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.14, 1928. Published Monday, Wednesday , and p’riday Afternoons carrieryear (to ad^02*) $3'
Fair On Saturday.
Today's North Carolina Wrallirr
Rrport: Fair tonight and Saturday,
except probable showers Saturday
afternoon in extreme west portion.
Afraid Of Fairness.
Speaking at Columbia, S, C., last
night Senator Joe Robinson, Demo
cratic vice-presidential nomine.’,
declared that the Republicans ,ne
so afraid of getting beat that they
will not fight fair and are there
fore resorting to unethical methods
in battling the Democratic stand
ard-bearers. The radio hook-up tor
his speech was the greatest ever
made in the south with the excep
tion of the broadcast of the Hou
$3,000 In Rings
Maid Is Jailed
Colored Girl Held For Stealing
Diamond Rings From King,
Mount a in Women.
Four diamond rings, vaiueil at
$3,000 or more, belonging lo Mrs. O.
G. Falls, wife of Dr. Falls, of Kings
Mountain, are missing, end Mrs.
Falls' 15-year-old r."r,ro maid is be
ing held in th? county jail here.
The colored girl, who is charted
with making away with the rings,
may not be given a hearing until
next, Thursday, it is raid, when
County Judge Mull ho'ds court
again in Kings Mountain.
According to reports here the
young girl made a partial confes
sion when arrested but has sine*
Reports are that Mrs Falls missed
the rings when she started to dress
cne1 night early in the week- The
girl was suspected at once because
she had been seen handling the
rings earlier in the day, it is al
leged. The rings were in a dresae
in an upstairs room ana the girl
is said to have told officers, ox
others, when arrested that shp had
handled the rings but had mere!;/
moved them to another place. When
the place in which she said they
were was searched the rings were
Latest information yesterday aft
ernoon was that the valuable r:nes
are still missing.
The firm of A. V. Wray and Oix
Sons are preparing to open then
new store tomorrow (Saturday.)
They are back in the old location,
in a store building made over and
very greatly enlarged.
The new establishment has four
floors, basement, main floor, bal
cony, with a top floor taking in the
■area over the former building and
loan office, the whole embracing a
floor space of approximately 10.003
An Otis elevator has been install
ed for the convenience and com tort
of the patrons.
The basement of the old store he -
been enlarged and lengthened to
embrace the entire length of the
new store, and actually has been
extended some fourteen feet from
the front door.
. Mr. Wray told The Star odny
that he will carry a stock worth
from seventy-five to a hundred
The new store is in the same loca
tion as the former, which, it wi’l r>*
remembered, was burned out in the
hotel fire of February 23. last. Ti c
new structure has been rebuilding
approximately since that im'ottun
ate date, the Wrays meantime '•dv.
ducting business in the Thompson
building. For a tipie the firm main
tained two stores, one in the Lir.e
berger building, but this stock v-u
finally merged with the stock >n
the ThomDson building.
Mr. Wray announces (witn a
glad hand and a genial srhile) the
evening of the new store tomorrow,
but he says the formal opening will
be postponed until the stock can
be more thoroughly arranged, cm 1
the establishment got into more
complete readiness for such an
Transfer Trucks To
Move With Ta is
Tax! Drivers Srlit Vo And Tjkc
Two New Stands
The city order removing the 'axt
station from the court square loca- |
tion applies a'so to transfer ruses '
that have be-n ma’ring headquar
ters on the court square, it is stat
ed by Mayor V7. N. Dorsey.
One rrcuo of nb^vt seven fpv
drivers is moving to the Colonial
service ststion on •—t1’ T -.r-'vet^e
where they Till ms he their heud
quarf—5. Their tolmh.ones them
roll fc» Arm^Vr group of I
ta::is will t’ 1<—*"d in C'e v‘»'*nnt |
1st esn fTorth LaT'ayr.t*? r^-pt h
t^e*n tv" brs tervMn'1' •-"•'’n’ ard i
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end the telephone number will be j
Throngs Here Cheer Morrison’s Plea For Straight Democracy
Expect 30,000 To
Attend County Fair
Here On First Day
j All Exhibit Space Already TaHrn.
Fair Officials Enthused
More than 30,000 people will
attend the opening day of the
Cleveland County Fair here
Tuesday. September 25. Of that
Secretary J. S. Dorton is con
“With the fair nearly two weeks
off every bit of exhibit space is
already taken and to satisfy in
creasing demands for more -pare
!' we are doing our best to get it.
! Moreover inquiries about the fair
and requests for tickets from school
children for the opening day ere
double any year in the past. If
| that doesn't indicate the biggest
: crowd we've entertained yet, what
1 does?’’ Dr. Dorton stated.
A Little City.
A week from next Tuesday morn
ing a big tract of land east of Shel
by. on Highway 20, vacant on the
night before except for the ring of
builders' hammers, will be trans
formed into a small city overnight.
Everything that a modern city
has, including the people, will be on
the grounds—barber shops, shine
parlors, beauty parlors, ambulances,
fire-fighting equipment, first sui
stations, running water, electric
lights, and police patrols.
were luonixig lor our Dlggest
crowd for our ‘Filth and Finest
Fair' this year and we have pre
pared to handle the biggest crowd
ever assembled in the comitylair
In preparing to entertain the
mammoth crowd for a wed; fair
officials have added to both major
angles of the fair—there will te
more and bigger agricultural <x
hibits than in any previous fai \
while the midway will be larger and
additions have been made to the
free acts of afternoon and night.
To top it all off it is declared that
the nightly fireworks program will
be the best scintillating even ever
staged in the Carolinas. After die
first night, it is said, hundreds who
have never been to the fair will;
come for nothing else than to see
the night-shrouded sty punctured
and pierced by flashing rockers,
wheels of fire, and electrical dis
For The Races.
Fair fans in six counties are ul
readly acquainted with the nigh
class horse races staged at the
Cleveland county fairs but this year
there will be an added attraction to
the races—the oniy one of its '.ind
in North Carolina. Between vie
horse races there will be dog races
staged along the lines' .of the w hip
pet races in Florida.
Free School Dav.
The opening day, Tuesday, Sep
tember U», via be irce to on sc noil
children, no matter which county
or state they come from. School
tickets may cc. secured from teach
ers, super nwondents. cr at the
county school office here. To aid
in bringing every county school .mid
to the fair cn opening day The St-r
will publish in each i sue from row
until the fair a coupon, which if
clipped end Signed, will admit : nv
sCiiool child to the fair that dry.
Railroad Reduction- .
The Cleveland county fairs of the
pa. t. have drawn people from such
a wide area that this year \V. ft.
Howard, chairman of the Son n
eastorn Railway Passenger cosor,..i
ticn, has informed Secretary Dor
ten that reduced fares will oe in
force ever both the Southern and
Seaboard roads to Shelby during
Such is the ini.:rect beuig shown
For Young Voters
Attorney A! Bennett has been ap
pointed toy County Democratic
Chairman B. T. Falls to organize
young voters of the county.
in the unlimited cattle show thin
fall that it may ccme to be one of
the biggest dairy exhibits in the
South. In addition to the county
livestock show there will be a de
partment in which the field is limit
ed only to North Carolina, and en
trants are coming in from all suc
tions of the state. Among the
prominent cfairymen entering stock
is Bob Shuford, of Catawba, Norm
Carolina's “Master Farmer” md
owner of a world’s champion dairy
cow. Mr. Shuford will enter 16
head of cattle, it is announced.
Saintly Maiden Lady Passes Away
Here At The Heme Of Her
Miss Lula B. Kendrick died here
this morning at 5 o'clock at toe
home of her brother. Mr. Lawson I.
i Kendrick c.n S. Washington street
j where she was making h°r home.
| For the past four weeks. Miss Ken
j drick had been in declining health
and the end came quietly this
I morning in the early hours. She
| was born August 23. I860 and was
I therefore 68 years and 20 days ,>ia.
| Miss Kendrick was a fine Christian
j character, beloved by all who kn w
j her. She joined Pleasant Kill Bap
| list chinch in early girlhood and
| later became onp of thp chatter
members of Elizabeth Baptist
Th? funeral and interment, v. ill
take place at EJioafceth church D.t
urclay morning at, 11 o'clock, the
cervices to be conducted by her pas
tor. Rev. II. E. Waldrc*, assisted by
W. E. Lowe. Miss Kendrick is sur
vived by three brothers, L. I. Ken- -
drick of Gkeihy. P. Hill Kendrick of
Charlotte. .Joe Kendrick of v7te,6
and ene sicter. Mrs. Hill Blanton of
The funeral services will no
doubt be largely attended for Miss
Kendrick was beloved by all.
Mr. Everett Houser is heme from
a business Visit to New York city.
Yeung Mute, Unable to Get Jab
Takes Own Life by Poisenfcg
Uespcndent Erc---~e Of Handicap
In Life. Funera! Dirs? Sang
In Mute L.-n;u;;;r.
Fred Dobbins, age 28 and single,
a mute committed suicide on Wed
nesday of -thus week by taking uni
son ct bis father’s house beU*e n
I.'acrctbvi'o end Ciiffddr. The poi
son was ordered by the dsceas-d
from a drug store, it is stated. The
cause of his rash act Is thought ;o
b: Cetperdenay over his faihre to
get a position.
Friends of the deceased came to
Shelby yesterday to ask Rev. An
drew C. Miller, jr., to aer-jst in u.p
funeral services. The deceased, was
a member of Mr. Mi’l'r's Bible
class. Mrs. Miller v ho arsirts h»r
husband in his religious work land
is also a nut°.» sang a hymn 'i tv*
r gn lrngusir • ?.t the grave V
.sens.’ “1'ear.cr My C-cd to Thee" ;
the mi’te lcnguiA? was very tone ■■>.
ing. A largo crov/d attended ■ ’ "
send -s inc'uding a number of l«i£
Deceased is: rirvived *v hr per
ents, three, ti.fc.3 end three ho-tu
OF COUNTY WILL
Much Enthusiasm Shown In Or
ganibing Young Voters’ Clubs.
If Cleveland county does riot cast,
a record vote for the Democratic
ticket this fall it will be no fault of
the "first voters” and the young
Democrats of the county, They are
taking to the campaign and or
ganization work with the typical pep
and enthusiasm of youth, accord
ing to Attorney A1 Bennett, young
Democrat who was appointed by
Chairman B. T, Falls to organize
the young men of the county.
Since the announcement of his
appointment he has had requests
from all sections of the county fur
clubs to be organized, and one or
two are operating now.
Double Shoals Enthused.
The first young Democratic voters
club to be organized in the county
was at Double Shoals, where Mr.
Bennett and County Solicitor r
Cleveland Gardner had an en
thusiastic meeting Wednesday.
They were aided in their organiza
tion by Mr. John Peeler, precinct
chairman, who will direct the ac
uviues oi me ciub mere. The com
mittee. made up of young men cf
the section, which will canvass the
community in bringing out every
Democratic vote, is composed of the
following young men: Grover Esk
ridge, Chas. L. Champion, T. W.
Spangler, Everett Spangler, Plato
Champion, R, L. Eskridge. Lem
Spangler. Carl Spangler, Yates
Spangler, Mills Cornwell, Oliver
Spangler. Wytle Costner and Clem
The Lawndale club will likely be
the second organized as the pre
cinct chairman there is T. C. Cald
well, a 21-year-old Democratic
Here On Monday.
The Shelby club of young men v- tli
be organized next Monday night at
8 o’clock in the court house here,
it is announced by Mr Bennett. At
that time every young Democratic
voter in the city and section, in
cluding “first voters." are urged to
be present. The organization of
young voters is a campaign plan
instilled in the state years ago by
O. Max Gardner, who has always
believed that the young men
get in their party work early as
they will be the leaders in just a
Every community In the county
will be organized Into clubs of young
voters and sections where such have
already started should get in touch
with the county organizer for plans
and details of work.
"If the enthusiasm shown already
continues there is no doubt but
what the young voters and workers
will prove a great asset to the party
in electing our ticket this fall."
Junior College Has
75 Students Now
M the regular weekly meeting of
the Kiwanis club last night. at
Cleveland Springs hotel. Dr. Zens
Wall announced that Cleveland;
county now has a junior college and
that at the recent opening 75 stu
dents had enrolled which is a very
gratifying showing and much more
than the faculty and friends had
Dr. Wall appealed to the mem
bers of the club to support the in
stitution and assured them that the
opening indicates that the college
will rcon equal any of its kind in
the state. At an early date the fut
ility will be the guests of the club
A committee was appointed to
urge Kiwanians to attend the state
convention at Winston-Salem Oc
tober 13-12. A splendid musical
program was furnished by Dr. and
Mrs, H, s. Plaster and Horace Elf.
J. B. Ham-.'c’c Gets
Second Bale Cotton
•I R Hamrick followed closely cn |
the heels of R. B. Patrick with tr.e
second bole of cottcn ginned in the i
county. Mr. Hamrick who lives on :
the Lcne Putnam plantation 1m ‘
cut lids the southern limits ol
Shelby, had a bale pinned this
morning by Cliff Davis who -s op
erating the Cameron Putnam gi \ iv
South Shelby. The bale weigh'd. 512
pounds and was ce’d. briri" mi only
1' ’ " ccr pound by the i;ha
She’ll Star in a Polo Romance
Eebe Daniels, who has had more proposals of marriage than
any other girl in the flickering pastels, is starry-eyed and happy
these days as Uncle Sam’s polo four practices for its matches
with the famous Argentine team. The reason—whisper it!—
is that she has said “yes” to Tommy Hitchcock, Jr., who is
equally as famous as she is. Their nuptials probably will take
place after the international games.
.. (International Newsreel)
Republican Writer Explains Why
Every Cithsen Of County Should
Support Gardner For Governor
Republican Enters Star Contest And
Tells Why He And Others
Will Support Max.
"I hope that this fall Cleveland
i county shall go all the way for our
faithful son (O. Max Gardner)
whose ability, loyalty, integrity,
fidelity, friendship. and life we
have known," writes a Republican
in his letter entering the “Gardner
Letter Contest" staged by The Star,
A week from tomorrow is the
last day in which letters may be
filed for the big $25 prize to be
given by this paper. The first prize,
of $25. goes to the writer of the
best letter on the subject “Why
j Every Cleveland County Citizen
Should Vote For O. Max Gardner
for Governor." The second best let
ter will get $5, and four $5 prizes
will go to the school children who
write the four best letters.
Remember the closing date is
near. Get your letter in at once.
Explain why this county should
vote solid for its first candidate for
governor and you may win a p-ize.
Letters are limited to 600 words.
The republican Letter.
The-Republican who tells why the
county should go all the way tor,
Gardner is Taft S. Putnam .of Shel
by route 2. Ilia letter follows:
“To the Voters of Cleveland Coun
ty: ■ I
"On the verge of another elec
tion we e.wahe to ,.nd our Ion;
deserving hope a gratifying reality.
Possessing seme cf our great state's
most brilliant and eloquent ora-1
tors and influential political lead
ers. we feel sure that no countv !
can supply North Carolina with a '
more capable governor than Hon.
Oj Max Gardner, tns unopposed]
nominee of the country's disfa-!
guished party. 1 hope that thie
tall Cleveland county shall- go all
the way for our faithful con whose ;
&~:Iuy, whose loyalty. whose inte
grity, whore fidelity, whose friend
ship and hie we I now.
“in the forthcoming contest Jet
us remember with pride <as doer
our leader himself) that he has
fought through severe hardships (o
place himself at the top. Surely, no
parson lacking m <~..rniial qualities
could climb so ateaSlly, so urr a c i
ty. i.n . -g in chamrisr. cour
ageous in gloom, hopeful in dries'
i,,. ni cppc.hicn and humble
in victory, he has made himse.f a
lpvcr.ie m orun Carolina. . For
twenty years Mr, Gardner has been
a leader in North Carolina Demo- .
cracy, and his unstained record and
unblemished career prove beyond a
doubt' his- character as amt n of
affairs and his peihqnai convictions ;
m public and privet? life Can n
(Continued on page ten.)
First Bale Of
Cleveland county's first
bale of cotton for the season
was grinned Thursday morn
ing at Boiling Springs, aud
the same mail who raised the
first bale last year raised this
one, the same ginner ginned
it, and the same firm pui
The bale was raise by Mr.
R. B. Patrick, well-known
farmer of the Sharon section,
and was ginned by O. J.
Hamrick’s Sons at Boiling
Springs. It was sold to the
Shelby cotton oil mill. The
bale brought 22 1-2 cents per
pound, which was a premium
of five cents per pound, half
rf the premium being paid by
the purchasers and half by
the Hamrick ginners. The
cotton and cotton seed
Governor Harry Byrd Wires Fur
Shelby Orator To Aid
The Democratic oratory of Clyde
R Hoey is in demand in all sec
tion s of the south as well as-in his
hOhie state. This week Mr. Hoey re
ceived a wire from Governor Harry
Byrd, of Virginia, asking the Shel
by Campaigner to give that state r
week of his time before the close
of the campaign Another wire
from the Democratic national book
ing committee reiterated the re
quest for Hoey to aid in Virginia.
Gov. Byrd informed Mr, Hoey
that hundreds of copies of the Hoev
speech here had been printed and
distributed Over Virginia and that
now the people want to hear tr.e
Although he has not definitely
decided, Mr. Hoey says he may ac
cept the invitation.
Mrs. J. M. Roberts and daughter,
Miss Elisabeth and Mr. Roy Koenig
cf Vineland, New Jersey, who have
been visiting D. A Beam and fam
ily the pest week returned to their
Mr J. A Wood was in Chariotn
cn business Thursday.
Former Governor Hits
Myth Built On Hoover
Says Smith Not Fighting Waterpower Inter
ests But Does Not Want Peoples Property
Sold Fraudulently. Great Crowds Shout
At Mention Of Al, Gardner And Hoey.
Cameron Morrison, a little older, ,
a little grayer, but with the name 1
old Democratic campaign fire ;
burning in his breast came back last I
night after eight years to Shelby,
the home town of the man he once
defeated for governor, and withtn
10 minutes had a packed and jam
med court house yelling for A1
Smith, “the next governor^’ and a
straight Democratic ticket.
Throwing the gray locks back
from his forehead, his catching
Southern drawl at times snapped
into the rumble of his fighting de
meanor as he denounced, as only
Morrison can denounce, the slan
derous attack on the boy who start
ed life peddling newspapers and
rose to a governorship because no
dishonest act was ever attributed
It was really a test night for
Democracy, and Democracy, it
might be said, came forth unscath
ed. Just eight years ago Mrs. O.
Max Gardner introduced the same
speaker in the same court house and
asked her fellow citizens to vote for
the man who defeated her husband
for the Democratic nomination aft
er a hard campaign. That fall
Cleveland county voted for Morri
son. And last night Cleveland
county cheered for minutes on a
stretch as Morrison, the ex-govev
nor, declared "In all my life there
are few men, I admire more than
that prince of good fellows, O. Max
Gardner.” Then with the typical
Morrison drawl and smile: “I know,
folks, because I’ve done business
with him.” Listening along with
other cheering hundreds to his
praise of Gardner and a Democracy
that does not crack and crumble
was tne next governor and Mrs.
Gardner. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde 1?.
Hoey, Judge and Mrs. James L.
Webb, Judge B. T. Falls and rnanv
others who eight years ago fought
nobly for Gardner and then for
Morrison when he won. Seated with
them was Mrs. Morrison who cam°
with her husband to Shelby.
Governor Morrison was introduc
ed by County Chairman Falls as
the governor whose administration
made North Carolina the talk and
wonder of the nation. The former
governor made little ado before
wading into his spontaneous de
nunciation of the corruption of the
Republican party nationally and a
ringing defense of the Democratic
party, in the nation and state, and
The administrations following
Woodrow Wilson, he said, were out
standing for one thing—‘'Stealing, j
stealing everywhere.” If the histor- j
ians write any noble act to Hard- j
ing he declared that, it would nr :dit
him with “having appointed more
scoundrels to office than any other
man who ever lived.”
“Silent Coolidge kept as many of
them as the public conscience would
permit him to keep. And now''—the
Morrison voice rose to its fighting
mood—"good Democrats would tor
sake the party of Thomas Jeffer
son and Woodrow Wilson for a mail
who was a part of both admiu's
trations, a man Andy Mellon pick
ed because he believed Hoover could
see less crookedness going on and
say less about it than any other
Republican with a national repu
tation. Yes. they say he was a
friend of Woodrow Wilson. Why,
Wilson never saw him but once
during his public career, and, folks
I don’t believe Woodrow Wils<>n
would speak to him now if he were
Was Never Elected.
"The well-financed Republican
organization with its powerful press
would now try to make a myth of
Hoover—make a statesman of an
engineer, of the man Andy Mellon
picked because he could see little
and say less about the oil well
swindle than anybody about the
(Continued on page twelve.'
Police Chief Has
Final Warning Of
Speed By Schools
Speeders In School Zones To Be
Pinched” After This
"Some people continue to drive
fast by the schools of the city,”
stated Police Chief Richards today,
"but beginning next week we will
slow them up.”
“No one can say that he or she
hasn't had fair warning. Signs have
been erected ip each school zone
asking motorists to drive carefully,
and I have issued a warning ,
through the paper once. This is the
final one. Some motorist may feel
bad w-hen pulled next week, but
they’ve all had fair warning and
the lives of school children are
more important, by far, than the
feelings of motorists.”
One school child has already
been knocked down by an'automo
bile, the chief stated.
All Seem Better
Mrs. Sapoch Better But Not Entire
ly Conscious. Wounded
Mrs. J. E. Sapoch, sister of Mrs.
J. L. Parker of Shelby, who was ser
iously injured last Sunday after
non when struck by an automobile
in the road in front of her home
between Grover and Blacksburg,
w as reported to be better today at
the Shelby hospital. The injured
woman, however, is only conscious
at intervals and remains in a ser
Bob Moses, who was shot in the
right thigh last Monday afternoon,
when five deputy sheriffs made a
liquor raid on a house near Lawn
dale. is also improving.
The five hospital patients who
were injured in the building disas
ter during the later part of Aug
ust. are all improving.
Auto Crashes Wagon, Killing
Whitt Blanton, Of Mooresboro
! Whitt M Blanton, 71 year old
| farmer of Mooresboro died yesrer
day at the Rutherford hospital from ,
a fractured skull received when he j
was crashed into by a car driven on
highw ay No. 20 by a man said to be
Hicks from Gastonia
Mr. Blanton was driving east !n.
his wagon on the state highway
Tuesday afternoon about 5 oVioc*c
when a car approached him from
the reat and one in front at Puizte
Creek, two miles east of Potest,
City. The cars attempted to yass
| jiist at the point where Mr Blan- j
ton was driving in his wagon, when
; the car said to be driven by a man '
named Hicks struck the Blanton,,
wagon, killing the mule, demolish
ing the wagon and throwing Mr.
Blanton to the ground with the ra
sult that his skull was fractured i
He was hurried to the Rutherford
hospital and remained unconscious
for 15 hours from 5 o’clock in the
afternoon of the accident unit
o'clock the following mm
About 12:15 Thursday he died
the injury. i-lp
Mr. Blanton was a prem
farmer of Mooresboro and
known in the county as a spjr
He will be buried Saturday
Sandy Run Baptist church, Mome -
boro, where he was a staunch mem
ber. The funeral services will be
conducted by Rev. Mr Stoudeiueyer
assisted by Rev. Mr. Goode and
Rev. Joe Bridges.
Mr. Blanton was married to Miss
Roxana Gardner Bridges who sur
vives with the following children:
Miss Ytol Blanton of Mooresboro,
A B. Blanton of Petersburg. Vs .
Boyd H Blanton of Lattimorc, (1.
C. Blanton of Mooresboro. M.
Blanton of Richmond, Va.. B.
Blanton of Forest City and Mrs.
D. Harrill of Canton, together w
about twenty grandchildren.