VOL. XXXV. No. 34
THE CLEVELAND STAR
SHELBY. N. C.
FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 1928.
Published Monday, YVednesday and Friday Afternoons
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LA TE NEWS
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Today's North Carolina Weather
Keport: Fair and continued cold.
Possibly light frost in I he interior
tonight. Saturday fair with slowly
The three amendments to the state
constitution as voted upon here
election day were defeated in the
Cleveland county vote by about two
to one. Seemingly no interest has
been shown in the outcome of the
amendment proposals since the
election but on election day the
small number of people taking the ■
trouble to vote the amendment
tickets swatted the proposals twice J
while they were boosting them once, j
The vote was practically the same j
dll all amendments.
defeated Democratic- Congressman
' I'rges Party Members To
Congressman A. L. Bulwinkie. de- j
dated by Ghas. A. Jonas, Republi
can candidate, in the recent elec
ion. forwards the following state
hint to The Star lor publication:
"Through fratricidal strife In the j
democratic party I was defeated
n the general election on Nov.em
xjr 6 in the race for congress in the
Until district of North Carolina.
The people have spoken. I accept j
e*eir decision with the same eqtian- j
mlty with which 1 have accepted j
"My present term of Office ex- I
jires on March 4. 1923. After that |
late I shall resume the practice of j
“I wish to express tfiy sincer • ap
ireciation to each and every one of
ny friends who have been so loyal
o me since 1920. 1 have served the
leople of this district for eight
ears .and during that time I have
triven in every possible way to
ender honest, efficient, and faith
ul service to each and every per
on in the district, regardless of
“The Democratic party, having
lonored me five times as its norai
iee for congress, has a right to ex
iect loyalty to it . It is, thereto -e. my
uty and a pleasure to say that in
he future I shall do all that I pos
ibly can for tlte party and its can
"I appeal with all the force at my
ommand to my fellow Democrats
f the district to lay aside all feei
ng, to forget the past, and to work
ogether for a great and glorious
iemocratic party in the state. Let.
s work lor the redemption of every
ounty in North Carolina in order
hat all North Carolina may have a
iemocraitc government which will
uarantee to our people honest and
fficlent public service.
“Again I express to my friends in
ie district my deep and lasting ap
reciation for the wonderful loyalty
tey have always given me."
bullet Wound Is
Fatal To Former
D. Bridges, Widely Known
Greenville Man Dies On Street.
Pistol By His Side.
The following from the Green
lie, S. c. is Interesting to Shelby
eople .because the deceased for
.erly lived here and married Miss
Ifie McBrayer, sister of the late
r. Victor McBrayer.
“Sitting down by the side of the
nee of Springwood cemetery
jout 1:30 o’clock this afternoon J.
. Bridges of Rhett and Markley
reets, was seen to put something
nder Ins coat, the sound of a shot
as heard and he toppled over dead.
“This was the account told by
nnie May Kerns, a small colored
arl, and her statement was borne
it by the fact that the bullet
issrd through his undershirt and
idy but not through his coat or
“The shooting was on El ford St.
most at Brown, one Ww. k from
ain street, and officers were noti
»d at once. Alt’. Bridges appears to
.ve been about 40 or more years of
[e. Chief of Detectives Hammond
ished to the scene and made an
“Mr. Bridges has had extensive
isiness interests here in Hie past,
one nine lie conducted t turni
re establishment on South Mam
Surviving are one son, Ernest
idges. and one daughter, Miss
Gilmers is announcing a ' bargain
mival," extending over three days
a double page ‘spread" in The
The big advertisement announces
ice cuts to make the community
the proverbial act of sitting up.
School Crisis In Shelby; Gardner’s Lead Growing
Shelby Schools Face
Crisis Now Unless A
Boost Made In Taxes
Must Increase Tax Or Cut School Off Ac
credited List by 8-Months Term. Enroll
ment Ga:n Surpasses Property Valuation
Gain Is Cause.
A .statement, supported by ac
tual facts and figures, was is
sued today by the Shelby school
board in which >t was declared
that an additional tax levy for
the city school, must be made
or the school term would have
to be cut from nine months to
eight months. This would mean
that Shelby would be taken off
the accredited list of high
schools in the state.
The only alternative, according to
the statement. Is that' inexperienc
ed teachers be employed and this
plan, the board, says has already
proven Unsatisfactory to the school
patrons of the city.
10-Cent Raise Needed.
The tax levy must be increased
from a 30-cent maximum to a 40
cent maximum or the school taken
off the accredited list, is the bare
announcement of oeie paragraph.
One To Extension.
The finance shortage is due for
one thing to the fact that in the
extension of the city limits the en
rollment increased fifty percent
while the property valuation in
creased only 40 per cent. It is shown
by figures that the increase in prop
erty valuation of a period of years
has not kept pace with the steeadily
increasing enrollment in the schools.
Which is to say that hundreds of
new pupils have enrolled with nq
extra property valuation to take
care of the additional expense.
Another reason cited for the in
crease is a need of more teachers
and more rooms. A table of statis
tics show that Shelby has more pu
pils per teacher and per room than
the average of all the other cities
in the state.
Another table shows that Shelby’s
tax rate is 13 cents less than the
average city tax rate in the state,
and that the amount of money rais
ed per child is $10 less than the
average city schools of the state.
Other figures show that the total
school tax levy is 5ft cents less per
$100 valuation in Shelby than the
state average, and one dollar less
per hundred than in some cities of
the state. The per pupil cost of the
schools in Shelby is approximately
$5 less than the state average.
Sipce the need of action >s urgent
the following statement is made by
the city school board with the re
quest that it be given the fair con
sideration of all Shelby citizens:
“To the Voters of the Shelby Special
Charter District, No. 33:
"It has become absolutely neces
sary for your board of education to
appeal to you for an additional tax
levy to meet the needs of the public
schools for current expenses. This
appeal should have been made
more than a year ago, but. the pros
pect of an eight months school
term in Cleveland county caused us
to defer the matter. An increase of
.state and county support through
the medium of an eight month
school would have made it possible
; for us to carry on the school with
out any additional local tax. For
two years the board has looked in
every direction for relief in.the mat
ter of financing the Schools without
(Continued on page six.)
8?hco!s Of Shelby
Have Two Authors
One lias Book Published And The
Other Writes For
In the Shelby schools this year
are two authors, one whose book is
to be published and the other a
S. M. Eddleman, a new member of'
the Shelby school faculty, in secur
ing his master's degree at the uni
versity wrote a thesis on "Financ
ing Extra Curricula Activities.’
Book publishers who saw the manu
script immediately decided to pub
lish it in book form.
Columbus Andrews principal of
Central high school, has an arti
cle in the current number of the
Kiwanis mrgrzine on the subject of
"Urban and Rural Inter-depend
Invited To Dine
All ex*sprvice men are in
vited and cordially invited to
attend the Armistice Day
celebration in Shelby Satur
day, Nov, 10 (tomorrow)
1'here will be an unveiling
ceremony of the bronze tab
erected to the deceased vet
erans, beginning at 10 o’clock
on the court square, a speech
in the court house by Col.
Albert Cox, a dinner by the
woman's elubs and a football
game in the afternoon.
The names of the ex-service
men are not known so it is
impossible to send invitations
to them, so the Daughters of
the American Revolution and
the various woman’s clubs
take this method of inviting
all ex-service men as well as
the public to the exercises
here Saturday. Ex-service
men are cordially invited to
the dinner that will be served
them at noon.
Montgomery Ward Manager Resting
Beter After Attack Elec
Chester H. Bond. Montgomery
Ward and company's manager, at
tacked on east Warren street elec
tion night, and beaten into insen
sibility by two negro bandits, was
resting comparatively easily at the
Shelby hospital today.
Meantime an intensive search has
been made for his assailants in
vain. Chief Richards said Thurs
day that he believes the two ne
groes highballed after the attack.
"Two strange negroes, very black,
and wearing lumberjack sweaters,
such as Mr. Bond described, were
seen here election day,” the chief
said. “They were strangers, and I
believe they were the ones who put
over the hold-up, and then beat it.
"We searched the whole country
side in the vicinity of the hold-up
Tuesday night, immediately after it
was reported to us. but we found no
trace of the culprits.”
Mr. Bond was hit on the head,
apparently with the butt of a gun.
and seriously injured, so much so
the wound was diagnosed as mild
concussion of the brain.
Despite his suffering, he went to
tWfe store Wednesday, but collapsed
late in the day, and was hurried to
Only One In Western Section Of
State To Support Democratic
A group of Confederate vets who
gathered about the court square
monument here yesterday and talk
ed in sorrowful tones of their state
going Republican, got at least one
consolation from the outcome
Cleveland county, it appears from
returns yet incomplete, was the only
county in either Piedmont ar West
ern North Carolina to give the
Democratic nominee for president a
lead over the Republican nominee.
The official vote in this county
shows that Gov. Smith led presi
dent-elect Hoover by 148 votes.
No Democratic candidate, county,
state* congressional or national, in
this county ran behind his Repub
• MORE CITY NEWS WILL BE
FOUND ON PAGES FIVE AND
SIX OF THIS ISSUE.)
LEAVES FROM AN EX-OOUGHBOY‘S SCRAPBOOK
On Sunday, Nov, 11, a shell-torn field in France will form the background for many an ex-dough
boy’s memories. Around it will cluster other pictures of wartime adventures now just ten years old.
Pictures of dugouts, of shell-shattered walls, of marching through little, deserted French villages.
And memories, too, of the day the wax ended. Remember the thrill of that day? Above are-pic
tured a few pictures from an ex-doughboy’s scrapbook, with two views of the histoiic railroad car ia
which the armistice was signed, Nov. 11, ISIS.
Cleveland To Honor War Dead
Here On Saturday At Unveiling
Col. Cox To Make Address. Dinner On Fori
World War Vets. College Football Game
In Afternoon. Is First Tribute To Dough
A speech by Col. Albert Cox of
Raleigh, former commander of the
American Legion, the unveiling of
a beautiful bronze tablet to the 31 '
men from Cleveland who died or
were killed in the world war, and
a football game between Boiling i
Springs Junior college and Wingate
Junior college, are the features on
the program of the Armistice Day
celebration to be held in Shelby
This is the first time since the j
World War closed ten years ago
that Armistice Day has been ob
served in Cleveland county and
everybody has an invitation to at
tend the exercises.
Dinner For Ex-Service Men
A dinner will be served by the
woman’s clubs of Shelby to all ex
service men in the county and this
is an invitation for them to come.
A meal is being prepared for three
hundred or more and it Would be
a disappointment to the ladles for
the ex-service men not to come. All
the colored ex-service men are in
vited also and a place will be pro
vided to feed them.
The names and addresses of the
ex-service men is not known so a
personal invitation cannot be ex
tended. The invitation, therefore,
goes to all through the press and
readers of The Star who know ex
service men who are likely not to
read of the celebration, are asked
to notify them.
War parents, that is fathers and
mothers of the 31 deceased soldiers,
have a special invitation to attend
and occupy seats of honor on the
west portico of the court house
where the unveiling will take place.
These parents should make them
selves known to a lady who will bt:
in charge of these reserved seats.
The unveiling program begins at
10:15 o’clock with music by the high
school band under the direction of
Prof. W. T. Sinclair.
Invocation by Dr. Zeno Wall,
former chaplain in the World War.
Dedication speech by Hon D. Z.
Newton, former chairman of the
Acceptance by A. E. Cline, chair
man oi Board of County Commis
Unveiling by Little Miss Pearl
Reading oi roll of honor.
Volley fired by platoon of soldiers
from Company K under command
of Capt. Peyton McSwain.
Sounding of taps by company’s
Announcements and benediction.
Speech And Dinner.
This unveiling service will last
only 30 or 40 minutes, after which
the crowd will go in the court room
where Mike Austell, commander of
the Warren Hoyle Post of American
Legion will be master of ceremonies
and introduce the speaker. Col.
Albert Cox of Raleigh. Music will
be furnished before and after the
speech by the high school band and
at the closing of this part of the
program the ex-service men will
be served a dinner on the second
floor, of the Carl Thompson build
ing on West Warren street. All ex
service men are invited.
The football game between Boil
cot. ALBERT COX.
mg Springs and Wingate Junior j
colleges will be played on the high
school athletic field here beginning
at 3 o'clock. j
1 ABIXATKI) RETURNS FROM CLEVELAND COCNTV
Sharon , .
Ea.-i .. Trrzrr:
E- Kings Mt. ~
W. Kings Mt
Waco . .. _
Shefhv 1 „ .1.
She'by 2 ■ _
Shelby 4 rrr:
South Shelby 1”
Lattimore _ _
' 07 7
Fallston . 4.-.
Mui's J’_ 7771
Casar .. _77I
Total „ . . -r —..i 4914 I 4766 6453 3678
Majority.j 148 |
Ii 1043 |
- ; 95
| Here Around 2,000
I ■ __
A. F. Newton Leads Ticket In Official
County Vote; Gardner Gets County’s High
est State Vote. Allen Behind Ticket About
500. Official County Vote Gives Smith
148 Lead Over Hoover.
Shelby's Governor Has Growing
I-ead. Mammoth Vote Cast
In N. C.
Charlote, Nov. 9.—The majority
of Herbert Hoover over Gov. Alfred
E. Smith in North Carolina probably
will be in the neighborhood of 50,
000 when official returns of the
election are tabulated by the state
election board two weeks hence.
O. Max Gardner. Democratic can
didate for governor, apparently will
have a lead of more than 75,000 over
Herbert F. Seawell, Republican,
when the vote is finally tabulated,
the statej ticket running about 115,
000 votes ahead of Governor Smith.
Returns unofficially tabulated
here, many of them official figures,
last night gave the president-elect a
lead of 46.358 with 148 of the state’s
1,753 precincts missing. The missing !
precincts were scattered in all sec
tions of the state. The vote was
Hoover 310,183; Smith 263,825.
At the same hour the presidential
4)Mk}- ww-etruek tabulation of 1,
410 precincts for governor, most of
them official figures, showed Gard
ner leading Seawell by 67,938 votes.
The vote was Gardner 395,636; Sea
Estimates that the vote in North
Carolina would exceed 600.000 ap
peared to be borne out by the re
turns as up to last night a total of
574,008 votes had been accounted for
with official figures received from
the tabulation boards showing little
variation from the unofficial figures.
One error was discovered in the
tabulation which increased the Hoo
ver majority nearly 3,000 votes, the
entries for Gaston county having
By G. O. P. Opponent
Wishes Democrat Beneficial Ad
O. Max Gardner has been elected
governor of North Carolina. And
the most, convincing proof is that
he has been congratulated by his
Republican opponent, Herbert F.
Seawall, of Carthage.
Yetord-iy Mr. Gardner, at his of
fice here, received the following
wire from Mr. Seawell;
“Tn additional to my congratula
tions may 1 wish for your adminis
tration as govemor all the benefit:
that may possibly be secured to the
Mr. Gardner replied:
“Thanks for your gracious mes
sage. May we now all work together
for the building of a finer state.”
SI0 For Mutilatorj
Democrtic Tfcifets Are Changed In
A) Bennett’s Office. Reward
Sometime duringthe night before
the Tueday election 500 Democratic
tickets that had be-n collected and
pinned together and,left in the of
fice of At Bennett, leader for the
younger Democrats, were changed
A Republican national ticket put
in place of each of the 500 national
Democratic ticket and Mr. Bennett
delivered them at the court house
tor the voters without knowing of
the change until many of them had
been voted, he says.
Since some Republican is thought
to have shitted the tickets, a Re
publican is trying to clear up the
matter.- B. £, Williams,, Republican
member of the county board of elec
tions and defeated candidate for
house of representatives is offering
a reward of $10 for the name of the
party who perpetrated the wrong.
The official vote count for Cleve
land county made very few cnanges
in The Cleveland Star check of elec
The official vote shows that
Smith led Hoover in the county by
148 votes instead of 168.
In the county races A. F. New
ton, Democratic register of deeds
led the county ticket with a lead of
2,121 over R. T. Mauney, jr., his op
ponent. The least Democratic ma
jority was that given Irvin Allen,
candidate for sheriff, who led his
Republican opponent, R. A. Lackey,
by 1.043 votes. The average Dem
ocratic lead for county offices rang
ed between 1,900 and 2,100.
Governor Goes Good.
The official count shows that
governor-elect O. Max Gardner car
ried more votes in his home county
than any other candidate, with an
official lead over H. F. Seawell, Re
publican, of 2,775.
Congressman Bulwinkle by offi
cial count held a lead of 1,711 over
C. A. Jonas.
A table of the actual vote by pre
cincts is published in this issue as
to the presidential, the guberna
torial, the sheriff’s race, and the
congressional race. The vote Is
not tabulated for remaining races,
that is not by precincts.
Totals for county and state races
not published in the assembled table
by precincts follow:
Legislature—O. M. Mull <X)) 6056;
B. JE. Williams 4R> 4154.
Register deeds—A. F. Newton (D)
6185; R. T. Mauney, jr„ <R> 4064.
Treasurer—Mrs. Mary Yarborough
(D) 6091; Mrs. Geo. Goforth (R)
Coroner—T. C. Eskridge <D>
6093; W. G. Whitworth (R) 4149.
Surveyor—D. R. S. Frazier (D)
6095; Zero Mull <R> 4156.
Commissioners—A. E. Cline (D)
5954; R. L. Weathers (D) 6051; G.
M. Gold t'D) 5987; E. B. Hamrick
(R) 4239; J. R. Price (R> 4121* L.
A. Gettys <R> 4213.
When the official tabulation was
made yesterday several precincts
had not filled in the blanks for
county recorder and for county court
solicitor. The latter office was not
contested by the Republicans. In
the recorders race Horace Kennedy
iD) had 5314 votes with four pre
cincts not reported and H. L. Toms
(R) had 3655 with three precincts
With four precincts not reported
P. Cleveland Gardner, unopposed
Democratic candidate for county
solicitor, had 5,540 votes.
County Vote Cn state.
In the state race Gov. Gardner
led with a majority Of 2,175. The
other State Democratic candidates,
for lieutenant-governor, secretary
state, auditor, treasurer, etc., had
majorities over their Republican
rivals of 2,033 with two exceptions.
These exceptions were Frank Grist,
commissioner labor and printing,
and A, T. Allen, supt. of public
instruction, who received one vote
less than the other Democratic can
didates, or majorities of 2,032.
Sheriffs Race Close.
Due to the fact the Irvin Allen s
home town of Kings Mountain
gave him no big lead the race for
sheriff was closer than the othev
races. The four Shelby boxes gave
the new Democratic sheriff a bet
ter proportionate vote than did his
home town. Lackey, the Republi
can candidate, received E8G votes in
Kings Mountain, but only €60 in
Shelby. Allen led his opponent in
Kings Mountain by only 115 votes,
but was given a lead of 1 055 in
the four Shelby boxes.
No great number of Democrrts.
taking the county generally,
scratched their tickets the official
vote shows. A Oood number who
voted the state and county tickets
did not vote for Gov. Smith, but
apparently about one out of every
five or six who did not vote for
Smith voted for Hoover. This ratio
was higher in several orecincts,
going up to three out of five. Five
hundred and sixty-nine oeople who
voted in the county race did not
vote for the presidential nominees.
In the state race 10,131 votes were
east; in the county race 10,249
votes, and in the presidential race
9,680. This would indicate that sev
eral hundred people scratched the
Democratic national ticket in the