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THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 1924.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
FOREST® GETS
HUGE FROM
SOUTH 10KTK
TRUSTEE OFFERS $50,000.
lo Be Baptist Institution And
An Industrial School For
Motherless Children.
Forest City is to get Baptist orph
anage, according to plans first made
known public Sunday a the First
Baptist church Shelby by Miss Ber
tha Moore, one of the promoters of
the South Mountain institute in Ruth
erford county. Miss Moore said a cer
tain trustee of the South Mountain
school had felt that the South Moun
tain school’s usefulness could be
broadened bv moving out of the
mountains and that this trustee,
whose name she withholds for the
present, has offered §50 050 and i V)
em-es of land. According to Miss
Moore th;s will be the only institu
tion of its kind in the southern or
northern Baptist conventions. She de
clares that it will not in any way in
terfere with the Boiling Springs
school because the institution to be
established at Forest City will only
take students who are unable to' pav
for their education and are willing to
work their way through and because
it will make special ararngements to
care for motherless children. The
Thomasville Baptist orphanage takes
children whose father’s are dead but
does not take motherless children, so
this new Forest City school will cater
especially to motherless little ones."
Five years ago Misses Bertha
Moore and Ora Hull etablished the
South Mountain institute, a typical
mountain school which has done a
wonderful work, hut the buildings
have become dilapidated, the loca
tion sarves to limit the usefulness of
the school and the Misses Moore and
Hull, have, decided to move to Forest
City. The money and land offered by
the unknown trustee will make a fine
start and the churches will be called
on later for other help to erect and
equip the necessary buildings. The
lady promoters expect to maintain
the institution at South Mountain and
keep two teachers there who will
carry on the community work which
they started five years ago. Many of
the present students have consented
to come to Forest City and continue
their studies, for says, Miss Moore an
ambition for an education has been
inspired in hundreds of mountain
children.
The new institution at Forest City
while an orphanage, will stress th~
junior college idea With the hope of
having a curriculum which will give
it this standard among the colleges
of the east. Miss Moore says negotia
tions are still under way , with the
trustee who has offered $50,000 in
cash and 150 acres of land and that
she expects to be able to mqke some
definite announcement this week. If
the plans carry as outlined, she hopes
the school will be ready ,to open its
doors by next September at Forest
city.
IV BUILD 1 SIX
5T0BY MMERT
15. F. Curtis Bays Old Archer Home
And 1‘lans Six Story Apartment
House—Thompson Buys Lot.
B. F. Curtis has purchased for $5,
5l>0 from David A. Beam through
Anthony and Anthony, the Old Archer
house on East Warren street, better
known as the Thomas Dixon house
and is planning to build a six story
apartment house He drew plans be
fore he purchased the property and
says he will carry his plans through if
there is no further advance in build
' ing material, but if there is a big up
ward swing in material prices, he will
change his building plans or delay
censfrnctioh work indefinitely. The
Archer property has a frontage cf 50
feet and a depth of H5.‘5 feet. Mr. Cur
tis says his .present plans call for six
stories with a basement* the ground
floor to have a" large dining room
which can be converted into si ore
rooms later as the demand for such
psoperty comes ip to existence. His
apartment house will be of brick.
There will be in all about 12 apart
ments with three and four rooms to
each, together with private bath. The
building will be steam heated through
out, with nice floors, electric fixtures
and' many conveniences, making this
an ideal place for small families.
W. R. Newton who owned 50 feet
frontage between the Curtis property
and the Washburn property where a
filling station is now in process of
erection, has sold this lot to Carl
Thompson for $4,500. _
The first • county-wide “Milk-for
Health” campaign in North Carolina
started with a rush in this county
Monday morning, with national, state
and county extension workers co-oper
ating Xvith school officials and oth
ers in making the campaign a success
Fof some time the majority of school
children if^the county have been de
voting their artistic talent to the
drawing of posters showing the val
ue of milk as a food and with this in
itial interest by the children the
workers staging the campaign will
h;s week visit every school in the
county.
The winning posters drawn by the
school children will be placed in local
store windows, where it is hoped they
will secure added interest in the cam
paign. Thursday night the benefits
of a successful milk campaign will be
stressed at the meeting of the Kiwan-1
is club, where Miss Florence Hall, of1
Washington, will use the club motto
“We Build” in telling of the results
of similar campaigns elsewhere and of
the needs of such a campaign, using
statistics of the town and rural
schools of this county. Saturday mom
ing at 10 o’clock free moving pictures
will be shown at the Princess theatre
here in interest of the campaign and
also at Kings Mountain. The value of
milk as a food is woven into a love
story in the films to be shown through
the courtesy of the state department
of education and local theater owners.
Wide attention is being given the
campaign as it is the first of the kind
in the state. Quite a number of out
of town extension workers are here
assisting in the work, the latest ar
rival being A. C. Kimrey, of the State
college dairy extension.
Poster Contest Winners.
Judges in the poster contest were
Mrs. O. G. Falls, of Kings Mountain;
Mrs. P. L. Hennessa, of Shelby, and
Miss Florence Hall, of Washington.
The winners for the town and rural
schools have been announced as fol
lows:
City high schools: First prize, three
dollars, Irma Brydges, eleventh
grade, Shelby; second prize, two dol
lars, Minnie E. Roberts, eleventh
grade, Shelby. Five one dollar prizes
were awarded to the following: Mary
Elizabeth Black, John P. McKnight,
Mozelle Anthony, Delia Cabaniss and
Betty Suttle. The following were giv
en honorable mention: Ella Mae
Mauney, Lenna Greene and Inez More
head.
City schools, fifth, sixth and sev
enth grades: First prize, three dol
lars, Madge Putnam; second prize,
two dollars, Lois Turner. Thd five
one-dollar prizes were awarded to:
Elsie Gidney; Marietta Hoyle, Emily
Miller, Elizabeth Gidney and May
Love Turner. Elmer Dorsey and
Gladys Colquitt were given honorable
mention.
City schools, first, second third and
fourth grades: First prize, three dol
lars, H. A. Logan; second prize, two
dollars, Pegram Holland. One dollar
nrize winners were: Ned Hord. Kings
Mountain, Albert Suttle, Fred Wilson,
Quentin Shytlc, and Helen Bess.
Marv Lineberger was given honorable
mention.
nuiai annuls, iiuui, siaui anu acv
»nth (Trades: First prize, three dol
lars, Sarah Cabaniss, Shelby, R-7;
seond prize, two dollars, John Ham
rick, Boiling Springs. $1.00 priz
es: Lena Byers, Patterson Springs;
Oren Navy, South Shelby; Mallie
Cabaniss, Lattimore; Lottie Belle
Mode, Fairview onsolidated; Therman
fones, Beaver Dam. Honorable men
tion: Helen Sain, St. Peters; Thelma
Jolly, Boiling Springs.
Rural schools, first, second, third and
fourth grades: First prize, three dol
lars, Felix Elijah Hamrick, Boiling
Springs; second prize, two dollars, O.
C. Dixon, Poplar Springs. Five win
ners of one dollar prizes: Guy Hol
loway, East Kings Mountain; Estelle
Owens, Poplar Springs; E. W. Mor
ris, County line; Helen Hamrick,
Boiling Springs; J. C. Propst, St.
Peters. Honorable "mention: Oleta
Morrow, County line; Novella Wal
lace.i Poplar Springs; Vivian Ledford,
Poplar Springs.
About 500 posters were submitted
to the judges of the contest and many
unique and attractive ideas as to the
food value of milk were shown.
Misses Mary Ruth Webb, Ruby
Spangler and Messrs. Charles Mag
ness and Quentin Putnam were visi
tors in Cherrvville Sunday.
Mr. John Wynn Doggett of Dog
gett Brothers, Studebaker agents, has
returned from Atlanta, Ga., where he
attended the automobile show.
Mr. A. L. Devenny has moved from
above the Polkville section to the J.
| A. Harmon farm three miles below
i Shelby which he recently purchased.
Mrs. T. J. Jarvis, Sister of Rev. C. J.
Woodson and Widow of Former
Governor Dies at 83.
Mrs. Mary W. Jarvis, sister of Rev.
C. J. Woodson of Shelby and widow
of Thomas J. Jarvis, governor of
North Carolina from 1879 to 1885,
died Friday morning at 10 o’clock in
the Fifth Street Community hospital
iGreenville, this state. She was 83
years old.
Mrs. Jarvis who had been in de
clining health for several years, was
carried to the hospital about two
months ago. While her advanced age
allowed little hope for her recovery,
her death was not immediately ex
pected. The funeral took place Sat
urday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the
Jarvis Memc rial Methodist church,
Greenville, named for her husband
who was one of its most prominent
and influential members. Rev. V. P.
Scoville, pastor of the church, assist
ed by Rev. W. F. Harding, pastor of
the Presbyterian church, conducted
the service.
Mrs. Jarvis in her younger days
was a woman of great activity both
in the social and the church life of
her community and the state. Sever
al years ago, the general assembly of
North Carolina voted her a pension
of $150 monthly, the first ever allow
ed by the state for the widow of one
of its governors.
Mrs. Jarvis was the daughter of
Hon. John Woodson, of Pulaski coun
ty, Va., the head of an honored fam
ily. She Was married to Governoi
Jarvis in early life. She was a highly
cultured woman and was much, ad
mired for her good common sense,
adrpitness and diplomacy aiding him
with distinction not only during his
service as governor but also during
his term of office as United States
senator and United States minister to
Brazil. He died about ten years ago.
Mrs. Jarvis occupied the governor’s
mansion, as first lady of the state,
during a period which was devoted to
the inauguration of a great many of
the internal improvements of the state
She was a close ally of her husband,
standing with him through many bat
ties.
Mrs. Jarvis is survived by thres
brothers and one sister. They are
Louis Woodson, Birmingham: Byron
Woodson. Kansas City; C. J. Woodson
Shelby; Mrs. B. W. Baker, Vaiden,
Miss. She is survived also by a num
ber of nieces and nephews in Green
ville.
Shelby District
S. S. Conference
Will be Held at Lineolnton Methodist
Church March 7th—Prominent
Speaker on Program.
The Shelby District Sunday School
conference for Methodist pastors and
Sunday school superintendents will
meet at the Methodist church in Lin
colnton Friday, March 7, in an all
day session. The morning session will
begin at 10:30 o’clock at which time
Mr. Marshall Dilling of Gastonia, dis
trict superintendent, will call the
meeting to order. Those leading in
the discussions of the day will be Mr.
M. W. Brabham, of Nashville, Tenn.,
head of Sunday school administration
in Southern Methodism, Rev C. S.
Kirkpatrick, presiding elder of the
Shelby district, Mr. O. V. Woosley,
conference superintendent of Sunday
school work and Miss Virginia Jen
kins, conference elementary superin
tendent.
The meeting will be held especially
for the executives of Sunday school
work though others will be welcome.
The deliberations qf the day will cen
ter around the program of work for
Methodist Sunday schools. Dinner will
be served to the conference by the
ladies of the church.
Friday night at 7:30 Mr. Brabham
will give an illustrated lecture on
Sunday school work and all are in
vited to hear him. The Lineolnton
meeting is one of a series of nine held
throughout the bounds of the western
North Carolina conference. These
meetings are being directed by Mr.
0. V. Woosley, conference superin
tendent of Sunday school work, of
Lexington.
Fire Destroy* Home
At Lowell Sunday
Mr. Garnett Cox was notified Mon
day morning that the home of his
mother, Mrs. B. F. Leonhardt, at Low
ell, and all the furnishings of the
home, were completely destroyed by
fire Sunday night. Nd details as to
the origin of the fire were received.
Mrs. Leonhardt with a two-year
old grandchild were alone at the home
at the time of the fire. The house was
insured.
IS KIWIS CLUB
GUEST THURSBAY
| MEETING IN SOI TH SHELBY
Elegant Mea! Is Served By The
Ladies Of LaFayctTc Street
Mf thodxt Church.
Di tri'jt Governor Harry Allen of
the Curolinas district was the guest
of honor at the Thursday night meet
ing of the Kiwanis dub held in the
Sunday school addition of the La
Fayette Street Methodist church. The
good ladies of the church sensed an
elegant and bountiful feed to the 100
or more guests. Kiwanis members in
vited their wives, which with the other
gjicsts, made the attendance unusually
large, but the church ladies handled
the matter of feeding in becoming
style, serving a faultless dinner which
was the subject of much favorable j
comment by their visitors. The dinner 1
was served in the Sunday school de-!
partment, an addition to the church
which is growing rapidly under the
pastorate of Rev. .1. W. Ingle who de
livered the address 0f welcome. Rev. |
W. L. Lemons made the response, I
while Harry Adams, guest of honor !
was the chief speaker of the evening.
He announced the meeting of the Ki- j
wanis International to be held in June !
in Denver, Colorado, to which each
club must send two delegates. He
outlined the trip both to and from
Denver and urged that not only two
go as delegates, but as many members
of the Shelby Kiwanis as possible at
tend this meeting. Mr. Adams is a
striking looking man with a fine
voice and in a brief speech he stressed
the meaning of Kiwanis and, its pur
pose to build character. He urged tho
club to take a more active interest in
the club's program to help the under
privileged child in this community,_
a matter to which other clubs have
devoted much interest and attention
with marked acitievements.
J. S. Dorton "presided over the
meeting with his usual grace and
humor in the absence of President
Mull who wns sick and Vice President
Gardner who was out of town on busi
ness. Rush Hamrick gave two bottles
of flavoring extracts which were
drawn by Mrs Harry Adams and Miss
Elizabeth McBrayer. Peter Grigg of
the firm of Grigg and Hamrick gave
a half ton of coal which was drawn by
Mrs. Paul Wootten, Mr. Woottcn,
manager of Gilmar's being a i;ew
member of the club.
The Kiwanis quartet furnished a
’ouple of good selections and after ad
journment the visitors inspected the
lew Sunday school department of the
Lah ayrtte street church upon invita
tion of the pastor, Rev. J. W. Ingle.
Mrs. Mary Newton Dies
Buried On Saturday
•Saintly Old Fashioned Mother Passes
To Her Reward. Husband And 5
Children Survive.
Mrs. Mary Elmina Newton died Fri
day February 22nd-at her home near
Casar at the ape of 87 vears, five
months and 5 days. Mrs. Newton was
born in upper Cleveland Anguv 9st
and when a small girl professed
faith in Christ, joining Clover Hill
Methodist church of which she remin
ed a faithful member until the Casar
Methodist church was organized. She
moved her memberhip to the Casar
church and was a most faithful and
consecrated member. Mrs. Newton was
the old fashioned type of mother,
greatly beloved by all who knew her.
Rev. E. M. Avett who conducted the
funeral amid a crowd of sorrowing
friends on Saturday paid a beautiful,
yet deserved tribute to her noble life
and to other old-fashioned women of,
her type who suffered hardships of
days of stress and poverty, yet “re
mained loyal to family end ambitious
for loved ones.
Mrs. Newton was first married to
Thomas Newton at the age <*f 21
years. She was left a widow l>y the
Civil war in which her husband as
well as many others sacrificed a life
for a great principle. Later she mar
ried Andrew' Newton who survives
with four children: Mrs. B T. Bum
gardner of Belmont, N. C.. B. A. New
ton of Little Rock, Ark.‘ P. Lorenzo
Newton a prominent lawyer of Cow
<tta, Okla., and Mrs| John Parker of
Casar.
The funeral was largely attended
and a rich floral offering attested the
high esteem in which she was held.
Card <)/ Thanks.
We wish to thank the many good
people who were kind and tender in
their ministrations during the pro
tracted illness of our devoted husband
and father and those who were so
sympathetic during our great be
reavement.
Mrs. J. A. Newton and children. Adv.
The road hog never sees his shad
ow.
HARD SURFACE BUILT
Urges Next Work To Be Done From
Cleveland Line To Forest City. t
Supt. Allen Speaks
Rutherfordton, Feb. 21.—The largest
crowd since it was organized attended
the February meeting of the Ruther
ford Country club at the Iso Thermal
hotel luncheon yesterday afternoon.
Ninety four plates were served, or a
total yf 109, including the high school
glee club and orchestra, which made
music for the occasion and dined prior
to the club dinner.
Fred D. Hamrick presided over the
meeting in the absence of President Z.
6 Jenkins, Rev J O Erwin read reso
lutions of respect to the honor and
memory of the late PJ. Spencer Tan
ner, which were adopted. It was moved
and carried that tho club ask the state
highway commission to hard surface
the road from Second Broad river to
Forest City and the rest of the hard
iurfacing money coming to the county
be applied on the Charlotte-Ashevi'ie
highway, west, beginning at Ruther
fordton. It is understood that the
county will likely get about five miles
more of haidsurfaced road out of the
$66,000,000 state bond issue.
A recitation by little Angelina Har
ris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, N. C.
Harris,-on, “Boosting North Carolina”
and music by the local high school
w’ere special features of the meeting.
A. T. Allen Speaks.
County Superintendent of Schools
W. R. Hill reviewed briefly the growrth
of the county educationally from 1913
to 1923 and introduced the speaker of
the day, State Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction A. T. Allen, of Raleigh.
Mr. Allen delivered an instructive
address. He discussed three main
points: Uniform tax rate for the sup
port of the public schools so aa to
make the minimum school term eight
months; second, countywide tax for
building purposes, and third, a consoli
dation scheme that takes in every
child and every district in the county.
He discussed the changed conception
of a school house in this state afnd
that no one longer boasts of building
a new house everyday in the year. He
told of the marvelous growth of the
high school students of the state. Pub
lic education and democracy came in
for much discussion by the speaker.
He declared, “When you think of dem
ocdacy, you think of education and
When you talk democracy, it means
education.”
Jesse HarrUl Dead.
Jesse J. Harrill, well known land
owner and mill man, died Sunday and
was buried at Concord church, near
Bostic, Monday afternoon. Hei had
been ill for some time. lie was 67
years old and is survived by three
brothers and four sisters: Messrs John
and T. L. Harrill, Bostic and W. Amos
of this place; Mesdames John A. Mar
! tin, Ellenboro; C. S. Duncan, Spindale
arrd Priscilla Harrill and Cordia Bos
tic of the home place. He was a bachel
or and made his home with W. A- Har
i rill and family here, brother.
An epidemic of measles and sickness
in general is sweeping the county.
There are several cases of measles
1 here. One or two schools have had to
close for a short period.
Augustus A. SeoggLn was buried at
Mt. Vernon recently. He is survived
by his wife and two children.
Much Buildiig. 1
W. O. Greer is erecting a nice brick
veneer bungalow near the hospital
opposite the residence of Dr. Roht. H.
Crawford.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur HarFill are
erecting a beautiful brick colonial
home near the hospital.
Oliver Hill, contractor, is erecting
a handsome large residence near the
edge of town on the highway towards
Chimney Rock..
Work is going forward rapidly on
the new $50,000 Methodist church. .
A. L. Morris and Matt McBrayer
1 are building new handsome homes on
Washington street.
K. S. and S. B. Tanner have donat
ed the sample room of the old Iso
Thermal hotel to the town for a
library. Mrs. Henry Norris is having
rt painted and new shelves and book
cases installed. A separate reading
room is being provided. The town will
soon have a modern library. * .
S. P. Dunagan, ex-service man, de
livered a stirring address at Ellenboro
school last night, favoring the soldier
bonus now pending in Congress and
assisted in organizing a new. post of
the legion there.
Advance In Open St udebakers.
An advance of $50 in the price of
all open model Studebaker cars, ef
fective February 20, was announced
Thursday by Doggett Bros,, who said
they had just received notice of Hie
change. No change was made in the
price of the closed cars, according to
them.
“Smilin’ Through”, great movie
success, to be given in play form Wed
nesday evening at the Central school
auditorium.
M ■ *.
Coach Gurley Expects to Have Fast
Diamond Aggregation in High
School This Year.
With basketball hopes erased by
their recent defeat in the elimination
series, local high school athletes are
turning iheir minds toward baseball, j
Although the diamond season is some!
time off early training has started for!
n diamond aggregation that Coach ;
Gurley hones will equal or better the !
record of last year’s team that battled
its way to the semi-finals for state
honors. i
Battery men have already started
warming up the whip arm and a call
for candidates has been issued pre-11
paratory to actual practice, which will 1
get underway this week. The inter
mingling of a few spring-like days in 1
with the ground hog weather has all
the boys eager to trot on the field and '
toy with the familiar horsehide. SomeI
trood material ntay be in the 20 or j,
26 men. mostly new, that are out and .
Goach Gurley expects to develop from
this lot enough to plug up the pierced \
■nnks of the 1923 team. Prospects al- (
ready point towards ’ a fast-fielding
bunch, but one rather weak with the
bludgeon. ,
The first game will be in March J
with another Cleveland county team ■
with county honors at stake, .the final >
and deciding game to be played in
Shelby on higla school day. Among the
more important games already sched
uled to be played here are: two with
Asheville highs; two with Bingham
military academy; one each with the
Blue Ridge school for boys, Spartan- i
burg, Charlotte, Gastonia and Monroe.
Some Likely Talent. •
McKee, trusty hurler who delivers
from the fork side of the mound, and
who bore the brunt of the hurling
duties last year, has been lost to th<;
team, but the mound duty will de- ,
•ecend on three likely young pitchers
in Wall. Lee and Dedmond. Wall, last
Veer with Boiling Springs established
a remarkable record, and is expected
to swing several victories to the local
hfffhe. The receiving is more than like
’v to be done by one man, Fred
Beam, foptball and basketball star. {
unless other catching material devel- i
ops. Two* men, Doggett and Magness,
are out for first base, while four
youngsters, C. Wilson, Hopper, Hoyle i
and J. Wilson, are attempting to fill 1
Hennessa’s shoes at the midway bag i
Max Connor, last year's incumbent in
the short field position, is expected to
have considerable trouble in keeping
down Cline, a flashy young fielder.
Self is contesting his wares with Ross
last vear’s guardian of the hot cor
ner. With the exception of Arrowood
all of the outer garden candidates are
new men and include: Costner, Brooks
Mauney, Hardin, Kendricks and Peel
er.
PLANTS HERE ARE
MAXIMUM
Local Mills Have Not Curtailed Out
put. One Plant Has Increased
-Time Schedule.
Although reports from Charlotte
have been issued to the effect that
several big textile plants there have
curtailed 50 per cent, and that many
mills throughout the textile section of
the Piedmont had made like curtail
ment, no such condition seems to exist
in Shelby or the surrounding mills,
I according to local mill men. Further
more there seems to be no apparent
anticipation of any curtailment.
Instead of any curtailed schedule,
one mill, the Ella, of the Consolidat
ed Textile corporation, has started
running full time after having been
on a four-day week schedule for some
time. The Ella mill is the only plant
in and around Shelby that is not own
ed by local interests, being owned by
northern capital and operated under
local management.
The Belmont and Double Shoals
mills, locally owned, ,are making reg
ular time, while the Eastside, Dover
and Katherine mills, locally financed
and under the Dover management,
are still running full time. As are the
Shelby mills locally finances, the Lily
mill, owned by the Schencks, and the
Janet hosiery mill, belonging to a
New York corporation.
However conditions are not encour
aging considering the recent slumps
in the manufactured goods market,
although there is yet no evidence of
curtailed programs.
Take someone with you to see
“Smilin’ Through,” last Lyceum num
ber, at Central school Wednesday ev
ening.
Fairbanks-Morse gas engines, pea
hnl'«r« and cotton seed cleaners cheap
at 0. E. Ford Co.’a. Adv I
FOR BUSINESS PROPERTY
Church Will Retain Its Prope '
Until New Building Is Co
plcted. Harris and Son Sell It.
J. E. Webb on Thursday evenin'? a*
ibndown purchased the Central Mct»>
>dint church property for $35,000 cash
he deal bein<r made through W » >
Harris and Son, realtors. Central
Vfethsdidt church is located at th
■orner of Washington and Marion
itreets adjoining the city Jiall prop
■rty and has been on the market a*
>35.000 since the congregation sub
cribed $100,000 last summer with
vhich to erect a larger and more mod
rn church on the opposite corner of
he present church site, this building
icing now under construction. J. E
Vebh. better known as “Jim” is one
if Shelby’s outstanding traders. For
ears he confined his operations in
rading stores. Recently he has
iranched out in business property and
as built a number of store houses on
South LaFayette street. Mr. Webb
Iso owns outright the College Inn
iroperty which is now operated as a
warding and rooming house.
.Tim has not mads ud his m!nd v"*
nst wbat he wi’l with th" "t-n-' '
ertainly be hss r.o idea of preac’r’n
r starting a new church. His mind at
iresent is to turn the church into busi
ess property with an inclination to
'rovide a picture sho» house. He feels
hat the auditorium is well suited for
uch a purpose and with little expense
e ern make it a revenue producer,
fis mind may change as time goes by!
owever, as it was stipulate in the
ale that the church should have use
f the property until the new church
milding is completed Rev. A. L. Stan
ord, pastor of the church thinks the
ew building will be ready by Fall so
hat the present property can be turn
ed over to Mr. Webb. The Methodists
etam possess ion of tfe* pianos, loose
hairs, bell and pulpit stand.
Before Mr. Webb purchased the
hurch, many local people uigeri the
own to buy it, since it adioim the
lty Hall and they feel that in a few
ears the town will need larger quar—
ers, but the city fathers say the,
reasury would not permit of such an
»utlay and they did not deem it
o issue more bonds on the heels of
he bonds that have been issued with*
n the last few years for streets, side
walks and schools.
And Sells It
^ J. E. Webb on yesterday sold the
L'entral Methodist church to Cicero
Luts and Tom Webb, contractors. The
Star reporter was unable to locate
'ither of the parties and ascertain the
■xact consideration, but Mr. Webb
ays he made enough “to buy ap au
omobile.” There was some misunder
standing between J. E. Webb and Tom
IVebb over the first purchase men
ioned above from the church author
ties. Mr. Tom Webb says he suggest
'd to Mr. J. E. Webb that they buy
he property together and they went
o J. F. Harris, real estate man and
iade a joint proposition, Toro Webb
'dmits he did not sign Hie proposi
ion to the church with J*. E. Webb be
-ause he says he thought j. E. was
acting as their agent us well as for
iimself. J. E. Webb says Tom Webb
xcused himself and said nothing to
^im further about the trade until aft
'r hp (J. E. Webb) had made the pur
chase, so he concluded that Tom Webb
lad withdrawn from the transactian.
At any rate J. E, Webb has sold out
ock, stock and barrel to Webb and
Lutz.
‘Smilin’ Through”
Wednesday Night
The last Redpath lyeeum number of
the season will be given Wednesday
evening at the Central school auditor
urn in “Smilin’ Through,” Allen Lang
don Martin’s three-act play. Shelby
people who have seen "Smilin’
Through,” the appealing motion pic
ture in which Norma Talmadge star
red, need no inducement to see the
story of human appeal presented in
play form. That the play will be ar
tistically handled is assured in the
Redpath actors.
When introduced in the larger cities,
such as New York, Chicago, and San
Francisco, the play was a headliner
and played to capacity houses.. Al
though as a whole of the emotional
ype the play is replete with humor,
one of the best comedy scenes evtfr
written coming at the outset of the
story.
Let the boy have a ra<Jio. You wiU
be surprised at the valuable informa
til on he will secure from the air, say
engineering workers of the State col
    

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