Geveland County’s Big Fair Opens Tuesday And Continues TKrough Saturday---Free Admission
( otlon, S>pot —--..- 7Vgr
(.otton Seed. bu. .. 18 V
Today* North Carolina Weather
Report: Generally fair and somt
what cooler tonight and Saturday.
Milwaukee. Wis.. sept. 23.—Out of
the surprises of a primary in which
Wisconsin cast aside leadership of
l.aKollette Progressives for conser
vative Republican candidates, came
a Democratic party with new
'(length clamoring for recognition.
Two years ago the nrostratc Demo
cratic Party in a stale primary poll
ed 17.000 votes. This year, despite a
knock-down fight between the Re
publican factions which drew many
votes to that party's primary, the
Democrats polled ISO.OOO, Politi
cians, eyeing this trend, tried to
determine its significance in a
presidential year, Democrats plan
ned to give the victorious conserva
tive Republicans an energetic con
test in the finals. Mayor A. ( .
Schmedeman. of Madison, is their
candidate for governor.
In City Adopts
A Ten-Year Plan
riedinont Arras Executive Com
mit'.re Takes Important Ad
At a meeting of the executive
board of the Piedmont council of
the Boy Scouts of America held af
the Hotel Charles, Shelby this
week, at which time . representa
tives from Caldwell, Iredell, Polk.
Lincoln, Gaston and Cleveland
counties were present, the "Ten
Year" program of the Boy Scouts
of America, the object of which is
to bring into citizenship ten years
hence one out of every four male
citizens a four-year-trained scout,
was unanimously adopted.
The purpose of the "Ten Yeai
program Is to inject into the body
politic in America sufficient train
ed citizens so that their influence
may curb the spread of commun
ism, crime, gangster rule and cor
rupt government. To this end
churches, schools, civic and frater
nal, industrial and rural as well as
inter-racial institutions will be en
listed lit giving to boys the charge
ter building and citizenship train
ing program of the Boy Scouts of
America which is being recognized
more and more as one of the most
effective agencies in preparing
■oung men for the responsibilities
J, W. Atkin, managing editor of
The Gastonia Gazette and past
president of the Piedmont Council
of the Boy Scouts of America, was
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Abington Business College Starts
Here With Fifteen Stu
A class of 15 students was en
rolled yesterday when the Abington
business college opened Its fall ses
sion hi room in the Judge Webb
building on Warren street. Miss
Carrie Roseman of Salisbury is the
teacher and courses are being given
rh shorthand, typewriting, business
Mr. Wm. Hudson, the principal,
says this is a branch of the Abing ■
ton school and it is his intention to
make this institution permanent
here. At an early date another class
will be enrolled to begin a few weeks
later. K. W. Rausin who is living
here now. is the field man in charge
of the work.
Day Of Fall; To
Be Mild Winter
According to the Almanac;
yesterday marked the first
day of fall, it being on thi*.
date that the day and night
are of equal length. The al
manac also predicts cool
stormy weather, which may be
expected due to the fact that
it is the beginning of the gen
eral equinoxial season, which
usually brings rain and a drop
in temperature sometimes
lasting several days.
A report sent out by the
weather bureau at Washing
ton states that another mild
winter may be expected this
year, all signs said to be
pointing that wav. It was ex
plained that mild and cold
winters generally go in cycles
and this was one of I he rea
sons on which (hr prediction
lot the rnmlnj mottles
Kjr Malt per year. |ln advance* -
Carrier, per veer nn ad-anc«
VOL. XXXVIII, No. 115
SHELBY, N. C.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23. 1032
(Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons)
a t An
Fair Tract Buzzes With Activity
Preparing For Opening Tuesday
; Around Seventy Race
i Reports From Nearby Towns Indi
rate Kerord Attendance For
Charge For Cars
In response to numerous
queries: All who attend the
Cleveland county fair next
week will be admitted free.
The only admission charge if
for automobiles which ownris
wish to drive inside the tract
and park. Those who prefer to
park outside will have to pay
no admission charge. After
entering all may witness ex
hibits, races, free arts, fire
works, midway amusements,
etc., without charge unless
they choose to pay for a
The big lair tract just east of
Shelby was in a bustle ot activity
today as .scores of people prepared
the exhibit* halls, stands and other
departments for the opening Tues
day o! the eighth Cleveland county
The main exhibit buildings are
now being decorated and scores of
booths and displays arc already be
ing prepared. Along the midway
|eating and amusement stands are
already going up add the big plot i
resembles a small city.
Horses Coming In
A number of the race horses be
gan to arrive last night and today,
and this afternoon the racers will
begin warming up Close to 70
horses have already been entered.
Secretary J. S. Dorton said today.
I and more will be entered by Mon
day evening. The horses are coming
; from several states, including Ohio
Kentucky and Tennessee. Among
them will be some of North Caro
lina's fastest horses from Concord
Winston-Salem and other points.
Look For Crowds
It has been believed ail along
that record crowds would attend
each day of the five days and
nights, but reports this week assure
larger attendance than had been
expected. No fair will be held this
year at Gastonia and other nearby
points and as a result more visitors
are expected here because of that
fact and the free admission.
An idea of how the fair is being
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Young Man To Take
Grady Blackburn, of Lawndale, ts
a registered nurse. He does not
think the profession belongs solely
to the feminine gender. Sometime
ago he was graduated at St. Eltza
I beth hospital. Washington, D. C.
and leaves the last of this week for
Philadelphia, Pa, where he will en
ter the Pennsylvania hospital and
take a post graduate course in
Shelby Boy Stands
Fourth Among 400
James Byers, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Bert Byers. West Warren street,
has made a record at Boone which
is a source of pride to his man;,’
friends. Young Byers has entered
school at the Appalachian State
Teachers college and in the fresh
man class placement test he stood
fourth in a class of four hundred.
Those who rated higher than he
were college professors.
Here's the answer to the question
propounded in the old song “How
Ya Gonna Keep ’Em Down on the
Farm?” She is 18-year-old Hen
rietta Baker, who won the title of
the world’s farmerette at the recent
contest in Pomona, Cal. She won
the title from a hig field by her skill
in milkmg. churning and corn husk
ing Miss Baker came to the United
States from Holland only two years
Fo r Fair Here
Fertilizer. Feed and oupplv Firms
Offer Awards in \ arinus
Prize winners at the Cleveland
County fair next week will receive
more than ribbons. In order to
make the “free gate'’ possible fair
officials could not offer the big
cash prizes given heretofore for the
leading exhibits, but i-itilizer, feed
and supply firms have seen to It
that the winners are properly re
In the community displays the
prizes range from 2,000 pounds of
fertilizer down to 800 poundt.
In individual farm displays the
prizes range from 2.000 pounds of
lime down to 500 pounds.
School booth winners are offered
a series of newspaper subscriptions,
and the 4-H club leaders will re
ceive scholarships and insurance
All the winners in the long list of
home demonstration contests will
receive household supplies of many
Harness will go to winners In the
cattle department, feed to the win
ners in the rabbit show', and -feed
to the winners of the big poultry
show, in which 16 valuable prizes
are to be awarded by classes
The same applies to practically
all departments In exhibit and dis
TO BF, HELD MONDA1
The Kings Mountain Baptist
Pastors' conference will meet on
next Monday morning at 10 o’clock
at the First Baptist church. Thi.
will be a Joint meeting with the
Sandy Run pastors and the program
| will be in charge of the visitors.
Presbyterians Urge Obedience Of
Dry Law; McDiarmid Makes Report
Resolution Does Not Wish To Bind
Conscience Of Members In
Use Of Alcohol.
Greenville. N. C„ Sept. 23.—The
Synod of North Carolina of the
Southern Presbyterian church in
session here yesterday adopted un
animously and without discussion
resolutions appealing for strict
obedience of the prohibition laws
but at the same time stressed that
the synod did not wish to bind its
members' consciences in the use of
In Wednesday's session Rev. H
N McDtarmid of Shelby, chairman
of the committee on evangelism of
the last synod, reported that 379
meetings had been held in tfie 535
churches of synod sihsce last synod,
with the result that 2,50b persons
had beep converted, and 3.155 had
been added to the church on con
fession In connection with Mr. Me
Diarmid’s report. Dr, J, S Poster
of Winston-Salem made a short ad
dress pleading for more personal
Eight resolutions, coming up on
a point of special privilege during a
hearing of reports from commil
tees were adopted.
They were the same as adopted
recently by the Synod of Virginia
and were introduced by Dr. J. S
Poster, of Winston-Salem.
The resolutions follow in sub
That the synod had no right or
it had ho desire to bind the con
science of its members In matters"
with referenec to the use, distri
bution and control of alcoholic li
quors, This statement was isned bv
way of suggestion and guidance
That tha svnod rcro^ntzes that
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Trivial Cases In
To Be Thrown Out
Recorder MrBra.ver Taxes Prosecut
ing Witnesses With Cost* In
Recorder C. B. <PRt> McBrayet ■
made it clear this week that he In- j
tends to bring a halt to the bring- ;
ing of frivolous, petty and ineonse- |
quential cases into county recorder's!
In several matters during the
week he has taxed the prosecuting i
witnesses with the costs for bring
ing actions not worthy of the court's
"It has been a custom," Judge j
McBrayer stated, "to bring all man
ner of little eases into the court. It
is not merely a matte.- ei taking up
time to dispose of them, but often j
when'the charges fall flat the costs!
become a county liability and add
to the burden of tax-payers. Here
after when cases are brought in Of j
such a frivolous nature that they,
cannot be borne out the p> execut
ing witness will be taxed with the
costs so that the expense of the j
case will not be charged to the
The employment of the county
court to settle petty m.frrenees has
been a source of criticism for some
Lime. A fee weeks back Attorney B.
T. Palls, former county judge, de
clared that a big percentage of the
cases brought to count f court were
net of sufficient importance to be
ithere, bilngine a waste of time air?
money. Since that tim° a number o'1
such trivial matters have come !v- :
fore the court, only to be thrown :
out when evidence failed to sub-1
stanttate the charges and.the prnv i
cotton taxed with the costs.
A Busy Week.
The county court Has been hplj- ■
[ing its sessions at. night this week
due to the fact that Superior court j
: is in session during the day. On
i Monday night the court tstablifi n,!
ia speed record in disposing of 26
leases in a period of two hours.
Eight more cases were heard Tues- I
day night and four Wednesday ]
] night. No court was .held last night.;
Chances are that very few ses
sions of court will be held next'
week because of the fair but jude- '
ing by the past, the following week j
will be a busy one in the court as
It clears up the aftermath of fait:
i Can you answer 14 of these test;
questions? Turn to page two for the
1. What nickname was given ttK
Forty-Second Division in the world
2. Who painted the famous pic
ture "Blue Boy?"
3. What does "Canis Minor"
4. In which poem bv Longfellow
Is the phrase, ‘‘Why don’t you speak
lor yourself. John?"
3. How much copper alloy does
sterling silver usually contain?
6. Does a sunken ship always sink
to the ocean floor?
7 How long is a generation"
ft Who was Gustave Flaubeit"
9. What does Rio de Janeiro
10. What ts a straight flush in
11. What is an abba toil-?
12. Name the candidte for Presi
dent of the Socialist-Labor Party?
13. What is an Alcadc?
14 Who is known as "The Bard
| of Avon?"
15. Who was Adelina Patti?
16. Where is Westminster Abbey?
17. In what country is the city of
i 18. On what body of water is the
I port of Odessa ?
19. Who was Euclid?
30 Who was Joaquin Miller?
Has Arm Broken
While playing "follow the lead*.-.,
a Tarzan jaunt through the tree-;
“Sonny" Woodson, young son of
Mr and Mrs. Harry Woodson, fell
yesterday and broke one of hu.
arms. The accident- rv'rurred near i
the Woodson home on the Cleve - j
i land Springs road
Relief Work In
State Is Outlined
By Dr. Miller
No State Money U
People In Countle* Mu*t Be Bird
While In Sacrifice Tii Get
Their are 100 000 families In
North Carolina (lumped into the
lap of our commonwealth for help
during the winter," said Dr. Julian
Miller recently put in charge of
relief work in this state by Clover -
nor Gardner, who was the princi
pal speaker last night before the
ladies night meeting of the Kiwanis
Instead of a program of levity
and jollity, tne program committee
secured Dr. Miller to present, to the
club members and their lady guests
the plan by which the state and
federal governments propose to aid
in the relief of the unemployed and
No Slate Money
As a result of a recent survey
made by the state welfare depart
ment Dr Miller says there are 500.
000 individuals or one-sixth of the
population of the stale that must
be fed. To spend the .small sum of
ten cents per day per individual
calls for *50,000 a day or 18 mil
lion dollars in twelve months.
North Carolina can't do this. Sht
hasn't the money to spend to res
cue humanity, so the federal go\
eminent is undertaking to help the
states that help themselves. Not a
rent, however. Is available until
Washington is convinced that the
people have been bled white. The
government is not going about ove<
the nation casting out food to all
If we are to save our people from
want and hunger, we here in North
Carolina must help and convince
the federal government that we
have done our best This must be
done by tax levies, community
rhests, civic and religious organi
zations," said he.
Dr. Miller spoke of the mechan
ism, of the relief work, the morality
of it and lastly the ministry of it.
Governor Gardner Is to go to Wash
ington by October 1st and make
known to federal authorities just
what will be necessary to earn
through the coming winter
Speaking of the morality of th?
governmental aid. Dr. Miller de
dared it the most unorthodox step
the government has ever taken. "T
never thought that such a situa
tlon as this would ever arise bu:
since it has come, our government
can't sit by and witness its dis
heartened subjects, hopelessly grop
ing through life and little wan
faced children denied the bare nec
essities of life," continued Dr Mill
Fresh from Rockingham where he
had been a personal representative
of Governor Gardner in trying to
settle the strike of mill operatives,
Dr. Miller told of the temper of the
people and their attitude toward
their fellowmen. He drew a picture
of the war days when soldier.,
marched to martial music and there
was romance in the fight and com
pared that picture With another
more awful of gaunt men, women
and children marching by with
nothing but distress and suffering
written in their faces.
The plan of administering the re
lief is without a flaw. Dr. Miller de
clared. "It breathes with warm
hearted sympathy and Christ-like
love. I therefore beg of you to bear
one another s burdens "
Musical And Dance Numbers
Introducing Dr. Miller was Clyde
R. Hoey who paid a tribute to him
for his 25 years of newspaper work
and his devotion to the uplift of
humanity. Music was furnished b'
O. B. Lewis, violinist accompanied
by Mrs. H. S. Plaster, two solas by
Miss Lee. with Miss McMurty, ol
Boiling Springs college, piano ac
companist and two dance number
by Nancy Lineberger and Sara Es
ther Dover with the piano accom
paniment played by Esther Anr.
Shelby Supply Firm
Now In New Quarter*
The Shelby Supply company, ol
which Gerald Morgan it manager
is this week in its new location or,
the east side of North LaFayette
street. moving there from the for
mer location on the opposite side
of the street. In its own building
the firm has three stories and am
ple space for its full line of mill
implies with room for the adding
Of additional lines The same force
k with the supply store at its new'
stand, which ia one of the most
modern and up-to-date In the city.
Offers to Give Away Children
Driven desperate by year* of periatinn and marital unhappmes Mrs.
Florence Serena of vandergrift. Pa., has ’*0 to give her triplots and
young baby (the yo-ingest of seven children' to anyone who will provide
them with a good home. The frantic mother feara that, she will be forced
to watch her th’.ldren starve to death if there is no response to her appeal.
The triplets are, left to right. John. Flenr.or and Harry. The child in
her arms is Elm-r.
Gasoline Takes Drop Of 3.2 Cents
Throughout This Section This Morn
Rif geat Price Clitnp In Sevrral
Year*. Will StlmnMlf 1 'sr Of
Gasoline took * drop of three and
two-tenth* cents per gallon this
morning, it was learned from whole
sale distributors in this territory.
Oas is now selling at filling stations
at 20.2 as compared with 23.4 on
yesterday. The advance to 23.4 went
I into effect from the custom of al
lowing a two cent per gallon dis
count for c.asii was discontinued
several weeks ago.
While gas was selling for 23 4 the
highest price in many months, the
consumption dropped. One filling
station operator said his sales were
fully one-third off when the cash
discount was discontinued and the
public was required to pa y I he 23 4
Most of the sales now are in five
gallon lots, but many sales of a
single gallon were made when the
advanced price was in effect Five
gallons under the new price will
sell for II 01 but one filling station
proprietor this morning slated that
he would not bother about the pen
ny and sell five gallons for a dollar
Cotton Off $1 Bale Today-Report
Shows 2,636,530 Bales To Sept. 16
Raining In Tex** With Rain Fore
ra»t For All Southern Stales.
Cloth In Demand.
Cotton at 1 30 o’clock was off 30
points, October, or $1 per bale ac
cording to quotations on the New
York exchange. Oct. was quoted at
7.20 as compared- with a close of
7.40 yesterday. December was 7 37
as compared with a close for this
month of 7.52 yesterday.
Cloth In Demand
Raining at Palestine, Texas, on
last night's map. forecast is for
showers in all cotton states, except,
Arkansas and Oklahoma. Tattersall
cables from London that confidence
Is expressed in Manchester that a
bigger trade is in sight but strike
darkens immediate outlook. Pros
pects of cloth demand by India arc
brighter. Good business in Worth
street yesterday, In active trading
prices higher 60x64s 4 1-8. Look for
nervous market following stock.
Census bureau reports 2.838.53C
running bale.- of cotton Rinncci from
growth of 1932 prior to Sept !6tk
against 2,092,758 in like period las',
year and 3.738,120 in like 1930 time
77iese figures include 71,083 bale^
of crop of 1631 ginned prior to
August 1st which was eounieri in
the supply for the season of 1931-32
against 7.307 and 78J88 bales of the
crops of 1931 and 1930 respectively
Gardner To Speak At
New York Meetings
Raleigh, Sept. 23 Governor O.
Mas Gardner has accepted, two in
vitations to deliver addresses in New
York city during the coming months
October 21 he will speak before
the Southern ».■ iety o. New York
and December 5 he will discuss “the
Iceal government act of North Car
ol'na' before a conference on busi
ness and law at New York uni
I Faye King Insurance Case Will Be
Tried In Charlotte During October
; lister Of Mrs. Kin* Would Recover
$5,000. Trial Before Judge
I . ■ i
Charlotte. Sept. 22 — Another!
j chapter will be written into the
(tragic case ot Faye Wilson King,
pretty Sharon. S. C.. school teacher
whom her husband. Rafe King, was
convicted of killing after two long
drawn out trials in the South Caro
lina courts, when suit is tried in'
the civil term of federal court start- i
ing here October 10, in which $5.-1
000 insurance money is sought by |
the administratrix of her estate.
The administratrix. Miss Blanche
W. Reagan, sister of Mrs, King, is
bringing suit through her attorneys.
Oaston, Hamilton * Gaston, seek
ing to recover the $5,000 taken out li
by Mrs. King and made payable toi
The beneficiary, it is claimed in
the suit, lost his right to the mon
ey when he was convicted
The defendant, the inter-South
ern Life Insurance company, in an
swer to the complaint, charges that
Mrs. King made false statements in
answers contained in her medical
•'xamination, concealing infronia
tion about a disease of wntch she
was specifically questioned
The calendar for the civil term
of court was returned to the clerk
of the court after receiving the ap
proval of Judge E. Yates Webb
Motions will be heard Monday.
October 10, and jurors have been
directed not to report until tha fol
The court wit) last for two W'eeks
with 10 motions to be heard and 32
■ases scheduled for trial Several
>f the cases are suits against the
Southern railway for damages suf
ered IB railroad crossing accident
Court To Close
Two Court* Here
litrier Webb To Prrslde Over Term,
No Damages In Case Against
At mii'ii today It appeared likelv
hat the week's term of Superior
■ourt here., presided over by .fudge
•Yank s Hill, would adjourn thin
if ter. noon. but a Federal session of
ourt. is scheduled to convene in
The Federal court, tias no case*
loekrted for trial of major interest,
fudge F Y. Webb said today, but. it
s his opinion that the criminal
locket will last for three or 5nir
lays The majority of the charges
>n the criminal dork:' deal with
.loUitlons of tlie Federal ptohibition
aw When the criminal cases are
rompleted. Judge Webb says there
ire several civil matters to come up
rofore him and the court will be in
iessinn tor four or Im days at
Million Dollar ( are.
Today Judge. Webb was hearing *
civil action at his. office in the Fed
eral building here, if concerned a
receivership for an Asheville mort
gage firm, working under the now
defunct Central bank . here. Around
a million dollars in bonds ftre said
to be invrdsed in the litigation in
which a receiver, is beiruf asfcdfT So
that the bonds, put, up es collateral,
may be disposed of.
No cases of outstanding interest
have been disposed of in Superior
court since Wednesday It was said
today that the suit against a Gas
tonial bottling firm, in which the
plaintiff alleges he was made sick
by the eon tents, will. It is under
stood, be continued.
fn the action of T P Crowder
and wife, Etta, vs. Horace Hord and
others, a Kings Mountain case, the
plaintiff was awarded S450 damages
for injuries allpgeri to have been
suffered because of negligence in
handling an automobile.
Tlie suit of Earl Costner against
Frank Walker, deputy sheriff, fail
ed to secure damages for alleged in
jury by Walkers automobile
Shelby Group Goes To Hickory For
Conference. Hear Boh
A party of officials ,of thp CTeve
Jimd County Young Democrats were
in Hickory yesterday to attend an
executive session of tiie organization
for the tenth district. Those at
tending were C. C. Horn and Wnt.
Osborne, president and secretary
respectively of the county organi
zation; and Attorney's Maurice
Weathers and Ernest Gardner.
The thoeting was addressed by
State Chairman Winborne and short
talks were made by others. Attorney
Gardner. Democratic nominee for
the legislature, was spokesman for
the Cleveland delegation.
“After attending the Hickory con
ic rente the party drove to Char
lotte to hear Bob Reynolds in his
address to the Young Democrats of
Mecklenburg. They report that only
standing rpom was available to hear
the senate nominee p;edict that
Roosavelt would carry the nation in
November by the larcest popular
vote ever given any president.
Mrs. Stroup Breaks
Both Arms In Fall
Tripped And Fell While Watering
Flowers. Now In Hospital
Mrs. Rush Stroup, well known
Shelby woman, is in the Shelby
hospital with both arms fractured
at the wrists. While watering flow
ers at her home this morning, Mrs.
Stroup tripped m some manner, fell
and broke both of her arms.
Col. McBrayer Will
Visit Alma Maters
Col. Charles Evans McBrayer. of
Portland, Oregon, who has been in
Shelby on a visit with relatives,
left today for a visit to other
points in the state. Today he is
visiting a friend in Morganton.
From there he goes to Oak Ridge
where he secured his early educa
tion. and from that point to Wake
Forest where he secured hia aca
demic training and on to the Uni
versity where he studied medicine.