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CLEVELAND'S ONLY SEMI-WEEKLY PAPER
VOL. XXXII, No. 4
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
FRIDAY JAN. 11. 1924.
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CLEVELAND AGAIN
MINUS ON ROADS
KISTI EK’S ROAD PROGRAJVI
IS AsSAILED.
Funds Of Cleveland And Other
Counties Go To Make Up Oth
ers’ Over-Allotments.
The pcope of Cleveland and Ruther
ford counties, are aroused and dis
cussing indignantly what appears to
them to be a discrimination in the dis^
tribution of funds of the ninth district
in the state highway program, of both
the $50,000,000 appropriation and the
additional appropriation of $15,000,
000, by A. M. Kistler, commissioner
for the district. Just what action
wijl be taken \iy the people and com
missioners of the two counties is net
known, but following a conference
here last week with Mr. Kistler, when
he made himself plain in saying that
the two counties would not receive
what hr promised them last March as
their equitable allotment, the alleged
discrimination has been the sole topic
of conversation.
Another Issue?
The ire of the two counties, which
has been slumbering since the reign
of Me Bee, K is tier’s predecessor, who
shortened the allotment of the two
counties to the evident benefit of oth
ers, has arisen anew, and as senti
ment now prevails if the alleged dis
crimination is made another road bond
issue at anytime in the future would
receive a colder reception in tin's sec
tion than that offered any explorer of
the Polar regions. According to the
manner local people view K is tier’s
present plans. Rutherford and Cleve
land are not the only counties to suf
fer a gross discrimination but five
other counties of the district have a
similar fate in the matter of roads
meted out.
It will be remembered that John B.
McBee, the first road commissioner of
the district resigned following charg
es by practically every county in the
district that funds allotted them were
being used in his home county of
Mitchell. A. M. Kistler, of Burke was
named as hi3 successor, and at a
meeting of the Shelby Kiwanis club1
last March he disussed future allot
ments with the leading men in the
sections around state highway No. 20.
Cleveland county’s original allotment
from the two appropriations was Us
ed at $703,057, which was termed an
equitable division of the district's ap
propriation. Contracts were let by Me
Bee during his term for $655,032,
leaving a sum of $237,125 of the origi
nal allotment unlet. At his contcr
encc with the leading men of the sec-,
tion in March Kistler promised that
the remainder of the allotment, that
is what of the allotment remained aft
er McBee had given more than the
equitable allotment to the counties of
Mitchell, McDowell ami Avery, this
necessarily leaving a shortage in the
allotmeht of the other counties in the
district, would be given the county by
him.
neavy iraveneo itoad.
His statement was taken as made.
The Charlotte-Asheville highway lead
ing through Kings Mountain, Sheiby
and Rutherfordton, is one of tlie
heaviest traveled roads in North Ca’ -
olina. While in office McBee let con
tracts covering that portion of the
highway from Kings Mountain to
Shelby. This is the only road, it being
now under construction, that the coun
ty has received from both appropria
tions. The people of the two counties,
according to Kistler’s statement ex
pected that the road be continued to
Rutherfordton and on as far as che
remaining allotment of the counties
allowed, this being $237,125 in Cleve
land and something over $200,000 in
Rutherford. Something like one
month ago reports reached this sec
tion that contracts were being let only
on the central highway through Mc
Dowell county, and again it seemed
that the allotments of Cleveland and
Rutherford as well as the other coun
ties in the district were to be lessened
to take care of the over-allotment of
McDowell. This report brought a re
quest from a number of prominent
men of Cleveland and Rutherford and
the commissioners of the counties for
the commissioner to hold another con
ference concerning the manner in
which the funds were being distribut
ed.
At the conference, held last week,
the commissioner told those present
that he intended to carry through his
program in McDowell and that this
program would naturally take part of
the appropriation allotted, the other
counties in th£ district. Asked to make
his program more definite, Kistler
explained that of the $237,125 left the
county from the original division the
county would probably receive only
about $90,000 after the work in Mc
Dowell on the central highway is com
pleted. This means that $147,000 of
Cleveland's share will be used in other
counties in the district and a similar
portion of the other counties will also
be used in the completion of the work
in McDowell and Henderson. Similarly
Billy Sunday May
Visit Shelby Soon
Notfd Evangelist Has Been Invited
to Spend Day at Cleveland
Springs Hotel.
iijiiy Sunday, the noted evangelist,
has tentatively accepted an invitation
to spend Monday, .January 21, at Clev
eland Springs. Should Mr. Sunday
come he will he accompanied by his
evangelistic party and the day will
be spent in mi.y>d recreation and rest
at Cleveland’s famed resort.
The,evangelist, who is drawing
such large crowds to the Charlotte
tabernacle, does not conduct any
meetings on Mondays and being
aware of this fact Manager aVn
story, of Cleveland Springs, extended
an invitation to Mr. Sunday and his
party through Clarence Q. Kuester
for them to spend Monday at the
springs, tendering them the use of
the golf links, the springs, and a
hearty welcome from Shelby and
Cleveland county.
Should Mr. Sunday defintely decide
to come Mr. Vanstory Says he will
hold a reception during the day at
which time an opportunity to meet
the evangelist will he offered Shelby
and Cleveland people.
The following item from the one
Minute page of the Charlotte Obser
ver shows what kind of welcome Mr.
Kuester expects the evangelist to re
ceive at Cleveland Springs:
"Mr. Sunday has two delightful
visits ahead," said Kuester Wednes
day.
"A wire came Wednesday from Man
ager Vanstory, of Cleveland Springs,
inviting Mr. Sunday and party to be
his guest* Monday next, and tender
ing them the use of the golf links,
all the water they could drink, all
that they could eat of the fat of the
land, and the heartiest of welcome
from th'; management and everybody
in Cleveland county wit hthe big men
of Shelby thrown in.
“Then the Lions of Gastonia have
gotten jealous about the Charlotte
Lions having Billy and they have
come over with a big roar to ask him
to he their guest during his visit. I
don’t know of two places in south
where Billy would be more royally
treated than at Cleveland Springs and
Gastonia, and I’m betting strong on]
his going.”
MR. JACOB LEDFORD DIES
AT IHE AGE OF EIGHTY-TWO
A recent death notice appearing in
The Star noted the passing of John
C. Ledford when it should have been
Jacob C. Ledford who died at the
home of his son Zollie Ledford in
Lower Cleveland at the age of 82
years.
Mr. I edford was the second son of
the late E. E. and Fanny Ledford. He
was married to Rachael Costner,
daughter of Daniel Costner and to
this union was born s'x children, T. V.
Ledford, Mrs. Lee Bell, Mrs. T. R.
ell, Mrs. D. J. Lovelace, Zollie Led
ford and Mrs. Rufus Sanders. He has
30 living- grand children andii great
grandchildren. His devoted wife pass
ed away November 11, 11)07 and since
that time he has been living with his
children.
The county commissioners express,
ed their interest in the health of the
county by appropriating: $3,000 for
bovine tubercular eradication. Ac
cording to department representa
tives Lincoln county agreed to ap
propriate for the test work provided
Gaston would. Gaston had the same
feeling provided Cleveland done so,
and now with this county’s endorse
ment three counties have decided to
have healthier dairy and home herds.
Rutherford will lose around $150,000
of her original share. Estimating on
this basis Cleveland and Rutherford
counties will actually receive only 83
per cent of their allotted share under
the state plan of division.
Not McDowell’s Fault.
Under McBeo, Cleveland county, one
of the largest counties in the district,
received 14 miles of hardsurface—
Kings Mountain to Shelby. According
to the plans made known by Commiss
ioner Kistler at the conference last
week only two and a fraction more
miles can be constructed unuir his
program. This means 16 miles for the
county out of an original allotment, of
$793,057, with a similar deal in Ruth
erford, and it is hard for the people of
the two counties, who were strong for
the North Carolina road program, to
understand why Kistler's latest plans
could be considered equitable and just
to the seven other counties in the dis
trict besides McDowell, Mitchell and
Henderson.
It is not the opinion of local people
that McDowell is to be blamed for
more than her allotted share being
used on the central highway, but con
sidering the natural barriers and ob
structions in the county it seems that
the project should be completed by the
state and not at the expense of the
allotments of the other counties in the
district.
ORGANIZE BOARD
OF AGRICULTURE
MASS MEETING IS CALLED
FOR MONDAY
Each Township Represented on
hoard to Promote Progressive
Agriculture In County
At a meeting helil Wednesday after
noon in tno office of County Agent R.
I'-. Lawrence and attended by leading
farmers of practically every town
ship in the county a county board of
agriculture for Cleveland county was
organizes The new board, which i
another move towards placing the
farming industry on a systematic ba
sis, will meet the first Monday in
each month similar to the boards of
education and commissioners to take
VP anything that is for the bePcr in
terest of the farmers of the county or
that wil' promote agriculture in the
coun'y.
The borrd will be made up of eleven
men, one from each township, in the
county. Officers of the new organiza
tion named Wednesday are: (). Max
Gardner, president; J. B. atCmore
of Baltimore. vice-president; Wayne
L. Ware of Kings Mountain, <>cre
tary-trea: urer. Seven members of tbe
l>oard, who were in attendance Wed.
nesday, have already been named
They are: Jasper Y. Hamrick, of No.
2 township; C. S. Rollins, of No. 3:
Wayne L.. Waret of No. 1; O. M.
Gardner of No. ft; J. B. Lattimore, of
No .7; E. t . Weathers, of No R, and
Edney Willis, of No. 10. The fo.n- re
maining members, leading farmers of
townships No. 1, 5, 0 and 11 will be
named at an early date.
Mass Meeting on Monday.
The. newly-organized board follow,
ing tbe perfection of the organiza
tion Wednesday decided to call a
mass meeting of all Cleveland county
farmers to be held in the court house
here Monday, January 14, at 10:30
o’clock- This is one of the first mass
moves for improved farming in a
county already hrdd out as an exam
ple to others and should bring out
every farmer within the boundaries
of the county. The meeting will be in
interest of better fertilization and
present »hat day will be two speakPrs
thoroughly familiar with the subject:
W. F. Pate, of the State college ex
tension service, and Dr. Skinner, from
the bureau of plant industry at Wash
ington. Local farmers and members
of the new board will also make talks
to the assemblage.
This meeting will be an initial move
ment in a fertilizer campaign staged
to acquaint the farm folk of the
county with the different uses of fer
tilizers m growing crops, the home
mixing of fertilizers and methods of
figuring out fertilizer formulas.
Following the fertilizer campaign
a county wide raint-up campaign will
he put on for the purpose of improv.
ing in nppei^-an^e and durability the
farm houses and barns in the county.
These are only two of the initial steps
of the board, which will endeavor the
year through to aid in any progres
sive agricultural work.
Recorder’s Court
Brings In $9,758.33
$8,544.90 Of Fines And Costs During
Year Of 1923 Coes To County
School Fund.
A summary or th“ docket of the
Cleveland county recorder’s court for
the year of 1923 shows that total fines
and costs collected by the court dur
ing the year totalled $9,758.37 This
:nakes an average of about $795 col
lected each month by the court in fin
es and costs. $8,544.90 of the total
amount goes to the county school fund.
This money together with dog and poll
iax being used in covering the ex
pense of operating and equipping the
county schools. The remainder, of $1,
213.43, goes to the general county
fund.
During the year there were 601
submissions and convictions in the
'ourt as compared with 126 acquittals.
The road and jail sentences during the
year’s grind of the court was not to
talled, but the "notljcr of fines impos
ed is considerably larger than the
number of road and jail sentences.
The county recorder's court has
been functioning in this county for 12
years. An act was passed in the lcgis
atufe of 1911 authorizing the court
and H. T. Hudson was the first re
corder. He was followed by J. A. An
thony, who was succeeded by Judge
B. T. Falls, the present recorder, in
February 1910.
“Hear Billy Sunday once a week
or go to jail,’* Judge Stack told Char
lotte gamblers Tuesday. The jurist
evidently wants Billy to have the best
of material to work on.
Our idea of eternal hate is defined
in the Paris woman who died recently
leaving her husband a large sum of
money on the condition that he stay
away from her funeral.
Baptists to Have Day
Fasting and Prayer
| January Ifith In Sot Apart By The
RapHstn Of North Carolina To Be
Obaerved This Way.
At the request of the Pastor's con
! fcrence and workers council of thu
Kim * Mountain Baptist Associntibit
I wish to call to your attention the
day of fasting anil prayer set ,aiart
I'y (he State Baptist convention in
Gustonia in December. It was decided
that Wednesday January lrtth be used
in all the churches of the state as a
special day of prayer and fasting in
which so far as practicable we should
meet in our churches and unite in
prayers of Thanksgiving and petition
'or the blessings of God.. God lias
been exceedingly good to us as a peo
ple during the year gone and wi are
under obligation to Him to keep close
to Him during the New Year. We
are very anxious that this day shall
be generally observed by the people
of our association, especially for the
good that shell come to us in a spirit
ual way and the good that shall go
out from us through such service as
we may be able to do when we have i
prayed. We hope that every member!
of a Baptist church who shall sue this
request shall bring the matter to the’
attention of their church and arrange !
for the public meeting of the church
on that day or on scpie day as near
that date as can be arranged. I have!
a feeling that it should be some other
day than Sunday, hi case no public
meetings can be arranged in your
hurch remember as individuals thntJ
we are called to prayer with fasting
hi d keep the day so far as we can
with ourselves, our families and our
ni ighbors. It has been suggested that
where it will not be rtmvenient for all
the people to go at one time of the
day that the church be kept open and
three or four short services be held
during the day. Let us come back to
God in humility anil, depending on him
h t us determine to do our utmost dur
ing this year for Him and the King
dom. It is a personal feeling of mine
thnt it would be a fine thing for us on
tins day to bring to the altar a spe
cial offering for kingdom work. May
the Lord of all biasing bless us in
this great undertaking!
Pattern ally? '
W. O. JOHNSON.
First Baptist Church
Bible rchool meets as usual at 10 a.
m. Great lesson and enjoyable wor
ship. Be in your place —on time. This
will be your first real good chance
to be at church and Sunday school in
this year.
The pastor s subject at the morning
hour will be, "Our First Duty as
Church Members.” Good music and
a cordial welcome. Come and see.
Subject of the evening sermon will
be, “Hiding Our Faces.” This will he
a practical appeal for Iietter Chris
tian living as well as for beginning
the ( hr.stian life now. Young people
are especially invited. All welcome.
Morning worship at 11:00 o’clock.
Evening worship at 7:00 o’clock.
Wednesday evening meeting at 7
o clock. I his is a meeting for wor
ship and instruction and each Wed
i nexday evening there will be some
j special feature in the service.
J uui^rin m runi)
AT ZION DECEMBER 11TH
Miss Sara Green who Jived with her
two sisters on the Cleveland Springs
road died December 13th at the ape
ape of ,'7 years and was buried De
cember 1-lth at Zion Baptist church,
the funeral services being conducted
by Rev. Rush Padgett. She had been
a member of Ross Grove church for
40 years and was a woman much ad
mired by her many friends. She was a
| faithful worker and known to many
Shelby people to whom the news of
her death is learned with regret. Sur
viving are three sisters and two
brothers. Notice of her death would
have appeared earlier, but informa
tion was slow coming to the attention
of The Star.
Cc'Mral Methodist Church.
Sunday school Sunday at 9:4.').
Interesting classes for all. If you
are a member of the school may we
not count on you to he present? If
you are not we most cordially invite
you to join.
Preaching at II a. m. by the pastor
subject “Have We Been True to Our
Trust/’
At 7 p m. the pastor will have for
the subject, “If I Were a Boy”. All
are most cordially invited. Parents
are urged to be present with their
children especially for the evening
service.
Camnbell Department store at
Lawndale has just received a car of
5V galvanized roofing. See them be
fore you buy. Ad
Campbell Dept, store Lawndale has
a compl *te line of the noted "Oliver”
plows and parts, Adv
WATER SUPPLY IS
BEING IMPROVED
BOARD OF HEALTH i*»EN
CIVS ADVICE.
Advise New Pump Station But
•’resent One Will Be Improved.
•Health Men and A Mermen Tilt
*mno«gn some members of the
town council won- firm in their con.
viction that clear water is on ,ier puri
fieil limn rnu'Idj water, Chief Engin
ner Miller and Mr. Beatty, repr.-.en
ntive. of the state board of health
dropped in Wednesday night to ad
vise any contemplated improvements
and convinced (he council that muddy
water is easier to purify than clear
water. The town authorities had
planned to t uy a million gallon him.
tling basin at the pump station to
hold a supply of water to he celled
into use .vhen the river gets muddy
because of rains, but th<> representa
tives from the state hoard of health
argued that this is not the remedy
and such an expenditure would be
practically worthless. The hoard of
health men adv'sed a new and more
modern plant at the pump station, but
the council thought this prohibitive in
cost, so certain improvements wdl hs
made at once at a cost of several
hundred dollars which will make the
plant meet the needs of the town for
at leu-n several years. So instead of
building a new settling basin-at a
cost of .*(>,0(10, new sand will.be plac
ed in the present basins, new filter
heads installed and other improve
ments made that will put the plant
in passable condition at a cost of only
a few hundred dollars.
Certain members of the town coun
cil had a word tilt with the boar d of
health representatives over their dif
ference of ideas in clearing muddy
and clear water, but at the close of
the discussion the health board re.
presentedives had convince^ them that
muddy water is easier to clear and
purify than clear water. The water
supply a month ago was not up to
state health requirements, but since
tchnt time it has been greatly im
proved and the proposed improve,
meats will make the plant pass the
state board’s standard.
The (ward of health representatives
assured the council that a chemist will
be furnished for a few weeks to in
struct the present pump station man.
Mr. Frank Crane in the operation of
the plant and especially in the pro
portions of chemicals to use.
While ‘here were word tilts between
the board of health men and the al
dermen, it was all in a good natured
way and resulted in the exchange of
valuable information on the operation
of water plants.
Blastus White Died
On East Graham St.
talented Young Musician Succumbs
to Ki range (.land Trouble—Buried
at Double Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Blast us White, ago 32 years,
and son of Mrs. Margaret White died
at his mother's home on East Gra
ham street Wednesday evening at 5
o’clock following an illness since last
August from a peculiar gland trouble
for which physicians and doctors in
two hospitals found no remedy. Mr.
White was a very talented young mu
sican, naving been educated at the
State school for the blind at Raleigh
where he made a special study of
music. Mr. White could play most any
instrument and was possessed with an
unusual talent for music. Since his
school ilays Iip devoted his time to
piano tuning in which he was very
proficient.
Mr. White was a member of the
First Baptist church of Shelby and a
highly consecrated young man with a
host of friends to whom the news of
death will be learned with deep sor
row. He is survived by his mother,
one brother, N. O. White and the fol
lowing sisters, Mrs. Tom Green, Mrs.
Julius W. Branton, Mrs. B. Allen,
Mrs. 0. A. Blanton, of Gastonia, and
Misses Edith and Susan White who
live at home.
The funeral was conducted yester
day both from the residence on East
Graham and at the Double Springs
Baptist church by Revs R. I, Ecmons,
I>. G. Washburn and W. G. Camp,
Take, your produce to Campbell De
partment Stores for best results. Rev
member a dollar's worth of produce
will buy as much as a dollar cash.
“Riding on the Rail’’ and being a
“Dark Horse” are evidently two differ
ent things. Bryan made it plain that
Jo. Daniels will not he his choice for
the democratic presidential nominee.
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If you are needing anything in
furniture of any kind, rugs, stoves,
ranges, heaters, etc., the best thing
you can do is to see Campbell Dept.
Store, Lawndale. Ad
Cleveland Eggs Now
Are Much In Demand
_ __ ■
j Firnf Kgg \Hsoriation in State Meet
ing With Suffers In Handling f
Product.
Among the things that belong to the
l>j gone days in < levt land county is
old half-bushel basket with its
cotton seed as n method of trnnaport
I mg the eggs of the count'- *« mnrU1
I An attractive carton labelled with the
i guarantee of "egga of quality” by the
| ( leveland jaunty Cooperative Egg
Producers Association has taken its
I place. With the passing of the bas
! kct and its cotton seed conies a now
j honor to the county. Formerly eRgs
| were eggs, some were good and others
j were not so good, but now strictly
| fresh Cleveland county eggs arc niucn
in demand. Prominent cafeterias, ca
j -erers and produce men are already
calling for eggs they know to be
good, the kind their customers demand
and it is safe to say one year from
now people who arc “choley" about
1-heir food will Ih* demanding eggs that
come from the Hluefield cartons ship
ped weekly out of Cleveland county.
And again systematic maiketing is
proving beneficial to the farmer. The
Clcveland County Egg Producers As
sociation was the first of the kind in
North Carolina and other communities
ate watching with interest the out
come of the new organization. Sixty- j
nine farmers with a total of 5,5410
hers have already listed with the as
sociation, which has as its hcadquar- !
•eis the store building on North Wash
ington street just south of the Sea
hoard depot. There the eggs are cand
led, graded, packed in the attractive
eartons and shipped to all sections -if
the country. Twice each week farmers '
belonging to the association gather
up their eggs and bring them to Man
ager W. L: Padgett, who is in charge
"f the grading and marketing. From
the camil-ng process only three grades')
of eggs result. The “No. 1 egg,” tile \
kind that makes the big hotel ste
wards smile as they open them;*the
"No. 2 egg," which is just as good in i
quality hut slightly smaller than one i
and five-eights inches in diameter,'
and the No. 3 $gg” of the same quaf- 1
; lli' but with a slight crack or defect in 1
| appearance. No “bad eggs*' ever see i
! the interior of the carton and this is 1
, cause enough for the demand that has
already been created for eggs guar-!
in teed by a county of farmers to he
I strictly fresh.
County Commissioners
Pay Monthly Bills
! ! With the exception of leasing j
poition ol the county home tract t<
Fa-r association and making an ap
; propriation for bovine tubercular
work the county commissioners tram
acted little important business Mon
day. Something definite will likely b«
done at the next, meeting concerning
the new jail, it is said.
1’ G I.a vender rent for hay bale
fi.OO; Elizabeth Pruett, damage by
rabid dog $15; |) A Gostner, dam
age by rabid d .g $15; T. P. Jenks
work on seal $2.50; W. A Parker
damage by rabid dog $2fi; I„ G. Haw
kins bridge work $8; I) .P. Wash
burn, bridge work $2,50; J. D. Elliott
ni-KfKe work $3.75; J. R. Lee. lumbei
ami labor. $36; Shelby hospital, pro. j
fessional. service for pauper $25; H.;
T. Fulton, burial expenses of pauper
$10; Campbell department store
supplies for home *15.45; T. 0. Grigp
dental work. $9; County home bills,
*65 65; T, P. Eskridge, supplies
$3;>55; II. A. Logan, trips, expenses
and incidentals, *69.35; T. C. Esk-1
ridge, cot oners inquest $46.50; .1. Di
I .ineberger’s sons, supplies $*J.50; !
Paul Poston supplies *2.41; Paragon
Furniture Co., supplies $16: Southern!
Express company, express *1.21; Jno.
M. Best, *12.50; Shelby Printing Co., i
sunnlies, $3.25« Arev Brothers, oil
*8.78; Commercial Printcry,. supplies j
*3.50; Ir.na Wallace, home agent. *25
R. E Lawrence, county agent. $100;
Piedmont Telephone Co., $21.15; Wa
ter and Light plant *38.58; L. A
Blanton, rabid dog ramage, $12;
Washburn company, supplies $11.35;
Arcade Furniture Co., $3; E. W.
Dixon, capturing still, $20; Blanton
Electric Co., supplies $4.80;* Eagle
Roller Mill, supplies, $12; Wray-Hud i
son Co., supplies $18.38; Star Pub-1
lishing Co., supplies. $22; F D Wil- :
son capturing still, $20; R. B. Ken.
drick, trip to Gastonia $6.50; Corkins
Chemical Co., supplies $42.75; L. C.
Walker, bridge work, *2; W. R. New
ton, insurance $8.75: L. J. Wiggins,
bridge work $9; Walker-Evans index
$84: Shelby Printing Co., supplies.
*8; F. I). Wilson, official expenses, $6;
A. E. Cline, services as commission
er $96; T. W. Hamrick, supplies.
$2.75; G E C'anipe, damage by rabid
dog *78.55.
Messrs. Frank Hamrick, Hugh P.
Hoyle, Hudson Hartgrove and Chas.
Webb attended the Billy Sunday evan
gelistic meeting In Charlotte Tuesday
night. _._
BANK RESOURCES
NEAR 6 M'LUONS
i THREE SHELBY INSTITU
TIONS STRONG.
All Pay Dividends And Make
Fine Reports for 1923. Growth
Has Been Gratifying.
Uif> i.tal banking resources of the
throe banking institutions of Shelby
is $5,928,565.47 according to pub
li. hod statements as of December 31
ami at the annual meetings of tha
stockholders of these three strong
b*nhs, most gratifying reports were
made, th. year 1923 be'ng the best
year in the history of banking. The
three banks paid a total of $23,009 in
dividend i to their shareholders, and
1 laced substantial amounts to sur
plus and undiv.ded profits accounts.
The deposits run into the millions, in
dicating most prosperous condition of
the country and each bank official
expresses confidence in the Dusiness
conditions for the New Year. Th?
banks have been very generous m
alter of loans and have be-n *V
means of aiding farmers, mere''o'l»,"
■nanufa'durers and others in a wvi*
’hat is hardly equalled in any other
community.
Dirst National Pays 6 per cent
The annual meeting of the share
holders of the First National was
held in the directors’ room Tuesday'
morning at 11 oclock when the an
nual statement as previously publish,
rd was lead and was the cause.for
favorable comments by the sharehold
ers present. Upon motion of 0. Max
tlardner, the shareholders unanimous,
ly approved the purchase of the Mil
ler block by the directors with a
view of ultimately building a home
for the bank. The First National paid
its semi-annual dividend of six per
'■ent on a capital of $260,000 arnount
*ng to $15,000 and the following di.
rectors were elected: Chas. C. Blan
ton, John F. Schcnok, A. C. Miller,
James L. Webb, L. Gettys, Clyde
R. Hoey, O. M. Gardner, J. F. Rob
erts, Paul Webb, George Blanton and
Forrest Eskridge. The First National
mllers. book-keepers and clerks arc
C, S. Mull, O. Paxton Elliott, S. B.
Wilson, Winfred Dorsey, Alex Hoyle,
Jesse Bridges, Misses Ora Eskridge,
Catherine and Jennie Carpenter.
Cleveland Bank’s Growth.
The stockholders meeting of the
Cleveland Bank and Trust company
was also held Tuesday morning at P
o’clock in the director’s room, there
being a large attendance of share
holders who complimented the bank’s
fine showing. The bank is only a lit
tle over three years old but has paid
two annual dividends, paying this
year four per cent f>n its capital of
$125,000 amounting to $5,000. All de
partments of the bank are in fine
shape and the business is rapidly ex
panding, the total resources passing
the thre? quarter of a million mark.
The following directors were e^pet,
ed: R. E. Campbell, J. B. Lowery, H.
Fields Young, Rush Hamrick, Fred R
Morgan, Z. J. Thompson, J. L. Suttle,
W. J. Airy, J. J. Lattimore, J E Webb
and William Lineberger, The bank
owns its handsome and commodious
home an] is encouraging thrift in
many ways. Wm. Lineberger is pop
ular president, J. J. Lattimore cash
ier, J. L. Suttle manager insurance
department, Harold Griffin and Miss
Lottie Mae Hendrick clerks.
i mon i rusi rays a pt'r ceni.
The stockholders meeting of the
Union Trust company will not be held
until Tuesday of next week, but di
vidend checks on the capital stock of
$100,000 were mailed out last week to
the amount of three per cent semi-an
nual, a total of $3,000. $15,000 was
added to surplus, making the surplus
now $20,000. The Union Trust com
pany maintains branch institutions at
Fallston, Lawndale and Lattimore
and is serving the agricultural inter
est in those communities in a most
commendable way. The Union Trust
company's total resources are now
$973,55643.
Clerks in Shelby office are Guy
Roberts and Norman B. Lee, insur
ance department J. F. Roberts, man
ager with Miss Elizabeth Roberts
clerk. At the Lattimore branch Carl
B. Wilson is assistant cashier, Miss
Katie Mae Toms clerk; at Lawndale
John Francis Carpenter is assistant
cashier with J. D. S. Carpenter clerk;
Failston office Herman A. Beam, as
sistant cashier, Miss Willie May Cline
clerk.
Blameless.
American Legion Weekly.
Examining Lawyer: “Are you ac
quainted with any of the attorneys in
this case?”
Prospective Juror (excitedly turn
ing to judge): “Not guilty, Your
Honor!”
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