North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXXVIII, No. 121
FRIDAY', OCT. 7. 1-931
(Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons)
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Late News I
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Fair Saturday
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair tonight, slightly cold
er on north coast. Saturday fair
and slowly rising temperature.
Carolinas Storm
A hurricane-like wind that played
hop-scotch over the two Carolinas
left two persons dead, a number in
jured and a trail of wrecked build
ings. twisted trees and damaged
crops last night. Damage was unes
timated. Striking first in three
South Carolina counties, the wind
storm skipped up to the Tar Heel
state ard dipped into sections
around Southern Pines, Goldsboro.
Wilson, Pieldsboro. Margarettsvtllr
and Farmville.
Hitch Hiker In
Car Shelby Man
Killed In Crash
South Carolina Man
In Bowling Car '
Truck Swerved Into .1. C. Bowlin's:
Auto In Charlotte On
.Woodrow Loveless of Inman. 8.
C.. died ' In a Charlotte hospital j
Wednesday afternoon from Injuries
received when an - automobile in i
v hlch he w as riding collided with a (
truck on West Morehead street,1
near Bryant park Loveless was a j
The truck, driven by J. J. King:
of 214 Marietta street. Gastonia, j
swerved into the car driven by J. C.!
Bowling of Shelby and in which j
Loveless was riding. It was report- j
ed that the driver of the truck i
swerved the truck in an attempt to!
avoid striking the rear of a bus !
that had stopped suddenly to avoid;
colliding with a Piedmont and Nor
thern freight train at the boule
var crossing.
Loveless was taken to the hos
pital where he died about 3:30 p.
Mr. Bowling's car was headed j
west while the truck and the bus j
were coming into Charlotte. The ;
truck hit the right side of the
Bowling car, the side occupied by
Loveless, Mr. Bowling was not in
jured. King and Bowling were plac- !
ed under a $500 bond each pending;
investigation of the accident. Judg- j
mg by information received the fa
tal accident was unavoidable on the
part of the Shelby man whose car
was hit by the truck. Bond *-as re
quired a technical procedure, it Is
said, pending formal investigation.
Try Answering
Can you answer 14 of these test
questions? Turn to page two for
1. How many bones are there In
the human ftbdy?
2. From what is Angora wool
3. Where is the University of j
Southern California?
4. Who was Pan?
5. What does "pro tempore"
mean? I
6. Docs the United States have j
free coinage of gold and silver?
7. What do the initials G. H Q . i
stand for?
8. Who were the Trojans?
9. Who gave the statue of Liberty j
in New York harbor to the United;
10. What color are ‘Raven Locks?’ j
11. How high is the Wash- j
ington monument in Washington, j
D. C.?
12. What is the source of the ex- j
pression "Something rotten in Den- j
13. What is the term for young
14. Name the governor of New ,
Jersey who was elected president? j
15. When wa? Pompeii destroyed? !
16. Give another name for quick
17. What is the name for the lace
head covering worn by Spanish wo
18. Whom did Robert Browning
19 Which state of the U. S. has
the smallest population?
20. Under what pen name did
Sidney Porter write?
Twin Calves Born
To Ledford’s Cow!
Twin calves have been born to a
cow belonging to T. C. Ledford of
the Toluca section. Mr. Ledford
formerly lived in Shelby where he
operated a sausage factory On* calf
is male and the other female and
seem to be fully developed and give
oromise of living.
Shelby Post Office Addition Among Projects Approved
Suttle Again Moderator Of K. M. Association
Head Of Group
20 Years; Elam
Vice Moderator
Association Drawing
Large Crowds
Rev. J. V. Devcnny Is Clerk. Rev.
D. F. Putnam And Rev. W.
G. Camp Preach.
Rc\. John W. Suttle. who has
served the Kings Mountain Baptist
association as moderator for the
past' twenty years, teas re-elected
to this office yesterday at New
Bethel Baptist church near Lawn- j
Fully 1.000 neople were present,
and the attendance today, for the
final sessions, is said to eclipse the 1
crowds of yesterday. While all)
church reports had not been com
piled by the clerk. J. V. Devenny,
indications are that the largest and
most fruitful revivals held in years
were held during the past summer
and the total enrollment bids fair
to exceed 11.000 in the 42 churches,
comprising the association. The as- j
sociation this week is being more ;
largely attended than usual and a j
fine spirit is being manifested in
Kingdom work. i
Abundant Dinner
The tremendous crowd Avas serv
ed the noon meals in the beautiful
grove of the churchyard on a table
fully 200 feet long. Everything to
eat was in abundance and prepared
in a most delicious manner. New
Bethel is one of the oldest churches
of the association and has a mag
nificent brick building, completed a
few years ago. All, of the people of
the community • co-operated in the
entertainment of the delegates and
visitors. Several churches have put
In invitations for the association to
meet with them hext year.
Other Officials Selected
Rev. W. A. Elam was elected
vice president. Rev. J. V. Devenny,
cleric; C. J. Black, historian and
George Blanton, treasurer. A com
mittee was appointed' to amend the
constitution so that the newly
elected officers can serve through
the next annual session.
Causes Presented
Rev. D. F. Putnam preached the
introductory sermon on “Keys of
the Kingdom of Heaven” which was
declared to be a scholarly and soul
stirring deliverance. Dr. Alexander,
pastor of the First Baptist church
of Thomasville presented the cause
of the Mills home, Horace Easom
outlined the every member canvass,
Dr Zeno Wall the co-operative
program. Rev, J. B. Davis foreign
missions. Rev. J. M. Page state mis
Last night Rev. W. G. Camp of
Cherryville preached the doctrinal
sermon while the review' of the B
Y. P. U. work was under the direc
tion of Mrs. L, H. Ledford. Large
crowds attended last night's ses-;
sion and this morning there war j
another huge gathering of dele • I,
gates and visitors for today's final (
Mrs. Pies Bostic was recognized
by the association. her husband j
having gone out from this country j
as a missionary to China and gave;
his life to foreign mission work. ,
His body is buried in the country
where he w'rought so effectively In
mission work among the heathens.
Is Re-Elected
Rev. johi\ W. S little. veteran Bap
tist minister, has been re-elected
moderator of tbr Kinirs Mountain
Baptist Association, an office he has
held for a score of \ears.— (Star
Thos. Heafner
Dies This Morn
Former Citizen Of Union Commun
ity Passes In West Shelby.
Funeral Saturday.
Thomas Heafner, age 73. died this
morning at his home in West Shel
by following a decline in health ex
tending over several months. He had
been confined to his bed .about two
weeks. The end came at 3 o'clock
this morning from a complication
of troubles.
Mr. Heafner spent all of his life
In the Union community until he
moved to Shelby 1922. He was a
farmer and a very thrifty, substan
tial and law-abiding citizen, with
pronounced opinions. Those who
knew’ him. speak in highest terms
of his splendid life. He was three
times m|rrjed, to Susan Short, Hat
tie Wilson and Amelia Dixon. His
last wife preceded him to the grave
in 1923.
Surviving are three children. Bill,
Frank and Mrs. Rosie McDaniel. He
was a member of the Union Baptist
church and a Mason. Members ol
the Masonic fraternity at Camp
Call lodge will accord him the usual
honors of the fraternity at the fu
neral Saturday afternoon at 3
o'clock. Services will be at 3 o'clock
by Rev. D. G. Washburn and Inter
ment will *be in the cemetery at
Union Baptist church.
Masonic Notice,
A special communication of Cleve
land Lodge No. 202 A. F. and A. M.
has been called for Monday night
1:30 p. m. This meeting is especial
y for the 37th Masonic district. AH
lodges In the district are urged to
send representatives. The occasion
if the meeting is a visio of the G.
M and G. S. of Grand Lodge.
P. T. A. Meeting
A meeting of the Washington
ichool Parent-Teacher association
vtll be held at the school Monday
Svening at 7:30. All members are
irged to be present.
Alleged “Gambling” Devices At
Fair Discussed In Association Report
Association Committee Told That
Game-Pla.ving By Church Mem
bers Is Done.
The Star was, informed today
that a committee report this after
noon at the session of the Kings
Mountain Baptist Association will
discuss alleged "gambling” and
game-playing along fhe midway at
the Cleveland County Fair,
The association has a committee
on temperance and public morals
which reports at each session. Rev.
J. L. Jenkins, head of Boiling
Springs college ,is chairman of the
general committee. One of fhe com
mittees working under the general
committee is a special Investigation
gToup, headed by Rev. L. L. Jessup,
of the Second Baptist church. It is
this committee, it is understood,
which after looking over conditions
at the fair grounds will report this
afternoon. Advance information is
that two objections will be recorded.
First, that there seems to be a ten
dency to discriminate against local
people to the advantage of strang
ers; and, secondly, that the commit
tee was told by those talked with
that if church members ^ did not
play the devices there would not be
enough business to justify their
continuance. As a final move, it is
said .the investigating committee
will request that it be. allowed to
continue for another ^ear and fur
ther investigate the matter. If then
found objectionable, it will be rec
ommended that the association take,
up the matter with the county com
Over 500 Teachers, Committeemen
Expected In Shelby Saturday Week
For All-Day Meet; Allen To Speak
I County-Wide K.durational Meeting
To Be Held. Morning And Aft
ernoon Program,
A county-wide educational meet
ing, one of the largest held here in
years, Is announced for Shelby on
Saturday, Oct- 15.
It will be an all-day affair and
will be held in the Central high
school auditorium
Those expected to be present, will
include all county and city teach
ers all school committeemen ot
county and Shelby and Kings
Mountain schools, the county boara
of education, the county commis
sioners, the members of the coun
ty board of health, and officials and
members of county and city Par
ent-Teacher associations together
j with all patrons who desire to at
| tend.
Will TBe Big Number
If ail these attend, which is be
, ing urged in the interest of improve
ing county education, the attend
ance should be around 500. In the
county and in Kings Mountain ami
Shelby there are over 300 teachers.
The committeemen In county and
city schools will number 100, not to
count, the members of the several
i county boards and the Pa rent -
{ Teacher officials and members
Allen Will Speak
The morning: program will be dc
j voted to a general discussion oi
; various educational programs, with
members of all groups toting part
land offering their ideas from their
: particular viewpoint, In the after
! noon the main feature will be in
address by Dr. A. T. Allen, stab'
superintendent of public instruction
Originally the meeting was plan
! ned for county teachers, commit
; teemen and officials, but the city
■boards of Shelby and Kings Moun
: tain became interested In the con
j ference and the two boards and the
j two superintendents. B, H. Smith
1 and Claude Grigg. are now cooper
ating with County Supt, J. H. Grigg
In malting the day an educational
highlight. *
No Airport Here
But Shelby Shows
Air - Mindedness
Th» Shelby airport was
plowed op and put in cotton
some time back and thus the
city went oft the airway maps
and was listed as a back
number in the aviation world,
hut that doesn't mean Shelby
people are not “air-minded.”
Not by several hops, say* Col.
J. J. Grady, veteran pilot.
Col. Grady should know, lie
came here from Charlotte
last week with his plane and
found around 200 people will
ing to pay a buck or more to
see the city from the air.
Finding so many Interested In
aviation, hr will bring his
plane hack Saturday, and
perhaps other week-ends un
til he gets the town back on
the air lines.
Mr. Sarratt Falls
And Breaks His Hip
O. C. Sarratt, 92 year old Confed
rrate veteran, Is tn the hospital
with a broken hip. He fell this
j morning as he was walking up town
i from the residence of his son-in
law. Dr. R M. Gidiley M East Mar
! ion street where he makes his home.
Mr. Sarratt has been in very good
health for a man of his age and us
ually able to be up-town every day
to chat with his friends on the top
ics of the day. He was coming up
this morning when he missed his
footing as he attempted to mount a
couple of steps. H& was crossing the
street in front of the Moiehead Inn.
the L. U. Arrowood home. This
precipitated him to the ground and
his right hip was broken He was
rushed to the hospital.
High Praise Given Cline For His
Efficient Public Record In County
Rrtirin* County Accountant Lauded
For Business-Like Govern
ment Here.
A E. Cline, who is retiring vol
untarily on the first Monday in
December as county accountant
after eleven years of public service
was lauded by members/ of the Ki
[ wanis club last night at a program
i sponsored by the chairman of the
program committee, B. L. Smith
Not Political Praise
“This recognition of Mr Cline s
faithful and efficient administra
tion has no political significance
whatever,” said Capt. Smith, as he
called attention to the fact that
Mr. Cline is retiring voluntarily,
and is seeking no further honors at
the hands of the public. ‘‘May we
expect, however, the same efficien*
and capable management from the
incoming administration,” added
Captain Smith.
Praise For Mr. Ryburn
Speakers wfcre J. S. Dorton. J. H
Grigg and D. Z. Newton. As a spe- j
rial guest, the club had R. L. Ry
burn, the dean of the bar associa- j
tion. who was given credit by the i
speakers and by Mr. Cline himself
as having been responsible in a j
large measure for the business-like j
administration Cleveland county ha- j
had in the last dozen years.
Man Who t>n Say “No
Dr. Dorton, secretary of the fair
association of which Mr. Cline has
been president since its organiza
tion, said he often sought Mr.
Cline's advise and counsel and al
ways found him ready to say “yes”
when yes was the wisest answer and
"no” when no was for the public
welfare. “Mr. Cline is no politician
or diplomat. but a hard-headed j
business man who has made a study j
of government and always acted j
according to his better judgment i
rather than public favor," he added.
Friendly To Srhtiol*.
Mr Cline’s friendship for public
education was praised by J H
Colored Boy Gone
After Talking To
Reported Ta Have Asked Girl For ■,
Rate. Departs Hurriedly From
A colffred youth who is alleged to j
have asked a young white woman j
of the Union section for a date has j
departed from that section, It was j
learned today, after he found out |
that It might be healthier for him j
to reside elsewhere.
The incident is said to have tak
en place Wednesday. The negro
passed by the home where the
young woman lived and asked to
see her. presumably about some j
school books. After talking with her!
for a minute or so. mentioning J
something, it Is said, about her be
ing in loYe. he said something about j
having a date that night. The girl I
ordered him to leave and reentered I
the house to tell what occurred, j
News of the Incident spread about!
the section and there was some ex- :
citement for a time. During the |
evening, however .the negro was
told, it was said here today, that It
would be best for him to leave, |
which l>e did.
Cohens Closed Monday.
Cohen's department store in Shel-j
by will be closed Monday, Oct. 10.
in observance of a religious season
connected with the Hebrewish New j
Year, according to an announce- i
ment today by Harry Cohen, man- j
Raleigh, Oct. 7.—U. Benton Bla- j
lock of Raieigh, president of the;
American Cotton Co-operative asso
elation, termed the new cotton loan1
plan of the department of agricul-■
ture one which "is going to relieve i
many a sorely pressed cotton farm-j
er throughout the cotton belt.” !
Blalock Sees Help.
End Of Smith-Roosevelt Feud
Here is pictured the meeting for which the country he* waited breath
lessly since the Democratic Convention in Chicago. Governor Franklin
D. Roosevelt and former Alfred E. Smith, once bosom friends who have
been recently estranged, are shown in a happy reunion on the speakers'
platform at the New York State Democratic Convention in Albany.
Their public reconciliation is hailed by Democrats as putting the final
seal on party harmony. In center is James A. Farley, Roosevelt’s cam
paign manager and Chairman of the-Democratic National Committee.
Shelby High Students Waging Hot
Campaign In Annual Election Of
Class Officers; Use Secret Vote
< aniUdates Make Campaign Speech
es In C bap<i Today. Eire (ion
OWtiM Tnesdat
Next to commencement week, this
i# the big week of the year at the
Shelby High school.
It is campaign week preceding
the annual election of class officers
to be held next Tuesday afternoon.
All the campus is buzzing with
politics. Candidates and freinds of
candidates are active at every op
portunity seeking votes and boost
ing the ability of their favorites
This morning came one of the
peaks of the- weeks campaign as
the nominees for class offices made
their speeches as a part of the daily
chapel program. Following the
speeches the school again was fill
ed with active political work
Nominated Monday.
The annual nomination of offic
ers was held Monday. Then a per
iod of a week or until next Tues
day is given for campaigning. Each
class put forward two nominees for
both president and vice-president,
and Tuesday the youngsters will
pick from the two their president
and vice-president. Those nominat
ed were:
Seniors: Loris Dover and Paul
Arrowood for president; Colbert
McKnight and Helen Miller for vice
Juniors: Esther Ann Quinn and
Mai Spangler, jr.. for president;
Walter Fanning and Ellen Ford for
vice president.
Sophomores; Marie King and
Hill Hudson, jr., for president;
Nancy McGowan and Keith Shull
for vice president.
Use Secret Ballot.
A secret ballot, voting booth.- and
all equipment and requirements of
election battles of the grown-ups
will be employed. This week the
First Frost Of
Year This Morn
Those who gauge the fall
season by the first frost ma<
now officially label the be
ginning of fall.
The first frost of the year
was evident throughout this
entire section this morning
It was a heavy frost anil
traces of It could be seen
some time after sun rise
The frost followed rains and
cooler weather earlier in the
Sheriff Mailing
Tax Notices Now
It's tax-paving time again in
i Cleveland county.
Sheriff Irvin M. Allen this week
began mailing out the 19112 county
tax notices and each out-going mail
Is filled with notices of tas. bills,
all showing the appreciable reduc
tion made In the rate again this
The work In filling out the tax
books was completed last week and
early this week and they arc now
in the sheriff's office for collection
It was said today that collection;
have been good so far and Sheriff
Allen and Chief Deputy Ed Dixon
are set for their hardest working
period of the year.
This month. October, a discoun
of one percent is given on taxes
paid. During November the dis
count will be one-half of one per
cent. The rate will be flat for De
cember and January and a penalty
will go In February and thereafter.
Fanners To Be Allowed Nine Cents
On Cotton As Collateral For Aid
To Be Taken For Loans. Bulwtnkle
Aided. Can Sell To
March 1,
Washington. Oct. 5.---The agri
culture department announced to
day it had agreed to liberalize the
terms of crop production loans in
the cotton states by a'plan involv
ing acceptance of cotton as collat
eral on the basts of nine cents c
The following statement was is
sued today by Henry 8. Clarke, di
rector of the 1932 crop production
loan office:
"At the request of a large num
ber of senators and congressmen.
:o-operative associations and indi
viduals in the cotton growing states
the Secretary of Agriculture has
agreed to. liberalize the terms of |
j the crop production loans In these
j states (cotton growing) for the rr-'
lief for the depressed cotton farm-1
“The loan will ease the burden
I of repayment .of such loans and
should result in improving the cot
ton market.
As Collateral
“Cotton will be accepted as col
lateral for crop production loans oi
1932 and unpaid balances on loans
made prior to 1932, on the basis of
nine cents per pound middling 7-3
“Borrowers who wish to. take ad- 1
vantage of the collateral plan will
be required to deliver I heir cotton
to the cotton cooperative assoeia -.
Work To Start
In Spring, Said
Comes Under Garner
Relief Bill
Treasury \pproveS '$8,1,000 Mloea
timi lor Work Herr N(t
Bate Sp(
Thai the needed on,,'.; Ing of the
Shelby post office, for which a am
crcssional allocation ha., lioen hang
ing fire for some < inn- . iti be done
at an early date 1* iron insured
since the approval of the- project
this week by the secretary Of Uv
ircuMu’v and the poatnifr let goner
at The announcement tit".the ap
proval from Washington informed
that die original Construction Mini
of $85,000 was peirmit i d to stand
Jnst when actual construetHm
work nmv start Is not er.own Major
A. L. Buhvinklc. coh'jrcwnun for
this district, In n conversation vlth
The Star expressed the opinion that
construction would not likely start
be Ion' spring. Major Bulwlnk'r was
in Washington lor’ .-yernt days
three weeks ago, and "-hnc there
conferred with officials and ' nre
ented the needs of larger quarters
Others discussing lire approval of
the project., are .skeptical alxrut any
immediate construction. The pro
tect, it. is pointed out, tomes under
the head of the Oanr.eiyWagner
construction relief bill, which be
came effective three months ago.
In that period of time no actual
work has been started to give em
ployment to those out of jobs, and
tn the meantime Republican lead
ers among them President Hoover
in his Iowa speech, called the Oar
i n,’r bill "a pork barrel program ”
j Project* under that, heading are be
ing Approved, although termer
’ -pork" enaction, just prior to *>
[ ('lection, perhaps With the idea
.winning favor.
The Washington disputch, teih
of the approval of the 8helby but
Democrats Plan
To Meet Tonight
And On Saturday
Open Speaking Campaign At lail
ston This Evening. Leaders
Meet Tomorrow.
Hip 1932 campaign will be offi
cially inaugurated bv Cleveland
gounty Democrats tonight and to
Tonight, at 7:30, the organization
of Young Democrats will fire their
first gun with a political rally and
speaking at the Fallston school.
The chief speakers will be John G
Carpenter, Gastonia solicitor, and
Capt. Peyton McSwatn of Shelby. It
is hoped to have all county candi
dates present.
Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock
Democratic leaders old and young
will assemble at t.he court house in
Shelby to outline their formal cam
paign program. All chairmen and
members of precinct committees
are urged to be present, along with
county candidates, party workers
and others.
At that time the speaking pro
Hfram will be arranged. Local speak
ers for points in the county will be
discussed as well as the dates for
bringing some of the state leader?
It has already been assured tha
two of the best campaigners, Bob
Reynolds and John C. B, Ehring
haus, will come Reynolds may
sfreak on the 27th. or thereabouts
in Shelby, while Ehringhaus hope?
to appear at Kings Mountain some
time between the 10th and 20t,h.
Star’s Error Cause
Of Disappiontment
Belwoiffd^Oct. 6.—Readers of The
Star are in the habit of believing
what it says, but believing The
Star this week caused disappoint
ment to quite a few people. The
Star carried an announcement in its
Monday’s issue that the Kings Moun
tain Baptist association would meet
on Wednesday and Thursday at
New Bethel Baptist church. Quite a
few from this community went
to attend, but were disappointed.
The association is meeting ert
Thursday and Friday. The Star took
notice of its error Wednesday, stat
ng that the wrong calendar month
«r»s responsible for the mistake.

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