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LINCOLN AND WILSON
Pays Tribute To Lincoln And
Raps Oil Scandal In Address
Before Charlotte Rotary.
Abraham Lincoln “was the mar
velous by-product of the amalgama
tion of the poverty, sacrifice, initia
tive and racial purity of our undis
tinguished forebears, the poor whites
of the mountain south”, declared O.
Max Gardner, of Shelby, former lieu
tenant governor of North Carolina, in
a Lincoln’s birthday address, before
Charlotte Rotary club at its weekly
meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Gardner was introduced by
President Wade as “The most sin
cerely loved citizen of North Carolina,
a man having the broadest friend
ships of any man in the state.” He
was given a great ovation.
“The blood that coursed through
the veins of Zez V'ance was no more
truly southern than that which
coursed through the veins of Abra
ham Lincoln,” declared Mr. Gard
ner, in his address, which contained
both a tribute to the great world
figure whose birthday anniversary
was being observed and a vigorous
discussion of the present day indica
tions of recent corruption in high
places in Washington.
“The recent rottenness and in
trigue revealed in high office in
Washington must be laid bare in all
of its ramifications,” the speaker de
clared. “It is too black for white
“The faith of the average citizen
in his government is being sapped
and underminded and his confidence
blasted. He is dazed and w’onder
ing— wondering seriously— if all
public men are not for sale. This is
a terrible condition, and I am afraid
I have not overstated it. This
thought is the tragedy and shame
and danger and heart-ache of it all.
“If the time ever comes when the
average man is convinced that the
seat of his government js contami
nated and honeycombed with graft
and the selfish interests have suc
cessfully blinded the eyes of the pub
lic conscience, of our public men,
look out! Beware! It is then, and
only then, that I can begin to hear
the flop and flare of the red flag of
anarchy and the black flag of bol
shevism in free America. It is then
and only then that our institutions
will be underminded and our boasted
civilization desperately endangered.
Corruption the Exception
“Of course you know and I know
that the vast majority of our public
men in all political parties are hon
est, and that corruption is a rare ex
ception. But you know and I know
that right now there are millions of
people in America who firmly believe
that you can buy for a price (and
they are being bought) every public
man fh»m the President of the United
States^iown the line to the township
constable. It is the irony of fate and
the sarcasm of politics that the horn
est men in public life must suffer be
cause of the corruption of the few
who are not on the level.
“In this connection may I lay this
tribute upon the altar of North Car
olina’s public life and public men? I
have been intimately identified with
our state government and general as
sembly for many years, and I am
happy to say that I have never sus
pected any men in high office in
North Carolina, republican or demo
crat of being guilty of corruption in
the discharge of public duty. If this
statement is true, and I firmly believe
that it is, then it involves a higher
tribute to our citizenship than the un
cqualed and unexcelled social, agricul
tural and industrial development of
North Carolina, and affords a guar
antee of the state’s uninterrupted pro
gress to greater things than she has
ever yet achieved.
“With all the scandal and vicissi
tudes of American politics, it is
strengthening and refreshing to
pause and take a large draft of that
indefinitely something we are pleased
to call the true spirit of America”,
and boldly and triumphantly declare
that this great republic with all of
its indifference, has never yet elected
a crook to the Presidency of the Unit
ed States; and, what is more, never
Never Reached White House.
Many departments of our govern
ment Have at times been infested
with an actual criminal who has pros
tituted high office for private and per
sonal gain, but, thank God no slimy
trail has ever marked its way to blur
and blacken the integrity of the
White House. This fact, so faithfully
recurring in our national life, is con
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Permanent Organization Effected
There at Interesting Meeting
Held Monday Night.
A Kiwanis club was permanently
organized in FJorest City Monday
night at a meeting attended by repre
sentative men of that town and mem
bers of the Shelby club, which has
sponsored the organization there, to
gether with Joseph L. Bowles, jr.( in
ternational field representative.
An organization meeting w’as held
last week there but only a temporary
organization was formed to perfect
plans for the meting held Monday
night, at which officers and directors
were ele-ted and the various commit
tees appointed. The start-made by the
"l"b is auvoieious, there being 52
The meeting held in the school build
in?- th-'re was characterized as “full
of oep” and irjvaded bv the Kiwanis
spirit. In addition to the Shelby Ki
wanians, three Kiwanians were pres
ent from Lincnlnton. In addition to
the Forest City men who addressed
the meeting, lively talks were made
bv L. Burge Beam, president of the
Lincolnton club and county superin
tendent of education in Lincoln coun
tv ; C. A. Burrus and Rush Hamrick,
of the Shelby club. The selection of
a regular meeting palce and other de
tads of the active work of the new ■
club wilt be decided upon later by the
Officers and directors were:
President: Dr. Wm. A. Avers.
First vice president: Dr. A. C. Dun
Second vice president: J. H. Thom
Secretary: F. I. Barber
Treasurer: B. H. Long. -
Trustee: R. R. Blanton.
The board of directors: T. R. Pad
gett. M. W. Harris, B. B- Doggett. C.
F. Alcock. Charles Z. Fiack, W. P.
Ha«l and Cent. B. L. Smith.
"Shelby Kiwan-'ans attending the
meeting were: Messrs. George Moore,
Rush Hamrick. Jack Palmer. V*x
Washburn, J. S. Dorton and C. A.
Ho<*v I* Counsel In
$60,000 Damage Suit
A suit for $60,000 personal damag
es bv Mrs. A. B. Skelding against the
Seaboard Air Line railway was be
cin Monde” 'n Charlotte before
Judge A. M. Stack of Monroe at the
onening of the second week of civil
The suit i« the result of a collision
between a Seaboard Air Line train
and an automobile occunied bv Mr.
Skelding and familv at Peachland,
Anson count”. .Tune 8. 1922, while Mr.
^keldioc pn8 famil” we-e enroute
from Ci’ar’otte to Wilmington.
Mrs. Skelding will be a cripple for
life nhvsirians sa”.
Followin'* the decision as to "Mrs.
pkolHirm-’s suit there will be a suit in
which Marv B“tram Skelding. six
vea* old daughter of Mrs. Skelding.
!« the plaintiff. She sues for $20,000.
She al«o is alleged to be nermsnentlv
iniured. Attorneys for plaintiff are
John M. Robinson. W. S. O’Brien Rob
inson and the firm of Parker, Stew
art, McRae and Bobbitt, of- Charlotte.
Representing the Seaboard are E. T.
Cansler. L. L. Caudle of Wadesboro.
Clvde R. Hoev. of Shelby $nd V. H.
Wood, of Monroe.
Central Methodist Church.
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m.
Be present. Be on time. bring a
friend wi’h you. No Sunday school
is doing finer work. You can’t afford
to miss it. Preaching at 11 a. m. and
7:30 p. m. by the pastor. You are
most cordially invited to worship
with us. You will enjoy a warm wel
come and delightful fellowship. Good
music at both services.
Primary Girls Hold
The girls of the primary schools of
Shelby held their first inter-school
field meet Wednesday afternoon un
der the supervision of Coach Gurley.
Marion school as in the boys meet
came out victorious, wining by a mar
gin of seevn points. Marioh’s total
pointage was 35, while LaFayette and
Central tied for second place with 28
Attend Palmdr Funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. Plato Miller were in
Shelby Monday to attend the funeral
of Dr. Ben H. Palmer, prominent phy
sician ofthat city who died Sunday
from paralysis. He had practiced
medicine in Shelby for about 30 years.
—Lincoln County News.
Mr. L. W. Hamrick is spending sev
eral days in Atlanta on business.
Mis* Lottie Swink's Condition is Still
Critical, However—Two Funerals
Miss Lottie Swink who is a patient
in Dr. Crowell’s hospital at Lincoln
ton with a broken back as a result of
her injury Sunday afternoon when
Seaboard train No. 16 struck a Ford
roadster between Waco and Cherry
ville, may recover, ^although her con
dition is still critical, according to in
formation received yesterday after
noon from Cherryville. Miss Swink
was one of the five in the party and
her injuries are considered serious,
but there have been rare cases where
people with broken backs have lived
and there is still a possibility of her
Mrs. Keller who was instantlv kill
ed tn the ec'ident was buried Mondav
at Cherryville. Austin Grigg who died
earlv Monday morning' as a result of
his broken legs and internal injuries
was buried Tuesday. Large crowds at
tended both funerals.
Blair Dellinger another member of
the party has slight injuries, but is
recovering. Rav Gates, who was at
the wheel of the car when the trag
edy occurred was uninjured.
Mr. Mike Borders Is
Buried At Elizabeth
Former Cleveland County Citizen
Dies in Charlotte at the Age of
Following an illness of two years,
during which he suffered with cancer
of the throat, M. Borders, 77 years of
age, died early Wednesday morning
at his home, 514 East Seventh street
The body was brought through the
country by motor hearse followed by
the funeral party which arrived at
Elizabeth church Thursday morning
at 11 o’clock where the services wero
conducted by Revs. A. C. Irvin and
W, 0, Camp.
i Before moving to Charlotte about
8 years age Mr. Borders was a prom
inent farmer of Cleveland countyt liv
ing in the Elizabeth section.
Surviving are his widow, who was
Mias Nancy Kendrick,1 of Cleveland
county, two daughters, Mrs. E. H.
Kissiah’, of Charlotte; Mrs. Maude
Thrift, of Shelby; six sons, Fuller
Borders of Cleveland county; John E
I A. H„ Dewey, Fred and Cliff Borders
of Charlotte; two full brothers, Elzie
Borders, of Shelby and Hugh Bor
ders, of Shelby and Hugh Borders, of
Patterson Springs and two full sis
ters/ Mrs. Sue Moss, of Gastonia; Mrs
Moliie Mauney, of Shelby, and Mrs.
Rebecca Lowery of Patterson Springs
Two half-brothers Griff and Andv
Borders of this county and four half
sisters, also survive.
Former Shelby Woman
Die* In Oregon City
Mrs. L. A. Powell whose maiden
name was Miss Lizzie A. Smith, a
step daughter of the late Dr. G. H.
Heatwole, died in Troutdale, Oregon,
on January 30th', according to a let
ter received by a Star subscriber, Mr.
J. T. Heatwole in ^Denver, Colorado,
another former Shelby resident. Most
of her early life was spent in and
hear Shelby and Btatlrifbutg. Many
of the older people of this section will
remember her. She lived in Kansas
for several years but had lived in
Oregon for the past 12 years. For the
past ten years she was in charge of
the public library at Troutdale, Ore
gon. Surviving are a grown son and
daughter and one grand-daughter.
The interment was at Troutdale. Her
brother J. T. Heatwole of Denver,
Colorado, was with her when the end
CHILD OF MR. AND MRS. A. H.
CANIPE BURIED AT ST. PAUL
Special to The Star.
The Death Angel visited the homg
of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Canipe Sunday
afternoon‘February 3, 1924 at two
o’clock and claimed as its victim their
dairling baby Lena Mae. She was 11
months and 26 days old. Her death
followed an illness of 12 davs. She
was a sweet little child and made
friends with all whom she knew. She
was greatly loved by her parents and
one little sister Pauline only two
years and three months old at Lena
Her remains were laid to rest at
Saint Paul cemetery Monday after
noon, funeral and burial services be
ing conducted by Rev. Mr. Houser
pastor of St. Paul church.
May God’s richest grace abound in
the hearts of those who mourn.
Mrs. F. N. Wood returned today
from Gaffney, S. C., where she has
been visiting Mr. Wood’s mother.
The Following is the program for
the second public debate of the Ram
saeur literary society of Boiling
Springs high school which takes
place at the B. S. school auditorifim
Satttrdny right February 23rd with R.
M. Lee. M. G. Latham and L. H. Blan
S' lo-—“Polocca Brilliante” by Cal
Reading—Almeda by .Julia Grayson
Oration—The Typical American
Woman by Alma Kee.
Trio—“Summer Zepthvrs’’ by Misses
Hno-g>ns, Hamrickand Lovelace.
De’ate. Query: Revived, that the
Ku Klux klan should be condemned
by all right-thinking Americans.. Af
firmative: Gladys McClure, Edna
Humphries. Negative Lizzie Lee Ken
drick, Otlie Rippy.
Reading—“Buying a Railroad Tick
ct" by Bru«;e Barnes.
Essay—“The Importance of Voice
Music in Public Schools" by Mary
Chorus—“Pr/ Little Lamb". by
Misses Keeter. Lovelace, Gettys,
Pruett, Holifield, Clement. Barnes,
McClure, Kendrick, Allred.
Marshalls: I.ouise Whitaker, Chief;
Lelia Gettvs, Emma Greene.
Starts On Friday
Shelbv Play* Rutherfordton Here To
<!?v in First fiape for S ate
Honor. Locals W in Two.
Details in the schedule for the elim
inat series for the North Carolina
hiph school basket ball championship
were worked out by conference man
agers in Greensboro Wednesday night
Shelby,, Rutherfordton. Lincolnton,
Piedmont and Forest City are listed
in eroup four,
Shelby plays her first fame in the
elimination series here today, Friday,
with Rutherfordton. Lincolnton nlays
Piedmont at Lincolnton. The winner
of the two frames plav each other and
that winner meets Forest City, wti©
drew a by?.
Oroun 4 schedule is: Shelbv va.
Rutherfordton at Shelby, February
Lincolnton vs. Piedmont at Lineobs
ton. February 15.
Forest City drew a bye.
Locate Win Two Games.
The Shelby capers added two moc*
victories to their list this week, de
feating: Bessemer Citv Tuesday aft
ernoon and the strong Boiling Spring*
quint Wednesday afternoon.
' In the Boiling Springs game Wed
nesday afternoon the local cagers ex
hibited their best form of the season.
Earlier in the season the two fives
fought out a nip-and-tuck contest
with Shelbv winning by a one-point
margin and Wednesday’s game with
Wall starring was equally as warm,
the locals winning 6y an eight point
margin. 29 to 21.
Tuesday afternoon Gurley's court
artists avenged a deefat of earlier in
the season, when they walloped Bes
semer City 44 to 20 in a one-sided
game. The entire Shelbv team passed
and shot well and exhibited a rar*
form of deefnse. The line-up follows:
SHelby (44) Bessemer City (20)
Wilson (8) S. Kiser (2)
Kendrick (8) J. Kiser (7)
Wall (18) Purcell (6)
Beam (4) Hawkins (5)
Bynum (2) L. Kiser (0)
Substitutions, Shelby: Connor and
List Of Deeds Filed
With The Registrar
Chas. C. Hamrick and wife Maggie
Hamrick to Carl S. Thompson, lot on
side of west Shelby $75.
W. R. Hartness to D. P. and J. C.
Washburn, house and lot on Mariet
ta street $1,500 and other considera
W. R. Hartness to O. Paxton El
liott, lot on N. Washington St. for
L. A. Jackson to T. C. Tate lot in
southwest Shelby for $2,500.
M. M. Moore to M. D. Moore, 25 1-4
acres in No. 2 township for $1.00 and
Hattie Morrison and husband J. A.
Morrison, lots in southwest Shelby
for $100 and other considerations.
C. B. McBrayer to Jake F. Eaker
and J. C. Newton, 3 lots of Dr. T. E.
McBraver property for $4,600.
O. C. Rarratt to L. Y. and B. O.
Randall 6 acres in No. 3 township
C. J. Yelton to G. H. Brittain, four
lots in Lawndale for $500.
Mr. and Mrs. Russel G. Laughridge
were Charlotte visitors yesterday.
SHELBY HIGH SCHOOL •
ill ILL FOR FEB.
Largest Number That Han Been on
The Honor Roll for 1923-24
Sesaion Thus Far.
The following is the honor roll for
the Shelby public schools for the
month ending February 6th. this be
ing the largest number that has at
tained this distinction during the
Sixth grade—Pauline Byers, Mary
Frances Carpenter, Mary Reeves |
Forney, Burtie Gettys, Virginia Fai-1
son Jenkins, May Ellen McBrayer.!
Elizabeth Riviere, Ralph Gardner, I
Robert Gidney, Alex Gee. Palmer I
McSwain. Fred Mintz, Frank Aber
nethy, Lula Agnes Arey, Elizabeth
Austell, Gladys Colquitt, Ruth Del- j
linger, Mabel Hamrick, Virginia [
Hunt. Dorothv King, Larue Lackey, |
Ruth La tghridge, Madge Putnam,
Dorothv Putnam, Alice Sanders. Mar
garet Vanstory, H. Clay Cox, W. I).
Seventh grade—Sara Best, Mar
garet Host, Martha Eskridge, Ethi
Hre Webh. Ka'hleen Young, Lalage
Shull. I. C. Griffin, Malcolm Howell,
John Llneherger, B’Uv McKnight,
William Webh. Guy Bridges, Harrill
Putnam, Lois Turner, Boneta Brown
Eighth grade—Helen I^tverette,
David Troutman, Troy McKinney,
Billy Newton. Margaret Blanton. Ber
nice Borders. Donnie Sain, Bertha
Noggles. Della Noggles, Forest Car
ter. Brady Lail.
Ninth grade—Attie Mae Eskridge.
Constance Sain, Sidney Anthony,
Katharine Dover. Virginia Hoev, Lu
eile Morehead. Dorothy McKnight,
Marv Suttle, Charlotte Tedder, Lilly
Tenth grade—Alma Putnam, Roy
Self, Letha Branton, Mary Ruth
Lemons, Nelson Callahan, Caroline
Eleventh grade—Irma Bridges,
Helen Campbell, Alpha Gettys. Hat
tie Gidney, Mary C. Hamrick, Isabel
Hoey, Minnie E. Roberts, Margaret
Ross, Frances Whisnant, Hugh Ar
rowood, John McKnight, Mae Bost,
Coming To Shelby
, * i
Glimpse of Fast Fading West to be
Seen Here Three Days Be
Fifteen animals that are so wild
that a bridle has never been closer
than the stable door or a halter near
er than the pasture fence are wanted
by the Warren Hoyle Post of the
American Legion. Tom Howard, bron
cho-buster extraordinary, wants to
ride 30 animals that have never been
ridden here next Thursday, Fridav
and Saturday, and so far only 15
have been secured.
Howard’s Rodeo show is typical of
the west of other days, Howard and
his company are a few of the remain
ing “cowboys” that have not been
garnered in by the “movies” or hit
the long traiL Howard himself is one
of the best riders that ever clanked
a snur in horseflesh and his dare
devil riding is expected to prove the
hig attraction of the legion enter
tainment. The outfit, which consists
of horses, mules and steers, will be
brought here early next week from
Spartanburg, S. C., where the show is
The Shelby Concert band, W. S.
Buchanan director, will play at all
nerformancea. Two performances will
be given daily at 3 in the afternoon
and 8 in the event at the local base
ball party Thursday, Friday and Sat
urday, February 21-23.
—Her Sister Dead—The many
friends of Mrs. Ceph Blanton will re
srret to learn of the death of her sis
ter, Mrs. Ed White who passed away
Wednesday morning in Catawba
county. She was buried yesterday at
Grace Lutheran church in Catawba,
Mr. and Mrs. Ceph Blanton and her
mother, Mrs. Shuford. Miss Rosa Mae
Shuford, Mrs. S. F. Witherspoon and
Mias Sara Witherspoon and Rev. M.
D. Younts of Shelby attending the
Miss Elsie Hicks, of Hickory is vis
iting relatives and friends in Shelby.
Rev. R. M. Hoyle, of Kings Moun
tain, was a Shelby visitor this week.
Mrs. J. V. McFarland who has been
here visiting Mrs. B. H. Palmer and
attending the funeral of Dr. Palmer,
returns to her home at Rutherfordton
Card of Thanks.
To the many friends and neighbors
who so kindly assisted us in our hour
of bereavement we wish to express
our very deep appreciation and grati
tude. May God’s richest blessings rest
on each and every one of you.
Mrs. B. H. Palmer and Children.
COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS HOLD JS1UAL
EffillT BE 1 FRIDAY, APRIL 4
Big Day Will Be Featured By Webb-Hoey Con
tests Among High School Students And Field
Day Program, According To Plans By School
Officials—f cnnis And Basketball Tourna
Cleveland county High School Day
the big annual event of the county
High schools, will be hold this year on
Friday, April 4, according to a decis
ion reached Monday by county high
acho.nl officials in conference with
County Superintendent J. C. Newton
here. An annual event that draws to
Shelby school children and people
from all section; of the county, the
day includes the WoblvHoey contests
and the open high school field meet,
:n which high school boys and girls o'
the county test their intellectual and
The main events of the day are the i
Selma C. Webb Essay end Recitation j
•o-1 sts, the Clyde U. Hoey Orntori
a! contest, and the lug field meet.
Other contests of les-icr importance
vth p. wards are held, hut county
v’d» Interest cento •* on the major
In • nc iiorv Oi i ir’ ni contest.
whHi ;a for bov i ulona, each school
"s allowed two ent i>nfThe orations
must h> original a >«1 the maximitm
time for delivery is 12 minutes. Last
ear rh? medal wn, won by F. (Juy
Walker of Boiling Springs, who c.i '.sr- i
ns l-.s subji ,-t “T ■*>! •• the Children’s
The l>e!ma C. V bb Recitation con
test ;s for girls a cup and each school
s permitted two entrants. Eight min
utes is the maximum time. The Webb
Recitation medaj was won last year
Sv Miss Virginia Hamrick, 15-vear
>ld daughter of Chief an l Mrs. B. O.
Hamrick, an entrant from the Shelby
The Selma £. W'ebb Essay contest
"s open t(. boys and girls and each
wh.i'd n ay enter five t uimtants. The
uaximuni number of .voids is 1500.
The »ssay must be writ', jb and turned
n to (lie judges at leasi two weeks
before the contest. Entrants in this
■ontest arc advised to t >. their names
to the i(say. The Web.) Essay modal
*as awarded last year tv "llm Mar
Tiiret J.u< key, of Ki: g ;’ Mountain
High ..uiool, who used ue her subject
‘Women’s Part In The History Of
The United States.”
In the field meet, athletic events for
the boys include the following: Dash
as—100 yard, 220 yard, One-half mile,
ind milt. One mile relay, four men.
Running broad jump ami standing
broad jump; running h;g > jump and
standing high jump; shot put. Events
'or girls include the 50 and 7G-vard
'ashes and the 200 yard relay for
four g rls. Each school may place two
■ntranti, and points will be awarded
'o • first, second and third places, First
• laces netting five points, second threa
mints and third place one point.
A i addition this year is a tennis
tnu-.lament, including doubles and
•ingles So far the tournament is for
boys alone, but if as many as three
*n wkn to enter girl racquet art
■ts similar rules will govern their
tournament. Elimination tourna
ments will be held amon; the schools
before April 4, so that noly two
(ho Is wi»l be entries in the final
mulde. rid singles. Toe winning
'hi cl :n the tennis tournament will
be . . lived five points and the srliool
o combat the winners in the final
ci.rnay will be awarded three ponits.
In the field meet lust year Shelby
(merged winner with a total of 39
oo;r,ts. (toiling Springs conped second
;>lmc with 28 points and King, Moun
ain took oird with 16 pours
Basketball and Baiebnll.
Beginning immediately a series of
>asketball games will get underway
o determine the champion high school
tuint in the county, and if possible a
nythical all-county five wrl be nam
'd- Schools so far trat have decided'
o enter the basketball tournament are
toiling Springs. Pallston. Shelbv.
Piedmont and Waco. Others may pos
ibly enter before the tourrmm :r
opens. The five entrants have bee
paired. Boiling Spring* and F»n«*~
will meet lirat and Shelby will play
he winner. Piedmont and Waco w ’
oiay each other and the winner will
neet the winner from the ocher trio
or county honors.
r On April 4, the day of the high
school eevnts, the two leading high
school baseball teams in the county
/ pky «n the local baseball park
or the county championship.
t'lher events, • regulations and
woidf will be published in this paper
is .Ivy are deeded upon and made
public by officials in charge of the
•In.. «*'i«i contests.
New Jail Plans Not
Yet Decided Upon
The postponed meeting of the coun
ty commissioners which was to have
been held Monday of this week at
which time the commissioners were
expected to pass upon the plans and
'et the contract for the propos'ed new
’ail. was called off because the rep
resentative of the Roanoke Bridge
and Iron Co. was sick and could not
attend the meeting. The commission
ers will meet as soon as the Roanoke
Bridge man can reach Shelby.
It will be remembered that when
plans were first drawn by Wilson
and Berryman, architects, and bids
were received, the lowest bid was
about $101,000 which the commis
sioners thought too mueh money to
spend for a jail. The architects were
instructed to cut down the plans
which has been done. They have been
submitted to the state prison board
and the state hoard of public wel
fare. It is understood that the Roa
noke Bridge and Iron Co, has sub
mitted a bid on the present plans of
about $62,000, this company having
been the low bidder onthe previous
plans which were rejected.
Hatcher Hughes Tells
Where He Was Born
Thanking The Star for the clipping
about his Broadway success “Hell
Ben fer Heaven” Hatcher Hughes
answers The Star in the following
humorous style which must be char
asteristic of his stage success:
“I have been informed by my par
ents who, I believe, were present on
the occasion, that I was born in the
Polkville, not the Lawndale section.
For all I know Lawndale may be just
as good a place to be born in as Polk
ville: but I’ve never tried it. I have
tried Polkville and found it perfectly
satisfactory. In fact I can recommend
it highly to any ambitious young fel
low who is on the look-out for a good
place to be borh. It has borne the re
sponsibility for my birth uncomplain
ingly all these years and I feel that
the burden should not be shifted to
TRY STAR WANT ADS
MRS. MJ JIM
DIES RE8E IT Iff 75
Saintly Woman Passe* Away Here at
Home of her Son C. C. McMurry
Buried at Forest City.
Mrs. M. M. McMurry, widow of the
late Nathaniel McMurry who died a
number of years ago, passed away
h»re at the home of her son Clarence
C. McMurry on Suttle street at the
aare of 75 years. She was born in
Rutherford county December 26th,
1849 and was a member of one of the
' ending1 families of this section with
i wide family connection. She was a
highly consecrated Christian character
and a member of the First Baptist
church of Forest City.
Mrs. McMurry within recent years
had been making her home with mem
I ers of her family and came -to Shel
by a few months ago to stay with
her son. The end came here peacefully
Monday and her remains were taken
to Forest City Wednesday where the
funefal was conducted at the First
Baptist church by Revs. A. C. Irvin,
Z. D. Harrili, H. D. Harrill and T. M.
Teal amid a great crowd of sorrowing
friends and relatives.
Surviving Mrs. McMurry are five
sons, Clarence of Shelby, Josh, John,
Lee and David McMurry of Forest
City, two sisters, Mrs. H. C. Burrus
of Mooresboro and Mrs. David Webb
of Shelby, three brothers, D. Augus
tus Beam of Shelby, Ed Beam of
Washington, D. C., and Alex Beam x>f
Westminster, Rutherford county. V
TO THE FARMERS.
Don’t wait until the spring season
opens to place your orders for a Ford
son tractor and implements. Get your
order in early and avoid the usual
rush. We will receive in the ne*t few
days a carload of Tractor implements,
also big shipment of tractors.
Just drop us a card or phone No.
241 and we will have a representa
tive call on you with full and com
Ad CHAS. L. ESKRIDGE.
Miss Virginia Henkel will be the
I guest of Mrs. Frank Hoey next week.