AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS IN CLEVELAND LAST YEAR TOTALLEDOVER NINE MILLION DO! LARS—FIRST IN BUTTER; FOURTH IN COTTON.
Of This Paper Is Greater
Than The Population Given
Shelby In The 1920 Census
VOL. XXXII, No. 56
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THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
FRIDAY JULY 11, 1921
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
favorite of people finally
Landslide Turned to Nomination
John W. Davis, of West Virginia,!
was nominated for President Wednes
day, by the Democratic convention af
ter the 103rd ballot. The nomination
came during the ninth day of ballot
The opposition of William J. Bryan
and the attempt of William G. Mc
Adoo to deliver his strength to Mere
dith, failed to stop him.
Landslide to Davis
Beginning with Wednesday
ing> balloting the movement to Davie
gathered a momentum which could j
not be retarded and gradually but
surely through the succeeding bal
lots the votes flopped over into the
John W. Davis column as state after
state either increased its offering to
him or turned over its whole quota.
Bryan's opposition to Davis was
swept away in the rain of Davis votes
which swept over the convention. The
attempt of the McAdoo forces to
make E. T. Meredith, of Iowa, the
heir to the McAdoo strength com-1
manded a following which made only j
a bad third when the Davis flood was j
rising so fast that all other candi- j
dates were being swept before it.
Iowa, Meredith’s home state, with- j
drew him from the contest and vot
ed for Davis.
The 103rd ballot was not complet- i
ed, but when Davis passed a major
ity during the ballot the states j
flocked to him and the nomination
was by acclamation.
Nominated by Acclamation
Then scenes of disorder swept tho
convention as everybody clamored
for a chance to join the winninn ;
forces. When the uproar was at its
height, Thomas Taggart, of Indiana, |
mounted a chair and moved the nom
ination of Mr. Davis by acclamation, j
The motion was carried with a roar
and Chairman Walsh shouted into
, the din before him.
"The chair declares the Hon. John
W. Davis, the nominee of this con
Immediately the tired, worn and
weary convention which had been
struggling in the throes of a seem
ingly interminable deadlock for two
weeks—with the threat of going into
a third—broke loose in a demonstra
tion of joy and relief.
Immediately all the state standards
which had previously been parading
for other candidates—some of them j
in the midst of hard fought battles
of partisan dispute—were carried in
i'1 the aisles of the convention hall, j
while a swirling, perspiring, but |
happy crowd of delegates followed in
a procession of joy and jubilation.
Shipman Carried One
Precinct in County
Holly Springs Voted Two, And the
Two Voted For Shipman.
Total Vote 140fi
Only 1,406 votes were cast in
( leveland county for commissioner
of labor and printing according to
the official figures given out Wed
nesday by Bynum E. Weathers, chair
man of the board of elections. 1,345
votes were cast for Frank D. Grist
and 61 for M. L. Shipman, incum
bent. Of the 24 voting precincts in
Cleveland county only one went for
Shipman, the majority being two and,
tlie total votes two. Of the 83 going
for Grist six were solid. Four pre
cincts gave Shipman only one vote
paoh, and two only two votes each,
which reveals the fact that in 12
voting precincts, have of the entire
number, Shipman received only eight
Holly Springs, the only voting pre
Hnct in No. I township located oi*
the South Carolina line Was the only
precinct to give Sraipman a major
ity and the vote there was solid for
the incumbent. The last precinct
to report the vote was a surprise to
those interested in the primary. Only
two people voted, perhaps the judges,
and the two voted for Mr. Shipman.
Earl was in the neighborhood of a
aplit, giving Grist 18 votes and Ship
Pnan 11. The other precincts voted
for Grist in landslide fashion.
masonic chapter meeting
There will he a meeting of LaFay
•tte Chapter No. 72 on July 15th at
1 ■ o’clock p.m. for work in the
R°yal Arch degree. Visiting breth
are cordially invited to attend. j
hapter members are urged to be1
Present. C. C. Green, acting secre
Charles \V. Bryan, Brother of William
J. Bryan. Candidate for
( hai'lcs \\. Bryan, of Nebraska,
was nominated for vice president by
the Democratic national convention
early '1 hursday, to assume the role
of running mate for John W. Davis,
of West Virginia, who on Wednesday
afternoon was nominated for Presi
dent oh the 108rd ballot. Bryan was
nominated on the first ballot fai
1 he convention adjourned sine die
vail.' after th ■ nomination of W. J.
While waiting for Mr. Davis to
visit the Garden the convention went
on to the consideration of vice pres
idential nominations. First, Chairman
Barkley read a letter from Senator
Walsh declining the vice presidential
nomination, He said he preferred to
remain in the senate and run for
re-election. The roll call for vice
presidential nominating speeches was
called and Alabama yielded to W. L.
Barnum, of Arizona.
Mrs. Springs Honored
Florida yielded to South Carolina,
and Governor T. G. McLeod, of Co
lumbia, S. C., nominated Mrs. LeRoy
Springs of Lancaster, for the vice
presidency. Mrs. Springs is the first,
woman ever placed in nomination foi
Then Governor Morrison, of North
farolina, seconded the nomination of
Mrs. Springs, of South Carolina.
Other nominations included: J. C.
Greenway, by Arizona; George L.
Berry, by Tennessee; Alvin C. Ows
ley, by Texas; Governor Silzer, by
New Jersey; Governor Davis, by
Iowa; Bennet Clark, by Ohio; W. A.
Gaston, by Massachuetts; Mayor Hy
lan, of New York, by Massachusetts;
Edwin T. Meredith, by Maine; Gov
ernor Flynn, by Rhode Island; James
W. Gerard, by South Dakota.
Bryan Will Support Ticket
William Jennings Bryan, who vig
orously opposed the nomination of
Davis, and whose brother was chos
en as Davis’ running mate, announc
ed that he would support the ticket.
His statement was confined to these
words: “I shall support the ticket.”
Revenue Taxes Are
Due This Month
All Licenses Taxes Must Be Paid
Or Penalty Goes on After Aug
ust 1st, says Mr. Boger
R. B. Boger, revenue commissioner
was a Shelby visitor yesterday and
stated that the State Commissioner
of Revenue had collected during the
months of May and June 35 per cent
more license tax than was collected
for the same two months of 1923,
which he construes to be a purpose
of the tax-payers to pay at the time
required by law and avoid penalty.
This excess collection was gratifying
to him and the commissioner, R. A.
Doughton, as they do not desire to im
pose for the failure to pay license
tax within the time preescribed by the
The revenue act provides that all
license taxes paid subsequent to Aug
ust 1st carry a penalty of 20 per cent.
The Commissioner has called the at
tention of the tax payers to this pro
vision of the Revenue Act several
times and is issuing a circular let
ter to the Deputy Commissioners
throughout the state, directing that
they give as much publicity to this
fact as possible.
Mr. Boger, earnestly requests that
all persons liable for license tax file
their application prior to August 1st
and thus not subject themselves to
penalty provided, which penalty is
mandatory and from which no author
ity is given him to relieve anyone.
AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHI RCII
The pastor will preach at the morn
ing hour. Good music by the ehoii
and congregation led by H. M. Pip
pin. This will be “Letter Day.”
Those having letters or will ask the
church to procure their letter arc in
vited to unite with the church Sunday
morning. The pastor already has a
number of letters of those who will
come. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.
and you are invited to B.Y.P.U meet,
ings at the regular hours and all
young people are invited. Union serJ
vice at this church at the evening
“I-Know-It” cook at Heavy’s Cafe,
is the best in town. Try him out.
For lime, cerpent, plaster and red
cedar shingles, see Campbells.
Every Rural Center and Section To
Have Electric Eights This
Fall Officials Hope
The day of the kerosene lamp in j
t levehin<l ( ounty is fast aproaching
an end, if the plans discussed hy the'
county hoard of agriculture Monday
are carried out, and from the inter-1
est taken the progressive step seems
a certainty. With representatives
from six townships present the mat
ter of community light systems f r'
every section of the county was taken
up and already a representative is at
work in each community promoting
interest in the scheme with the aim
of something definite in the fad.
The plan according to present in
formation is to have each coinroun- i
ity organize a community stock com
pany to finance the erection of a
power line from the nearest power
center to the various sections. Th.
company will finance the undertaking
in detail and pay a certain power
rate to the power company, as do j
manufacturing industries and larger
towns. With the realization of the'
plan the move will l>e considered one
of the most progressive made by any;
county in the state. Only a few years
back electric lights and electric eon-j
veniences were considered a luxury
for city dwellers alone, but witii the
trend of progress electrical conven
iences are no longer confined to the
cities. Power for lighting centers in
upper Cleveland will he generated at
Lawndale. The dam there has been
increased in size and with no machin
ery to pull at night it will he possible,
according to Mr. John F. Schenck, Sr.,
to light every section in that immed
iate territory. Power for the sec
tions surrounding Shelby will be fur
nished from Shelby. Communities
showing interest in the movement
and where it is hoped organizations
will be perfected include: Casar,
Toluca, Belwood, Mooresboro, Boiling
Springs. Patterson, New House, Polk
ville and others.
A number of sections and a num
ber of farmers and business houses
already have small home power
plants, but it was pointed out at the
meeting Monday that these plants
are serviceable for only certain per
iods, while the power line will be a
permanent affair and is possible at
a minimum cost with community or
ganizations. The movement hinges
it seems on crop prospects for this
year, and with a good season rep
resentatives of the six townships
present Monday were of the opinion
that the plans will he carried out
A. E. SMITH
Governor of New York, once a
newsboy, and now the idol of his home
state. Smith forces held the conven
tion in a deadlock for 100 ballots and
for several ballots their candidate
REV. MR. SETTLE HAS
DEACONS AS HIS GUESTS
Rev. John W. Suttle had the dea
cons of the Double Springs Baptist
j church as his guests at his home ot,
! N. Washington street Thursday even
ing. It was the regular meeting of
the board of deacons at which several
speeches were made discussing the
relationship between pastor and dea
cons. The special guests were Revs.
R. L. Lemons, Rush Padgett, G. P.
Abernathy and D. G Washburn, while
the deacons present were Messrs, C. !
A. Hamrick, Hoyle Gardner, Fred ■
Green, A. V. Washburn, Joe Wash
burn, YV. W. Washburn, Bate Ham
rick, C. A. Bridges and J. S. Gilles
FOLLIES MINSTREL SHOW HERE,
ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY;
“The Follies,” a minstrel show, is!
scheduled for performances at the
Central School auditorium Thursday
and Friday nights. The show is be, 1
ing given for the benefit of Boy Scout1
Troop 2, and will be presented by,
local talent ably directed,- Admission :
is 75 cents for adults and 50 cents
for children. Performances begin |
both nights at 8:15. 1
One Ituilding Erected and Two l'n
dor Construction. Hare Track
With three or four weeks of dry ;
.veather the Cleveland county fair t
grounds will be ready for the coun
ty’s first hip agricultural exhibit
his fall Within a month of all of
the main biddings will be erected
with favorable conditions and the
race track will be ready for the speed
ing horses. The big poultry exhibit i
mil is already complete with the ex- !
cep*ion of the work in the interior,
nul the main exhibit hall is now tin- j
l°r construction. Within a short time -
he manufacturer’s building will he
started. The stock buildings will be i
erected along with the fence around
:!\e southeastern side of the grounds. ;
Working at a rapid gait Summey
spangler, \:ho have the race track '
contract, expect to have the job coni- i
pleted soon provided there is a let uo
n the rain, which hinders the grad- 1
ing. The track is already grade.?
around a considerable portion of the
Instance, and by the latter part of
this week the force will he moved to
tbn missing lap.
Many formers hindered in their
work in the crops by rain have taken
advantage of the spare time and visit
ed the fair grounds. All seem pleas
ed with the prospects and are nwalt
ing eagerly the appearance of the
premium list. Considerable talk is I
also heard about designating the f'rst
day of the fair as “Cleveland County
Home Coming Day.”
Mrs. Peeler to Open
Beauty Parlor Here
Mrs. Clayton Peeler is n'anning to j
open a beauty parlor in Shelby. The j
narlor will hove a connection with a
local store, the name of which will
he announced later. She is attend
ing a school in Charlotte where she \
is learning the Marinello method j
which will be used throughout the
local beauty shop. The Charlotte
school is being conducted by a grad
uate of Marinello’s New York beauty
school and when Sirs. Peeler finishes
her course under this graduate she
will have a certificate. She will also
employ an experienced expert in this
line and cater to shampooes, facials,
manicures and treatment of skin and
scalp. The Marinello system is the
most modern and advanced method
employed in beauty parlors through
out the country and Mrs. Peeler feels
sure that her new enterprise will
prove popular in Shelby.
W. G. M’ADOO
Secretary of the Treasury under
Woodrow Wilson, who battled with
A1 Smith for 100 ballots only to lose
the nomination when the delegates
made a break for the nominee, John
GILMERS TO HANDLE FURNI
TURE INSTEAD OF GROCERIES
Within a very short time the local
store of the Gilmers chain will open
a furniture and house furnishing de
partment, the line to be carried in
stead of the grocery department, ac
cording to an announcement by the
manager, Paul Wootton. The gro
ceries now in stock will be closed out
during the Department Managers sale
and as soon thereafter as possible.
Room is now being prepared for the
furniture department and the furni
ture and furnishings are being
bought. The big Department Mana
gers sale starts Friday and continues
until July 22.
REV. MR. TANNER TO PREACH
Rev. H. V. Tanner will preach at
Antioch Baptist church at 11 o’clock
Sunday, July 13; and at Bethlehem
Baptist church the same day at 3
o’clock. The subject used will be,
“How God Forgives Sin.’ Everyone
is cordially invited to come to church.
Ask some of the regulars why they
eat at Heavy’s Cafe.—Adv.
Madison Square Garden, New York
Dover Church Is
Presbytery Installs J. F. Webb. F.
A. McAllister. J. H. Southard and
J. I). Itarnett as Deacons
A presbytery was called to meet
at the Dover Mill village west of i
Shelby, on Sunday July 6t.h, 1024, at
3:00 p. m. for the purpose of organi
zing n Baptist church. The follow
ing ordained ministers were present.
Dr. R. L. Lemons. J. C. Gillespie,
Rush Padgett, J. W. Davis, J. W. !
Suttle and W. T. Poster and 66 rep '
resentative members from 9 different I
surrounding Baptist churches. The i
presbytery was organized by electing
J. W. Suttle moderator, and Jno. P.
Mull, clerk. The record of a meeting
held by the members of the church
to he organized was read and on mo
tion the Dover church was recognized
as a full fledged Missionary Baptist
church. The vote was unanimous by
a rising votP.
Rush Padgett, pastor of the Shelby
Second church spoke on the church’s
relationship to the home community.
Dr. R L. Lemons, pastor of ths
Shelby First Baptist church spoke on
the church’s relations to the world i
J. F. Webb, F. A. McAllister and
J. H. Southard, who, having been .
elected by the Dover church as dea- j
cons were ordained as deacons foi
the new church together with J. D.
Barnet who had already been ordain- ;
ed, composed the board for the new
J. C. Gillespie delivered a charge
to the new deacons, after which the
JNO. P. MULL, Clerk.
Worked on Davis’
Home Town Paper
Throughout the Democratic conven
tion, from one deadlock into another.:
one Shelby man remained a strong
supporter of John W. Davis, the nomi
nee for president. Twelve years ago
C. H. Hardin, jr.. linotype operator on
The Cleveland Star and known over a
considerable territory as "Buck,''
worked on The Clarksburg Exponent
in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the
home town of the mart who has bright
prospects of being president of the
United States. "Buck' knew John W.
Da\ is personally and had talked with
him and it would have been just as
hard to change "Buck’s” opinion about
Davis as to convince anyone that the
old steeple jack is painting the court
house dome sojne other color *han
red, and while the convention was in
progress "Buck” made several Davis
At that time, 1812, Davis was the
representative of his district in Con
gress. The West Virginian is a “man's
man” and a great favorite among his
own people, according to “Buck.” “He
is Clyde Huey’s type of man and iust
as popular in Clarksburg as Mr. Hoey
is here,” says “Buck,” who is open to
give the political dopesters any per
sonal pointers on the Democratic
No matter how old a gas meter
gets, is is always anxious to run.
The demand for people who are po
lite exceeds the supply. i
Th<? county commissioners in regu
lar session Monday transacted very
little of public importance. A high
way commissioner for No. 10 was ap
pointed, and the usual routine work
The following bills were ordered
paid: Purvis Washburn, bridge work,
fb.50; A. D. Peeler, bridge lumber,
$52.56; O. F. Austell, bridge work,
$8.14; D. L. Green, bridge work,
$2.05; Z. B. Weathers and Sons,
bridge work, $1150.00; S. C. Brooks,
bridge work, $2.60; Martin Phifer’,
bridge lumber, $15; J. L. Lutz, bridge
lumber, $.'10; R. A. White, bridge
work, $57; Wilson-Berryman & Ken
Jiedy, architects, $157.77; Pound &
Moore, tax binders, $68.60; Dave El
liott, burial expenses, $20; T. P. Esk
ridge, supplies for home, $58.54; A. R.
Cline, commissioner, $65.60; Paul
Webb, paint, $68.02; O. E. Ford, sup
plies, $103.83; J. D. Lineberger Sons,
supplies, $53.03; W. H. Blanton, haul
ing, $43; J. S. Dot-ton, service, $5;
L. A. Cabaniss, salaries, expenses,
$156; Paul Poston, home, $12.35; J.F.
Williams, home, $5.95J Efird’s supplies
$10.75; Shelby Hardware Company,
supplies, $16.30; Campbell Depart- |
ment store, supplies, $35.98; Gastonia 1
Mill Supply Co., supplies, $35.98; !
paint, $36; Cabaniss & Norman, trac- i
tor work, $16.05; H. A. Logan, serv ;
ing jurors. $18; D. L. Houser, sup- !
plies, $22; E. W. Dixon, capturing !
still and trip to Morganton, $37.50; '
B. E. Weathers, chairman election j
board, $53.05; Washburn Co., sup !
plies, $28.87; T. C. Eskridge, holding
inquest, $06; Edwards & Broughton, i
office supplies, $21.85; G. L. Corn '
well, bridge work, $9.15: Southern
Cotton Oil Co., supplies, $35.65; South
Cotton Oil Co., feed supplies, $20.43; j
I. atta Martin Funtp Co., supplies,'
$7.61; J. G. Dudley, supplies, $1.75;!
Wray-Hudson Co., supplies, $4.12; C. j
C. McMurry & Co., supplies, $49.72.
J. W. Wilson, ice box. $17; H. A. Lo
gan. jail expenses and incidentals, !
$240.70; Thompson Co., lumber,.
$46.53: Mrs. Wallace, home agent,
$50; F. D. Wilson, capturing still;
$20; Star Publishing Co., tickets and
advertising, $75; R. E. Lawrence,
county agent, $100; Standard Paint
& Lead Co., paint, $14.10; J. R. Hord,
deputy sheriff. $5.20; M. H. Austell,
trip expenses, $41.91; H. W. McKenny
duty sheriff, $3; Cash Grocery Co.,
supplies, $54.90; Burne Dcdmon, cap
turing still, $20; Cage Ellis, freigrt
and drayage, $5.45; H. A. Logan, ex
penses Goldsboro trip, $32; H. G.
Ware, capturing stills, $60; M. H.
Austell, trip to Asheville, $20.40; J.
B. Peeler, bridge lumber, $21.60;
Charlie Williams, bridge work, $6.40;
J. F. Harris, election board, $18; Wil
son, Berryman & Kennedy, architects,
$52.10; J. C. Weathers, bridge steel,
See Campbells for can sealers, all
stylo tin cans, canning outfits, solder,
labels etc. Mason Jar Screw top and
easy seal Mason Jar Caps, rubbers
and any thing else used in canning
Doc" Williamson Admits Slaying)
But Witnesses Say Roosevelt
Young Killed Kennedy
When Superior court convenes hero
Monday, July 21, Judge Harding and
some jury will have a peculiar case
to cope with. It is seldom that crim*
itial annals reveal an incident where
sne man admits a slaying done by
another, yet it occurred here in Cleve^
land county three days before Christ
mas last year and the case is the
most interesting feature of the July
term of court. Perhaps the confes
sor of the crime still believes he fired
the deadly shot, but eye witnesses
say he did not. In the killing there
is a story, and there will probably
be another following the disposition
of the case this month.
Other Man's Wife
Ernest Kennedy was the negro
killed; Doc Williamson admitted the
killine, while witnesses say Roose
velt Young, a nephew of “Doe”, killed
Kennedy. Some three weeks befora
Christmas Kennedy ran away with
Williamson’s wife. Saturday before
Christmas Kennedy returned and
visited the home of Ike Williamson,
t>n the John Cline nlantation. Ike,
the father of "Doc,” was the step
father of Kennedv’s wife. William
son and Young, his nephew, were
coming to Shelby when they heard of
Kennedy’s return, but instead went to
the elder Williamson’s home where
the killing took place. Kennedy, Wil
liams and Young were the partici
pants and a shotgun and pistol were
among^i.he weapons used. When it
ended ^Kennedy was dead and Wil*
liamson accompanied by the dead
negro’s brother came to Shelby and
surrendered to the officers after con
fessing to the killing. At the in
quest, it developed that Young fired
the fatal shot. Both were arrested
and later released by Judge Falls
under bonds of $500 each. The case
was continued at the February term
Believed Himself Killer
Officers are of the opinion that
Williamson actually believed himself
the slayer, while others thought at
the time he was probably trying to
shield his nephew, as he would offer
a better defense than Young. When
he was shot, Kennedy had William
son on the ground. Williamson’s gun
was in his hand which was held by
Kennedy, while the two were down
witnesses say Young walked up from
behind and shot Kennedy twice. Wil
liamson shot his gun and perhaps
because of his position on the ground
thought his bullet brought death to
The unusual features of the case
attracted considerable interest at the
time and many are expected to hear
the Superior court proceedings a?
since that time nothing has been
made public about the slaying.
REUNION OF FRANCIS
FAMILY AT EARL, N, C.
Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Francis, of
Earl, had a reunion Sunday of all the
children and grandchildren as fol
lows: Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Francis,
of Asheville, Mr. and Mrs E. Y. Fran
cis, of LaTceland, Fla., Mr. arid Mrs.
W. A. Mintz and family of Greens
boro, N. C.. Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Wil
kins, of Charlotte and Mr. and Mrs.
M. A. Francis and family; of Earl.
All were happy to be home and
enjoy a good dinner together for the
first time in ten years.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Mintz returned
to their home in Greensboro Sunday,
and Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Francis also
returned to Asheville, while E. Y.
Francis and wife are spending a
month or more in the state of North
Carolina, visiting relatives and
friends in and around Earl, Shelby
and Asheville, after which they will
return to their home in Lakeland,
Mrs. F. L. Wilkins and little son
Alfred are spending two weeks with
their mother at Earl and relatives
CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school at 9.45 a.m. The at
tendance is very fine. Do you help
with your presence? Let us all be
present next Sunday. Preaching at
11 a.m. by the pastor. There were 22
additions to the church last Sunday.
Opportunity will be given neyt Sun.
day for those desiring to join. You
are cordially invited to worship with
At Presbyterian Church
Sunday school at the usual hour,
10 o’clock Sunday morning. Holy
communion at the 11 o’clock hour.
If you want money, health and
happiness buy a '‘Virginia” home can
sealer from Campbells, Shelby or
Your friends eat at Heavy’s Cafe.
You will too, if you will once.—Adv,