VOL. XXXII, No. 22
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
FRIDAY, MARCH I I, 1921
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PAINT UP—SO CLEVELAND WAY SHOW UP
CIEVELMID COUNTY FAIR SHOULD EQUHi
If COOIKiy FUR III SUITE OF !L C.
County Has Made More Progress Agriculturally
In Past 10 Years Than Any In State, Max
Gardner Declares—:Future Of Town Visioned
In Farm And Business Prosperity, Banks, Man
ufacturing, Building, Citizenship and Climate.
“Cleveland county this fall should
have the largest attended and a better
diversified agricultural exhibit than
any county fair ever held in North
Carolina,” said O. Max Gardner,
chairman of the county board of ag
riculture it\ connection with the or
ganization here today of the Cleve
land County Fair association. ‘ If
there is a county in the state that can
stage a successful fair, Cleveland
considered by the leading farm pa
pers of the world and state agricu'
tura leaders as the ‘typical farm
county of North Carolina—should be
able to do so.” And the facts bear
out Mr. Gardner's statement.
Farm Products Total Nine M lli ns.
The county has undoubtedly made
more agricultural progress in the
last ten years than any county in
North Carolina. Last year Cleveland
county produced near 40,000 bales of
cotton, three and one-half times the
amount produced only six years be
fore. The county is the leading dairy
county in North Carolina. One-fourth
of the creamery butter made in Nort'i
Carolina is made in this county, the
creameries here last year producing
450,811 pounds of butter. In addition
to a six and one-half million dollar
cottbn cropv the county leads in di
versified agriculture. Farmers of the
county raise 80 per cent, of their food
and feed supplies in addition to a
$100,000 wheat crop. The 8,000 cows
in the county were worth $500,000 in
dairy products last year. With the
first organized egg marketing asso
ciation in the state the farmers of the
county last year realized $300,000
from the sale of eggs and poultry. It
ii- Is a mammoth statement but agri
cultural products last year brought
county over nine million iron mer>,
and conservative facts and figures
back the statement.
Winners to Slart.
“A fair is based on agricultural
products,” said Mr. Gardner, ‘‘but
Cleveland has more than the base to
begin with. For several years at state
and county fairs, especially the Gas
ton county fair, exhibits from this
'county have won leading honors. In
many farm homes over this county
are prized ribbons and cups won at
agricultural fairs. If we have exhib
its that can take honors away from
home we should have here an agricul
tural exhibit Unequalled in the Pied
The fair movement was first start
ed by the Kiwanis club, of which O.
M. Mull is now president, and the in
itial step was taken at a joint meet
ing of the club and the Kings Moun
tain chamber of commerce. Selected
committees with representative farm
ers of each section of the county can
vassed the county for stock and with
the organization today a large
amount of the fixed quota has- been
Dairy products, eggs and poultry,
what farm folks once considered only
“extra money” products, In 1923 in
creased the bank accounts of Cleve
land county farmers over $800,000.
The five leading crops in the county
during 1923 as prepared by County
Agent Lawrence show a total value
39,190 bales of cotton and
seed_ ... $6,500,000.00
1,086,168 bushels corn at
$1.00 per bushel .... 1,056,168.00
Dairy products 582,400.00
Eggs and poultry sold 300,000.00
7.156" hogs at 10c per lb. 153,120.00
113,876 bushels sweet pota
toes at $1.00 . ...... 113,876.00
74,060 bushels wheat at
$1.36 per bushel 100,721.00
The county averaged almost a bale
of cotton for every acre planted. Only
48 thousand acres were planted in the
county and according to the last gin
report near 40 thousand bales had
Shown in Bank Business.
The county’s stride agriculturally
and industrially is shown in the bank
ing business carried on in the county
during 1923. The year was the great
est in the history of the county in
every way, but the class of citizen
ship is shown in the increase in sav
ings accounts, bank resources and
every detail of the banking business.
Total resources of Cleveland county
banks at the end of business last year
were $7,740,681. Of the seven and
three-auarter miljfion resources the
three Shelby banks have nearly six
million. Every one of the eight bank
ing houses in the county show sub
stantial and gratifying gains over the
previous year. While there are only
eitfht banking institutions in the
county, there arc* 12 different bank
buildings, one bank maintaining
three branch banks in addition to the
main bank here. Estimating the coun-,
ty’s population at 38,000, which is
quite liberal, the strength of the
be tilts shows $2,000 for every* man,
woman and child in the county, white
and black. If there is anything of the
“die-with-birth” boom in the progress j
of Cleveland county it is not shown
by banking strength.
Factories Eat up Cotton.
Although the eounty produces 40,- j
000 bales of cotton and is the third
leading cotton county in the state,!
the textile plants in the county con- i
sume more cotton than the county
can produce. Thera are 22 textile
plants in the county in addition to
lumber and flour mills, and a good
number at that, considering that the
neighboring county of Gaston is the j
cotton manufacturing center of the i
south. The products of Cleveland tex
tile plants are varied. Recently a
group of local plants placed on the |
local retail market fancy shirting, i
made from Cleveland county cotton,!
in Cleveland county mills to be worn ■
by Cleveland people. The major por-1
tion of the county industry is owned j
or operated by local interests, yet
one item on the local Kiwanis club
urogram of development is “more
Industry.” There is room and success
for more industry h~re and it will
come in 1924.
A MiH*O’! Dollar Building Program.;
More business and residential real
estate in Shelby and farm lands in
the county have been on and off the
real estate mart in the past few
months than in any doable period of
I time in by-gone history. Practically
* every issue of this paper since the
firrt day of 1924 has featured a big
real estate deal, some of them larger
than any in the town’s history. The
future of the town can be visioned in
a recent sale where a record price
per front fo^t— SI,600— was set on j
Shelby real estate. It is estimated
that approximately one-half million
dollars worth of real estate has
changed hands are figured in a trans
action in Shelby since January 1.
A building boom, as usual brought
on the big real estate deals. Shelby is
the fourth largest building and loan
town in North Carolina. The steady,
sure hand of progress in wiping out
old landmarks of a thriving and grow
ing town is shown in the proposed!
erection of a modeVn six-story apart- j
ment building, where now stands the!
old-dilapidated green house that
sheltered Tom Dixon, the internation
al writer in his youth. In the house
where Dixon no doubt got his first
glimpse of that southern life por
trayed in that great film, “The Birth
of a Nation,” will soon play the
children of many families,' as is the
way in apartment houses. Building
now under way in Shelbly or propos
ed at an early date will total around
one million dollars, yet more is com
Citizenship and Climate.
“The biggest attraction Cleveland
county orfers to the outsider is her
hospitable, open-minded citizenship,”
I said a prominent visitor recently. The
! statement is true. Back in the pioneer
days of the state, a group of trail
| blazing Baptist and Methodist preach
j ers, early educators, lawyers and an
industrious, cheery farm folk settled
the county, and the strain remains.
The county is famed today for its
prominent men—statesmen, eduea
; tors, lawyers, writers and doctors,
j And as Clarence Kuester, of the
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, ex
pressed on Billy Sunday’s late visit
here: “Billy Sunday will never find
a more hospitable or friendly people
than in Shelby and Cleveland county.’’
Just the kind of place every man has
as his ideal in which to bring up and
educate a family.
Bad weather creates a grouchy dis
position and, probably that is why
Cleveland people are so friendly. No
section of North, Carolina has a more
healthy year-round climate. The cli
mate uniformity far excels that of
the eastern, sandhills or of the west
ern mountaiji section. Just a few min
utes out of Shelby is a resort—Cleve
land Springs—that as a year-round
mecca is attracting people from many
states, and if predictions are hot far
amiss the popular Piedmont resort
will soon enjoy a nation- wide fame.
Miss Margaret Morgan has re
turned from Monroe, where she was
the guest of Mrs. Robert Laney.
Club Will (Jive Public Concert at the
Central School Auditorium
At 8 O’clock.
-he Shelby Choral and Dramatic'
club will appear in public concert on
Tuesday evening March 18, at 8
o'clock in (he Central high school an- j
ditorium. The program of Tuesday
evening is a little varied from other
programs given, being more of a j
The popularity of the club is at
tested not only by the response of
local people, but also by those of oth
er sections. On Friday night the club |
will appear in concert at Rutherford- j
ton. Four concepts have already been
"riven h-we and were well-attended, j
especial:v the sacred concert at the:
First Baptist church. The concert1
Tuesday evening will be given for the !
benefit of the public library.
The program, announced by Dire
tor W. Fife Robertson, is as follows: !
Chorus—From “II Trovatore.” I
“Pickaninny Lullaby.” ^ I
Sketch—“Gertrude Mason M. D/’
Male qarteWOl’ Carlina.” “Sal
Sketch—"Box and Cox” (three
Chorus—“Love’s Old Sweet Song”.
“Sweet and Low.”
Fined For Injury To
'V. F. Champion Draws Fine for
Breaking Sandstone Blocks to
Be Used in New Church.
A case in recorder’s court Wednes
day that attracted much attention
was that of A. F. Champion, charged
with malicious injury to personal
property. The property in question
was material to have been used in
construction of the new Centra!
church building on the corner of
Washington "and Marion streets and
was property of the J. P. Little and
Sons Construction company, of Char
According to the evidence heard the
construction company had secured
both written and oral permission
from city officials to place certain
materials along the side of the street
and curb across the street from the
church and in front of the Champion
home. Champion is said to have ob
jected to the material being placed
there, and is also said to have writ
ten the headquarters of the construc
tion company at Charlotte regarding
the mater. About 5 o’clock Saturday
afternoon the material, sandstone
blocks valued at around $1,500 was
thrown back from the curb «yid brok
en or otherwise injured srn as to be
worthless for the construction work, i
A foreman on the construction job
testified that he had seen the blocks
thrown over, but Champion placed on
the stand denied having anything to
do with-it. Judge Falls evidently not
satisfied with the evidence submitted
sent to one of the school buildings for
Champion’s 16-year-old son, Porter,
he testified thta he and his’ father
and two others had thrown over the
blocks. The evidence of the boy prov- j
ed damaging to the defendant, who ,
was fined $50.
Other Cases Heard.
John Pruett, of the Casar section,
chaVged with public drunkenness and \
forcible trespass, was given four
months after he refused to tell the
court where he secured his liquor.
The sentence was appealed and bond
set at $500, which was not given.
Jess Robinson and Frank Jones,
submitted to gambling and were fin
ed $25 and the costs each. Robinson
and Jones were members of a party
caught gambling near the Ella Mill
Saturday, but the two made their get
away while the others were being ar
rested but came in later and submit
W. O. McEntyre, charged with the j
larceny of manufactured cotton goods
from the Dover mill, was fined $25 i
ar.d is to pay for the eloth.
Central Methodist Church.
Sunday school at 9:45. We aye glad
when you are with us and miss you
when you are absent. We need you.
May we depend upon you?
Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p.
m. by the pastor. Gospel sermons, in
spiring music, a hearty welcome.
Let us remember our superannuat
ed minister Sunday. This is the day
that the entire Southern Methodist
church makes a special offering to
those whose lives helped to make us
"What we are.
At Second Baptist Church.
Dr. Adlai Loudy will preach at the
Sunday evening service at the Second
Baptist church. There will also be
special music and everyone is invited.
MEN FDR ISSIT
Charged W ith Mann Act Violat on
And Holding Girl Prisoner in
Forest City School House.
A crime revolting in its very na
ture. in which a young South Carolina
woman was grossly mistreated and
insulted, has been unearthed with the
arrest of Sid Coffey. Pink Bright,
alias “Funny" Gossey, and Ed Eng
lish, nlias “Speck” English, according
to membejrs of the United States mar
shal's office at Asheville.
The three men were arrested at
Rutherfbrdton Monday by Deputy
Marshal \\. F. Swain, charged with
the violation of the Mann act. The
three men are being held in the Ruth
erford county jail in lieu of $1,500
The marshal’s office has a warrant
for another man, said to have been
a member of this party. This is ex
pected to be served in the next few
The three men are charged with
kidnapping Gertrude Jenkins, a res
•der.t of Spartanburg. S C„ keeping
her captive for two days and two
nights and grossly mistreating her.
Part of the time was spent in a schorl
house at Forest City according to the
Mi°s Jerkins, who is only 19 years
of a ge, said she was so roughly
handled that it was necessary for her
.o go to the hopped foran operation,
Vccording to her statement, she was
abused and insulted by the men.
This dastardly' crime is said to
have been committed on October 15
and 16, 1923. According to the state
ment she made to the officers, the
girl was at the Southern rndway sta
tion in Spartanburg, about to board
a train to go to Rutherford county.
At the station a-man asked her where
she was going, and when she replied
he told her he was driving to thrit
point in his automobile and would be
•glad for her to accompany him. She
said after they had driven a short
distance, the driver picked up three
other men. They drove to Forest City
she said, where she was held a pris
oner in a school house one night, be
ing in is treated by all four of the men.
She was kept a prisoner for two days,
she said^eing taken from one place
to another until her condition forced
the men to let her go to a hospital.
Since that time. Miss Jenkins said,
she has suffered much physical arid
Officers have been working on the
case for some time. The men will be
eiven a hearing on >^jarges of viola
tion of the Mann act in the next few
Full House Prevails
Now At County Jail
The Cleveland county jail has more
occupants .now than at an previous
time during his regime, according to
Sheriff H. A. Logan. In fact, sheriff
has a hard time assigning cell space
to ell of his. guests. The five or six
cells of the jail are more than com
fortably filled with 26 prisoners, and
"f any more become guests of the
county before the new jail is erected it
will be a rather hard matter to place
The majority of the prisoners are
negroes. a rather unusual occurrence
as heretofore whites have been in the
majority owing to their superiority
over the negro in “hooch" dea'ing.
However only a few of the prisoners
are now serving sentences, some being
held over to Superior Court on charges
that are beyond the jurisdiction of the
recorder, while others have appealed
to Superior court and were unable
to give bond.
SPECIAL SERMON AT
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday Vehool opens at 9:45 a. in.
Great lesson on, ‘The Reign of David’.
If you are not connected with any
other Sunday school in the city we
cordially invite you to join us. Our
classes for men and for women are
most interesting and all other classes
are equally interesting and etfective.
Enjoyable worship program.
The pastor will preach at 11 o’clock
Theme of sermon “The Upper Room.”
Good music and a very cordial wel
Young people’s meetings at the us
Special sermon by the pastor at
7:30 p. m. on the subject “Saul the
Son of Kish”. This lecture-sermon
will be of vital interest to all. The
tragic story of a capable and influ
entail life wrecked by disobedience
and sin, will be discussed in this ser
mon. There will be enjoyable music
by choirs and congregation. Where
will you spend this hour if not at the
church ? We want you to worship
with us and we welcome you. Is it
worth while? Come and see.
Prohibition Agent? Have Two and
One-quarter Hour Foot Race
in Catching Man,
Down from the mountain section
of the county in No. 11 township
comes a story of perseverance, long
wind and tracks in the snow. The per
severance and long wind were among
the qualities of a group of prohibi
tion agents, while the tracks iri the
snow' wore made by Elzie Pruett, al
leged moonshiner of that section. The
wind and perservance lasted exactly
two hours and fifteen minutes, accord
ing to the officers, while the tracks
in the snow brought into their clutch
es a man who was nimble and active
arid well at home on speeding feet in
any noow or crevice of the mountain j
•■ection, even in two counties, the
race being said to have extcneded
over th > county line into Burke.
Monday morning four officers were
tramping through the tight snow thut
blanketed the T^iountain section of the •
county, when they, in some manner
learned of the whereabouts of Pruett, ■
whom they were seeking. Pruett was !
evidently not so anxiotir. to meet them
and the race began. Pruett brqught
into play in the attempted get-away
every trick and dodge known to the
mountaineer, who is acquainted with
the lav ot h's land,’* hut the officers
stuck doggedly to his trail. Several
times they lost sight of the fleeing
man. but snow tracks leave a good
frail and one of the officers, P. A.
Hoyle, ia himself versed in the art of
running up the slopes and down the
dales. Each time the party of officers
lost view of Pruett their superior
number allowed them to double on his
tracks and relentlessly they followed
him from one county into another un
til finally they wearied him down and
placed him under arrest.
Pruett was giiten a preliminary
hearing and placed under bond for
Federal court. Officers in the party
were Deputy Marshal M. C. Coin, of
Charlotte; Prohibition Agent Hoyle
and Deputy Sheriffs Summie Canipe
and John Ramsey.
The Shelby Grocery Co. which re
cently sold its store building and lot
on West Warrent street to Carl
Thompson, has contracted for the
sale of its stock of groceries to the ]
Cht rryville Grocery Company of
which C. W. Boshamer, Jr. is the
head. The deal is said to involve be
tween $20,000 and $25,000. The Shel
by Grocery is now owned by P. O.
Gee and W, R. Hoey who retain e<m- i
tril until the first of May when the ^
Cherryville Grocery takes charge. It j
is said the new owners have secured i
a lease on the present building and
will continue business here. Messrs.
Gee and Hoey have no announcement
to make as to their plains, but will
remain in Shelby and continue some
To Dedicate Church
Built In 3 Weeks
The Mt, Harmony Methodist church ;
the church that was built in less than
three weeks, will be dedicated Sunday
March 30. Rev*R. M. Hoyle of Kings
Mountain, will preach at the dedica
tion service and dinner will be on the
grounds. Rev. E. M. Avett, of Polk
ville, will be the pastor of the new
church which is located in the north
ern section of No. 8 township.
At the quarterly conference a re
port on the new' church w'as made
and according to usual custom the
presiding elder asked when it was
completed and how long it was in Be
ing erected. Rev. Mr. Avett’s answer
of “three weeks” was supported by
the contractor’s statement, he being
a conference delegate, that it was
completed in less than three weeks.
The recent revival services at Polk
ville, conducted by Rev. Tom Jimison
of Spencer, were considered very suc
cessful, there being several new mem
bers added to the church and about
25 professions of faith. Practically all
the outside work on the new parson
age there has been completed, accord
ing'to Rev. Mr. Avett.
Thomas A. Cogdell Dies.
Thomas A. Cogdell died March 1st
after an illness of seven weeks with
pneumonia. He leaves a wife and two
children. Passing away at the age of
24 years and six iponths, in the bloom
of young manhood made his passing
one of peculiar sadness.
Mr. and Mrs. IV. H. Jenuingb spent
Saturday in Kings Mountain,'
FtlTFORM OF B1ILEKIS A COMPLETE
KAHL OF FIST HIM LIFE
Dr. Gulley Writes Former Law Student, Support
ing Bailey, And Mr. O. M. Mull Replies By Giv
ing Some Reasons Why He Can Not Vote For
Bailey, Who He Terms One-Time “Crank
shaft'’ Of Element He Now Attacks.
Wake Forest, Fob. 28 102*1.
Mr. O, M. Mull, Shelby, N. C.
My dear friend:
1 have known something of every
political campaign in North Carolina
from 1868 to the present. I cast my
first vote for Vance in 1876. I have
now no political aspirations, but I
have an interest in the young men
who have studied under me, and ulso
m our party and state; and this in
terest prompts me to write to you at
•I think we are at the dawn of a new5
day in this state in many respects,
and not the least of them, the politi
cal domain. The candidacy of Mr. J.
W. Bailey is unique in that it is
founded upon no personal ambition
or desire for offlice. but in that he
strikes the note of service in politi
cal terms and states—in no uncertain
w**y-—the form the service is to take.
This is refreshing. You may not
know that Mr. aliiley undertook to
strike this note more than two years
ago; and, for doing so, was publicly
denounced by the ruling powers. He
then determined to make appeal to
>> e come now to a campaign in
which real progress—not only ma
terial progress, but moral anti politi
cal progress, will be the keynote.
There can be no doubt that the old
machines are (lying everywhere; pol
itics aimed at power and selfishness"
is bound to go; politics founded upon
service is the new order. I think the
hour has struck when many of our
young men who have found them
selves^ neglected or overlooked or run
over, can make their opportunities
for leadership aiui service.
I am writing this letter to you by
way of friendly suggestion. You may
consider it for what it is worth. For
my part, I am attaching myself to
Mr. Bailey’s cause—believing that
thereby I will render a great service
to our people.
I wish you would think for a mo-;
ment what the old machine repre
sents. It holds nothing good for this
state; it holds nothing-goed-ior the
democratic party. The time has come
when we must leave it behind . us,
once and forever.
N. Y. GULLEY.
Bailey the Crank shaft of Machine.
Shelby, N. C. Mar., 1, 1924.
Hr. N. \. Gulley, Wake Forest, N. C.
I have your favor of February 28,
and concur with you that the most
cordial relations exist between you
and your many former law students.
Personally, my fortdness for my
school days; at old Wake Forest in
creases with the years. My thoughts
frequently turn to you and your mostt
interesting lectures in the classroom.j
I am quite sure that you do not have
an old student who is more apprecia
tive of your splendid efforts, or is
personally fonder of you than myself, j
It is therefore always a pleasure to
me to hear from you.
I am however quite a uit surprised
at the content* of your letter, but as-1
sure you that what I havg to say is
only in lov£ for and with the hope
of being of some service to you. You
have been in close touch with the
political movements in * our state for
a much longer period than I, but I
have been equally in personal touch j
and knowledge of the activities of
Mr. Bailey, concerning whom you
I agree with you that “the candi
dacy of Mr. Bailey is unique”, but in j
my humble opihion it is unique be
cause his platform and verbal enun
ciations are in direct conflict with the
life and activities of the same Mr.
Bailey during the past 25 years. The
principal part of his platform, and
the part to which you refer, relates
to his opposition to the democratic
“machine” You know as well as I
that Mr. Bailey has for many years
been the crank-shaft to the democrat
ic machine in North Carolina. I with
manjf others have been fighting the
battles for a free and untrameled
democracy in North Carolina when
Bailey and Watts were our most vig
orous and aggressive opponents.
Bailey, as you know, held office under
the “machine” for many years. He
and his revenue agents in the last
gubernatorial campaign were the
principal factor in defeating the can-:
didate who opposed the machine. Aft-1
er manipulating the machine and
his revenue agents to encompass the j
defeat of Gardner for governor, Bail
ey continued to help manage the af
fairs of the machine and dispense its
patronage. He then strongly recom
mended Watts for tax commissioner
of the state, the 'man who had been
his right bower in his activity in be
half of the machine. Mj\ Bailey hus
citlier now been converted or turned
traitor to the machine. If his conver
sion is real, he should be content to
tarry a gun and fight as a private in
the ranks until he has proved his
faith by his works. If he has merely
deserted the machine for; office, his
case will merit no discussion.
Mr. Bailey’s candidacy is also “uni
lur" by reason of his platform on
taxation, which likewise is a com
plete reversal of his former activities
snd utterances on the subject, r was a
member of the legislature in 1910
•md heard that famous bout between
BnUey and Maxwell. I, together with
a number of other members of the
'egislature, doubted the wisdom of
Revaluation Act for fear it would
place an unreasonable per cent of the
nirden of taxation upon the land and
‘he small home owner. To .answer this
ibjection the finance committee pre
pared and asked for the passage of a
constitutional amendment .to permit
the levy of an income tax’ with the
promise that, if enacted, the state
property tax would be eliminated.
At that time Mr. Bailey opposed the
income tax amendment, and in his ar
gument before the committee urged
hat same he defeated and the re
venue required be obtained by in
creasing the tax upon land, livestock,
he farmer’s ass and hia hog. That
was the time when Mr. BaWey made
bis famous declaration that the farm
er would “charge yqit«|mt| tor a ham
han the tax value of the wIlMe hog.”
U a time so recent Mr, ■Bailey w*
hampioning the interest of the cor
porations and the big v&aTtli of the
date. * * * * go y0U can
dearly see his present cjrtflia’gn is
very “unique.” , i
You likewise know as well as I,
hat since Mr. Bailey’s connection as
x trustee of Wake Forest College
was severed he has consistently op
posed practically every Wake Forest
pan and Baptist who has, sought poli
ical preferment of note In our state,
le has not only done this, but he has
po timed and phrased same as the
apposition of “a Baptist and a Wake
Forest man” so as to command extra
weight and influence. I consider that
this was peculiarly true in your case.
When I, together with many of your
old students and friends throughout
the state, were going out to battle
xor you for Supreme court Judge with
strong prospects of victory, we sud
denly met the vigorous and active op
position of this same Mr. Bailey, who
opposed you to the limit.
For these reasons and many others
I cannot support Mr. Bailey for gov
ernor, and believe, if you will calmly
reflect on same, you will agree with
me. Whether you do or not, I shall
always retain the same admiration,
respect and veneration for you.
I would appreciate a hearing.
With every good wish I am,
O. M. MULL. ,
Who Mr. Mull Is.
The gubernatorial campaign in this
section is awakening and the Gulley
letter and the O. M. Mull reply will
doubtless serve to kindle more inter
est. Mr, McLean has a strong and
courageous supporter in the person
of O. M. Mull. He is at present the
democratic county chairman of Clev-'
eland county. Mr. Mull is well known
in Cleveland county for his high
character and vigorous support of
men and measures he deems worthy.
For 15 years he was the law partner
of Federal Jud&e E. Yates Webb until
Judge Webb was appointed by Presi
dent Wilson to the Federal bench. He
managed with great success the cam
paign of Clyde R. Hoey for congress
and four years ago was the 9th dis
trict manager for 0. Max Gardner for
governor. He knows the people of the
oeople of the 9th district and they
know and t^ust him. ' "
Mr. Oliver Reolie* To
Mr. J. W. Bailey
(From News and Observer Jan. 30th 1
Marietta, N. C-. January 28. 1924
Mr. J. W. Bailey, Raleigh, N. C.
Your frank admission, in answer to