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THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
VOL. XXXII, No. 28
PAINT UP—SO CLEVELAND MAY SHOW UP
FRIDAY APRIL 4. 1924.
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LOWER GRADES 10
CLOSE 00 MAY l
ElentPntary Exercises Friday, April
25. Hifch School Commencement
Starts June 1st.
Th primary grades of the Shelby
city schools will close for the year on
Friday, May 2, according to'an an
nouncement by Superintendent I. C.
Griffin. The elementary closing exer
cises, however, will be held Friday
and Friday evening, April 25. The
high school commencement will begin
with the baccalaureate sermon Sun
day night, June 1, and continue
through the senior class exercises on
Tuesday eevning, June 3.
On Friday afternoon Apr’l 25 the
three elementary schools will hold
their annual track meet and other
athletic contests. Much interest has
| been shown this year in the track
events by the lower grades and the
day is expected to be of much inter
est. Fr'dav evening the annual <"•<■ r
cises will be held in the Central school
auditorium. The main portion of the
exercises be:ng a joint debate bo
tween the three elementary schools.
The subject being “Which has done
most for America, Washington. Lin
coln or Wilson?” The Marion school
will champion Washington; LaFay
ette will upholouEincoln and Central
school Wilson. Using a simple but
widely discussed question of Amer
| ica’s three greatest men the debate of
the younger school children is expect
ed to be unusually interesting. On the
£ same eevning the fourth grades of the
I' three schools will hold a spelling
match and the third grades an arith
f metic contest. The program in addi
tion to being attractive is planned to
interest the parents.
Following the close of the primary
grades on May 2 the teachers train
ing department will carry on the work
of the grades for the benefit of chil
’ dren losing time in school on account
of measles or other sickness, and will
also coach those who fail in their
Address By Dr. Batemxn.
The formal high school closing will
begin with the baccalaureate sermon
Sunday evening June 1, in the First
Baptist church by Rev. A. L. Stan
ford, pastor of Central Methodist
I church. It is hoped that the other
churches of Shelby will unite in this
Monday evening the annual debate
will be held between the high school
societies for the Gardner medal.
The finals will be Tuesday evening
with the senior class exercises. The
address to the class of ’24 will be de
livered by Dr. R. J. Bateman of Ashe
ville, who is well-known here.
Former Sheriff of Lincoln Appointed
to Succeed Late A. Nixon
By Shelby Jurist.
G. Lee Heavner, former sheriff of
Lincoln county, was Tuesday appoint
ed by Judge James L. Webb, of this
place, as clerk of the court for Lincoln
county to succeed the late A. Nixon,
who was one of the best known coun
tv officials in North Carolina. Mr.
Heavener, who will serve out the un
cxpired term until the election in No
vomber, is a well-known citizen of
that county and is now said to hold an
office with the state department of
Judge Webb had a number of Lin
coln men under advisement and the
decision was not made until about 11
o’clock Tuesday morning. Attorney
Kemp Nixon son of the late clerk was
offered the clerkship but was forced
to decline it owing to his wide law
practice. He' with Capt. C. E. Childs,
dean of the Lineolnton bar, were here
Tuesday conferring with the jurist.
W. E. Anderson, young business man,
and County Treasurer M. T. Leath
erman were also considered, but the
former’s business interferred and
Judge Webb did not think it wise fo
appoint Mr. Leatherman as that
would leave tho treasurer’s office va
Shelby Boy Is Given
It will be of interest to his many
.Shelby friends to know that Clyde
McCurry, son of Mrs. L. C. Bost, of
this place, has been awarded a schol
arship to Amherst college, Amherst,
Mass., by Mr. George A. Plimptus,
president of the board of trustees of
Mr. McCurry is being coached by Mr.
Patton, principal of the Morganton
high school, preparatory to entering
the college this fall.
President Coolidge is an alumnus
Mr. Jarvis L. Wilson, of Morgan
ton, was a visitor here Thursday.
Congressional Convention at Cleve
land Springs Friday. Whitener to
The Republican Congressional con
vention for the ninth district will he
held at Cleveland Springs today, Fri
day, and a large number of Republi
cans front all over the district are ex
pected to he in attendance. A. A.
Whitener, Republican nominee for the
United States senate, will deliver the
principal address, it is said, at the
meeting, which convenes at 12 o’clock
in the large dining room at the hotel.
The convention will nominate a
candidate for congress from the
ninth district, this being the major
issue of the meeting. Other business
will include the naming of 2 dele
gates and tw-o alternates to the nation
el Republican convention, which meets
June 8 in Cleveland Ohio and the e’ee
tion of a congressional executive com
mittee for the district to serve for the
next two years. The hoel will «erve
dinner at 12 and the meeting will get
underway immediately following the
meal it is said.
In addition to Mr. Whitener other
prominent Republican leaders from
over the state aer expected to attend
and make talks. A full delegation is
expected from the ten counties com
prising the district. The committee on
arrangements, composed of H. Clay
Cox, B. F. Hamrick and B. G. Logan';
desires that every community in this
county be well represented fcith vis
itors so that the county may show
proper appreciation in the coming
of the convention to this place. The
convention is held here as the result
of an invitation extended by the
Cleveland county delegation to the
state convention held at Raleigh some
Toluca, April 2,—Ur. F. D. Ed
wards has purchased another Fordson
Mr. Joe Hasting of near Casar spent
Friday at his brothers, Mr. Jno. S.
Mr. and Mrs. Onzie Hasting of
Shelby were visitors at his father’s
Mr. John Hasting, Sunday.
Miss Bettie Cline has been confin
ed to her bed for several weeks. At
present she is improving very slowly.
Mr. Austin Hicks was a business
caller at Shelbv Saturday.
Mr. Dover M. Mull of Double
Shoals was a Sundry visitor at Mrs.
Misses Callie and Edith Sain, who
are attending school in Shelby spent
the week end at home.
Misses Mary and Lucy Sain w-ho are
attending school” at Ban Oak were
visitors at home Sunday.
Mr. Fletcher Sain, son of Shotwell
Sain, who is a student at Piedmont
High School won the improvement de
bate medal last Friday night at Pied
Miss Pearl Cbok and Mr. demon
Young of St. Peters school were prize
winners ir. the seventh grade essay
contest during the Milk-for-Health
Mr. J. D. Boyles was a business
visitor at Lineolnton Tuesday.
Mr. W. H. Young made a business
trip to Hickory last Friday.
Miss Donnie Sain, a student at
! Shelby graded school was at home
I Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and .Mrs- Clarence Mode of
Shelby wcrp vi&itQrs at Mr. Austin
Hick’s last SaturdajKjpght and Sun
! day. \
Mi. and Mrs. Rochel Young of
; Newton spent Sunday with his father
| Mr. W. H. Young.
Mrs. C. G. Boyles spent Friday
| with her parents, Mr. J. M. Ward of
I Misses Vernie and Lona Hasting,
students at Daniels high school near
Reepsville were at home Saturday and
St. Peters Sunday School attended
the fifth Sunday institute which met
at Kadesh church last Sunday even
ing and a nice program was rendered
from each Sunday school on the Bel
wood charge. Officers were elected for
coming year as follows: Mr. Tom
Stamey, Jr., president; Mr. C. G.
Boyles, Vice president; Mr. _E, W.
Dixon .secretary. Next convention
to be held at St. Peters fiftli Sunday
Substitute Night W’atchir.»r.
Night policeman J. F. Blanton is
ill at present. Mr. Marvin Farris, of
Shelby is acting as night watchman
| in his stead.—Forest City Courier.
It was discovered in a South Car
olina town that bootleg booze would
eat the lining out o f abath tub. Fur
ther comment would be useless.
Widow Of Lamented John 0. Line- (
ber^er Will Be Buried Here Today
Funeral At Her Home at 11..
Mrs. Bettie Lineberger, widow of
the late John D. Lineberger died
Thursday morning at 2 o'clock at her
home on East Warren street follow
ing a desperate illness which »• irae1
upon her suddenly Tuesday mor. mg
and since which time she was to
scious only part of the time. Friend
close to the family knew her condi
tion was seriou.- a id that she c<; id
not survive long, so the end was ex
pected. Her death was learned Thurs
day to the innumerable friends of the
family with great sorrow, for in her
passing Shelby has lost one of its
mo-t estimable women.
Mrs. Linebe g r was born i:t Stn'es
ville, Iredell county, 63 years ago the
21st of last September, the daughter
of B. J. and S. C. Munday. On March
3th 1881 she was married to John
D. Lineberger and since that time
they made their home in Shelby
where Mr. Linebirger war one of the
leading business' men and mo: t in
fluential citizens. She was a fine
Christian character with a warm
heart and generous impulse, little seen
in public activities because of , er
nervous acliction. It was her choice
to remain at home and give her un
stinted love and labors to her family
to which she was a most devoted. She
was a typical “old fashioned mother”
who believed and practised home re
ligion. The “new fangled" ways were
not according to her way of thni’ :ng
because she believed in home an ! the
opportunities it offers for doing good, j
Her life, therefore, w-as wrapped up !
in her children and grandchildren and
their lives show the impress of a true
and devoted mother. After her . us
band died she spent most of her time
in Lincolnton with her son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Julia A.
Suttle who have since returned to
Shelby. Three years ago she suffer
ed a break-down from the effect.- of
influenza and she has never been
Mrs. Lineberger was a generous !
contributor to the poor and to her
church and w’herever and whenever
she saw an opportunity to do g od
wdth her means and her influence i
was a source of pride to do her
Mrs. Lineberger is survived by j
two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Deal of ;
Franklin, Mrs. J. W. Wilkerson of
Statesville, two brothers, J W. Mon
day of Charlotte and J. A. Monday
of Texas. Three children, active in
the business, social and religious life
of the community i 'so survive; Mrs. j
Julius A. Suttle, William Lineberger
president of the Cleveland took and
Trust Co., and J. D. Lineberger, of !
the Farmers Hardware Co.
The funeral will be conducted this I
Friday morning at LI o’clock from i
the Lineberger home on East War- '
ren street by her pastor, Rev. A. L.
Stanford, assisted by Revs. It ?. I
Lemons, C. F. Sherrill, and John W.
Suttle and the interment will he be
side her lamented husband in Sunset
cemetery wdio preceded her to the
grave 12 years ago the 6th of March.
Pall bearers will be J. J. Lattimore,
E. B. Lattimore, C. R. Hoey, Charlie
Langhridge, J. F. Roberts, T J Bab
ington, W. V. Metcalf and Hugh Lo-‘
gan. Many friends are expected over
today for the funeral frem Lincolntop
in SCHOOLS IN
MEET HERE TSOI!
Big Track Meet, Oratorical. Essay
And Recitation Contests To Feature
Red Letter Event.
Today, Friday, the high school
children of Cleveland county gather
here for their only big event of the
year. The day’s program made up of
tests of athletic and intellectual
prowess is expected to ho largely at
tended and of wide interest as there
will be no county commencement and
this is the only opportunity the schools
have to assemble.
It is assured from an early estimate
that every standard and non-standard
high school in the county will be re
presented as there are events for
both classifications. The program
opens at 10:30 o’clock with the Selma
C. Webb recitation contest in the Cen
tral school auditorium. This will be
followed at 11 o’clock by the non
standard high school track meet on
the Shelby baseball park. At 1:30 in
the afternoon the big track meet of
the standard high schools will get
; under way at the same place, and in
cludes dashes, races and field events.
At 3:30 o’clock there will be a base
ball game between two county high
j school teams. The Hoey oratorical i
i contest will be held in the Central
school auditorium at 8 o’clock in the
I evening. *
FILLST1 SCHOOL III
Children's Exercises Last Ninht—
Stanford to Deliver Sermon and
Falls the Address.
The Falliton high school exercises'
began Thursday .night with appropri-!
ate and enjoyable songs, drills, panto
mimes and recitations by the chil
dren of the lower grades. No exercis-!
cs will be held today (Friday) because i
of the field day program for the
county schools' in Shelby today, but j
on Saturday the program will be tak-'
en up agn;n and continue through i
Monday night. The school has been!
very successful this year with even
in the graduating class.
On Saturday at 10 a. m., there will j
be a recitation contest, Clarence Mar-'
ris reciting The National Flag: Elva'
Baker, The Mourning Va.it; I,eland
Royster the Pride of Ancestry; Fran-'
ces Wilson, the Wonderful Tar Baby;
Watson Falls. The Shooting of Dan!
McGerw; Thelma Hoyle, Bobbie'
Shaftoe. This will be followed by a !
story telling contest, Thomas Wilson,!
The Wee I-uck; Annabel Lee, Eparn-j
inondas; John Green, jr., The Dis
contented Pine Tree; Pearl Carpenter!
The Little Cook’s Reward; Amos!
Eortcnbury, The Boy Who Cried I
Wolf; Alma Wright, The Wonderful
Saturday afternoon at fi o’clock
Falleton and Lattimore will play a
game of baseball. Saturday night the:
h:gh school students will present a
play entitled “Mother Mine.”
Sunday afternoon at J o’clock Rev.
A. L. Stanford, pastor of Central
Methodist church will preach the;
commencement sermon while on Mon- •
day morning beginning at 10 o’clock !
the class day exercises will be held, j
Blanche Hunter will deliver the wel
come, Katie Lee Clay the class his
tory, Virginia Williams the prophecy;
Banks Baker the poem; Clin Murray
the gifts; Bessie Wellrnon the lasr
will and testament; Ptylla Bingham
Judge B. T. Falls, recorder and au
ditor will deliver the literary address
Monday evening at 8 o’clock, this
closing the commencement.
FILLED m SICK
The Shelby Public Hospital is well
filled with sick, several of whom are
seriously ill, but the majority are do
ing,nicely. The following have been
entered since the last report publish
ed by The Star, there being others
who have been there for some time.
Lewis Green son of L. Green who
lives on Cleveland Springs road is
suffering with p broken leg sustain
ed this week when a mule fell with
him. C R. Smith of South Shelljv i«
very ill with pneumonia. J. Hershall
Ponder of the Central Hotel is a pa
tient for treatment. Mrs. D. H Shu
ford, mother of Mrs. Cept Blanton
who fell last week and sustained a
broken lrip is doing as well ns could
be expected and Mrs. B. T. Fall? who
underwent an operation ten days ago
for appendcitis expects to go home in
a few days. Mr. Lewis Justice, a pa
tient for treatment is doing well. H.
G. Harris of Gaffney had an oper
ation Tuesday. Mrs. D. F. C. Tarry
of Grover is quite sick. Miss Jeniece
Robinson, waitress at Cleveland
Springs had an operation Thursday.
Mrs. Deck Wilson of Rut her ford ton
had a slight operation yesterday. Mrs.
J. Henry Carroll had a serious oper
ation Thursday but is doing as well
as could be expected. J. L. Lipscomb
of Shelby had an operation Monday.
Mrs. Bead Hendrix of Shelby has en
tered for treatment, while J. C. Craw
and Will Callahan of CliFside had
operations yestreday. There are
three patients in the colored ward.
POSTMASTER QUINN’S ONLY
SISTER DIES IN COLUMBIA
Mrs. John B. Rhyne, wife of the
lute John B, Rhyne of Kings Moun
tain died Monday night in Columbia.
S. C., at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. H. M. Hefivener after a protract
ed illness, part of which time she was
in a Columbia hospital, having been
taken sick while on a visit to her
daughter there. Mr., Rhyne was 60 !
years of age and the only sister of
Postmaster J. II. Quinn of Shelby.
She is survived by three children,
Mrs. H. M. Heavner of Columbia;
Mrs. M. L. Houser and Mr. C. B
Rhyne, superintendent of the Mason
mill at Kings Mountain. The funeral
was conducted Wednesday by Rev. Mr
Hoffman of the Lutheran church> as
sisted by Rev. R. M. Hoyle and the
interment was at Kings Mountain, she
being a member of the Lutheran
church at that place. The many
friends of Postmaster Quinn sympa
thise with him in the loss of his only
STAR WANT ADS FOR RESULTS.
Judgmi' .t A To Damages To Gailag- !
her St‘C Aside. Golds!«.in Ge!s
$500 for Self, $150 for Gar.
A E. Wilson, administrator of j
Elizabeth Wilson got judgment for
$ 1 ,UO0 in the Superior Court this
week against the Seaboard Air Line :
railway as a result of Mrs. Wibons'
death when the automobile in which!
she was -riding was struck by a Rea-j
board train as she was returning to j
her heme in Rutherford county last
summer. The judgment was a com- j
promise, the Seaboard alter ieys
agreeing to pay *500 for th,- death 1
of Mr.. W.lson, $1150 for the dan.ag-1
ed car. $150 for two children who v ere
Since Monday the Superior -Court !
hn: devoted its time to the trial of
civ.I cases most < f which have been I
pc tv dual injury cases again-1 rail
roads end transportation companies.
t • I*. Gallagher, a traveling man
received only $150 for personal in-j
juries,—$60 against the Kenilworth 1
1 runsporta tCn Co., and $1W) against ;
J. A \arboru but on motion by plain- 1
tiff's attorneys Judge Long let stand
the issue of negligence on the part
of the Kenrlworth Transportation Co.!
and J. A. Yarboro stand and set j
as:de issue as to damage, holding 1
that $1;>0 was not sufficient' on ■
gtounds that Gallagher prid over j
$200 for medical bills, lost twenty
pounds of weight and' suffered the
loss of several weeks of time. Gal j
tagher was a passenger on one of the
transportation company’s busses op- !
erating last summer between Ashe- 1
\ille and Charlotte and was injured
about the back when Mr. Yarb.roV
team ran away and the wagon tot gue
penetrated the rear of the bus
standing on the streets of Shelby, Mr.
Gallagher being in the rear seat of
the bus. The case will he re-heard at
the next court.
Sam Golsteiri whose car skidded on
the road at Kings Mountain and ran
over the railroad (embankment,
damaging his car and breaking his
arm and ribs, sued the Southern-^uil
road for $5,000 for negligence, in™ not
having guard rails between the road
and the embankment, but he received
only $500 for self and $150 for his
In the case of S, E. Peeler and
wife, Octaviu Peeler, Ella Rudaaill
and husband J. D. Uudasill vs Lou
vina (Viney) Peeler, Louvina Peeler
is to receive $1725 in settlement of
her claims against the estate of B. P,
Peeler, deceased for money advanced,
rents, lumber, etc. The real estate
of B. P. Peeler is to be sold for par
tition and division among the daugh
ters and widow. S. E. Peeler, Ella
Rudasill and Louvina Peeler are to re
ceive one third each of the proceeds
On Thursday the court was still
hearing the suit of Otis Carpenter
against the Seaboard railroad for the
loss of a leg at the Seaboard depot.
Carpenter is suing for $2,950 and al
leges negligence on the part of the
Marries Mrs. Watts
Chief Executive and Widow of Dur
ham .Millionaire Quietly Mar
ried in Durham Wednesday.
Governor Cameron Morrison, of
North Carolina, and Mrs. Sara Ecker
Watts, widow of George W. Watts,
Durham millionaire financier, were
quietly married Wednesday afternoon
at 4 o’clock at the Watts mansion on
South Duke street in Durham by Rev.
David Scanlon, Presbyterian pastor of
Durham. The ceremony was witnessed
by only a few relatives and mutual
friends, and comes as a surprise to
much of official Raleigh, Charlotte,
the governor’s home town and the eti
tire state. Governor and Mrs. Morri
son left immediately after the cere
mony for a honeymoon trip to New
The bride, one of the wealthiest wo
men in the state, is a native of Syra
cuse, N. Y„ and was a trained nurse
before marrying the late financier in
1017. Governor Morrison has been a
widower since 1020, his first wife dy
ing during his campaign. Close
friends have known of the romance
only for a fortnight.
Since the death of Mr. Watts his
widow became well-known because of
her work in carrying out his philan
thropy, he being a generous contri
butor to church, schools and mis
sions. He left an estate valued at 13
millions when he died at the age of
70 years, and was survived by one
daughter, Mrs. John Sprunt Hill, of
Program at Earl Saturday.
The Girls Domestic club of Earl
will give a program at the school au
ditorium Saturday evening April 5,
at 8 o’clock. A small fee will be
charged for admission. Proceeds for
benefit of the dub.
Mr. Thomas \S allarc Confined to
Home With Case of Small-pox. !
Comini! nnd (ioinit.
Special to The Star.
Grover, April l.~—The farmers are
taking advantage of the pretty days!
to prepare the soil for planting their :
Mr. Meredith Ilerhdon of Raleigh,
visited relatives in Grover Sunday.
Misses M it tie and Grace Newton j
spent the week end at their home near
Mr. J. H. B. Jenkins and family of
^ ork, S. spent Sunday with Mrs.!
Jenkins’ parents, Mr, and Mrs. I) J
Mr H. B. Herndon and family of
the Ware community were Sunday:
visitors in the home of Mr. W. J.
Mrs. J. 1., Parker of Shelby is
spending some time in the home of.
her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Hern-1
don, recuperating from an attack of
neuritis, which she suffered a few
Mr. Thomas Wallace is confined to
his home by a case of smallpox. We
hope for Mr. Wallace a speedy recov
Mrs. II. C. Dover and children of
Gaffney are visiting in the home of
Mr. W. A. Dover.
Mrs. Frink Hambright is spending
some time at Spindale, with her broth
er Mr. Clyde Ellis.
Misses Terah Pinkleton and Ruby
Ellis returned yesterday to Limestone!
college after spending the week end
with home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Crocker who;
have been visiting relatives in Gro
ver are leaving today for their home
in Antlers, Va.
Mrs, A. G, Dillingham is visiting
her brother Mr. Spurgeon McSwain
of the Bethlehem community.
Messrs R. G. Adams, A. G. Beheler
and Matt Moore left yesterday for
Chase City, Va., to visit Mr. Adams’
brother. They were accompanied to
Siler City by W. O. Johnson who goes
from there to St. Pauls, to spend a
few days with his parents.
Mr. W. O. Doggett of Greensboro
was a visitor in the home of Mrs.
Mollie White last week.
Miss Bessie Turner spent the week
end with her sister Mrs. Vergie Mar
tin, of Richhurg, S. C. She was ac
companied home by little Miss Vir
ginia Martin who will spend some
time with her.
The entertainment given Saturday
night by the seventh grade under the
leadership of Miss Livingston was
thoroughly enjoyed by those who
were priviledged to attend.
Mesdames M. H. Bell and James
Randall and little Miss Annie Randall
spent last Friday in Kings Mountain.
Mr. Thomas Foster and family of
the Mt. Paran community visited in
the home of M. H. Bell Sunday.
Mrs. R. D. Moss left yesterday for
Hays, this state, where she goes to
he with Miss Odessa Moss who is suf
fering with pleurisy.
Engineer Dies In
J. F. Edwards, engineer of the Dix
ie Limited, mysteriously sustained a
fatal injury and collapsed on the
floor of his cab while the train was
speeding southward late Tuesday aft
ernoon. Suffering from a fractured
skull and unconsiousness, he was
found lying prostrate as the train
reached a point 10 miles from Macon,
W alter White, the negro fireman,
chanced to look in the narrow alley
way and saw the engineer on the
floor. He brought the train to a stop
and Summoned aid. It was not known
how long the train was without a
Doctors and another engineer were
taken to* the scene in automobiles
from there and Edwards was taken
to a Mason hospital. He died soon
In investigation was started im
mediately to determine how the en
gineer was hurt. Some think he be
came suddenly ill and fell from his
seat, fracturing his skull on the steel
plates of the cab floor.
Edwards had been an engineer on
the Central of eGorgia railway for 15
Central Methodist Church.
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m.
Make your plans to be present
Sunday. We need you. Our school is
growing’ in interest.
Preaching at 11 a. m by the pastor.
At 7:30 the service will be illus
trated. This will be of interest to all
and especially the children. Each
department in Sunday school is urged
to be present. Strangers and visitors
are cordially welcome.
Mrs. James Parker is visiting her
parents Mr. and Mrs. James Herndon
Will llPRin With Sermon on Sunday
April 13, and ('lost. Wednesday
Evening, April lfi.
The commencement exercises of the
Boiling Springs high school will begin
with the annual sermon by Dr. R. C.
Cranberry, of Gaffney, S. C., on Sun
day morning, April 13, at 11 o’clock,
and close with exercises by the liter
ary societies on Wednesday evening,
April 16. The annual commencement
of this school widely known over the
state is.largely attended each year
and announcement of the date will be
of much interest.
Introductory exercises, including
musical numbers and declamations
will be held Monday morning at 10
o’clock. Beginning at 2 o’clock Mon
day afternoon there will be a readers’
contest and musical numbers. This
section of the program is expected to
be very entertaining. Monday even
ing the annual banquet of alumni of
'ho school will be held, and at this
time many old students who are scat
tered far and wide will gather for
another evening together. The class
day exercises will be held Tuesday
morning, beginning at 10 o’clock and
will include the address by the class
president, class history, prophecy,
will and testament and character
sketches. Tuesday morning at 11
o'clock the exhibit of the art depart
ment will he held. The annual orato
rical contest will be held Tuesday aft
ernoon at 2 o’clock and six speakers
will be heard. The contest of the or
chestra and glee club will be held
Tuesduy evening at 8 o'clock.
The literary address will be deliv
ered Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock
by Mr. R. L. McMillan, of Raleigh.
Wednesday afternoon the graduating
exercises, including the salutatory
and valedictory, will be held. At this
time also will be the presentation of
medals, class gift, awards, and certi
ficates. The final exercises Wednes
day evening will be a play “Come out
of theKitchen^’ by the four literary
El MOTES OF
Special to The Star.
Earl, April 2.—Miss Jessie Borders
of Limestone college spent the week
end at home. She was accompanied
by three of her friends, Misses Ruby
and Mary Hester Ellis and Miss Ter
ah I’inkleton of Grover.
Mrs. John Pyers and little son John
ir.. of Charlotte spent last week with
her mother. Mrs. S. H. Austell.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Austell and fam
ily of Greenville, S. C., have been the
guests of his mother, Mr.s J. H. Aus
Mr. P. R. Camp and two sons Hu
bert and Mills of Bessemer City vis
aed relatives here Sunday.
Miss Eva Borders was hostess to
the B. Y. P. U. officers Monday ev
ening. After the business part of the
meeting the hostess invited the guests
nto the dining room where a delicious
’’ce course was served.
Mr. Hud Hause of Franklin spent
the w. k-end here with his family.
Mr. Basil Nichols who has been
working in Rockingham came in sick
Saturday night. We are glad to note *
that he is improving.
Mrs. Cord Parker who has been vis
iting her daughter Mrs. Sue Mqore in
T.aurinhufg, returned to the village
Miss Vera Hamrick of Gaffnev, S.
C.. spent the week-end in the village.
Mrs. Fr°d Byers and children of
Ninety-Nine Island. S. C., and Mrs.
Evette Allison of Gastonia are the
"ucsts of their grand mother, Mrs.
'J. H. Rippy.
Miss Thelma Earl of Union spent
the week end with home folks.
Mr. It. L. Nichols of Forest City
was a business visitor in the village
Master Harold Lee Bettis of Shel
by is the guest of hi.- udfather Mr
A. E. Bettis.
Mr. Bill Shuford and family of An
tioch were callers in the village Sun
Mr. A. E. Bettis and sons have pur
chased a Fordson tractor.
Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis of Gro
ver were pleasant callers in the vil
SOCIETY OF FRIENDS
END AN OLD CUSTOM
Permission for men and women del
egates to the yearly meeting of th<>
Society of Friends in Philadelphia
to meet together vas granted Mon
day, ending a century old custom
which made separate meetings for
the sexes the rule, at the annual con
vention. The change was made after
'speakers urged it was necessary to
facilitate the business of the meet