VOL. XXXV, No. 11 r,
THE CLEVELAND STAR
SHELBY. N. C.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 1928. Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons Bymail- peryear (inadvanse) C25«
y nuwuwna Carrier, per year (in advance) *3 0*
Today's North Carolina Weather
He port: Generally fair tonight and
Saturday. Not much change in
Mr. John F. Schenck, jr.. aider
man under two city administra
tions in Shelby, was the speaker at
the Rotary luncheon today. His
talk centered about city government
generally but more particularly in
During the talk he advocated a
new system of electing aldermen so
that ail times there would be one
or more experienced men on the
Well Known Farmer Of Fa I
Passes At Cherlotte !Io. ital.
Funeral At New Hope.
Mr. Lance Hopper, well known
farmer of Earl, died Wednesday if:
ernoon at 2 o'clock in a Charlotte
hospital where vie was undergoing
treatment for a stomach trouble.
Mr. Hopper was 62 years and ele
ven months old.
The funeral was conducted Fri
day morning at Now Hope Baptist
church. Earl, by tiic pastor. Rev. J
L. Jenkins, assisted bv Rev. John
W. Buttle and a large crowd at
tended to pay a tribute of respect
to hts memory Mr Hopper was a
kind hearted, conscientious cittern,,
loyal to his church and community,
a loving father and husband. A
number of years ago he fell from
the porch of his home which he was
building and sustained a brok-n
leg, which had *o be amputated.
In spite of this handicap he re
mained cheerful and hopeful.
Mr. Hopper was the son of Smith
Hopper and was born and reared
near the state line. He was married
to Miss Ollie Wilson who survives,
with three children Mrs. Bynum
Mauney. Mrs. Austin Bettis and
The livestock exhibit at the
Cleveland county fair this wee!;
measures up better than was ex
pected and officials declare it to be
300 per cent better than last yea",
proving that the fair slogan '‘fifth
and finest" is applicable in every
way to the fair this year. The judges
are well pleased with the variety
and the high type of livestock.
This has been one of the growin ;
departments of the fair. Two years
ago more stall space had to be pro
vided to care for the entries. This
year the added stall space was in
sufficient to properly house the
J. C. Ellis of Lenoir won first for
the best bull and R L. Shuford Of
Newton for the best herd. Thic
were many exhibits from outside
the county. showing the interest
that the fair is enlisting from dis
Wednesday and Wednesday night
were merry hours for numerous
people in Shelby and at the county
fair, but it was a little too merry
During the day Wednesday and
the early hours Wednesday night
city and county officers "canned'
exactly 16 people in the county jail.
Fourteen of the total were a little
too boisterous at the fairgrounds,
and a dozen of the 14 became so.
during the Wednesday night rev
"We want the people who attend
the fair to have the time of their
lives," county offltjss patrolling the
grounds stated, "but they must
keep within the bounds of the law
City Sells $100,000
Worth of 6% Notes
Anticipating A Bond Issue Of lake
Amount Later When Bond
Market Is Better,
Tiie ctiy of Shelby has sold $100,
000 worth of short term notes to
the Commercial National bank of
High r*oint, j>aid notes to bear an
interest rate of six per cent. This
loan was negotiated in anticipation
of a bond issue which na.s already
been authorized but has been he' i
up. pending an improvment in t; ■
bond market when the bonds can
be sold to a better advantage. The !
money arising from the sale of the
notes will be used. $70,000 to pay tor,
f ewer extensions end- the b’ri'hr/
of a septic tank, Mb,093,fh? j
sion and improvements Iii the etc:
trie light depar'ri'nt.
City officials cent'tler f'r's i
good saie in view of the tijUtn: ,s o, ■
t-Ht» rr»onps *
Wednesday Saw I.argest Second
Day Crowd In Fair History.
Good Crowd Thursday.
With new hundreds continu
ing to pile through the Cleve
land county fair gates Wed
nesday and Thursday fair offi
cials are of the opinion that the
j "Fifth and linest fair,” which
closes Saturday night, will also
go down in history as the great
c‘ t fair yet staged in the coun
A. E. Cline, fair president, stated
this morning that the Wednesday
crowd was the largest second-day
crowd yet to see the faiir, Thurs
day another mammoth throng
swarmed about the exhibit halts
and midway and Thursday night
tiie gayety perhaps reached its
highest peak. However, Mr. Cline
was of the opinion that there have
been better third-day crowds than
Big Day Saturday.
Indications this morning were
that tiie fair grounds would be
thronged again today and this
evening, and officials expect the
second largest crowd on the final
day Saturday. Since school chil
dren were admitted free Tuesday,
and over 15,000 came, it is not
likely that Saturday's crowd will
outnumber that of Tuesday but in
actual paid admissions Saturday
will be the big day of the fair.
Hundreds who attended Tuesday
have been back at home working
during the week but in all probab
ility will be out again tomorrow foi
the last big day and night.
LOCAL PEOPLE TO
HEAR GOV. SMITH
‘'Brown Derby Boys” May nave
Space Together. Many Plan
When Gqv. Alfred E. Smith.
Democratic nominee for president,
speaks in Rafeigh during the cam
paign he may see, seated down in
the auditorium in front of him, a
brown-derbied delegation from
Shelby and Cleveland county.
State Chairman O. M. Mull has
announced that a block of tickets for
the speech will be sent to each
county in order that people from all
sections of the state may hear him.
Following this report there was a
movement here to secure as many
tickets as possible for this county
and numerous Smith supporters be
gan planning a delegation of brown
derbied wearers to go down for the
Pony Races Feature
Matthew Simmons, Fields Young,
Anri (’has. Roberts Come Out
Winners In Three Classes
Pcny races featured the tra"t
events at the Cleveland county fair
cn Wednesday when sixteen young
sters who own ponies, entered their
steeds for honors.
The sixteen ponies were graded as
to size and Mathew Simmons won
first place in the 48 inch class.
Fields Young jr„ in the 52 inn
class and Chas. Roberts in the 56
inc hclass. With thousands of ad
miring friends in the grandstand,
the youthful riders were cheered
lustily as they made the half mile
tract on their Shetlands.
The boys finished as follows:
Ponies under 48. incites: . Mat-hew
Simmons, first; Robert Harrelson,
second, Jno. Albert Blanton, third;
James Washburn, fourth; Carlo,s
Young, fifth; Eugene Beam, sixth:
Billy Allen, seventh.
renies under 52 inches: Fields
Young Jr., first; Zcb Cline, jr. sec
end. Hugh Lee Irvin, third; D. H
Cline, jr., fourth; James Washburn,
sixth: Carlyle Sturm ey. sixth.
Ponies under 56 inches: Chas '
Roberts, first: James Allen, scoonc.; '•
Weldon Morris, thira.
Mr. rnd Mrs C. M, Denis nre re
reiving the congratulations oi
friends jpnn -he arrival of tiler ‘
first uorn, a darp,bf"r, Td: a Prno':;
Mr, Dehn-i; i- prerertpticn cicrk, a* j
E.ephcnscn s druc store.
Tl’e .'Tv. y eohr-'e f-'ot-rvl
tc::n n • :d Ulrcuph : i-t;
v i'eie they j.’.iy Lenoir iJi.. ne ci'i
Stork Wins Race With Plane
When Young Kaufman, son ot president ot Chatham and
i’henix National Bank of New York City, was notified that his
wife, the former Patricia Mallinson, was expecting visit from
the stork at Marquette, Mich., he immediately dashed to Curtis
Field. L, i„ and hopped off for the West. But the funny old
bird was there ahead of him despite the speed of his craft.
Red Cross Gifts
Donations To Florida Relief Here
Still Far Short Of
Shelby and section as yet have
not met their quota for Red Cross
relief work in storm-stricken Flor
ida. In fact, contributions to date
do not total one-half of the $350
asked of this section.
A late list of contributors, ns
given The Star today by Treasurer
D. Z. Newton, follows:
Previously acknowledged .. $127.24
W. J. Arey ....$5.00
Cash . ...*_$5 00
J. R. Dover.... $10.00
Dr. E. A. Houser ........._$5.00
Miss Katie Mae Toms_ $5 00
Mrs. Daisy Price DeBerry_$5.00
Cash ..... $1.00
Total . .....__,...$163.21
At Fair Saturday
Ernest Harris Will Take On Daw
son Before Racetrack Grand
stand Saturday Night.
Fair visitors Saturday night will
have the opportunity of witnessing
one new attraction—a wrestling
match between Ernest Harris, of
South Shelby, and Bill Dawson.
The match between the tw-o light
heavyweights will be catch-as-catch
can, two best in three falls. Daw
son will weigh in at 173 pounds and
Harris at 170 pounds. The match
will be staged on the free-act stage
just in front of the grandstand.
Circle To Meet.
The Mary Lee Hudson circle will
meet Monday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock with Mrs. J. O. Lutz.
“Hit The Cat,
Boys, Not Me”
“Come on up, boys, and take
a throw at the cats. They’re
easy to hit, fellows. Come on
and take a fling,” was the
ballyhoo with which Mrs.
Frank Burgen, proprietor of a
cat booth at the Cleveland
county fair, greeted the peo
ple thronging the midway
early Thursday night.
In a solid stream the boys
did march on up and toss
balls at the cat, but in the
course of the night one young
fellow’s eyesight failed mo
mentarily and instead of hit
ting the cat, he hit Mrs. Bur
gen on the jaw.
A short time later the j
booth proprietor was a pat- i
ient at the Shelby hospital—
suffering with a broken jaw
Yeung Girl Dies
In Ella Village
Miss. Cordell Tucker, seventeen
I year old daughter of Mrs. Tex*e
Tucker, died at her home at the
Ella mill this morning at seven
The young girl, favorite of main
friends, had been ill for some time,
suffering from a protracted illness,
Funeral services’ will be held at
the home Saturday morning a:
Mr. D. D, Wilkins has returned
from Asheville where he attended
the N. C. policemen's convention.
Guy McKinney Thought To 'lave
r tifferci Fractured Skull
Guy M -Kinney, steel worker
engaged in th° construction of
the Central hotel oy the Joe W.
Stout Construct "on Co., fell a
distance of aoo.it 13 feet this
morning on a pi e of ste»l and
the .;ise of his skuil is thought
to i;c fractured.
I.' ' iniy-y,’ y ‘ v ' J '.I’D in 'D
un Cmoious cctjci.-' u rito-rd'to
the hospital in ;:n rmNjV'.ire vfS-tc
at not;:; today lie was reported to
bp rest !n;ag centcior ness, but • lutd
not been a Mg to go to X-ray room
determine the extent of his injury
McKinney was one of several
Workmen, engaged in setting some
steel fioor joists on the second
floor of the Central hotel building
when by some means he lost him
balance and fell to the main floor
on a pile of s'eel joists. He struck
on his head and was picked up
bleeding at the ears.
Hospital authorities will make a
more complete examination later in
the day to determine the extent ot
his in jury which if quite seriou .
Mr McKinney is said to he the
sen of Alvin McKinney of E!’<-n
boro. After tire accident his father
was notified end members of his
immediate iamily hurried lieie to be
i Chairman Odus Mull Complains Of
Interference In Radio.
Are Gov. A1 Smith’s speeches
by radio being interfered with
in some manner? That question
was widely discussed here yes
! terday by radio listeners who
declared that on Wednesday
night the radio program was
coming in fine until the pro
gram reached the Smith speech.
From that point on it was most
ly a jumble that could not be
understood they claimed.
The talk of interference with the
speech here in a manner reiterates
j the statement made in Raleigh ear
lier in the week by State Chairman
1 Odus Mull. The Raleigh dispatch
: quoting Mr. Mull follows:
"O. M. Mull, chairman of the
! State Democratic executive com
I mittee, in a statement issued here.
| said he had received complaints
that the speech of Governor Smitn
j at Helena, Mont., Monday night
I could not be heard because of in
"I was inclined to think for a
time that the charges made out in
California that the Helena address
of Governor Smith could not be
heard because of governmental in
terference was political, but I have
leceived information here in Ra
leigh which seems to bear out the
charges,” the chairman declared.
Other Programs Clear.
“Programs coming in over certain
stations, notably WOR at Newark,
N. J., just before Governor Smith
began his address, were “clear as a
beil," Mr. Mull said. Governor
Smith's address, he added, came in
so badly that listeners could not
hear enough to get a connected sen
tence at any time during the speak
*'I am making no charges,” Mr.
Mull said, “but these reports seem
to add to the evidence that those
in charge were not willing for the
country to hear Governor Smitn’s
arraignment of the Republicans for
the corruption practiced during the
past eight years.
“They are well aware of the ef
fectiveness of Governor Smith’s
i radio speeches and know of the
j convincing arguments he uses. They
| also know of the reports that he is
j making ready converts to his ban
ner among those wTho hear him even
“It is possible that something was
done to prevent the people of the
country from hearing him, although
I can hardly conceive of such a
method of muzzling a speaker, even
Fans Here Elated Over Oak Ridge
Game October 27. Tomorrow
The Boiling Springs college foot
ball eleven will undergo its first
real test as a college grid outfit to
morrow when the Baptist collegians
play Rutherford college at Ruther
The outcome will offer an idea to
fans as to how Coach Hammett's
eleven witi stack up against other
college and prep school elevens tc
be met during the year.
Football fans of Shelby and sur
rounding section are elated over
the Oak Ridge-Boiling Springs
game here on October 27. Oa*c
Ridge always has one of the best
prep school teams in the south and
if Boiling Springs makes a good im
pression in that game, local farts
sea the time coming when Shelby
will be the scene of numerous big
grid battles with the Baptist eleven
meeting their strongest opponents
Several Shelby fans will likely
make the trip to Rutherfordton Sat
urday since there is much local in
terest in the eleven because the
college is located nearby and also
because three members of the Boil
ing Springs line. Capt. Buck Coble.
Howard Moore and Cleve Cline,
were former outstanding stars at
Peyton McSwain To
Speak In S. Shelby
Capt. Peyton McSwain, district
presidential elector will speak Tues
day night in South Shelby, in the
school house, according to an a:i
nouncMucnt made today by B. T.
Falls. Dempcftstir: county chairman.
Mr. McSwain has been ery actr ?
in the campaign tor the : tat”, coun
ty r.nd national tickets and will no
doubt be heard toy a large cfo.,d
The hou. is 7:30 OiJock and lad.
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To Run Hotel
A. D. BRABBLE.
A. D. Brabble Leases
Central Hotel Here
Former Operator Of Central Will
Run New Central When It
Is Finished Here.
A. D. (Dick) Brabble, former op
erator of tne Central hotel here
wheat it wa.. destroyed in fire in
February, has secured a lease from
the Blanton estate coi the new Cen
tral. The New central is now being
rebuilt and will nave 66 rooms, all
with baths. The .adding is fire
proof and will have the lobby and
dining room on West Warren
street facing the Gilmer department
Mr. Brabble is living Charlotte
now where he is ating the
Selwyn hotel but w operate the
Selwyn and Cent. jointly. Work
is moving right along with the New
Central but it Will be several
months yet before it is completed
and ready for occupancy.
Sergeant In Spanish American War
Dies At Parental Home—Fu
Sergeant J. Clint Alexander who
served in the Spanish American war
under Capt. J. T. Gardner in old
company G with Hugh Logan as
first sergeant, died Thursday after
noon at 2:45 o'clock at the home of
his parents on West Marlon street,
following an illness of several years.
Mr. Alexander had lived in Texas
for the past twenty-five years where
he was a contract painter. There
his health was bad and he sought
treatment in the best hospitals of
the west. The early part of this
year, he came to his native home
and has been under the care of his
sisters, one of whom is a nurse.
; Here he received every care and at
\ tention in his last days.
Sergt. Alexander was the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Pink Alexander, one
of the pioneer families of Shelby,
i his father being the first child bom
in the newly formed town. He was
52 years of age last October and
unmarried. He was a conscientious
fellow with many fine qualities that
endeared him to all who knew him.1
Mr. Alexander will be buried Sat
urday in Sunset cemetery, the fu
neral to be conducted from the
Alexander home at 2:30 o'clock Sat
urday afternoon by Rev. H. K.
Boyer. Rev. Zeno Wall and Rev. C
F. Sherrill. He^was a member of a
Baptist church' at Orange. Texas,
where he lived for many years.
Surviving are four sisters. Misses
Edwina, Flora, Pattie and Nora
Belle, and three brothers, Wriston,
of Omaha, Will of Rutherford coun
ty, Uptcn of Baltimore, Md.
Will Open Soon
Shelby is to rejoice in a new a.ri
exclusive shoe shop, one of the well'
known Cinderella chain. The shop, j
in the row bank building <the for
mer location of the Shelby Building
and Loan association), is now being j
rapidly made read# for the open
Cinderella shops are well knonn
in this section of North Carolina.
This particular ■ shop is a branch
from Gastonia. The manager an
nounces he will carry the well
known Cinderella stock. The open
ing is expected to occur in a lev '
Meet On Tonight
Cleveland lodge 202 A F and A j
M trill meet in regular mont >'v
comthV Meet ion tonight at the Jli
Active In County
Youth And Girl
Fined Here For
Had Been Staying At Local Hotel
As Man And Wife. Caught
“Mr. and Mrs. Rich,” a young
couple so registered at a local hotel,
were rich in name only when they
were unable to pay a $50 fine each
imposed by Judge Mull in county
The young man and woman were
convicted of living together at the
hotel for several days as man and
wife, when, in fact, they were not.
In court “Mr. Rich” gave hisaiame
as R. M. Rice and his home at Dur
ham. “Mrs. Rich,” an attractively
dressed and fairly good-looking
young blende, gave her name as
Loyce Moore with no home address
The story related by the young
couple proved somewhat entertain
ing to the court. The young man
declared that when he “struck
Shelby” this week every room at the
hotel where he stopped was filled
and that his blonde companion
came in about the same time. The
dilmena was solved, he said, by the
two deciding to register together so
that they might get the lone re
So far, so god. But Thursday night
Police Chief Richards was doing a
little scouting in civilian clothes,
which is to say that lie left his
baided uniform and chief ’s badge at
home. Somehow the youthful “Mr.
and Mrs. Rich” did not have all the
appearances to the chief of inno
cent young honeymooners. There
fore the arrest. Then the fine,
which hasn't been paid, but may be
Race Winners At
Fair On Wednesday
Winners in Wednesday's races at
the county fairgrounds follows:
1st. Peter Wallace: Driver Fitbian;
2nd. Red Gauntlet; Driver Piepei.
3rd. Tommy Axworthy; Driver
Time of the mile 2:12U.
1st. Johnnie Frisco; Driver E.
2nd. Nellie Armstrong; Driver
3rd. Wcnderful; Driver Stout.
Time of the mile 2:12'i.
Results of Thursday’s racing
Free Fcr All Pace.
1st. The Creed, Driver Walker.
2nd. Hollyrod Josephine, Driver
3rd. Silver Pointer, Driver Hat
This was decidedly the fastest
race on the local track, being with
in a second of the track record.
Hollyrod Josephine wen first heat
by a few inches, while The Creed
barely nosed out winner in the sec
ond two heats.
1st. Gaston Gunter, Driver Hat
2nd. Lindy Tramp, Driver Wood.
3rd. John Volo, Driver Scott,
1st. Crystal Boy, Driver Smith.
2nd. May Queen, Driver Tate.
3rd. Broden Boy, Driver Wallace.
O’Possums May Be
Hunted Next Week
The “tater and possum gravy'’
menu will be the choice dish of
Cleveland county next week.
The o'possum hunting season
comes in on Monday, October 1, it
is announced by Mike H. Austell,
county game warden. That ’possum
hunting is a favorite sport in the
county is shown by the fact that
hunting license are being sold in
larger numbers in recent days.
Mrs. Ryburn Organizing Feminine
Vote Meets Loyal
"The outlook for the general suc
cess of the Democratic ticket in
this county improved more during
the past week than in any other
similar period of time,” declared
Judge B. T. Falls, county chairman
"The work of Mrs. Ryburn in or
ganizing the Democratic women and
the speech of Dr. Delia Dixon Car
roll, Tom Dixon’s daughter, for Al
fred E. Smith have had a remark
able effect already."
Works In Shelby.
So far the organization work of
Mrs. Ryburn, well known Presby
terian churchwonoan, has been con
fined to Shelby, but next week the
women of the county will be or
ganized into Democratic clubs. Wo
men approaching 500 in number
have joined local Democratic clues
in Shelby and the county chairman
is of the opinion that more women
will vote the entire Democratic
ticket here this fall than ever be
The whispering campaign against
Smith arid other candidates has had
its effects in addition to Dr. Car
roll's speech, in the opinion of
Judge Falls, who declares that the
women are strong against such tac
tics and if they were not for Smith
to begin with are being driven to
him because of the methods used in
The list of women tendering tht:r
loyal support to Mrs. Ryburn in her
work includes some of the best
known church and social leaders in
Entire County Better.
Judge Palls states that insofar as
the county and state tickets wuie
concerned that he has never ielt
the least worried about a decrease in
the Democratic, majority and he
expects the county to give its sen, O.
Max Gardner, one of the most solid
votes ever cast. However, any num
ber of Democrats, he says, had been
misled early in the campaign by Re
publican propaganda, but now that
they are hearing the other side and
the real truth about A1 Smith and
his remarkable record, his honesty
and his openess, he states that
voters are being added to the Smith
banner daily in every section of the
Since Democratic campaigners
have been speaking in every section
of the county giving the actual facts
about Smith in rebuttal to the
whispering campaign that has been
waged against him there has been
a decided change in sentiment, and
Chairman Falls is not adverse io
prophesying at the present time
that Smith will carry the county—
“no doubt about it." The thorough
campaign of the county wiil be
maintained during the week. Yes
terday Democratic leaders met Here
and mapped out the speaking pro
gram for the county for next week.
One of the highlights of the pro
gram is that Congressman Eulwtn
kle, a favorite in the county, will
speak in Cleveland three times. His
first speech is cooked for South
Shelby, the second at Lawndale,
and the third tomorrow night week
at a meeting of fox hunters at Polk
Highs In Belmont
For Contest Today
The Shelby highs are playing
Belmont Abbey in the first game of
the year at Belmont this afternoon.
Before departing for the prep
school Coach Casey Morris was as
pessimistic as usual about the out
look, which is to say that he was
almost as gloomy as Monk Young
er, Davidson coach, or Gus Tebell,
State college mentor.
"May get beat four or five touch
downs. Can't ever tell,” Morris said.
But the Shelby coach in using his
favorite phrase, “can't tell,” alwajs
has a twinkle in his eye that makes
his hearer wonder how much of his
mysterious statement is to be taken
100 percent, and if taken so, what .1
Two Shelby Youths Hitch-Hike
To New Mexico And Back
The latest claimants for the hitch
hiking championship among the
youth of Shelby are Warner Stamey
and Albert White. 17-year-old boys
v ho lire an the Fallston road.
This week they returned to their
home- here after hitch-hiking to
New Mexico and back, a distance
of 4.000 miles They were on the
road 17 days. Dot made the return
‘ **i*3 '*vr'r*tlv. fTf ''V)
sent from home 27 days as 10 days
were spent In Oklahoma wheat
fields and on New Mexico ranches
The entire trip cost the two youths
only about $25 each and that de
spite the fact that they visited in
"Rides were not hard to pick up,
and we rode most of the way. Thai *
why it didn't cast us so very much '
the young sight-:,ecra stated on
their return home.