THE CLEVELAND STAR
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 1928 Published Monday,
Wednesday , and
By mail, per year (in advance) $2.5(1
Carrier, per year (in advance) $3.0(
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair tonight and Thursday.
Not mueh change In temperature.
Women In Politics.
Washington, Aug. 8.—Women of
ficially made their debut into the '•
national political situation her.*
last night when a woman from each
party spoke to radio audiences on
the platforms and candidate* of
their parties. Mrs. Franklin If.
Roosevelt advocated the Democratic
platform while Mrs. Mabel Walker !
Willebrandt declared for Hoover and
the G. O. P. platform.
IN REAL ESTATE j
a Over ISO Deeds Recorded In First j
Six Months of Year. Sur
Il^al estate in Cleveland county
is considerably more active this year
than last year, according to a rec
ord of deeds filed with the register
. of deeds
Increase a Third
In fact, the actual record, shows
that there has been an increase of
at least one-third in realty trans
"A bit; percentage Of this is new
trading and not papers revised on
old trades," according to Register
A F. Newton and Court Clerk A.
The activity shown is not confined
to any one class or property as
about as many farms are being
traded as city property, it is said.
A general s'ur\ y ot the records
indicates that real estate has been
more active this year than any year
since the real estate flurry several
year. back, and no decline in real
estate values, city or rural, is ui
, During the first six months of the
year 783 new deeds were recorded
at the court house. February led
the trading with 157 deeds; Jan
uary was second with 151, and April
third with 130. In March 126 deeds
were recorded, in May 120, and in
Some weeks back a news story
taken from the court house records
.*< revealed an increase in mortgages
in the county, but the increase in
real estate trading is about the same
figure, indicating a general spread
oi business activity.
TO! LEFT ON PORCH
ADOPTED AT GROVER
J. D. Bvers Given Baby Temporarily
By Welfare Officer. Sev
The infant boy abandoned on the
porch of Ed Hambright at Grover
last Saturday night has been tem
porarily adopted by Mr. and Mrs. J.
D B.vers. of Grover, who are tak
ing the necessary steps to make the
It was stated yesterday by Coun
f ty Welfare Officer J. B. Smith that
there have been several inquiries
about the baby and it was indicated
that one or two other families, one
in Shelby, expressed a willingness
to adopt the little fellow, whose age
is thought to be around one week
The Byers family, it is understood
are going through the legal steps
necessary to make the adoption
At Pine View Lake
The Cleveland county Epworth
league union held its regular
monthly meeting Friday afternoon,
August 3. at Pineview lake. the
meeting being of a social nature.
The meeting was called to order by
the president. Mary Reeves Forney,
who lead a short vesper service.
The subject of the worship period
wras. ’Jesus, the Light of the World.'
•.v At the conclusion of the vesper
service a short business session was
held, opening with the roll call. It
was decided by the union that the
next meeting place will be at
Cleveland Springs on the first Fri
day night in September.
After the business meeting the
leaguers enjoy ■ 1 a picnic supper j
and a pleasant social hour.
/ Erecting Building
For Weathers Steel
J. C. Weathers is having erected
a building 40x60 feet where he will
handle and fabricate structural
steel. Already he has a plant near
the Southern Railway yards, but his
business has grown to such an ex
tent that a larger building is nec
essary. He has also formed a part
nership with J. C. Crocker under
’ the firm name of J. C. Crocker and
company and this firm will do gen
eral contracting, working in steel,
concrete, etc., building bridges,
houses, etc. The new firm will be
gin business right away.
Misses Sue and Dessie Roberts
and Eva Allen spent last week at
Cotton Up Cent Pound
On First Gov. Estimate
Rev. C. S. Cashwell. pastor of
New Bethel church near Lawndale
who died this week in Statesville, j
age 72 Mr Cashwell organized ,
Double Shoals and Lawndale 1
C. S. CASHWELL
Former Pastor At New Bethel And
Organizer Of Lawndale And
Double Shoal ( hatches.
Rev C. S. Cashwell. widely known j
Baptist minister died at Statesville I
this week after an illness with kid
ney poison of more than two weeks, j
He was 72 years of age,.
Rev. Mr. Cashwell was well known j
in Cleveland county where he w as !
pastor of the New Bethel church at
Lawndale about 25 years ago and
organized the churches at Lawn
dale and Double Shoals. Last week
his son, Rev. T. L. Cashwell was
helping Rev. Mr Putnam in a meet
ing at Beaver Dam.
During his active ministry for 18
years Rev. Mr. Cashweil had serv
ed Baptist churches in North Caro
lina from the mountains to the sea
shore He was pastor of two
churches at the time of his death,
the Diamond Hill Baptist church, in
East Statesville and Deatons
church in Davie county.
The funeral services, in charge of
the pastor. Rev. B. E. Morris, as
sisted by Rev I P. Frasier and
Rev. j Ben Eller, were held from ;
Western Avenue church Tuesday
afternoon at. 4 o'clock.
Rev. Mr. Cashweil was born and
reared in Robeson county. He was
married to Miss Martha Emma
Leary of Carteret county, • in 1884.
She survives along with five chil
dren, Rev. T L Cashweil. pastor of
East Baptist church. Gastonia; W.
R. Cashweil of St Petersburg. Fla.;
Miss Mary Cashw-TX. Statesville;
Mrs, T. B. Kelly, Asheville, and
Mrs. B. S. Guion, Gastonia Two
brothers, Rev. R. N Cashweil. of
Lumbertdn. and J. H. Cashweil. of
Park ton. and three sisters, Mrs, Re
becca McArthurs and Mrs. Mary
Carter of Robeson county, also sur
IKK TOR TO Bt'V PLANE
TO SPEED SICK CALLS
Kinston,—Dr. Albert DeK. Par
rott. prominent local surgeon, will
purchase an airplane and use it in
making long calls.
Dr. Parrott recently made his
longest flight, more than 1.300 miles
from Michita, Kan., to Kins ten, in
a machine piloted by an expert
flier. The surgeon lias become an
aviation enthusiast since making
his initial flight a few months ago.
Show Man Killed In Wreck
Between Gaffney And Shelby
West Virginia Man Fatally Hurt
When Car Turns Over. Rela
A young show man, identi
fied as E. VV. Wilson, of Wil
liamson. W. Ya., died last night
in the eity hospital at Gaffney
from injuries received Tuesday
afternoon when his ear turned
over on the Shelby-Gaffney
highway about six miles on this
side of Gaffney, near Buffalo
Sheriff J. G. Wright, of Gaffnev.
told The Star this morning that, he
had received a telegram from Wil
son’s father and that the body was
being held at an undertaking estab
lishment there awaitimr arrival of
relatives. Wilson appeared to be in
his early twenties.
Identification was made by let
ters and contracts found in a pock
et. One of the papers was a con
tract between Wilson and Jay Ma
son in regard to the tent show op
erated by them, while a receipt
found was from Peggy Ward,
actress, to Jay Mason of the Jay
Mason comedians, for salary paid.
The Jay Mason’s "Flirts and Fash
ions are now showing in Shelby at
a local theatre.
Apparently the high-powered car,
driven by Wilson, left the road on
the Gaffney-Shelby highway and
had been steered almost back into
the road o> the driver alien it turn
ed turtle in the edge of a field. The
fatal wound was a severe concus
sion of the brain
Cotton took a jump of 128
points on October over yes
terday’s close this morning
shortly after 11:15 when the
government’s estimate of the
crop indicated a yield of 14,
291,000 bales of 500 pounds
each. This was considered
bullish as a crop of 14,750,000
bales was considered the aver
age estimate by cotton au
Wh°n this lower estimate came
from the U. S. bureau and trading
was resumed after a fifteen min
utes interval. October opened 128
points up, but lost part of its gam
as trading continued and at noon,
was about 100 points above Octo
ber's close yesterday.
The condition of the crop was j
given at 7.9. The indicated yield j
per acre was 152.2 pounds, while
there had been ginned up to two
weeks ago 87,877 bales.
Cotton was quoted at noon today:
October 20.37; December 20.33.
Yesterday’s close: October 19.38;
New1 York, Aug. 8.— Southern
weather last night clear west
cloudy central and east, raining at
Vicksburg, forecast N. C. showers
west and rain on coast, S. C. and
Georgia rain, Alabama and Miss
issippi showers, Arkansas and Okla
homa fair, east Texas fair north
showers south and west, west
Texas showers southern portion.
A second tropical storm is report
ed about one thousand miles east of
Barbados pointed in direction of i
lower gulf of Mexico.
Memphis crop review in Journal
of Commerce is favorable Missis- j
sippi A. & M. college reports heavy
increase weevil damage, personing
delayed too long.
Moderate business in Wortn
street, prices 1-8 off and tone wea- :
er. CLEVENBURG. j
The following jurors have been
drawn in’Charlotte to serve at the |
next term ol the United States
court in Shelby:
Lincoln county: Gaston Leonard.
Vale; L. A Abernethy. Iron Sta
tion; J. A. Gabriel, John Carswell
and Craig Seagle, Lincolnton; W.
C. Hull, W. F. Sain and Luther
Guess, Vale; Gordon Shuford and
N. Williams. Lincolnton; Ernest
Crowell. Crouse; J. G. Scronce.
Stanley; and Lyman Botherton.
Cleveland county: Ellis Hoyle, j
Fallston; B. O. Randall, Shelby, !
Prof. W. E. White and L C. Green,
Latt.imore; W. K. Mauney Miles H.
Ware and Charlie Harmon. Kings
Mountain; George Earls, route No,
9v Gaffney, S. C.; J. C. Gantt, J. L.
Taylor and W. J Ramsey. Moores
boro and William Lowery, Patter
Rutherford: Ralph Clements.
Rutherfordton; Tan Harris, V. T.
Davis and G. V. Frye, Forest City;
T. H Ferree. Caroleen; and Nelson
Metcalf, Star route, Rutherford.
Gaston: J. D. B. McLean. Gas
tonia: W. R. Rutledge. Stanley;
Carl G. Carpenter and S. E. Beam.
TYPHOID FEVER LEADS
OTHER DISEASES IN N. C.
Raleigh, Aug. 6.—There were 33
new cases of typhoid fever in North
Carolina last week, leading all other
contagious diseases, the weekly re- j
port of the state board of health,!
issued today, showed.
Prof W. D. Burns who heads I
Piedmont high school which opened
its 33rd session this week. Prol. j
Burns has been principal of Pied- j
inont since its foundation as a
private institution. He is one of the
best known educators in Western'
Faculty Is Announced—Colleges
Commend the Work of Pied
Lawndale.—T h e thirty - third :
session of Piedmont high school j
opened August 6th with a large i
number of enthusiastic pupils. For i
more than a quarter of a centurV j
Piedmont was a private preparatory :
school and drew its pupils from!
practically every county in North j
Carolina and from various states j
of the union. As pupils became j
harder to secure on account of the |
state system of schools, it was I
thought best to make a state higj? j
school of Piedmont. Now it is a j
state school with a small eonsoli-j
dated district behind it. With bet- i
ter equipment and with a more
certain financial support the school |
has taken on a new lease of life
and has the prospect of many a year
of useful effort before it. In this
consolidated district there are three
other schools affiliated with Pied
mont. Lawndale. Palm Tree and
Double Shoals. These three schools
are under the supervision of the
principal of Piedmont.
The teachers lor the high school
this year are as follows:' W. D.
Burns. A. B, LL. B principal: M.
L. Turner. A. B. assistant principal;
James A Kiser. A. B . Miss Norma
Gurganus. A. B , Miss Rosalie Tolar,
B. S.. and Miss Sulon McCuIlers.
All except Miss McCuIlers who suc
ceeds Miss Elmore as teacher of
piano were here last year and some
of them have been with the school
We have teachers of the first
seven grades as follows: Mrs. John.
M. . Moore. Miss Annabelle Harrell.
Miss Lillah Crawley. Mr. Amos
Kiser. Miss Margaret Baltimore,
Mrs. Florence Lackey, Miss Nora
Elliott. Miss Virginia Harris, Miss
Seism and Miss Vertie Champion
Wake Forest college. Trinity col
lege, Meredith college, the Univer
sity of North .Carolina and others
of the larger colleges both within
and outside of the state have com
mended most heartily the work done
at Piedmont, We believe that teach
ers and pupils will all pull together
to make this one of the best sessions
and to maintain the high standard
of the school.
The education of boys and of girls
is one of the greatest and one oi the
most profitable labors in which par
ents and teachers engage. On the
shoulders of these boys and girls
within the next decade may rest the
fate of civilization itself.
FARM HANDS ROD
BEAM FARM HOME
One man has been jailed and
another is sought in connection with
the robbery last Saturday after
noon of the residence of Mr. Colum
bus Beam near Prospect church.
While the Beam family was in
Shelby shopping the house was en
tered and a quantity of clothing and
other articles taken, it is said. The
man already apprehended is said
to have lived on the Beam place
and was paid off on the same after
Two deputy sheriffs passed the
home about the time of the rob
bery and noticed two people there
but thought they were perhaps
waiting for Mr. Beam to return,
there being no indication that a
robbery was underway. Numerous
latches on the doors were broken
IS INDICATED BY
USE CITY WATER
Add 13,900 Feet of Mains. Four
Thousand Acres In City.
One of the most dependable indi
cations of Shelby’s growth during
the past year comes from records
of the municipal water as detailed
in the city news bulletin.
Within the past year 13.900 feet
of water mains have been added to
the city water system, along witn
20.725 feet of sewage lines. New
water mains and sewage lines al
ways mean new strets and new
Use Much Water
A further proof of the increase in
use of city water is shown in the
water report that over 600,000 gal
lons of water is used daily in the
city with the total moving steadily
up towards the 650,000-gallon
Acreage of Shelby
Prior to the extension of the old
city limits Shelby proper covered
1,130 acres of land, but since the
three-fourths of a mile limits have'
been extended to one and one
quarter miles the area is figured at
4.523 acres. As the city bulletin
figures it every one of the 10.000
people in Shelby w-ould have to clasp ,
hands, covering a space of five feet j
each, forming a ring that would
reach around the city circumference
of 49.763 feet.
Other City News
Other items taken from the city
For the first time in many
months the city fire department
failed to have action in July with
the exception of one false alarm.
City officials credit this record to
the removal of rubbish and general
clean-up staged several weeks back.'
Use of the city abattoir increases
each month, the total slaughter for
July being 148 head, divided as fol
lows: Cows. 81; veal, 66; hogs, 47.
Over 6.000 pounds of by-products
was obtained from the monthly
Eight dairies, or milk plants, ser
ving Shelby are listed in the bul
letin as B grade. They are: George
Hamrick. Ryburn Hamrick, Virgil
Hamrick, Burgwyn Hamrick, D. A.
McSwain, Shelby Milk Plant, Post
on's, V. Thomasson. "B" grade
means an average bacterial count
not exce°ding 200,000 per c. c. The
grading of course does not megri
that the dairies above supply trtilk
with a 200,000 count but that the
count ranges from 50,000 up to that
point. Regular inspection will be
made by the city and it is hoped
to have every dairy serving the city
up to A-grade count soon.
DETOUR ON 118;
Tar and Gravel Being Put Down
Between Toluca and Fallston
Pity a stranger who has to make
a trip over highway No. 18 at night
between Toluca and Shelby for’the
next few weeks, There is a detour
between Toluca and P. L. Peeler'.
filling station near the , Belwood
consolidated school which takes one
almost as far west as Casar. by way
of Mrs. J C. Hoyle's and Cicero
Falls' home, but the detour cannot
be avoided and the folks who use
this road are looking forward to the
time when the topping will be on
the highway and permit of quicker,
The detour is a good dry weather
road but it requires as much time
to cover as it did to drive the dis
tance between Toluca and Shelby
over the new road.
Going in the direction of Morgan
ton, the highway workers have a
detour sign at Peeler's filling sta
tion. This road leads back into No.
18 at Toluca at the Ellis Bingham
Gravel and asphalt or tarvia have
been placed along the road and a
force of men and a quantity of ma
chinery are engaged in finishing up
the work. The new- highway is al
most straight and affords travel
through one of the finest farming
sections of the county.
No County Court
For Few Days Now
No session of county court will be
held here before Friday, the last
session having been held Tuesday.
Solicitor P. Cleveland Gardner is
spending a few days in Chapel Hill
with relatives and Judge John P
Mull is taking a short vacation
| with relative' in upne"
Oldest Drug Store-George’s OFF ~ \
Pictured here is the oldest drug: store in the United S!at<>< i,
Washington maintained an office in it for 12 years and ;
bought many a bag of gum drops there, since he is known to i
been fond of candy. It was known as the Hugo Mercer Apothn.
Shop and has been restored at a cost of $20,000 by citizens .
Fredericksburg. Va.. where it is located. The building was erect®*,
before 1750. The apothecary shop occupied it from 1764 to 1770,
In 42 Years Everybody May
Be Killed By Prohi Alcohol
Increase In Deaths From Alcoholism
In Six Years Hard
By RODNEY DUTCHER
(NEA Service Writer) 1
Washington.-—If the ratio of >
increase in deaths from alcohol
ism in the first six years of
prohibition continues, alcohol -
lism will be the sole cause of
death by 1970 and no American
citizen need worry about any
other ailment.. In fact, alcohol
ism will have killed as all off.
Surprising? Well, let’s figure ;
The government has listed 900
deaths from alcoholism in 1920 i
and 4109 in 1926. Population also j
increased, so the number of alco- i
holism deaths per 100,0000 popula
tion rose only from 1 to 3.9.
But the increase was one of 390
per cent and it will make our fig
uring much easier if we say there
were four times as many deaths j
from alcoholism in 1926 as in 1920.
If there are four times as many j
alcoholism deaths in 1932 as in
1926. that will be 16 per 100,000 '
population. And if the ratio con
tinues through 1938 it will be 64
And so on—256 in 1944. 4096 in
1958. 16.385 in 1962, 65,535 in 1968—
and in another year or two there’ll
be 100,000 deaths from alcoholism
per 100,000 population. Result:, No
But It Wron’t
One is justified in assuming, jpf
course, that the ratio of incr^Stfee
will not continue. The pre-war
alcoholism death rate? running
from 5.4 to 5.8, may be as high
as the prohibition rate will go.
Nevertheless, these figures on
alcoholism and cirrhosis of the
liver recently published by Mr.
Hoover's department of commerce |
certainly do offer possibilities for
Wet states and dry states alike
have been affected by the increase
in deaths from alcoholism. Few
states haven't doubled their rate.
It's rather surprising to find
Wyoming leading all the rest, with
8.9 deaths per 100,000 from alcohol
ism in 1926. Maryland and New
York are wet states. They're next,
with 7.6 and 7 respectively Then
Florida, which has rum-runners,
with 6.8. Massachusetts is fifth with
The good old dry state of Tom
Heflin. Alabama, doubled its rate
in 1926 over 1925, but was still
down at 1.8. Mississippi is lowest of
all with .9, but that's three times
the number for 1920.
California, home of the grape,
was 8.7 in 1910, only 1 in 1920
and worked itself back as far as
3,2 by 1926. Indiana. with an
exceptionally strict state enforce
ment act, went from .5 to 1.8, and
dry Kansas from .7 to 1.8. Ken
tucky's rate is low, only 1.5, but
that's 375 per cent more than in
1920. Maine, where the natives
show astonishing resistance to
rubbing alcohol cocktails, less
than doubled—1.3 for 1920 and 2.5
Maryland Way Up
Maryland’s increase was aston
ishing. more than 1000 per cent.
The figures were .7 in 1920 and
7.6 in 1926. Massachusetts, with
her 6.4, showed a 400 per cent
increase in the six years after
1920. Michigan went from 1.5 io
4.8 and dry rural Minnesota from
.8 to 4. Senator Jim Reed’s Mis
souri made a grand leap from .4
Montana, in 1916, had the startl
ing ration of 24.6. But she was
down to 1.8 in 1920 and only up to
3.9 in 1926. Wet New Jersey went
from 9 to 4.6 and New York's rate
rase even more rapidly, from 1.2 to
7. This was the highest for New
York since registration began ‘n
1910, except for 1913. Rhode Island
rose from 1.3 to 7.1 and Pennsyl
vania 1.2 to 5.
The fact that, generally speak
lng^fthe alcoholism death rate in
creased most rapidly in wet areas
probably isn't surprising.
For “Old Folks”
Dr. Louis Entzminger, who is
conducting a revival at New Hope
Baptist church. Earl, will hold a
special service Friday morning at
10:30 o’clock for the "old folks. "
Everybody over 60 years of age in
the county is urged to attend.
PAYS $43.20 TAXES
Mr. Average Citizen of
Shelby pays $43.20 in city
taxes each year, according
to statistics assembled by
the city news bulletin.
The average man is the
basis for many discussions
and controversies but
never heretofore did any
one take the trouble to
figure how much tax the
average citizen pays. The
estimate was secured by
dividing the total tax levy
by the number of listings.
The same figures reveal
ed that seventy per cent
of Shelby’s taxable prop
erty is within the old city
limits or the original town,
which was one-half the
size of the present city.
Travel By Air Here Soon,
Charlotte - Asheville Line
Before snow falls this winter
Shelby people going down to
Charlotte, or up to Asheville for
the day may be making the
trip by air on a regular passen
ger run that will require only a
This was learned here today
when it became known that T.
J. Roberts, former owner of the
Blue Ridge Trail bus line, had
become interested in airplane
passenger travel and is consider
ing establishing a passenger air
line from Asheville to Charlotte.
lu fact, bus officials here stat
ed that Mr. Roberts has already
purchased one plane and will
likely leave within a week lor
Detroit to bring the plane back.
The first plane purchased will
carry four passengers. It is said,
and the proposed schedule will
call for several trips each way
daily. Mr. Roberts, who has
been taking aviation lessons,
says, It is reported, that he can
operate a plane from Asheville
to Charlotte and back for less
than he can a bus. He recently
sold his Blue Ridge Trail line to
Queen City bus firm, which also
secured the Inter-Carollnas line.
It was also stated that the
passenger - plane line would
likely be broadened out to serve
other sections in the C'arolinas
if the first step in air travel
proved a success j
STATE BEST EVER.
Thorough Organization Of Demo
crats May Offset Division
i Tom Bost In Greensboro News !
Raleigh.—"All hell can't beat ter
rified Democracy," the most noted
Republican of 1892 remarked When
the Cleveland-Harrison return,
flowed in the famous sheriff of
Erie county had walked off with
the greatest majority of the age.
The Democrats are terrified today
and people who a week ago were
hoping that the state Democratic
ticket may be saved from the wreck,
are wondering if the 1928 majority
will be 75,000 or 200,000. The tre
mendous organization that State
Chairman Odus M. Mull is effecting
now in all the districts mean that
if the Democracy is whipped when
it is aroused every precedent for a
million years has been shattered.
Mr. Mull will be in these parts all
of this week. When Gardner wished
Mr. Mull into the state chairman
ship the next governor incidentally
remarked that Mull never has lost
a contest over w'hich he wras the
responsible manager. When pro
hibition was at issue in the state
and Mull managed it for Cleveland
that county rolled up a tremendous
majority. When Judge Yates Webb
went into a contest Odus Mull man
aged it for the Cleveland candidate
for congress and the slaughter was
on. When Max Gardner was pull
ing for Kitchin and Mull for Sim
mons, Gardner, who always has
been regarded a wizard, had to
string with the minority, albeit,
Gardner was swamped with the
might of the Simmons organiza
tion. When Gardner ran for gover
nor Mull took over the ninth dis
trict management and carried the «
home district of Cameron Morrison
by a comfortable majority. That
was one of Mull's supreme achieve
ments, for Mecklenburg county, a
whole empire of voters, was in that
district and Cleveland was called
upon to meet with its favoritism for
I Gardner for Morrison. And when
Clyde Hoey ran for congress Mull
managed his campaign, winning
the nomination and the election in
the years of furious renunciation.
What Mr. Mull did in those sun
dry campaigns he Is doing now. He
will not quit working until the last
second of the last minute on elec
tion day. This chairman will not let
up. He is perfectly willing that the
Democracy should be terrified. It
has had enough to frighten it. In
cidentally, it may be remarked
that Mull was the Hull manager in
the primary fight for the Demo
cratic nomination, and although
Judge Hull was a joke candidate for
president, so labeled and treated by
his Tennessee Democrats, Mull took
his candidacy seriously and carried
Cleveland overwhelmingly for him.
But Mull then did the thing that
makes him invincible in politics. He
turned round and offered a resolu
tion that there should be no unit
rule in the state convention that
every Smith man should have his
Smithies Work With Him.
He is. therefore, having no trouble
working with the Smithies for he is
the kind of Democrat who does his
fighting under the rules and regu
lations. wins graciously nearly al
ways and loses without bitterness.
He will not quit his party when its
members outvote him. Of all the
characteristics of Mull his dryness
sticks out. But if a moister man
than he gets the nomination Mull
That Cleveland county man has
set out organizing. Mull never has
won a battle with guerrillas. Ho
comes of Confederate stock, folks
who went into the regular armies,
fought under regular commanders
and surrendered only when they
quit. He does not think organiza
tions necessarily are holy, but they
are mighty helpful. He knows that
he will get out more votes when he
organizes more voters. It never has
failed him, this organization
Bund men can see me improved
situation. Against the desultory
shooting from defectionists. how
ever good they are, is Mull’s highly
organized and scientific campaign.
Today he was in Bladen county in
the sixth district and tomorrow' he
will be in Goldsboro. Wednesday he
will go to Bay view in Pamlico coun
ty and while his is in these dig
gings he will step into the second at
Wilson Thursday and as he is sur
rounded by the first district he will
visit that while down east.
The improvement may be more in
psychology than in votes, but psy
chology is all that has appeared yet.
There has been no election and 90
days before an election the swear
ing at the Democratic nominee ha*
struck a slight subsidence. It is re
garded the everlasting luck of
Smith that he gets his cussing in
the summer time.