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Shelby In The 1920 Census
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TUESDAY. JUNE 3. 1924.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
Democratic Primary To Be On
Saturday; List Ot Candidates
Sheriff’s Race Expected To Bring Out Big Vote
In This County. Other County Contests For
Register Of Deeds And School Board. Guber
natorial And Other Candidates.
This week two gubernatorial can
didates, other state candidates and
many candidates for county offices
are making a final desperate dash
down the “home stretch”. Saturday
at sundown the decision and the last
cross mark will have been madp.
but th’s is “primary week” for North
Carolina Democrats ahd a final bid
for public favor will be made by the
office seekers during the week. In
ventories, however, are being made,
and the would-bcs * are determining
just “how they stand.” When the sun
drops behind the Blue Ridgo chain
Saturday, should the day be fair, a
Democrat will have been named for
governor, for lieutenant governor;
secretary of state, state treasurer,
state auditor, attorney general, com.
missioner of agriculture, commission,
er of labor and printing, insurance
commissioner, commissioner of rev
enue, corporation commission and as
sociate justice of Supreme court. And
in each county Democratic candidates
will have been selected for the vari
ous county offices.
Here in Cleveland.
Several months back the oneonvng
primary in this county attracted lit
tic comment and was expected to be a
tame affair, but such is not the case
with the coming of the home stretch
week. Political forecasters estimate
that a goodly number of voters will
turn out Saturday owing to the con
test for sheriff. The candidates for
this office have not been wasting their
time since announcing and the com
ing to the polls of their friends as
sures a good vote on the other candi
dates. With the exception of the sher
iff’s place there appears to be very lit.
tie comment on the other contested
offices in the county.
Candidates for county offices are-.
for sheriff—Hugh A. Logan, of
Shelby, present sheriff; D. D. Wil
kins, of Shelby, former sheriff and C.
A. Royster, who lives just east of
For register of deeds—R. Lee
Weathers, present register; M. P.
Harrelson, of Waco.
For school board—A. P. Spake, J.
T. S. Mauney, Carme Elam, L. H. Pat
terson, W. A. Ridenhour and G. G.
Two townships, No. 5 and No 8,
will vote on a constable. In No. 5 the
candidates are J. R. Hord and A. A.
Barrett. In No. 8 the candidates arc
I'. D. Wilson and Fred H. Grigg.
The following is the list of candi
dates for state and federal offices tr
he voted upon in the North Carolina
Democratic primary Saturday, June 7
For Governor: Angus Wilton Mc
Lean, Lumberton, Roberson; Josiak
William Bailey, Raleigh, Wake.
Hosts To Seniors
Champs And Coach
Hilfh School Club, Graduating Class
And Coach Gurley to be Guests
of Kiwanis Club.
Thursday evening at Cleveland
Springs the Shelby Kiwanis club will
stage some “first-and-forever” hospi
tality. The first will be represented
by the high school baseball champions
of North Carolina the first in the his
tory of the town and the forever by
the class of ’24 of the Shelby high
school who will be entertained as a
unit for the last time.
" ith enthisiastic unanimity at a
recent meeting the club decided to en
tertain the state champions and Coach
Gurley as atribute to the athletic de
partmet of a small city high school
that has won state honors in contest
entered by many schools, some of the
entrants many times larger than Shel
>y. A suggestion that the senior class
°f the high school be entertained at
the same time met similar hearty ap
proval, and the toast Thursday even
ing will be to the Shelby high, aca
demic and athletic. The program is
expected to be exceptional and a 100
Per cent membership attendance is
planned. Details of the program have
not been made public, but the program
committee assures that the prepara
toins will justify one of the most en
tertaining evenings of the year.
tV lien you have any buying to do
drop in at Campbell’s and look them
over. It won’t cost you anything and
'nay save you money. They are al.
ways glad to see you. Ad
Use of the telephone”, but why go
to college to learn to cuss?
For ' Lieutenant Governor: Robert
B. Reynold;, Asheville, Buncombe; J.
Eisner Lon'g, Durham, Durham; T. C.
Bowie, West Jefferson, Ashe.
Secretary of State: W. N. Everett,
Rockingham, Richmond, Incumbent.
State Treasurer: B. R. Lacy, Rox
boro, Person, Incumbent.
State Auditor: Baxter Durham,
Raleigh, Wake, incumbent; James P.
Cook, Concord, Cabarrus.
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion: A. T. Allen, Raleigh, Wake, in
Attorney General: Frank Nash,
Raleigh, Wake; Denis Brummitt, Ox
ford, Granville; Charles Ross, Lilling
Commissioner of Agriculture: W.
A. Graham, Linctolnton, Lincoln, In.
cumbert; I-rod P. Latham, Belhaven,
Beaufort; T B. Parker, Raleigh, Wake
Commissioner of Labor and Print
ing: M. L. Shipman, Hendersonville,
Henderson, incumbent; O. J. Peter
son, Clinton, Sampson; Frank D.
Grist, Lenoir, Caldwell.
Insurance Commissioner: Stacey
Wade, Morehead City, Carteret, in
cumbent; J. F. Flowers, Charlotte,
Commissioner of Revenue: R. A.
Doughton, Sparta Allegheny, incum
Corporation commission: George P.
Pell, Raleigh, Wake, incumbent; Oscar
B. Carpenter, Kings Mountain, Cleve
Associate Justice of Supreme
court: Heriot Clarkson, Charlotte,
United States Officers.
United States Senator: F. M. Sim
mons, New Bern, Craven, incumbent.
First District: Samuel M. Mann,I
Swan Quarter, Hyde; E. J. Griffin,
Edenton, Chowan; E. F. Avdlett, Eli
zabeth City, Pasquotank; Lindsey C.
Warren, Washington, Beaufort.
Second District: John H. Kerr, War
renton, Warren, incumbent.
Third district: Charles L. Aber
nethy. New Bern, Craven, incumbent.
Fourth District: Edward W. Pou,
Smithfield, Johnson, incumbent; Wil
lie M. Person, Louisburg. Franklin.
Fifth District: Charles M. Stedman,
Greensboro, Guilford, incumbent.
Sixth District: Homer L. Lyon,
Whiteville, Columbus, incumbent.
Seventh District: William D. Ham
mer, Asheboro, Randolph, incumbent.
Eighth District: Robert L. Dough
on, Laurel Springs, Allegheny, in
Ninth District: A. L. Bulwinkle,
Gastonia, Gaston, incumbent; J. A.
Dimmett, Gastonia, Gaston.
Tenth District: Zebulon Weaver,
Asheville, Buncombe, incumbent.
Robert Tinsley, known affection,
ately as “Uncle Bob” an employe at
the Shelby Cotton mill ever since it
was erected about 23 years ago died
at his home in the mill village Sunday
afternoon at 4:15 following an illness
of several months, Mr. Tinsley was 76
years of age. eH worked for Weath
ers and Crowder, contractors, when
the mill was built and has been one of
its most faithful employes ever since,
commanding the respect of the entire
personnel of the mill from the high,
est official to the humblest doffer boy.
Out of x-espect for his long and use
ful connection with this large Shelby
institution, the mill suspended oper
ation for the funeral which was held
Monday afternoon at 3:30 from his
home, Rev. J. M. Ridenhour of the M.
P. church of which he was a member,
conducting the services amid a large
crowd of friends. His remains were
buried at Sunset cemetery beside his
wife, Mary, who passed away ten
Two daughters survive, Ella who
married Joe Barnett and lives at the
Shelby mill and Della who married
Ambrose Cook and lives at Casar.
Pall bearers were: J. O. Propst,
John McCiurd, John Weathers, W. A.
Abernethy, Zero Huffman and Pink
Vote for D. G. Brummitt for attor
ney-general. He is a most excellent
gentleman and well qualified for the
office. O. M. Mull. Adv.
Entire Town Gathers in Impressive
Ceremonies at First Baptist.
Mission of Kindness.
The annual sermon of the Shelby
high school commencement was
preached Sunday evening in the First
Baptist church by Rev. Alfred Leland
Stanford, pastor of Central Metho
dist church. Other churches united in
the service and the large church was
filled with school children, relatives
and friends. The musical program was
in charge of the high school chorus
and an entertaining special number
was a solo, “One Sweetly Solemn
Thought,” by one of the Hawaiian
singers with the Kedpath Chautau
Following the prelude and opening
hymn, “All Hail the Power”, the grad
uating class marched in and took
their seats immeditely in front of the
pulpit. The Scripture lesson was from
the twelfth chapter of the Epistle to
the Romans, while following prayer
led by Rev. W. A. Murray, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church. Rev.
Mr. Stanford delivered an able ser
mon, which held the interest of his
hearers, students and others. His
theme was “Being Kind” or a “Mis
sion of Kindness” and was taken from
Second Samuel 9-3: “And the king
said, is there not yet any of the house
of Saul, that I may shew the kindness
of God unto him?” King David was
held up as one of the kindest charac
ters in the Bible because of his return
of good for evil and willingness to
forgive.” Good for good is human-like,
evil for evil beast-like, evil for good,
demon-like, and good for evil is Christ
like,” declared Rev. Mr. Stanford. The
sermon was considered one of the
best ever delivered by the Central
pastor and very appropriate as a com
mencement sermon and an admonition
to the young graduates.
Class Exercises Tuesday.
The annual debate for the Max
Gardner medal was held Monday ev
ening in the Chautauqua tent at 7:30
prior to the Chautauqua program.
Tuesday evening the graduation ex
ercises of the class of ’24 will be held
in the Central school auditorium. Fol
lowing the exercises by the class, the
annual address will be delivered by
Dr. R. J. Bateman of Asheville, the
address to be followed by the presen
tation of medals and awards. On Wed
nesday evening the advanced music
pupils of Mrs. William McCord will
give a recital in the school auditorium.
Club Women of City Assure Return
of Attractions. “Six Clyinder
Love” Makes Hit.
The Redpath Chautauqua will re
turn to Shelby next year, according
to an anouncement made here yester
day, which stated that the Woman’s
club, the representative organization
of all the local women’s clubs, is un
derwriting the return and will be re
sponsible for the sale of tickets and
other matters. The return was per
haps doubtful for a day or so but the
club women responded quickly and
assumed the sponsor role. The sale of
tickets for the attractions which clos
ed Monday was in charge of the Twen
tieth Centnury club, every ticket be
ing sold and a small profit realized.
In leaving Monday, Mr. Brownlee,
superintendent of the circuit, express
ed his gratefulness for the hospital
ity and kindness of Shelby people and
in the expression termed Shelby a
town “typical of North Carolina hos
Last Friday morning Ada Ruth
Jones, story teller and cartoonist,
again entertained the children of the
town with illustrated stories. In the
afternoon a demonstration, “The Pot
ter and the Clay” was given by J.
“Six Clyinder Love,” a sparkling
comedy given Friday evening, was
probably the biggest hit of entire five
days. Although bubbling over with
comedy the play carried a moral that
could not be overlooked. The present
ing company was considered one of
the best to appear on the Chautauqua
circuit. Another children’s program
was given on Saturday morning by the
Columbia Marionettes. In the after
noon and evening two fine concerts
were given by the Laura Werno La
dies quartet. Following the concert in
the evening Capt. T. Dinsmore Upton,
“the big brother to a hundred thou
sand kids,” delivered an enlightening
lecture, “The Four-Square Builder.”
A dramatic entertainment by Virgin
ia Slade and an entertaining musical
concert by Vierra’s Hawaiians was a
feature of the last afternoon program
Monday. An original musical produc
tion, “An Evening in Hawaii,” was the
concluding program by Vierra’s Haw.
aiians Monday evening.
HEAD MO. M'LEftl
Candidate for Governor Makes Good
Impression in Speech at Court
House Thursday Last.
Angus Wilton McLean, candidate
| for governor, or as his audience ternv
! od it, “next governor," addresed an
I enthusiastic gathering in the court
house here Thursday evening. Be
; tween 250 and 300 people heard the
address despite the fact that a revival
and Chautauqua were in progress at
th" same time. It was Mr. McLean’s
first visit here during the campaign
and his straightforward and earnest
; nanr<T of presenting h:a ideas end as
pirations made what the dramatic
critics term “ a hit" with h's hear
ers. More of a farmer and business
[ man than an orator, there were no
flowery utterances or vivid illustra
tions; but instead the shoulder-to
shoulder talk of a man who means
what he says, plays the game fair and
} square and makes no promises or ob
ligations that he cannot meet. It wa •
the kind of political talk that finds a
1 warm spot in the friendship of Clev
eland people, no personal abuse, no
blows below belt or humorous quips
or jests af the expense of the opposi
tion for his own benefit—the speech
of a man who believes th-> office he
aspires to an honorable one and with
ideals befitting the office.
Tribute to County.
Mr. McLean departed from his us
ual campaign speech and with a bare
l outline of his hopes and ambitions
for his native state devoted a consid
erable portion of hia talk to a tribute
of the citizenship and progress of
Cleveland county. A reference was
made to taxes, of the candidate’s in
ability if elected to remedy local
taves with which the governor has
nothing to do, but of his outstanding
purpose to make the yoke as easy
upon the farmers and the burden as
lirht as would be in his power as
chief executive of the state. Earnest
ly spoken in the concluding sentences
was a tribute to th^ loyal hearts of
“Ca'Iina people” that reminded one of
the late Biekett.
Will Keep Pledgee.
The Lumberton candidate was pre
sented by former Senator D. Z. New.
ton, his county manager, who quoted
the commendation of the late Claude
Kitchin in presenting a man, who, he
declared, could be depended upon to
give the state a sane and business
like administration with economy and
fair play to all classes. “He will not
wipe out taxes altogether, nor will he
perform other miracles heard of re
cently, but he will keep the pledges
he makes as a reliable Christian gen
tleman of the highest type.”
In opening Mr. McLean expressed
his delight in visiting of the state’s
most famed agricultural counties and
in speaking to the home people of four
of the state’s greatest men, all sup
porters of his, Clyde R. Hoey, Max
Gardner and Judges E. Y. and James
L. Webb. “It heartens me,” he said,
“to know that these four men, great
thinkers, orators, statesmen and
friends of the people, are behind nie,
for love and respect for them is state
wide.” The candidate marvelled at the
county's farm diversity, of its great
cotton production and the turn-over
of agricultural products last year,
and it was the wonder of a man who
himself has been a farmer.
“If the board of aldermen of the
city of Shelby determine upon an im
provement program and pave the
streets of Shelby here and there and
by so doing boost the Shelby tax rate
in what way does it lie in the power
of a governor of North Carolina to
say what will be done and what will
not be done, and what right have I, as
candidate for governor to promise you
that I can lower or equal local taxes.
If the people of Cleveland county and
the county commissioners decide upon
a higher school tax rate in what way
can the governor say that it shall be
lowered, or I, as candidate, promise
if chosen that I can lower it? Why
should I attempt to fool an intelligent
people into thinking I can do some
thing that is impossible and not in the
j power of the governor ?", queried the
“People of Cleveland, I a mnot here
to give promises that I cannot keep,
nor am I here to promise a great re
duction in your local taxes, a matter
that is in your own hands, not in the
power of the governor. But, if chosen
as your governor, more than anything
else I would rather have my adminis
tration called just and fair, one of
honesty and square dealing to all
clases. With all my power I will
strive to adjust and equalize every
unfair and unjust tax problem.
“All my business experience, time
and effort, devoid of selfish interest
will be devoted to you, the people 1
hope to serve, not any special class,
but all of you, citizens of the greatest
state in the union. If saneness, con_
sistency, economy and efficiency mean
anything to you. it is what I offer in
stead of glaring impossibilities that
“CISET MORRIS IS
COMING is con
Gastnpia Hoy and Star Carolina Ath
lete Will Take Gurley's I’lace
In the High School.
Roy Morris, known to students of
the University of North Carolina and
to athletic followers all over the state
as “Casey,” has been selected by by
the school board to fill the vacancy on
the Shelby hijarh school faculty left by
Dick Gufiley, who will next fall go
to Lcnoir-Rhyne college to direct ath
letics. Every since Gurley accepted the
Lutheran offer th* school board has
been considering his successor. Con
siderable time and investigation has
been devoted to the applicants, be
cause the board was seeking not only
an athletic director but some one able
to take a regular place on the faculty.
Among the applicants were some of
the best known athletes in the state.
The sele.-tion of Morris, however, is
meeting with the upproval of all.
Morris has a hard task in filling
Gurley’s shoes, but many consider him
better prepared for the job than any
other athlete in the state. “Casey", a
Gastonia boy, is a versatile athlete
and probably one of the best ever
turned out at Chapel Hill. At least he
is the idol of the present student body
there. Last year he was accorded an
unusual honor in being elected as the
captain of two varsity clubs, football
and baseball. As end on the football
eleven he is an All-South Atlantic and
All-Southern selection, and considered
one of the best receivers in the South
ern college diamond sport. His hitting
has for years been a feature in col
lege ball in this state. His coaching
ability is boosted by the fact that for
several years he has been playing un
der Coach Bill Fetzcr, regarded as one
of the greatest, if not the greatest
coach in the South. The new coach
will come to Shelby when school
opens in the fall.
Urges Graham For _
Com. Of Agriculture
There is one man who is a candi
date for a state office, to be voted for
in the primary on next Saturday,
June 7th, who should receive prac
tically the unanimous vote of Cleve
land county people. That man is Hon.
W. A. Graham, of Lincoln county, who
was appointed sometime ago Com
missioner of Agriculture to succeed
his lamented father, Major William
A. Graham. Major Graham was known
and loved by all of the citizens of
Cleveland county and especially by his
old comrades among Confederate sol
diers. His son, William A. Graham, jr,
who is now serving so satisfactorily
as commissioner, has had long expe
rience as a farmer and has already
rendered signal service to the state
in advancing the interest of the farm
ers in every way. He knows more
about the Agricultural department
and more about the needs of the
farmers and is in more intimate touch
with them than any man in the race.
The citizens of North Carolina should
see to it that his name is marked on
the ticket next Saturday.
, There is another reason why Clev
eland county people should be anx
ious to vote for Mr. Graham and that
is that Lincoln county has always
supported cveryr candidate that Cleve
land county has had for any public
j office, and when Lincoln county offers
! such a fine candidate and one who
will serve the farmers so acceptably
it should be a source of pleasure to
all of our people to give him their
united support. This is written merely
for the purpose of calling their atten
tion to the matter so that they will
not overlook seeing that Mr. Graham’s
name is marked on the primary ballot
CLEVELAND COUNTY VOTER.
Buy the famous Atlantic Gasoline
| at the Carolina Motor Inn, corner De
Kalb and Warren streets. Best Air
service in town. Cars washed and
greased the way you like it. Dick Gur
ley, Manager. Ad.
attract but are not within the power
of chief executive of North Carolina.”
To Carolina Folks.
“Win or lose, this campaign has
meant much to me. The contact with,
the rubbing shoulder to shoulder with
every class in every county and real
izing first-hand the hospitality and
open heartedness of North Carolina
folks, is something to be remembered
always with pride. Every state in the
| union and some foreign countries have
.1 visited, with every class have I min
gled, but in my judgment without the
least note of flattery the best and
truest of people are Carolina folks.
With all sincerity have I spoken,
promising nothing I cannot do, but
proffering you the best administra
tion of just dealing and fairness to all
that is within my power and ability
,1 ask you to vote for me in the pri
mary on June 7.”
Prominent Farmer of Beams Mill
Community Falls Dead of
Mr. Leonadas S. Gardner, better
known as “Bud” Gnrdner, died sud
denly in the yard of his home in the
Beams Mill community on Friday, his
body being found about sundown by
a colored farm hand. Mr. Gardner had
(rone to feed the hogs and did not re,
turn when members of the household
expected him for supper. The negro
farm hand saw his body laying pros
trate on the ground as he was going
to the barn to water the horses. The
cause of his death was heart trouble
from which he had been a sufferer for
20 years or more."Mr. Gardner was a
most ambitious arid hard ..working
farmer who really broke his health
by long hours of hard manual labor.
During the last ten years he had let
up somewhat in his labors, but he
still had a high ambition for his
family. He was highly respected by
all who knew him and his life was
marked for his noble precepts at
Mr. Gardner was the son of Thom
as Gardner and a nephew of the late
Dr. Oliver J. Gardner of Shelby. He
was married to Miss Mary Angelinc
Wellmon who survives with the fol
lowing children: Clarence Gardner,
farmer, near Shelby, Mrs. Walter
Hartgrove, of Shelby, Floyd W. Gard
ner of Bowie, Md., P. Cleveland Gard
ner an attorney of Gastonia, Zeb
Gardner connected with the Tampa
Times at Tampa, Florida; Bryant
Gardner, farmer near Ellenboro; Mrs
Dura Belle Jones and Mrs. Cleo Pon
der of near Shelby, Mrs. Willie Har
relson of Waco, Misses Myrtle and
Gladie Gardner who live at home.
Also surviving are his aged mother
Mrs. Mary Gardner nearing her 97th
birthday and one sister, Mrs. A. Dil-'
lard Hamrick of the Beam’s Mill Com
The funeral was conducted Satur
day afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and the
interment was at Pleasant Grove Bap
tist church where he held his mem
bership. Services were in charge of
Revs. D. G. Washburn and J. C. Gilles
pie. A large crowd was present to
pay a tribute of respect to his mem
Film At Princess
D. W. Griffith’s “One Exciting
Night”, one of the screen’s greatest
mystery stories, will be the feature
attraction at the Princess theatre
Tuesday. A beautiful girl is the prize
in a struggle betwen love and greed
waged in a house of mystery and ter
minating in a terrific hurricane.
Peering eyes, creeping figures, mys
erious hands and stealthy steps en
thralls the spectator as the interesting
story wends its way to the end. The
picture as all Griffith pictures, has
an exceptional cast of stars.
“Tess of the Storm Country,” the
crowning achievement of Mary Pick
ford’s career, is billed for Wednesday
at the Princess. The “World’s Sweet
heart" in her version of the re-crea
tion of a masterpiece is at her best.
The beautiful Mary as a girl again—
in rags and tatters and rubber boots
—but always smiling her impish child
smile, always tossing her golden curls
as the lovable Tess brings many glad
tears and joyous smiles.
Triple Grief Comes
To Hamrick Family
Triple griefs have come to the fam
ily of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hamrick
who live in the Zoar community south
of Shelby, the saddest of which was
the loss of their ten months old daugh
ter, Mary Jane who passed away Sun
day following a brief illness with
pneumonia. The little child was buri
ed Monday at 11 o’clock at Zoar Bap
tist church the funeral being conduct
ed by Rev. John W. Suttle. On last
Saturday morning Mrs. Hamrick was
bitten in the finger by a pilot and her
finger is in a bad condition. Reports
are that her finger might have to be
amputated. Some two or three weeks
ago their 12-year-old son was bitten
by a mad dog and he is taking the
Pasteur treatment which is very pain
ful, but his condition is gradually
Car Turns Turtle,
Willis In Hospital
James Willis of Belwood is a pa^
tient in the Shelby hospital with
bruises on his head and face as a re
sult of the wreck of a Ford roadster
in which he was riding with two oth
er companions Sunday on the Fallston
road. The car turned over several
times near Spurlin’s store and was al
most completely demolished. A man by
the name of Willis came to the hos
pital to get his wounds dressed, but
his injuries were slight. The name of
the other occupant could not be
Half Mile Speedway is Rapidly Taking
Shape. Work Has Started
The half-mile race track on the
Cleveland county fair grounds is now
under construction. Little by little the
tills and grades are being made and
the incline shaped for the speeding
horses this fall. The job is in charge
of Sumraey and Spangler, local con
tractors, who say that the track will
be complete in every detail within
three months. The track with an in
side incline of five feet is 40 feet wide
in the main and 50 feet on the curves
and home stretch. With the grand
stand located near the main entrance
an excellent view of the main por
tion of the track is given the specta
tors with a nearby thrill for the home
Dr. J. S. Dorton, secretary of the
Fair association, says that quite a
number of owners of well known
Southern race horses have written
him in regard to entering their horses
and th*t he can assure fair visitors
enough first-class entrants to guaran
tee a thrilling race. Am ng the en
trnns will be horses from Spartanburg
Big Exhibit Hall.
Abee and Abee, of Hickory, began
work Wednesday on the exhibit build
ing and halls. Lumber is being placed
on the fair ground site and
excavation work is now underway for
the largest structure, the agricultural
exhibit hall. Adjoing this will be the
manufacturers’ building, for the ex
hibition of manufactured products and
automobiles. Northeast of the manu
facturers’ building wil be the poultry
exhibit building, while the livestock
buildings will be near the main en
trance. This entrance will be V-shaped
and within a few feet of the Kings
Mountain-Shelby paved highway.
The carnival and midway attrac
tions along with other fair necessi
ties will in all likelihood be billed this
week, several offers and concessions
I being under consideration at the pres
After months of waiting Cleveland
county people are again turning eag
er eyes toward the Kings Mountain
Shelby highway, which the contrac
tors state will be completed about the
first of July. Mr. Stearns, of the con
tracting firm now on job, says that he
will not guarantee that it will be
-eady to open by the first day of
July, but that barring any unforeseen
mishaps the top surface will be down
and the road ready for traffic near
When this link is completed it will
open up a black strip of paved high
way from approximately Hillsboro to
Shelby, almost across the state, from
the sandy section to the mountains.
The top surface is already down on
about six miles of the road out from
Kings Mountain and the concrete
bridge of Buffalo creek, the half-way
point, is completed. One division of
the construction force is completing
the concrete base work just beyond
the fair grounds, while another fol
lows just on this side of the bridge
vith the top surface.
With the weather warming up many
tourists are already passing through
Shelby wending their way into the
mountain section to the westward
and with the completion of t'.e road
county traffic will not only be speed
ed up but more tourists than ever be
fore will pass along this route. The
scenery along the new highway from
Bessemer City to Kings Mountain
and on to Shelby is some of the best
in thi= section of the state.
WOMAN ENDORSE WILKINS
FOR CLEVELAND SHERIFF
To the Mothers of Cleveland Coun
We the lady voters of Cleveland
county, must all vote for D. D. Wil
kins as he was the best sheriff we ever
had to try to stamp out the liquor bu
siness. I think every mother of boys
should vote for him.
When he was sheriff he would go
back in the mountains after the stills
and bring them in, I think he will do
as well again if elected.
I want all the ladies to register and
be sure and vote for him, for we need
something done to cut out the whis
key business for the sake of the chil
dren growing up.
LADY VOTER OF NO. 9 TOWN
The job of keeping America out of
foreign entanglements might be don*
if we could keep foreign entangle
ments out of America_Columbia