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Iliport: Cloudy and much wanner
•imight and Thursday. Showers
Ihursdac in west and north central
Key Wins Recall
t Manta, March lt>.—With the
largest vole ever polled In a munici
pal election here, Atlanta eltlsen
• sterday voted 17,178 to 11,743 to
' <-ep in office Mayor James L. Key,
"ho called the prohibition law a
failure, permitted Sunday charity
novies, refused to pay a bonus to
1 " bidders on city construction!
’’ °*h and approved salary reduc
tions to balance the city budg-i
* he opposition to Mayor Key whim
i ulminated in the recall election had j
it. inception last year when the
mayor, on a visit to France with
oth-r American mayors, issued a
'element that prohibition in this
c -untry was a failure.
0. Watson Blanton |
Is Buried Today
Y< M Known South Shelby Man
Succumbs To Heart Attack.
Born At Sharon.
□. Wauon Blanton, well known
iii^n of S. LaFayette stieet, died
Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at
11is home following a break down
n health extending over the past
wo years. Mr. Blanton had been
differing with high blood pressure
tnd heart trouble. On last Friday
ae had a severe heart attack and
'thers followed which hastened his
Mr. Blanton was born in the
naron community and was widely
onneeted and well and favorably
;nown. He was 49 years of age and
jierked in local stores for awhil?
ir.d at one time was a faithful em
ulovee at the Shelby Cotton mid
He served as a steward of LaFayette
treet Methodist church for a nurr
u?i of year* and was an active
vorker in cnurch and Sunday
Mr. Blanton was married to Mist
Ida Pearl Byers who survives with
the following children: Kennon, Co
rene, Hughlen, Lucile, Alena. J. W
and Lucy May. Funeral services wi'.
Methodist church by the pastor,
ftev, W. R. Jenkins .assisted by
Revs. Zeno Wall and L. L. Jessup.
Interment will be In Sunset ceme
Sanders Speaks To
Shelby Lions Club
Wade Sanders, Gastonia humor
tst, was the chief speaker at the
meeting of the Shelby Lions club at
a program at the Hotel Charles liu>t
Mr. Sunders, whose witty after
tinner talk, proved a hit with the
club, was accompanied by Mr. Todd
of Gastonia. The program was in
charge of Lion Jesse White.
Two nett members, Dr. H. C
Thompson and Victor Wray, were
iaken into the club.
Can you answer 14 or these test
'jftesUons? Turn to page 2 for the
1.—How many children has for
mer King Alfonso of Spain?
What is a vacuum?
3. —In what state was Buffalo
4. —Who wrote the words and
music of "St. Louis Blues”?
a.—What is a parasite?
G.—Where is the city of Dunedin?
7. T-If a president and vice-presi
dent both die in office, who suc
ceeds to the presidency?
8. —What country leads in com
9. —What are the supporters of
10. —Who owns Beoloe's island in
New York harbor?
11-—In which U. S. service band
was John Philip Sousa once the
12.—What city is opposite El Pas„
across the Rio Grande?
3 —What city lies directly across
the Mississippi river from St.
14. —Prom what two. territories
was the state of Oklahoma formed?
15. —Do oysters live in fresh wa
16. —What two battles in the Civil
war had the heaviest casualties?
17. —How many sisters did Mar
tha Washington have?
18. —Has Will Rogers any Indian
19 —What British poe session in
Africa produces large quantities of
20.—What is the origin of the
electrical term •"volt”?
Near 3,500 Students
In City Schools Now
More Pupils Now
Average- Attendance For Entire
School System Is 94.2. Col
ored Schools Lead.
More students are now enroll
ed in the * Shelby school sys
tem than ever before in the
history of the school, accord
ing to the official report for
the sixth month.
This report shows that almost
3,500 pupils—or 3,435 to be exact,
were enrolled during the sixth
The highest enrollment in any
one school was 522 at Central high
school. The second highest was 459
in the colored elementary and toe
third 429 at Marion school.
The average record for attend
ance during the sixth month was
94.2 percent of the enrollment. The
best attendance of all was that ot
the colored high school which was
97.9 with the colored elementary
coming next with 97. The best at
tendance of the white school units
was 95.6 percent at the Marion
The enrollment and attendance
figures for the month by schools
School Enroll Peel.
Marion ..... 429 9E.fi
South Shelby. 528 94.8
LaFayette . _..... 286 94.4
Jefferson _ ..._ 408 94.4
High School __ 522 94.3
Graham . ......._ 351 92.3
Washington . _...... 260 90 3
High School _.... 125
Zoar _ _, 67
Total -___ 3,435
Stores Are Sold
South Carolina Concern Buys 13
Stores In Western Carolina,
Including Shelby Store >
Asheville. March 16.
Stores, Inc., of Greenville, S. C., and
the Home Stores, Inc., of Columbia.
S. C., today took charge of 13, Pig
gly Wiggly stores in Western North
The two South Carolina c meerns
purchased the Piggly Wiggly Jt-ores,
at a bankruptcy sale at Marion
Officials said Judge E.
Webb of Shelby, presiding
Western North Carolina,
ed to approve the sale.
The purchase price wi
The transaction included
here. r- ,
The stores formerly jCwrfd
by the Western North CaroiAja
Piggly Wiggly Stores, Inc« wh'Ai
went into bankruptcy ,sev#rai
Home And Smoke
Houfce Are Burned
The four room home and smoke
house of Mr. David Jones of No. 2
township was completely destroy
ed by fire on last Saturday after
noon. The origin of the fire is un
known, but when members of the
family discovered the blaze it ^s
burning to such an extent that
nothing was saved from the house
at all and very little from the smoke
! # i
Wright Explains His
Salary View; Thinks
Joseph M. Wright, announced
candidate for county recorder on
a salary-cut basis, announces today
that he had no intention of violat
ing the corrupt practices act in
saying he would accept a salary
less than now paid if elected. In
withdrawing the direct statement
he adds that he still favors econ
omy as sought by tax-payers. Ills
“Since making my announcement
for recorder the attorney general
has ruled that Ih certain cases a
promise to return JO percent of the
salary to the county treasurer Is a
violation of the corrupt prapt.ce
act, I did not so intend it In my pro
posal made in good faith for I am
in full sympathy with the corrupt
practice act. I shall not mention
the proposition further in this
campaign. However, I desire to go
on record as favoring economy in
county government, which includes
the saving of every dollar possible
to the taxpayers of the county. The
matter of reduction of salaries is
properly left with the legislature I
am content that the people shall
know where my sympathies are for
any statement made by me was in
sympathy with the governor’s sug
gestion that all public salaries dc
reduced because of economic con
ditions which have hit all tax-pay
McSwain Given j
Endorsement Of j
Fellow Barristers Say C andidate
For Attorney General Capable
Capt. Peyton McSwain, Shelby
attorney, who is a candidate for at
torney general of North Carolina,
was yesterday given the endorse
ment of the Cleveland County Bar
Fellow attorneys of the Shelby
lawyer held a special session yes
terday morning to pledge their
support to him and to pass a resolu
tion endorsing his candidacy.
“We enthusiastically,” the resolu
tion read In part, “endorse tae
candidacy of our fellow barrister,
Peyton McSwain, for the Democra
tic nomination as attorney gene.a 1
of North Carolina. In doing so wc
go on record as expressing our be
lief, in his ability to fill the office
with credit to himself, to his pro
fession,. his county and his state ”
Shelby And County
Schools Will Close
Friday For Meeting
There will be no school In
Shelby and Cleveland county
Friday of this week.
Both the city and the county
schools will close all day to per
mit teachers in both systems to
attend the state convention of
teachers in Charlotte. This is
the first time the convention
has met so near Shelby in yean,
thus giving all teachers an op
portunity to attend the sessions.
“Heaven Bound,” Negro Pageant, Big
Hit Here; Two More Presentations
At Court House Friday Night And
Again Tuesday Night In South
The religious pageant, “Heaven
Bound,” prepared and directed by
the negro school teachers of Shelby
and Cleveland county, Is sweeping
the city as has no other production
in many years.
Already presented in public two
times it is bpoked to appear two
more times within a week.
Friday night of this week the la
dies of the Presbyterian church will
sponsor the gripping production at
the court house. Tne hour set for
the opening of the performance is
130 so as not to conflict with the
services at the First Baptist and
Central Methodist churches. *
Tuesday night of next week,
March 22, the pageant will be put
on in the big auditorium of the
South Shelby school. This presenta
tion Is sponsored by the Shelby
Eastern Star chapter. The hour of
this performance will also be 8:30
to prevent a conflict with church
Although the pageant, colorful
and stirring, has been shown two
times, hundreds of others h8ve
heard about it and have expressed
the desire to see It. Likewise out in
the county many hope to see it and
the fact that it is to be presented
twice more—Friday night of this
week and Tuesday nignt of next
will give practically all a chance to
see the locally developed hit.
JnUns Smith Sick.
Friends of Mr. Julius A. Smith
will be pleased to hear that he is
Improving after an illness of a wees
He is still confined to his home on
North LaFayette street with a nurse
Mr. K. L. Webb withdraws his offer
to serve, if elected sheriff, at a re
daction in salary, because Attor
ney General Rrummitt says this is
a violation of law. but he continues
in the race and favors salary cuts
for ail officials.
Cut In Salaries
L. Webb Withdraw* His Pron’
i»e To Serve At 10 Pereent Cut.
Favors Chanring Law.
Following the publication In Mon
day’s issue of The Star of a ruling
by Attorney General D G. Brum
mitt In which he says it Is a viola
tion of the corrupt practice act for
any candidate to offer himself for
office and agree to serve such of
fioe, if elected, at a reduction in
the salary provided by law, Mr. Sj
L. Webb, candidate for sheriff
withdraws bis offer but adds that
he fe in favor of changing the law.
•» Csat art allies of county |fff
clak shall be reduced. He is sttH in
Mr. Webb was the only candidate
for sheriff to offer to serve the oi
flce, if elected, at less thafl the
statutatory salary. Finding that tht«
is illegal, he withdraws, his offer,
but expresses the conviction that,
all salaries should be reduced just
as those of school teachers and
state officials have been reduced.
No Desire to Violate Law
Throughout North Carolina can
didates are offering themselves for
county offices at a reduction in pry.
The attorney general rules that
candidates cannot bid for votes In
this manner and ail who are doing
so will have to withdraw this sort
of bid for a Job or lay themselves
liable to indictment. On this sub
ject, Mr. Webb issues the folio wing
wnen i announced my candi
dacy for the .office of sheriff of
Cleveland coubty, subject to the
action of the Democratic primary I
stated that if elected. I would vol
untarily accept a cut of 10 per cent
in salary, since this policy has been
adopted by the state and put into
effect as to state employees. My
purpose was to voluntarily male;
the refund to the county of tas
same proportion of my salary as
sheriff, if elected, that is required of
"1 notice from a ruling made by
the attorney general that it is con
trary to law to make promises of
this character and, therefore, I de
sire to publicly withdraw the state
ment which, I made with reference
to this in regard to my own candi
dacy, for the reason that I do not
desire to violate the law in any re
spect and wish to comply fully wttn
the law. For this reason I am mak
ing this statement.
“I may say, however, that my
purpose in making the statement
originally was to express my own
opinion that even though cour.ty
officials were not requited to tare
the cut of 10 per cent under the
law, that in these times of depres
sion, they should adopt the same
policy that has been adopted by the
state with relation to its various
employees and the same which ap
plies to the school teachers. Tfits
is still my opinion; but. in defe.
ence to the ruling of the attorney
general, I wish to withdraw the
statement with reference to what
I would do personally, in the event
if my election.”
Ebeltoft Still Sick.
T. W. Ebeltoft, veteran bookstore
proprietor, is still confined to his
bed his many friends in the city
an dcounty will regret to hear. Om
sf the best known citizens of the
county many inquiries are made
sr-ch day about, him.
Jim Cline To
Enter Race For
Fallston Attorney To
Wrll Known Attorney Makn An
nouncement. (Vm < anriiriatr
Attorney James Cline, of Fallston,
'better known as Jim, announced
today that he was a candidate (or
judge of the Cleveland county re
corders court subject to the Demo
cratic primary in June
Mr. Cline is a native of th< Fali6
ton section and now lives there. He
was educated at Wake Forest and
received his law license in 1813.
Since that time he has practised
law in Shelby and Falls-ton and Is
well known over the county.
In masking his announcement for
the coming race Mr. Cline takes oc
casion to express thanks to the
friends who supported him for the
office v hen he was a candidate in
1926. "1 appreciate what my friends
I did for me then,” he said, "and will
be equally as appreciative of all
support in the coming primary. If
elected, I will do my utmost to
treat all alike nnd give everyone
Justice and a square deal."
The Cline announcement puts two
liken formally In the race, Attorney
Joseph M. Wright having ulready
It is generally believed that the
present recorder, Judge Maurice R.
Weathers, will be a candidate to
succeed himself as he is now serv
ing his first term. Reports have it
that at least one other candidate is
considering the race.
D. A. Goodson Dies
In Morristown, Tenn.
Old Star Subscriber
f ormer Citisen Of (.leveland Cotin
ty Pwssrd M Age 84. left Herr
'fti'W*g*n.' '' '
David A. Goodson. native of
Cleveland who migrated to Morris
town, Tenn., over fifty years ago in
the wagon days, died at his home
on the old Russelville pike out oi
Morristown on Friday March 4t*i
at the home of his grand-daughtei,
Mrs. C. Crosby. Mr. Goodson was
84 years of age. A number of rela
tives live in Cleveland county. He
lived near the Mills Cline home on
the Shelby-Fallston road before
going to Tennessee.
Mr. Ooodson was a subscriber to
The Star from the time it was first
published 38 years ago. He prided ■
himself on his record oi being oat
of the charter subscribers and at]
his request members of his family
will continue to take it.
Mr. Goodson was married to Mist
Tiny Justice of Cleveland county
Surviving are three sons, B. F., H
A. and Clint Goodson, all of Mor
ristown, two daughters, Mrs H. S.
Williams and Mrs. Dave E. Noe, of
Morristown. He was a member of
the Macedonia church for 40 yeaib
and there the funeral was held on
March 6th by the pastor Rev. J. A
Lockart of Jefferson City, assisted
by Rev. Arthur Fox.
Founder Was Aunt
Of Shelby Resident
Mis* Gaines. Aunt of Mrs. La Grone
Founder Girls School.
Mrs. T. E. La Grone, ot Nor’ll
Morgan street, Shelby, has recently
been Informed of the death at
Hiroshima, Japan, of her aunt, Mjss
Nannie B. Gaines ,one of the best
known women workers in the for
Miss Gaines died there tost
month at the age of 77. She left
Leesburg, Florida, where her brotl -
er, Judge J. B. Gaines, now lives,
45 years ago and landed at Hiro
shima, Japan, where she immed
iately founded a Methodist school
for girls. From that time on she
devoted her life to the work. Sev
eral years ago she was received by
the emperor of Japan and deco
rated for her great work She was
later memorialized in a book, “The
Lady of the Decoration.” as the
character “Miss Lessing.’'
City To Lay 1,500
Feet Of Sewer /Main
At the mid-month meeting
of the city council last night,
it was decided to lay about
1.500 feet of sewer main in
West Shelby to serve a number
of dwellings In the rlcinlty of
the Graham street school.
Probe Disappearance 2 Servants
Day After Lindbergh Kidnapping
Nation-Wide Lindy Circular
INFORMATION AS TO THE
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This is * copy of the circular which has boon distributed by the
United States Department of Justice to all police departments through-!
out the country in an effort to discover the whereabouts of little
Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. Another conference held at the Lindbergh!
noma in Hopewell, N. J., between Coionel Lindbergh and police heads
of New Toth and New Jersey, brought forward no new developments
in the case.
16 School Children Burned In
Track Near Salisbury; Six Die
From Gash New York Residence
Salisbury, March 16.—Sixteen school children were
burned, some of them severely, near here today when a
loaded school bus caught on fire. Four of the burned chil
dren are in the hospital.
The bus caught on fire while the gas tank was being
filled. As the flames spread rapidly the children were forc
ed to break the glass in the truck windows and jump out to
keep from being burned to death.
ENTIRE FAMILY GASSED
(By United Press).
New Windsor, N. Y., March 16.—Gas leaking strangely
into two homes on Blanche street today killed six person*;,
an entire family, in one home and rendered unconscious
four persons in another home.
Roosevelt Holds Scant Lead Over
Alfalfa Bill Murray In N. Dakota
Has ',000 Lead In Presidential Pri
mary. Kural Vote May Decide
(By United Presst
Bismark, North Dakota, Mar. 1
16.—With rural precinct re
ports slowly filtering in from
Tuesday’s presidential primary
Franklin D. Roosevelt main
tained his scant lead over A1
fAlfa Bill Murray, governor of
The 748 of the 2,192 pieclncts re
porting disclosed the following
Roosevelt plurality 2,005.
The vote of the farming eouimur
Itles of Dakota will likely decide thi
issue between the two Democrat!'
Local Veterans Urged To Support
Plan To Aid Widows And Orphans
American Legion Working To Help
Widows And Orphans Of World
Need oi immediate action on the
part of members of the American
Legion to get behind the Hankln
bill (HR 8578) providing pensions
for the widows ad orphans of
World war veterans, was emphasiz
ed today by W. S. Beam post guar
dianship officer for the Legion here
upon receipt of information from
John Thomas Taylor, vice chair
man of the national legislative com
mittee, in Washington, through the
American Legion News Service con
tained in a statement by Taylor
concerning the position confronting
"The bill,” according to the in
formation received, "was favorably
reported to thrf house February 1st,
and contrary to the request of the
American Legion, contains allow
ances for dependent parents and
[so-called 'needs’ clauses which we
[call 'pauper' classes.
| “These deny benefits of the leg
! islation to a widow with no child
jren who has an income of $250 a
I year and to a widow with children
having an income of $400 despite
the fact that her income may come
from war risk insurance her hus
band provided for her after his
"House leaders, including Speaker
Garner and Majority Leader Rain
ey, will support the bill if these
features are eliminated by the Vet
erans' Committee. Chairman John
Rankin of the committee has asked
the house rules committee to per
mit the bill to come to the floor
but no action has been taken. Re
cently Representative Rankin filed
a petition with the house to fprce
discharge of the rules committee
and obtain consideration of the bill
but this petition also has not been
CONTINUED on pact tkm
Servants Worked For
( rate Of Material Similar To
Thai Used In Abduction
Ladder la Miming.
(By United Press)
Hopewell, N. J., March 16.
—The search for the kid
napped Lindbergh baby,
whose parents still believe he
is safe and well, doubled back
t<)day on an old trail of two
German servants who vanish
ed the day after the crime,
which was two weeks ago to
The servants, professedly
man and wife, went to work
for Mrs. C. L. Lightfoot, of
Franklin Park, near New
Brunswick, about a month
before the kidnapping. They
left suddenly on the day after
the kidnapping, reporting they
had news of illness abroad.
The next day Mrs. Lightfoot tt
I ported she had found a chisel mim
ing from her home and also a crate
that had been used In packing bed
room furniture, the crate being of
material similar to that in the lad
der used by the kidnappers.
Free Former Kidnapper.
(By United Fixes) —
Rochester. N. Y., March 16^-Sy
anley Crandall, paroled kidnapper
about whom New Jersey police in
qnired yesterday, was arrested here
today after an all night search. H*
was freed after questioning reveal
ed he had no connection with the
Shelby Police Get '
Posters giving photos anti a de
scription of Charles Lindbergh, Jr.,
kidnapped son of the famous avia
tor, were received yesterday by the
Shelby police department, accord
ing to Chief McBride Poston.
The posters give two photos and
the following description: age, M
months; weight. 37 to 90 pounds;
height. 39 inches; hah. blond, cur
ly; eyes, dark blue; complexion,
light; deep dimple in center of
No specific reward was mention
ed, but any communication, it was
said, would be treated in confid
Dairy Experts To
Van Cleave And Arey At Court
Haase Monday Night. Will In
spect County Cattle.
Mr. Van Cleave, a representative
of the Americap Jersey Chib, and
J. A. Arey, State extension dairy
man, will visit Cleveland county non
week, It is announced by County
Agent R. W. Shoffner.
After making a tour of the coun
ty to Inspect Cleveland cattle the
two men will speak at a meeting to
be held at the court house Monday
night at 7:30. Mr. Van Cleave Is an
interesting speaker on cattle and
Mr. Arey Is one of the best dairy ex
perts In the country. All farmer*
particularly dairymen .are urged to
On next Tuesday R. W. Graeise.
State forester, will be in Cleveland ♦
county for two demonstrations. She
place and dates to be announce-*
Jud«e Webb Speaks
To Shelby Kiwani*
Judge E. Y. Webb of the Federa.
court of Western North Carolina
will be the speaker here Thursday
evening st the weekly .luncheon ol
the Kiwanis club when the lawyers
of the city have charge of the pro
gram. Judge Webb’s subject has not
been announced but it 1? understooe
he will speak on some legal matter!
of Interest to the laytty
The hour for the program hat
been changed for this week from 1
o’clock to 6:30 o’clock. By agreement
of the program committee it ha?
jbeen decided not to hold a meetint
on Thursday night of next week
| this being advisable on account o!
tlie busy pre-Easter season. The
meeting on March 31st will be in
charge of R. H. Rogers, E H. Cline
and J. L. Lackey who will stage a
program on the automobile Sndtw