North Carolina Newspapers

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Of This Paper Is Greater
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Shelby In The 1920 Census
VOL. XXXII, No. 37 .
Of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Farming Section.
Modern Job Department.
TUESDAY, MAY 6, 1921
Highs Win Group Four Champion
ship By Blanking Startown 9 to 0.
Hoyle Lee Features Game.
Shelby remained in the state race
and copped the championship of
group four here Friday afterrtoon by
blanking the Startown Highs 9 to 0.
Gastonia, who defeated Monroe, and
Spencer, who defeated Charlotte,
were other winners of the day. Shel
by drove out 12 hits, Startown bob
bled seven times and the outcome
was never in doubt.
Simmons, Startown’s celebrated
hurler, was driven from the mound
in the eighth by the Shelby attack
although he exhibited more real
pitching than any opposing hurler of
the season. The majority of Shelby’s
hits came at opportune times as did
the fumbles by the Catawba boys.
Hoyle Lee, local moundsman, was the
outstanding player of the game, al
lowing only four scattered hits and
whiffing nine opposing batsmen in
addition to banging otu a triple and
a double responsible for half of the
Shelby’s scores. His hooks and speed
ball were working perfectly as was
shown by the wild cuts of the visit
“Cork” Ross, substitutirtg on sec
ond for Max Connor, the injured play
er, led the hitting with three safeties,
all terrific drives. Dedmond, Beam
and Wall followed with two each. It
was the first game of the season in
which Cline Lee, star Shortstop, did
not hit safely. The fielding sensations
were furnished by George Dedrnon
Shelby right fielder, who nebbed sev
eral drives while running at full
speed. Sigmon and Arndt were out
standing players for Startown. The
game was umpired by Baxter Moose,
star Lenoir college pitcher and Hill,
of Caroleen, and the decisions of the
two outsiders apparently were highly
satisfactory to both clubs.
The high school boys and girls add
ed a colorful touch to the game at
periods by giving a yell for Connor,
second sacker, who is in the hospital
as a result of the accident last week.
Startown AB R H PO A E
Sigmon, c ____4 0 16 10
Coultre, ss-4 0 0 1 2 2
Simmons, p-lb_4 0 1 0 6 0
Baker, cf_4 0 0 0 0 1
Arndt, 3b _4 0 2 1 0 1
Rudisill, 2b_r_4 0 0 1 1 1
Cloninger, rf 0 0 1 0 0
Abernathy, If_..3 0 0 5 0 0
Anthony, lb __....3 0 0 9 0 2
Haskell, p .....-1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals --34 0 4 24 11 7
Shelby AB R H PO A E
Wilson, If 5 0 1 0 0 0
Arrowood, lb_3 0 0 9 0 0
Dedmon, rf __ 4 12 4 10
Beam, c -4 1 2 9 0 0
Cline Lee, s* t_5 0 0 3 2 *1
Dixon, 3b ..._5 1 0 0 2 1
Wall, cf-4 2 2 0 0 0
Ross, 2b-4 3 3 1 2 2
H. Lee, p -4 1 2 111 0
Totals __.38 9 12 27 18 4
Mother’s Day.
The second Sunday in May has been
set aside quite generally in the Unit
ed States as a day in which to honor
the memory of mothers who have
journeyed on. On this day also the
lives of mothers whose love and care
still sweetens existence are bright
ened by expressions of love and re
spect. Thus is fostered in the hearts
of all that purest love that earth has
ever known—the love that surges
between the hearts of mother and her
child. A beautiful symbolism is ob
served as a part of Mother’s Day ex
ercises. It is urged that a white
flower (emblematic of purity) be
worn personally on the day. The white
carnation has been chosen for that
purpose. Its whiteness stands for
Purityj its form* beauty and fragrance
stand for love; its wide field of
growth, charity; its lasting qualities,
faithfulness-r-all true mother quali
NO contract let by board
Lincoln County News.
The Board of County Commission
ers at their meeting lest Monday held
for the purpose of receiving bids on
a *6 feet hardsurfaced road leading 5
12 miles west of Lincolnton to a
point near the home of B. C. Wood,
rejected all bids, they being consid
ered too high by the board. A com
mittee was appointed consisting of
Chairman R. C. Goode, County At
torney C. E. Childs and Engineer H.
A. I< ish to receive further and lower
bids on this project. It seemed to be
the sense of the Board that the bids
were too high, and as to when con
tract will be let seems to depend on
when the right bid is received.
Honesty is the best policy, even
though it doesn’t always come out
M illiam L. Plonk, Member of County
Hoard of Education for 32 Years
is Ruried Saturday
William L. Plonk, for 32 years a
member of tha Cleveland county board
cf education, died at his home at
Kings Mountain last Thursday after
noon at 5:30 from a complication of
troubles. Mr. Plonk was 60 years old.
Many of his friends throughout the
county did not know of his illness so
h'.s death is learned with great sur
prise. In the passing of Mr. Plonk the
county loses one of its most esteemed j
citizens, one who has given more time ;
and thought to educational matters in
C leveland than any other one man.
He became a member ow the school
board during J. II. Anthony’s service
as county superintendent and has
served continuously since that time
without opposition within the ranks
of his own party. He was a most even
tempered man, gentle and consider
ate. W hen once he made up his
mind on a matter, he was firm in
his tsand. In his estimation, a poor
child was just as worthy as a child
from a rich family and in his long
service on the county board he set
a high educational standard and work
ed faithfully toward its consumma
tion. Men who served with him on the
board were impressed with his hon
esty of purpose and his tireless ef
forts for child welfare.
^.N’ot only was Mr. Plonk chairman
of the county board of education when
he died, but he was also chairman
of the school board of the town of
Kings Mountain and a trustee of Le
no;r College at Hickory. He was born
and reared in Cleveland and was not
only prominent in educational affairs,
but also in business affairs. He was
an ardent member of the I utheran and his life was a beautiful
example of Christian citizenship. In
business he was one of the founders
of Plonk Brothers Company, a lead
ing mercantile, firm of Kb gs Moun
Deceased is survived by the fol
lowing brothers: Mike L. Plonk, of
Kings Mountain, and J. Calvin Plonk
of Hickory, and Tom Plonk of the
west. The following children sur
vive: J .0. Plonk, W. L. Plonk, Jr.,
f arl Plonk, Rutus Plonk, Clarence
Plonk, Luther, Harman, Misses Laura
Lillian and Mary Plonk all of Kings
The funeral was conducted Satur
day at the Lutheran Church at Kings
Mountain and one of the largest
crowds that ever attended a funerr.l
there,, gathered to pay a tribute of
respect to his memory.
raise 01 my
County Agricultural Board Urges the
farmers to Keep Large Amount
Hay Money at Home.
Each year the incomes of Western
and Canadian farmers are increased
thousands of dollars at the expense
of the farmers of Cleveland county,
one of the leading agricultural coun
ties in this state, and the county board
of agriculture this week started a
drive in an effort to stop this needless
expenditure by having Cleveland
farmers produce their own hay. It is
possible and the agricultural board
hopes that by another season not a
single bale of hay will be shipped into
this county.
In urging that every farmer plant
at least one acre in can or cow peas
Max Gardner, chairman of the county
board of agriculture, and one of the
best farmers in the state, said:
“If I were czar of Cleveland county,
I would compel every farmer in the
county to thoroughly prepare, highly
fertilize and plant at least one acre
in cane seed, or cane and cowpeas. It
is an agricultural and economical
crime for Cleveland county farmers
to buy from three to four hundred
car loads of Western and Canadian
hay, at prices around $35 per ton,
when a little plot of land will suffice
to feed two mules during the winter,
if grown in cane. By planting a patch
of vetch and oats in the fall, and fol.
lowing in June with cane and peas,
we could «ave thousands and thou
sands of dollars that we pour into
the laps of the Western and Cana
dian farmers.”
.Memorial services will be held at
Buffalo church in lower Cleveland on
Saturday May 10th. All day services.
Speaking by Rev. W. E. Lowe and
others. Song service and dinner on
the ground. The girls of the Buffa
lo high school will decorate the graves
of the old soldiers with evergreens
and flags.
Residents of Section Say the Cloud
Resembled Train Smoke And Was
Funnel-Shaped. Hit In Spots.
A remnant tornado of the several
that Wednesday dipped ruthlessly
through seven Southern states earned
considerable damage in the southern
part of this county near the South
Carolina line and about one mile west
of the village of Earl. The places of
Bun Runyans and Green Blanton lo
cated on a rising hillside about one
and one-half miles from Earl were
the hardest hit, while the outbuild
ings of Jerry Runyans and Jake
Green were also damaged. Jerry
Runyans lives between Bun Runyan’s
and Earl, while Green’s home is in the
northern section of the town. The
wind stoi'm evidently jumped a strech
of a mile or more from Bun Runyan’s
‘o Green’s, and farmers between the
two places and adjoining say they
felt very little wind.
The hurtling storm struck in the
neighborhood about noon. Bun Run
yans stated that at the time he was
in the house and had noticed nothing
unusual until he was startled by the
sudden roar of the tornado as it
swept downward within 16 or 20
feet of the dwelling house. Large
trees only a few yards from the
house were uprooted, and the barn,
smokehouse, crib and car shed blown
down as the strong wind hurtled on
through the woodland immediately
north east of the house, laying low
every tree of any size. Pieces of the
barn roof were found one-half mile
or more from where the barn stood
and bundles of fodder carried for a
distance of a mile across the hill. A
horse was in the barn at the time
end was uninjured although the bam
was carried some 10 or 12 feet be
fore it crumbled. Mr. Runyan said
the force of th£ wind could be dis
cerned in the distance a number of
sacks of guano had been moved along
the ground. The remarkable part" of
the storm at the Runyan home was
that it swept so close to the dwelling
house without injury lothe building.
Just a sprinkle of rain followed the
heaviest of the wind, it was said.
The sudden wifid struck first the
Blanton place several hundred yards
south of Runyans, where it tore up a
granary and other outbuildings and
scattered parts of a car shed all over
an adjoining field. A Ford car that
wras in the car shed wras turned com
pletely around by the force of the
wind even with the emergency brak
es on. At* Jerry Runyan’s a smoke
house, crib and chimney were blown
down, and an outbuildfng at the
home of Jake Green in Earl.
The main portion of the storm did
not last over one minute and a half
it. is said, swooping down and un al
most in the twinkle of an eye. Those
living in the surrounding neighbor
hood said that the cloud was dark
and very much resembled train
smoke, except that when it was first
seen it was high in the air and fun
nel-shaped. The force and velocity of
the wind must have been exceDtional
considering the manner in which it cut
a, path through the Woodland.
Two small negro boys were met in
the road near the Runyan place and
asked if they knew anything about
the storm. “Yessah, boss, one o’ dem
sicloon things went j-ight across yon
“Did you see the cloud?”
“Nossah, but I sho heered it go'
Wo-oo-op, and clean down dem
trees,” he replied with a shake of his
diminutive head.
There is a coupon in today’s Star
that is worth fi^e cents to any and
all Star readers who clip it. Look for
the coupon in the large advertise
ment on page 2 of today’s paper, clip
it out and take it to any Chero Cola
dealer in Cleveland or Rutherford
counties and get a five cent bottle of
refreshing Chero Cola free. This treat
is meant for you and is made through
special arrangement with the Chero
Cola Bottling Works of Shelby of
which Mr. E. E. Holcombe is the
popular priprietor. The Chero Cola
plant is a most sanitary and "whole
some place and thousands of bottles
are filled with this refreshing drink
every day for the dealers in the two
counties of Cleveland and Ruther
Clip the coupon while the paper
is before you. If ’it is not convenient
to get your bottle free today, hol(l
it until you reach a dealer. It is good
until June 15th.—over thirty days
from this date.
They are unloading another car of
the J. I. Nissen wagons at O. E. Ford
Co.’s today be sure and see them if
you need a wagon.
C. W. Roberta, of Carolina Motor club
Addresses Gathering on “(let out
And Go." Next Program. '
The* Kiitanis meeting last Thursday
evening "as in charge of the clubs
"Automobile Four,” although some of
them deal in sixes and super-sixes.
Mr, Charles L. Eskridge conducted
the program, his assistants being
Charles Hoey, Will Arey and Law
rence Lackey. An appropriate fea
ture of the meeting was a talk to the
club by C. W. Roberts, of Greensboro,
vice-president and one of the organi
zers of the Carolina Motor club.
“Flivvering” downstairs for the
auto hour, members of the club found
as novelties: A pencil by the Hoey
Motor company to be used in figuring
how the new Essex saves; a cigar cut
ter from Arey Brothers that cuts ci
gars like Chevrolet* cut expenses; a
pamphlet on “Get out and Go” by
Charles L. Eskridge, dealer in Fords
that get out and go, and a pencil to
introduce the office of the Carolina
Motor club just opened here in charge
! of Wade Hoey. From that point on Mr
Eskridge entertained for the “Auto
Four” by a rehearsal of the race be
tween Mr. Stork and Mr. Ford, which
follows in part:
“January 1st, 1923, a great race
started in the United States between
the stork and the Ford car while
the tSork will deliver 2.357,OOf) babies
in the homes of the United States or
one every thirteen seconds, during
It was estimated that the Ford
plants would produce 1,800,000 cars
and trucks or one every seventeen
seconds. So you see, as the saying
goes, the human race is a great race.
Ford produced in 1923, 2,055,311 cars
and trucks, or one every every 15 1-2
seconds, counting every second in the
day ar.d night, also Sundays and holi
days, therefore the Stork won by 2
1-2 seconds.
The retail sales for March 1924 for
Ford cars and trucks reached the re
cord breaking total of 206,735 or one
every 13 1-2 seconds, the last ten days
of March the sales averaged 10,804
per day, which figures a delivery of
a car or truck every 8 seconds. So
you ,-ee Mr. Stork had better get busy
for 1924 as it is estimated that Ford
will produce about 2,600,00 cars and
trucks for the year.’*
Mr. Roberts Talks.
Taking as his subject the “Get Out
and Go” found on the advertising
pamphlets Greensboro man spoke on
motoring, traffic regulations, value of
automobiles and the advantages of the
Carolina Motor club. Several new ideas
in motoring were brought out by Mr.
Roberts, who through his experience
with the club is thoroughly familiar
with the life of the automobile owner.
“Good roads and automobiles have
made North Carolina famous, and I
want to say right here that the peo
ple who kick the cost of our road sys
tem do not realize that the roads have
paid for themselves through the ad
vertising they have brought the state
if in nothing else,” he declared. “But
misleading traffic and speed signs do
much to hurt our popularity with our
visitors from the north and else
where.” Then he told of how some
towns, villages and other places give
the outsider the wrong conception of
our speed laws, and have them inter
preted the state laws wrong. Among
the things he aproved of was that
every automobile owner be examined
as to his or her fitness to drive a car
on public highways, and that those
deemed unfit not be allowed to drive.
With this enforced he thought speed
laws unnecessary’ as people consider
ed capable of driving are Intelligent
enough to drive without hurt to them
selves or others. This was followed by
a brief outline of the advantages of
being a member of the motor organi
zation, how it aids members and oth
ers, advertises and brings visitors to
our state, urges necessary motor leg
ilation, prosecutes thieves and is in
many ways beneficial to the car own
The program Thursday evening will
be “Civil Pride and Improvement”
and will be in charge of Mr. Forrest
Mrs. Dameron’s Brother
Dies In Rutherford
The many friends of Mrs. W. L.
Dameron of Shelby Route 1 will sym
pathize with her in the death of her
brother, Mr. Henry M. Lynch of R-3
Rutherfordton, who passed away
Tuesday of last week after an illness
of several months. Mr. Lynch was
born and reared in Rutherford coun
ty and was a most substantial and
esteemed citizen. He is survived by
his widow and six children, all of
whom are at home. The deceased was
about 66 years of age and is one of
the county’s well known citizens.
See O. E. Ford Co., for the Emer
son mowing machine.._ Satisfaction
guaranteed. Ad
Beloved Southern Gentleman And
Soldier Laid to Rest in Durham.
Many Veterans Attend
While a -southern mocking bird sang i
from the newly-turned-green branch
es of a nearby elm tree, there was
laid to rest in Durham Sunday af
ternoon General Julian Shakespeare
Carr, rrr? southern gentleman, sol
dier, financier and scholar. The bur
ial took place at 1 o'clock, after
services had first been held at the
Carr homeplaee, Somerset Vi la. In
a small white vault, in a mass of
green vines and foliage, the body was J
laid, while thousands looked on with ;
sorrow and reverence.
Lined on each side of the vault,
wi'h uncovered heads ar.d saddened,
moistened eyes, stood lines of gray
haired Confederate veterans in their
gray uniforms, while Rc?v, Sam :
Pmall, former editor of The Atlanta
Constitution, representing the chief
chapla n of the Confederate veter
ans spoke the simple words of the
last iuneral rites. The members of
the family of the deceased stood at [
the foot of the va It during the
ceremony. Without ostentation, with
out pomp, end in the quiet beauty of
an early spring afternoon, the re
mains were lowered into the vault
simply, as the late general would
have wished.
Prominently place were the inti
mate- friends of the late general, Col.
Benc-han Cameron, Governor Camer
on Morrison, General Albert Cox, of
Raleigh; Hon. Wade Harris, of Char
lotte; Hon. Josephus Daniels, of Ral
eigh; Gen. W. B. Freeman and CoL
E. D. Taylor, of. Richmond, Va., and
many others from Carolina, Virginia
and elsewhere.
The mocking bird’s song grew
hushed as a Methodist choir, half
hidden in the shrubbery, sang, soft
and low, the favorite hymn of the
deceased. “Asleep in Jesus.” The
casket was lowered into the vault,
and slowly the funeral party wound
past, dropping flowers into the open
vault until it resembled a lovely,
cool bed of white. Only one * other
hymn was sung at the grave, while
|the ceremony was taking place,
; One Sweetly Solemn Thought.”
Streets In Mourning. **
When the cortege left the home
j wound slowly through the heart
;u)f the ctiy toward Maplewood cem-'
etery, through the streets hung with
mourning, thousands of people lined
the sidewalk to get a glimpse of the
procession. At the cemetery fully
15.000 people had gathered.
Several hundred Confederate vet
erans from various sections of the
state attended the funeral. When the
casket was lowered into the grave the
veterans filed silently by the opening
dropping flowers on the coffin. At
; the home the casket was draped in -a
Confederate flag, but when *it reach
ed the cemetery an immense Ameri
can flag was placed over it.
Among Those Present.
Among Confederate soldiers here
for the funeral were:
- General Wrilliam A. Smith, Wades
boro; Col. Sam Small, chaplain of
the Confederate veterans; Gen. A. H.
Boyden, Salisbury; Gen. W. B. Free
man. commanding the department of
Virginia, and about 50 soldiers from
tie North Carolina soldiers home
Although General Carr had often
expressed the wish thht no flowers
be sent for his funeral, asking that
such money be expended for books
tor the Durham public library in
stead, there were not less than 500
beautiful floral pieces sent by friends
from far and near. They were so
numerous that several hundred of
them were placed at short distances
apart along the walks leading to the
tarr home. It required seven im
mense trucks, especially equipped for
»e purpose, to take the flowers to
the cemetery.
It was estimated that 10,000 visi
tors were here for the funeral.
Now Planning For
Memorial Exercises
Considerable preparation is being
made by the Daughters of the Con.
federacy for the memorial exercises
and entertainment of Confederate vet*
erans to be held here at Cleveland
Springs, Saturday, May 10. Business
and civic leaders are aiding in plan,
mng for the day, which it is hoped
will prove a happy event to the vet
erans and their wives.
Dr. R. L. Lemons, pastor of the
First Baptist church, will make the
memorial address. The address, exer
cises and dinner will be at Cleveland
Springs prior to the decoration of
One nuisance is a town, when you
get rid of it, is invariably followed
by another one.
Lots of men are evening up with
their barbers since women have be
come regular patrous of the shops.
Not many years buck in that un
limited strip of time referred to as
the “past”, writers started off their
early morning city stories with the|
rumble of milk wagons as they rolled
over the streets of cobblestone. But
such a beginning now would smack
of stage-coach days—the milk still I
conies to town early, about the time j
the early risers are blinking their i
eyes, but there’s no rumble on cob- j
blestones for the motor drawn deliv
ery trucks have pneumatic tires and
roll along bitulithic pavement. The
dairy game is probably a little more
modernized and up-to-date than any
thing else “fresh from tfie country",
but the customers seldom delve into
the source of supply any farther than
the frant door, where they pick up
their quart or pint.
Just a few weeks back Shelby and
Cleveland county staged the first j
county-wide milk campaign ever put
on in the ~,tate. The sale of milk prior ;
to that time was mostly to people who |
just liked milk, but now you will see j
the familiar white bottleR nestling j
on the majority of doorsteps overj
Shelby—“Milk for Health” was the
cause. And. although few investigate,|
it is healthy milk. The supplying dair-*
ies are modern aad up-to-date and!
above all. sanitary. Samtarv with a
syste mof being sanitary. Time was!
when Cleveland county dairies and
farms were not anything to boast of
from the standpoint of cleanliness.
Once Cleveland milking barns, stables ;
and pastures were unsightly, they all
used to be, but it is hard to believe
now. Pride has transformed “eyej
sores” and germ incubators into san
itary and spotless milk plants. The
sale of milk has increased all over
Shelby and will increase more if the
consumers would get out and see for
themselves that it is wholesome milk
they are drinking.
Three Modern Dairies.
Friday, Dr. J„ S. Dorton made one
of his tours of inspection and the
writer accompanied him. It was im
possible to visit every dairy in the
county on account of urgent business,
the more Urgent being baseball, but
if the others in the county measure
up to the three visited, this county is
not only a leading dairy county but ar.
up-to-date one.
Mr. Julius Mull, son of J. C. Mull,
the former Clevelander, who annual
ly banquets Cleveland boys at Wake
Forest, is one of the dairymen who
daily pilot a truck of pure milk into
Shelby. Mr. Mull, with his 23 pure
bred and grade Jerseys, lives just op
posite the county fair grounds, and
his new milking barn is the latest idea
in cleanliness. The building located
away from contaminating surround
ings is properly screened and ventil
ated and is far removed in appearance
from the stables of other days. The
floors are of^oncrete and with prqp
er drainage gutters. The walls and
ceiling tight and with the screens, fly
proof. Each cow is given her correct
milking space and there is no germ.
breeding bedding, for the cows spend
the night in another building. White
and clean milking uniforms are used
and it is hard to see how even an ocf
casional bit of dirt can slip into the
milk, for the barns are cleaned daily.
At the milk house where the milk is
taken and bottled everything is equal
ly as spick and span. The building is
fly-proof and well ventilated. The
milk cooler and utensils are clean and
sterilized. In the corner is a steel boil
er, where water is heated each day
and every utensil touched by the milk
thoroughly sterilized. Mr. Mull sells
in Shelby daily around 35 gallons of
milk and if every home iitto which his
milk goes is as sanitary as the dairy
there should be no worry over clean
Back on the Post road toward Shel
by is the Poston -Brothers dairy, a
good example of “get-up” in the dairy
industry, where a bunch of hustling
brothers are making a success out of
the dairy business. There is another
milking barn, similar in nearly every
respect to that of Mr. Mull’s, and the
visitors caught the boys white-wash
ing the interior of the barn, an idea
urged by health experts. A large silo,
the helpful partner of the dairy farm
er, stands alongside the milking
barn. “Spotless, Speck-less and fly
less” is the best description of the
milk house, where, evidently a fly is
as welcome as a Ku Kluxer at Cath
olic Mass. There is another worker on
the Poston farm in addition to the
Poston brothers in the collie, Nellie,
the county’s pride cow dog. The
dog, only about two years old, handles
cows with the skill Paderewski hand
les a piano. At milking time 32 grade
Jerseys head for the milking barn
when they hear her bark and the,loit
erers have to answer to Nellie. With
the main group headed for the barn
the dog looks them over and if any
are missing a final round-up is made.
The Poston brothers deliver around
50 gallons of sanitary milk daily.
,Modern machinery is the big attrac
tion at Elliott’s dairy, at Beams Mill,
owned and operated by two brothers.
Bonnie and Coleman. A large sanitary
barn,‘properly drained and ventilated,
a roomy silo, and clean milk houses
also are a part of this dairy. Thirty >
grade Jerseys supply from this place
around 55 gallons of milk daily to
Shelby consumers. <uke the others it
is a long step from the dairies of oth
er days, aijd its owners are wide
awake and taking advantage of every
dairy improvement. A visitor at milk..
inp: time is given the privilege of wit
nessing the milking machine—the El
liott’s have two—at work. At the end
of the milking barn a gasoline motor
sputters, but inside the two machines
work noiselessly and regularly. In one
hour and thirty minutes the two ma
chines milk the 30 cows, a task if done
by hand that would take considerably
longer. When the milk reaches the
milk house another machine—the
bottler—saves more time and labor,
and dpes its work even better than
nun. The milking machine gives the
milking house the appearance of soft
drink bottling plant. The day's supply
of milk is poured into the top of the
thoroughly clean and sterilized’ma
chine and rapidly and accurately the
bottles underneath are filled. There is
ho waste or loss, when’each bottle fills
the machine automatically halts until
another empty bottle is placed under
that particular spigot. There is con
siderable initial expense to a dairy
such as the Elliott’s, but properly
managed it should never be a losing
game. The two brothers have a gross
income from the sale lof their milk
monthly of around six or seven hun
dred dollars, they estimate, this, of
course, not taking out any expenses.
Modern Home Dairy.
Not all the pride herds of the coun
ty belong to the dairymen. Tom Corn
well, one of the county’s leading farm
ers, has a home dairy of his own, as
he has almost everything else, that
is really up-to-date. In his herd is
Prim's Lady, the only register of
merit Jersey cow in Cleveland county,
and he is considered to have one of
the best herds of registered Jerseys
in the county. All over the farm are
modern improvements, and listed
among the prize winners this fall at
the Cleveland county fair will more
than likely be Tom Cornwell in sev
eral exhibits.
Some features, and, perhaps, some #
faults of the dairies have not been
mentioned, but Shelby milk consum.
ers may feel assured as they drink
“their quart a day" that they are get
ting as pure and sanitary milk as the
residents of any other North Caro
lina county seat. ;
Damage About $20,000 By Tuesday
Fire. Lincolnton Minister To Salis
bury Charge. Qther News.
i Lincoln County News.
Fire Tuesday at noon pompletely
! destroyed the large building, machin
I ery, dressed and unfinished lumber of
| the J. M.' Beam Lumber company, lo
I eated nin# miles west of Lincolnton,
I on Indian Creek, causing a loss of
probably $20,000, with no insurance.
| The origin of the fire is not known
positively though it is believed to
! have started from a hot 6ox prob
! ably, there had been some trouble
! from that source during the morning.
I The fire broke out during the dinner
! hour, while the men who operate the
plant, were at dinner. The alarm was
given by tieing the factory whistle
down and within a few minutes prob
ably 200 men rushed to the scene by
automobiles and gave assistance by
means of a bucket brigade, and while
the men fought heroicly, the flames
gained headway steadily, destroying
the big plant and material, except
for some lumber hacked up on the hill
out of reach of the blaze.
Besides the plant and machinery,
about 100,000 feet of lumber went up
in smoke, and the loss is very heavy
to this well known and one of the
largest lumoer plants m this sectior
of the state.
Rev. and Mrs. B. J. Peeler lea;
this week for Salisbury to make the
home. Rev. Mr. Peeler preached h
lest sermon as pastor of the Lincoli
ton Reformed Church last Sunda,
which charge he has resigned to at
cept the pastorate of the First Rt
formed church of Salisbury. He wi
preach his first sermon at Salisbur
Sunday. The local church has pros
pered during the two years pastorat
of F v. Peeler and the Lincolnto
Reformed church conregation and th
cit ztns of this city generally regre
his duties call him elsewhere. H.
and his wife have the best wishes o
their many Lincolnton friends ii
their new field.
You can’t teach an old-dog nev
tricks unless you are smarter thai.

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