nCi UBER 1, 1928 Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons mail, per year (in advance) C2.5C
Carrier, per year (in advance) $3 0
Fair And Warmer.
Today's North t arolina Weather
Report: Fair tonight. Tuesday lair
and warmer in the Interior followed
by showers in extreme west portion
in afternoon or at night.
The world’s baseball series opens
Tuesday afternoon in New York
j city with the New York Yankees,
American league vic tors, faring the
St. Louis Cardinals, National lea
gue champions. Hundreds here will
listen in on the radio reports. Wed
nesday’s Star will carry the line-ups
cf the two teams, photos and other
information about the series.
Widow Of Late Phillip Wilson And
One Of County’s Most Genteel
And Beloved Women.
Mrs. Jane Wilson, widow of the
late Phillip D Wilson wrs burtcvl
Friday afternoon at E.izafc ;th Bap
tist churh where she was a mem
ber for many vr ars Mrs. Wil. on
died Thursday at her home two
1 miles east of Sheib>. ju t on ttie
outskirts of th*’ tern where she
had lived since her marriage and
witnessed the growth of Shelby
from a mere hamlet to a prosper
ous and bounding city of 10,000 peo
"Aunt Jane" as she vraa familiar
ly known, was on. of th ’ county’s
most beloved women, a cu.tured, be
loved saint, a devoted w.fe and
mother and active in church and
, civic affairs in her . o...' rr da..
'-'he W'ilson home \ . an "open
house” where young ami old en
jeved visiting, she lcved young peo
ple and always feund pleasure m
entering into their joys. She was
tne o. the best read wcirm of the
county and highly refined in her
A few years ego she suffered a
s roke of paralysis from which i-h?
never fully reovered and the end
, < e peacefully Thursday at th ir
i t. wainy home-.where she'.-had
i : 1 with her son. VVH, .1.
V re funeral was t . : ' at Eh
: b'th by Revs. H. n. w.ud op, v.j.v
i at or, assisted by Rev. w. Q. C..mp.
a termer prstor. A Hryc crowd at
tended the funeral to pay a tribute
cf lespect to this noble woman.
It rs. W-ken was the mother cf
ts child: ... bit e!1 ha,a gone ok
t o. Max Wi.. on and Robert WUson,
i o substar. d. 1 f., ruicrs of die
Gold Captain Of
Al! W shni 3rd And Back To Lead
H Was Also, Captain In
T'ilton (Milky) Gold, last year
r'l-wesvctii end and Byrds pick for
the second all-Carolina eleven, has
been named by his teammates as
capiain of the 1928 Shelby hign
football eleven. Rooster Bridges,
veteran halfback and passer, is il
Gold, playing at fullback led the
team into its first game and first
victory over the Belmont Abbey
prep eleven Friday. On Friday of
this week the highs play th ,*ir
first high school encounter wiui
Wayncsville at Waynesville.
The new football captain go >s
down in the records as one of th°
few Shelby high athletes to cap
tain two teams as last spring lie
was captain of the Shelby highs
baseball team, performing at shore
stop. He is also a letterman in bas
ketball and naturally stands a
chance of being a three-team cap
tain this winter.
Have Fight At Game
Played In Gastonia
Gastonia.—Gastonia and Kings
Mountain highs battled to a 0-0
tie Friday afternoon here in the
second game of the season. Kings
Mountain outplayed the locals in
the first half, while Gastonia nad
the odds in the second half.
The game was marred in the
closing minutes by a fisticuff be
tween Referee Sims and Coach
Christsnberry of Kings Mountain.
Both teams were drawn into the
mele and policemen were forced
to restore order and clear the field
of scores from the stands who rush
ed into the stadium.
Mr. Jonas To Speak
At Kings Mountain
Hon. Chas. A. Jonas, Republican
national committeeman from North
Carolina and a Republican nominee
against Hon. A. L. Bulwinkle of this
district, has been booked to deliver
an address at Kings Mountain in
the school house Wednesday even
! ing of this week, beginning at 7:30
o’clock, according to H. Clay COx.
county Republican otiairman. Mr.
i Jonas is making a vigorous cam
paign in the state in behalf of him
self and the naticnal ticket. Mr
Cox expects a large crowd to hear
him at Kings Mountain Wednes
Estimates 100*000 People Sa w County Fair Here
| Bulwinkle To Speak
in County 3 Times;
Other Speeches On
War "Vet Congressman At South
Shelby. I.avndale And I’olk
vilie. Seven Others.
Cleveland county will be swept
again this wee’: with cmcther bar
rage of Democratic oratory.
Leading lfi other orators into the
fray will be Congressman A. L. Bul
! winkle, the World War veteran who
| represents this' district in congress.
Major Balt,'inkle always a fr.vor
j ite in Cleveland 'will speak at three
1 points—On Thursday night at 8
o'clock he appears in the South
! Shelby school building; Friday night
j at the Lawn-dale:theatre and Satur
day night, nt the Polkville consol
idated school building.'
Other spet ,hes booked for the
; week by County Democratic Chan
man B. T. Falls follow;
Lattimore school house, Saturday.
Cot. 6. at 7:30 o clock, by D. Z.
' Newton, and S. G. Chappell.
Moores boro school house, Thurs
i day, Oct. 4, at 7:30 o'clock, by W.
S: Beam. Chas A. Burrus and Irv n
Beaver Dam school house, Satur
day. Oct. 6. at 7:30 o'clock, by Pey
r ten McSwain and A. It Bennett.
Ft.listen school house. Saturday,
i Oct. 6, at 7:30 o’clock by W. J
; Cash. B T. Falls and A. E. Cline.
1 v/sep school house. Saturday, och
6. at 7:38 o'clock by W. S Beam,
M s. I ary ■ Lo.t Yr: borough, and A
• I Nev.cn.
Earl school hbuva, Saturday, Oct.
6. at 7:30 o'clock, by A. M. Hamrick.
H. B. Edwards and J. C. Newton.
Grover school house, Saturday,
Oct. 6. at 7:30 o'clock by J. P. MuU,
Maurice Ft. Weathers and IF. A.
The public generally is invited to
I attend these meetings, Ladies are
specially invited and urged to at
Four Months Here
j Local Business Man And Fallston
Teacher Were Married
Introducing Mr, C. N. Ferree,
sometime head of Gilmers gentle
men's furnishing department, and
Miss Ruth Terah Pinkie ton, daugh
ter of Mr. arid Mrs. R„ L. Pinkle
ton. of Grover, and—
It's the story of a little romantic
drama, with Cupid in the lead.
It all happened last May the 27;
These young people, carrying Cupid
along in the rumble seat, went to
Gaflney to the Limestone com
mencement, Miss Pinkleton was an
alumnus of the South Carolina col
lege, With an A. B. after her name.
, They went to the commencement
—arid it was there the real com
mencement began. They decided
right off the bat to commence life
in earnest—together. Which is by
way of saying they got married.
On the way home in the moon
light they tied a handkerchief over
Cupid’s mouth, swore each other to
secrecy—adding romance to ro
mance, so to speak.
It is understood only one man in
Shelby knew about the adventure.
1 Get it. it was a man who kept the
secret, none other than Horace
Kennedy, attorney, who makes it
his business to keep his own coun
sel. He is a pal of the groom, and
candidate for county judge.
The secret filtered out Friday
when Ferree came to the Star of
fice "to see about some engraved
announcements.” When a young
man comes to “see about engraved
announcements' it is time to look
into the matter.
Mrs. Ferree taught at Fallston last
year, and is back in the class room
there this year. The happy coup’e
will make their home in Shelby
To Play Gaffney!
The Boiling Springs college ele
ven. smarting somewhat by th-.r
defeat at the hands of Rutherford
college last week, will go down to
Gaffney Friday hoping to secure a
measure of revenge with the strong
Has A Daughter
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. W Hicks
on Sunday, September 30, a dainty
daughter. Elsie May.
To Sneak Here
MAJOR A. I.. BULWINKLE
Goes Into Southern Virginia For
Democratic Party. North
Hon. Clyde R Hoey left Shelby
yesterday afternoon for V.r ;inia
where he goes to campaign for the
Democratic party a: the request of
Governor Harry Byrd and of the
National Democ retie cptnrnitr.ee.
Vvhiie .v -- f.' V:. v vviii maae
1.1 speeches for the Democratic
nominee-, .ui ,j vuif-.be
delivered over Sort hern Virginia and
at the following points: Martinsville.
Salem. Danville, Chase City, and
Crowds To Hear Him.
Gov. Byrd informed Mr. Hoey late
last week that Virginia was very
anxious to hear him. after reading
the Hoey speech, and the Sheiby
man was assured by the Virginia
governor, who is a brother of Com
mander Dick Byrd, now on a trip tc
the South Pole, that big crowds
would hear him at each of the five
The Shelby speaker, who is being
referred to as the “new Henry Grady
of the South," will return to North
Carolina during the latter part ol
the week for addresses in this state.
Back in Shelby Saturday after
making three speeches in other sec
tions of the state during the week,
Mr. Hoey declared: “The outlook
for a big Democratic victory in
North Carolina is rapidly getting
“I can see much change," he said,
"in the crowds now- from what they
were when I first started campaign
ing. The work of all the campaign
ers is having Its effect and now
that the Democratic organization
has got down to work the situation
At all three points where Mr Hoey
spoke last week crowds had to be
turned away and at one point an
other and larger building had to be
Kaolin Company Is
To Start Operation
Plans are working right along
leading to the operating Of the Kao
lin mine at the Will Weathers place
in No. 8 township, the property hav
ing recently been purchased by the
National Kaolin company. During
the past week a well has been sunk
112 feet which yielding twenty
five gallons of water, per minute.
Timbei on a twenty-five acre tract
of land belonging to the company
has been sold to C G. Melton and
Bam Cook who will begin sawing at
Contract was let Saturday to lo
cal electricians for the building oi
a power transmission line from ih *
Double Springs Baptist church to
the mine a dis ance oi approxi
mately two miles.
County G. O. I’. Chairman Sits
Steady to Beat Vs Democrats
H. Clay Cox. chairman of the Re
publican party in Cleveland county,
is using his head in the present
campaign—which K to say that he
is following the policy of sitting
steady in the boat as an onlooker
while Democrats tear at each oth
"What is the use of our getting
aroused when the Democrats are
tearing into each other in a man
ner that will do more, harm to their
party than we could do?" the G. Q
P. leader declared in a conversa
No G. O. P. Speakers.
In upholding his policy of per
mitting the Democrats to do their
own throat-cutting Cox indicated
that no Republican speakers will
likely shell the woods hereabouts,
at least not until the closing weeks
of the campaign.
“Why. you know if some of the
disgruntled Democrats heard a Re
publican speaker flay their pariv
here in the . county they might get
peeved all over again and jump back
on the old band-wagon,’’ he said.
Which is good logic.
The idea of the Republican chair
man was taken to mean that so
called Hoover Democrats are still
Democratic enough that they
couldn’t stand to hear a Republican
campaigner say things about Wood
row Wilson's party—such a stunt,
as Cox indicates lie sees it. might
make them so mad that they would
forget all about A1 Smith and vote
the ticket straight.
Therefore few Republicans speak
ers in rod about Shelby, if any.
’ Yes I'm telling the boys to sit
steady and .let the Democrats scrap
ping with themselves make voces
for Herbert,” he said.
Judge B. T. Falls, Democratic
chairman, doesn’t agree entirely
with Mr. Cox, that is, if he agrees
with any part of the logic.,
"Cleveland county Democrats are
not scrapping with each other,” Mr.
"As far as the county and state
ticket is concerned we haven’t had
any trouble at all and this fall we
will increase our majority. Early
in the campaign there was some dis
sension over the national ticket
no great amount—but since our cit
izens, and especially the women, are
hearing the other side to A1 Smith
that situation has cleared up con
siderably and continues to clear.
With our women organizing and
spreading the real story of the hon
est Smith- and his great humani
tarian acts as an official Cleveland
county will give the Democratic
president a good majority.”
And it's only a month from to
morrow until Tuesday, November (•
Junior College Loses First College
Game To Junior
Rutherford College, Sept. 29.—
Rutherford defeated Boiling Springs
here this afternoon 26 to 0. The
visitors put up a game fight but the
heavy Rutherford backs ploughed
through their lino time after time
for good gains. Boiling Springs
carried the ball to the two yard
line: in the second quarter but fad
ed to take it over in four downs.
Payne and Mason were backiid 1
stars for Rutherford.
Named This Week
Judges At Work Today On Star's
Letter Writing Contest On
The winner of the $25 prize and
of the five other $1 prizes in The
Star's “Gardner for Governor " let
ter writing contest will be announc
ed this week.
With the lair over the judges
R. L. Ryburn, I. C Griffin, and J.
H. Grigg—began werk upon the big
pile of letters today.
The $25 prize goes to the writer
of the best letter and $5 to the sec
ond best with the field not limited
In another class four $5 prizes will
go to the best letters written by
To School Tots
The Cleveland County Fair is
proving beneficial to Cleveland
County school children from two
Frist, the children are admit
ted free one day each fair and
On that day they set to see many
exhibits and booths with educa
ti< nal value.
Then, the fair helps by the
ofcunty court route. In county
eJeurt the fines and forfeitures
go to the county school fund, and
last week merry-makers at the
fair had already paid out more
than $}J>0 to Judge John Mull
in another bunch of fines Satur
day, and is having a "big day In
eburt today. All in all on the
financial side alone the county
schools may benefit more than
S6C0 by the fair or rather by
those who step beyond the bounds
of the law and are nabbed.
;«'cb Jailing Record Is Set In Shelby
During Day Fair
If the Cleveland county fair
ran two weeks instead of one. if
merry-makers attempted to
have just as good a time as they
do in one week, and if officers
were as watchful as they were
last week—Cleveland county
would need a larger jail, a much
In fact, by the second day of the
fair, Sheriff Hugh Logan began
scratching his head and wondering
where he was going to put ’em as
the officers brought them in. By
Saturday night the county jail was
literally running over.
Incidentally, the Saturday night
record of officers established a new
one for the town. After dusk 25
prisoners were carried to jail, and
prior to that during the day three
others had been incarcerated—a
total of 32 for the day.
On the opening day of the fair
two people were jailed; on the sec
ond, 13; on the third, 11: on the
fourth, 11; and on the fifth, 29—a
total of 68 during fair week.
Court Grinds On.
During last week Judge John
j .Mull's county recorder's court mov
ed steadily along disposing of the
j cases as they came up, but today
I the court opened early and such was
the jam on the docket that it will
likely take a major part of the day
! to dispose of the fellows who came j
I to see. the last day of the fair and
were unable to see it due to their
Out of the list of 66. however,
there were no serious charges, nine
out of every ten of the prisoners
having been arrested for inebria
tion and carousing.
! Former Mayor Of That City And
Brother-In-Law Of Shelby
Men Seriously Hurt.
An automobile accident occurred
on highway No. 29. two miles south
of Blacksburg, late Sunday, in
which Charles Baber, cx-mayor ct
Blacksburg, sustained serious if not
fatal injuries, including a broken
jawbone, a severed tongue arid
probable internal injuries.
Mr. Baber is a brother-in-law of
Messrs, Pink and Zolt-ie Reviere of
Shelby. His wife died a few weeks
A passing car carried him to the
city hospital at Gaffney. Mr. Baber,
it is said, was driving a coupe to
i ward Gaffney, accompanied by his
daughter. Miss Frances Baber, and
Hicks Whitener when he collided
with a sedan driven by L. H. Nob
lctt. \yho was accompanied by his
wife and two small sons of .Radio,
Mr. Baber's car was thrown off
the road and turned oyer on an
embankment, almost demolishing it
Other occupants of the car were not
seriously injured. Noblett is being,j
held at Blacksburg on instructions
from the authorities at Gaffney
pending the outcome of Mr. Baber's:
injuries. Mr. Baber is still uncon
Mr. and Mrs W R. Casstevens
i spent Sunday at VadkinviUe with
J his parents.
‘Thanks for the Buggy Ride!”
Photo shows Governor Alfred E. Smith, Democratic presiden
tial nominee, shaking' hands with Engineer Arthur O’Hearn,
of Jamestown, N. D., at conclusion of his M >t >n tour.
O’Hearn piloted the governor’s special on mo • >' ' c North
Anti-Hoover Republican Club
Organized Among Shelby Volz,:
Son Of Former Republican Chairman In
County Heads G. O. P. Move
When new things are staged pol
itically depend upon Shelby, North
Carolina's “junior capital,” to stage
An anti-Hoover club formed of
Republicans who are against their
party's nominee for president is the
latest political organization.
The anti-Hoover Republican club,
as it is called was formed last week
with about 15 Republicans enroll
ing in the organization which op
poses the candidacy of Hoover, it
is said by members of the club.
More will be added they say.
Anti-Smith Democratic Clubs are
not entirely new in North: Carolina
but insofar as is known here it is
the first anti-Hoover Republican
club in the state.
Heading the club is W. G. M
Brayer, a Republican and the son
of one of the best, known Republi
cans in ths history of the county.
Mr. McBrayer’s father was Dr. .1
H. McBrayer. the only Republican
chairman who ever led his party to
victory in Cleveland county. The
Late Dr. McBrayer was also Re
publican postmaster in Shelby. The
three officials of the organization
have voted the Republican ticket
for years. they say—McBrayer .all
■his life, and Hogue and Williams
for several decades.
But they will not vote for Mr.
Hoover,, they say. In fact, the mem
bership regulations of their club
forbids it. Those regulations are
that applicants be real Republicans
who are unable to put up with
Red Cross Gif is
Charles Stores To
Open During Month j
Mr. E. A. Mclliean. who is to hi
the manager of the Charles Stoi es
company’s new store in Shelby, was ’
a visitor to the city today. He is a,
young, man—quite young for a . ui >!
job—who has been with the Charles j
Stores organization a 'year, coming,
to Shelby from the assistant man
agership of the Greenville, tins
He says the new establishment,
which will be located in the re
constructed Linebcrger building
(the old Paragon Furniture . com
pany headquarters> Will open its
doors sometime this month, the
building being practically ready for
The visitor explained that. the
Charles stores company is a chain
organization operated by the Cop*
Ion brothers, of New Bern, the name
being taken from Charles Coplo.i
heed cf the corporation. The chain
headquV'ers is in New York.
Fund Here For Florida Still Short
Of $:<)!) Mark. More
An urgent plea if made today by
local Red Cross officials here for
more contributions to the relief
fund in the Florida storm area.
TO date Shelby and sections has
not given $200.
Contributions listed by Attorney
D Z. Newton, treasurer, are as fol
Previously acknowledged $163.24
Washington school -i:- 10.00
R. T. LeGrand —.. $5 0C
A. M. Lovelace_-$2.00
Miss Daisy Lovelace_— $2.00
J. M. Gillespie -. $2.00
J. L. Smith ...$1.00
Mr. and Mrs. Rush Stroup ... $2.00
Mrs. C. J. Woodson — — $1.00
Miss Elizabeth Eskrow of Green
ville. S. C. visited Miss Denn.s
I Byers over the week-end.
Saturday Crowd Approached Blj
Pay Of Tuesday Despite Late
Rain. Officials Elated.
At least 100,000 people, ami
probably more, saw* the big
Cleveland county fair during the
five day exposition last week, it
was announced by fair officials
“Put it down tor a fact that it
was the ‘Fifth and Finest,’ and
it was just as much the finest
as it was the fifth,” declared
Secretary J. S. Dorton today.
Bookkeepers and cashiers were
today going through the tickets and
the cash and the exact paid at
tendance of the fair will not be
known for a day or so. However,
fair officials after conferences with
gatemen and a check of the passes
used placed the total attendance at
"around 100,000—more than likely
The attendance estimate is based
Big Crowd Saturday.
By late afternoon Saturday it ap
peared as if the last day crowd
might equal the opening day throng,
which passed the 30,000 mark, but
a shower of rain early in the even
ing held back the attendance
somewhat. However, the least es
timate of the Saturday crowd was
placed at 23,000.
Dr. Dorton declared today that
many visitors, officials from other
fairs declared the exhibits to be the
finest they had ever seen at any
An official of the Columbia fair
declared that he nad never seen the
local fair surpassed by county cr
“One thing I like about it, and 1
believe the thousands of fair fans
will say the same thing, is that the
quality of the fair, exhibits and all.
was improved as well as the size,'
stated the secretary.
Workmen were busy today remov
ing the last traces of the county's
big week and by night little will bt
left on the ground, where thous
ands swarmed last week, except the
vacant buildings and litter ground
HO FINE 9IIIIS
Quality Of Birds Was Above TFi
Average, Though Number Was
Less Than Vear Ago.
"The quality of the poultry show:
at the Cleveland County Fair thi
year, was better than anything v?<
have ever had, although the num
her was not as gi eat as a year ago
declared Rev. John W. Suttle L
charge of the poultry exhibits. M
Suttle who is a judge of fine pou!
try was emphatic when he talki
about the quality ot show birds o
exhibit, and his face beamed wh
pride as he spoke. Mr, Suttle
greatly interested in making this d'
partment of the fair a success an
ns quality stock is what the assoc
tion is striving to encourage, ne w
particularly impressed with the r
hibit this year.
About a dozen birds were deb.
r**d because they could pot qua
This year the poultry departm:
had 800 birds on exhibit and t
included a few turkeys, geese, a
ducks. There were a few pens
Last year the poultry departm
had 1,000 birds but the quality w
not td compare with the fine e
hibit this year. All available co
space was taken however, and
the show is to get much larg
more space will have to be providt
This Year Oct. 9-lt
The Kings Mountain Baptist a.:
sociation meets this year on Octo
ber 9 and 10, instead of the 8th
and 9th, as previously published ii
The Star. Beaver Dam Baptist
church of which Bev D. F. Putnam
is the pastor, will be host to the as
sociation delegates and great pre
parations are being made by the
people ot the community to care for