CLEVELAND COUNTY’S LEADING PAPER
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Of This Paper Is Greater
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Shelby In The 1920 Census
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VOL. XXXII, No. 35
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELLY, N. C
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Of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Farming Seetipn.
Modern Job Department.
TUESDAY. APRIL 29, 1921
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
Dr. John E. White who has been
conducting a ten day revival at the
First Baptist church will close his sc
ries of meetings Wednesday night of
this week after preaching tw'ice daily
through the week and four times on
Sunday to crowds that have surpass
ed in size and interest any meetings
he has ever conducted. He paid a tri
bute to Shelby people when he made
the statement that his day services
were the largest attended in all his
experience of conducting revival meet
ings and Dr. White is one of the
south’s most noted preachers who has
travelled much and preached in the
largest cities. But Shelby is his i leal
in population and the fine religious
atmosphere of her people appea’s to
Dr. White and regardless of denomin
ational faith they have honored him
by their presence. The stores and
business houses have closed during
the morning hour and the auditorium
is comfortably filled, while ’ he ch\ r. h
and Sunday school are taxed to ca
pac:ty at the evening services.
The solos by Prof. H. M. Pippin
are highly inspirational and under his
direction, the music has been a spe
cial feature of the evangelistic serv
His Subjects Announced.
Monday night Dr. White’s subject
was ‘‘The Unpardonable Sin.” Tues
day morning at 1.1 o’clock he preach
es on “The Secrets of God.” Tuesday
evening he preaches from the text:
“What Shall I do Then With Jesu*
that is Called Christ?”
On Wednesday morninlj “The Gos
pel According to You”, and the clos
ing service Wednesday evening will
be “What is Your Hope?”
Four Times Sunday.
Four sermons Sunday proved a
great strain on Dr. White and he
showed signs of fatigue, but the great
crow'ds seemed an inspiration and a
joy. There was much evidence of good
effect of his wonderful, messages, a
hundred or more going forward at
the meeting for men and boys Sunday
afternoon when he preached on "Shel
by’s Greatest Sin.” At the Sunday
school hour in the morning over 600
heard him and this was the smallest
crowd of any of his Sunday services,
“Shelby’s Greatest Sin.”
“Shelby’s greatest sin is not drunjt
enness, licentiousness, gambling or
bad literature, but ingratitude,” de
clared Dr. White Sunday afternoon at
3:30 o’clock preaching to Shelby men
and boys who comfortably filled the
large auditorium. The special sermon
had been previously announced and a
large gathering of men heard the
evagelist’s explanation of the
town’s greatest sin. The a\>ove named
sins he declared do undermine the
morals and virtues of a cbjnmunity,
but are nothing as compared with the
sin of ingratitude. “The quickest way
to religion is not by adding to your
virtues he .'aid, but by subtracting
from your vices.”
Four words, “Where are the nine”
(Luke 17-17), were the basis of his
denunciation of the ingrate. The se
lected go-pel being that portion tell
ing of the gratitude of one of the ten
lepers healed by Christ and the in
gratitude of the nine. “Nowhere in
the Bible is it shown that Christ wap
‘cut tothe quick’ more than by the in
gratitude of these men.” Two touch
ing and pointed illustrations were
given of gratefulness and ungrate
fulness, together with a brief inven_
tory of the many things we have to be
grateful to God for. “We owe God for
many things and among those many
things—America, the greatest coun
| try in the world.” By the circling of
a covey of birds this country is not
I Catholic nor dominated by Spain, and
God directed the course of those birds
was in brief the idea revealed in the
telling of an interesting and historical
story—the discovery of America by
Columbus. Columbus and his men
were headed “due west” with orders
: to take possession of any land they
might discover in the name of His
Holiness, the Pope of the Catholic
church. Ferdinand and Isabel of Spain
But the helmsman of the pilot s-hip
[ watched the course of a covey ol
birds circling a little south of “due
west” and thus shifted slightly south
ward, enough that the land Columbus
found and took possession of was San
j San Salvador in South America, and
not Virginia in North America as
would have been if the birds had not
persuaded the helmsman ofF his “due
I west" course. The historical story was
| just one of the many incidents relat
ed by Dr. White in explaining what
we have from God to be grateful for.
j “Men, put something into living for
the many things you have taken out
through the kindness of God. Thank
Him, and be grateful by serving Him.’
1 Monday morning Dr. White spoke
j on “Heaven” but he confessed his ut
ter inability to describe and incapac
ity to portray its beauties and bless
ings. In drawing a most wonderful
word picture he declared it to be a
j thousand times greater than our most
beautiful dreams, a city that has love
I for its law, perfection for its standard
God for its perfection—Jesus for its
Iyng arid Saints for its citizens. He
elaborated on the scientific, personal
and scriptural proofs of Heaven and
declared it to be a place of song,
beauty and joy with Christ as its cen
| ter, satisfying all the emotions of our
I hearts and desires. All are conscious
! death comes, so be concluded with an
I appeal that all consecrate themselves
in the dear hope of heaven.
Special to The Star.
Double Springs, April 26.—Farm
ers in this section are busy planting
at this time. The pastor, Rev. John
W. Suttle was not able to fill his ap
pointment at Double Springs Sunday
on account of sickness. Mr. John P.
Mull supplied for him. His lecture
was greatly enjoyed.
A very enjoyable and beneficial
meeting of the Workers council was
held Saturday night. Besides the teach
ers and workers of the church and
Sunday school, we had with us Prof.
J. B. Jones of Caroleen who spoke on
“Safeguarding the Social Life of the
Young People in the Sunday School.”
After the program cream and cake
Among those owning new Fords in
this community are P. B. Bridges, B.
B. Moore, C. B. Green and John Blan
Mr. and Mrs Jesse Gillespie are the
proud parents of a dainty daughter
born April 19th.
Mr Lewis Canipe and cousin Mrs.
Ford of Forest City were Sunday vis
Messrs Fred and Purvis Washburn
have recently installed water systems
in their homes.
The little grandson of Mr. Irvin
Philbeck, Irvin jr., is real sick with
pneumonia We hope the little fellow
will improve rapidly.
Mrs. J. C. Washburn and children
have been on the sick list recently.
Mises Eula and Docie Brooks had
visitors from Kings Mountain for the ■
We are sorry to lose from our com
munity Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Bridges
who move today to their new bunga
low in Shelby, near the hospital.
Why make a Chinese foot out of a
progressive town?*Extend Shelby’s
Mr. L, M. Hull Suggest*
Some New Traffic Laws
Would Have Motor Vehicles come to
Stop as They Approach In
tersections in Business District
L. M. Hull who travels Eastern Car
olina has been observing motor traf
fic regulations in such towns as
Wilson, Rocky Mount and Kinston
which he thinks would be well to
adopt for Shelby. The plan does not
conflict in any particular with the
parking arrangements which are now
being instituted here, whereby all
cars are required to head in to the
curb at an angle between white lines
drawn on the pavement. Mr. Hull’s
suggestion would require motor ve
hicles to stop as they approach each
street intersection 'in the business
district. This could easily be enforced
on local people as well as strangers
by painting in large letters the
word “stop’’ on the right side of the
street over which the cars approach
the street intersections. Most collis
ions occur at street intersections and
by applying the stop law at this con
gested points, Mr. Hull thinks the
dangers would be minimized.
His plan fashioned over that em
ployed in the eastern Carolina towns
calls for white lines across the street
from curb to curb, connecting the
sidewalks. These lines would show a
path for the pedestrians to follow.
Just where the pedestrians step
down from the sidewalk curb to cross
the street, there should be printed
in large letters, the word “safety”
would imply caution. Across the
word “safety” would be an arrow di
recting the pedestrians to look for
vehicles before they start, while the
lines would mean that pedestrians
should stop “jay walking” and cross
the street only at these street inter
Mr. Hull has observed the effec
tiveness of thes£ traffic laws in
Eastern Carolina towns and says
they work most satisfactorily. He has
drawn a diagram of the plan and sub
mitted it to the 'mayor and aldermen
for their consideration.
Wallop Cherryville Club 19 to 4 W ith
Cline Lee as Feature. Regular
Slugfest Engaged in.
Coach Gurley's highs started their
march towards the state champion
ship here Friday by easily drubbing
the Cherry ville highs 19 to 1 in a
game that was featured by nothing
except the continued heavy hitting of
the local club.
Friday, a brother of Grier Friday
of profesional fame, started on the
mound for Cherry ville hut was pum
melled unmercifully before being
driven to the showers for A. Beam,
who relieved him. The locals hanged
out 19 safeties, many for extra bases,
and every hit brought in a marker.
Cline Lea, star short fielder, featur
ed every part of the contest, securing
four hits out of six trips to the plate
—-a homer, triple, double and single.
In the field he handled 12 hard
chancgs" perfectly, being credited with
one*/rror, however, when he pegged
wihr while trying to catch a Cherry
\ille runner at the plate. Dcdmond,
Beam and ArrowoOd followed close
ly with three safeties each.
Wall, Shelby's twirler, had a tem
permental streak during the game but
freshened up and worked nicely. He
was relieved in the ninth for Jack
Hoyle, substitute hurler, who put over
the final frame in topnotch form. A
number of other substitutes were run
in during the final boxes.
Hitting like fiends and fielding
brilliantly the highs chances at state
honors brighten with each contest.
The next game in the state series will
played latter part of this week with
the winner from four clubs: Canton,
Granite Falls, Startown and Har
CHERRYVILLE AB R H PO A E
R. Besyn, rf 4 0 1 ,1 0 0
A. Beam, ss-p . _ 3 0 0 3 1 3
Sweatt, lb __„3 11601
McGinnis, 3b _ 4 1 0 0 0 C
Friday, p-ss _ 3 1 1 1
Farris, If . _ _„„_3 0 0 3
Smith, cf _... 3 1
Sipe, c j__. 2
Harrelson, 2b _
Jarrett, 2b . __
1 0 0 2 0
3 0 0 1 2
— —29 4 5 24 9 7
Cline Lee, ss
Dedmon, rf _
Wilson, lf-cf _
Wall, p .
AB R H
.6 5 4
._5 1 1
PO A E
2 10 1
3 2 0
0 0 0
1 0 1
4 3 1
0 0 0
1 0 0
0 0 0
0 5 0
1 1 0
TOTALS . 46 19 19 27 20 1
Save March and
Mr. A. G. Oliver state poultry
agent urges every farmer and poultry
raiser in Cleveland county to save his
February and March hatched pullets
for early layers this fall. Some people
will sell off early pullets because they
brisg a good price and keep late pul
lets for next year layers, but they
will not lay until next spring and sum
mer when eggs are cheap.
All pullets should be toe punched or
banded to determine their age as ev
ery flock should be culled each year,
and onehalf to threefourths of the
hens culled out and replaced with
early hatched pullets as they lay bet
The hen that makes the money for
its owner is the one that lays when
eggs are high.
PLAY TO BE PRESENTED
AT CASAR METHODIST CH.
The ever interesting and popular
pipy: “A Poor Married Man” will be
presented at Casar Methodist church
Wednesday night April 30th, begin
ning at 8 o’clock. The following is
the cast of characters: Prof. John
B. Wise—‘‘A Poor Married Man,
Doctor Matthew' Graham— A coun
try Physician, Bailey Weathers.
Billie Blake—A popular college
boy, Franklin Bumgardner.
Jupiter Jackson —A black trump,
Mrs. Iona Ford—Some Mother in
law, Dessie Newton.
Zoie—Her charming daughter, Dar
June Graham—A little Freshman,
Rosalind Wilson—A college re
porter, Doshia Richard.
London Opinion says a new sculp
ture group symbolizing labor is “of a
striking design.” Yet they call it a
great work.—Tacoma Ledger.
of tows lum
Fake Meeti-.g 1’roddces Merriment—
Liaeberger Reviews Town’s
Growth and Aldermen's Work
“Aldermen’s night” featured the
Thursday evening program of the Ki-i
wanis club when the city fathers *
came ir\ for a period of fun and mer
riment, followed by a review of their
splendid work for the town by -I. !*.
Lineberger. Seated around a table to
themselves were Paul Webh playing
the part of Mayor Lackey in a coun
cil meeting, Max Washburn Imper
sonating Mrs. O. M. Suttle, clerk. P.:
F. Grigg representing Thad C. Ford, i
Renn Drum as T. W. “Skinny” Ham
rick, Will Harris looking as wise!
as Dr. Royster, R. E. Lawrence as'
serious as John MeClutd. Overlie
Young had charge of the program and !
introduced the “fathers” who serve |
to the best of their ability for the i
interest of all. but who often have
“rocks” thrown in their way when I
they are doing the best they can. |
Max Washburn a3 clerk, after call-!
ing the roll, presented the bills for;
payment, all of which were for per- j
sonal expenses of members of the
board for such things as phonograph j
records, trips and trousers. These
jokes provoked much merriment at
the expense of the “fathers’’ who
took it good naturedly. Next came a
bill to extend the incorporate limits
to Casar, favored by some ar.d op
posed by some, but passed on a tie
vote. Another bill which brought
laughter was to buy pedestals for
the young toys on which they could
perch themselves high enough at the
hall park to see through the knot
holes in the fence and witness the
baseball games free of charge. On
the basis of helping the “underpriv
ileged child” this bill wes passed.and
Will Harris asked that nine pedestals
and nin* large knot holes be reserved
for his “team of underprivileged.”
Turning to the serious side and
upholding the city fathers, J. D.
Lineberger reviewed the achieve
ments of the present and past ad
j ministrations, compvending them for
their street and. sidewalk improve
ment, showing the tax rate, taxable
value of all property, value of the
municipally owned property, number
of people employed, receipts ftom
water and light plants, amount paid
to support the school system of the
town ,our bonded indebtedness, con
tributions to library, cemetery and
advertising and enlightened the Ki
wanians on various other matters of
town finance. It was a comprehen
sive review* of a number of years and
praise for the administration which
is doing much in the name of “serv
ice’ without adequate compensation.
He urged the extension of the cor
porate limits, a commission form o'
government and city park and play
ground which have been previously
suggested by the Kiwanis club.
Time was, growing short and others
scheduled to speak in praise of the
city fathers gave way in order that
the club might hear its honored guest
Rev. Dr. John E. White w*ho is
conducting a revival meeting at the
First Baptist church. Dr. White was
the first minister in the South to
join a civic club and he is a most
ardent member of the Rotary. Dr.
White was a most happy speaker,
telling a number of embarassing sit
uations in which he had been placed
and reciting a number of appropriate
jokes which brought the house down
Automobile dealers will have
charge of the program Thursday
night of this week.
Mary Pickford Back
At Princess Theatre
“Little Lord Fanntleroy”, the quaint
and captivating story of English child
hood and dual portrayal, will be pic
tured at the Princess theatre Tuesday
and Wednesday, with Mary Pickford,
America’s sweetheart, as the little
lord. Said to be Mary’s greatest pic
ture, it won the heart of New York
The story itself is one of the greatest
in fiction and on the screen with the
only Mary it is greater than ever. An
entertaining vaudeville with corking
comedians will feature the night pro
grams 1 uesday and Wednesday.
Thursday comes “Alimony,” the
talked about picture—brilliant men,
beautiful women, champagne baths’
and petting parties, all ending in a
terrific climax with a stupendous ap
peal for better order in living_less
jazz and more faith. Sinister sirens
faithless wives, alluring young flap
pers and money-mad men—a gasping
daring story with a moral. Additional
attraction in Fox News.
South Carolinian Killed in Georgia
Lincolnton, Ga., April 25.—Calvin
Bowie, *45 years of age, of Abbeville,
S. C., was instantly killed today when
he was dragged into a circular saw at
a saw mill near here, where he was
I employed. His body was cut in two.
Registrars and Judges lire Appointed
For the Various Precincts
Books Open .May 3.
In a recent meeting held by the!
county board of elections, Attorney!
Bynum E. Weathers was elected
chairman and Mr. J. F. Harris, sacre- j
tary. The chairman of the hoard an
nounces that the registration books
will be opened promptly at nine:
o'clock a. m. on Saturday, May 3rd, i
1024 and will remain open for those I
de drinjr to register for the forthcom
ing primary until sunset May til, 1924
The following persons have been
appointed as registrars and judges!
for the various precincts throughout
No. 1 Township.
Holly Pprintt- Precinct: Registrar, i
S. J. McCluney; Judges, J. A. Mc-i
Craw and R. E. MeOraw.
No. 2 Tow n.ship.
Young’s Precinct: Registrar, R C.
Green; Judges, Roscoe Bridges and
L. P. Jolly.
Boiling Springs Precinct: Registrar:
W. C. Haniriek Judges, J, Lester
Green and R. M. White.
Sharon Precinct: Registrar. M. D.j
Moore. Judge , 1). D. Dodd and J. A
No. 3 Township.
Patterson Springs Precinct: Regis
trar,, L. H. Patterson. Judges, S. I,,
Roberts and C. L. Byers.
Karl Precinct: Registrar. S. IP Aus
tell. Judges, W. D. Earl and B. O.
No. 1 Township,
East Kings Mountain Precinct:
Registrar, Miss Bonnie Meuney:
Judges, H T. Fulton and Charlie
West Kings Mountain Precinct:
Registrar, Bright Ratterree. Judges
N. F. Watterson and 1). A. Fulton.
Grover Precinct: Registrar, J. A
Ellis. Judges, J. G. Herndon and T. B
No. 5 Township.
Waco Precinct: Registrar, M. G
Whitworth. Judges, M. P. Harrelsor
j and James Weir.
No. 6 Township
| Shelby No. 1 Precinct: Registrar
IJ. L. Smith. Judges, A. M. Hamricl
j and R. T. Maunev.
Shelby No 2 Precinct: Registrar
: Oliver Anthony. Judges, Claude Webl
i and H. L. Toms.
Shelby, No. 3 Precinct: Registrar
i I.. Z. Huffman. Judges A. P. Weath
! ers and J. F. Ledbetter.
Shelby, No. 4 Precinct: Registrar
! J. T. Gardner. Judges, O. M. Sutth
! and E. G. tiantt.
Queens rrecinct: Registrar, A. M
! Hamrick. Judges. I). E. Grigg.
No. 7 Township.
Double Springs Precinct: Registrai
| Cleophus Hamrick. Judges, A. Wash
I urn and G. T. Pryor.
| Lattimore Precinct: Registrar, L
C. Green. Judges, Z. R. Walker ant
B. H. Blanton.
Mooresboio Precinct: Registrar, W
| B. Martin Judges W. C. Wright ant
! II. H. Green.
No. 8 Township.
Polkville Precinct: Registrar, W. P
Covington. Judges, S., C. Lattimort
and P. P. Duncan.
Delight Precinct: Registrar, Zernr
Kistler. Judges, Marvin Eaker and J
No. 9 Township
Lawndale Precinct: Registrar, F. L
Rollins. Judges, A. J. R. Hoyle anc
W. B. Denton.
Fallston Precinct.: Registrar, W A
Gantt. Judges, P O Ross and H S
No. 10 Tow nship.
Mulls Precinct: Registrar, Can
Mull. Judges, J. C. Hoyle and C. C
No. 11 Township.
Casar Precinct: Registrar, Chestei
Downs. Judges A. A. Warlick ant
Few Patients At
The number of patients at the
Shelby Public hospital has dwindled
considerably within the past few
days. Mrs. Q. M. Ledford and Mr.
E. M. Beam went home Saturday!
Mrs. A. R. Eskridge of Shelby has ]
entered for treatment, while M. M. j
O’Shields who underwent an opera-!
tion last week for appendicitis is
getting along nicely and may be dis
missed the latter part ojLnihis week.
Wni. Earwood of Fij^rfWn who was
desperately ill n “ few days ago is
doing nicely. Lewis Green who has
been under treatment for sometime
with a broken leg is al«o doing nice
ly. Other patients are Mrs. Margaret
Doggett of Shelby, Mrs. J. I, Hope
of Kings Mountain, Mrs. D. H. Shuf
ford of Shelby.
There are only three in the col
ored department, Mamie Easter hav
ing been dismissed Sunday. The col
ored patients are Abraham Dilliton,
Do vie Howell and Edna Jackson.
TRY STAR WANT ADS.
A full auditorium attended the >;
closing < xereises Friday night of the
elementary grades of the three public i
schools, Central, Marion and LaFay-j
etto wh ’ii the pupils engaged in con
tests in spelling, arithmetic and de-'
hate. Teams of ten pupils from each !
of the three schools entered the con j
tests in spelling and multiplication;
and so well did the children show up ;
that Supt. Griffin who gave the tests;
had to go beyond the pages which the I
children had covered in their daily I
lessons and abandon the multiplica-;
lion table and give combinations of
multiplication and subs traction be- i
fore he could cut them down. In the j
number work of third grade pupils;
the S. LaFayette street school team
had more standing at the end of five
minutes. In the fourth grade spelling
match K. Marion street won.
Eloquent Young Speakers.
Women who have recently been
given the privilege of the ballot need
have no fear of representative speak
ers in the years to come for in the de
bate there were eight girls to four
hoys. All had good deliveries without
a bobble in their speeches. The dozen
debaters are promising young Clays, 1
Calhouns and Websters. Unafraid and
determined, they adressed themselves j
to the question, "Which has done j
more for America, Washington, Lin
colnton or Wilson.” John Best, Elsie!
Kidney, Emily Miller and Mary Ella
Hoyle of the East Marion street
spoke for Washington; Mildred'Ham
rick, Yangie McKee, Lillian Crow and
Claude Brown Rippy from the LaFay
ette street school spoke for Lincoln,
while Gladys Henderson, Henry Lee
Weathers, Allen Suttle und Mildred
McKinney from the Central school
tried to convince the jury that Mr.
Wilson was the greatest of the three.
The debate lasted an hour and each
side had ifs subject well in hand the
speakers taking different periods of
their president’s life and what he had
done to make America the great coun
try she is. Without discussing the
merits or demerits of the three sides,
the three judges cast their vote from
the floor of the auditorium. Much to
the surprise of Supt. Griffin who had
no idea that such a situation would
obtain, each side got one vote. In this
dilemma he consulted the teachers
and by agreement, let the vote stand,
calling it a draw. The audience con
curred in the evenly matched ability
of the speakers and all left happy.
Marion Wins Track.
The Marion school won the base
ball match between the three schools
Friday and the most points in the
track meet, winning |he prize, an
unabridged dictionary. The Marion
school defeated both the LaFayette
and Central schools, with 26 points in
the track meet and Central school
second with 23 points to its credit
and LaFayette third with 18 points
to its credit. The following won out
in the races: Bobby Hoyle second
grade Central school; Mabel Howell
third grade Central school; Harlan
Bridges third grade Central school;
Summie Sarratt fifth grade Central
school; Madge Green second grade
LaFayette school; Beauford Smith
fourth grade LaFayette streetf Agnes
Wilson thin> grade Marion school,
Beauford Smith fourth grade Marion
Big School Circus Is
Coming Here Thursday
Marion Street Children to Stage
World Fair, Pageant of Coun- j
tries and a Circus.
Clowns! Wild and ferocious animals
red Indians and a scenic street parade
—In fact, a real, honest-to-goodness
circus will hit Shelby Thursday ac
cording to the advance agents of the
Marion street school. In addition to
the circus there will be a “World’s
Fair’’—a pageant of countries and
people. If Barnum caught a sucker
every minute the Marion children
think they can entertain two per min
ute until Shelby's population is e?x
hausted. Their fat lady is a riot they
say; and their animals different from
any ever seen in a zoo. *
The street parade is at 11 o’clock
Thursday morning and will wend its
way through the main section of
town. The parade will include the en
tire personnel of the Marion school,
two bands, animal cages, the fat lady,
the wild man from Borneo, a dare
devil white rat performing cowboy
antics on a coal black hen, bears—the
kind T. Roosevelt found in Africa—
and clowns galore. The parade is the
only morning performance, but in the
afternoon at 2:30 the big show starts.
The main attraction will be at the
Marion school building and will in
clude a colorful pageant depicting the
various countries of the world, their
inhabitants and products. There will
be a Japanese wedding; children of
Holland with their wooden shoes; In
dians with their war-paint and feath .
ers; Americans with exhibits of their
products; native North ' Americans
and Shelbyites, how they live and
what they produce. The performance
will be a fair( a festival, a pageant
and a circus combined, they say, and
truthfully “different” from anything
ever exhibited in Shelby. * The big
event has been directed by Miss Jane
Moseley with the assistance of other
teachers of the Marion school and will
have an added interest to Shelby peo-1
pie because every performer will be a
Shelby school child.
One joy—seeing the circus unload—
will be denied the boys of the town, |
for Thursday’s circus is already un- i
loaded and ready to perform. No one |
will have a single peep at the blood
thirsty animals, the side splitting
clowns or the lady with the surplus!
flesh until the street parade blazes,
out in all its glory Thursday morn
ing at 11 o’clock. Like all street pa
rades it will he free and full of fun,]
but an admission of 25 cents to cover]
actual expenses will be charged for
the big fair in the afternoon.
MR. JOHN R. DOVER IS TO
SPEAK AT PLEASANT HILL
Memorial services will be held at
Pleasant Hill Baptist church on the
first Sunday in May. Services will
last all day with preaching at 11
o’clock by the pastor, Rev. W. E.
Lowe. Dinner will be served oh the
ground. John R. Dover, one of the
leading lay speakers in the county
will deliver an address at 1:30 o’clock
Good singing is promised. Bring
ASA PRUEn STARTS
19 Federal Prisoners Taken to Atlan
ta Penitentiary Friday. Major
ity Liquor Offenders.
Asa Pruett, of the Casar section of
this county, bent with the weight of
70 yea ,, Friday morning boarded a
train in Charlotte that carried him to
the Federal prison in A'lanta, Ga.,
where*he has already started serving
a 15 months sentence imposed in Fed
eral court for the violation of the pro
hibition law.. Nineteen prisoners in
all filed in the train that carried them
to the place of incarceration, but from
appearances none had witnessed as
many passing years as the Cleveland
county man, who was termed by Fed
eral Judge Yates Webb the “daddy
rabbit of bootleggers.’’
Pruett and his family have for
many years been connected with li
quor controversies and for 20 years
the aged man has been in and out of
the courts, but the old-timers are of
the opinion that the sentence the
gray-haired man heard in the Char
lotte court was his first. Fines and
acquittals have featured his other
trials, but in sentencing the “daddy
rabbit” Judge Webb considered he
was establishing a principle as well as
meting out punishment.
The fourteen prisoners from Char
lotte, who have been in Mecklenburg
county jail since their conviction and
sentence by Judge Webb were: Sill H.
Williams, of Charlotte, who goes to
serve fifteen months for violation of
the national prohibition act; Jesse L.
Carter, of Cabarrus county, who is
to serve 12 months; Roy Medliri, of
Cabarrus, 15 months; Sanford E.
Griggs of Wadesboro, 12 months;
Greely Grissom, of Concord, 12
months; Asa Pruett, of Cleveland
county, 15 months; L. Bert Tallet, of
ineoln county, 12 months; Otis Mull,
of Lincoln county, 12 months; Hub
Derrick, of Union county, 15 months;
J. H. Stevens, of Mecklenburg county,
12 months; J. L. Slaton, of Mecklen
burg county, 12 months; Marvin Sher
rill, Lincoln county, 12 months; Frank
Alexander, Concord, 36 months; J. M.
Springs of Charlotte 12 months.
The five other prisoners *were con
victed in Statesville court.
Gastonia Will Have
A 150,000 Theater
Gastonia is to have a $150,000
theater, work to begin early in June
on the building. James A. Estridge
arid J. E. Simpson, owners of the 6as
tonian and Ideal moving picture thea
tres there, and J. White Ware, presi
dent of the Third National bank, have
purchased 50 feet on Marietta street
from L. N. Patrick and will erect
thereon a modern theater, capable of
seating 1,500 people and containing
the latest and most modern ideas in
theater construction. The lot is 190
feet deep. The entrance to the thea
ter will be through an arcade. The
front of the building will be two
stores 50 feet deep. The .theater will