:LEVELAND COUNTY’S LEADING PAPER
PAINT UP—SO CLEVELAND MAY SHOW UP
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fOL. XXXII, No. 24
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C. FRIDAY, MARCH 21. 1924
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
Delegation From Shelby and Forest
City Clubs Attended Sub-District
Meeting in Hickory
The local Kiwanis club did not hold
its regular weekly meeting at Cleve
land Springs this week owing to the
sub-District gathering at Hickory
Thursday. About 25 Shelby Kiwani
ans and a number from the newly or
I ganized club at Forest City attended
S the meeting. Present Thursday at
Hickory were Edmund F. Arras, of
I Columbus, Ohio, international presi
ident; Fred Parker, international sec
retary and District Governor Harry
I Adams, of Raleigh.
International Presdent Arras
| International President Arras. Ki
[ wanians of the Carolinas district
I will be interested to know, has one
I of the largest real estate agencies in
». Ohio and has won wide distinction in
| the field. His career as a Kiwanian
I dates back to 1916 when ho joined
| the Columbus club before it had re
!• ceived its charter. Promotions rame
soon and he was elected director of
club. Two years later he was chosen
f to be lieutenant governor of the Ohio
I district and the following year was
I elevated to the governorship.
At the Portland convention Kiwan
| ian Arras was elected international
trustee and during his three years in
that capacity served two years as
• member of the international finance
i committee, two years member of th"
r international program committee and
jt' one year member of tbe executive com
■; Mr. Arras tekes a leading paid in
| various activities of his home city. He
jj,; was formerly president and direct''’'
P of the Columbus Advertising club, di
£ rector and chairman of the rental com
| mittee of the Columbus real estate
$ Board, has held various positions with
I the chamber of commerce is a memoer
§, of the Columbus Automobile, Humbolt
Country, Columbus Athletic and the
« Aladden Humbolt Country clubs, the
atate and national realtors association
and the Building Managers association
: He is chairman of the executive com
|||»»ittec of the Ohio Sunday School as
sociation, president of the Adult Bible
SpCIass association of Ohio, is a mem
pfl>er of the Franklin Bar association.,
Rthe Ohio University Alumni associa
i tlon, Shrine club of Columbus and is
| member of several branches of Mason
I Kiwanis International has 1,200
| clubs with a membership of 86,000 men
| In the Carolines district threre are 67
E clubs with membership totalling more
than 5,000 leading business and pro
fessional men. This year the interna
tional organization is concentrating on
Kiwanis education and standardization
of clubs, under-privileged " children,
better relations between the farmer
•nd city man, co-ordination of activi
ties of civic bodies and chamber of
commerce, and foster a fuller realiza
tion of the responsibilities of patriotic
Next Week’s Program.
Another reason for postponing the
meeting this week was because of two
successive meetings last week, “ladies
night” and the joint meeting with the
Kings Mountain Chamber of Com
merce in Kings Mountain. The pro
gram of the meeting next Thursday
evening will be devoted to “Rural De
velopment” in charge of County Agent
R. E. Lawrence and will stress the
“Paint-Up and Clean-Up” campaign. %
The secretary of the club has re
ceived detailed information about the
international convention at Denver in
eluding expenses, routing scenery,
stop-overs, etc. Anyone interested in
making the trip,^ which is an unusual
opportunity to make the tour at a min
imum cost, may secure any desired n
formation from him.
Centra] Methodist Church.
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m. Let us
have a fine attendance. Every man in
our class is urged to come. The men
from Cliffside will visit our class in
a body Sunday. A special program is
being prepared. Let us give them a
Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p.
m., by the pastor. The messages will
be scriptural and the music will be
Inspiring and the welcome will ..be
First Baptist Church
Sunday School at 9:45. An enthus
iastic school welcomes you. Morning
worship and sermon at 11 o’clock.
Good music. Interesting services.
Young Peoples union at the usual
hours. Tlje pastor will preach. To
these services the public is cordially
FURNITURE AND PLATING
WORKS IN NEW QUARTERS
The Shelby Mirror and Plating
Works has moved from the old Elam
building which is being lorn down to
make room for the Masonic temple to
quarters upstairs in the Rex Cigar
Company’s building on S. Morgan St.
adjacent the Southern railway pass
Gudger Edwards Out for Solicitor in
18th District. Dr. Pratt Address
es Rutherford Co. Club.
Rutherford ton, Mar. 19.—Gttdgcr
W Edwards, prominent local attorney,
has announced his candiducy for soli
citor of the 18th judicial district, op
posing the incumbent J. W. Pless, jr.,
of Marion, who was appointed to fill
the unexpired t~rm of the late James
Mr. Edwards has been a member
of the state bar for the past 10 years
He is a native of Madison county and
studied at Mars Hill and Wake For
est colleges. He has been chairman
of the county democratic executive
committee for the last six years and
is being assured of the united sup
port of Rutherford county citizens.
I'rges Section Development.
Dr. Joseph Hyde Pratt, of Ashe
ville, president of Western Nnrth
Carolina, Inc., was principal speaker
at the monthly luncheon of the Ruth
erfordton county club Tuesday at the
Iso Thermal hotel. He stated “Co-op
eration and Service" are the princi
pal aims of Western North Carolina,
Among the plans of the organiza
tion he mentioned memorial trees
along the Wildcat and Dixie highways
developing the resources of this sec
tion and to sell North Carolina to
“It is all right to advertise North
Carolina, but sell her at home he
urged. “Can you find any state in the
union that sold as many bonds as
North .Carolina and without a tinge
of fraud?’’ He closed with a strong
plea for the preservation of our for
The road committee of the club will
co-operate with Dr. Pratt’s road pro
gram and help secure more of the
state funds for this section, accord
ing to a motion, carried during the
Dr. Charles H. Stevens, pastor of
Cliff side Baptist church made a brief
address, and Dr. L. B. Moss, presi
dent of Chimney RockJ Inc., spoke
briefly on the pure Anglo Saxon stock
of the people of this section, accord
ing to a motion carried during the
Macomson Not To
Head Cash Mills
Statements published some ten
days ago to the effect that M. Rhett
Macomson, superintendent of the
Saxon mills at Spartanburg would
become president of the Cash mills at
Blacksburg in the immediate future
apparently were erroneous, according
to the following announcement which
appeared in the Spartanburg Herald
“Reports that M. R. Macomson su
perintendent of Saxon mills, was to
become president of the Cash mills in
Blacksburg were set at rest last night
by a statement from the manage
ment of the Saxon mills. It was stat
ed that while Mr. Macomson had in
formed the management of Saxon two
days ago that he had been offered the
position of president of the Cash
mills, he had decided not to accept it,
and would remain in his present
Boiling Springs H. S.
Miss Etta Curtis one of the moving
spirits of Boiling Springs High School
who was in Shelby Wednesday of this
week reported that the commencement
exercises will take place this year
from April 13th to 16th, inclusive. Dr
Granberry, president of Limestone
.College, Gaffney. S. C. will preach
the annual sermon, while Hon. R. M.
McMillan, attorney of Raleigh, N. C.
will deliver the annual literary address
The program is now being prepared
more in detail and will be announced
in a short while. The enrollment this
year has been 286 students in the high
school, according to Miss Curtis, which
is one of the largest in the history of
KINGS MOUNTAIN AIDS IN
QUEENS DRIVE FOR BOOKS
The woman’s auxiliary of Kings
Mountain and Shelby this week held
enthusiastic meetings for the purpose
of providing their quota of the books
necessary to make Queens an(3 Flora
Macdonald standard “A” colleges.
The situation calls for 7,500 books
to be secured by the first day of May;
4,500 for Queens, 3,000 for Flora Mac
donald, it is stated.
Rev. Archbishop J. W. Griffith will
have services at the Episcopal church
Sunday morning, March 23, at 11 a.
m. Everyone welcome.
Will H. Blanton to Wed
Miss Gazzie Green
Announcement of the approaching
wedding of Mr. Will H. Blanton and
Miss Gazzie Green, of the Lattimore
section, will be learned with interest
by their numerous friends through
out the county.
The wedding is to occur next Sun
day afternoon, March 23rd at the res
idence of Mr. W. T. Green, a brother
of the bride, promptly at 2 o’clock.
A cordial invitation is extended to
their friends to be present on the
Miss Green is the daughter of P.
Green, deceased, and is at present
making her home with W. T. Green,
who lives near Lattimore.
Mr. Blanton is well known through
out the county, being a successful
farmer and a fine citizen.
Special Program At
Central Bible Class
The fame of the Men’s Bible class
of Central Methodist church has
reached Cliffside and on Sunday morn
ing the entire class of the Cliffside
church will be visitors at the Central
class hour. The Cliffside class num
bers 50 or more and reports from oth
ers there state that every member ex
pects to come. Membership commit
tee of the Central class is anxious
that every member be present so that
the visitors will not be disappointed
in what they have heard termed “one
of the best Bible classes in the state."
The special program prepared will
start at 9:46 and it is desired that
members be present on time if possi
ble. Clyde R. Hoey, regular class
teacher, will have charge of the pro
BARIUM ORPHANAGE GETS
BEQUEST OF $20,000.00
The will of William R. Burwell,
prominent citizen of Charlotte, who
died last week, was probated Tuesday
The estate is estimated at a quarter
of a million dollars. Mr. Burwell made
a bequest of $30,000 to his brother
Rev. Richard Burwell. The rest of the
estate was left to Mrs. Burwell. Other
bequests were $20,000 to Barium
Springs orhpanage; $20,000 to Alex
ander Rescue home, Charlotte; and
$15,000 to Good Samaritan hospital
for negroes in Charlotte. R. A. Dunn,
president Burwell-Dunn Drug com
pany was named as executor. Mr. Bur
well was brother of the lafte John Bur
well, first president of Peace Insti
TAKES SPEED PILL
AND STARTS WEST.
A man registered at the Guilford
hotel at Greensboro under the name
of R. A. Blair, New Orleans Wednes
day took a pill designed to make a
race horse step faster and strenuous
efforts of physicians were necessary
to save his life. The “git fast” tablet
had in it stryctfnnine, heroin and di
gitalis it is said. A powerful drug
was given him to counteract the poi
son and he suffered hallucinations.
He said that he took the pill by
mistake and it was the continuous
ringing of b telephone bell from his
room to the'hotel desk which attract
ed the attention of the clerk. The man
managed to knock the receiver from
ATTEMPTS SUICIDE WITH
BLADE OF SAFETY RAZOR
R. L. Nicholson, young white man
of the Bowling Green community
says a York, S. C., dispatch commit
ted to jail on the charge of mistreat
ing his wife, slashed himself about
the throat with the blade of a safety
razor late Tuesday evening in an ef
fort to sever the jugular vein. He
bled freely but his wounds did not
He was tried Wednesday before
Magistrate R. E. Love, of Clover, and
sentenced to the chaingang for 30
DISCOVER SHORTAGE IN
BANK: TELLER MISSING
Disoovery of an alleged shortagf of
$41,958 in the funds in a Union and
Planters Bank and Trust Company
teller’s cage at Memnii--, Tell., was
followed Wednesday night y the an
touncenunt that connection with the
bank of R.' S. Plonk, one of the vice
presidents, had been severed by the
board of directors.
Bank officials said Polk had not
been in his office since Saturday and
i\othing had been heard from him.
They expressed the belief that he had
left the city, accompanied by Mrs.
LITTLE CHILD OF MRS. EARL
FRANCES DIED WEDNESDAY
Earl, jr., the four weeks old child
of Mrs. Earl Frances died Thursday
morning at 9 o’clock at the home of
his grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Meek
Irvin at the Lily mill. The child had
been desperately ill for several days
and the best medical skill failed.
Interment will be today.
Sentiment Indicates that Bonus Bill
Will (let Immediate Considera
tion. Cost Five Billions.
As lines formed in the senate Wed
nesday for the the fight on the sol
, dier bonus bill, reported from the
I house, sentiment indicated the meas
ure would displace the tax reduction
| bill for immediate consideration in
; the finance committee. I
The paid-up insurance bill passer!
by the house met with general favor
i among republicans but democrats ap
parently were ready to carry on the
fight of their group in the house for
a full cash payment option. Senator
Summons of North Carolinaj ranking
democrat on the finance committee,
declared in favor of such a proposal.
Although agreed generally on a
straightout insurance without an op
tion for a cash payment to veterans
not entitled to more than $50, as pro
j vided in the house measure, republi
i cans were split over the form of the
I insurance provision.
Smoot Against 20-iear Policy.
< Chairman Smoot of the finance
committee introduced a bill providing
for insurance policies payable only
| at death and announced he would not
I support house provision for 20-year
: endwment policies, carrying loan
! privileges. Senator Curtis, of Kansas,
■ a republican member of the commit
] tee, however, has introduced a bill
carrying an insurance clause similar
to that approved by the house.
Chairman Smoot said a motion to
have it displace the revenue bill now
before the committee would be in or
der. Although no final movement to
bring about such action had been in
timated, several committee members
expressed the belief that the bonus
bill would be given preference.
Mr. Smoot himself said the com
mittee ought to know exactly how
much revenue was going to be need
ed before taking final action on the
revenue bill and therefore'it might be
well to dispose first of the bonus bill.
To Cost Over Five Billions.
The cost of the bill introduced by
Mr. Smoot was estimated at $6,007,
422,442 of which $16,000,000 would be
used in immediate payments to those
entitled to $50 or less. Mr. Smoot ex
plained that the cost calculation was
as nearly accurate as possible, being
based on the American experience
tables of mortality. The total cost
would spread over 64 years, this be
ing the presumptive period before
the death of all veterans insured. The
total cost of the house bill was esti
mated at $2,119,000,000.
The cost of the insurance under the
Smoot bill would be about $42,476,669
in the first year, it was estimated,
: the figure gradually increasing each
year to a maximum of $147,585,360 in
22 years, after which it would sharp
ly recede. The cost was estimated on
the basis that 4,058,199 veterans
would be eligible for the bonus.
As in the house bill adjusted com
pensation on the basis of $1 a day
for home service and $1.25 for over
seas service, exclusive of the first 60
days, and with maximums of $500 and!
$625 respectively, would be allowed.
Allows 4 1-2 Per Cent.
Twenty-five per cent of the total of
adjusted compensation due would be
added, and the insurance given would
be the amount this total credit at 4
1-2 per cent interest compounded an
nually. As the house bill allowed only
4 per cent interest, the Smoot bill;
would allow slighty arger amounts.
The face vaue of the policy would
be about 3,015 times the amount of
the adjusted cmpensation and credit |
due. Mr. Smoot said, whereas the
value of policies voted by the house
would be about 2,517 times the
amount of such credit.
Mr. bmoot emphasized his cruel ob
jection to the house measure was its
“In a few years,” he said, “we
would see those policies in the han^S
of loan sharks, whereas under this
new provision the government would
be able to adequately take care of de
pendents of those men who fought ofr
CLIFFSIDE MILLS CURTAIL
TO THREE DAYS A WEEK
The big Cliffside ' mills in Ruther
ford county which have been operat
ing on a two day lay-off each week
because of the demoralized condition
of the goods market, this week cur
tailed to three days each week, ac
cording to an announcment made this
week by a Cliffside citizen who was
in Shelby. No plans are made other
than from week to week as the of
ficials hope to go on full time before
The Cliffside mills now operate 41,
210 spindles and about 1,524 loonjs,
employing over 900 skilled operativ
es under the most efficient sanitary
Fruit tree sprays Farmers Hard
ware Co. Ad
New Parsonage For
Baptists Is Ready
The new Baptist parsonage start
ed last summer by the congregation
of the First Baptist church on West
Marion street is now practically com
pleted and Rev. It. L. Lemons, the
pastor, will move into it with his fam
ily this week. Rev, Mr. Lemons and
his family have been living on S.
Washington street since they came to
Shelby in the house owned by Mrs.
Lena Gillman. The new Baptist Pnr
sonago is one of the finest homes in
Shelby and was built at a cost of
about $18,000 for the building and
$5,000 for the lot. It is brick veneer
ed, has tile roof, sun parlor, steam
heat, hard wood floors, two baths,
tiled terrace, etc. Some work is yet to
be done on the grounds, after which
the residence will be completed. It is
a credit to the Baptist congregation
which has been promising its pastors
for the last five years a new and
more convenient home.
Last Show Of “After
Six Days” On Today
‘‘After Six Days/ shown for the
first time in the two Carolinas at the
Princess theatre here Thursday and
Friday of this week, will b? shown far
the last time today, Friday. The film
is a picturization of the world’s great
est and most appealing story—The
Old Testament. The story begins with
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
and ends with the Songs of Solomon.
In addition to being an inspiring
story that never grows old the picture
is educational as it presents scenes ac
cording to the accepted version from
the Old Testament. The beautiful
scenes in the Garden of Eden are in
termingled with labors of Noa.i in
building the ark; the rushing water.
of the flood; Moses and the Ten Com
mandments; worship of the Golden
Calf; Joseph and his brethren, and
other interesting times, happenings
and people of the Bible.
Mr. Stockton Buried
At Double Springs
Mr. John Stockton, about whom a
brief notice of his death appeared in
a recent issue of The Star was buried
at Double Springs Baptist church Wed
nesday of last week*, the funeral serv
ices being conducted by Rev. John W.
Suttle and D. G. Washburn. Mr. Stock
ton was a prominent farmer and lum
berman who was held in highest es
teem throughout the country where he
was known. He was a victim of
Bright’s disease and died at his home
near Rehobeth church.
A widow and two children survive
all of whom live at the home in
One brother, Mr. Miller Stockton
lives in the Eastern part o! this
state, a sister, Mrs. John Hamrick
at Kings Mountain, Mrs. J. C. Bal
timore, of Lattimore. Mrs. Rhode
Wilson, of Lawndale and Mrs. Ever
ette McDaniel, of Shelby, are other
sisters who survive the deceased.
SENATE PROPOSES PRESIDENT
TAKE OFFICE IN J WEARY
A step toward adding another
amendment to the constitoticn was
taken Wednesday when the senate by
a vote of 6.3 to adopted a joint res
olution to have Presidents inaugurat
ed the third Mondav in January and
new Congresses go into office the first
Monday in January after election.
The resolution which was offered
by Senator Norris, Republican, Ne
biaska, now goes to the house where,
as in the senate a ♦’vothirdt vote is
necessary for adoption. If approved
by the house it will then go to the
states for ratification.
WAKE FOREST ENROLLMENT I
IS 873 STUDENTS THIS YEAR
That the total enrolled attendance
for Wake Forest College in 1023-1924
is 873 was shown in the 89th eata
logue just received from the press.
The total includes the number en
rolled in the regular academic ses
sion and the Summer session. . The
summary of students is as follows;
Undergraduates 484, law 100, medi
cine 63. Summer school 265. Sum
mer school of law 33, grand total 945,
names occurring twice 72, total en
rolled attendance 873.
IRISHMAN WEARS SAME
GREEN TIES 33 YEARS
Cat. W. W. Dugan, of W'inston-Sa
lem, a typical Irishman, who was train
master on that division of the South- i
ern Railway for several years, never
fails to remember St. Patrick’s day.
Tuesday he donned a green "necktie
which he has worn the thirty-three
times on this natal day. The tie was
a gift from a friend in one of the
Northern States and Captain Dugan
prizes it very highly.
We’ve All Heard It
Hon. Josephus Daniels has a*- least
one qualification for President that
some of the others do not have-—he
is free from the smell of oil.
Woman lias Throat Lanced to C.et
Relief From Serious Case of
Special—Toluca, March 20. — A
number of people in this community
have been confined to their beds for
past few days, among: that number
being I)r. F. I). Edwards. He is up
and attending to his practice now.
Mrs. R. P. Boyels has had a seri
ous case of tonailitis. Dr. T. H. Lackey
lanced her throat last Sunday night,
and.since that time she has been im
proving very fast.
Mr. and ^lrs. Ellis Bingham have
their second case of pneumonia. Their,
little son Efird, is just now passing
the danger point.
Mr. Eskridge Hallman who under-1
went a very serious operation for ap
pendicitis at Lincoln Hospital is
improving fast, and we hope he can
soon be back home.
A large number of relatives and
old acquaintances here attended the
funeral of Mrs. Ann Osborne at Knob
Creek church near Belwood. She had
reached the good old age of more
than ninety-five years.
Mr. I,. E, Boyles visited at Lincoln
Hospital last Sunday evening.
Misses Bessie Ward and Lucy War- j
lick of F alls ton spent the week-end
with Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Boyles. I
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Smith of Shel
by spent Sunday at Mr. Hicks, her '
Mrs. Ann Gladden of Bessemer
City visited at her parents Mr. James
Hartman last week.
Mr. Burt Sain was a Morganton1
Mr. anu Mrs. G. C. Boyles also
Misses Bessie Ward and Lucy War
lick spent Sunday afternoon with rel
atives near Reepsville.
A series of protracted meetings are
in progress at St. Peters church. Rev.
J. F\ Mock from Cherryville is doing
IN BEGISTMRS OFFICE
J. C. Newton and Jake F. 'Raker
and wives to Mrs. Kimmie Falls, lot!
on Marrietta street for $1390.
J. R. Melton and wife to Grover:
C. Beam, two lots on East Warren
St. for $2,500.
Grover C. Beam and wife to J. R.
Melton, lot on East Graham street
for $2,500. ,
Fred E. Morton and wife to D. Z.
Newton, lot on Cleveland Springs
road, Wm Lineberger property for
Albert H. Moore and wife of Los
Angeles, California to M. D. Hopper,!
99 acres in No. 3 township for $10
and other consideration.
M. D. Hopper and wife to A. W..
Hopper. 1-3 interest in 69 acres in
No. 2 township $10 and other con
A. W. Hopper (single) to M. D.
Hopper undivided two-thirds interest!
in 169 acres in No. 3 township $10}
and other considerations.
Fred E. Morton and wife to A. L.
Stanford lot in Lineberger develop
ment on Cleveland Springs road for
J. A. Whisnant, commissioner to W.1
C. Jones, 6 1-2 acres on Sandy Run
A. C. Miller and wife to Marion
Camp on S. DeKalb street, for $1,
M. R. Collins to M. E. V. Collins,
lot in Grover for $1,000.
H. T Fulton to Ernest Huffstetler,
two lots in Kings Mountain for $155.
Bloom Costner to John A. Beam,
two lots on Shelby-Fallston road for
H. S. Cline to Lee L. Canipe 18
acres and 41 3-4 acres in No. 10 town
ship for $4,000.
Jarvis S. Hamrick to W. H. and W.
G. Arey, 4 1-8 acres on Cleveland
Springs road for $3,500.
McLean Rings Sincere
The Robeson county McLean (it is
well to distinguish him from the
Washington newspaper owner) lays
down for his gubernatorial race a
platform that reads well. That part
of it which proclaims for law enforce
ment and for business methods in
government, are especially good.Plat
forms are more or less catch-phrases
to move the multitude for the pur
pose in mind. Anybody who can write
well can compile a document about
State issues that will sound good. But
generally speaking we admit that vqe
like the way the Robeson man has
put his declarations together; as wie
read it there is a ring of sincerity
that will doubtless catch the popular
ear. Statesville Landmark.
1 he doings of our neighbors appeal
to us—especially if she is young and
DISTRICT C. 0. P.
TO CITHER HERE
Republicans of Ninth District Will
Meet at Cleveland Springs
On April Fourth.
Postmaster J. II. Quinn, who return
ed yesterday from Raleigh where he
attended the State Republean conven
tion that nominated Col. Isaac M.
Meek'ns for Governor, announces that
the Republican Congressional conven
tion for the ninth district will bo held
here at Cleveland Springs Friday,
April 4, at 12 o’clock. Other Cleveland
county Republicans, who attended the
State convention Included C. A. Brit
tain, of Casar; P. P. Richards, of
Lawndale; B. H. DePriest, Shelby, and
S. S. Weir, of Kings Mountain. At '
the convention David . Blair, J. J.
Parker, Col. Meekins and W. G. Bram
ham were named as the “Big Four” to
the national convention in Cleveland.
At the meeting to be held here
April 4, Mr. Quinn says, a candidate
will be nomnated for Congress from
this district, a congressional commit
tee elected, and two delegates nomi
nated for the convention at Cleveland.
The convention, which will be held in
the dining room at Cleveland Springs
where dinner will be served, will be
attended by delegates from the 10
counties that make up the district, and
is open to any others that desire to
Attack on Blair
There was some discord in the
naming of the "Big Four" at Raleigh
and attacks on Commissioner Blair,
according to press dispatches of the
state meet of the G. O. P. Says The
Raleigh News and Observer:
‘However, the real fireworks did
not come until the selection of dple
gates-at-large to the Cleveland con
vention, when fireworks were suc
ceeded by tumult, which was Drevent
ed from becoming pandemonium only
by the strenous efforts of Chair
man A. A. Whitener, who kept his
grip on the convention, stuck to his
promise to give everybody a hearing
and succeeded in maintaining a sem
blance of order
The "Big Four", State Chairmen
j oi Durham; John
J. Parker the new National Coinmit
rrn:,Dr,d » Commix.
sjoner of Revenue; and Isaac M
Moekins, candidate for Governor!
were finally named hut by a vote
“ cl£e th,at ^ squired an hour for
r!L°/,k,aLtabulation* this was pro
ceeded by the report runnng through
the convention as coming from the
tellers that Colonel Meek ins had been
^ndbT^f an^ WaUld not stand as
candidate for Governor.
asTh»n; o°r de,fc,;aU'8 started out
Blair aUCk Up0i’ Commissioner
Blair, who was unde- the double
charge of being arl office-holder and
having used that office to appoint
' B,,t the fight deveCd
a determ|ned efTort from the west
fern counties to name a man from
their sectun and -Jobiu.cn J Ha*«£
of North WUkeahnrn. the only S'
Mr*. Wortman Die*
In Casar Community
Special to The Star.
Casar, March 13—Mrs. John Wort
man died Thursday morning March
13 after an iUness of several weeks
with heart trouble and alter paralyse
Mrs. Wortraan was 76 years 10
months and 15 days old. Her hus
band preceded her to the grace sev
eral years ago. She was held in high
esteem among her friends and leav
es to mourn her loss, four sons and
one daughter, Messrs. Ambrose
Wortman and Charlie of Casar, Syd
ney Wortman of Chase City,’ Va.,
Johnnie Wortman of Fresno, Calif!
Mrs. John Hoyle and a large number
of grand children.
Miss Lela Wortman from Charlotte
and Mr. Sydney Wortman from
< hase City, Va., came home to at
tend Mrs. Wortman’g funeral.
(1A STONIA-SHELBY BUS
HURTS BESSEMER MAN
W. H. Wilson, of Bessemer City,
N. C., while out riding in his Ford
coupe last Sunday afternoon on the
Charlotte highway had a collision
with the Gastonia-Shelby bus, accord
ing to information received here. Mr.
Wilson sustained painful and per
haps serious injuries, while Mr. and
Mrs. C. C. Wester, of Blacksburg,
who were with him, escaped with only
slight bruises. The coupe was repcgt
ed to have been practically demolish
ed in the collision.
Some Task, Colonel
Colonel Miller, talking to Tar Heel
Republicans, wanted to load off the
scandals on both parties. Won’t work.
Colonel, the Republicans arc in office,
APd the Democrats are l»ot,--Raieieh
News & Observer.