North Carolina Newspapers

Of This Paper Is Greater
Than The Population Given
Shelby In The 1920 Census
Of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Farming Section.
Modern Job Department.
VOL. XXXII, No. 46
FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1921.
Graduating Class Of 55 Is
New Record For Shelby School
Diplomas Awarded 55 Regular Graduates, Nine
Others, And 14 In Teacher Training—Eloquent
Address By Dr. Bateman—Big Event In Local
School History. Medals And Awards.
Tuesday evening, 55 hoys and Kiris,
radiant with the pride of achievement
and the smile of earned success, march
ed on the staKe at Central school, and
off as a unit—forever. History now is
the class of 1924, but in that brief
span of time thundering applause
from a packed auditorium and gallery
greeted the largest graduating class
in the history of the town. It was
without doubt the greatest evening in
♦ he record of the local schools, the
cheering of fellow students and the
beaming eyes of parems and friends
and faculty attest that. Fourteen stu
dents of the teacher training depart
ment were awarded cer'ificates and
nine of the number also received
high school diplomas, making a grand
total of 78 types of splendid young
manhood and womanhood placed on
the marts of the world as the finished
products of the Shelby high for 1924.
The presentation of the coveted d;
plomas, however, was only a part of
the evening exercises, which were
featured by a spurring address by Dr.
R. J. Bateman, of Asheville, the class
program and the awarding of medal
and prizes.
Class fcxercises.
The filing in of the senior das ,
their last march into the halls they
"have inhabited for 11 years, was the
formal opening of the program, which
was followed by the Anvil Chorus by
the school glee club. The address of
welcome to the faculty, fellow stu
dents, and the great throng of rela
tives and admirers was by Johrv Proc
tor McKnight. the alert youngster
selected by his many clasmates as
their president," and the address if
nothing more was the reward for their
selection. This was followed by the
class history, the ioys and sorrows of
11 years in the school room and four
years in high school, by Alpha Gettys,
an honor student and a medal winner.
The last will and testament, the offi
cial document of departure of the
class of ’2-1, was by Selma Greene,
winner of the Dover Bible medal. The
prophecy, an entertaining dream that
told of the fortune 20 years hence of
the 55 boys and girls, was by Minnie
Eddins Roberts, another honor stu
dent. “Pickaninny Lullaby” by the
glee club was the conclusion of the
class exercises, and thereafter the
class was honored instead of honor
“How Set Your Sail.”
“How* Set Your Sail?” was the
keynote of a fervent address by Dr. R
J. Bateman, of Asheville, that urged
and spurred onward that honored
group of boys and girls, and beseech
ed them to begin painting today their
setting sun of tomorrow. “How hold
your helm” was the question hurled at
them as he informed them that their
hereafter was in their own hands and
their future a matter of their own
making. Inspiring and impelling at
times was the exhortation to the class,
and vivid and imaginative at others
as the speaker depicted what might
be, and how. In opening the Asheville
pastor paid a glowing tribute to Car
olina and the Southland, the stability
of citizenship and the blood that is
less than one per cent foreign. “The
world of tomorrow depends on the
Southland and such as you, products
of a noble heritage. In all my love and
fidelity of the South I have no apolo
gies to make nor a single regret at
being a native of the gallant Dixie.”
Dr. Bateman made a withering
reply to the writer who in discussing
presidential possibilities eliminated
one after another every souj,bernei
because he is a native of the South.
“Should the writer review his his
tory he will find that the greatest of
our presidents have been southerners,
not a few, but each and every one of
the greatest. The two most outstand
ing figures in American history were
Southerners,” and with the linking
together of Lincoln and Wilson the
speaker drew enthusiastic applause.
“Lincoln on both sides was of Geor
gian blood and our Woodrow Wilson
is, and will be, the greatest of the
South’s noble sons.”
^ “My question of ‘Whither goest
Thou?’ will be determined by you and
none other. Life is before you, make
of it what you will, but it is with you
alone to make. The boy or girl among
you that has in him or her the ‘natur
al stuff’ the ability to fight and go
forward and accept achievement as
reward, is the one on whom I will
stake my bets. Some may inherit the
wealth and position made by another,
but I warn you it will be the one who
has the ‘stuff’ in him, not around him,
that will win. Set your star and climb.!
Nothing can stop you. Forty years j
from now the lives that now lie before
you will be almost an open book and!
complete. What you will to be nowj
is what you will bo then."
Presentation of Diplomas.
Following the address the diplomas
were presented to the graduates by
Prof. J. H. Grigs:, principal of the
school, as the names were announced
by Superintendent Griffin. And in
turn certificates were given the grad
uates of the teacher training depart
ment. Those receiving dinlomas were:
( lass of 1924.
Ruth Allf'n, Eva Allen, Hugh Ar
rowood, Sarah Austell. Edwin Beam.
William Beam, Dovie Beam, Mary E.
Black, Lama Blanton, Ila Mae Bost,
Grace Bowling, Irma Bridges, Delia
Cal ani.-s, Helen Campbell, Pearl Dix
on, Willie Doggett, Fay Downs, Char
les Eskridge,, Luceta Francis, Hattie
Gidney. Selma Green, Eva Grice, Al
pha Gettys, Alice Griffin, Mary C.
Hamrick. Winfred Hamrick, Avery
Hardin, Isabel Hoey, Dwight Hous
er, Frank Hoyle, Gladys Humphries,
Eleanor Jones, Hoyle Lee, Louise Lev
er. Inez Morehead, Mildred MeSwain,
Rdessa MeSwain, Broadus MeSwain,
George McKown. John Proctor Me
Knight. Ed MeCurry, Hugh Miller,
Clyde Putnam, Olene Rippy, Minnie
Eddins Roberts, Oveta Roberts, Hey
ward Ross, Margaret Ross, Irene
Spake, RuthjP'F^rner, Vista Smith,
Charles Sfnekton, Wilburn Wall,
Frances Wmsnant, Robert Wilson.
The following students in the teach
er training department were also
awarded high school diplomas:
Helen Francis, Elizabeth McWhir
ter, Irene Beam, Annie Spratt, Mattie
Sue Allen, Dewey Divine, Mildred
CabanisF, Myrtle Wood, Hallie Grigg.
Graduates of the teacher training
department who were given certifi
cates, which is equal in credit to one
year in college, were: Elizabeth Mc
Whirter, Irene Beam, Martha Me
Swain, OUie May Putnam, Frances
Roberts, Hallie Grigg, Egberta North,
Holland MeSwain, Dewey Divine,
Helen Francis, Annie Spratt, Mildred
Cabaniss, Martha Sue Allen, and Myr
tle Wood.
Honor Graduates.
The honor graduates, the hoys and
girls who have made the honor roll
every month in the year, were then
presented as follows: Alpha Gettys,
Frances Whisnant, Minnie Eddins,
Roberts, Margaret Ross, John Proc
tor McKnight and Hugh Arrowood.
Of the number Margaret Ross, Hugh
Arrowood and Frances Whisnant were
neither absent nor tardy a single time
during the year. Honor students in
the other grade spresented were: 8B—
Troy McKinney and Margaret Blan
ton; 9 A—Attie Mae Eskridge; 9B—
Virginia Hoey and Dorothy Mc
Knight; 10.A—Alma Putnam and Roy
Self. Neither tardy nor absent in the
other grades yere: 8B—Troy McKin
ney and R. L. Wilson; 9B—-Elizabeth
Medals and Prizes.
Topping the list of medal and prize
winners were the “Hundred Per Cent”
boy and girl—Hugh Arrowood and
Alpha Gettys. No one thing won for
them the Washburn cups, the most
coveted emblems of the school, but
many things, and from the applause
that rocked the building (luring the
presentation popularity must have
been among the many. The cup
awarded Hugh Arrowood was offered
to the boy with the best record in
scholarship, conduct and athletics, and
the boy who won was an honor grad
uate, neither absent nor tardy during
the year and a star on two ’varsity
athletic teams .and apparently the
reigning favorite of his fellow stu
dents from the wild cheering that fol
lowed the presentation. The other cup
won by Alpha Gettys was for the best
all-around girl in high school, judged
cn the basis of scholarship and con
duct, and the winner was also an
honor graduate of the class of ’24.
Her honor was closely followed by
another in the presentation to her of
the essayist medal given by Lee B.
Weathers, editor of The Cleveland
Star. The Improvement medal given
by William Lineberger for the student
showing the most improvement dur
ing the four years in high school was
awarded Louise Lever. The Dover
Bible medal, given by John R. Dover
was won by Selma Green, while Elea
nor Jones, who stood a close second
was presented the Stanford Bible. The
spelling medal offered by T. W. Ham
rick was presented to Mae Bost. The
Max Gardner debater’s medal won
Monday evening was presented to the
winner, Caroline Blanton. Other pre
sentations included: Mae Bost, win
ner of the American Legion essay
contest for the entire state of North
Carolina;'Charlotte Tedder, winner of
the Daughters of the Confederacy es
(Continued on page eight.)
Moyd Heam Received Fractured Col
lar Bone—Children’s Day Ex
ercises at Patterson.
Special to The Star.
Grover, June 3.—Cotton chopping
is the order of the day with the farm
ers around Grover. There is reported
to be a fairly good stand in most
Mr. \. J. Hardin who is rural car
rier on route 1 from Grover has been
kept at home by sickness for the past
several day. Mr. C. C. Byers is deliv
ering the mail in his place.
Mrs. C. A. Mullinax left today for
Rock Hill, S C, where she will spend
some time visiting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hyde of Co
lumbia, S. C., arrived in Grover Sat
urday for a visit to Mrs. Hyde's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Hardin. Mrs.
Hyde will spend several weeks here
before returning to Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs T. F Oates of Ruther
fordton spent Sunday with relatives in
Mr. I F. King of Patterson Springs
visited in Grover Sunday afternoon.
Misses Evelyn Mullinax and Mary
Hester Ellis are attending the com
mencement of Limestone college in
Gaffney this week.
Messrs J. B. Ellis, Carlie Martin and
Paul Randall are attending court In
Gastonia today.
Mr. M. T. Turner and daughter,
Mrs. June Shoffner of Charlotte are
visiting Mr. Turner’s daughter, Mrs.
B. P. Hambright this week. They came
yesterday accompanied by Mr. Shoff
ner, who returned to Charlotte in the
Messrs. J. B. Ellis and Carlie Mar
tin are planning to attend the bankers
convention which meets in Asheville
Grover is all set for the primary
next Saturday, but there seems to be
but little interest developing in the
Mr. Lloyd McSwain and family of
Dallas were visiting in Grover yes
Master Floyd Beam the young son
of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Beam suffered
a right serious accident yesterday
when he fell from a barn loft at the
home and fractured a collar bone. The
fracture was set immediately and he
seems to be doing well. He had been
suffering for several days with an ab
scessed tooth and the fall seemed to
make the affected tooth worse, but he
is thought to be doing a? well as
could be expected.
Mrs. J. H. Hambright was confined
to her home Saturday and Sunday by
sickness but we are glad to learn that
she is able to be out again.4
There will be childrens day exercis
es at Patterson Springs church next
Sunday. The services will begin at
9:45 and continue through the after
noon w-ith dinner on the ground. Dr.
R. L. Lemons of Shelby will be pres
ent in the afternon and make an ad
Toluca News Of
Personal Mention
Special to The Star.
Toluca, June 4.—Mrs. Sarah Boggs
of Fallston who is spending some time
visiting Mr. J. D. Boyles made a visit
to Burke county to visit her relatives
Mr. Clark Jones and others. She was
accompanied on her trip by Mr. and
Mrs. J. S. Willis. They returned this
Mr. John Hallman student of Wake
Forest college returned home Sunday
to spend a few days. He leaves then
for Tennessee to take up work until
school opens again.
Mr. A. C. Costner and children at
tended the memorial services at Big
Hill Sunday. A large crowd was pres
Miss Donnie Sain of Shelby was a
visitor at home Sunday with her par
ents Mr. and Mrs. Hartsell Sain.
Messrs L. E., A. G., and R. P. Boyles
had a very successful fishing trip to
Burke county this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sain accompan
ied by Mrs. A. F. Hicks visited Miss
Ora Sain of Morganton Sunday.
A large number of people attended
the memorial services at Davids
Chapel last Sunday. The Hebron choir
furnished music while Rev. J. B. Mor
gan of Fallston and Rev. J. D. Morris
also of near Fallston, preached.
National Corn Park.
Yorkville Enquirer.
Prohibition officers operating in the
Kings Mountain Battleground section
last Friday got a small distillery and
another outfit in the same vicinity
Saturday. No liquor and no men were
captured on either raid. Officers op
erating in the Smyrna section on
Saturday captured a shet iron still
of about 50-gallons capacity. It was
not in operation.
Watch"for Chiropractic Playlet at
Princess Theatre. 8-30e
Wife of one of County’s Leading
Farmers Panned After Long
Illness. Buried Thursday.
Mrs. Hester Blanton, wife of Mr.
Joe S. Blanton died at her home four
miles northwest of Shelby at eleven
o’clock Wednesday following on ill.
ness of 18 month* wliich started with
sin attack of influenza and developed
i into complications which confinad her
to her bed a great part of the time
Mrs. Blanton was <•!> v"»rs of age and
was a daughter of the late Lawson A.
Botts. She married Mr. Joe S. Blanton
over fifty veers ago and was a most
faithful and devoted companion. Her
life was oneof usefulness. .She was a
member of Zion church many years
and an outstanding Christ :sn »n her
community, always attending church
-e-ular’y and ministering pnto the
sick. As a mother she was most am
bitious for her children and lived for
her family, toiling ceaselessly but
with joy and pleasure to make her
home all that she wanted it to be. In
her younger days the Blanton home
was a gathering place for the young
neon’e of the community and she en
tered into their pleasures with the
spirit of youth in her heart. She was
a true and loving mother and wife
who will be greativ missed not only
in the home but in the whole commun
ity where she was loved so tenderly
bv all.
Mrs. Blau* >n is survived bv her hus
band, two sons, Lawson and Colemsa,
one daughter Mrs. Frank Cornwell,
all of whom are among the most ac
tive and influential citizens fn Cleve
land’s agricultural life. Also surviv
ing are one broth#r Frank Botts of
Casar and one sitter, Mrs. Maggie
Cabaniss, widow of the late William
The funeral was conducted at two
o’clock Thursday afternoon at Zion
by Reva^D. G. Washburn and J. C.
Gillespie where a large crowd gath
ered to pay a tribute of respect to her
noble life.
Tom Mix A Feature
At Princ&as Theatre
A special feature at the Princess
Theatre Friday is the charming Mae
Murray in one of her best pictures,
“The Fashion Row." This film will
prove enjoyable to more than those
just interested in fashion, for there
is an appeal in the “row." An excep
tional picture with no extra charges.
Saturday, Tom Mix, the favorite in
daredevil films, will appear at the
Princess in “The Trouble Shooter.”
“Tony’, Tom’s wonder horse, stars
along with Tom in the thrilling ride
across the trestle ahead of a locomo
tive. It has probably more of the dare
devil than any other picture in which
the wild horseman has appeared.
“The Three Musketeers,” one of the
greatest hits of recent years, will be
at the local theatre Monday and Tues
day. Attendance records have been
broken everywhere this picture has
been shown, and the attendance here
is expected to he large not only be
cause of the fame of the film but be
cause the nroceeds will be for the ben
efit o fthe Boy Scout*.
Hamricks To Erect
Three Store Houses
T. W. and Frank A. Hamrick have
let the contract to Julius Branton for
the erection of three brick store build
ings, each 20x65 feet on N. LaFayette,
the buildings to cost about $10,000.
The stores will be modern in every
particular with pressed brick and
plate glass fronts. They will be of
brick material, one story high.
One of the buildings is to be occu
pied by the Whiteway Dry Cleaning
Co., formerly the Whiteway Pressing
club, owned and managed by Louis M.
Hamrick. The dry cleaning plant is
to be equipped with DeLaval continu
ous clarification system, the same sys
tern that is used by the largest clean
ers and dyers in the country. Material
is now being placed on the ground for
the buildings and construction will be
gin right away.
Neighbors Marry at Kings Mtn.
Kings Mountain Herald.
A marriage of much interest to
Herald readers was solemnized Sun
day night when Mr. John A. Sims of
Mountain street and Mrs. Birdie Rob
erts were married. The ceremony was
performed by Squire J. Monroe Rhea
at the home of Mr. J. A. Roberts in
the presence of a few friends and
They had both been married before.
Mr. Sims’ wife died in the hospital at
Morganton more than a year ago. Mrs
Roberts’ husband Mr. Charles Rob
erts, died last Christmas a year ago.
The couple had long been neighbors.
County to Erect Attractive Signs at
■ Entrance of Cleveland on State
Highway No. 20.
At the meeting of the county board
: of commissioners on Monday of this
I week at which all members of the
I board were present it was unnni
,mously decided to erect attractive
'road signs at the entrance of Clev
eland county in highway No. 20.
These two signs will be erected nenr
Kings Mountain on the Gaston coun
ty kind and between Mooresboro and
Ellenbord on the Rutherford line,
,"ailing attent.on to the passersby that
"This is Cleveland County" and ex
tending a welcome to the s!ranger.
Just whether these signs will point
out the fact that Cleveland is the
banner agricultural county of the
?tate or nit, has not been determined.
,The sire, wording and designs of two
large road signs will be left to the
.chairman ofthe board of county com
missioners and to the chairman of
committees from the Kiwanig club of
'Shelbyand the Chamber of commerce
of Kings Mountain, both of which
clubs have sponsored this form of
Bills Ordered Paid.
The following bills were ordered
paid by the county board:
A. C. Brackett bridge lumber $91.32;
W. A. Gantt bridge work $10.70; Will
Mack advance $65; W. A. Crowder
.bridge work $5.60; C. I). Hicks bridge
work $12; Wallace burial ex
pense Martin Ledford $20; Z. B.
•Weathers and Sons, bridge work $1,
214.02; \V. W. Washburn service as
commissioner $30.83; George Peeler
service as commissioner $81.71; D. A.
Fulton coffin for county home $7.50;
Thompson Lumber Co., lumber for
county home $13.10; Herald Pub. Co.,
publishing tax listing notice $17; Ed
wards and Broughton, tax binders
$43.20; Star Pub. Co., printing and
publishing $49.50; H. A. Logan jail
funds $172.00; M. H. Austell trip and
expense $20. Paul Webb paint for
county home $41.86; J. D. Lineberger
Sons Co., supplies $23.90; Mauney Co.
supplies county home $47.30; Dr. Ben
| Gold services county physician 3
[months $74. Piedmont Grocery Co.,
for county home $39.90; South Shelby
Pharmacy bills for jail and county
home $17.00.
L. A. Cabaniss salary and expense
county home $200.60; Campbell De
partment store county home bills
$119.56. Cash Grocery Co., home bills
$61; Washburn and Co.f home bills
$12.20; W. H. Blanton hauling bridge
lumber $6. R. E. Lawrence, county
agent $100 Town of Shelby, street pav
ing $319.06. D. M. Morehead deputy
sheriff $10; R. O. Cobb capturing still
$20. H. A. Logan trip and expenses
$11.20; W. B. Burchfield deputy $2;
T. L. Barnett deputy $8.50. E. W.
Dixon capturing still $20; Irma Wal
lace home economies agent $50.
Associational B. Y.
P. U. To Meet Here
Every Church in Kings Mountain As
sociation Expected to be Repre
sented June 14 and 15.
Special to The Star.
The third annual Kings Mountain
Baptist associational B. Y..P. U. con
vention will be held with the First
Baptist church here June 14th and
15th. Something big is scheduled to be
unwrapped at the First Baptist church
Shelby, when this- inspiring bunch of
live wire, punch propelling boosters
come together for a rally. Get tuned
up for the affair. Put a smile on your
face and come for every session.
Old-timers, new.timers and once-in
awhilers, we want you to be present.
We have got to have you, that’s all
there is to it. Make preparations right
now to break loose from the old roof
tree and bring your friends with you.
Just a word to you loyal B. Y. P.
U. members. Next Sunday morning
jump off your cot when the first blush
of dawn tints the cheek of the eastern
sky, wiggle into your Sunday-go-to
meeting togs, crank up your Henry
and rush over and visit some Rip Van
Winkle B. Y. P. U., arouse them from
their lethargy and tell them we are
expecting a delegation from every B.
Y. P. U. dead or alive.
To the church" having no organiza
tion, the pastor or superintendent will
please apoint a number of young peo
ple to represent your church. Do this
netx Sundav. Aside from some of our
own B^Y. P. U. Spizzerinktum Stars,
several prominent out of the associa
tion speakers have been secured. The
three wide awake B. Y. P. U.s of the
First church are expecting you. Cor
diality is the middle name of this
bunch of pep producers. So do not dis
appoint them. Be there Saturday aft
ernoon when the action begins.
Guess how much gas the Carolina
Motor Inn will sell Saturday and win
15 gallons. Ad
Extension ('yelp Of Work Almost
Completed. More Than Goal Se
cured In Shelby.
Recently in the extension of the
program of the State Young Men’s
Christian Association a banquet was
held here, at which time Shelby pledg
ed her quota of the amount necessary
for a “Y” secretary for this district,
which is composed of surrounding
towns where there are no Y. M. C. A.
buildings and organization. The fol
lowing letter from J. Wilson Smith,
state secretary, informs how the pro
gram is progressing:
“We are writing to report the
progress which has been made in the
extension of the program of the
State Young Men’s Christian Asso
ciation in the Western District. The
following towns have contributed to
the support of a District Secretary:
Goal Secured
Lincolnton $ 500 $195.50
Statesville 1000 - 655.50
Hickory 800 807.50
Morganton 500 575.00
Shelby 500 537.50
One more city, Mooresvill?, re
mains to be canvassed and the cycle
will be complete. In addition, it is
the plan to carry on a program in the
.'.mailer towns, like Cherryville and
Newton, where the remainder of the
budget will be secured.
We are now looking for a capahli
secretary who will devote his energies
to the development of the Boys’ Work
in your territory. Ln the meantime
before the new secretary' arrives, Mr
.! T. Fesperman, State Boys’ Work
Secretary, has been giving a gener
ous portion of his time to this work.
Mr. Fesperman recently conducted
a one-day "Come Clean Campaign” at
Hickory and Lincolnton. Eighty-four
boys at Hickory and forty-nine a;
Lincolnton signed the "Come Clean'
cards. The school commencement a*.
Statesville prevented the promotion
of this program at that place. At
Morganton, we secured a strong
speaker for a Fathers ^Meeting, and
several sex hygiene talks in the
We will have the plan well worked
out by the opening of the next school
season, and we expect to be in full
swing early in September.”
Women Voters Are
Supporting Logan
We, the undersigned lady voters of
No. 9 would like to say a few words
for our present sheriff.
If anyone will go to the records they
will find there has been more stills
captured more cars confiscated, and
more rum runners convicted within
the last 5 years than ever before in
the history of the county.
Several years ago officers could go
to the mountains and capture three or
four stills in one day. Now they can
search all day and not find a single
still, Why? Because they are about
all gone.
We think Sheriff Logan and his
deputies have done more to wipe out
the liquor business than any past
sheriff has ever done. So if the moth
ers really want tq help enforce pro
hibition, they will make no mistake
by voting for Sheriff Logan.
(Political Advertisement.)
Mrs. W. F. Queen Is
Buried At Zoar Church
Mrs. Rosa Etta Queen, wife of W.
F. Queen, well known local drayman,
died at her home in west Shelby Wed
nesday morning at 9 o’clock following
an illness with cancer. Mrs. Queen had
been a sufferer for a long time. She
born in McDowell county 54 years
ago. The funeral was conducted
Thursday morning at 10 o’clock bv
Rev. J. M. Ridenhour of the M. T
Church and the interment was at Zoar
Baptist church cemetery. She is sur
vived by her husband and one son,
Roy Queen.
At the First Baptist Church.
The pastor. Dr. Lemons, will occupy
the pulpit at both the morning and ev
ening hours. At the morning hour the
theme will be “Vision and Task.” Good
music at both hours.
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m., and
you are invited to be present. Classes
and a place for all. You are invited
to all these services.
One qu rt of oil free with every
five gallons or over of gaB sold Sat
urday at Carolina Motor Inn, one
block rear of postoffice. Adv
For binder twine and cider mills
see O. E. Ford Co., Ad
ttoad Ituilders of Two Continents
Will Pass Through Shelby on
Carolina Road Inspection.
Representative road builders of two
continents nre this week the guests of
North Carolina and are examining
North Carolina methods of road build
ing and maintenance. In addition to
the demonstrations the visitors from
South America and many states In
the United tSates will be driven over
a 500 mile stretch of roads that have
made the state famous. Monday short
ly before noon the big delegation will
pass through Shelby en route from
Charlotte to Asheville. Just the hour
they will reach Shelby is not known,
but they will lunch at Chimney Rock.
The official party includes ambassa
dors from seven South American
countries, members of the Pan Amer
ican highway commission, distin
guished South Americaif road enthusi
asts and editors, representative of the
United States department of com
merce, national highway officials and
others from a dozen different states
and governors of Virginia and North
Wednesday the party was accorded
a reception at the capitol by Governor
Morrison und inspected the state high
way offices and equipment, motoring
from there to Durham the party had
lunch and nroceeded on to Greensboro,
where a big banquet was tendered
them Wednesday evening. Thursday
was spent in witnessing demonstra
tions in road building and mainten
ance i nthe vicinity of Greensboro
Yanceyville and Caswell were hosts at
a barbecue Thursday and an open air
concert was given in Greensboro
Thursday evening.
Friday the visitors will witness
more demonstrations and visit Win
ston-Salem in the afternoon where a
big southern negro music festival will
be the entertainment feature. The to
bacco and furniture industries in
Winston and High Point will be vis
ited Saturday, and on Sunday the
party will lunch in Salisburv and
spend the afterhoon in Charlotte.
Leaving Charlotte early Monday morn
ing -the party will p«»s through Gas
tonia and Shelby en rout" to Chimney
Rock, where they WiP lunch before
proceeding to Asheville. The visitors
will leave Asheville for Washington
Tuesday evening after touring sec
tions in the “land of the sky.”
Miss Caroline Blanton
Wins Gardner Medal •
Miss Caroline Blanton, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. George Blanton and a
student in the tenth grade of the high
school, Monday evening won the Max
Gardner debater’s medal, and with her
team-mate. Nelson Callahan, won thte
annual debate, which was held in the
Redpath Chautauqua tent prior to
Chautauqua program. The question
was, “Resolved: That Congress Was
justified in its action against the Jap
anese.” Miss Blanton and Mr. Calla
han represented the negative, while
the opposing debaters were Miss
Alma Putnam and Mr. Max Dixon.
The speech and rebuttal of each speak
er was a credit to high school pupils
and a large number of people packed
the tent for the annual debate.
Hawaiian Music.
The concluding program of the
Chautauqua attractions was held fol
lowing the debate and was considered
one of the best entertainments of the
five days. Vierra’s Hawaiians delight
ed the large growd with “An Evening
in Hawaii,” a medley of Hawaiian
selections. The announcement by Sup
erintendent Brownlee that the Chau
tauqua would return next year spon
sored by the Woman’s club bijough
prolonged applause.
To the Democratic Voters:
My friend and schoolmate D. G
Brummitt, candidate for Attorney
General, has written me asking me
to speak to my friends in his behalf. I
take this method of stating to you
that he is in every way a qualified
fellow for this office, is deserving at
the hands of the Democrats in Cleve
land county. I will appreciate it if all
my friends and acquaintances will
vote for him.
I wish also to endorse the candi
dacy of Hon. J. P. Cook for State
Auditor. I have known him for twen
ty (20) years. The state is greatly in
debted to him for his unselfish serv
ices in establishing the Stonewall
Jackson Training School for delin
quent boys. I will likewise appreci
ate your voting for him.
B. T. FALLS, ’
(Political Advertisement.) '
Mr. and Mrs. Preston Cook are here
from their home home in Murfresboro
Tennessee to spend the month of
June with her parents Mr. and Mrs
Wm. A. Lattimore in the Sharon sec

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