VOL. XXXVIII, No. 59
SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY, MAY 16. 1932
(Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons)
By Mall, per yaar, (la advance) — $a.80
Carrier, oar mr /in __
Cotton, Spot __......_SHc up
Cotton Scfd, ton . _ $8
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Generally fair and some
what warmer in extreme west por
tion tonight. Tuesday showers and
cooler In west and north portions, j
Tokio, Japan, May 16.—Military
terrorists shot and killed Premier
Suyoshl Inuka! Sunday. The prem
ier was shot in the right temple and
In the nose as he was talking with
a visitor in his official residence.
His assailants, a group of seven or
eight men wearing naval or army!
uniforms, shot their way into the
residence to get to him. Four 'po
licemen who tried to stop them
were wounded. The visitor, a Mr
Tanaka, also was hit by a bullet, as
was a maidservant. The attack took
place at 5:30 p. m.—the zero hour
set for the other acts of terror! rm.
Unpaid Tax Levy
Only One-Sixth Levy
More Than 390,000 Of Total Levy
Of $113,000 Already Paid. Pre
The City of Shelby Will on
■ Wednesday publish the list of
unpaid taxes. It was definitely
Originally It Was planned to pub
lish the delinquent list today but
the advertising was delayed until
Wednesday as the necessary four
weeks can elapse then before time
County taxes unpaid for 1931 are
being advertised the second time
today and the property will be
sold, as required by law, on Mon
day. June 6.
With the city advertising Wed
nesday, property for city taxes will
be sold on Monday, June 13.
Big Portion Paid.
Today only about $20,000 of the
$113,000 city levy for 1931 remain
ed unpaid. This mean thaf almost
five-sixths of the levy has been
paid. Approximately the same pro
portion of the county tax has been
paid. This means that the delin
quent list for 1931 in the county
and city is little larger, if any, than
in the average year in the past.
A large amount of city taxes were
paid Saturday, and the unpaid to
tal is expected to be cut down
quite a bit today before the list
goes to the printers this evening.
In Business Area
First Realty Trade In Several
Months On Business Property
Shelby's first realty deal Involv
ing uptown business property in
several months took place last week
The two-story brick building in
North LaPayctte street, decupled by
the Shelby Hardware company, was
sold by Paul Webb to Oscar Pal
The dea1 was handled through An
thony and Anthony for a price said
to be a little less thau $15,000.
Ripe Tomatoes And
Second Crop Cane
The warm weather of the past
winter season has resulted In a
number of unusual agricultural
Mrs. John R. Horct of Waco,
picked ripe tomatoes from her gar
den on Friday the 13th.
Last week when Monroe Well
man started to plow under the
stubble of his last year’s cane crop
he found that a ne v crop of cans
had already started in sucker
sprouts, six inches high, from the
And among the other events of
last week was the reporting by sev
eral gardeners of new beans.
Morgan Makes Talk
On Work Of Barrie
An interesting lecture of James
M. Barrie, prominent English play
wright, was given ai the Central
school auditorium here Saturday
night by Mr. Wilbur K. Morgan, of
the facility of the Southern Work
shop at Asheville* Au attentive aud
ience heard the brie* review of
Barries life and works and Mr.
Morgan concluded with a very en
joyable leading of '•ne of Barrie’s
best known plays, ‘The Old Lady
Shows Her Medals. ’ JR Morgan was
brought here by the Contemporerv
Their County Ticket
Logan Candidate For
Dixon, Martin, Walker Named For
Commissioners. No Candidate For
Cleveland County Republicans
on Saturday selected their can
didates for the various county
offices in the election this fall.
Candidates were named for
practically all the major coun
ty offices except recorder and
solicitor of the county court.
B. G. Logan, of Kings Mountain,
was picked as the party's candidate
for Sheriff, This selection definite
ly informs that the Republicans
will not leave a blank on their coun
ty ticket for sheriff so that voters
of the party can vote for an inde
pendent candidate. Some specula
tion about that place on the ticket
came up several weeks ago when
It was rumored that J. Cullen Mull,
former Democratic candidate, was
considering making the race for
Sheriff on an independent ticket.
Nothing was said at Saturcto’s
meeting about the prospedfve
candidate and Mr. Logan was the
first candidate placed cn the ticket
by the caucus.
The Republican ticket was arrang
ed by a gathering of members of the
county executive committee and the
various precinct committees. At the
county convention held some time
ago the matter of picking the coun
ty ticket was left to these commit
tees, ahd they met here Saturday
with W. R. Casstevcrs, newly elect
ed county chairman, presiding.
Other nominees selected Saturday
House of representatives—Ed Mc
Claughn, Kings Mountain.
Treasurer—Miss Alleen Costner,
Register of Deeds*—E. D. Ham
rick, Boiling Springs.
Commissioners—B. p. Dixon,
Kings Mountain; D. L, Martin, Fall
ston; and Spurgeon Walker, Shelby.
Coroner—R. T. Mauney. Shelby
R. P. D.
Man Injured In
Hurried Trip To
Bedside Of Wife
An*o Plunges Off Bridge Into Ra!l-1
road Cut At Waco. A. W.
A. W, Black, wel1 known cit
izen of the Waco section, was
severely injured, one leg being
broken, this morning when the
car in which he was riding
plunged through the banisters
of the overhead bridge at Waco
and hurtled to the railroad
Black was In a field at work what
he was informed that his wife had
suffered a severe he?ut attack. He
and hts son Jumped Into their car
| and started a hurled dash for
their home, the son being at the
steering wheel, it was said. In some
manner the car failed to make the
curve at the bridge and tore through
the banisters to plunge into the cut.
Mr. Black was rushed to the hos -
pital here where it was found that
he had a compound fracture of toe
left leg below the knep. He also re
ceived some cuts and bruises and
several ribs may be fractured. His
son. Yates Black, received several
cuts and bruises, but was able to
return home after being given first
Mrs. Black, In the meantime, was
reported to have rallied from the
attack she suffered,
Cleveland Fanners Now Turning To
Better Cattle, Hogs And Poultry
Dairymen Build Herds. Gain In
Poultry. Livestock And
(F. H. Jeter In Charlotte Observer)
Cleveland county Is known as
the leading cotton county of North
Carolina. However, growers cut
their acreage last year by ten per
cent and their fertilizer usage by
35 per cent, but due to the favor
able season for cotton, the usual
good yield was secured. Few grow
ers received cost o' production for
the crow, however. The greatest
agricultural progress made in the
county in 1931 was in dairying. The
prices for milk, cream and butter
held up fairly well while the price
of feeds declined, permitting some
R. W. Shoffner, farm agent of
Cleveland, says the program of se
curing improved sires for dairymen
of the country has been one of the
most beneficial activities of the
past year. This work was begun in
1930 and been continued since that
time. As a result there is a good
Increase In the construction of new
bams, silos and other dairy equip
ment. Seven pure bred bulls were
imported from a fa.m in Tennessee
mww & mum& x.
Finals Began On
Dr, Wall Preaches Baccalaureate
Sermon. Dr. Kitchln Speaks
(Special to The Star.)
Boiling Springs. May 16.—Tnr
commencement program of the
Bolling Springs junior college a'id
high school got underway yesterday
and will continue through Wednes
day of this week.
The opening portion of the pro
gram Sunday morning featured the
baccalaureate sermon, which was
preached by Dr. Zeno Wall, retir
ing president of the college and
pastor of the Shelby First Bapt'st
church. Dr. Wall's topic was "The
Ministry of Sympathy,” and a large
congregation heard his interesting
The inter-society uaders contest
was held this morning at 10 o’clock
High School Program
At 8 o’clock this evening the
graduating exercises of the high
school department will be held.
The college class day exercises are
to be held Tuesday morning at 10
o’clock. The impromptu debating
contest Is scheduled for Tuesday
afternoon at 3 o’clock
The annual play will be given
Tuesday evening at 8 O'clock. The
presentation Is Shakespeare’s “Ham
The commencement program will
end with exercises beginning at 10
o’clock Wednesday morning. At this
time the graduating exercises of
the college will be he’d and the lit
erary address will be delivered by
Dr. Thurman Kitchln, president of
Wake Forest coHege. A large aud
ience Is expected to hear Dr. Kitch
Rybum Home Hit
By Damaging Fire
Sunday Blaze Does Around $1,900
Damage To South Washington
A fire around 11:30 Sunday morn
ing did considerable damage to the
residence of Attorney and Mrs. R.
L. Rybum on South Washington
The blaze caught in the high roof
near the rear end of the building.
Firemen were unable to definitely
say how the fire originated, but
were of the opinion that It may
have caught from the flue. Due to
the height of the roof the blaze
had gained considerable headway
and had spread over a big portion
of the house before firemen worked
into the attic and turned two
streams of water on the blaze from
The damage was estimated be
tween $1,000 and $1,500.
Vets Foreign Wars
To Organize Here
A meeting of veterans of foreign
wars will be held in the court house
in Shelby on Wednesday at 8
o’clock. The purpose of the meeting
Is to organize a post of Veterans of
Foreign Wars. Aroas E. Bennett, of
Winston-Salem, chief of staff of
the State department of the organ
ization and a member of the na
tional council will be present.
Any veteran who has served in a
foreign country in any American
campaign Is eligible for member
ship and all veterans are urged to
Crops Better And
Small Grains Also
Agricultural Official I’raise* In
crease In Quantity, Quality Of
More acreage is devoted to gar
den nnd small grain crops In Cleve
land county .this year than in many
years and the gardens are progress
ing unusually well, according to re
ports coming In to Sheiby from all
sections of the county.
John W. Goodman, district ex
tension agent of Raleigh, was a
visitor in the county last week and
toured several sections with Farm
Agent R. W. Shoffner "The biggest
improvement In garden and small
grain crops I have been this year Is
in Cleveland county," he said.
Practically all farmers, as well aa
town and suburban residents, who
have gardens, say that theix gar
dens are In better condition and
progressing more rapidly than Irk
years. Toy Webb and others report
ed new beans last week. A large
quantity of strawberries have al
ready ripened, cabbage is heading
nicely and onions, garden peas, sal
ads, Irish potatoes, etc., look un
usually good at this time
Prom all reports Cleveland coun
ty garden and truck patches will
this year produce more food than
In more than a decade, provided, of
course, bad weather does not dam
age the gardens later in the season.
But as It is the majority of the'
garden crops are well along.
To See Test Stand
Small Grain Crops
Is Located On Blanton Farm, Wort
Of Shelby On Highway 80.
Cleveland county fanners are
invited this week to inspect a test
plot of a variety of small grain put
out tast fall by Farm Agent R. W.
Shoffner. The plot is on the Blan
ton farm Just west of Shelby on
Highway 20. All the various varie
ties of grain are labelled, and are
up and headed. They are maturing
rapid!and farmers are urged to
make their inspection this week to
determine the best varieties of
grain for this section.
In the plot are seven varieties of
wheat—Stoner, Red Heart, Purple
Stray, Forward, Gleason, Fulcaster
and Leaps. There are five varieties
af oats—Texas Red Rust Proof, Lee,
Norton, Fulghum and Virginia
3ray. There are two varieties of
Barley—Arlington Beardless and
rennessee Six. The only variety of
rye In the test plot is Abruzzi.
Can you answer 14 of these test'
questions? Turn to page 7 lor the
I. Where is Tulane university?
а. Who wrote "Great Stone Pace ’?
3. What was the title of the song
Harry Lauder wrote in memory of
4. What are the colors of the
5. What Texas city ewperlenced
a great flood in 1000?
б. Of what country Is Sardinia a
7. What is a radiogram?
8. In aeronautics, what • is a
9. What is the Italian form of the
10. Who was King David Kala
II. What governor of California
drove a golden spike on the com
pletion of the Union Pacific rail
12. What is a Kayak?
13. Who fas Frederic Bartholdi?
14. Why cannot a naturalized
citizen become president?
15. Where is the Dead sea locat
10. In what presidential campaign
was the term 16 to 1 used?
17. Who is Henry r'u Yi?
18. Who was Arthur Wellesley?
19. What is the name of the
Mohammedan hour of prayer?
20. In what country is Edam
Poultry Car To
Be Here Wednesday
Another poultry ca.- will be run
by Shelby over the Seaboard on
Wednesday of this week by tne
Cleveland Farmer' Mutual Ex
change of which B Austell is man
A Sorrowful Lmdy At Boy’s Funeral
A pitiful figure. Col. Lindbergh, is shown ynerowd intttk exclusive photo, leaving the
morgue at Trenton, N. J., after viewing the body of ms murdered baby son. Tfrie famous.
£ier broke down and required medical assistance after st*mpH*ng the handbeoek of the,
Search For Men
Who Killed Son
Condon S>ay» Hr Know* Name Of
Man Who Oot UdfOOO In
Hopewell, N. J., May HI.—The fev
eriah hunt oyer land, sea and sky
for the Lindbergh oaby killers wm
given momentum by the personal
efforts of Col. Charles A. Lindbergh
yesterday while the aged “Jafste"
of the case sought to pirk from a
rogue's gallery the likeness of thr
-extortionist to whom he paid $80.
Dr. John P. Condon, the 72-yeat
old educator who tossed the pacaet
of money to a man In the mar icy
stillness of a cemetery near his
New York home, appeared at New
York police headquarters shortly
He was accompanied by three men
believed to be New Jersey detec
They went at once to the bureau
of criminal identification, where
thousands of criminals’ pictures
were on file. Hours later they still
were pouring over toe photographs.
Dr. Condon already said he knew
the name, nationality, and physical
characteristics of the man who per
petrated the hoax upon him.
“I know all about him,” the aged1
Whether this man—and the five
gang members with whom John
Hughes curtts and Colonel Lind
bergh himself negotiated—played a
part in the kidnaping and murder
or merely tried to commercialize a
crime committed by others, was the
major moot question confronting
Curtis answered aodltional ques
tions at police headquarters at the
Lindbergh estate. It was announced
officially, and supplied information
for further search by authorities.
In the words of Col. H. Norman
“Colonel Lindbergh is actively co
operating with the police authori
ties and is assisting no in every way
Up and down the eastern coast
raced a flotilla of J5 cutters, some
hundred smaller government craft
and a complement or airplanes, all
heavily armed, in quest of the ves
sel used by the gang which tor
tured Col. Lindbergh with avasive
reports about his son whom they
claimed Vo be their captive.
The coast guard searchers had a
full description of the boat and the
men, furnished them by Curtis
through New Jersey officials.
They even knew the nicknames of
the quintet whose boat for weeks
had maneuvered up and down the
seaboard, sending cryptic messages
to Curtts and Colonel Lindbergh;
making appointments only to break
them; harassing an already frantic
father with messages of hope and
then messages that plunged hue
Into despair; leading him on until
the very moment when he received
the tragic news he wculd never see
his first born alive again.
Mull To Speak At
New Bethel Sunday
Memorial services will be held at
New Bethel Baptist church near
Lawndale on Sunday. May 22nd.
John P. Mull will deliver the mem
orial address. Special music has been
planned and dfnner will be served
in picnic style,
Aged Man’s Body
Found This Morn
In Roadside Ditch
Bodr-o^Man Believed To IV Sherd
fCihiflfT Found Jus*. Om Line
Thu body of an aged man,
thought to be Sherd Beheler of
tbu Moore* boro uectlou, eras
found this morning in a deep
ditch by the aide of an old road
Just beyond Six Points in Ruth
erford county between Mnorm
boro and Henrietta. The spot Is
a mile or so beyond the Cieve
I land county line.
The gruesome discovery was made
by a man by the name of Dobbins
who lives nearby. Ho happened to
glance In the ditch, or gully, which
is six or seven feet deep, as he was
going to work.
Indications were that the man had
been dead for some time, possibly
a week or two weeks. The body was
somewhat decomposed, making it
difficult to ldentltfy the dead man
One report had It that he had last
been seen Friday a week ago when
he had dinner In that section with
a friend or relative. The aged man
had been living about with his
children, it was said Just after noon
today at the Lovelace store In
Mooresboro, One son, Andy Beheler,
lives about a mile or so from Moor
esboro, It is said. The point where
the body was found is around three
miles out of Mooresboro.
Just how long the aged man had
been dead or what caused hie death
had not been determined at X o'clock
this afternoon. He may have died
from natural causes and when this
was written there had been no re
ported rumors of foul play of any
type. One supposition advanced was
that he had been walking along
the abandoned road whe nhe had a
stroke or became 111 and fell In the
The Royal Arch Capter will meet
tonight at 8 o’clock, at the Masonic
Temple. The Royal Arch degree
will be conferred on three candi
dates In "The Good Old Fashioned
Way.” All companions are expect
ed to attend.
Charges Fountain Turning On His
Own Party As He Views His Defeat
CriWcld* Acts Of Legislature To
Which His Own Name Is
Gastonia, May 16.—Speaking here
Friday night John C. B. Ehring
t'haus, candidate for the Democra"c
nomination for governor in the pri
mary next month, delivered his her
alded reply to the recent Raleigh
speech by Lieut. Gov R. T. Foun
tain, another candidate, who pro
pounded his now famous six-point
inquiry at Ehrlnghaus the early
part of this week.
Striking fire in pis declaration
that Fountains speech w not
4 .* .-.jv -- il
merely ati attack on Oovernor
Gardner but rather an attack upon
the entire Democratic party which
he la asking to place him at its
head, Ehringhaus good humoredly
rapped big opponent lor what he
termed his failure to stand upon the
record of his party.
If Mr. Fountain does not sub
scribe to what he knows will be
come a part of the Democratic plat
form, said Ehringhaus, then he
should not be a candidate.
Music To Republicans.
“Mr. Fountain’s Raleigh speechi
has been well described as his 'sw an
ispili |£§S K9m-i - J
Kkringtoaa* Reminds Of KounUki
Jm*y Reynolds r tshlnc Mor
Si. R. DtTNNaflAN
Stay News Boreas
Raleigh, May 16—The political
campaign la beginning to give ofl
Intermittent steam, foreshadowing
the explosive type during the com
ing less than three weeks until the
primary, and has taken the ques
tion and answer form, especially It
the gubernatorial clash, and parti
cularly between R. T. Fountain and
J. C. B. Khrtnghaus. Prancing or
the side line is A. J Maxwell, ap
parently deriving much fun out cl
the Ehrlnghaus-Founfain exchanges
from which he Is In large measure
Mr. Fountain, from manuscript
delivered a speech here early last
week which was admittedly one of
the host and clearest so far deliv
ered, and took positions on several
matters which h c had hitherto
touched lightly, fits taend, however,
was toward criticism of Governor
Gardner and his administration, and!
In turn, Mr. Ehringhaus. described
as Governor Gardner’s candidate.
Mr. Ehringhaus came back with
answers and more questions Friday
night, referring to the Fountain de
livery as his "swan-song," or “the
last desperate effort of a man who
contemplates his Inevitable defeat.
Ha describes it as "music In th*
ears of tie Republicans of North
Carolina,” but it chU’ed the hearts
of the loyal Democrats throughout
the state and awakened a feeling
of wonder that one who had so long
been the beneficiary of their favors
should turn upon nis party’s rec
ord.” It constitutes the best political
document the Republicans will have
In the next campaign. Mr. Ehrlng
uhaus describing satisfaction of
(CONTOiOSD ON PA OK EIGHT.)
Avon Players To Be
At Kings Mountain
The Avon Players with Robert
and Harold Selman in the cast,
will present “Leave It To Me” at
Kings Mountain on Thursday even
ing, May 19th, beginning at 8.15
o’clock. The performance is being
repeated by request on oceount of
rain on Saturday, April 30th. This
production is sponsored by the
Woman's club of that city and the
entire cast are real artists.
Few Changes In
Principals Fo r
Young New Principal
For Bel wood
Hliurton Return* To No. 3, Cory To
Fallxfnn. Dennis To PoHcville,
Kin* At VfKH).
Prin&pals for praetloaily all tba
liUth and elementary schools of
Cleveland county have boon select*
cd for next year. It was learned to
day at the office of J, H. Orlgg,
county superintendent of educa
Th« mu parity of th« principals of
term just closed were reelected by
the school boards. In ono of the
few changes made Harvey m.
Yoiuig goes to Belwood to succeed
Prof, c. A. Ledford as principal.
Just where Prof. Ledford will go
next year has not been definitely
announced. Mr. Your.g comes to
Belwood from the Maiden high
school in Catawba county and is. if
Is said, well recommended.
Prof. Lawton Blanton returns aa
principal of the No. 3 consolidated.
Prof. c. M. King goes back to Waco.
.Prof. W. R. Oary to Fallston, Prof.
H M. Loy to Casar, Prof. P. \t.
vBfggerstaff to Piedmont, ProT. J. h.
Dennis to PoHevttle, Prof. Olenn
Stine to Istttlmore, »nd Prof. J. A.
Kiser to Mooreeboro. It has mot
been officially announced but It is
understood that Prof. B, T. Byrd
will be back at drover and Prof. O
P. Hamrick at Boiling Springs.
In some of the other larger
schools not In the high school classi
fication, Alvin Props', was reelected
•as principal of the Dover school
land Ivey WHUs, now a member of
•the county board of education will
be the new principal at Moriah. A
new principal, according to reports,
will be at Beth ware, and It is unof
ficially said that Mrs. J. J. Nichols
will agsJn head the Parkgrnce
school south of Kings Mountain.
A majority of these principals
have been in the county schools tar
a number of years, several foe many
years, and their rejection indi
cates that their work Is highly re
For Nunes At
tongiwgattua Attends Snrr»
fce« Last Might. <.rf»d«j*ti<m
Uuitdreils of Shelity people l|»u#
the auditorium at &e First Bap
tist church here last night tot the
beocaiaureate sermon of the grad
uating class of the Shelby hospital s
school of nursing.
The sermon was r/eaohed by Dr.
Zeno Wall, pastor of the church,
and hte theme was "Whet j
Do With My Life?”
A special section was reserved lor
the graduating class of nurses, eight
In all and the largest class yet to
be graduated at the local hospitrt.
The graduating exercises for the
nurses will be held at the Central
high school auditorium Tuesday
evening at 8 o'clock, a* which tla*
C principal address will be made
Dr. W. H. Fraaer president of
Queena-Chfcora college, Charlotte,
and the general public Is Invited to
The following is the program:
Processional, Mm. H a Plaster:
Invocation, Dr. E. K. McLarty;
vocal trio, “Murmuring Zephyrs,"
Mesdames Ben Buttls. Dale Raltrr,
and Miss Bertha Bostic, Mrs. H.
S. Plaster, accompanist; violin so*o,
“Masurka De Concert," Mr. O. B.
Lewis, Miss Ethel Elmore, accom
panist; introduction of speaker, Dr.
E. K. McLarty; address, Dr, W. H.
Fraser; vocal solo, ''TaUyhoo” Mr.
Horace Easom, Mrs. H. B. Plarjtr-,
accompanist ;presentaMon of diplo
mas, Mrs. W. B. Nix. presentation
of pins. Miss Ella H MacNlchols;
presentation of rnedd Miss Louise
Dimm; valedictory, Miss Daisy V.
Hamrick; song, scPobl of nurses,
Miss Mary Helen Lattlmore, ac
companist; benediction. Rev. 3. W.
Hopper Reunion ’At
Buffalo On May 21
The animal Hoppec reunion win
be held with the Buffalo people at
the Buffalo church to South Caro
lina on Saturday before the fourth
Sunday in May. AH friends and ret*
a tires are cordially w.vlted. Rev. J
h. Jenkins, pastor at Boiling Springs
will deliver the memorial address.
Rev. Mr. Davidson the pastor w:l»
also preach and dipner will be
eerved in picnic style