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VOL. XXXII, No. 25
TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 1921.
DISCUSS SCHOOL PROBLEMS.
Final Teachers Meeting Held Sat
urday Considered Most En
thusiastic In Two Years.
The final meeting of county teach
ers for this year hejd Saturday at
Central school here was considered the
most enthusiastic meeting held in two
years. Practically every teacher in the
county was present. The major point
of the entire meeting was tn< .v.r > g
endorsement of an eight months
school term for rural schools. Other
topics discussed included the Pai it-TJp
campaign, promotion in grades, stand
ardizing elementary schools ah** *h
meeting of the North Carolina Educa
PromnOo-' in Gndes.
y Four teachers discussed pormotion
in grades and gave some very inform
ing facts concerning the promotion of
pupils. Mrs. M. A. Jolley in taking up
the first grade said that promotion
should be based upon knowledge
achieved, mental ability to acquire,
and in a discussion of each subjef ex
plained her method of teaching and
leading up the pupil to advanced
work. Mrs. F. H. Hunter, handling tuts
third grade, followed the same thousrhT
but emphaszed the importance of fol
lowing the course of study as outln
ed by the state and was of the opin
ion that all promotion should he b-'-'-d
on the outlined course of study. Miss
Mary Bradford, fourth grade teacher,
added to the other suggestions a
beneficial item in that the teacher be
fore promotion of the pupil should be
familiar with the preceding and suc
ceeding grades, so that she might
know the requirements of promotion.
Stressing the importance of following
the course of study, Mrs. Martin Rob
erts in handling the sixth grade, put
an added emphasis on the teacher be
ing familiar with the psychology ofj
the child. Her discussion was a psy- ,
choiogical treatise of promotion in
the sixth grade. The four were united i
in opinion that the six month school
term is too short to complete a grade, i
Eight Months School. |
Dividing his talk under three heads, |
Prof. Lawton Blanton, principal of th? ■
Lattimore school, made clear the ad-1
vantages of an eight mon* hs school I
term. Why Cleveland county needs an
e*ight months term was explained in
the mental tests made by the s^ate
university. These tests show that the
seventh graders ‘of the rural school
are really fourth graders In order to
remedy this rating and give, the rural
child his rightful chance at an educa
tion Mr. Blanton declared the countv
must have an eight months term as
elementary schools are the foundation
of all other education. That it is prac
tical to have an eight-month term the
speaker portrayed from experience.
Where an eight-month term is held in
rural districts by dividin'1 the tim"
the farmers have been enabled to send
thgir children to school and to harvest
their crops. “Farmers in communities
where it has been tried can assure oth
ers as to lift success, :vir. ur.'nton
said. That we can afford an eight
months school, and cannot afford to
do without it, was clearly brought out
by the facts and figures not to ba dis
puted. Taking an estimate by educrv
tional officials that a school child
makes $9 each day while in school, it
was shown that with 8,000 rural school
children in a term increased two
months at an approxmate cost of $50,
000 would earn $2,500,000.
Endorse Paint-Up Campaign.
Along" with their endorsement of a
eight-njouth term and consolidation
the teachers as a body of fere' their
support to the Paint-Up campaign,
that wi'l he stressed over the countv
this week. O Max Gardner, chairman
of the county hoard of agric ulture, <
tailed the Paint-up campaign to the
teachers and asked their sunnort > j
the sign-up work, which is that every
district report the number of mum • •
and unpainted houses in that district.
A prize will be given the district that
turns in the largest number of paint
ed or newly painted houses by Nov
Prof. I. C, Griffin, superintendent
of Shelby schools, discussed before
the teachers the standardization oi
elementary schools. After explaining^
why elementary schools should he
standard as well as our high schools,
Prof. Griffin stated that he was of the
opinion that the elementary schools
should be standardized through con
solidation. With consolidation ir would
be possible in the majority of cases
to have seven teachers for seven
grades, or a teacher for each grade,
thus giving the school a standard rat
N, A report of the meeting of the
North Carolina Educational Associ
ation at Raleigh was given by Prof
3. H. Grlgg, principal of the Shelby
High School Debaters at Piedmont
V» ill Discuss Problem of Ath
letics in l’. S. Colleges.
The Pi -rian Improvement debate
will be held at Piedmont high school
next Friday, March 28, according to
an announcement by the secretary,
Elbert S. Eskridge. The young debat
ers will take up the subject of ath
letics in American colleges and uni
versities and will defend and attack
the stress now being put on inter-col- j
legiate athletics. Their subject is on*
of wide discussion all over the coun
try. The complete program for Friday
is as follows:
Address of Welcome by President
II. F. Beam.
Declamation: The City versus the
Southern Country. Home by T. C.
Debate—Resolved; That the colleg
es and universities of the United
States are laying two much stress on
inter-collegiate athletics. Affirmative:;
F. D. Elliott., C. D. Forney, jr., and
G. O. Blackburn; negative: L. K.
Clodfelter, C. A. Bridges and F. D.j
Vocal solo: “Two Marionettes” by;
Miss Beulah Rowland.
Tin $82 COO bid on the Courtview
Hot d property was raised to $86,100,
or five per cent, Saturday by W. N.
Dorsey, local real estate agent, acting
for YV. C. Corbett. According to in*
formation secured front Mr. Dorsey,
who is acting as agent for Mr. Corbett
the property will be re-sold at public
auction at the court house here on
Thursday, Apr. 10, at 2 o’clock in the
The property which fronts 130 feet
on Marion street and 200 feet on La
Ee.yette and includes the -Courtview
Hotel, stoies and office buildings, is
considered as one of the most valu
able pieces of business property in
Sheiby. It was first sold for division
on Monday, March 3 to Wm. Lineberg
er, Mai Spangler and Jack Palmer,
who at the time owned one-half in
terest. The bid of $82,000 was left open
for 20 days for a raise of five per
Elinor Gllyn Film
At Princess Theatre
The Princess theatre bill for this
week includes some interesting and
high class pictures. Today, Tuesday,
Jackie C ogan, the youthful star,
appears in “Long Live the King”,!
which is being shown here under the
auspices of the Cecelia Music clyb.j
This is a special picture and the sale
of tickets by Cecelias insures a good
Wednesday, Lionel Barrymore and
and Alma Rubens portray the lead-]
ing parts in “Enemies of Women.”,
Russia anil the revolution form the
spectacular background .for the Gold-;
wyn special, written by the author
of “The Four Horsemen”. The most
ravishing beauty in Europe, war and
the gtkidess of chance play stellar
A one-day feature for Thursday!
only is Elinor Glen’s “Six Days” to
gether with Fox News. Any story by
Elinor Glyn is an assured success,
but “Six Days” has already proven
its exceptional features through re-!
cord houses drawn everywhere it has
been presented. ‘After Six Days,” the
remarkable picturization of the Old
Testament, which was shown here
last Thursday and Friday, will next
be witnessed by Greenville, S. C.,
theatre-goers. Every show was well
attended while the picture was at
Princess and it was up to all advance
reports of its unusual picturiz'&tion.
A local booking agency has the
rights for the picture in the two Car
olinas and it is expected to be a fea
ture at many theatres over the two
INDIAN PREACHER IS
CREATING AN INTEREST
Mr. D. H. Crowder of Lawndale,
says he was in Lineolnton Sunday and
heard an Indian preacher named A.
L. Lockee of Pembroke, this state,
who is, conducting a meeting there.
He was particularly impressed with
the Indian and says he got his con
sent to come to Lawndale some time
and conduct a meeting. Mr. Crowder
says he is one of the finest preachers
he ever heard and being a full .blooded
Indian makes him especially itnerest
High school, who pointed out that
the entire body of teachers meeting
in Raleigh voted to r>l»ce a'l schools
in the state on an eight-months basis.
Deputy Sheriff Dixon Locates Four
Gallons Under Second Floor of
“Stripped Down” Car.
In recorder's court last week I. J.
Dawson and M. C. Daw.on were
charged with receiving, possessing
and transporting. Both were given
eight months sentences by Judge B.
T. Falls, and an appeal was taken by
Dawson. A little sleuthing on.the part
of Deputy Sheriff Ed Dixon resulted
in their capture.
According to the officers the two
had been suspicioned for some time
owing to consistent travel over cer
tain roads, and with a search warrant
in his possession Deputy Dixon halted
the “stripped down" Maxwell car
Saturday week ago. The two appeared
willing for their car to be searched,
the deputy sa d and a search around
and through the ■ ar for several min
utes proved fruitless. Finally the de
puty took a crawl underneath, where
he discovered a suspicious second
floor, in which he found a can con
taining the sought beverage. When
the two learned that the hiding place
of their cargo was discovered, they
informed the officer how to proceed
further in the secret floor, where a
total of four gallons was found. The
county gets the “stripped down.”
Jim Robinson, colored, was nabbed
with one-half pint in his possession
last Thursday, and on the charge of
receiving and possessing was given
John Blanton, charged with public
drunkeness on two counts, was fined
$75 and the costs. Burwell Scroggins
on the same charge was , found not
guilty as was Dan Waters. Minnie
Hampton, - aid to be of Ellenboi >, was
taxed wdth the costs for public drunk
Attorneys File Application With Fed
eral Juddge Webb, Asking That
Contract be Carried Out.
Attorneys O. Max Gardner and O.
M. Mull, representing a number of
farmers of two counties, today filed
an application with Judge E. Yates
Webb, of the United States district
court, requesting that the court force
the receivers of the Southern Cotton
Oil company to car.*^T out the seed ex
change obligations alleged to have
been made with farmers all over this
section. The decision of the court will
be of vital interest to farmers all
over the South as the ruling in this
instance would ordinarily apply to
other branches of the company.
Exchange Held Up.
Following an old custom hundreds
of farmers of Cleveland and Ruther
ford counties, Messrs. Gardner and
Mull allege, have stored their cotton
seed with the Souther^ Cotton Oil
company under contract of exchange
of seed for cotton seed meal to be
used for fertilizer purposes. Under
an order of the Unitei States court,
they say, the mill has been forbidden
to carry out the exchange or agree
ment with a consequent embarrass
ment to many farmers who expect to
use their meal as an element of their
fertilizer. There has been consider
able discussion of-the predicament in
which the receivership placed the
farmers, ut the filing of the appli
cation is the first legal move
towards having the alleged obliga
tions carried out.
The application to Judge Webb sets
forth the facts with the request that
the court order the receivers of the
Southern Cotton Oil company to carry
out the company’s obligation to the
Fire Threatens Bank
Building Third Time
For the third time in the history of!
the building fire threatened the Union
Bank buiding Sunday afternoon, when
smoke was seen emerging from the
banking room on the first floor and
fire department responded to the
alarm. Smoke filled the building and
it was fully 30 minute before the small
flame was located in the director’s
room. Only a small hole was burned
through the floor. The damage was
therefore slight. It was not even ne
cessary for the water to be turned on.
A large crowd gathered ready to as
sist the fire department in the fight,
had the blaze been large enough to re
quire the water hose. The origin of the
fire has not been deter mind. No fire
had been in the Union Bank stove
since Saturday, but one of the bark's
clerks was seen to enter the bank qn
Sunday and it is thought, the fire had
its origin from a cigarette carelessly
STAK WANT A.DS EQM RESULTS.
AT BBS CHAPEL
The district rally of the ninth dis
i trict of the Methodist Protestant
I church will tie held at Bess Chapel
I .Saturday and Sunday, March 20 and
l 30, acrordlng to an announcement by
; Rev. J. I). Morris, of Fallston.
The program for the rally is as fol
low ■ :
Saturday, March 29.
10 a. m.—Song service and devo
tional* by Rev. J. I). Morris.
10:o0 a. m.- The ob.iect of this
11 a. m.—Tha prayer life of the
i church by Rev. J. M. Ridenhour.
11:30 a. m.—Evangelism by Rev. C.
Open discussion and noon hour ad-!
1:30 p. m.—Song service and devo
2:00 p. ni.—The budget a privilege:
and not a burden by Rev. J. M. Mor-i
2:30 p. m.—How to raise the Bud
get by D. B. Johnson and T. G. McAl
3:00 p. ni.—Stewardship, time, tal-'
ent and money by Edly Ivester and E.
3:30 p. in.—Open discussion and ad
7:30 p. in.—Song service and devo- I
tional by Rev. E. G. Cowan. ■
8:00 p. m.—Our college and Chris- j
tian education by Rev. Laurence Lit
Sunday. March 30.
10 a. ni.—Sunday school.
11 a. m.—-God’s call to the Ministry
by Rev. J. M. Morgan.
1:30 p. m.—Song service and devo
tional by Robert Wood.
2 p m.—Child life in the church by
Rev. E. G. Cowan.
0 p. r.i.—State young people’s
convention at Weaverville bf Moton
•'* P- m.—The minister’s invisible
salary by Rev. .1. M. Ridenhour.
■1:30 p. ni.—What should we preach
How should you hear? by Rev J. D.!
":.‘30 p. m.—Sermon: The Supreme
Task, Wining the Individual by Rev.
J C. E. Phillips.
Will Push Paint-Up
Campaign This Week
The Paint-up and Clean-up campaign.
I which is sponsored by the Cleveland!
j county board of agriculture, will be
stressed over the county this week,
using the schools as a medium of
reaching the people informing them
| of the value of paint both for appear
ance and preservation. Wednesday,
March 26, has been designated as
sign-up day and every school district
in the county is urged to enlist in the
contest by getting the name of the
owner o -'every painted and unpaint
ed house ir, their district: The reports '
should be returned to the ojffiee of the
county superintendent by Saturday.!
A prize will be given to the
school district reporting the largest
number of painted homes-, homes to
be painted, and the largest percent-:
age of houses painted between March
15 ar.d November 15, 1924.
An essay contest has also been ar
ranged for the pupils in the rural
schools for the best essays on beau
tifying farm homes by the use of
paint. A $10 prize is offered for the
best essay; $5 for the second, and $1
each for the next five. The board
hopes to have every farm home in the
county painted by November 15.
W. O. W. Meeting Here
On Thursday Night
An interesting meeting of the j
Cleveland county Woodmen of the:
World will be held at the -hall of!
Camp No. r>18 in the J. E. Webb
building Thursday ' night, March 27,
according to an announcement by T.
O. Grigg, clerk.
W. H. Grogan, district manager of!
the Woodmen of the World will make)
the principal address, and will ex- i
plain several new features that have j
recently been added to the largest
fraternal insurance organization in !
world. Local Woodmen will also be'
on the program and refreshments will;
be served. The meeting will open at
7:30 and every member in the coun
ty is urged to be present.
Another Hord* Becomes Officer.
Otis Hord, Gastonia young man,
has been appointed as deputy sheriff
and rural policeman for Rank) and!
vicinity, east of Gastonia. The police -
committee of Ranlo and Mr. Hord
met Thursday and made final ar
rangements following which the new j
officer will take up his new duties.;
Otis Hord, a son of Officer Adam B.1
Hord, has been employed for severalj
years by the Gastonia roller shop.1
Otis Hord is the fourth Hord to be
come an officer in Gastonia and Gas
Twn Trucks Collude And Mtraham
DiHiton is in I f o spit a *—-Other
Abraham DiHiton, negro truck driv
er, is in the Shelby Public Hospital
with r broken leg, broken shoulder
bone and broken collar bone as a re
sult of a collision between the Thomp
son Lumber truck arid the .Sanitary
Mi at Market truck Friday afternoi ;t.
DiHiton was seriously injured but his
condition is improving and he is ex
pected to recover.
.Me;. Ben Shy tie who has her— a ju
. ojit ;r- the Shelby Hospital for a
month and who has been in u serious
condi*:->;i Is rapidly improving.
Mr. Hershall Jones, 17 year old sou
of l). V. Jones expects to go ho'rne this
week He has been a hospital no limit
for about ten days with an injured
Miss JLnma Dixon of K -g, Koaa
tain, an operative patient, expwts f.
be r dca ; ,d this week.
Horace McKee, son of W. D. McKe e
op rated on ten days ago is impro.i n
Mi".. M. A. (line of the East side
Mill, who has been a patient foe three
weeks, is improving, jf
Henry Sanders, operative patient, i
doin*r nicely and will be able to . go
home in a few days.
Mrs. Maggie Daggett is rapidly im
proving arid is ahl • tit be out in the
Mrs. G. C. Smart of Lattmore is ini
proving from an operation performed
some time ago.
Miss Tracy Groce a waitress at the
( leveland Springs Hotel is undergo
ing treatment at the Hospital
Mis. B. T. Falls was operated on
Saturday for appendicitis end her , o.,
ditto.t is ns favorable as con'd b ■ ex
Mrs. T. G. Hamrick who was oper
ated on three weeks ago is doing n iee
> and expects to be dismissed this
Mi. h. 1. Weast is a naticrit. To.
treatment and hi- condition is oaitt
Mrs. J. i.. Parker who is a patient
or. treatment has been suf fering in
tensely for some time, hot her rordf
fon yesterday was little more favo*
Mr. Joe Beason of No. 2 township,
after two operations is improving, his
many friends will be pleased to learn.
ors. Paul F.ob.rts, operated o.i a
wcdi ago and whose condition va
cjuitc* serious, fe ^ome better
Mrs. Pink B. McMurry is a puieni
for treatment and her condition re
mains about the ; me.
Mr*. Solomon Self
Noble Woman Of Tbe Prnsp ct Com
r-.unfy Was Buried At
Mrs. L. M. Self, widow of So'.omefti
Self who passed away five years ago.
ded at the Shelby Hospital Saturday
afternoon at 3:30 olclock ftdlowing an
illness since Christmas The immediate
cause of her death was nneumons
She had been a patient in the hospital
only a few days. Mrs. Self was a fine !
type of Christian womanhood, a de-1
voted mother and neighbor who will i
be erreatlv missed in New Priunn,.)
church community where she and her 1
family had made their home for many l
years, coming from upper Cleveland.
Mrs. Self has a family of ten children
who were the pride and ioy of her life !
her body was tenderly laid to rest at
Kadesh church Sunday afternoon at.3 !
o’clock, the funeral services being con- j
ducted by Revs. ■ Green and Morgan ’
amid a crowd of sorrowing friends.
The crowd was enough to fill the
church twice, the large attendance be
ing a tribute to the high esteem in
which she was held. She was 51
years, 2 months and 22 days old.
The following children survive: Mit
tie and Nelson Self, Mrs. E. 1). Alex
ander, Mrs. R. L. Dedmon, Clarence.
Sarah, Claude, Roy, Hess* and Bertha
Self, together with six grand children,
three brothers, Messrs. Josh Navy of
Shelby, John and Dan Navy of Lin
rolnton. two sisters, Mrs. George Ca
nipe of Shelby and Mrs. Wiliam Cars
well of Morganton.
Cotton Meeting At
All members of the .North Carolina
Cotton Growers co-operative associa
tion are urgently requested to attend
a meeting to be held Tuesday night,
March 25 in the Lattimore school at
Lattimore at 7:30.
The purpose of this meeting is to
discuss marketing problems of the
farmers and to organize a local or
ganization to further the work in
All cotton farmers whether mem
bers or not and the public is cordially
This meeting was cancelled last
SHELBV WILL PUY
Tic t New I on Junior College Aggre
g:iton Here. Play I'nion Mills
A in: 1 orient weather interfered
i with the f'r.-rt game scheduled the
i Shelby high ; will play their first'bare
, ball game <f the season here Wednes
day afternoon with Newton Junior
college. The strength of the visiting
deb is an unknown quantity, but with
a gijp'i rating in athletics among, the
secondary colleges they . should fur
! nish lively oposition for any high
I school club.
J The local first game was scheduled
j t°r I«Kt Thursday with Rockingham
j but a steady rain prevented even a
j thought of the game as did the con
j ditions of the ground for the game
on the following day with Mt. Holly.
| The Rockingham club in charge of
|L oach "Shorty” Lawrence spent
i Thursday t. nd Thursday night here
i being entertained on Thursday night
| by the senior class of the high school,1
i >hcy defeated the Belmont highs, and
‘hey defeated the eBlgiont highs, and
| <»n Saturday played Charlotte in
| Charlotte. The game here was expect
i ed to reveal the relative strength of
eastm n and western school clubs as
Rockingham is considered one of the
strongest contenders for the eastern
title. However, the game here Wed
I r.esday should be about on an equal
rating ns the Rockingham game was
j expected to be. If Shelby makes a
good showing against the junior col
lege outfit in their first game it will
boost their morale for the state race..
Barring any more bad weather the
newly-renovated ground will be in
fine condition. i
On Saturday the local highs will
play the strong Union.Mills club hera
according to Coach Gurley. This is a
combination dull of high school and^
town players and is considered a fasti
New Hope Program For
Saturday And Sunday
Special to The Star.
The New Hope church and its Sun-;
day school is looking forward for a
; great time :n our Lords work on Sat
urday and Sunday March the 29 and
lid. So we invite the entire member
ship.'of our church and Sunday
school to be present both days. We;
also extend a cordial invitation to
any who will, to come regardless of
denomination. We gladly welcome all
the representatives of the various
churches who have been previously
assigned to our church for the union
meeting services on above dates.
There will he dinner on the ground
Saturday but not on Sunday as it
will be impossible to supply the large'
crowd we hope to have. Our Sunday
school program for home and foreign
missions will begin promptly at 9:30
o’clock Sunday. Mothers and fathers
of our Sunday school children will
please get them early and provide
them with an offering that they may
give their best to missions. Every
body come and let us have a good
A. E. BETTIS, Supt.
Co-ops To Meet At
Waco On Wednesday
All members of the North Carolina
Cotton .Growers cooperative associa-1
tion are urgently requested to attend;
a meeting to be held Wednesday night j
March 26, in the Waco school at Waco
The purpose of this meeting is to
discuss marketing problems of the
farmers and to organize a local or
ganization to further the work in
All cotton farmers whether mem
bers or not and the public is cordially
This meeting was cancelled last
week due to illness of the field repre
sentative of the association.
Where Living is Cheap.
Sharon, York county, is believed to
be the only town in the United tSates
where one may buy an egg sandwich
and a cup of coffee for a nickel. A res
taurant which was recently opened
here undertakes to serve a sandwich
and a cup of coffee for a nickel and is
said to be doing a rushing business.
Since two egg sandwiches and two
cups of coffee are considered a square
meal one may eat for thirty cents a
day, or less than $10 a month, the
cheapest board to be found anywhere.
•All of the eggs served ut-e guaranteed
to be absolutely fresh, is the claim.
16 Strong for 60.
Eiforts of her parents failed and a
16-year old eBaufort girl was married
to W. C. Willet, age over 60 years, a
former resident of New Bern, in Tren
ton according to reports reaching
New Bern. The couple came back to
New Bern after the ceeruiony.
! AT BIG MEETING
330 KIWANIANS PRESENT.
Delegations From District Clubs
Greet International President
Despite Downpour of Rain.
In spite of a steady downpour of
rain which began falling early Thurs
day morning, more than 300 Kiwan
ians from the clubs of western North * 5
Carolina assembled in Hickory to
greet Edmund F. Arras, president of
Kivvanis International, and to attend
a district meeting of the organisa
Among the clubs represented were
Asheville, Marion, Morganton, Shel
bv, I.enoir, Lincolnton, Newton,
Maiden, North Wilkesboro, Elkin,
Charlotte* High Point, Burlington,
Or-ensboro, Concord and Salisbury,
At the morning session, held in the
cjty auditorium, addersses of welcome
were made by Dr. W. P. Speas, pres
ident of the Hickory Kiwanis club; J.
Sid Smyre, mayor of bfewton: H. J.
Holdhrook. president of the Hickory
Rotary club; Mrs. Carrie Gamble,
president ol the Hickory Community
club; J. D. Elliott, potentate of Oasis
temple, A. A. O. N. M. S.. and presi
dent o fthe Hickory chamber of com
merce. The response to the welcoming
address was made by Ned Wheeler,
of Asheville, on behalf of the visitors.
Fallowing the introduction of the in
ternational officers. Joe Bowles, dis
trict organizer, delivered an address
on the duties of members to their j
•t )0 at Luncheon.
The meeting adjourned at 1 o’clock
to the Kiwanis hall where a lunch
eon was served to S50.
District governor Harrv Adams in
a short talk urged the Kiwanians to
make their preparations to attend the
meeting of the international in Den
ver in June, and he was followed by
“Buck" Merrimon, of Greensboro,
former district governor, who in a
few happy remarks introduced the
speaker of the occasion, President Ar
President Arras in an eloouent. ad
dress of over an hour outlined the
things Kiwanis stood for and the pol
icies of the international for the pres
ent year. Stirring his hearers to fre
quent outbursts of applause, Mr. Ar
ras declared that the Golden Rule
must he brought more and more into
the business life of the country, and
deplored the inevitable results that
must, he said, follow the reflections
on democratic government as a result
of congressional investigations now
under way in Washington. He paid
a glowing tribute to Woodrow Wilson
Warren G. Harding tfnd Robert E.'
Lee as meh of outtsan^ing chaaracter
President Arras in hi% address
struck a high note and sustained it
throughout. He was given a round of
applause when he began, interrupted
with cheers as he proceeded and an
ovation when he concluded. His re
ference to General Robert E. Lee as
the “beau ideal of a Christian gentle
man’ and a man of character, whom
the whole country honors, and his de
claration that for every man who
obeys the law because of fear there
are thousands who obey it of their
own free will, elicited thunderous ap
It is the duty of Kiwanians, he said
in conclusion, to stand by the consti
tution and all of its amendments, in
cluding the 18th.
Asheville Wins Prize.
The Asheville club won the attend
ance prize with its 26 delegates, who
traveled a total of 1,418 miles on a
neeial train and brought a band
■‘long. This bunch was about the
the “peppiest” present and frequent
ly interposed with songs or yells for
The North Wilkesboro was second ’
in the attendance contest, sending 20
members for a total of 860 miles.
Among the clubs with the largest del
egations were Lincolnton, Shelby, Le
noir, Marion and Statesville. Other
clubs represented were those at Gas
tonia, Moreanton. Elkin, Salisbury,
Charlotte, High Point, Burlington,
Winston-Salem, Concord, Newton and
The well-known “Hickory sticks”
were handed each of the delegates
and these Were carried away in large
Shelby Members Attending.
The following delegation represent
ed the Shelby club at the meeting:
Messrs. Rush tiamrick, Chas. A. Bur
rus, J. C. Weathers, J. W. Howell,
Max Washburn, Jack Palmer, Faris
Ledford, L. W. Gardner, IT A. Logan,
P. F Grigsr, Dr J W Harbison,, J F
Roberts, William McCord, George
Central Methodist chureh
meeting Wednesday evening at 7
All are cordially invited.