer for the Warren
Hoyle Legion post In the nation
wide drive of the American Legion
to help unemployed men.
The post here has volunteered to
do everything possible to help needy
men find jqbs.
Mr. Long asks all unemployed
who really want work and need
work to get m touch with him. He
cannot assure them jobs but will
assist In searching for jobs. Busi
ness men and manufacturers are
also asked by the World war vet
erans to cooperate in the drive by
notifying Mr. Long of empty jobs
or even part tirpe work where th°
legion may place some unemploy
ed men who have families to sup
Marble Tourney On
For County Youths
Cleveland and Rutherford coun
ty boys may enter the/ marble
shooting championship tourna
ment for this section of the state
Alvin Propst, Boy Scout official, is
to have charge of the contests for
the two counties. He hopes to have
contests in every school In Cleve
land and Rutherford to determine
school champions. These will then
meet in Shelby prior to May 5 to
pick the champion of the two coun
ties who will enter the big tourney
in Charlotte. Medals will be given
school and county champions and
the winner of the big champion
ship will get a trip to the national
contest at Ocean City, N. 3 School
principals and others inay secure
necessary information from Mr
Farmers May Now Get
Federal Crop Loans
Crop Reduction Necessary. Loans
Bear 5 1-2 per Cent and Must
Be Paid Back Nov. ^50.
An unlimited amount of mo
ney is available for loans to
farmers of Cleveland county for
the purchase of feed, seed, fer
tilizer, livestock, food, etc., in
making their 1932 crops and
County Agent R. W. Shoffner
has application blanks on hand
ready for the farmers.
The money is male available
through a fifty million dollar fund
appropriated to the U, S. Depart
ment of agriculture which has des
ignated the county agenl Mr. Shoff
ner as the official agent through
whom the loans are to be made in
5 1-2 Per Cent Interest.
There are several interesting reg
ulations to notice in connection
with these leans:
Loans will be only to farmers
u#iose only source of income is
farming. Applicants must 'have
been fanning for at least the past
The interest rate is 5 1-2 percent.
Loans must be paid back on No
vember 30th, 932.
All money,so loaned must be used
for the specific purposes intended
The money must be applied to the
purchase of seed, fertilizer, livestock,
food. etc. Failure to apply the mon
ey in this way subjects the borrower
to a fine of $1,000 or imprisonment
for six months or both.
The maximum amount any one
landlord can get is $1,600 or $400 for
The following local commit
tee has been appointed to ap
prove all loans made in Cleve
land eounty: Wm. Llneberger,
chairman, C. S. l'onng and Tom
Cornwell. Loans must also be
paaaad upon in Washington be
fore the money Is available.
It Is highly important that £ach
applicant for a loan be able to re
port the amount of his acreage in
1930 and 1931 and the yield fit all
crops so planted
No planter oafc put in over 65 per
I CONTINUED ON PAOE NINE.!
Ellenboro Man Out
Of Race For Senate
Coffield Withdraws In Favor Of
Dunagan As This District’s
Forest City, March 9 — O. R. Col
field of Ellenboro, who announced
Saturday as a candidate for the
state senate from the 27th senator
ial district, withdrew from the race
yesterday in favor of Stover P.
Dunagan of Rutherfordton. Mr
Dunagan, prominent attorney of
this county is chairman of the Ruth
erford county democratic executive
In withdrawing Mr. Coffield stat
ed that he did not know that Mr.
Dunagan was going to run for the
state senate. Mr. Coffield represent
ed Rutherford county in the last
general assembly as representative.
The 27th senatorial district is
composed of the counties of Ruther
ford, Cleveland, Polk, McDowell and
Henderson. Two senators are elect
ed from this district, the counties
alternative, every two years. This
year the two senators will be elect-:
ed from the counties of Rutherford
- Candidate For
Speak In City
A. J. Maxwell, who comes to
Shelby tomorrow to make an ad
dress to a Kiwanis gathering,
Is the first of the three announc
ed candidates for governor of
North Carolina to visit the horn*
county of the present governor
since formally entering the race.
Mr. Maxwell is to be the chief
speaker at a Joint meeting of five
Kiwanis clubs at the Hotel Charles
Thursday evening. The five clubs
participating in the program are
those of Shelby, Rutherfordton,
Marion, Morganton and Forest City.
It is not presumed that he will talk
politics as politics but it is believed
that he will discuss economy in gov
ernment, a topic that is par&mount
ed by him due to his expert knowl
edge of taxation, governmental coats
J. C. B. Ehringhaus, another of
the three candidates, spoke hire
last year but at that time had not
entered the race although he was
generally considered then as a
prospective candidate. R. T. Foun
tain, the third candidate, has not
visited the county in some time.
Both Ehringhaus and Maxwell haye
strong following in this section and
as a result there will be much In
terest In the Maxwell speech.
Will Present Negro
Pageant Once More
So impressive was the negro ps
eant, "Heaven Bound,” at the couit
house here Monday night that it
will be presented again Friday night
at 8 o'clock in the court house.
The second presentation of the
pageant is sponsored by the Lucy
Hoyle missionary society of Central
Methodist church and the general
public is urged to attend as the
‘pageant is considered by those who
have witnessed it as one of the fin
est religious presentations ever seen
The program is put on by the
negro schoo! teachers of Cleveland
county and in addition to the pa
geant includes such colorful spirit
uals as “Couldn’t Hear Nobody
Play,” "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,”
"It's Me, Lord,” and "I’m A Sol
Oldest Woman In
Mrs. Elizabeth Houser, Cleve
land county’s oldest woman, is
in serious condition at the home
of Mr. Elzie Borders, two miles
east of Shelby. She celebrated
her 100th birthday last summer.
Mrs. Houser fell when she
stumbled on a carpet or rug a
week or ten days ago and sus
tained a broken hip. N
She is now confined to her
bed and because of the suffer
ing is kept nnder the influence
or morphine most of the time.
It is felt that she cannot last
Her son, Charlie Honser has
arrived from Ctflifornia and U
here on a visit after an absence
of fifteen years. Mr. Honser
ran a laundry in Shelby at one
time and is now located at On
tario, California, near Los An
Governor Gardner Raps Critics Of
His Administration; Gives Warning
Asks Them, In Address Before D.
A. R. Gathering, To Name
Durham, March ».—Governor O.
Max Gardner last night challenged
critics of the "many things new and
radical in North Carolina” sponsor
ed during his administration to be
"specific" id their appeal for the re
storation of the "status quo.”
Addressing the opening session of
the 32nd annual conference of the
North Carolina Daughters of the
American Revolution, the governor
“If what has beep done has its
defects and. dangers, tat those who
criticize and,condemn suggest some
thing better. Let them be specific."
The governor recounted enact
ment of the Australian ballot law.
the statute providing for state ma‘n
lenaner of a! lcoimty road# by
abolishing 600 public offices, the six
months school law, the central pur
chasing agency and the consolida
tion of the state’s three institutions
of higher learning.
He pictured to the daughters the
kind of man he wished his succes
sor to be—Governor Gardner's four
yea radministration comes to an end
in Jahuary 1933.
“This* is no time to follow the
man who hovers,” he said. "Be
ware of the patriot who appealing
for votes hovers over the prejudic
es of each individual voter and
promises everything to every man.
Make him light, make him fly, don’t
let him hover.”
Mentioned No Karnes.
The governor mentioned no nam
es in the address which was his
first public declaration directly con
cerning the election of his success jr
this year. There are three candidal
CONTTKtTRD O.N PAQK HUOtf
Link to Eaglet?.
After questioning for 36 hoar* In
Hartford, Conn., In hopes that he
•night be able to throw some light
on the kidnaping of little Charles
A. Undbergh, Jr., Henry ‘(Red)
Johnson (above), 22-year-old friend
of Betty Gow, the baby's nurse, was
taken in custody of the Newark, K.
police for further questioning.
Johnson was formerly employed on
a yacht of Thomas Lament, noted
Negro Boy Dies
After Being Hit
By Another Youth
Hunt, 16, Fatally Injured By
Olln Brooks In No. 8 Township
Jesse Hunt, 16-year-old negro
boy, died at the Shelby hospital
this morning from a head In
jury said to have been received
last Tuesday, March J, when
hit over the head with a stick
by OUn Brooks, also colored.
Thf two negroes lived in No,. 8
township ant the -controversy
which ended in a tragedy took place
Brooks was brought to jail here
after the altercation and is still
oonfined. Sheriff Irvin Allen stated
today that no definite date had been
set for a preliminary hear Jpg but
expressed the opinion that it would
be held within a few days. •
When Hunt was first brought to
the hospital it was not thought that
he was so severely injured, but com
plications developed and proved fa
Officers have been informed, they
say, that Brooks slipped up behind
Hunt an<% struck him, the two hav
ing had an argument some days be
fore. There were two or three eye
witnesses, it is also said.
Dies In West
Druggist Who Was Born And Rear
ed In Shelby Succumbs After
Three Day Illness.
Will H. Gardner died Monday
night at Medford, Oregon, accord
ing to a telegram received here this
morning, bringing the news to liis
sister, Mrs. Clyde R. Hoey and his
brother O. Max Gardner of Raleigh
Mr. Gardner left Shelby about
thirty years ago and had been lo
cated at Medford, Oregon, for a
number of years. There he was a
druggist. It is understood his re
mains will be burled in his adopted
Mr. Gardner was a son of the
late Dr. and Mrs. O. P. Gardner ard
is well known to the older resident,
Because of the long distance.
Governor Gardner, of Raleigh, and
Mrs. Clyde R. Hoey, who is njw
visiting in Florida, will be unable
to attend the funeral.
Of Men Meet Tonight
Hie men of the Presbyterian
church will hold their regular
meeting Wednesday evening. The
ladies of the church will serve sup
per a£ 7 o’clock as several matters
of importance are to be discussed
All the men of the church are in
vited to attend.
No. 3 Will Put On
An old-time fiddlers’ convention
will be held at the No 3 high
school on Friday night, March 25.
at 7:30 o'clock, it is* announced b\
Prof. Lawton Blanton
For Court Term
Here March 28
Two Week* Session
i *ud*r r. A. McKIrm To Prrsldr.
VFeok Criminal And Wrrk
Jurors for a two weeks ternf of
superiqr court in Cleveland coun
ty^rere selected this week by the
county commissioners. The term
opens on Monday. March 38. wlln
Judge P. A. McElroy presiding ar.d
the first week will be devoted to
criminal cases and the second to
the clyll calendar.
Th* Jury Wst follows:
No. 1 township—C. P. McCre.w;
No. 3—Edgar Moore,' Willie G. Hop
per, C. 9. Hamrick; No. S—T. H.
Lowery, jr„ Clyde Kendrick. Thurs
ton .McSwain; No. 4—Curtis Palls,
J. T. Goforth, Albert Hamrick, A.
A Anthony, Jack E. Huliender, W.
P. Pulton; No. 5—Stowe Miller,
John D. Black; No. 6—A P. Shytle.
A. V. Wray, P. A. Hamrick. jr.,,W.
M. Wellmon, Z. Kistler, B. B. By
ers, W. Oeorge Spake; No. 7—Roy
Padgett, A. C. Doty, L. C. Jones, V.
B. Lovelace; No. $—J. O, Peeler P.
P. Short, J. B. Petty, Thomas Mc
Entlre; No. #—L. G. Bowen. D. O.
Dixon, Chesley Hendrick, Claude
Stamey; No. 10—Steele WllUs; No
No. 1—G. A. McOraw; No. 3—A.
W. Grlene; No. 3-- 8 C. Weaver;
No. 4—B. O. Goforth, C. E. Carpen
ter; No. 5—'W. M. Sellers, P. C
Beattie; No. 6—W. V. Metcalf. D.
C. Beam. S. E. Hoey; No. 7—W O
McSwain, J. Waylan Greene; No.
8— W. L. London, Alvin Ivester; No.
9— Ira Elmore, John N. Lackey; No.
10— J. Mack Ledford; No 11—A. M.
Miss MacNichols At
Death Bed Of Sister
. % -
Sister of Miss MacNichols, Superin
tendent of Shelby Hospital,
Miss Ella MacNichols, superinten
dent of the Shelby hospital wires
from Merchantville, N. J., that her
sister Miss Cagrie MacNichols died
at her home there on Monday night,
following a protracted Illness Miss
Carrie MacNichols was superinten
dent of St. Peters hospital In Char
lotte for a number of years and
went home on a vacation last sum
mer She was taken sick and was un
able to return to her work.
Her sister in Shelby left Sunday
night for Merchantville to be at her
bedside and she died on Monday
night. It is understood that four
sisters survive and that the funeral
and Interment will take place at
Moore Child Dies
In Eastside Village
William P. Moore, Jr., son of Mr.
‘and Mrs. Wm. P, Moore died at the
| home of its parents in the Eastside
j Mill village this morning at 2.30
j o’clock of heart trouble. The child
I which was four years, eight mont is
: and nineteen days old, had been
! sick most of Its life with heart and
kidney trouble, funeral service will
be held Thursday morning by Rev
H. E. Waldrop and Rev. Henry Sisk
and .interment will be in Sunset
Henry Byers, student aviator of
Shelby, was In Charlotte recently
and while there picked up a plane
ride to Washington with a pilot pal.
The trip was made In 2 hours and
Can you answer seven of these
test questions? Turn to page 2 for
1. —To what country does the is
land of Elba belong?
2. —Is Soviet Russia a member of
the League of Nations?
3. —How many children has A1
4'—To what genus do turtles be
5.-r-What Is the tallent building
in the U. 8 ?
What country did the Aztecs
7—Of what other country is
Christian X of Denmark also king?
8. —Which continents are sepa
rated by Behring Strait?
9. —In what department is the
bureau of prohibition?
10. —Where is *he U. S niscipli-!
nary Barracks located?
Rumored Little Lindy To Be Left
Near Grandmother’s Estate Soon
Grieves for Stolen Nephew
Miss Constance Morrow, 18-yeai-old sister-of Anne Morrow Lind
bergh and aunt of the missing Lindbergh heir, Is shown (renter) tak
ing a stroll at (smith College, Northampton, Mass., with two school
friends. Miss Morrow Is being goarded every minute by a Massachu
setts State police officer while at school. The young woman Is deeply
grieved at the newa that no word has yet been received of her little
Had 25 Gallons Of Booze Stolen
$100 Fines Given Burke Maa-Who
One of the most unusual whiskey
cases to be tried In Cleveland coun
ty courts recently came to an end
here yesterday when Avery Mull
and Bremen J. Brittain, young men
of Burke county, were fined $100
each for transporting and possess
It was a case wherein a load of
rum hauled to Shelby from , the;
South Mountains, apparently for
the purpose of sale, was stolen. The
five colored men who were accus-j
ed of stealing the whiskey or were
charged technically with possession
were let off with such costs as the
county might be liable for. There!
isn’t very much to be done, the
court intimated with a man for
stealing whiskey since whiskey it-!
self is illegal.
According to the testimony Mull
and Brittain brought 25 gallons of
whiskey, put up In five five-gallon
glass demijohns, to Shelby, one
night some weeks ago: They left
the whiskey in their car In the
Freedman colored section and dame
on uptown with the alleged pur •
pose of booking orders before go-<
ing back to deliever. When they
returned .tile whiskey had been
stolen. They suspected some ofj
the colored men who were drink'ng
and then made a bold move. They
came to police headquarters and
told Policeman Stanley that cer
tain negroes in Freedman were
bootlegging and they rode back
with the officers. Just after get
ting back to Freedman the Burke
men made a hurried departure*.
Officers arrested the five colored
men and found one of the five
gallon demijohns, .the remainder of
the 35-gallon load has never been
located. After their arrest the col
ored men told the officers, ‘Why,
those men who came over here with
you were the ones who brought the
liquor in.” Then the search wife on
for Mull and Brittain, Later both
were arrested. Brittain offered
witnesses showing he had a good
character, but officers gave Mull a
rather bad character as a whiskey
runner, and stated they had been
trying to catch him for six months
as it was reported he wai bringing
a load of South Mountain corn
from the Valdese section to Shelby
each week. Both defendants, afW
the evidence of the colored men was
in, plead guilty through their at
torneys. The court then gave both
a suspended sentence of six months
each, to go in effect If they handle
whiskey any more, and slapped on
a fine pt $100 each. The car In
which the whiskey was hauled here
Company To Sell
Stockholders of the Sharon Tele
phone Co. are called by the officers
and directors to meet in the Sha
ron school house at 2 o’clock Wed
nesday, March 23rd. for the pur
pose of selling or otherwise dispos
ing of the telephone system. It is
said to be in debt and the* patrons
are unwilling for an increase in
Sybil Patterson, Wilburn McMurry
Top Superlative Seniors At No. 3
Kay McEntire Prettiest Girl And
Also Rest Athlete. Miss Aus
tin Most Popular.
The most popular boy at the No.
3 high school, Wilburn McMurry, is
also the most talented, and the
prettiest girl, Ray McEntire, is the
A complete list of the senior class
superlatives of the new consoli
dated high school follows:
Best student—Sybil Patterson
Most talented—Wilburn McMur
Most intelectual—Sybil Patterson.
Best girl athlete—Ray McEnt're.
Best boy athlete—Luther Greene.
Most popular girl—Mary Sue Aus
Most popular boy—Wilburn Mo
Mnr aHrwihre girl—HrtUc m#“!
Most attractive boy—Wilburn Mc
Wittiest boy—EdwarO Hamrick
Wittiest girl—Evelyn Itentirick
Neatest boy—Wells Lowery. '
Neatest girl—Winnie Borders.
Most versi^ile girl—Mayme Ken
Most versatile 0wy—Edward Ham
Prettiest girl—Ray McEntire.
Most handsome boy—Wells Lrw
Most winsome--Winnie Borders.
Most dependable—Mayme Ken
drick. i ,
Strongest personality—Edna Bor
Most talkative—Edith Alien.
Biggest sheik—J. D. Ellis.
Biggest flirt—Evelyn Hendrick
Best musician--Oenevieve Blan
M«»st poetical— Fvidyu Hendrick
New Hope Now
Police Saying Little
Lindbergh Friends * Admits,
However, Whereabouts Of
Baby Not Known.
(By United Press)
Trenton. N. J., Mar. 9.—Jt
ass rumored today that En
glewood, N. J., is the site to
be selected for taking Charles
Lindbergh, Jr., when and if
his kidnappers deliver him.
The rumor lacked official
confirmation from any source
but it was deemed logical that
the child might be surrender*
ed there inasmuch as thaAhe
home estate of his grand
mother. Mrs. Dwight Morrow,
is located there.
(By United Press) 1
Hopewell, N. J., March 9.—
The tensest expectancy col
ored with new' hope prevailed
today about, the Lindbergh
home. Activities of the paBt
24 hours created genuine op
timism for the safe return of
little Lindy to his parents.
What these activities were
and what new' information, if
any, has been learned were
JlQt made public* .
Col. Henry Breckenridge,
advisor and close friend of
Col. Lindbergh, who is en
gaged in a secret mission con
nected with' the kidnapping,
stated publicly, however, that
no tangible word of j the miss
ing baby's whereabouts had
been received. .
The police confined their re
port today to the wrord “Pro
Mvdy Remains Calm.
Hopewell,-N. J., March 9—Col.
Charles A. Lindbergh gulped three
sandwiches, and drank two cups of
coffee for lunch in the kitchen of
his home yesterday while state
troopers marveled at .his calm.
The troopers were ef the group
stationed at the old contractor's
shack at the gateway of the Lind
bergh estate. They were Joined by
the flying colonel shortly after they
sat down- In the kitchen for a lunch
of chicken and 1mm sandwiches.
They said he was even cheerful
He ate hurriedly, staying no long
er than ten minutes, asked If they
were getting enough to eat and
wanted to be sure that they had
heat In the old shack.
He was dressed In a light gray suit
with gray flannel sh|rt and blue
tie. trousers Stuffed Into high laced
Following1 his meal he walked In
to the cold, hatless and coatless,
and made his way to the garage,
which has been turned into a state
police sub-station. There he lifted
iCONTINUED OK PAGE NINE.'
Expect Ten Youths
For Hoey Contest
Here Friday Night
Annual Oratorical Contest To Re
Held This Week. Reciters
- Names GiTen.
Tlie exact number of entrants is
not known but it is believed that at
least 10 Cleveland county high
schools will have a representative in
the Clyde R. Hoey oratorical con
test for boys here Friday night Tlus
contest will, as usual, be held in Mse
Central school auditorium, begin
ning at 8 o'clock.
The Selma C, Webb recitation con
test was heid Friday of last week.
The winner was Esther Ann Quinn
of Shelby, and the other entrant*
were: No. 3—Helene Putnam; Casa:
—Burleigh Wortman; Piedmont—
Elaine Hoyie; Belwood—Elven* le
ast*:. Grover—Vivien . Stewart,
Fallston—Baeel Wilson: Boiling
Springs—Mary Hamrick; Mooret
boro—Evelyn Blanton; Kings Moun
tain—Rachel Goforth; Lattimore—
Faith Davis: No. R—Mildred Maun