VOL. XXXVIII, No. 137
SHELBY, N. C.
MONDAY. NOV. 1 1. 1932
(Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons)
Br Man, par fear, <in adrancat — »a.»
Carrier, per rear, iln aitvanee* |3.(i.
Tilt MARK! I
• oiton Spot bult (
Cotton seed, ton ......... *10
Today's North Carolina W rather
Report: Fair and warmer tonight
Tuesday increasing cloudiness and
warmer. Rain Tuesday night and
colder Wednesday. .
End Of G. O P.? 1
New York. Nov. 11.—t 'hi ess ■ the
Republican party is 'reorganised
under constructive and courageous
leadership. Dr. Nicholas .Murray
Duller, said yesterday, it will soon
pass out of existence and he re
placed by a ’truly liberal party.’’
Declaring the hope of the Repub
lican party of tomorrow lies in its
youth, the president of Columbia
university said if the younger mem
bers will ‘‘exert themselves to seek
and to produce constructive, for
ward-facing and liberal leadership,
tlie party, despite its overwhelm
ing defeat, may be quickly reor
ganized and given new strength
and new spirit for another genera
tion of public service. "If some
thing of this sort can not be done,”
he continued, "then the Republi
can party will have gone the way
of the Whig party.”
Negro With Gun
On Saturday Night
Ode F.skridge Snatches Another’s
Gun And Opens Cp. Others
Ode Eskridge, colored, with a
reputation of being a tough hombre.
.iived up to his reputation Satur
day night and used hi: antagonist's
un to clean out the Saturday night
crowd in the alley near Truelove's
It was a typical Dangerous Dan
McGrew thriller with Ode as the
chief actor. His.rampage., within one
minute's time made a deserted alley
of what had been a thoroughfare
filled with a crowd ffif colored peo
ple enjoying their customary Sat
urday night get-together.
For some reason Ode and Ezell
'Vood, another colored fellow be
came riled with ■'•ach other. Ezell
attempted to play the bad man role,
but was subdued inc a rather em
barrassing manner by Ode.
Both Shot Gun.
Acc ording to'officers. Ezell pulled
his shooting iron and took a crack
at Ode, the bullet tearing through
Ode s overalls at his left hip. That
was getting entirely too close to be
comfortable, so Ode hopped upon
Ezell, snatched the gun away, and
did a bit of plain and fancy shoot
ing of his own. Some say he shot
three times, others say five times,
and still others say the gun was
■ til! barking when they passed out.
cil hearing distance. Anyway, plenty
of tray piling, fast, travelling, was
done. Out the alley into every open
street the crowd of colored people
dashed, all intent upon getting, as
much distance /as possible between
them and the gun. Within two min
utes Ode was master of everything
ne surveyed in the alley. That is, he
was until the cops tolled around
and took charge of him. In county
court tomorrow' he is to be tried for
assault . with a deadly weapon.
Ezell had not been located today
■ by officers. "If he and some of the
others are still travelling at the
■ peed they were when they left the
alley, they're bound to be two or
three States away.’* Chief McBride
Poston said this morning.
Incidentally, city officers say that
Ode was at the time of the shoot
ing supposed to be serving "a rap"
ai the county home with about
rune days time yet to make.
Judge W. Harrill
Dies In Kansas
former Citizen Of This Countv
Succumbs Following' An
News has been received here of
the death Saturday of Judge W
Harrill, son of Mrs. Franklin D.
Harrill of the Double Springs com
munity in Wichita. Kansas. Mr.
Harrill, about 40 years, died follow
ing an operation. He left Cleveland
county eight or ten years ago and
had been since making his home in
Funeral services were held Sun
day at Acme, Oklahoma. Surviving
are his wife and four children. Two
of the children live with their
mother in Wichita and two. Jack
and Selma, live with their grand
mother in the. Double Springs com
munity Jack is a student at the D.
and D, school at Morgan ton and a
Mar football player Mr. Ha mils
'ether died last September.
Also surviving ate three broth
ers M. D. Harrill of Lawndale.
Yates and Wade Harrill of Double
Springs and one sister Mrs John
Hunt, of Hollis.
County Cotton Crop
Will Likely Reach
Crop Olilv 3,601) Bales Shy Of 41),
W® Up To First Of
( leieland county's 1932 rot
ton crop will likely reach 40,000
hales hill will not go much be
yond that mark.
Op io November 1. according to
the gin report of the weekrend, the
county had ginned 36.324 bales. This
was 14.926 bale*, less- than had been
ginned to the same date laM year.
Think It Will.
For several weeks how farmers
and eq;tcn men have been wonder
ing if the total crop would reach or
exceed the 40.000 bale mark. Some
weeks ago predictions were geneYal
that the crop, picked early and gin
ned early, would not reach that
figure. With the new report, how
ever, a majority think the total will
reach 40,000 bales. Some few. of
course, say that it will not. contend
ing that very little cotton remains
to be ginned.
Those who think the crop will go
to 40 000 bales point out that the
36-324 bales were ginned to Novem
ber 1. which is 13 days ago, and
estimate that at least 3,636 bale;
will be ginned after the first, ot
tliis month. Very few believe the
cron will go much above 40.000, the
highest estimate being 42,000 bales.
Race Winners In
l.arge Crowd Enjoys Contests Held
At Fair Grounds Armistice
Following the. uptown celebration
and parade, hundreds of people
went to the fair grounds Frida y
afternoon for the program of races
and contests there which were a
part of the American Legion's Ar
Winners of the so\era! events
were as follows:
Sack race: Dewitt Hoyle;
Relay race: Ellis first. Cabaniss
100-yard dash: T. B. Leonhardt,
first, J. D. Bridges second.
Bicycle race: Vaughn first, Hoyle
Rick-rack contest. Vaughn first.
Model T race: Spangler first, Wil
Fast-mule race: Carmel Roberts,
first. Lawrence Hord second.
Siow-mule race: Lawrence Hord
first. Carmel Roberts second.
Pony race: Buford Cline first.
Harry Gallimore. jr.f second.
Horse race: Benny Yarbrough
first. Freeman Bordet'-- second.
Fox race: Lee Lowman first. Boyd
Fox race by greyhounds: Harry
Hudson dog winner.
Other races included wheelbarrow ,
rabbit and depression chariot races.
Miss Junie Philbeck
Miss Junie Philbeck, 52 year old
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Irvin Philbeck, died Thursday
morning and was buried Friday
afternoon at 3 o'clock at Double
Springs Baptist church, the services
being conducted by Revs. D. G.
Washburn and John W. Suttle. Miss
Philbeck has been sick for a num
ber of years.
, Mr. R. W. McCurry and daughter.
| Mrs. Ralph Callhan, accompanied
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. McDaniel, of
Kings Mountain, to Charlotte today,
where they took their little daugh
ter to consult a specialist.
Nobe! Prize Winner
A recent photo of John Galsworthy,
celebrated English novelist and
dramatist, who has been awarded
the 1932 Nobel Prize for literature.
One of Galsworthy’s best known
works is the “Forsyte Saga.” The
cash value of the award amounts
to approximately $40,000.
Record Crop Of
Made In County
Supposedly Had Season t urns Out
t'ntisual Well. Many Bushels
Cleveland county this yea; pro-1
dueed a record crop of sweet pot a-1
toes, judging by reports from all \
sections of the county.
Just a few months ago filu gen j
oral belief was that the crop would!
be considerably beiow normal due j
to the extended summer drought,!
but the rain period during fair |
week helped very much arid the)
quality of the potatoes are better:
than anticipated as well as the j
Just how ..many bushels the corny-,
ty will produce is not. known, but
Farm Agent R W Shoffner is nov. j
making a survey which will hit
'pretty close to the actual produc
Around 15,000 bushels have al
ready been stored in the Kings [
Mountain storage house. he has I
been informed, and there are ap
proximately 20 storage houses scat
tered over the county. Hundreds
and hundreds of bushels will not
be taken to the storage houses,
however, and this will make a def
inite check on t he crop practical
j ly impassible: The potato price 'isj
Iso low that the crop, will mean no
i big thing to the county on a cash
basis, but It does assure plenty of
I potatoes for home consumption
| Baptists Meet In
j All Pastors In The t ounty And
j Many T.aymen To Attend State
'The State—Baptist convention
opens in Charlotte tomorrow and
many Babcist laymen will attend as
well as all of the Baptist ministers
of the county.
The pastors ;vcinterence opens
this afternoon and has three ses
sions. this afternoon, tonight and
tomorrow morning, before the con
vention proper convenes. Dr. Zeno
Wall, pastor of the First Baptist
church, Shelby, is chairman of the
pastor's conference and will preside
over these sessions.
President Hoover Invites Roosevelt
To Attend Parley On Foreign Debts
: Would Bo Inusual Mooting. Con
trovorsy May Not Be Settleed
On Board Presidential Special En
Route to Washington. Nov. 14.—in
j a lengthy telegram to Franklin D.
j Roosevelt. President Hoover yester
j day invited him to confer at the
. White House late next week op
1 pressing international debt quf: -
tioni and other governmental af
fairs which, he said, could not be
completed before the President
elect takes office.
The chief executive ouoted to his
I erstwhile Democratic opponent a
i note from the British government
stating the regime o' intergovern
mental financial obligations as now
| existing ‘must be reviewed" and ask
ing for a suspension of the war debt
i payments due December 15, ap
| proximately $95,000,000
Sees Need Of Parley,
Secretary Stimson has informed
him, the President added, that siml- i
lar requests have been received from
other nations for debt payment.
due December i■?
Thus our government,’' the pree
11deift said, is now confronted with
i world problem of major import
ance to this nation
Because of the e questions, di.s
,cijVTivvro oh caca kwhi , i
To City; Other
Scott To Bel wood
Johnson Succeeds Church At Kings
Dr. E K McLarty has bet'll re
turned hs pastor of Central Metho
dist church. Shelby. ' nd Re W. R
Jenkins has been sent .back to La
fayette Street, church
Ttie new church appointments for j
the Western North Carolina ron
ference were read at Winston-Sal
em this morning bv Bishop Mousson j
Only two changes were noted in t
the Shelby-Clevelnnd county sec
tion. Rev. W. L. Scott goes from Mt.
Holly to the Belwood charge, suc
ceeding Rev. E. E Snow, and Rev.
Wade Johnson goes to Kings Moun
tain Central, succeeding Rev. J R
The appointment< tor the Shelby
Central Methodist—Rev E K
Lafayette Street Rev W R.f
Shelby Circuit-- Rev J. N Ran-1
Bel wood —Rev. W. 1. Scott
Polkvllle—Rev. J. M. Barber.
Kings Mountain Central—Wade
Park Grove—Ret J C. Reichard
Other appointments in the Gas
tonia district, formerly the Shelby
South Ford, R; E. Taylor: Bel-;
mont Main, W. M. Smith; Belmont
Park Street, J. R. Warren: Besse
mer City, C. B Newton; Cherry
vllle, E. L. Kirk. Lincolnton. First i
F. W. Tucker: Lincoln circuit, W.
B. Shinn; Lowell. F H. Price:
Lowesvllle. E. E. Leftwich: McAd
enville, R. M. Varner; Mt. Holly, A
P. R&ledge; Rock Springs, Van B
Harrison; Stanly, M. T, Hipp: Gas-1
tonia. Main street. J. B. Craven;
Maylo, T. G. Smith: Smyre. T. H
Swofford: Trinity, R. L. Forbis.
West End, R. E. Hinshaw. Ooodson- :
ville, C. E, Williams: Cherryviile i
circuit, C. R. Allison: Oramerton, G.
G. Adams: Crouse: J. W. Bennett; j
Dallas. J W. Vestal; Gastonia.:
Bradley Memorial. A. C. Swofford;
East End. T, J. Huggins.
Miss Webb Speaks
On Junior Red Cross
Miss Selma Wrebb. principal o!
tire South Shelby school, will go to
Lincolnton Tuesday afternoon where
she has been invited to speak be
fore the Parent-Teacher association
on "Junior Red Cross Work in the i
school.” The meeting will be held !
in the Lincolnton High school audi
torium at: 3 o'clock. Miss Webb has
been chairman of the Junior Red
Cross work here for several years
and has done a most wonderful
Can you answer 14 of these lest
questions? Turn to page two tor the
1. For whom was the state of
2. Name the largest city in tit-.
U. s. area? "
3. What is ethsology?
4. Name the king of Bulgaria?
5. In what year was Harvard col
6. What post did New ton D, Bak
er hold during the World war?
7. Give the rank of Egypt's dip
lomatic representative to the U. S ?
8 How many American soldiers
saw actual service at the front
during the World war?
9. Who preceded William Howard
Taft as Chief Justice of the U. S.
10. Name the largest city in pop
ulation in China?
U. How many ounces in a troy
12. Which planet is called the red
13. What metal is now used large
ly in making pen points?
14. In what campaign did Abra
ham Lincoln use the phrase about
“Swapping horses in the middle of
15. When it is six o'clock p. m. in
London, w’hat time is it 1n Eastern
16. Naim ih<' rhirf .fustier of thr ,
tT. 0.? , I
17. Did the voters official1'’ elect
a president on Nov. 8th?
18. Who 1s Gutzon Eorglum'
19. What is the “focal length of j
20 What is H.-I^dlaud? 1
Devastation in Cuban Hurricane Area
This is one of the first pictures to reach the United
States showing: wreckage of homes in the Cuban hur
ricane are*. From 700 to 1500 lives were lost in the
hurricane and tidal wave that wiped out the town of
Santa Crur. Del Sur. Villages nearby were razed by
the terrific wind. This picture was made in Cama
juani in Camaguey province. Property damage i*
estimated at $6,000,000. ’
The family name of Newton
appears to be a popular one
with Cleveland county voters.
A careful check of the elec
tion figures show that Mrs.' J.
C. Newton, candidate for coun
ty treasurer, received a total of
8,228 votes in last week’s elec
tion, and second place honors
went to Andy F. Newton, regis
ter of deeds, with a total vote of
No other candidate voted up
on in the county, on national,
state or county tickets, polled
as many as 8.200 vote*.
Frnesl A. Gardner's official
vote was given as 8,407. A re
addition shows his' vole to he
8007. Two errors in addition
have been found in the official
vote as published In Friday’s
Star. Mrs. Newton was given 200
more than the figures in the
various precincts add and Mr.
Gardner 400 more than his of
ficial column adds.
In This County
Map showing Uoad From Fa 11* ton
To PoIkviUc Posted At C ourt
House. Other Projects.
A map showing the location of the
new all-weather road to be construct
ed from Fallston through Lawndale
to Pdlkvilte school House has been
posted at the Cotin House as re
quired bv law and the contract for
the grading and surfacing will be
let in less than thirty days. The new
road follows in a general way the
routing of the present sand-clay
road, except several of the wore
curves are eliminated. The present
bridge at Lawndale across the river
will be used.
A letter from -E. B. Jeffress, state
highway commissioner, says con
tract for the Shelby-Polkville road
will be let on Oct. 29th, Map show
ing the routing ol this road was
pasted in the court house the lat
ter part of October.
Highway engineers arc still tn
Cleveland county making, surveys ol
the system of roads recently agreed
upon and at present they are fin
ishing up the road from Boiling
Springs across Highway No. 20 to
Lattimore. This road leaves No. 18
| south at Zoar church, goes through
Sharon to Boiling Springs and
turns thence across No 20 to Lattt
In the system of roads agreed tip
on. another road Is to be built from
Shelby to Grover via Patterson
Springs and Earl and in all proba
bility the engineering crew will re
main here to do this surveying al
though they have not been given in
structions as yet.
In City Hospital
it f? Elbe. Confederate t,eran
and epe of the oldest members of
the He*; Bible class was taken to
the Shelby hospital today suffering
with mastoiditis. His many friends
will regret to hear that he is con
sidered in serious condition
Dr. Dougherty Speaks To Teachers
And Joint Meeting Of Civic Clubs
Smith Pleased With
Displayed In Shelby
School Suprriptrndrnt Kxpre
Appreciation For Actlvitly Of
Dear Pattons and Citirens
Through the courtesy of The
Star I any privileged to thank you
for the Interest in public education
uU&ihc mamfcALwiton at vour sup
port af the schools Which you have
shown during American Education
Week All P.-T. A. meetings held
and many assembly programs were
well attended, A total of 574 visits
were made. A most gratifying meet
ing was Jointly held on Friday even
ing by the Civic clubs, the school
officials, the teachers, the P, T. A.
officials, and the American Legion.
All this speaks well for the com
munity school spirit and gives
promise of continued maintenance
of public education.
You are always welcome to the
schools. They are yours. They are
being run for the benefit of your
Tire schools are being operated j
• roNTiNCED o*j esc;r KtGlti ,
Makes Fine Report j
C ontributions S19 Per Capita. 125 j
New Members Added IMiring
A most gratifying report went to;
Greensboro from Central Methodist
church, showing that all pledges
were met at the close of the year.
The budget of the church was $19.
000 and the membership practically
1.000. showing the per capital con
tributions to be $17.
During the first year of the pas
torate of Dr E. K. McLarty. 125
were added to the membership,
bringing the total enrollment of the
church to within tour of 1,000. The
average contribution for the year
of $19 per capita is said to be un
excelled by any church in this sec
! tion of the .state.
Dr. McLarty. the past or, and sev
1 era! lay members of his congrega
tion attended the Conference held
at Winston-Salem, beginning last
week and closing today.
Mutator hectares Greatest Hletts -
ing-s Derive Value* From
Dr. B B. Dougherty, who spoke to
the citizens and teachers of Shelby
at a dinner meeting Friday night,
declared that all material wealth
and spiritual blessing derive their
values front education and that
aside front education there is no
The meeting addressed by Dr.
Dougherty culminated a full week's
observance of American Education
Week In Shelby and the session was
a Joint meeting of civic organiza
tions and teachers.
His address was very favorably re
ceived' He referred to the rich heri
tage of this community through the
names of Revolutionary heroes that
had been given to the city and
country. He also spoke of the rich
heritage that has come through the
lives of great men that have lived
arid gone out from this section to
excel In the pulpit, the bar and In
Among other things. Dr. Dougher
ty said. "There is nothing great in
the world but man.'
"There Is nothing great In mind
but the mind
"There ts nothing gerat In inlno
but the quality that results front
He stated that all of the wealth
of natural resources would be as
naught If there were no people to
use them He pointed out that man
ts the most helpless of all creatures
in his Infancy and that his physical
powers are never to be compared to
that of the animals. "He ts animal
plus man " Through this added pow
CONTJNrigri ON P»(J» KltiHi i
Scout Troop At
The Belwood Boy Scouts met on
last Thursday evening, Nov. 3rd,
and reorganized under the leader
ship of a new scoutmaster, Mr.
One new member was added to
the troop and other former scouts
are planning to re-register
Four scouts of the troop along
with the scoutmaser attended the
court of honor at Shelby Monday
Those who went up for advance
ment were Wayne Carpenter and
Edward White, the former receiv
ing the Eagle Palm
Cleveland Democrats Receive
Congratulations On Big Vote
j Majtn ly Of (1,000 Set New Record.
Chairman Farlev Send*
Cleveland county Democrats, vot
ing more than 8.000 votes and reg
istering a record majority of £.000
in last week's election, have receiv
ed congratulations from both na-i
tlonal and State rhairmen.
Oliver S. Anthony, county chair-!
man, received a telegram of. eon- j
grat'Jlalipn from James 4 Farley,!
national Democratic chairman and J
the big gun behind the winning of
the nomination an election for
President-elect Roosevelt. The tele -1
gram said: ‘We 'mV lijppv w see
the returns from your county turd
to realize the effort put forth by you
and members of your organization.
Express my most sincere and grate
ful thanks to all the workers in
your organization and say to them
that I appreciate every effort put
To the local chairman Hum J.
Wallace Wiriborne, North Carolina
chairman came the- following mes
sage t hasten to. express to you
and the many loyal and active Dem
oeraiic workers tn Cleveland county
my sincere appreciation of the part
you playe din our great victory. We
have named our leader* let's stand
by them!” j
John B. Hamrick
Takes Own Life;
Well Known Citizen
Prominent Farmer Shot Himself In
Home Sooth Of Shelby
John Runyan Hamrick aged 56.
shot and fatally wounded himself
Sunday afternoon at his home Just
south of Shelby near Zoar church.
Mr. Hamrick was a well known
farmer, a hard working and re
spected cttlaen, whose death came
a* a shock to his many friends In
Shelby and over the county.
Funeral At Zoar
Funeral servUces will be conducted
by Rev John W. Suttle at Zoar
church where Mr. Hamrick was a
member, Tuesday morning at 10:30
o'clock. The deceased was a native
of the Orover section and popular
with all who knew him. For •
number of years he had been oper
ating the Lane Putnam farm near
Zoar and was • regarded as one of
the county’s best cotton farmers.
Found In Chair
A son returning from church
Sunday afternoon with other mem
bers of the family found his father
seated In a chair In the house, a
wound In his chest. By his side was
a shotgun which had been fired.
Mr. Hamrick had been in ill health
some time, suffering from pellagra.
He seemed to be feeling better and
in more cheerful spirits yesterday, it
is said, and the family left him at
home while they went to church.
Coroner Hoscoe Lute pronounced the
death suicide. Presumably Mr.
Hamrick shot himself just above
the heart about 4 o'clock In the
afternoon. He was still living when
found by the family and rushed to
the hospital where he died around
5 o’clock, or about five minutes aft
er being taken there.
Survivors are the widow. who
was Mias Martha Holland prior to
the marriage, and the following
children: David Hamrick, Mrs. BH!
Warren. Mrs. Claude Russ. Boyd
Hamrick Mrs. Elsie Barnett, Willi'*
Hamrick and Everett Hamrick.
Surviving also are 15 grandchildren
and three brothers—Thomas Ham
rick, of Grover; Jake, of Belmont,
and BUI and Delphus. of Shelby
Mrs. Wilson Died
Early This Morn
Well-Known 91-Vear-Old Woman
Will Be Buried Tuesday At
Mrs. T C. Wilson, 91 years of
age and one of Cleveland county’s
oldest citizens, died this morning
at 2:30 at the home of her daugh
ter. Mrs A A Ledford, in the Lily
The deceased had been in feeble
[ health for some time and death re
j suited from the Infirmities of age
1 Mrs. Wilson was a native of the
j Polkville section. but had been
I making her home here with her
: daughter for around eight years.
She had .been a member of Union
i Baptist church since girlhood and
was a devoted church member.
Funeral services will be conducted
Tuesday at Oak Grove Methodist
church in upper Cleveland with
Rev, Mr, Ridge in charge of the
Surviving are one daughter. Mrs
Ledford; a sister. Mrs. R. H. Mc
Farland; and six grandchildren
and five great grandchildren
Cotton Steady On
New York Exchange
Japan***)* Mills Bookinp Uarge Ord
ers. Good Price Trend
Cotton on the New York exchange
; at 2 o'clock today was holding bare
' ly steady. Dec. 6.40. Jan. 6.45 as
! compared with a close Saturday of
Dec. 6 44. Jan. 6.42
Clevenburg's letter says: Forecast
east showers tomorrow central and
1 west fair or part cloudy and warm
I er. Textile report tor October sales
: 59.1 percent of production, billings
97.4 percent of production, stocks on
; hand increased 4.1 percent, unfilled
j orders decreased 21.8 percent. Light
■ gain in stocks despite preelection
! dullness makes good showing. Fair
I business Worth St. Price trend up
ward. Considerable talk about the
voluntary domestic allotment plan
for agriculture known as the Ffarri
m«n plan, on? ftrro in letter in
dorses it as bullish if adopted. Ex
change service says Japanese mills
bookings large cloth orders at wlda
margins. Commodity decline check
ed. business activity stable. Hedges
caused decline near close Saturday