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VOL. XXXV, No. 113 THE CLEVELAND STAR
C. YVEDNESD’Y, SEPT. 19. 1928 Published Monday, Wednesday, and
By mail, per year (in advance) $2.5(1
Canier, per year (in advance) $3/
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Cloudy with rain this aft
ernoon. and probably in north por
tion tonight. Cooler In east portion
tonight. Thursday fair with slowly
rising temperature in the Interior.
No great amount of damage was
suffered in this section as the re
sult of the rain and wind storm
Tuesday and Tuesday night, which
followed the unsettled weather
conditions made so by the Florida
hurricane. Streams were flooded
and a near record rainfall establish
ed for 24 hours, but the damage, so
far as can be learned, was con
fined to battered cotton and eorn
with several trees being blown down
In various sections of the county.
(FIRST ACTUAL PHOTO OF
THE DISASTROUS HURRICANE
DAMAGE IN PORTO RICO MAY
BE FOUND ON PAGE 8 OF THE
Wax Enthusiastic In Sunport Of
Democratic Ticket. Will
If political She.try is to be judged
by the young men of the city who
are showing typical enthusiasm .of
youth in the political campaign then
Shelby will support the entire Dem
ocratic ticket this fall with con
siderable whoopee and pep.
At a meeting held in the court
house Monday night an enthusias
tim and representative gathering
of the young men of the city form
ed an organization to be one of
the clubs in the county’s Young
Democratic Voters club being or
ganized by Attorney A1 Bennett.
Jesse Washburn, one of Shelby's
popular younger men. was selected
to head the club with Max Wash
burn as secretary and at the meet
ing 100 young men were enrolled
to give the club p start. Yester
day and today these present at
•» Monday night’s meeting were adding
scores of other names to the club
rolls and issuing cards to the new
The meeting was addressed by
Mr. Bennett and also Judge B. T.
Falls, county Democratic chairman.
Work By Precincts.
The city was divided into fogtr
precincu and eommiuces formed
volunteered to go over the registra
tion books and that every Dem.-,
ocratic voter gets -out November 6
and that those not registered get
cn the books before election today.
May Hear Koey.
At the meeting it was stated that
Clyde R. Hoey had consented to ad
dress a rally of the young voters Of
Shelby and Cleveland county at an
early date, probably next Monday
night. This announcement gave
added pep to the y< ung voters.
ff CommiUM Members.
Vice chairmen and precinct com
mittee members named by the
young men at the meeting were:
Precinct No. J.~Renn Drum, vice
chairman: Max Hamrick, W. A. j
Newton, Everett Houser, E. T. Swit- ;
zer, R. M. Laughridge, Red New
man, Otto Long. Jean Schenck,
Clarence Leonard, Paul G. Aber- |
, rtethy, Loy Huffman, W. S. Beam.
Louis Hamrick, B. N. Wakefield,
Chas. Alexander^ George Spurling,
Boyce Dellinger, Earl Frances.
Precinct No. 2—Wythe Royster,
vice chairman; William Andrews,
Chas. Woodson, Mike Austell. Wil
liam Osborne, Fred Logan, Clyde
Short, C. C. McBrayer, Wade Hoey,
Frank Hoey, Ben Gold, Dewitt
Quinn, Tom Gold, R. T. LeGrandh.
Tom H. Abernethy. jr.
* Precinct No. 3.—Claude Connor,
vice chairman; J P. Austell, Char
lie Austell, Zeno Huffman, Peyton
Mc8wain, W. A. Abernethy, Pink
Precinct No. 4 —-Dick Hennessa,
vice chairman; Chas. Roberts, Chas.
Hoey. Henry Massey, Roscoe Luta,
Fred Wagner, Henry Edwards, Bob
’ ert Hord, Ben Hendrick. Ben Sut
tle. Brevard Lattimore, George
i Moore, Durham Moore, Paul Webb,
Jr. J. S. Dorton, Connelly Eskridge,
Marion Eaker, Stough Wary,
Horace Grigg. George V/ary, Victor
Wray, T. W. Hamrick, jr.
Democrats between the age of 21
and 40 years who wish to join the
club should get in touch with some
committee member from their pre
Tapestry Mill Is
Not To Locate
“Certain conditic ns prevented us
from locating in North Carolina,"
t says a letter to The Star from the
Primrose Tapestry company of
Philadelphia, which was negotiating
for the Olive Hoisery Mill property
In South Shelby. A deal w-as pend
ing a few weeks ago whereby the
Primrose Tapestry company was
trying to acquire this building and
property with a view of moving its
tapestry plant nere, but the officers
have decided to locate In Georgia
instead of North Carolina. Just
why Shelby failed io lrr.d this new
Industry is not s'atrd in t’.;» letter
to The Star from Mr. John New
ton. one of the officials of t:;e
Hundreds Dead In Fl<
Noted Daughter Of
County Coming To
Speak On Saturday
Dr. Della Dixon Carroll To Make
Political Speech. Daughter
Of Rev. lorn Dixon.
Dr. Delia Dixon Carroll, of
Raleigh, one of Cleveland coun
ty’s most brilliant daughters
and one of the first feminine
physicians in the state, will re
turn to Shelby, her old home
tov n Saturday afternoon to
make a political speech to the
v.omrn of her home county.
Her coming brings back memories
of a bygone dav a day when the
inherent eloquence and brilliance
of a family of Dixons swayed
Cleveland county from the pulpit
and from the political platform.
At Court House.
Hr. Carroll will speak at the
county court house at 3 in the aft
ernoon, and although her talk on
the political events of the day will j
be more especially for the women j
of Shelby and the county men are
also urged to attend.
The speaker, the first Cleveland
county woman to receive a doctor's !
degree, is a daughter of the late
Rev. Tom Dixon, pioneer Baptist
minister of this section', and a sis-;
ter of Tom Dixon, the famous au- '
thor and playwright, and of the ,
late Rev. Amzt Clarence Dixon, !
internationally known minister,
and of the late Tran'.: Dixon, bril
liant lecturer and reformer.
State Chairman Odus M. Mull on '
a recent visit here declared that !
"there will not be a better speech
made in the state this year than i
the one Shelby and Cleveland !
county will hear when Dr. Carroll
Comes. Every woman in the county
should hear it "
CcIIege Head Will
i alk To Teahers
Of Shelby Tonight
Presbyterian Church To Entertain
For Teachers In City
At 7:30 tonight at the First
Presbyterian church the Presbyter
ians of the city wjU be hosts t«> the
Presbyterian teachers in the City
schools and their friends.
Dr. W. H. Fraser, president of
Queens college, Charlotte, will be
the speaker. and although the
meeting is for teachers the public
of Shelby is invited to hear Dr.
Fraser, one of the state's most en
Mrs. C. R. Hoey accompanied Mr.
Hoey to Waynesville yesterday,
where he spoke. ‘
Falling Sign And
Glass Send Many
Out Of Buildings
People Uptown Have Not Forgotten
Building Crash. Thought
Yesterday morning in the busi
ness section about Casey’s place, at
the Union Trust corner in uptown
Shelby, someone lemarked:
•'Well, it was about this time three
weeks ago that the buildings tum
bled down for our biggest disaster.’’
And so it was.
About that time the windstorm,
striking this section as the result of
the West Indian hurricane, renew
ed its fury and the county fair sign,
swinging over the court square
corner, was torn down and as the
falling sign came down the glass
bulb of a street ljght crashed down
with it to the pavement. The crash
of the glass on the pavement had
hardly resounded along that section
of the street until the people in
several places of business in the
section began hurrying for the
Any unexpected noise gives Shel
by the shivvers these days.
Game TVard?n (lamp Down On
Hunters Without License.
Squirrels come higher these days
than in the old days—days before
the North Carolina game laws were
This week two Cleveland county
young men shot a squirrel and
when they finished paying up the
bill the squirrel came to $10.10 ,
that price not including the cost
of the shells and the trip out and
The two hunters were arrested
under the game lows not because
they shot the squirrel, because the
squirrel season is now on, but be
cause they did ^hoii shooting with
out proper license and when locat
ed they were not hunting upon
their own land.
The move is the first made in
support of the announcement that
the game laws will really be enforc
ed this year by G,.me Warden Mike
Austell and assistants.
Rumors That Shelby Fights
Allen Untrue Figures Show
Whispering: C'ai.ipa'gn Would Dam
age County Ticket. Facts
Show It Up.
The whispering campaign which
has been used with effect in the
national election has stopped now
to include Cleveland county candi
One of the latest rumors, which
is being scattered in several sec
tions of the county. has it that
Shelby Democrats are out to beat
Irvin Allen. Democratic nominee for
sheriff. The tumor apparently
would try to line up several sections
of the county agutost several oth
er sections with the hope apparent
ly of aiding the Republican ticket.
That Shelby or any other section
of the county has it in for Allen,
or any cf the Democratic candi
dates is an untruth according to
Democratic leaders. The rumor
first originated piesumably when it
was aired about that the faction
which supported Frank L. Hoyle
for sheriff against Allen in the pri
mary would not support the nom
nee. This rumor was nailed when
it was announced by the county
chairman that every entrant in the
Democratic primary was going to
support the nominees.
Figures Tell It.
In the run-off primary between
Allen and Hoyle, Shelby gave Allen
by far a larger proportion ol its
votes than Kings Mountain gave
Hoy’.e. In Kings Mountain a total
of 1,455 voies were cast—Allen re
ceived 1.359 and Hoyle only S(i In
.other words Hoyle receiver*
one-eighteenth of the Kings Moun
tain vote. Meantime in No, 6 town
shop, covering else six precincts in
and about Shelby, a total of 2,863
votes were cast—Allen received 1,
039 and Hoyle m his home town
section received only 1.820. In oth
er words Allen rireived more than
one-third cf the vote in Hoyle’s
home town while Hoyle was receiv
ing just one-eighteenth of the vote
in Allen's home town.
These figures show that Shelby
drew no sectional lines in the Dem
ocratic primary ana it is contended
by Democratic leaders that it no
such lines were diawn between two
Democrats it is certain they
Is A Trick.
Several Democratic leaders say
that the report appears to be a
Republican rumor to injure the en
tire Democratic ticket by getting
Democrats in several sections oi the
county at odds witi. each other.
One defeated randidate in the
Democratic primary upon hearing
the report dcdai*d: “Certainly w'e
are all going „o support the nomi
nees of our Democratic ticket,
county, state and Ration. Some
of us. perhaps, didn’t get the
nominee we wanted for some of the
offices but we’d be poor Democrats
if u-e got peeved about that. For
instance, there v. m nine others in
the race lor sheriff with me. We
ell couldn’t get the nomin.'tion. but
I’m certain all o: us are going to
back the nominee is ho beat us and
every other no^wr-0 - of our party.’’
McSwain Has Three
Presidential Elector Will Speak In
Charlotte. Eastside Speech
The address of Capt. McSwain,
Democratic presidential elector for
this district, at the Eastside school
house last night was postponed due
to the wind and rain storm.
Capt. McSwain, as presidential
elector, already has three other ad
dresses billed in the congressional
district. Friday night of this week
he speaks at the court house in
Charlotte to the Democratic Wo
men's voters clubs of Charlotte and
Mecklenburg. Next Tuesday night
he speaks in Lincoln and Thursday
night of next week in Catawba
I Boost For
Contest Letters Continue To Come
In. Only Three More
With only three days to go un
| til the contest Closes letters continue
j to come to The Star telling why
. every Cleveland county voter, men
and women, should vote for O. Max
Gardner, the county’s first candi
date for governor.
The contest closes Saturday after
noon at 4 o'clock, and at that time
the letters will be turned over to the
judges who will decide which let
ters gets the big prize of $25. The
next letter will get a prize of $5 and
the four school children writing the
best letters telling why the county
should support Gardner with every
vote will get $5 each.
Among those sending in letters
this week were Mayma Lee Jones,
of No. 8 consolidated school; V. A.
Gardner, Shelby route 6; William
E. Ford, Mooresboro and Herbert
Price, Lattimore loutel.
Fitted By Training.
The letter written by V. A. Gard-*
ner, well known farmer and former
1. —Because this is the first time
this generation ever had the chance
of honoring one of our citizens to
such a place of distinction and
service and will probably be the
last one till most of this generation
2. —Because this county is noted
far and wide for its able men; men
of great service, men capable of
3. —Because he .s preminently fit
ted for the position by birth, by
training, by enviroi ment. He knows
more about state issues, more about
state problems and how to solve
them than anyone else in North
This reason auove is sufficient
and should impel every voter to
cast his ballot foi him be he Dem
ocrat or Republican
4. —Because of his service in the
past to his county and state, much
of which was sacrificial.
5. —Because of loyalty to his party.
Through many a campaign he
spoke in different parts of the state
till he was literally exhaustedi hop
ing to get nothing out of it, except
the success of his party which thing
he loved with his whole soul.
6. —-Because he lifted agriculture,
in his county, oy precept and ex
ample till our (aiming has put
Cleveland county on the map.
7. —Because he made a sacrificial
run cne time for this same office.
8. —Because his heart is right as
well as his head. Being a great
churchman he is one of the lead
ers cf a great denomination.
0.—Every Republican in Cleve
land county should vote for our
own "Max.” Firs:, because he would
not lose his vote. Secondly, he has
the best excuse now to come over
into the party that does big things,
righteous things and he would
never be chided foi it for it would
be above criticism, you know.
10.—Because the state with all its
many, many issues and problems
will be absolutely safe in his hands.
11— Because of many personal
favors to the citizens of Cleveland
county, many of which were a pure
sacrifice on his part. He never turn
ed a deaf ear to the cry of the un
12.—Because a supreme time, a
supreme need and a supreme men
have met. The supreme opportunity
is handd o the voter:; cf Cleveland
Mr. and Mrs. John Hearns. Miss
Bryts Thompson end Mr Clifton
Erooks of Charlotte sptnt Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. John Honeycutt.
orida Storm; Big Rain
Grim Sweep of Tornado
Map shows sweep of storm from Virgin
Islands to Florida, the death toll of which may
reach 1,000. Best information is to effect that
700,000 persons are homeless, while property
damage may reach a quarter of a billion dollars
Below, photo of a street in San Juan (P. R.)
following 1906 hurrican* l
King:; Mountain Association Meets
This Year Witn Beaver Dam
Church, Oct. 8 and 9.
The Kings Mountain Baptist as
\ sociation meets this year with
I Eeaver Dam Baptist church, a tew j
! miles west of Shelby on highway |
No. 20. The dates are October 8 and ?
| 9. Rev. D. F. Putnam is the pastor
i of the church ena says elaborate '
j plans are being made by the people !
! of the community. Rev. J. L. Jenkins 1
1 of Boiling. Springs will preach the
introductory sermon while the de
liberations of this body of Baptists
representing over 10,000 members j
in the association will be presided :
over by Rev. John W. Suttle.
Delegates have been assigned to
the following homes:
Bethlehem—R. vv. McCurry.
Boiling Springs— E. D. Humphries !
Buffalo—I. F. Moore. j
Casar—C. F. Poteet.
Carpenters Grove—J. L. Blanton.
Double Springs—Schumon, Berry
Double Shoals—R. C. Doggett.
Dover—Mrs. J. \V. McGinnis.
Fallston—E. C. and J. B. Brooks.
Flint Hill—Dan Brooks.
Kings Mountain 1st—Clyde Mc
Swain. Mrs. F. A MeMurry.
Kings Mountain 2nd—W H, Hum
Lattimore—A. P Callahan.
Lawndale—J. W Wilson.
Macedonia—J. E. Wallace.
—Mt. Sinai—A. B. Humphries.
New flethel—E. H Bowen.
New Hope—J. L Karrill.
New Prospect—B. B. McSwain.
Normans Grove—Mrs. Forest Corn
North Brook—Joe Brooks.
Oak Grove—David R. McSwain. j
Patterson Grove—C. P. Wright.
Patterson Springs—Virgil Wea- j
Poplar Springs—Furman Mc
Pleasant Hill—S. N. Bowen.
Pleasant Ridge—R. E Padgett.
Pleasant Grove—J. E. Humphries. 1
Ro^s Grove M. H. Hamrick.
Sandy Plains—T P. Hamrick
Shelby 1st—A. Ii. Padgett.
Shelby 2nd—O Z Morgan.
Union- -J. G. Ellis.
Wallace Grove—F. A Cabantss.
Zion—C. A. McSwain.
Zoar—D. J. Glasco
Visitors—Mrs. J. B. Philberk. t, p
FIRST BALE COTTON
BOUGHT BY HAMRICK
The first bale cf cotton ginperi in
the county this year was purchased
by Mr. Earl Hamrick, of the Ora
Textile mill, instead of the oil mill
as was erroneously reported in The
Star. The bale was raised by Mr.
P B Pair’d: an! ginn’d by the
Hamricks at Boiling Springs.
Negro Sees Race Coming Back
In This State With Simmons Oiti
dn Fight Against Party Nominee
Welcomes Senator To -His Ranks.
Wants Colored People To
Support Him. ---
(H. E. C. Bryant in Asheville
Washington.—In the Populist-Re
publican fusion days Edgecombe
ccunty had a very clever negro In
the person of W. Lee Person, who
became a member of the legisla
ture and held other jobs. He was
very active in the Republican party.
After the great white supremacy j
campaign he came to Washington,'
and is now employed here. Hearing
that Senator Simmons had declar
ed he would not support Smith he
gave to a newspaper man this state- i
"I welcome," said he, "the acces-1
sion oi Senator Sinnnons to our I
ranks. Conversion is better late!
than never. Long years ago we were
antagonists but we never struck be
low the belt. Today I welcome him
with open arms ro the grand old '
party of God and morality. After
all of these years ci defeat and dis
aster for the black man’s party in
the South I can see us again com
ing into our own. Not. a great many
of us remain alive who can recall
the days when black men sat in the
chairs of state in the Southern cap
itals. Those days have leng been
gone, but, bless God. I can see them
returning. It is said that a house
divided against itself cannot stand,
and now' I see the white people of
the South dividing.
"I wish to use the newspapers of
North Carolina to urge my people
to get behind Senator Simmons and
support him. What is true in North
Carolina may be true in other
Southern states. Just let us get
control of the stale machinery this
time and Mr. Hoover in the White
Mouse will give us such help as will
wipe out all the laws in the South
which keep the Mark man from
moving on the same plane as the
Safcitly Mother Passes At Home Of
Her Daughter, Mrs. Sam
Weathers, Age 73.
This morning at 4 o’clock, Mrs.
Martha F. Shuford, widow of the
late William P. Shuford, passed
away at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Sam M. Weathers on West
Graham street, following an illness
of several months. Mrs. Shuford
was 73 years of age and a fine
Christian character, a proud and
devoted mother who lived to see
her children all doing well. Before
marriage she was Miss Martha F.
Her husband d:ed six years ago
and her body will be buried Thurs
day afternoon at 1 o’clock at Sha
ron Methodist church beside her
lamented husband. The funeral
services will be held at the Sharon
ghurch by Rev. T. B. Johnson, as
sisted by Rev, Beverly Wilson, a
former pastor. She was a consecrat
ed member of LaFayette Street
Methodist church and a regular at
tendant when her health would
Surviving are the following chil
dren, F. E, Shuford, of Gaffney, C.
A. Shuford of Durham, Mrs. S. M.
Weathers and Mrs C. B. Blanton
of Shelby, Margin Shuford, super
intendent of the Junior Order or
phanage at Lexington, C. R. Shu
ford of Charlotte, together with one
brother, J. L. Blanton and one sis
ter Mrs. Jas. A. Blanton of this
county. All of the children were
here today to attend the funeral
w^hite man. 1 am getting old, but
before I die I would like to again
see my race enjoying its just des
serts. Then I will say like Simeon in
the Bible: ‘Now lr.ttest thou thy
servant depart in peace/ ”
South Shelby Young Men Line Up
vor Support Democratic Ticket
Ernest Harris Heads Organisation
Of Young \ nters There.
Others To .loin.
At a meeting Tuesday night I he
young voters of South Shelby were
organized into a Democratic club by
Attorney A1 Bennett. county or
ganizer of young voters clubs.
Ernest Harris veil known South
Shelby men and a Democratic elec
tion ''fficial, was named chairman
of the organization with the fol
lowing .committee':' B E, Navey, Will
Grant, Burgwyn Hamrick. Fred
Turner, Cliff Gibson, L. V. Anthony,
Ed Morehead. G. L Lovelace, Eddie
Jones, Rex Hicham, Charles Blan
ton, Meek Irvin. Ernest Carter, R.
L. Newton and Chas. Bradley.
Members of the club expect to add
numerous new members during this
week and the period prior to the
Death Toll May Exceed 400. Palm
Beaches Worst Hit. Caro
The hurricane, which swept Porto
Rico with ruin, and moved on across
Florida Monday r.ight and yester
day may have claimed around 400
lives in Florida when the death list
is finally totalled. Late yesterday
the hurricane weakening in Its
fury swept up the Atlantic coast
across the Carolinas and the South
Atlantic states were swept with
rain and wind.
West Palm Beach, Fla., Sept. 18.—
Howard W. Selby, chairman ol the
Palm Beach Red Cross committee,
tonight estimated that the death
list from Sunday’s hurricane will
reach 400 in Palm Beach county.
Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 18 —
With a death list of 149 already re
ported from the siorni stricken area
of southern Florida fears were ex
pressed today that it may reach
The list of injured, said Howard
Selby, chairman of the Palm Beach
Red Cross, may crow to 1,000.
At the same time the estimates
of property damage mounted. Selby
was quoted as fixing it as $25,000,
000 alone in Palm Beach county and
Senator Joe T. Robinson said it was
being estimated at between $75,
000,000 and $100,000,000 in the af
fected area. '
The Democratic vice presidential
nominee made this statement on
arriving in Jacksonville after a trip
through the storm ravaged terri
From the southeast, southern ao4
immediate territory bordering Lafeg
Okeechobee came reports of death,
suffering and stress resulting from
the West Indian hurricane which
last Sunday came out of the At
lantic and hurled itself on that
Scenes of Destruction.
West Palm Beach, Fla., Sept. 18.
-A blanket of wreckage has been
tossed by nature in ruthless fash
ion over what only three days ago
was one of the picturesque play
grounds of the nation.
This city and Palm Beach, across
an inlet from here, are strewn
from end to end with debris. The
approach of either now is through a
Charlotte, Sept. 19.—The Caro
llnas last night were in the grip of
’ the hurricane that turned aside
> after penetrating Florida, causing
many deaths, but apparently had
escaped anything worse than a wet
ting and some property damage.
Coming over Cnarleston, S. C,
yesterday morning, the storm had
passed on up the coast.- spreading
inland and tearing down telegraph
and telephone wires.
Winds that reached a velocity of
from 40 to 50 n iles an hour and
whipped up heavy seas along the
coast were accompanied by torren
tial rains. Charleston up to last
night had a rainfall of eight incaes
or more; Wilmington reported 4 54
inches of rain in 20 hours and
points inland reported correspond
ingly heavy downpours with winds
ranging from 20 tu 35 miles an hour.
From Charleston to Savannah.
Ga„ the coast line was cut off f-om
communication v ith the outside
world, the Western Union Telegraph
company office here was able to
work intermittently with Charles
ton and a dispatch from the As
sociated Press correspondent at that
place said that seme damage had
been done to small boats and pie s
and that trees had been uprooted.
High tides with brisk winds were
reported from Wilmington and New
Bern on the North Carolina coast.
Some damage was done by a gale
early yesterday at Wrightsville
Beach. The barometer at Wilming
ton stood at 29.39 at 2 o'clock this
afternoon and was stationary.
Columbia was cut off from ccm
! munication by a stoim that was
| reported to have struck between
j Columbia and Newberry. Florence
■ and Charleston. S. C.. still were cut
i off last night.
, OLIVE GROVE TO
HAVE CHILDREN’S DAV
There will be a children's Day at
| Olive Crove church GepL 23, be
i gmnng at 10 o'clock.