VOL. XXXV, No. 118 THE CLEVELAND STAR
SHELBY, N. C. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 1928. Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons 5yir!ai1, peryear (inadvance) ;a.
_ ’ J ° Carrier, per year (in advance) $3
Today’s North Cardin i Weather
Refcrf: Fair tonu.lt and Thursday.
Not much change in temperature.
Guy McKinney, young stee) work
er, who was severely injured in a
fall at the Central hotel construc
tion job last Friday, was reporti '1
today to be improving at the Shel
by hospital. The X-ray made of his
head revealed no definite fracture
.-’at the base of the skull.
Only three of the building crash
victims remain in the hospital. They
are; Clarence Mull. Marguerite
Callahan, and J. (V Thomas, color
ed. All are recovering.
Has His Say About Republican Cir
cular On Romanism. Against
announced flatly Saturday that
he wanted no support for the
presidency on the basis of relig
His declaration was made in a
second formal statement repudiat
ing a circular bearing the stamped
signature of Mrs. Willie W. Cald
well, Republican national.comnnt
teewotoan for Virginia, and appeal
ing to women to "save the United
States from being Romanized."
“I cannot fully express my indig
nation of any such circulars, die
Republican presidential candidate
i said. "Nor can I reiterate too strong
ly that religious questions have no
part in this campaign. I have re
peatedly stated that neither I nor
the Republican party wants support
on that basis.”
“There are important and vital
reasons for the return of the Repub
lican administration, but this is no;
one of them.”
Hoover's statement supplmented
one issued last night in which he
1 reiterated the declaration he made
in hts acceptance speech against
religous Intolerance in American
Before he made that speech, he
issued the instructions on which Or.
Hubert Work, chairman of the Re
publican national committee, sent
notice to all Republican party of
' ficials and workers that neither re
ligion nor prohibition were to be
treated as issues in this campaign.
Before issuing his statement to
day, Hoover conferred with severed
of his closest advisors including Wil
liam J. Donovan, assistant United
States attorney general, and office’s
of the national committee. When he
called the newspaper correspondents
into his office to make his Statement
public, he plainly showed an in
For New Yorkers
Rochester, Oct. 2.—Franklin D
Roosevelt former assistant secre
tary of the navy, was nominated by
acclamation for governor of New
York by the Democratic state con
Great enthusiasm greeted the
presentation of Mr. Roosevelt't
name to the convention by Major
James J. Walker of New York, who
made the nominating speech. Sec
onding speeches were made by for
mer Lieutenant Governor George
R. Lunn, an aspirant for the nom
ination and Mrs. Daniel O'Day, vice
chairman of the state committee.
Mayor Walker said Mr. Roosevelt
had many of the same characteris
tics as Governor Smith, and would
give the state an honest, fearless
AT 10 TO 7 ON SERIES
New York.—Jack Doyle,The "Sage
of Broadway" announces the bet
ting odds for the World s Series be
tween the Yankeees and the Card
inals which will start at the Stad
ium on Thursday. According to
Doyle's quotations, the Cardinals
are a 10 to 7 shot to win the title.
His list of odds follows:
Series—7 to 10 against th Card
inals; 11 to 10 against the Yankees.
First game—4 to 5 against the
Cardinals; even money Yankees.
First two games—12 to 5 against
Cardinals; lfi to 5 against Yankees.
Old Singing Master
At Union Sunday
Mr. Geo A. Gold who conducted
many singing schools in Cleveland
county in the years gone by and is
pleasantly remembered by the older
people, will lead a singing at Union
church on Sunday. The singing wid
last all day and all his former stu
dents as well as the public general
ly are Invited. “Class, Choir and
Congregation" books will be used.
Four Die In Flood.
Lisbon, Portugal,—Flood and
storm devastation visited Portugal
over the week-end causing at least
four deaths and much property
HEAVY VOTE SEEN
Voters Not On Poll Books Can
Register From October 8 To
According to Bynum E. Weathers,
chairman of the Cleveland county
board of elections, the registration
books will open Saturday morning,
October 6, at nine o'clock and re
main open for the registration of
voters until Saturday, October 27.
or the last Saturday in this month.
The following Saturday, November
3rd. will be challenge day, and the
general election will be held Tues
day, November 6.
Quite a number of young people,
arriving at their majority, have
registered with the chairman dur
ing the interim since the registra
tion books closed after the primary,
as permitted by law, the majority of
whom were leaving for colleges and
The chairman has on hand a few
registration books and poll books,
which will be distributed to those
needing them. He also has for dis
tribution copies Of the election laws.
Many of the registrars left their
books at the clerk's office, follow
ing the primary elections, and they
are requested to call for them one
day this week in order that booss
may open promptly Saturday morn
ing as required by law.
Smith Not Strong
For Negroes, Said
Statement Made Rv K. K. K. Speak
er In Lumberton Brings
Lumberton.—An “unmitigated lie”
ts what Senator Carter Glass of Vir
ginia termed a statement made by
Dr. W. E. Hotalen, national Ku
Klux klan lecturer, in a speech in
Lumberton Friday night in which
he said that A1 Smith told Senator
Glass and John C. Cohn, publisher
of The Atlanta Journal, that lie
would appoint a negro a member of
his cabinet, if elected.
Senator Glass' statement came in
reply to a telegram from Johhn
Blount McLeold, chairman of the
Robeson Democratic executive com
mittee, asking whether the klan
lecturer's statement were true.
Senator Glass' telegram read as
“Statement by Hotalen Is an un
mitigated lie. Governor Smith nev
er opened his lips to me on the sub
Kiwanis Club Host
To Shelby Teachers
Thursday night of this week, the
Shelby Kiwanis club will be host to
the Shelby teachers, as has been
their custom annually since the club
was organized. The program will be
in charge of the reception commit
tee composed of Forrest Eskridge,
Chas. C. Blanton, Q. M. Gardner,
Max Washburn and Paul Webb. It
is not known just what the program
will be but an interesting one is in
store for the members of the club
and the teachers.
The meeting will be held at
Cleveland Springs hotel at 7:45
o'clock and wives of Kiwanis mem
bers are debarred for lack of seat
ing capacity. A number of Kiwanis
members will go to Winston-Salem
next week to the state convention.
Mr. Baber Still Lives
From Serious Injury
A message this morning to Mr.
Pink Riviere says Mr. Chas. Baber,
former mayor of Blacksburg who
was seriously injured in an automo
bile accident on the Blacksburg
Gaffney road Sunday, says Mr. Ba
ber still lives but his condition is
very serious. He can say “yes” and
“no” to questions and write what h*
has to say. Mr. Baber Is a brother
in-law of Messrs. Pink and Zoliie
Riviere of Shelby.
Picker Room At
Belmont Has Blaze
A machine in the picker room at
the Belmont cotton mill shortly
before noon today caught fire anj
the fire department responded. The
blaze was extinguished with little
damage, completely covered by in
To Distribute Prizes
Of Lattimore Fair
All those who won prizes at the
Lattimore community fair are re
quested to meet at the school build
ing on Thursday October 4 at 7 p
m. at which time prizes will be dis
tributed. according to an announce
ment made by A. L. Calton, presi
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Great Aid To
The Cleveland County Fair
was worth something like $1,
180 to the school children of
When County Judge John
P. Mull completed a check of
his court record yesterday he
found that defendants arrest
ed and tried during fair week,
last week, had been fined or
had forfeited bonds to the
amount of the figure given
The majority of fines, for
drunkeness, were S10 each, but
there were several of $25 and
$50 and one or two for $100.
A few of the eases were ap
pealed, but the majority of the.
$1,180 collected in one week
will be deposited to the county
Increase Over Previous Months Of
The Tear, Couples
September was a better business
month for Dan Cupid in Cleveland
county than other months of the
good year 1928, which is now draw
ing to a close.
In September license was issued
to 11 couples while the average for
previous months of the year ran
from five to eight couples. The
September marriage spurt came
during the latter part of September.
Among the couples securing li
cense recently were the following:
Bert Smith and Zonie Butler, botn
of Cleveland: J. P. Neal, Cherokee
county, S. C.. and Ella McSwain,
this county; Howard Cash and Eva
Oaks, this County; Martin Waters
and Lona Waters, both of Ruther
1 IS FRIDAY
The Shelby highs play their sec
ond game of the season at Waynes
villfe Friday afternoon when they
meet the strong Waynesville highs.
On the same afternoon Coach Ham
mett’s Boiling Springs college ele
ven will meet the fast-moving
Gaffney highs at Gaffney.
The local highs will go into, the
Waynesville game in fair condition
no severe injuries being sustained by
the highs in their defeat last week
of the Belmont Abbey prep eleven,
although one or two of the young
sters suffered bruises and sprains.
Max Would Build
Fire Under G. O. P.
Morehead City, Oct, 2— O. Max
Gardner, Democratic gubernator
ial nominee was delivering another
campaign address here last night.
Suddenly the town fire alarm
sounded and the entire volunteer
fire department who were in the
audience hastily made for the near
"What’s going on back there," in
quired Mr. Gardner who had not
recognized the alarm.
"Just a fire, governor,” explain-, d
one of the firemen over his should
"Well hurry and put it out and
then come back here,” he said. "I’m
going to build a fire under the Re
publican party and they might need
Three Act Comedy
At Boiling Springs
“The' Absent Minded Bride
Groom," a 3 act comedy will be
presented by the Drexel Citirens
Civic club, in the Boiling Springs
auditorium Saturday night, Octo
ber 6 at 8 o'clock. The play is
sponsored by the Philsonian Book
Farmers To Visit
Coker Seed Farm
Friday October 5, has been set as
the day to visit the Coker Seed
Farms at Hartsville. Farmers of Lru
timore. section will meet at the
school building Friday morning at
4:45 o'clock and will leave the school
building promptly at 5 o’clock.
All farmers interested in cotton
improvement will find a visit to
these farms very helpful and are
urged to make this trip.
V. C. TAYLOR,
Seek Church Loot Of Carnes In
Mid-West And City In The South
Stopped Once In Unknown South
ern Town. Money Missing May
Be Found There.
Atlanta., Ga., Oct. 3.—Search for
part of the money which Clinton S
Carnes, former treasurer of the
Southern Baptist home mission
board, is alleged to have taken from
funds of the board will be made in
Chicago, Milwaukee and around
Starlake, Wis., Thomas Howell
Scott, one of the receivers for
Carnes' holdings, announced
Auditors who have checked the
books of the former treasurer and
officials of the home mission board
have declared that his accounts
were approximately $1,000,000 shmt
when he disappeared from Atlanta
August 15. He was arrested in Win
nipeg, Canada, last Friday.
In addition Scott said that “it
has been reported to me that Carnes
stopped in a southern city on his
way to Chicago and as soon as I
learn that city the search will be
extended to it.“ The receiver declar
ed that if any of the missing money
was to be found, he believed that it
likely would be in or near Milwau
kee. He said that it was a mystery
also why Carnes went to Starlake,
at the end of a local railroad.
Carnes turned over to Winnipeg
police the key to a safety deposit
box he had rented in that city.
Approximately $2,000 was found in
Caught in Winnipeg
Clinton S. Carnes, of Atlanta,
Ga., missing treasurer of Home
Mission Board of Southern
Baptist convention, who was
captured in Winnipeg, Man.,
after search lasting more than
a month. He agreed to waive
extradition and will return to
face alleged million dollar
shortage in his accounts.
Prize Winners On Live
Stock At County Fair
The following is a list of the of
ficial awards on livestock at the
Cleveland county fair last week:
Horse And Mule Department.
Best pr. horses or mares 1200 to
1400 pounds, C. R. Doggett.
Best pr. horses or mares over 1400
pounds, Gus Cabaniss.
Best single horse or mare, 1000 to
1200 pounds, Cline Brothers.
Best single horse or mare 1200 to
I4TO pounds, C. R. Boggett first and
Best single horse or mare 1400
pounds and over, Gus Cabiness first,
C. C. Whisnant, second, Gus Cab
Best plantation saddle horse or
mare, Cline Brothers First, C. R.
Doggett second, Cline Brothers
Best pr. mules up to 1,000 pounds
Best pr. mules 1,000 to 1200 pounds
Mike Borders first, M. H. Sepaugh
Best pr. mules 1200 to 1400 pounds
Tom Cornwell first, Cline Brothers
second, Bob Turner, third.
Best pr. mules in show any size,
Best single mule up to 1,000
pounds Cline Brothers first and sec
Best single mule 1,000 to 1,200
pounds Mike Borders first and sec
ond, Cline Brothers third.
Best single mule 1200 to 1400
pounds L. H. Patterson first, Cline
Brothers second, Tom Cornwell
Best single mule 1400 pounds and
over, Lowery Brothers,
Best pony under 48 inches, Billy
Lowery, jr„ first, Billy Allen second,
Joe Beam, third, Frank Blanton
Best pony colt under 18 months,
E. B. Herndon first.
Best pony any age over 48 inches
and under 52, R. Z. Dedmon, first,
Billy Broadway second, Joseph Aus
tell third, Pink Irvin, fourth.
Best pony any age over 52 inches
under 56, Chas. Roberts, first. James
Allen, second, J. P. Austell, jr.,
third. Carlyle Summey fourth.
Best pony in show any size, any
age under 56 inches, Chas. Roberts.
Cattle Show Open To N. C.
Bull 3 years or over R. L. Shuford
first, Tom Cornwell second, D. O
Bull 2 yrs. or under 3, J. C. Eller,
first Cleveland, county home sec
Bull 18 months and under 2 yrs.
J. C. Eller first, T. D. Blalock sec
ond. Dr. R. L. Hunt third.
Bull 1 yr. and under 18 months
Aston Adams first, J. C. Campbell
Bull calf 4 mo. and under 1 yr.
R. L. Shuford first, Geo. Hamrick
second, J. C. Eller third.
Cow 4 yrs, or over Walter Davis
first, R. L. Shuford second, Cleve
land county home third.
Cow 3 yrs. and under 4 yrs. R. L.
Shuford first, J. C. Campbell sec
Heifer 2 yrs. and under 3 yrs. V
O. Cline first. R. L. Shuford second,
J. C. Campbell third.
Heifer 18 mos. and under 2 yrs.
R. L. Shuford, first, Walter Dixon
second. R. L. Shuford third.
Heifer 1 yr. and under 18 mos. R
L. Shuford, first and second and
R. L. Hunt, jr., third.
Heifer 4 mos. and under 1 yr. R.
L. Shuford first, Walter Dixon sec
ond. R. L. Shuford third.
Graded herd R. L. Shuford, first,
Chas. Wright second, J. C. Camp
Yearling herd R. L. Shuford first,
J. C. Campbell second.
Calf herd R. L. Shuford first, J.
C. Campbell second, Chas. Wright
Get of sire R. L. Shuford first and
second and Chas. C. Whisnant third.
Produce of sow R, L. Shuford
first, J. C. Campbell second, Chas.
Senior champion bull R. L. Shu-,
Junior champion bull J. C. Eller.,
Grand champion bull J. C, Eller.
Senior champion female R. L.
Junior Champion female R. L.
Grand champion female R. L.
Bull 3 yrs. or over Tom Cornwell
first, D. O. McSwain second, Chas.
Bull 2 yrs. and under 3, Cleveland
Bull 18 mos. and under 2 yrs. T.
D. Blalock first, Dr. R. L. Hunt sec
ond, R. L. Hunt, jr., third.
Bull 1 yr. and under 18 mos. Aston
Adams first, J. C. Campbell second.
Bull calf 4 mos. and under 1 yr.
Geo. Hamrick first, R. L. Hunt, Jr,,
seeond, Chas. WhLsnant third.
Cok 4 yrs. and over Walter Davis
first. County home second and third.
Cow 3 yrs. and under 4 yrs. J. C.
Heifer 2 yrs. and under 3, V. O.
Cline first, J, C. Campbell second
and Chas. Wright third.
Heifer 18 mos. and under 2 yrs.
Walter Dixon first, John Campbell
Heifer 1 yr. and under 18 months
R. L. Hunt, jr., first, Ted Ledford
second, Spurgeon Wright third.
Heifer calf 4 mos. and under 1 yr.
Walter Dixon first, Chas. Wright
second, Graham Wright third.
Senior champion bull, cow thre
yrs. and over, senior champion co.v,
junior champion cow, W. C. Sur
Bull Under one year, junior
champion bull, heifer under one
year, junior champ cow J. V
Holstein 1 yr. and under 2, under
one yr and junior champion Fred
J. C. Campbell won first on grad
ed herd, yearling herd, second on
calf herd, second on get of sire,
first and second on produce of cow.
Chas. Wright second on graded
herd, first in calf herd and third in
producec of cow.
Chas. C. Whisnant won first in
grand cliatnpio nbuli.
T. D. Blalock won first junior
Walter Davis first senior champ
female, first in grand champ female.
Walter Dixon won first “junior
Grades, Any Breed.
W. C. Sarratt best cow 3 yrs. and
From Mayor And
Kings Mountain Colored Man In
cluded Policeman And County
When a colored fellow goes out
seeking chickens, ne Is no respecter
of persons, or personages, for that
Albert Potlowe, a colored guest at
the county jail here is ample proof
of that fact.
According to charges and confes
sions, Potlowes stole chickens from
a minister, a mayor, a policeman
and a county commissioner all in the
town of Kings Mountain. The min
ister’s coop raided was Rev. C. J.
Black's. Other victims included
Mayor Wiley McGinnis, Policeman
Redrick, and A. E. Cline, commis
sioner and county business manager,
Potlowe as yet has not been given
a hearing, but Police Chief Irvin
Allen sleuthing about the Kings
Mountain stores learned that a man
thought to be Potlowe had sold
something like 200 chickens. The
confession made by the colored man
to Allen totalled 50-some chickens
before the officer became tired of
The colored man had been living
in Kings Mountain only four weeks
prior to his arrest, and in that peri
od he had worked only two days.
“He spent the days at home and
the nights picking up chickens, I
guess,” stated Chief Allen.
TO HEAR SERIES
Local Baseball Fans To Listen In
On World Series Starting
Shelby broadcasting stations arc
all set to tell the local world ail
about the big party which starts
tomorrow afternoon—meaning ex
actly the little pleasantry between
the Yankees and Cards in the me
Pendleton’s, the McCords—Shel
by Hardware company—Montgom
ery Ward and company and Casey’s
Place—all announce they will get
the big newrs over radio and sp'U it
out for the benefit of their patrons.
The game tomorrow, and all
those played in New York, will stait
at 1:30, New York time and our
time, while the games to be played
in St. Louis will start at 2:30 our
time, which is 1:30 St. Louis tin e.
An irside page of The Star to
day gives the “dope" on the series
and photos of several star per
RECORD OF THE PITCHERS
OF WORLD’S SERIES TEAMS
Hoyt . ...
Pennock . _
Shealy . .
Zachary . .
Haines _ _
S. Johnson .
Mitchell . .
.... 41 260
... 23 215
.... 40 307
. .. 29 177
.... 21 120
. .. 12 63
... 26 178
.... 33 228
.... 37 247
... 33 254
... 33 113
.... 26 197
_ 22 161
Olin Yarboro first in best heifer.
Haywood Warlick first in best
heifer calf," Cecil Cline second, iJ.
L. Murray third.
Specials For Club Boys.
Best heifer calf, Walter Dav-s
first, John Campbell second, R. L
Hunt, jr., third.
Best registered calf under 1 yr,
Walter Dixon first, Aston Adams
second, Graham Wright third.
Best calf any age. sweepstake:
Best bull calf 1 yr. Aston Adam V
first, Walter Davis second.
Best bull calf under 1 yr. R L
Swine Department (Claud Cline)
R. B. Watterson won first in
boar senior yearling, senior yearling
sow, sow and litter.
A. R. Willis second in boar senior
Broadus Eaker first boar junior
Walter Dixon first boar junior
C. W. Mayfield first in boar sen
ior pig, sow 2 yr. old and over, sen
ior sow pig, junior sow pig best
herd; second in boar junior pig.
senior yearling sow. junior sow' pig,
best sow and litter. Third in bom
junior pig, junior sow pig, best sow
E. L Rouse first in boar junior
yearling, first second and third in
(Continued on page six.)
Frank Lewis Is Not
Crazy; To Come Back
Will Compete With Anti-Smith
Rally. Speech Is In South
Congressman A. L. Bulwinkle, of
Gastonia, makes his first campaign
speech in this immediate section I
Thursday night when he speaks at j
a Democratic meeting at the Soutn I
Shelby school house. Friday night j
he speaks again at the Lawndale
Major Bulwinkle’s speech Thurs
day night will in a way compete
with an anti-Smith rally. Thirty
minutes before the Bulwinkle speecn
in South Shelby the anti-Smiths of
the section are scheduled to gather
at Eastside. Despite all other at
tractions. or meetings, Chairman
Falls and South Shelby leaders say
Mr. Bulwinkle will have a large
To Meet At Eastside School House
Thursday Evening. Goode
The first meting of anti-Smith
Democrats in this section is for
mally called for Thursday evening
at 7:30 o’clock with the meeting to
be held in the Eastside school
Notice of the meeting is given by
George Vaughn, of the clerical staff
of the Eastside textile plant.
When the meeting was announc
ed a speaker for the program was
not definitely known, but it was
thought that perhaps Grady Goode,
Charlotte attorney and an anti
Smith, would be on the program as
In an advertisement of the meet
ing published in The Star today "all
Democrats who feel as if they can
not vote for Alfred E. Smith” are
urged to attend the meeting.
Whether or not an organization
will be formed it is not, said, but
general information is that such js
Sought Local Speaker.
Other information has it that a
local speaker was sought for the oc
casion. A Shelby attorney, a well
known Democratic campaigner, was
approached, it is said, about ad
dressing the meeting, but refused to
accept the invitation as he declared
that he could not address a meet
ing that was not whole-heartedly a
In discussing the matter the at
torney said he offered to go over
and make them "a regular Demo
Baptist Church Here
Workmen are engaged in remod
elling the interior of the First Bap
tist church, throwing the old Sun
day school into the main churcn
auditorium which will practically
double the seating capacity of the
church. While this work is under
way services and Sunday school are
being held at the Central high
schdol building and Dr. Zeno Wall,
the pastor and his assistant, Mr.
Horace Easom have moved their
offices from the church to the sec
ond floor of Nix and Latimore
store. The telephone number re
mains the same as the pastor's
Sunday School Meet
At Second Baptist
The monthly meeting of the
Sunday school association of the
Kings Mountain association will be
held at the Second Baptist church
here Sunday October 7 at 2:30
o'clock, according to G. G. Page, as
sociational superintendent. The
main feature of the program will be
a discussion of “The Place of the
Sunday School Teacher in Kingdom
Progress,’’ by Rev. C. J. Black of
Kings Mountain Ten minute de
votional and music by Mr. Horace
Easom and reports of the work in
SHELBY BOYS TAKEN
IN DAVIDSON FRAT.i
I. C. Griffin, jr., and W. A. Me
Knight, of Shelby, were pledged by
the Delta Theta Chi fraternity in
the pledging season there this
Crhfin is the son of the Supt. I
C. G”iffin, of the Shelby schools,
and McKnight is the son of Mr.
Jol; McKnight, wholesale grocer.
State Prison To Return War Vet
Character To This
Frank Lewis, a colorful bit of
debris drifting out of the World
War, is returning once again to
Cleveland—his home county.
County officials here were notified
this week by State Prison officials
that Lewis was not crazy and was
ready to come back to this county
to complete his chain gang sentence.
At the court house yesterday even
ing it was stated by Sheriff Hugh
Logan that an officer would likely
be sent right away for the prisoner,
who has been confined in the in
sane department of the State Prison
for some weeks.
A Tragic Story.
Apparently it is Just another
chapted in one of the most unusual
life stories ever recorded in Cleve
land county. A story of war, of the
mountains, of music, and also a
story of tragedy.
What To Do With Him.
The problem of what to do with
the big blonde mountain boy when
he is brought back is giving county
officials a bit of worry.
Due to his peculiarities, whether
they be peculiarities of insanity or
not, little is to oe done with him,
it is said, out on the county rock
“We may have to just keep him
in jail until his sentence is up,”
Sheriff Logan said.
The sentence hanging over Lewis
was Imposed after he was convicted
of shooting into the home of a
neighbor in the South Mountain
sectioon months back.
Prior to the mountain shooting—
which Lewis, incidentally, continues
to deny—the story of Frank Lewis
was filled with odd happenings.
The story is well-known to a ma«
jor part of Cleveland county, which,
perhaps, wonders now what the next
chapter will be in the Lewis biog
Years ago as a boy he left the
mountain section. Then the World
War seethed over many countries.
Lewis enlisted in the Canadian
army with the famous Pincess Pat
regiment. All the time he carried
with him his mouth harp, the
musical instrument of the moun
tain section—that is, when the
banjo is excepted. With a gallant
record overseas Lewis returned to
Canada and eventually to his home
here. Meantime he continued to
blow his harp and became a pop
ular troubadour. He was broadcast
over radio; he made phonograph
records; and he gave concerts before
audiences in several parts of the
Then came the shooting. Ameri
can ex-service men rallied around
the Canadian veteran and helped
him procure counsel, but he was
convicted and sent to the roads for
a long term. Then ex-service men
turned their energy to securing a
parole, and while action on the part
of the pardon commissioner was
awaited the big mountaineer escap
ed. Weeks later he was captured in
Washington, after touring Canada
and several states in this country.
Returned to the gang here he re
fused to work. A mental examina
tion followed, he was declared to be
off mentally, and was sent to the
State Prison at Raleigh.
Now comes the word from Raleigh
that he is not crazy and must be
brought back here. Several county
officials hoped that perhaps he
could be used better there than
here, but by the word of the law
he must come back.
When he does what next?
8 MONTH SCHOOLS
OPEN ON M. 12
Six Thousand Children Will Hike
Off To School Thert. Others
Six thousand Cleveland county
school children will sling their books
across their shoulders and start oft
for school for the first time th;s
jear on Monday, November 12.
The county board of education
meeting here this week set this date
for the opening of the six-months
schools of the county. There are
about 74 short term schools in the
county—42 for white children and
32 for colored.
Seven of the large eight months
consolidated schools closed for a
cotton picking recess last Friday.
The majority of these schools will
reopen again on November 12. when
the short term schools open for the
Russia isn't the only state that
makes marriage too easy. Theres
the statt of intoxication.—Wiimins