Today's North Carolina weather
report: Mostly fair tonight and j
Tourist Guests Outnumber Any
Fast Year. Hotel Filled
Cleveland Springs hotel. Shelby’;
largest, tourist-commercial hostelry,
is enjoying its biggest season now.
it was stated yesterday by J. D.
Lineberger of the hotel company.
"It's not just a big rush of com
mercial guests due to a shortage of
hotel space uptown as the result of
the fire, but our big rush is in han
dling tourists and vacationists.
“We've been full, from lobby to
roof, nearly all summer, and of re
cent weeks, since real hot weather
set in. we've had the biggest rush of
Close To Cities.
Several reasons are assigned for
the increased business of the hotel.
One is that Cleveland Springs ‘.s
considerably nearer the larger
Cities of the two Carolinas than
other upland vacation spots. Again
it is proving a mecca for the week
end vacationists, of whom there are
three times as many as the full
summer vacationist With golf,
swimming and other amusement
and entertainment, week-end par
ties from cities and towns all ov«r
the two states are flocking to
MIIS. CLEM 5. LEE
Prominent Woman of Palm Tree
Community Hies At Shelby
Hospital At Age IX
The many friends of Mr?. Clem
S Lee were saddened Friday when
they heard of her death here at
4 o'clock that morning in the Shelbr
Hospital where she had been a pa
tient for several days suffering with
typhoid and double pneumonia. Her
health had been bad for a year ani
her physicial endurance undermined
which made it impossible for her
to withstand her complication of
Mrs. Lee before marriage was
Lulu Canipe and is survived by her
husband who is one of the leading
citizens of his community and three
children. Hoyle. James and Mary
Ellen One Brother. Mark Canipe,
also survives. Another broth* \
Rev. C R. Canipe. preceded her to
One of the largest crowds that
ever attended a funeral at Palm
Tree was present Saturday to pay a
tribute of respect to her memory.
She was a kind neighbor, a tende-.
devoted wife and mother, and a
consecrated member of Palm Tree
church. One friend who knew her
well declares "she was the be.d
woman I ever knew " The funeral
services were conducted by Rev. J.
W. Fitzgerald and a beautiful ar
ray ol flowers gave evidence of tho
esteem in which she was held. Her
nieces served as flower bearers and
her nephews as pall bearers.
Fallston Camp Of
P. O. S. A. Started
Has 78 Members For Installation.
Order Is Spreading Rapidly
Last Friday night the new Patrio
tic Order Sons of America camp at
Fallston was installed by R. L. Bus
tle. state organizer. The new camp
has 78 members to start with and
hopes to have 100 by the next
Degree work for the installation
of the Fallston camp was put on by
Camp 22 of Shelby.
The state organizer with local
workers hopes to install another
new camp at Lawndale this week.
Visits In Shelby
Dr. W. B. Royall. who was a sur
geon in the Dr. Hamrick hospital
her*' 17 years ago. was a visitor in
Shelby last week, greeting numer
ous old friends he had not seen in
Dr. Royall is now a successful
surgeon of a Morehead City hospi
tal. and stopped over here en route
home from the mountains.
Steak $1 Pound In
Chicago, Meat Scarce
Chicago.—-The beefsteak clubs of
the country must prepare for the
No. 1 grade porterhouse steak
sold all over Chicago for $1 a
pound. The range was from 80 cents
to $1. Sirloins Were 80 to 80 cents
and round steak, 60 cents. This is
an advance of 40 per cent. This is
the reason given for the high prices
The country has 12,000,000 less hpef
cattle than hi normal times.
VOL. XXXV, No. 91
THE CLEVELAND STAR
SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY, JULY 30, 1928 Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons SSS’jSTJS (taSSSS! Sff
Collapse Forces Discontinuance Of
(Sermon After Few Minutes.
Touches lloey Speech.
An unusual occurence was re
ported here today when it was
learned that Rev. 3. P. Horn
buckle. Methodist minister of
Bessemer City, became sudden
ly ill last night while preaching
an anti-Smith sermon from his
pulpit there and was forced to
discontinue services after they
had been underway just a few
According to a member of ihe
Methodist congregation, who was at
tire service. Rev. Mr. Hornbuckle
took his text from the first Psalm,
which reads “Blessed is the man
who walketh not in the counsel of
the. ungodly, and sitteth not in the
seats of sinners," and opened his ser
mon in a method indicating a de- i
fense of the bishops of his churcii
who have been active in opposing
the candidacy of the New York gov
ernor. After talking three or four
minutes the minister became so ill
that it was necessary for him to be
taken from the church and the j
An explanation given of the sud
den illness was that it was due to
the minister being overheated How
ever, it was learned at Bessemer
today that the Methodist pastor
was able to be out for a motor ride.
In the few minutes Rev. Mr.
Hornbuckle talked before his col
lapse. a member who was present
says that he did not refer to Smith
by name, but did make reference to
the recent campaign speech of
Clyde R. Hoey here without usin';
The Hoey statement “I think I j
should go to the bishops of mv
church for spiritual advice and they
should come to me for political ad
vice”—was repeated by the minis
ter, it is said, with the remark that '
"the man who said that is a good ]
man but such a statement is sacn- t
Some Walk Out.
As the congregation caught the
basis of the sermon, it is said, one
or two members—apparently not
pleased with hearing such a sub
ject from the pulpit—got up and
walked out. A minute or so later,
about the time one departing hear
er reached the door of the church,
the minister became so ill that he !
had to stop and the services were i
Fails To Support
Family And Gets
Job For 12 Months
Year's Term For Lawndale Man.
Have Four Boys I'p For
Dave C Ray, of the Lawndale
section, was sentenced to 12 months
on the roads Saturday by Judge
John P. Mull on the charge of
abandonment and non-support of
his wife and four children.
Ray was tried last August and
put under bond but "skipped" and ;
was only recently apprehended at
Marion. It will be some time in
1929 before he will have the oppor
tunity of skipping again. i
At the same session of court four !
young white boys were charged with i
annexing a couple of watermelons I
north of Shelby. They paid the
costs of the case and for the wa
termelons, which must have been
the first melons of the season here
Bost Buys Lot For
Large Bakery Here
L. C. Bost, proprietor of the Bost
Bakery here, has purchased a lot
fronting 50 feet on East Marion
street and extending to a depth of
200 feet on N. DeKalb street where
hp contemplates the erection of a
building to house his large bakery.
Just when he w'ill start construc
tion is not known. He has a lease
that runs two years yet on a por
tion of the Hamrick building on
West Marion street.
I “I plan to erect a brick building,
two stories above the ground with
a large basement for storage and
housing of my fleet of motor
trucks. used in the delivery of
bread and cakes in Shelby and sur
rounding towns,” says Mr. Bost.
“and it will be a model bakery in
every sense of the word."
Why did the Republicans nomi
nate Hoover? The answer is that,
seeing he managed the bread 'Tfnec
in Belgium well, they thought nt
would be a good distributer of polit
ical pie —Raleigh News and Oh
With the Smith Family at Albr
/ -—A .. ismmtmm wwiit—iw—IN> HWMimnwdiwiigatf^
Cohgiatulations, Al! Shake! or words to that effect, seem to be what "Jeff,” Governor Alfred E
, tilths piize (neat Dane, was attempting to get across to his master as this piutufe was snapped on
he grounds of the executive mansion, at Albany, X, Y„ while members of-the governors family
J.jufced on. Left to right are Alfred E. Smith, Jr., Mrs, Alfred K. Smith, .5:.. James A. Warner SOn
Vrthur^mith 80Veruor' Ml’8, Jolm A* Warner, Governor Smith Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Arthur Smith and
11- Year-Old Negro Boy
Kills Dad At Mooresboro
For Attack On Mother
Father Jumps On Wife And Daughter Be
cause Supper Was Late Sunday Night And
Is Shot By Son While He Chokes The Boy’s
Otis Martin, 11-year-old negro boy, couldn’t stand to see
his mother abused and choked by his father Sunday night at
their humble Mooresboro home, so he grabbed a gun, leveled
it at his father. Bill Martin, pulled the trigger four times;
and his father rolled from the bed to the floor, where he died
Today the little black boy peers through the cell bars of
the county .jail here while he awaits legal action on the charge
of murder because of the love in his heart for his mother.
The negro man is dead and nis
youngest born faces a murder
charge due to the fact that supper
was some minutes late in the Mar
According to the story told "Cor
oner T. C. Eskridge and Deputy
Mike Austell last night, Martih
cathe lioms. a bput«■ 0 • o'clock. or ' a
little, later, and jumped on, his
daughter. Dovie. because she. had
been slow' about preparing supper.
The young girl, it was said, "sassed
him back," and a family row Was
on. Tlie mother. Hattie, came to
the defense of her daughter, and
her husband turned on her. Threats
and blows were passed, it is said,
and the father secured his pistol
and placed it on a trunk'' in the
home. Then he threw his wife
across the bed, she says, and be
gan choking her. Over near the
trunk stood the frightened youth
looking on The father kept chok
ing her, so the mother says, and
without a word the boy reached
over to the trunk, picked up the gup
and began firing.
Shot Four Places
His aim was good. The gun fired
only four times—one bullet carried
its death message through his
father’s throat, another ploughed
through his chest, the third enter
ed his side, and the fourth shot
cut off a little finger, and the body
of the fattier, the life ebbing out
of it, tumbled to the floor.
Mother Wasn’t hit
All the evidence as related by the
frightened negro family was placed
before a coroner's jury assembled by
Coroner Eskridge, but as yet rro
verdict'has been rendered. All those
present say that the boy shot his
father, and the boy admits it him
self. but some cannot understand
how the mother escaped being nit
by one of the shots if her husband
had her down on the bed chocking
her when the little boy began shoot
ing. This angle is said to have
caused the jury to delay its verdict
while further investigation is mad».
Presumably, this , angle is to be in
vestigated more because some have
the opinion that Martin coulcf have
been killed by some other member
of the family and the story “framed”
because of the hope that a 11-c
year-old boy might not be consid
ered as a responsible as an older
person. However, there is little to
support this theory other than that
according to the story told the
shots were fired while the negro
and his wife were close together and
she was hot struck.
Father Was "Bossy"
Coroner Eskridge was informed
that Martin was not drinking and
was not known as a drinking man
in the community, but was consid
ered "bossy" with his family, rul
ing somewhat with an iron hand.
Members of the coroner’s jury
are: Y. L. McCardwell, Archie
Wyatt, D. C Wright, Carl Lovelace.
H. W. Hall and Mr. Packard.
Simmons Given Praise By
N. C. Republican Leaders
Washington.—The political situa
tion in North Carolina was discuss
ed at Republican national head
quarters here by three state leaders
—State Chairman Brownlow Jack
son. National Committeeman Chas.
A. Jonas, and Stuart W. Cramer,
candidate for elector-at-large.
Asked about the resignation of
Senator Simmons, ‘ as a protest
against the nomination of Gover
nor Smith,” Mr. Jonas said: "I re
gard Senator Simmons as the most
far-sighted Democrat in the south.
What he has done is the only
thing which he could do in self re
spect in view of the position he has
taken for many months past. He
has been trying sincerely to save
his party from disaster.”
"I do not believe he will take any
further step. I have no thought he
I will come out for Hoover. He has
[^expressed his views and his luabil
! ity to support vigorous the Demo
cratic national ticket, but 1 do not
expect him to raise his voice i*
favor ot our candidates He will re
main a Democrat."
The bulletin issued from head
quarters quotes Jonas as saying
Senator Simmons "knows what is
going to happen."
Here are the statements of the
Tar Heel visitors given out from
"Conditions in our state from a
Republican standpoint," Mr. Jack
son said, "were never better. We
have no doubt that Hoover will
carry the state by a comfortable
"Our organization in North Caro
lina has never been as harmonious
as it is now. I haven't heard of a
single Republican who will not sup
I port Hoover."
j "We have in North Carolina the
: mast encouraging and satisfactory
situation in the history of our state
from a Republican standpoint," said
Mr. Jonas. "If no mistake is made,
| I predict Hoover wili carry the
.-fate. Noah Carolina has never
been a Democratic state. It is larger?
I ly an industrial state and there can
j be no Question about the result if
l,he state is nrnnerlv organized
Ten years ago today Lieu
tenant-Governor Max Gard
ner was making a speech in
Shelby. In another montu
or so he will be governor . . .
IIow times does pass!
Five years ago this week
the first cotton was run
through the new Dover Mill.
Does it seem that long?
Vesterday, today, and to
morrow you can get the im
portant news of this section
in The Star.
The above items appeared
in issues of The Cleveland
Star five and ten years ago.
You'll find a full “Five and
Ten Years Ago” column on an
inside page today . . . . * and
throughout the paper, the
live news of today.
Speech Merely Explained Any False
Impression Given By Lurid
That the forces opposing A1
Smith ^are trying to poison the
minds of voters against him by
playing upon religious prejudice
caused Clyde R. Hoey in his open
ing campaign speech here to ex
plain rudiments of the Catholic
faith and the falsity of the K. of C.
oath being scattered over the
It was not his purpose to make of
it a religious issue, but rather to
combat propaganda that has been
broadcast about the Catholic
church in government, the Shelby
Replies To Daniels.
Following the Hoey speech Jose
phus Daniels, Raleigh, publisher,
stated that he believed Hoey made
one mistake in "his brilliant
speech.” This mistake according to
Daniels was the mention of the re
ligious issue "which should be givt-n
the minor place it deserves." That
the enemies of Smith have made
the religious issue more than a min
or one by sending out antl-Catholic
literature, some of it false, and
speakers, alleged to be ex-priests
and former Catholics, into the tex
tile and rural sections of Piedmont
Carolina with lurid tales of Catho
lic horrors, is apparently the view
of Mr. Hoey. who issued the fol
lowing statement after reading Mr.
"I read the comment of my good
' friend, Hon. Josephus Daniels, on
that portion of my speech dealing
with Governor Smith's religious
views. My purpose in discussing
frankly this phase of the question
was to answer the objections which
have been voiced in newspaper arti
cles and in circulars distributed
generally throughout piedmont
North Carolina. These circulars
contain this Knights of Columbus
oath forgery and other similar mat
ter calculated to inflame the minds
of the people and I felt that this
should’ be exposed and its falsity
established. I fear that Mr. Daniels
underestimates the extent of this
J propaganda which is being fostered
■ through Republican agencies,"
Was reading about a half-inch
Ukull being unearthed in one of the
| Western states. It was immediately
[sent to Washington without the
j formality of an election — Chicago
Every Department Keep* Within
Set Figure For First
The budget plan of county gov
ernment, put in operation here un
der the revised state law for coun
ty government, proved a success in
its first formal year of operation,
according to A. E. Cline, county
business manager and commission
At the close of the county’s busi
ness year, June 30, it was found
that every department of coun;y
government had operated within
the expense limit set forth in the
budget for the first time ever.
Which doesn't necessarily mean
that there has been deficits in coun
ty expenses heretofore, but nearly
every year some department used
more money than was allotted to
that special department and it was
necessary to borrow^ or "swap’’ with
Much “Swapping” Usually,
i "Heretofore," Mr. Cline said, “we
i have had to take some money from
| this department and swap it to the
r other, but this year we set out flg
i ures for each department and forc
i ed ourselves to remain in that
Each department emerged from
the fiscal year with a small sur
plus. This operation is due manly to
three things: An efficiently pre
pared budget, economical and busi
ness-like handling of county ex
penditures, and to a careful me
thod of expenditures in the school
department as handled by J. H.
Grigg. county superintendent.
There are six departments in the
county business budget. There are
in the regular government: General,
debt service and bridge funds, and
three come under the school head
of current expense, capital outlay
and debt service. Usually when
there is a deficit it shows up in the
school fund. Therefore considerate
credit for holding within the bud
get goes to the school heads.
I Of course, general supervision on
the part of the county manager
played a leading role in holding
county expenditures to a determin
ed limit. The county now ranks as
one of the example counties in
North Carolina as to county gov
ernment, and the fact that at the
beginning of each year the county
business manager is well ehough
acquainted with county operation
that he can fix a limit for various
expenditures and remain therein is
one of the real reasons why the N.
C. advisory board credits the coun
ty with having one of the most
business-like county administrations
in the state.
Charged With Killing Son At Hen
rietta. Shooting Followed
Rutherfordton, July 29.—Martin
Davis, 45, well known farmer of
Rutherford county, is being held in
prison here tonight, charged with
shooting and killing his son, Le
land Davis, 22, at their home near
Henrietta early tonight.
A coroner’s inquest will likely be
Row At Home.
The shooting was said by officers
to have followed an argument be
tween the two immediately after
their return from a trip to Spin
dale this afternoon. The father
walked out into the yard and the
son was said to have followed him
with a chair. As the young man ap
proached the father was said to
have fired one shot from a revolver,
the bullet striking his son in the
heart and killing him almost at
Bolts To A1 Smith
Philadelphia, July 29.—The Phil
adelphia Record will say tomorrow
that Richard J. Baldwin, former
Republican state senator from Del
aware county and from 1917 to 1919
speaker of the house of represen
tatives of Pennsylvania, has bolted
that party's national ticket and will
support Governor Alfred E. Smith
"More than that," Baldwin is
quoted as saying, “if the Democratic
leaders of Pennsylvania want my
help I will get out and work for
Smith. I will do everything within
my power to help elect him."
Baldwin said his belief in the
movement to modify the present
liquor laws led to his support ot
Smith, the Record will say.
Old Business Firm Here
Closes; Rent Building
For Huge Sum Monthly
A1 Smith On
Visit In City <
Alfred Emmanuel Smith
was a visitor in Shelby Sat
Don't snicker! The story
can be verified and vouched
for by one of the most prom
inent ministers in town.
Saturday the telephone at
the home Of Dr. Hugh K.
Boyer, Central Methodist pas
tor, jingled. Dr. Boyer an
swered. The voice at the
other end said: "Are you go
ing to vote for me?”
"Your voice sounds like it is
worth a vote, but I’d rather
see your face before I prom
ise," the clergyman answered.
Well, you’ll get to see it.
I'm coming around to see you.
This Is Alfred Emmanuel
Smith," the voice came back.
A little bit later the caller
appeared in person. It was
Alfred Emmanuel Smith. No
spoofing about that. Mr.
Smith and his family hap
pened to be passing through
town and recalled that Dr.
Boyer, who once was a pastor
in their town—Mt. Airy—
lived here. So, they stopped
for a call.
Mr. Alfred Emmanuel
Smith is a prominent business
man of Mt. Airy.
Mailed To Women,
Origin Not Known
Letters For Indirect Propaganda i
Against Smith. Tell Of
Anonymous letters, in large
numbers. telling of Catholic
troubles in other countries, are
being mailed to many women
voters in this section, it is
learned by The Star.
The unsigned letters, it Is under
stood, tell of recent religious trou
bles in Mexico and indirectly attri
bute it to the Catholic church. The
general ignorance of some coun
tries where the Catholic faith is the
leading fnith is attributed to that
fact rather than to the tropical cli
mate and other contributing condi
tions. Generally the tone of the let
ters offers a subtle argument
against the candidacy of A1 Smith.
So far as can be learned none of
the letters are signed, and the
agency putting forth the letters
cannot be determined. It is appar
ently a form letter, or circular, and
is continuous in that one letter fol
Report today was that some effort
might be made to check up on the
source of the letters, where and
how mailed, and by whom. Just
who furnished the names of wo
men in this section to the agency
sending out the letters is also a
matter of curiosity.
What If They Should.
(News & Observer)
There are said to be seven million
Smiths in this country. The Rob
insons are numerous. If the Demo
cratic 3andidates can carry them all
and annex the Joneses and John
sons, they’ll not need any other ex
cept O’Briens to carry the elec
Charles Stores To Pay Near $600
Monthly. Wooiworth Rental
The Paragon Furniture com
pany, outstanding enterprize
for ten years of Shelby's history,
closed Its doors Saturday night.
Stock is now being taken, fol
lowing which formality the re
mainder of the furniture which
was unsold will be transferred to
the Paragon Department store.
The closing of the Paragon's is so
to speak the end of a Shelby era.
Ahead now, to all intents and
purposes, is a new day. And as in
dicating this, is the story of the
rental of the Paragon Furniture
company's building. As is well
known, this building has been leas
ed to the Charles stores, a big
chain enterprise. attorneys for
whom, by the way, were in Shelbv
Saturday going over the details for
the taking over of the property.
When the Paragon first rented
this building, the rental charge was
something like a hundred and fifty
dollars a month. The new lease fig
ure will be nearer six hundred a
month. The lease extends over a
period of fifteen years, for which
happy period the owners (the Line
berger brothers and Mrs. Julius Sut
tle> will realize an income of a hun
dred thousand dollars.
Divide the hundred thousand by
fifteen and you will come within a
few postage stamps of the rental
price; in addition to which, it muse
be understood, there is a remodel
ing charge to be added to this total.
When it was rumored over the
streets that the Linebergers hadput
over a six hundred a month lease
deal with the big chain, some of
Shelby's citizens thought somebody
was exercising his Imagination. And
this was thought to be the top-notch
rental figure for the town. Some
how' or other the Woolworth rental
never became known, and it will
surprise many to know that this
figure was even higher than the
Charles stores will pay.
Guess at one hundred and seven
thousand dollars for a fifteen year
lease period for Woolworth’s, and
you will not miss it by the price of
a canceled postage stamp. Then di
vide fifteen by that figure, and be
hold! see what you get.
How High Yet?
And that's that, so far; and au
thorities say we have not reached
the end, but only the beginning.
Meantime, to come back to the
beginning, which had to do with the
removal of the Paragon Furniture
company, the Paragon Department
store will be closed tomorrow on
account of the general re-arrange
ment of business.
Revival Under Way
At New Hope Church
A revival meeting began yester
day at New' Hope Baptist church,
Early and wall continue through
August 12th, according to an
nouncement made by the pastor.
Rev. J. L. Jenkins. He has secured
the services of Dr. Louis Entzminger
of Longwood, Fla., a noted evange
list well known through out the
North and South to do the preach
ing. Dr. Entzminger preaches tha
old time Gospel and one of the best
revivals New Hope has ever had, is
expected. Mr. Haynes who will lead
the singing is one of the outstand
ing Gospel singers of the South and
will add greatly to the meeting.
Daniels Differs With Hoey
Over The Religious Angle
Blowing Rock.—"North Carolina
is not a bigoted state, but if people
continue to harp upon the minor
issue of Smith’s religion, other
states will get the idea that this is
a bigoted state.” This statement
was made here by Josephus Daniels
who is at Mayview' Manor for a
“North Carolina's main objection
to Smith is his wetness and not his
religion,” Mr. Daniels continued. “I
get disgusted with hearing this
continuous plea for religious toler
ance, because it gives the impres
sion elsewhere that this state is op
posing Smith almost solely on the
ground of his religion. Such a con
ception is entirely false, but if, by
some unforeseen chance, Smitn
should fail to get our electoral vote,
other states would be saying that
North Carolina is a bigoted state.
"There are, of course, some peo
ple in North Carolina who will vote
against Smith because of his re
ligion, but there are fewer such peo
ple in this state than there are in
New York city—fewer than in In
"Clyde Hoey made this mistake in
his Shelby speech. In the main, it
was a very able speech, a very clear
and concise statement of the prim
ciples at issue in the campaign, but
he over-emphasized the religiotM
question, which should be given tht
minor-place it deserves._ ;
“He made another mistake in as
suming that the south opposes
Tammany because of some graft
with which it was connected in for
mer years. This is not the case. Tht
south opposes Tammany because it
is wet. Surely southern Democrat!
not going to turn from Tammany to
the Philadelphia Republican ma
chine merely because of a record ofl
graft somewhere in Tammany's his
tory. If they did, they would be go
ing to a machine a hundred times
worse than Tammany ever was. It is
obvious, then, that Tammany’s wet
ness and not its political record is
the cause of the south's opposition.
Regarding Mrs. Kennan’s predic
tion that Hoover would get tha
North Carolina electoral vote. Mr.
Daniels said. “I don’t believe Mr-.
Kennan knows much about it. Wa
have a normal majority of 75,000 or
more in this state. I do not believo
that enough voters can be turned to
the Republicans party to ove:——“