SHELBY, N. C. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 1928 Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons By mai1’per year (in advance) $2.60
_J ei uu a Carrier, per year (In advance) $3.00
Hurt In Plunge
From Car Fender
Arthur Cooper, 19-year-old
son of Amos Cooper, of Latti
more, was badly injured at
noon today when he was
knocked from the fender of a
moving automobile at Catti
Cooper with others was re
turning from the field, where
they had been picking cotton
and the youth was riding on
the running board when the
car met a truck, in pulling
over to avoid the truck, it is
said, the boy on the fender
was knocked off or fell off
when the car or his body
struck a post by the road. At
the hospital, where the injur
ed youth was rushed, it was
said that his right leg was
broken between the knee and
hip, and it is likely he sustain
ed other injuries.
OFF FRENCH COAST
At 12:30 eastern standard
time, it is learned that the
German Graf Zeppelin, re
turning homeward from a
flight to America, is eighty
miles off the French coast.
Cotton Seed, bu.___61!,c
Cloudy And Warmer.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Cloudy tonight and Thurs
day. Slightly warmer Thursday.
Cansing Is Dead.
Robert Cansing, secretary of state
under Woodrow Wilson during the
World war. died from a heart at
tack at his home In Washington
yesterday. Mr. Cansing, who re
signed from the cabinet after a re
buke from Wilson, had been ill
about four weeks.
Snowfall At Lake
Lure And Asheville
Seven Inches Reported On Mount
Mitchell. Flurries In Many
Asheville, Oct. 30.—The high
( peaks of western North Carolina
were capped with snow tonight and
light flurries of the first fall of the
season were reported in practically
every section of the mountain dis
The snow fall was light, except at
the higher altitudes, but- the atmo
sphere was growing colder tonight.
Eight inches of snow was reported
at the summit, of Mt. Mitchell and
Little Switzerland were snow-cov
ered, with snow still faLling slight
ly. Several inches of snow fell to
day on Mount Pisgah, and the Rat,
The Mount Pisgah ridge, was given
a white coat down its back bone.
First Of Season.
The snowfall in Asheville was the
first to occur this early since 1926.
A light flurry of snow was reported
tonight from Chimney Rock and
Lake Lure. This was followed by a
mist and fog. Lake Lure is consid
erably lower in altitude than Ashe
ville or any other of the points from
which reports were received.
Blowing Rock. Oct. 30.—Snow
flurries began falling here today
after 3 o'clock. The temperature was
between 40 and 50 degrees. The
snow was melting as fast as it hit
the ground. Colder weather was
No School Here On
Friday As Teachers
Gather In Charlotte
It is announced from the office
of Supt. I. C. Griffin that the
school board has granted a holiday
for school children here Friday due
to the fact that the district teach
ers meeting for this section will be
held in Charlotte on that day and
all the high school teachers here
will attend,- or. have, agreed- to.
Those who do not attend are to re
port at their regular buildings Fri
day morning for special work to be
assigned by the principal.
Take Teachers Down.
Shelby people goiqg to Charlotte
Friday shopping or on business are
urged to take one or two teachers in
their cars if possible. .Several score
teachers will attend and many
could accompany Shelby people go
ing down for the day. Those who
can take a teacher or two with
them are asked to call the school
WHO YOU'LL VOTE FOR
On page 12 today's Star will
be found the complete Demo
cratic and Republicans tickets
to be vhted In the election T*,-s •
Gardner To Close Campaign At Home Monday
SPEECH OF HOEy
Old-Timers Say It Was Greatest
Speech Ever Made In County.
In campaign years to come when
aroused citizens begin to talk and
compare campaign speeches this
section will hark back to the Clyde
Hoey speech of the A1 Smith cam
paign instead of the Overman
speech in the "red shirt” days and
Zeb Vance oratory of long gone
Such is the general consensus of
a county that talked Monday night,
Tuesday. Tuesday night and is still
talking today of the musical elo
quence of the Shelby orator, who
came back home from a rigid cam
paign Monday to talk to a crowd of
home folks who fought for every
inch of hearing space in the coun
ty court house.
Down in the court house lobby
after the speech, gray-haired vet
erans of many political campaigns
and of one stirring w-ar patted each
other on the back and congratulat
ed their county on still having a
son who could lead his people along
with the party they fought for and
the party which Cleared the path
for the rise of a new South.
The address, already pigeon-hol
ed for reference when the youngest
generation today grows old, was one
of many emotions. It swung an
audience from taunts, when the
speaker told of the men who hound
ed Woodrow Wilson to his death, to
tears when he plead for the right
of every man to worship his God
as he would and the right of that
man to hold office without having
his method of worshiping God
questioned. The hundreds who
cheered as the speaker plead for a,
fair deal for the man who rose
from the masses were bound in a
silence that almost spoke as he pic
tured the climb of a youth lrom an
humble home to the heights—a
climb marked everywhere by hon
esty and fair dealing.
When the county's eloquent son,
who himself started out at the
tender age of 12 years to errn his
own livelihood as did Gov. Alfred
E. Smith, struck his emotional mo
ments, men hardened by two wars
wiped tears from their eyes with
out shame; as his voice rose to its
topmost peaks in declaring that the
man he advocated needed no
apologies from anyone, men and
women of all classes, packed into
every available seat, view with each
other in applause coming from
hands, feet and voice.
“Today, as I do upon all occa
sions, I open the doors of the Demo
cratic party to new converts and to
backsliders,” Hoey declared about
midway in his speech, and at the
close it took upon a real revival at
mosphere as the old-timers staged
a general hand-shaking and whoo
peeing with tears mingling with
What He Said
Recording again in this county
the features of what he said seems
useless, for those who did rot hear
the address personally, judging by
(Continued on page eleven.)
Adams’ Old Stunt
But Judge Webb Failed To Blame
Eve Altogether. Now' Char
Charlie Miller, of Kings Mountain,
up in Superior court here yester
day for stealing a box of carpenter
tools from Kelly Dixon, used
Adam's old stunt on the court, but
it didn't work.
Which is to say that Adam plac
ed the blame on Eve, or rather
Charlie placed it on his wife, but
Judge James L. Webb has heard
“Betsy and I” tales before and he
sent Miller out to the county roads
for five months of manual labor.
According to Miller he had lived
with his wife but three weeks in
three years. He had been at home
only two days, he said, when he
stole the tools.
“She told me if I didn't get them
she would, so I got them,” the de
Apparently the Millers never got
along so well.
“I wouldn’t live with her under
any circumstances,’ he said.
Judge Webb didn't say anything
at that, but what he wrote down in
the court record was that Charlie
will not live with his wife for five
more months at least.
42 People In
One Family To
Vote For Smith
A Cleveland county man,
who is both father and grand
father several times over, will
cast a nice bouquet in the
general direction of Gov. A!
Smith this fall.
Just 12 members of the
family of M. E. Ramsey, 76
year-old citizen of No. two
township, will vote for Gov.
Alfred E. Smith for presi
dent of the United States.
Twenty-six members in the
same family will vote for O.
Max Gardner for governor of
North Carolina. The reason
that more will vote for Smith
than Gardner is that only 26
of the Ramsey family old
enough to vote live in this
state—and they’re all for
Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey have
10 children all married, and
* seven granddaughters and
five grandsons married
"There is only one Repub
lican in the wt)ole lot. One of
the girls married him, but he's
a good fellow and we get
along all right," the hale 76
year-old Democrat declared.
AT CLOSE TODAY
Late Estimates Run Into 50,000
Bales. Scores Of Esti
The Star’s cotton estimate con
test, in which $5 will be given the
person making the best estimate on
the county cotton crop, came to a
During the closing days scores of
estimates piled in and some few
were not in when this list was writ
ten. They will be published Friday.
Tlie estimates made in the con
test have been filed in The Star
office and late this year when the
final ginning report is issued the
estimate nearest the total ginning
will get The Star prize.
Estimates coming in during the
closing days follow: Mrs, Walter M.
Chapman, 51,557 bales; Maggie
Myrr Chapman, 56,672; C. J. Downs,
56.000; Mrs, R. B. Downs, 52,852;
Sedalia Downs, 49.777: Zelna Downs,
48,598; W. A. Royster, 49,999; Grady
Royster, 48.888; Alton Royster, 47,
777; Cain Brittain, 48,570; Carlo
Costner, 48,789; Sterl Brittain, 48,
890; Ryburn Bowen, 46.383; Glenn
Bowen. 44,974; Ada Bowen, 45,698:
Mrs, Galina Jolley, 48,801; Jim El
more, 48.129; Roy Elmore, 46,243;
Mrs. Jim Elmore, 49,506; R. D Ham
rick. 46.991; Mrs. R. D. Hamrick,
48,743; J. W. Wesson, 48,600; W. J.
Powell, 47,737; D. E. Grigg, 48,541;
J. J. Wilkins, 42.001; M. M. Moore,
47,003; C. P. Crowder, 54,542; Mrs.
C. P. Crowder, 50.500; Hettie
Crowder, 45,542; J. L. Putnam, 45,
555; F. P. Crowder, 36,518; J. L.
Hamrick, 49,973; W. C. Powell, 47,
821; Kell Powell, 48.621; Mrs. John
A. Beam. 46,250; John A. Beam, 46,
265; M. M, Southards, 47,413; Tod
Caldwell, 46,517; D. E. Grigg, 35,
000; J. B. Smith, 47,089; J. A. Lyle.
44,444; J. H. Grigg. 48,116; Oeland
Washburn, 45,632; A. B. Humphries,
43.075; W. C. Blanton, 43,075; Mrs.
Ida Allen. 47,599; Mrs. Paul Allen,
46.700: Minnie Katherine Allen, 46.
999; Ray Allen, 46.856; Mrs. W Y
Crowder, 46,576: W. Y. Crowder, 48,
785; L. M. Williams. 39,999; Clar
ence Rhoney, 46.393; Addie Rhoney,
46.139; Alley Rhoney, 41,775; W. L.
Rhoney, 45,011; Margia Rhoney,
43,054; Anna Rhoney. 39,179; J, P.
Hord, jr., 40,656; Mrs, Charlie
Wright, 47,663; James Hord, 36,604;
Charles Hord, 42.852; J. P. Hord.
41.985; Dwight Hord. 38.654; Paul
Hord, 39,972; C. R. Wright, 44,733;
Virginia Washburn, 50,050; J Boyce
Dellinger, 49,168; Betty Washburn,
43,962; Mrs. George Washburn. 49.
282; Chas. W. Washburn, 46,892;
Mrs. Chas. W. Washburn. 51,326;
Jane Washburn, 46,463; George D
Washburn, 47,324; Ambrose G I
Boyles, 46.639; Mittie Boyles. 45.549
Lou Ada Boyles, 49,230; J. P. Boyles,
48.201; Mrs. J. J. McMurry, jr., 47,
371; Mrs. S. A. Washburn, 48.888.
Dr. Royster Sick At
Home, Fell On Floor!
Dr. S. S. Royster had a sudden
attack last evening while in his
office alone and lay on the floor for
an hour or longer before friends
reached him. He is still sick at his
home, but was resting better this
morning. It is thought there is no
serious trouble, his attack coming
from a condition his stomach,
Students Held in Thrill Murder
Facing death in electric chair with noncha
lance, George Harsh (with automatic in hand)
and Richard Gallogly (right), 19 and 18-year
old students at Oglethorpe university, near
Atlanta, Ga., confessed to Detective Chief
Lamar Poole (left), that they had perpetrated
a series of holdups which were climaxed by
killing of two men for thrills of the Loeb
WOMEN 10 a
Mrs. R. L. Ryburn, county chair
man of the Democratic women
voters, announces that Hon. Clyde
R. Hoey will address the women
voters of the county at the court
house here Saturday afternoon at
Scores of women heard Mr. Hoey
in his address here Monday but
scores of others thinking the ad
dress was for male voters only did
not attend and Mr. Hoey Las l_.,
sented to make a special campaign
speech Saturday afternoon for the
women of the county and leaders of
the clubs urge that all women who
can possibly do so attend.
At Hollis Thursday
A big Democratic rally will be
held at Hollis Thursday night, Nov
ember 1, it is announced.
Hon. John A. Folger, of Mt. Airy,
will be the principal speaker and
there will be others who will talk to
the meeting. Every Democrat in the
section is urged to attend as there
will be seats for at least 800.
Clarence Newton Is
Buried In Arkansas
Clarence Newton, a nativ e of
Cleveland county and brother of
Attorney J. Clint Newton is being
buried today at Little Rock, Ark.,
where he died on Monday night at
the age of 48 years. He had been
living in Little Rock for about
twenty years and was operating a
dairy at the time of his death.
About the year 1921 he operated
a store near the Eastside mill at
Shelby and is pleasantly remember
ed in the county.
Predicts Big “Snow
Storm” Next Week
- *— , I
Shivering up the street yesterday
went Mr. W. C. Lasher. He was
reminded of the weather by the cool
morning and turned weather proph
et. “I predict for next week a big
snow storm throughout the na
tion," said he. Then his meaning
was grasped when he spoke of a
registration of forty three million
voters. “Somebody will be snowed
under and I will be more specific
and predict that the snow storm will
come on Tuesday.” Mr. Lasher ad
ded. Wasn't he right?
Changed, Shelby To
Gastonia At Meet
This district of the Western
North Carolina Methodist Episco
pal church is now the Gastonia
district instead of the shelby dis
trict. The change in name was
made at the recent Methodist con
ference in Charlotte.
For many years this district, em
bracing Lincoln, Gaston and Cleve
land counties has been known as
the Shelby district. However, some
years back the residence of the dis
trict presiding elder was moved to
Gastonia where Presiding Elder W.
A. Newell now lives and since that
point is headquarters of the dis
trict work the name of the dis
trict was changed.
Dr. Gold Home From
Texas Legion Meet
Dr. Tom Gold and his wife re
turned this week from San Antonio
Texas where they attended the
American legion convention. While
in Texas they visited a number of
points of interest with friends and
relatives, being gone nearly four
weeks. Dr. Gold is one of two leg
ionaires in this county to receive
the distinguished service medal in
the world war.
HIGHS TO PLAY
HERE ON FRIDAY
The Shelby high football eleven
will play Cherryville here Friday
afternoon on the high school grid
iron. Cherryville has one of its
best elevens and is expected to give
the Shelbyites a hard battle.
This is the first year Shelby has
been out of the state title race but
Coach Casey Morris assures that the
highs will have a game each week
until the end of the season with the
majority of the games to be played
Youth Has Blood
Vein Cut During
Reinhart Blanton Is Cut By B. B.
Green At Ora Mill. Were
Reinhart Blanton, 17-year-old
textile worker at the Ora mill, west
of Shelby, had, the big blood ves
sel leading to his right arm punc
tured this morning in a friendly
scuffle with B. B. Green, aged 35,
said to be a cousin of Blanton.
Reports are that the cutting was
entirely accidental. The two men
were scuffling or wrestling when
they fell and an open knife, as is
carried by textile workers in their
work, in Green’s pocket caught
Blanton under the arm pit as they
fell. The puncture reached to the
blood vessel and Blanton bled con
siderably before the cut vessel
could be patched at the Shelby hos
Surgeons at the hospital stated at
noon that the youth was comins
around nicely after the flow' of
blood W'as stopped and he is not
thought to be in a critical condi
11-Year-Old Boy Killer Is Calm In Court
Room Here—Withold Sen fence For His Crime
Superior Court Trying Will Gilliard
Today For Killing His Wife.
A„ calm, anti unusually sensible
negro boy of 11 years took the stand
in Superior court here yesterday
and without hesitation admitted
that he shot and killed his father
while the father was choking his
The boy was Yoder Martin, of |
Mooresboro. Some months back
the little negro was in the room j
when his • father',: Bill Martin, was
beating the boy’s sister and then
turned on their mother.
“My father had a gun and he laid
it down on the trunk and shoved
my mother over on the bed and
started choking her. She got still
and I went around arid called her.
When she didn't answer I puked up
the gun and started pulling the
trigger. I don't know how many
times I shot," he said, “it sounded
At the undertaking shop it was
found that the colored father had
been shot four or five times. De
spite rigid examination by frolicitor
Spurling the youth could not be
shaken in his story and his mother
and sister on the stand bore him
out. Judge James L. Webb, pre
siding over the session of the court,
told Clyde R. Hoey, counsel for
the young slayer, to bring the boy
back Monday and that meantime
he would decide as to what to do
with the youngster.
Lippard Case Continued.
The Lippard killing case at Grov
er, in which Ralph Lippard and
Claude Heavner are held in con
nection with the shooting of Mrs,
Ralph Lippard during a drunken
brawl, was continued.
Fred McDowell on whose car
Roger Roberts, colored youth, was
riding from the colored fair when
he was killed in a collision will be
tried Thursday morning on a homi
Will Giiliard. colored man, who
shot and fatally wounded his wife.
Leila, Friday week ago, will be tried
for murder today. Giiliard plead
guilty to killing his wife but not
under the usual murder charges.
The court appointed Attorneys
Chas. A. Burrus and C. B. McBray
cr to defend Giiliard,
Although a heavy criminal docket
is facing the court this week there
are no outstanding cases other than
the killings mentioned above, Oth
er than the Giiliard case there will
not likely be a direct muraer pro
secution in either ol the cases The
grand jury, of which Mr. R C
Baker, of Kings Mountain is fore
man. continued their work . upon
indictments and bills yesterday.
Rally Here Monday
Night For Governor
County s First Candidate For Governor Will
Make Last Speech Here Night Before Elec
tion. Big Parade Planned With High
School Band For Rally. All County Can
didates To Attend.
O. Max Gardner, Cleveland county’s first son to be a
candidate for Governor and generally conceded now to be the
next governor, will close his gubernatorial campaign at a
mammoth political rally at the Central school auditorium
here Monday night, or the night before election.
First Flower Show
Huge Success Here
Staged By Garden Club At Wake
field’s. To Encourage Grow
ing Of Flowers In Shelby.
Shelby's first flower show, staged
Tuesday at Wakefield's floral shop
on South LaFayette street was a
huge success and hundreds interest
ed in flower culture called in to
look over the beautiful array of
garden flowers on display. Most
of the flowers shown were chry
santhemum but there were quite a
few fall roses, dahlias and other
varieties, each having a distinct
beauty. It was a gorgeous showing,
promoted by the Garden club of
Shelby and filled the flower shop
with beauty and fragrance, the like
of which lias never been seen here.
Mrs. Morgan, president of the
Woman’s club says in order to have
: a beautiful town, it is hoped to have
flowers in every yard. Every child
is urged to plant a flower and
show some intrest in beautifying
the home. By next year it is hoped
to have a larger show and make
them an annual event in the future.
During the evening a delicious
dinner was served. The judges of
the flowers and cakes entered were
Mesdames Julia Hull. D. P. McClurd
and T. C. Abernethy of Cherryville.
Prizes awards were as follows:
On chrysanthemums, Mrs. Tilden
Falls vase of six whites, second;
Mrs. B. J. Eskridge first; vase of
six yellow Mrs. B. J Eskridge first;
pink Mrs. Guy Hull third; Mrs.
Colin Hull second; mixed basket
Mrs. P. C. Gardner third; mixed
flowers Mrs. Dargan Grigg second;
single dahlia Mrs. J. R. Dover sec
ond; basket of whites Mrs. W. A.
Pendleton third; bronze Mrs. Til
den Falls first; dark bronze Mrs.
Robinson third; basket of mixed
flowers Mrs. L. A. Blanton first;
mixed basket of chrysanthemums
Mrs. W. T. Alexander second; mix
ed second; mixed basket of chry
santhemums Mrs. H. C. Allen;
scarlet Mrs. Tilden Falls second;
basket of yellows Mrs. R. E. Camp
bell third; basket of creams Mrs.
C. R. Doggett second; single whites,
single yellow and mixed basket Mrs.
Will Harris won first, second and
first respectively; dark bronze Mrs.
D. F. Putnam second; mixed basket
Mrs. H, C. Allen third; scarlet Mrs.
Tilden Falls second; vase of pink
dahlias Mrs. J. R. Dover first; vase
of pink, red and cream roses, Mrs.
S. S. Royster firsts.
Get Two Men With
8 Gallons Whiskey
Virge Beam and Allen Barrett
riding in the Beam auto were ar
rested shortly after noon Tuesday
on the Fallston road just north of
Shelby with approximately eight
gallons of whiskey in the car. Of
ficers making the arrest were Buren
Dedinon, Plato Ledford, Marvin
Hoyle and Mr. Cook.
In county court today Judge John
Mull gave Beam a six months sen
tence and fined Barrett $50 and the
costs. Both men appealed to super
Build House For
Voting In No. 10
A small sheet iron house 16x20
feet will be erected within the next
few days on J. H. Costner’s land on
the old Shelby-Morganton road in
No. 10 township as a voting place
for Mull's precinct. An agreement
on this was reached this week be
tween the county board of elections
and Mr. Costner who agreed to give
free use of the ground for a period
of ten years.
There has been no convenient
place in No. 10 at which to hold
’ elections so one will be provided.
f The Gardner speech, which will
bring to a close the most hectic and
exciting campaign this generation
has ever witnessed, will be the big
feature of the rally.
In addition to Mr. Gardner, every
Democratic candidate in the coun
ty will be present and the entire
Democracy of Cleveland is asked to
join in the big celebration honoring
the county's governor who will make
his only speech of the campaign at
that time in the county.
Music by a band, probaoly the
Shelby high school band, will be
another feature of the rally, and
plans are now being made for
a torchlight parade. Other cities
and towns in the state have hon
ored the “next governor” with
torchlight parades and big rallies
and leaders here hope to accord him
his biggest reception in his home f
Mr. Gardner left Shelby Tuesday
for his last week of campaigning.
Tonight he speaks at High Point,
at Charlotte Thursday night, at
Marion Friday, and at Asheville
Before leaving he declared:
“My last speech here in my home
town with the people I know and
love is one of the big things of the
campaign for me as it affords me
an opportunity to thank my fellow
citizens, Democrats and Republi
cans, for the honors I receive and
their support in my biggest race. I
appreciate very much the neigh
borly attitude of the many Repub
licans in Cleveland county who have
told me th^t they would cast their
vote next Tuesday for me. The
support my own county is giving
me, and has given me in the past,
is something I will never forget for
it comes from my own people. I
want them all to hear me Monday
Final Week Drive,
In this the last week of the cam
paign general activity is being shown
in all political quarters. Last min
ute speakings are being arranged
and election officials are completing
their preparations for the biggest
day's voting in liistory.
The final rally of the Democrats
here prior to the Gardner speech
Monday night will be a big rally of
Democratic women of Shelby and
the county at the court house Sat
urday afternoon when the women
of the county will be addressed by
Hon. Clyde R. Hoey.
On election night—n ext
Tuesday night—The Star will
stage a big free election re
turns party in front of The
Star building. Election re
turns will be coming in every
minute over a special leased
wire, operated by the West
ern Union, and also by radio.
The Western Union wire,
installed in The Star building,
connects with every state
capitol in the United States
and every county seat in
North Carolina. Reports will
flow in steadily. Meantime
the radio broadcaster will give
a running report of the re
turns as counted and of elec
tion events and news happen
ings. The announcements
coming over the wire will be
announced by megaphone as
they come in and are typed,
while in front of the building
a big bulletin board will be
erected to show the results in
the county voting and the
totals for O. Max Gardner,
the state candidates and
presidential candidates. Be
early Tuesday night to get a
good place in the crowd.