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VOL. XXXIV, No. 70
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THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1926.
Attorney-General Brummitt Says Lattimore Has Majority Vote For County Commissioner
State Official Supports
Ruling of Election Board
Some Dissension On Commissioners’ Vote Hrings Forth Ruling
Establishing Majority Vote.
A. it;. (June, W. vv. Washburn,
and Sam C. Lattimore are the
Democratic nominees for county
commissioners by the ruling- of
the Cleveland county election
board supported by the attorney
general of North Carolina, Den
nis G. Brummitt.
The decision by the election
board and the subsequent ruling
by the attorney general followed
some dissension over the close
Outcome in the race for the com
Supporters of George W. Peel
er. one of the present members
of the board, expressed some dis
satisfaction with the outcome as
it is generally understood. So
close was the vote between Mr.
Peeler and Sam C. Lattimoie.
one of the recent nominees, that
there were those who contended
that Lattimore did not have the
Hearing of this dissension the
local election board immediately
set out to figure the exact ma
jority. This was done leaving
l attimore high by over a hun
dred majority and Peeler close
below the majority mark!
Continued dissatisfaction was
expressed by some, who contend -
ed that total vote should include
all the votes cast in the orimary.
Election officials, on the other
hand, stated that the total vote
oast for commissioners was what
the majority standard should be
estimated on. Later the county
board learned that Capt. Peyton
McSwain. local barrister. was
representing the further inter
ests of the Peeler side and in
fairness to all concerned the
total vote with that of each can
didate was wired to the state at
torney general with the request
that a ruling be given. The fol
lowing reply by telegram was re
“Divide total vote east for
county commissioners by three,
divide result by two and you
have standard to determine ma
jority of votes cast. Applying
this rule Messrs. Cline. Wash
burn and Lattimore are nominat
ed. See lcttter.
(Signed) Dennis G. Brum
mitt, attorney genera!.’’
The total'vote cast for com
missioners was 16,120. This fig
ure divided by three equals
■’>,‘>73 1-3, which in turn divided
by two equals 2,686 2-3. Latli
more received 2,798 vote®, or
111 1-3 votes over the majority
mark. Peeler received 2,589
votes, or 97 2-3 votes less than a
The discussion that arose and
was talked over the county is
The election board after the
ruling hearing that there was
dissension and that an o+torrev
was investigating the ruling im
mediately forwarded the vote to
•he attorney general for a ruling
•hut could not be questioned. No
ruling accompanied the vote and
•he ruling returned, as given
above, coincides exactly with
that made by the election board,
composed of Messrs. Bvnum
Weathers, J. F. Harris and Der
"ood Hughes. Their estimate
''suited in the same figure as
I hose of the attorney general.
It is probable that the entire
dissatisfaction arose from a mis
understanding. it being the opin
ion of some that the majority
should be derived from total
votes cast in the countv. An
afterthought will show this to be
an injustice as many people did
not vote for any commissioner
a’ all. Bv adding the vote of
a'l six candidates for commis
sioners it was easy to secure the
•otui votes east for that oft ice.
n his divided bv three establishes
•he votes for the three high
candidates ef the six. and that in
•urn divided by two sets the ma
•10rity mark. - --v ,
He Will Enter
In a telephone commumcatu n
• i The Star this morning Ed Y.\
Dixon. former deputy, and ser
on high man in the sheriffs
race, definitely announced that
he would contest the second pri
mary with Sheriff Hugh Logan,
who lacked nearly 200 votes re
ceiving a majority over Dixth
and Wellmon, the third candi
It likel ythat Mr. Dixon
will file his entrance notice with
the county hoard of elections
some time today. The general
impression has been that Dixon
would enter the second race, hut
_i.it was rot officially declared by
the candidate himself until made
known to The Star today.
The second primary will be
held Saturday July .'.rd.
Highway If) Must Go By Catawba
Court House Supreme Court
In Following Ruling.
The town of Newton, county seat
of Catawba, is again a winner in her
highway controversy and as a result
Highway 10 must cross by the court,
house there, according 10 the State
Supreme court in upholding th< de
cision of Judge James L. Webb.
It will lie. remembered that the first
hearing on the matter was before
Judge Webb here when he ruled with
Newton and against the Highway
Commission. Numerous noted law
yers appeared in the case, which at -
tracted considerable interest. Hon.
Clyde I!. TIoey, of Shelby, was one of
the leading counsel for Newton and
is credited with much of the brilliant
legal work forwarded by Newton in
The Raleigh dispatch concerning
the matter follows:
The decision of Judge Webb in the
Newton highway case again the State
Highway commission was today af
firmed by the State Supreme cour‘
in an opine \ written bv Judge Brog
den. A dissenting opinion was deliv
ered by Chief Justice Stacy and Judge
Adams As a result of the court’s de
cision today the State Highway com
mission will be required to build that
section of Highway No. 10 which was
proopsed to touch the northern limits
of the town of Newton through the
center of Newton and past ‘‘the court
house door.” according to the original
order of Judge Wehb.
This will lie at a cost of at least
$200,000 more than if road had been
built according to the original plan ox
the highway commission, it is claim
A precedent of greater importance
has been established by the decision
and it is being suggested by some that
the state may he put to many thous
ands dollars of additional expense as
the result of this decision.
The majority opinion was written
by Justice Hi ogden who went into
complete detail showing that it was
the original intent of the framers <f
the law that the state system of roads
should connect in actuality the county
scats as intended in the law and that
the mere touching of the city limits
of the county seat as proposed in tn*
case of Newton was a violation of the
spirit of the law if not an actual viola
tion of the law itself. The decision
of Judge Webb was completely af
In their dissenting opinion Jus
tices Stacy and Adams stated that toe
courts were i ot given regulative pow
er in the matter of routing roads and
that such problems should be left en
tirely with the State Highway com
RHYNE CHANGES CHIEF
DEI’l'TY AT .CHERRY VILLE
Sheriff Bob Rhyne stated Tuesday
afternoon that Will Gates ,a native of
Me Aden vilie and well known as a for
mer office employe of the old Jaspet
Mill, at Cherryville, has been ap
pointed chief deputy sheriff for Cher
ryville township, succeeding Stephen
IS. LEE HI ML
Mrs. J. K. Lee was found dead In
bed Thursday morning at the hon e of
her daughter, Mrs. Dan Karl near
Karl in the lower part of Cleveland.
The deceased had not been sick, hu"
| was enjoying hpr usual good health.
1 She was t>8 years old. Her husband
I died in Shelby about twenty years ago,
having spent a good portion of his lily
| teaching schools in Rutherford cotin
I ty. Four children survive her: Tab
| madgo Lee of the Ht^mev company,
; Fallston, Mrs. Dan Earl of Earl, John
; Lee of Miami. Florida and Lewis Lee
| of Marissa, liimois. Her son John
had just visited her and had return
ed to his home in Miami the dav b<e
’ fore her death.
Mrs. Lee has been making her home
with her son Talmadge at Fallstc.i
for several years and was on a visit t<>
| her daughter when the final sum
i mons came. The funeral was held at
| the Methodist church at Fallston Fri
day, conducted by her former past r
' Rev. C. F. Sherrill of Shelby and she
was buried in the cemetery beside ho
, husband. Mrs. Lee was a good wo
man, a kind neighbor and the enti.e
j community mourns her death.
Is Kiwanis Program
Speakers Tell How to (let Belt-, r
Health, More Spirituality, Tour
ists and Amusements.
Four speakers in brief talks Thur.-i- l
day night at the Kiwanis club wi’h !
Oscar M. guttle in charge of the pro
gram, told how to reach “civic Ik t
terment” in Shelby. Dr. H. K. Boyer,
Methodist minister- appealed for spir
ituality, the kind that will be so pro
nounced in our characters that it will
push itself out and show itself in the
social and business fife of the com
munity. Alfred Marshall who told how
to get tourists, placed ihem in three ;
classes, those who go on a tour for j
health and Shelby has mineral waters !
and climate, those who come for re
creation and amusement and Shelby j
has bathing, horseback riding, tennb,!
movies, etc., but needs fresh water j
lakes for boating and fishing, those !
who come to give their children an i
outing and Shelby -is without ade
quate parks and playgrounds. Mr.
Marshall urged that Shelby provide a
park and playground at once for the
Dr. J. W. Harbison says the heaith
of the community is good—the birth
rate is high and the death rate below
the state average, but urged more at
tention to flowers, commended the
city fathers for the contemplated pur
chase of a street sweeper and urged
that an incinerator be provided to dis
pose of the fity’s trash that is now
hauled away and dumped in gulleys.
J. F. Ledford always has a unique
and interesting program when he
takes a part and in depicting the play
ground and amusement features, he
displayed neatly painted pictures shew
ing the different stages through
which a young life passes; school
days, courting, basebalT, fishing,
dancing and golfing, winding up by
parenthood with a fine healthy baby.
Chamber of commerce folders were
distributed and drew favorable com
ment for the comprehensive story in
words and pictures of Shelby ai d
West Shelby News
Of Personal Mention
(Special to The Star)
Mr. and Mrs. George Ledford are
spending a few days in Falls ion.
Mr. S. C. Tate moved his family to
Chimney Rock, Monday. Mr. Tate
has opened a meat market there.
Mrs. Mary Proctor of Bel wood spent
the week ond with her daughter,
Mre. J. T. Ramsey.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ledford and
Mr. Ledford’s father of Double Shoal I
spent Sunday with Mr. Marvin Led
Mrs Lionel Crawford and little
daughter, Frances, of Henrietta are
spending a few days with her parents
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Weast.
Messrs. C. L. Ramsey, O. \Y. Ram
sey and B. McFwain are working in i
Belwood this week.
Mrs. M. Newton of Spartanburg,
S. C. spent Sunday with her daugh
ter, Mrs. A. C. Canipe.
Miss -Mae Champion has gone to
Gastonia 10 spend some time with her
Mrs. J. T. Ramsey spent Tuesday
and Wednesday with her sister, Mrs.
S. L Gantt in Belwood.
Mr. and Mrs. Venner Hoyle spent
the week end in Cherryville.
Julius Coleman Deilinger, as he h !
been known part of his life, claims he
is the long lost Charley Ross, the Gei -
mantown, Pa., millionaire’s son kid- |
napped in 1874, when four years old,
and never found. Mrs. Pierre C. Starr,
of New York, who says she is a cous
in of the Ross family, has recognized
Dellinger’s claim. Other relatives in
cluding Walter L. Ross, a brother of
the “kidnapped "Charley”, have not,
however. Photo shows Dellinger as he
is today at his home and ‘Charley” as
he looked when kidnapped.
In This City
The next meeting of the fifth
North Carolina district, Junior O.
U. A. M., will he held at Shelby,
August 7, 1926, at 3 p. m. A fea- j
ture of the occasion will be a sale
trip to inspect the development
going forward at Lake Lure. An
invitation has been extended ‘he
organization by Vice-President
George A. Randal and it is prob
able that all the members mu
guests will avail themselves of
this opportunity for an educa
The previous session, held at
Henrietta, reported greatly ir.
cheaSbd membership, a greater
number now being on the waiting
list than ever at any previous
time in the history of the organ
New Cotton Office
Moves To Shelby
Clark Firm Comes Here From Gaff- !
nev. Dull Business Conditions
There Given As Cause
Gaffney, June 10.—-The local office |
of John F. Clark and company, New j
\ ork cotton brokers, will be trails-j
ferred to Shelby, next Monday for the j
summer, it has been announced. W C. i
Wilson, the manager, and Bryant!
Guthrie, assistant manager, will |
handle the Shelby office, going back
and forth front Gaffney to the North
Carolina town daily.
Mr. Wilson spent yesterday in Shel
by making arrangement for the trans
fer of the business. Tt is understood
that the office will be brought baiJi
to Gaffney in about two months. Dull
business condition here were assigned
as the reason for th\ change now be
Fisher Opens Real
Estate Office Here
Mr. C. L. T. Fisher is here opening
an office for Chimney Rock Moun
tains, Inc. He has not as yet decided
on a location, hut will be set in a few
days to sell not only Lake Lure prop
erty but real estate in general. Mr.
Fisher was principal of the Mount
Pleasant preparatory school in Cabar
rus county for a number of years and
later district sales manager for sev
eral large insurance companies. He
expressed himself as being well pleat •
ed with this section and the people
and conies not only to handle Chimney
Rock property, but do a general real
estate business giving some time to
E. A. Dalton Fatally Hurt
When Dragged By His Team
Well Known Farmer Of St. Paul Section Falls From \Va«on
And Is Dragged Down Rockv
Mr. K. A. Dalton, will-known
farmer of the St. Paul's church
section beyond Waco, died in the
Shelby hospital about f> o'clock
this morning from injuries re
ceived late Thursday evening
when he was thrown from a
wagon and dragged by bis runa
way team. The deceased was the
father of Mr. Chess Dalton, wh>
is well known in Shelby, being in
the postal service at the local
Mr. Dalton, according to informa
tion, was riding in one a load of oat;
about 7 o'clock Thursday when he slip
ped and fell from the wagon, becom
ing tangled in the reins. This fright
ened the team and in their wild dash
down the rocky hillside the wagon
ran over Mr. Dalton, who was fast
ened in the lines and dragged behind.
The runaway team lessened its speed
at a creek at the foot of the hill and
was overtaken by J. D. Dalton, son of
Mr. Dalton, who cut his father loose
front the lines while he was bginjf?
The injured man, in an unconscious
condition, was rushed to the She'.b?
hospital, hut despite heroic efforts
never regained consciousness and suc
cumbed to his serious injuries this
morning. Hospital attendants say that
his head was badly bruised and bleef
ing and that he was generally bruise 1
and shaken up.
Funeral at St. Paul.
The funeral services will be conduct
ed sometime Saturday afternoon it
the St. Paul church, the hour not hue
ing been determined this morning.
The deceased is survived by his
wife, five sons and four dauglit?-*,
one brother and one sister.
The sons are: Mr. Chancey Dalton;
Mr. Chess Dalton, of Shelby; Mr.
Clyde Dalton, of Portsmouth, ’ Va.,
Mr. Roy Dalton, of Charleston, S. C.;
and Mr. ,J. 1). Dalton. The daughters
and Mrs. W. R. Sweatt, of Hamlet,
and Misses Essie, Iva and Vivian Dal
Mr. L. E. Dalton, of Gastonia, is a
brother; and Mrs. G. M. Harmon, of
Shelby, R-l, is a sister.
McBrayer Is Third
In District Contest
Hickory.—With ail but three small
rural precincts in the entire district
heard from, the total vote cast las'
Saturday is practically complete.
Final returns from Cleveland coun
ty today had considerable influence
:>n the solicitor’s race in the 16th judi
cial district. They pushed Murphy
out of third place into fourth and ele
vated McBrayer. Thee,- increased Er
vin's position as second high man ar.d
added about 100 votes to Spurhng's i
The total vote to date is as follows:
Spurting, 4,159; Ervin* .*>.375; Me-1
Brayer, 1.756; Murphy, 1.227; Rudi
sill. 1,220; Russell, 652.
Enlarge Cojtton Mill
At Cliffside, N. C.
Cliffside, June 10.—Work is pro
gressing rapidly in the enlargement
of Cliffside Mills, about 500 adddi
tional looms now being installed to
manufacture Terry towels. It bas
also been decided to install a finish
ing plant and bleacher. The total ex
penditure. according to plans approv
ed recently, exceed $600,000, the ma
chinery alone to cost approximately
$300,000. Should this enlarged plant
make necessary the use of more power
than is included in the maximum con
tract now in effect with the Cliffside
Mill, it is known that the Blue Ridge
Power company will be in position to
supply any part of 13,000,000 k. w. m.
to be available next October upon
completion of the hydro-electric plant
being installed at Lake Lure 25 mites
west of here. The Lake Lure dam ;s
to be over 100 feet high and is now
about half way completed, and Paul
L. Holland, engineer in charge at
Chimney Rock, expects to begin ac
cumulating a partial head of water
ASTOR III NT. FORMERLY OF
non in<; springs, dies
Aster Hunt. age about 29 years
dii'il lit Oteea government hospital at
1 Asheville .Saturday June 5th and was
buried at Boiling Springs Sunday
afternoon at a o'clock,, funeral si i v
ices being ■onduetod by Rev. John
fireen the Baptist church. Mr. Uni t
was graduated at V\ ake Forest col*
lege and was studying for the min
iftr;. He was a fine young Christian
hoy who had been making his home
with Dr. and Mrs. J. \\\ Wood at
Boiling .Springs since he was 12 yeai.»
of age. He is survived by a sister ard
one brother Jennings Hunt of Boiling
Springs.. He served in the world war
and came home a victim of that awful
Board of County Commissioner Meet
in Kegulai Session This Week
And Bay Current Bills.
The county board of commission!.'!s
in regular monthly session this week
( transacted no business of public im
portance outside of routine matters.
Bills ordered paid were:
P. \V. 1). Randall, bridge work $28>
J. H. Costner, bridge work *2; Di.
Bea Gold, county physician 15 months
to June 1st, 192b $240.25; C. C. Mar
tin, painting bridge $78.95; E F. Mc
Kinney, refund tax 1925. $32.52-; J tV
Wesson, bridge work $19.75; ,J. S.
Cline, burying mule $8; C. A. Yar
boro, bridge lumber $10.14; L. \\.
McSwain, bridge work $2.25; burial
expenses furnished $10; Tom Sweezy,
capturing still $20; I). I’. Washburn,
bridge work $4.50; W. \V. Washburn,
commissioner 4 months $58.20; R. B.
Kendrick, deputy sheriff services $10;
Wray-Hudson company, jail supplies
$8; M. A. McSwain, supplies 85c: |
Sou..h Shelby Pharmacy, supplies ;
county home $22.65; Lorin Hoyle,
bridge lumber $24.90; It. G. Adams,
bridge lumber $127.60; T. U. Lowery,
bridge lumber $124.20; Jasper Brtu,
ton, carpenter work county nonic $6;
Shelby Hdw. Co., supplies $31.20;
Farmers and Planters Hdw. Co., sup- j
plies jail $2.90; L. A. Cabaniss, sal
ary and expenses county home $168.55;
American Disinfecting Co., $l;!.7f>;
Campbell Dept store, supplies county ,
borne $81.80; G. W. Peeler, county
commissioner $80.78; Mitchell Print
ing Co., supplies tax auditor $172.67;
T. P. Eskridge, supplies county
home $87.85; Lee Cabaniss, bridge
work $80; Washburn Oil Co., county
home $33.08; Shelby Water and Elec
tric Plant, $48.21; F. D. Edwards,
professional services $3; Shelby Print- I
ing Co., office supplies $5.50; Shelby !
Grocery Co., supplies $28.46; Cleve- ■
land Feed Co., supplies county home
$11.75; Star Pub. Co., $218.10; Ken
dall Medicine Co., supplies $28.55; C.
H. Shull & Son, supplies $5.93; Com
mercial Printing Co., supplies $3,50;
H. A. Logan, jail expenses $137.50:
Alvin Hardin, county agent $125; The
Howard-Hickory Co., shrubbery, $296.
35; Shelby Office Supply Co., supplies
$6.50; \Y. H. Blanton, 80c; The Heraul i
Pub. Co.. $7; Ideal Plumbing & Heat
ing Co., court house $27.03; Shelby
Electric Co.. $49.57; II. G. Ware, cap
turing 3 stills $00; Buren Dedmon,
capturing still $20; Edwards &
Broughton, Record Book $40.52:
Southern Cotton Oil Co.. $12.40; H.
ti. Ware, deputy sheriff ser
vices $6.60; Roanoke Iron & Bridge
Co., jail $7.50; Burroughs Adding Ma
chine Co., $3; Charley Sheppard, trip
to Goldsboro $45.08; Irma Wallace
home agent $50; W. A. Mauney.
bridge lumber $12.20; J. L. Holcombe
Mfg. Co,, $2.23; C. C. White. $2.10;
H. W. McKinney, deputy sheriff ser
vice $2.40; F. R. Washburn, damage
rabid dog refund $5; Ellis Transfer
Co., dray age $1.69; Piedmont Tele
phone Co.. $26.20.
GASTONIA Cl.I B COMING
TO CLEVELAND SPRINGS
According to an announcement by
Alfred P. Marshall, sales manager of
the Cleveland Springs estates, the
Rotary club of Gastonia will be the
guests of the Estates on next Friday.
Details of the visit have not been
County Hoard of Education Refuses
Five ot Six Bids On He I wood
Former educational" centers in
Cleveland county are going too cheap
in the opinion of the county board of '
No was the ruling of the board Mon
day when six old school buildings iri
the Behvood consolidated district were
offered at public sale at the court
house here. The sale ,of the cix
buildings follows the erection at Bel
wood of a big consolidated school, the
building being those formerly used in
the various communities of the dis
The lone bid approved by the board
1 was that of the Pleasant Hill build
ing. Those rejected were for the
building at St. Peters, Richards, Bel
wood, Ledford’s and Mull’s.
Grigg With Board
The meeting this week was the
new superintendent’s first session with
the board in the capacity of secretary.
Prof. J. II. Grigg, former Shelby
principal, apparently met with the
hearty approval of the educational
fathers ni the first meeting, and the ■
routine business of the regular meet
ing moved off harmoniously.
Mr. Grigg following the meeting
left for a short trip to Durham and
Raleigh, returning Tuesday night,
i While away he conferred with the
| county superintendent at Durham and
: with the state educational depart
[ ment at Raleigh, acquainting himself
‘ with the educational program ahead in
; this county and its direction.
Gather At Bel wood
| At the meeting the county board
| agreed to attend and take part in the
I program at the laying of the corner
| stone at the new Belwood consolidat
; cd building sometime next month, the
: date to be announced later.
Mammoth Crowd To
Witness Laying Of
More than five thousand people
from various states have already sig
nified their intentions of motoring to
Lake Lure next Tuesday morning to
witness the unique ceremonies at tend -
nnt upon laying the cornerstone of
the administration building officially
opening the new mountain lake re
sort to be known as Lake Lure.
Citizens of Rutherford county will
serve the biggest free barbecue ever
undertaken in Western North Caro
General Bowley of the U. S. army
will use a silver trowel furnished hy
Tiffany’s, ,,f New York to lay the
cornerstone, inside will be placed
many present-day mementos including
current newspapers, photographs au
tographed by Governor McLean, Sena
tors Simmons and Overman and other
sta^e and national dignitaries.
Music hy U. S. army brass hand
and the famous college orchestra from
Princeton, ?|>w Jersey, athletic con
tests including Cherokee Indian arch
ery exhibition. Pathe news motion
pictures will be made of the autos
and the crowd during the cerenngiies.
Lake Lure townsite is on state high
way No. 20 near Chimney Rock.
Of Revival Friday
Fifty Professions of Faith, at Wall
Tent Revival Last Night. Living
in Parlous Tiroes Subject. 7
There were nearly 50 professions
of fait;h at the Wall tent revival last
nit^t anti the services were the most
inspiring of the whole meeting, in the
opinion of many. The tent was over
filled and hundreds stood and sat
beyond the side curtains, a crowd that
was inspiring beyond description. Dr.
Wall’s subject was “Living in Peril
ous Times” in which he called atten
tion to four things, the disintegra
tion of the American home, 4he ban
ishment of the word of God from the
schools, the inability of God’s redeem
ed to win the lost and the inability of
the lost man to move out for Jesus.
Dr. Wall throws his heart and soul
into the meetings, preaching plarn
gospel messages with telling effect.
Last night delegations were pres
ent from Zion, Patterson Springs and
New Hope churches. Six hundred vis
itors including pastors were presdht
Wednesday night representing the c«n
cregations of Race Path, Sandy Run,
Trinity, New Prospect and Waco.
The meeting continues until Sun
day night when it closes after a
three weeks run, declared by many t<»
be the most successful evangelistic
campaign ever conducted iu Shelby*