CLEVELAND COUNTY’S LEADING PAPER
Of This Paper Is Greater
Than The Population Given
Shelby In The 1920 Census
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1924.
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VOL. XXXII, No. 36
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
MAX CONNOR IS
Star Athlete Badly Injured In Auto
mobile Wreck On Monday Night
Max Connor, all-state football play
er and star second baseman, who was
severely injured in an automobile
wreck Monday night, is improving to
a certain extent at the Shelby hos
pital, where he is a patient, accord
ing to attending physicians. Unless
unforeseen complications set in it is
now thought likely that he will recov
er, although recovery will be slow.
George Dedmon and Clyde Wil-on,
two other players slightly injured in
the same accident ,are able to be out
and will likely take part in the next
Details Of Wreck.
The high school club was return
ing from Rutherford college, where
they held the collegians to a 6-G tie
in 10 innings, when upon rounding
one of the curves on the mountain
road between Hickory and Toluca—
six miles north of Toluca—the big
Hudson speedster driven by Connor
turned turtlaf three times in rapid
succession, t never leaving the road.
There were four others in the car
with Connor, three of whom were
hurled from the car on the first turn.
Connor and George Dedmon, pitcher
and utility outfielder remained in the
car until the third flin and were then
thrown only a short distance, landing
side by side. Connor was unconscious
and apparently hurt badly when his
companions reached him, while Ded-'
mon had received a wrench and jar
to his right shoulder. Clvd» Wilson,
who with Max Dixon and Charlie
Magness, was thrown out on the first
turn, receiving an injury to his head,
which was only slight however.
The boys were brought to Shelby
by farmers of that section and Con
nor hurried to the hospital, where it
was found that he had suffered con
cussion of the brain together with a
number of other injuries and bruises.
He first regained consciousness about
U o’clock next day and since that
time has been conscious at times and
able to talk some and recognize rela
tives and friends. Examination re
vealed that there was no fracture
although the concussion and jar was
bad, and his mind is gradually clear,
ing up physicians say and should
nothing further develop he will like
ly recover, but will be in the hospital
for some time. Max, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Cleve Connor, was one of
the best' all-around high school ath
letes in the state, well-known and
popular not only among his fellow
athletes but with the athletes of othijr
schools throughout the state. He .was
quarter back on the Shelby high ele
ven and almost unanimously selected
as end on the mythical all-state team.
Out for the remainder of the- season
his loss will be great to the club.
According to. the boys who were
in the car, they had just passed over
rising stretch when the road veer
ed sharply to the right at such an
angle it was impossible to make the
turn and in attempting to do so the
car flipped over to the left, almost
changing ends and turning in such
a manner that it never left the road.
They were traveling at a speed of
around 35 miles per hour, the boys
say The car, the property of Connor's
lather, was badly demolished.
This paper received yesterdav a
.communication from R. K. Johnson,
manager of the athletic association at
Rutherford college, expressing the
sorrow of the student body of that
institution at the accident, which oc
curred while the team was en route
home from that institution. The ex
pression of regret formally addressed
o Coach Gurley, also expresses a
hope that Connor will soon recover.
MISS VEDA HENDRIX DIES
IN SOUTH SHEl BY
^_Miss Veda Elizabeth Hendrix, age
•jo years, died in South Shelby at the
home of her brother L. M. Hendrix
last Saturday morning and her re
mains were buried at Zoar Baptist
c lurch Sunday, the funeral services
being conducted by Rev. J. W. Ingle.
Miss Hendrix was born in Pickens
S. C. She is survived by the
lol owing brothers and sisters* Ed,
Roland and a half brother Elzie Chap
man of Rosemon, N. C., Mrs. Victoria
•apps and Ralph Hendrix of Elat
ock, N. C., Mrs. Powers of Green
»1 e, S. C. and Allen Hendrix of
Landrum, S. C.
revival Meeting At
Revival services will start at La
ayette Street Methodist church Sun
day morning, May 4, at 11 o’clock,
according to Rev. J. W. Ingle, pastor
of the churh.
Rev. J.,F. Moser, of Kannapolis, a
sucessful revivalist, will do the
Preaching, and the people of Shelby
and South Shelby are cordially invited
attend every service.
24 PROMOTED TO
GROVER HIGH SCHOOL
Debate on Eastern and Western Car
olina—List of Those Who Re
Special to The Star.
Grover, April HO.—Thursday even
ing, April 24, of Grover high school
commencement week, the exercises
were by the seventh grade pupils.
Twenty-nine pupils were enrolled in
the seventh grade, 24 of these having
passed their final examinations en
titling them to promotion to high
school department. This is by^ far the
largest number that has passed to
the high school department in one
year, in the history of the school.
As the seventh grade pupils have
had a literarly society during scholo
years, the program was given by the
society. It was similar to the weekly
programs, with the first four addi
tional numbers, which referred to
their class. The following program
Salutatory, Claude Kay. Our class
history. Leatha Beheler. Our class
flower, The Pansy, by Hazel Anthony.
Our class colors: Gray and Rose, by
James Rollins. Our class motto, For
ward by Mary Crisp. Chorus, The
Boat Song. Reading, Dark Eyed Ma
hetable by Bessie Wells. Story Retold
by Eddis Byers.’ Biographical Sketch
by' Alma Bridges. Piano solo by Lois
Adams. Origin of Our National Song
bv Margaret Hamrick. Pantomime,
The Star Spangled Banner by Addis
Moore. Debate: Resolved, That West
ern North Carolina is a Better Place
to Live Than Eastern North Carolina
affirmative: Jack Pinkleton, Rachel
Johnson; negative: Hall Bell and Ger
trude Herndon. Reading: Daisy’s Mu
sic Practice by Elsie Mullinax. Special
music by Ola Westmoreland. Vera
Bell. Ruth Crisp, Mabel Neal. Reading
He Did Not Sell by C-eorge West
moreland. Piano duet Minnie King,
Adell Rollins. School Journal by Lucy
Turner. Chorus School is Over. *
After the program was well ren
dered to the delight of all present.
Prof. I. C. Griffin, sueprintendent of
Shelby schools was introduced, and
delivered an interesting address. He
referred the members of the class to
their beautiful decorations—a garden
scene, with a gate at the back of the
stage, over which was their motto:
Forward, he spoke earnestly of the
necessity of their passing through the
gate, going forward into high school,
on to college, preparing for life work.
He then presented their certificates
of promotion to high school.
The following also were presented:
Awards to those who had not missed a
day nor been tardy: Hall Bell, Jack
Pinkleton. Lois Adams, Hazel An
thony. Marv Crisp, Gertrude Hern_
don. Addis Moore, Elsie Mullinax
Spelling prize to Lucy Turner. Hon
orable mention given to Rachel John,
son and Leatha Beheler for .highest
Supt. J. C. Newton of Shelby was
present but owing to the lateness of
the hour was unwilling to speak.
Buys Fine Property
Land On Cleveland ^ Springs Road
Brings $400 Per Acre. Will Sub
divide And Sell.
The Cyclone Auction Company of
Forest City this week purchased for
$400 per acre between 47 and 49
acres of lend on * the Cleveland
Spring* road from Mike L. Borders
and will sub-divide the property at an
early’ date and sell in lots 100 feet
front by 200 feet deep. It is said the
property brought $21,000. It lies
directly in front of Mike L. Borders’
new home on an elevation overlook
ing the Cleveland Springs property.
This will make an ideal suburban de
velopment since the water main from
the town of Shelby is being put down
between Shelby and the Springs prop
erty. The development will be cut in
to lots with streets, etc., before it is
placed on the market, which will be
within the next sixty days, according
to announcement made by one of the
members of the auction company.
This company last year purchased
property on the Fallston road just
out of town beyond the new Shelby
Public Hospital and conducted a most
successful sale of home sites. A
number of new homes have gone up
and are in process of erection.
Central Methodist Church.
Sunday school promptly at 9:45.
Let us be on time and endeavor to
bring: a friend with us.
Preaching: at 11 a. m., by the pastor,
subject: “The Ministry of Sorrow.”
All have sorrow, no heart left un
touched, no circle left unbroken.. We
want to study this subject in the
light of Revelation.
Preaching at 7:45 p. m. by the pas
tor, subject: “The Most Unreasonable
Person in Shelby.” Good music at
both services. You are urged to be
86 Killed In Devastating Storms That
Swept Over Southern States Wednesday
The cyclonic storm which Wednes
day morning devastated many sec-1
tions of five Southern states, struck
Cleevland county about noon Wednes
day in the Earl section and caused
considerable damage, although the
force of the heavy and concentrated
winds seemed to have been consider
ably spent when they swept across the
South Carolina line. Messages from
Bari, in the extreme southern section
of the county and near the state line,
state that the storm hit about one
mile west of there about 12 o’clock.
Among the farms that suffered dam
age to outbuildings and woodland ;
were those of Jerry Runyan, Jake
Green and Hun Runyan, it is said. On
these places, which are west of Earlf
the storm is said to have blown down
outbuildings and uprooted consider
able stretches of woodland. First ap
pearing the dark cloud was high in
the air, citizens of the section say,
but swooped down here and there with
disastrous results. No one was hurt in
the section as far as could be learn
ed. Considerable wind, rain, thunder
and lightning" were in evidence in
Shelby all through the day but nevei
assumed dangerous proportions.
* * $
Over 400 Injured
The known death list in Wednes
day’s devastating storms in the south
east mounted to 86 lath ^W ednesday
night, as reports far from complete
continued to be received.
As the disturbance continued to
spread eastward with equal violence,
three persons were killed in North ]
Carolina, more than two score injur- i
ed and tremendous property loss sus ;
tained; while in South Carolina, where'
tornadoes, striking with cataclysmic!
effect, were the most disastrous, the'
number of dead increased to 61 as
word( of additional fatalities came in;
Tea Million Damage.
Sixty-three persons were killed,
more than 400 injured, many, many
perhaps fatally, hundreds were made
homeless and untold property dam
age was caused by storms of cyclonic
proportions which devastated sections
of the southeast Wednesday.
Fragmentary reports continuing to
trickle in from the storm area wrote
a steadily increasing list of dead and
injured as the disturbance swept into
North Carolina, the fifth state to suf
South Carolina, with a total of 61
known dead, many others reported
killed, and more than 100 injured, 78
seriously, was the hardest hit.
Incomplete reports from Alabama
tell of 18 deaths, more than a score
of persons injured and some missing;
while four are known to have been
killed in Georgia and more than a
score injured. Not included in the toll
of casualties in the storm was one
negro who was killed at night in
Twenty seven persons are known to
have been injured in North Carolina,
in addition to three killed.
Property damage in the stricken
districts possibly will amount to
nearly $10,000,000, according to pre
liminary estimates. *
Many negroes are included in the
casualties nnd niissing.
Relief measures already have been
inaugurated by the southern division
of the Red Cross. —
Worst in History.
The storm, its destructive force de
clared unparalled in the history of
this section of the country, left a
path marked by desolation and wreck
age roughtly estimated at more than
1,000 miles in length.
Human beings, including1 several
children, were picked up as if they
had been papers and hurled hundreds
of feet through the air, houses, barns
and public buildings were smashed!
into kindling after being lifted from ,
their foundations; numbers of live-j
stock met death in the wreckage,
trees were uprooted and hundreds of'
miles of telegraph and telephone wires
were torn down.
Sweeping eastward from Arkansas
Tuesday, through Tennessee, Georgia, i
Louisiana and Mississippi, the hurri- j
cane struck South Carolina with all j
its force Wednesday.
In South Carolina.
Two tornadoes converging at Hor !
rell Hill, 12 miles from Columbia, and |
laid waste the entire section. Sixteen
lives were lost, including four children ;
who were among 7fi pupils buried be i
neath the debris of the demolished j
schoolhouse. Numbers of the children i
and many other persons were injured, I
In Sumter county. South Carolina,
11 persons met death; seven were kill
ed in the city of Anderson, three at
Florence and one in Florence county,
Lexington county, Darlington county!
and Columbia. The number of injured i
at each of these places has not been
ascertained, but it is believed the list
will be large.
At Florence, dead and injured were
carried through the air, some as far
as 150 yards while from the same
place came reports that an undeter. !
mined number of negroes were miss- j
ing from the Elim section of Florence
county. All effort* to establish con.
firmation failed because of disrupted
means of communication.
Anderson Hard Hit.
Hundreds of persons are reported
homeless and in need of assistance at
Anderson, where more than a score
were injured in addition to those kill
ed when the storm struck with devas
Relief work is going ahead rapidly
there under the direction of the Amer
ican legion, Red Cross, numerous oth
er organizations and individuals.
Six Killed in This State. ,
Says a Raleigh dispatch: A storm
of cyclonic proportions swept over
portions of Martin and • Chatham
counties Wednesday afternoon, result
ing in the deaths of three people at
Bynum, in Chatham, and the injury
of half a hundred others, and doing
property damage that will run into
the millions of dollars. A late report
from Chapel Hill states that three
people were killed in a storm at
Paces Mill, which would bring the to
tal for North Carolina up to six.
The most disastrous effect of the
storm was felt at Bynum, where a
saw mill was torn from its founda
tions and carried 100 feet up an in_
cline. The majority of the injured
were crushed in the collapse of this
building. A steel and concrete bridge
over Haw river was wrecked by the
force of the wind.
Robersonville. in Martin county,
was partially demolished by the
storm. Three score dwellings, two
churches and a number of farm build
i ings were wrecked. The tornado cut
a path through this section 300 yards
wide and 15 miles long. Fifty people
-were injured, 12 seriously, at Rober
sonville, according to a partial check
made late Wednesday night.
The Atlantic coatst line, whose
branch lines diverge in four direc
tions from Parmelee, into the section
visited by the tornado, was rushing
officials and assistance into the strick
Rescuers reported that in many in
stances those injured by the tornado
had beerr-earried through the air for]
hundreds of yards and muny were!
found in ditches and fields where they
had lion hurled by the wind.
Many attractive country homes in
the prosperous truckgrowing section j
of Martin county were demolished,
according to the meagre reports re
ceived here. Trees were uprooted,
stock killed, and houses crushed like j
paper by the twister. A number of au j
tomobiles were wrecked when they
were picked up by the wind after j
their garages had been destroyed and j
hurled through the air. Tenant farm
ers Working in the fields were hurled
hither and thither and a number of
injured were these men, who were
in the fields when the unexpected dis
iji lieart in isoutn Carolina.
Do: t ruction wrought by cyclonic
winds which raged through southeast
ern states Wednesday assumed the
proportions of a state-wide disaster
in South Carolina, where tornadoes
struck at intervals and in various
sections throughout the day and roll
ed up a toll which incomplete reports
received at Columbia placed at 61
known dead, many scores injured,
hundreds without homes and property
losses which are expected to mount
well above a million dollars.
Probably Others Killed.
Unconfirmed reports reaching here
tell also of scores of others killed as
a result of the series of twisting
winds. The storm was accompanied
here, ns in other localities, by dark
ness like that of night, terrific hail
fall and heavy rains.
Twin tornadoes meeting at Horrell
Hill about 12 miles from Columbia,
devastated the section, demolished a
sehoolhouse, killing four pupils, and
took a toll of 16 lives shortly before
noon. The sehoolhouse was left a
mass of debris with 75 children trap
ped under the fallen timbers.
Anderson Hard Hit.
Anderson, S. C„ April 30.—Crash
ing through the southeastern part of
Anderson early today, a terrific tor
nado brought death to eight persons,
five of whom were children, injured
more thah a score seriously, rendered
hundreds homeless, and did property
damage estimated at close to $600,
The tornado struck about 8 o’clock.
Its victims were caught in their tumb
ling houses almost before they real
ized what was happening. Approxi
mately half of the hundred residences
making up the Riverside mill village
were razed to the ground and Mrs.
Oscar Hawkins and her two sons, Roy
and Oscar, jr./lO and eight years
old respectively, were killed when
their home fell about them.
In Spartanburg County.
Spartanburg, S. C„—Eight per
sons ere known to ha%’e been injured,
several of them seriously, in the Wal
nut Grove and Pauline section of
Spartanburg county when a tornado
swept through those communities, de
molishing more than a dozen farm
houses and sweeping away barns, or
chards, end causing property damage
estimated at many thousands of dol
All wires are down and there is
no direct communication with the
stricken section. Several Red Cross
nurses and all the doctors available
left for Walnut Grove as soon as
news of the storm had bee# received.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME HERE.
The Shelby Highs, the state’s
“wonder club,” will meet Startown
here today, (Friday) for the
championship of Group 4 in the
.stae race. The winner will meet
winners of other groups and so on
down to the finals for state hon
Startown, one of the fastest
teams in the state, has eliminated
Harmony, Canton and Granite
Falls, and should give Shelby a
hot battle. The Shelby boys al.
though crippled are determined to
win, and the “Shelby fight” is a
well-known quantity. All the regu
lars will be in except Connor and
Magness, and either Hoyle Lee or
Wall will pitch. Every Shelby fan
should be out and support the
boys for state honors.
V. .. M J
Mr. David Newton, a substantial
farmer of Casar and Mrs. Alice Hor
ton of Delight were recently married
in the Polkville section where the
Secrets, money and fish are hard
to keep. •
Good advice is harder to take than
castor oil. r
Good Week End Shows
At Princess Theatre
Today, Friday, the Princess offers
a mixture of thrills, romance and
laughter with Buster Keaton in “Our
Hospitality,” the greatest photoplay
comedy ever screened. It is a scream
from start to finish and theatregoers
cannot afford to miss this entertain_
Saturday’s special is Harry Carry in
the “Miracle Baby,’? a swift-moving
dramatic story that will make you
clench your fists from sheer excite
ment. An extra attraction will be a
Monday and Tuesday do not miss
seeing the great special Douglas Fair
banks in “Robin Hood”. Fairbanks’
greatest picture will be here two
days and those who have been long
ing to see the story of the gallant
English outlaw on the screen should
not miss this opportunity. “Robin
Hood” is the most interesting story
of history and legend plus fact and
fairy tales in the picture eight cen
turies are brushed aside by the cam .
era lens, back to the days when
“knights of old were brave and bold.”
More life sentences are needed for
matrimony and for murder.—Ashe
LEMONS MEMORIAL SPEAKER
Rev. Robert L. Lemons, D.D.,
pastor of the Shelby First Baptist
church, will make the memorial
address at Cleveland Springs Sat
urday, May 10th, at the Memorial
Day exercises for Confederate vet
erans, according to an announce
ment by the Daughters of the Con_
federacy, who have charge of the
program. The program will include
the address, memorial . exercises,
dinner at the hotel and decoration
of graves ofthose who have “pass
The occasion is for the Confed
erate veterans of Cleveland county
and their wives. It is hoped to have
all the living “boys of .HI” present,
and automobiles will be at the
court house at 10 o'clock to trans
port every vet and his wife to the
There will be a birthday dinner at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Russ
on May 4th. Everybody is cordially
invited to attend and take baskets of
A girl may lose her head over a
man but when she loses her heart it
GURLEY 10 COffl
Lutheran Trustees Select Shelby
Coach and Star Athlete to
Richard N. Gurley, for three years
successful coach of the Shelby high
athletic team* and one of the greatest
all-around college athletes the state
has-ever preduced> Tuesday accepted
an offer as director of athletics at the
Lenoir-Rhyne college, located at Hick
ory. The announement of wide inter,
est over North Carolina and the
south was made here following a con
ference with trustees of the institu
It comes in connection with the col
lege’* plan of development both in
academics and athletic*. Hardly given
any consideration in athletics among
the standard colleges, Lenoir this year
stepped out with a wonder baseball
club, that is battling for the state
championship, and with an awakening
interest in athletics supporters of th~
institution are enthusiastic over the
future with the former State college
and Washington and Jefferson star
as mentor. Shelby will miss him
greatly not ,only because he has mold
ed winning athletic teams, but has
added several sparks of true manhood
to the boys that are men in the mak
Dick Gurley, broad in shoulder and
short in stature, entered Washington
& Jefferson in 191(5 and was during
that season a sensational half back on
the famous Pennsylvania eleven. In
1917 he came to State college. his
home being in Goldsboro, and became
one of the few three-letter athletes
that are really stars. For three’ years
he was the outstanding backfield man
in the state, playing at quarter and
fullback., a terrific line plunger, sure
kicker and a great field general. In
his third year he was captain of the
varsity eleven and for three years a
member of the mythical all-state team
and two years the all South-Atlantic.
Working behind the plate and on sec
ond he was for four years a member
of the varsity baseball club, being all
state catcher his last year. Threi
years he was either forward or guard
on the basket ball quint in addition
to hitting the line for Uncle Sam dui
ing the world wan- Since his college
career he has played either profes
sional or semi-pro baseball during
the summers, and has also played in
a number of professional football
games at Richmond and elsewhere
during the winter.
Made Good Here.
Three years ago he came to Shelby
with the reputation of a great athlete
and in three years has proven his
ability as a coach. The town, little
known in athletics then, is now among
the leaders. With a limited number of
boys he has built some of the hardest
fighting athletic teams in the state
and the town is now widely known
through athletics. For three years his
football and baseball teams have bat
tled their way up the state race to
either the finals or semi-finals, and
this year his baseball club was consid
ered a “wonder outfit” and may yet
win state honors and the Observer cup
despite the wreck Monday night in
which Max Connor and qther members
of the club were injured. His track
teams have won the county champion
ship each year and his basketball
quints have been exceptional consid
ering the handicap of not having an
It was pratically certain to Shelby
people that this was Gurley’s last
year as a high school coach for col
lege offers have been too enticing
Along with Dick Kirkpatrick ot
Charlotte, he was for a time consider
ed as a successor to Hartnell, at
State. Although his Iors will be keen
ly felt here local people are glad that
he will head athletics at a Carolina
school as he is a product of a Caro
lina school and a native of this state.
There are few high school coaches
if any able to plug the gap he leaves
and Lenoir could hardly have made
a better choice. To that institution
Shelby people can guarantee a coach
that will put out winning teams con
sidering his material and teams that
will fight gamely but cleanly until
the last despite the material.
CHARLES M. SCHWAB
NOW AT ASHEVILLE
Asheville April 28—Charles M.
Schwab, head of the Bethlehem Steel
corporation, arrived here Sunday on
his private car for a week’s vacation.
Mr. Schwab immediately went to the
Asheville Country club links and play
ed a game of golf.
Deal At Lattimore.
Dr. Hunt of Lattimore has pur
chased five and a half acres of land
in the town of Lattimore from J. P.
D. Withrow for $3,150. The deal was
made through J. B. Nolan, real estate
TRY STAR WANT ADB,
I M. C. H. WORK
IB BE DONE BE
Shelby Gives $500 Toward Secretary
to Carry on 1'plift Work Among
Her Shelby Boys.
Shell y business men have contribut
ed $500 in order to obtain the useful,
ness of the Young Men's Christian as .
sociation which is exi ding its work *
to the smaller towns of North Caro
lina. The plan to place an energetic,
specially trained secretary over a
group of towns including MA-ganton,
Hickory, Lincolnton, Statesville and
Mooresville was presented Monday
evening at the Cleveland Springs
hotel at a banquet attended by 100
representative men, the speakers be
ing Julian Miller editor of the Cbar_i
lotte News, J. Wilson Smith slato sec.
retary and J. T. Fesperman, states
boys work secretary. The meeting was
arranged some ten days ago and invi
tations extended by a committee of 12
well known local business men. who
are interested in the welfare of the
young men. On Tuesday and Wednes.
day the canvass was made for contri
butions and with the assistance of L.
F. McBrayer, Rush Hamrick, C. B.
McBrayer and others, the necessary
amount was readily subscribed.
Higher ( hristian l hararter.
Mr. Wilson Smith, state secretary,
told 6f the plan to extend the Y. M.
C. A. usefulness and influence to the
smaller towns in North Carolina by
employing a secretary, specially
trained in the work who will perfect
organizations to promote older boys
conference, high school “Y” clubs,
employed boys brotherhoods, “come
clean” campaigns, sex hygiene talks,
thrift campaigns, father and sons din
ners and other usual type of Y. M. C.
A. work for boys. He will make peri_
j odical visits to Shelby as well as the
other towns in the group to keep the
organization going in training young
men into higher Christian character.
Lack of time prohibited Mr. Wilson
from going into details of the wodc
which has been carried on success
fully in the high schools and colleges
In the state.
State's Greatest Resource.
Julian Miller who delivered the prin
cipal address of the evening had for
his subject “North Carolina’s Great,
est Resource” which he declared to
be tbs young boys of today. He re
viewed the wonderful material pro.
gress the state and nation are making
but declared that there is an army of
200,000 young men in North Carolina
between the ages of 15 and 25 who
constitute the state’s greatest re
source. They are the men of tomorrow
and whatever slant they get on educa
tion will determine the destiny of the
state. The slant he gets on education
and his usefulness as a future citi
zen is determined by what he thinks
about Jesus Christ. The Y. M. C. A.
work is to deevlop the moral side of a
boy’s life, show the father his task as
a parent in his relationship to his
boy. The Y. M. C. A. works along the
theory that it is better to make than
breaks it is better to use than to abuse
it'is better to form than to reform, it
is better to train than €o restrain, it is
better to prevent then to rescue.
Those who heard u proposition
for the Y work in Shelby heartily en
| dorse the proopsition and the pledge
1 of $500 assures the work for a year at
Work Of Carolina
Motor Club Helpful
The location here of a state license
bureau for Cleveland and Rutherford
counties in charge of Mr. Wade Hoey
means also that the bureau will be
headquarters for the Carolina Motor
; club and the American Automobile
' association. Membership in the motor
club carries along with it membership
in the national association. The two
counties will be worked for members
in the organization, which has proven
a great aid to motorists, and in serv
ice well worth the membership dues.
The club was organized with aims
similar to that of the Merchants as
sociation and other organizations, but
with the main purpose service to Car -
olina motorists. Membership in thei
organization entitles one to free
emergency road service, which means
that a member of the club when in
trouble can call an official station and
be towed five miles orotherwise aid
ed in getting started. The club furth
ermore pays a reward of $50 in help
ing a member to recover a stolen car.
The membership card of the club is
accepted as a $50 appearance bond
for traffic violation and also entitled
one to all services in the national ai
sociation. The club is a non-profit 01
ganization with the sole aim of aidin
the autoist and is responsible for leg
islative work beneficial to the motor
ist. In addition to all the other priv
ileges the local branch as other brand
es, carries for its members full infer
mation, maps, routes and tour book:
for those planning trips.
Corgressioual vocal muscles arc
1 >eing exercised on Muscle Shoak.