AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS IN CLEVELAND LAST YEAR TOTALLED OVER NINE MILLION DOl LARS—FIRST IN BUTTER; FOURTH IN COTTON.
Of This Paper Is Greater
Than The Population Given
Shelby In The 1920 Census
RELIABLE HOME PAPER
Of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Fanning Section.
Modern Job Department.
VOL. XXXII, No. 51
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 1924.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
Barristers and Masons Pay Tribute.
Special Court at Rutherford
ton This Week.
Rutherfordton, June 21.—Memorial
services in honor of the late Solomon
Gallert were held Saturday night fol
lowing his death here by the local bar
and the Masons. Short and interesting
talks w§fe made by W. C. McRorie, N.
C. Harris, M. L. Edwards, Rev. J. C.
Grier and K. J. Carpenter. Mr Gal
lcrt’s body was accompanied by G.
Edgar Hill, master of Western Star
lodge No. 91, A. F. and A. M., to
Wakefield, Mass., for burial. The
brother. S. M. Gallert and sister, Miss
Doris Gallert of New York city were
here to accompany the body to its
final resting place. Mr. Gallert was
buried beside his parents. The floral
offering waR large and beautiful.
Judge James L. Webb of Shelby
convened the special term of court
here Monday to try two embezzlement
cases which have been moved here
from Henderson county. Many visit
ors will be here the next two weeks.
The jury has been selected and ev
erything is ready for the big trial.
The clerk of court has about 130
pension checks to deliver to Confeder
ate veterans and widows of veterans.
They arrived last Monday and
Amount to about $55 each. The claim
ant must sign them or designate
someone who will. This means that
about $7500 will be distributed in the
county this month.
I)r. Joseph Hyde Pratt, president
of Western North Carolina, incorpor
ated of Asheville, will be the princi
pal speaker at the monthly luncheon
of the Rutherford County league of
women voters which will meet at the
Iso Thermal hotel next Tuesday .June
24, at 1 p. m. in the form of a lunch
Logan and Morris’ furniture store
was entered between Saturday night
and Monday morning through an out
side stairway to the second floor, a
glass being broken out of the tran
som and a heavy iron bar being re
moved. A total of $109.25 was takep
from the safe, which was not locked,
$55.25 in money and $44 in checks.
There is no clue as to the guilty
The first service will be held Sun
day in Spindale’s new Baptist church.
A special program is being arranged
and all former pastors will be present
and deliver short addresses. The
church is commodious and is the lat
est thing in beauty and architecture.
It cost around $40,000.
Cattle infested with tuberculosis
must soon die in Rutherford county.
The county commissioners recently
siened a contract with the United
States bureau of animal industry and
the state department of agriculture
veterinary section, to put the cam
paign on which begins abot July 15
and will continue for several months.
Dr. J. G. Sallade, assistant state vet
erinarian, was here and made the
arrangements. He interviewed many
leading citizens of the county and
found the sentiment' strong for the
The maximum amount asked from
the county is only $1,000. The cattle
infected will be condemned and kill
ed and will be paid for by the state
and federal governments, the amount
for grade animals not to exceed $50
and not over $100 for registered ani
mals. This is a great forward ste>
and will mean much for the county.
Large crowds are attending the re
vival at the First Baptist church. Rev.
h • A. Bower, pastor of the First Bap.
tixt church, Morgantqn, is doing the
preaching while E. L. Woolslangla, of
Oklahoma City, Okla., is leading the
Max Jests McAdoo
At N. Y. Convention
The North Carolina delegation made
* Rood getaway* at the National
Democratic convention in New York
through a jest of Max Gardner’s ac
cording to a story in the News and
'hserver by Jonothan Daniels. Tht*
.test was on Mr. McAdoo, for whom
he Carolina delegation is instructed,
»ini furnished the fun for Sunday. Mr.
Daniels tells it as follows:
Sunday morning Mr. Gardner and
■ » Grassatt, of Charlotte, met Mr.
an< Mrs. McAdoo and Theodore Price,
editor of Commerce and Finance, in
he lobby of the Vanderbilt hotel. The
* orth Carolinians went over and paid
their respects to the McAdoos and Mr.
Won’t you gentlemen go to church
"■>th us?” McAdoo asked.
No thank you, sir,” said Max, “We
aren t running for anything.”
liss Lois Gambel accompanied by
\,1' Mrs. Claude Mc&wain and
. Hughes motored to Morgan
Y™ Tuesd«y where Miss Gambel un
rwent a special examination at the
IT PULEE CHURCH
Two Hundred Delegates Expected To
Attend District Conference At
Polkville July 1, 2, 3.
Delegates have been appointed by
the various Methodist churches in the
Shelby district for the District Con
ference which convenes at Polkville in
upper Cleveland July 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Rev. E. M. Avett is pastor on the
Polkville circuit and the visitors will
see one of the most modern rural
churches in Cleveland county and the
handsome new parsonage recently
completed by the Polkville church for
its pastor, Mr. Avett and his farhily.
Over 200 delegates are expected to at
Dr. Forest J. Prettyman will de
liver the opening sermon at this con
ference. The business relating to the
churches in the district will be taken
up the district composing some forty
or fifty churches in the Counties of
Gaston, Lincoln and Cleveland. Bach
pastor is an ex-officio member and
every one will be present, with Presid
ing Elder C. 3. Kirkpatrick presiding
over the meetings.
New Bottling Plant
Coca-Cola Bottling Company Starts
New Two-story Brick Building
On West Warren Street.
David E. Honeycutt proprietor of
the Coca-Cola Bottling company be
gan yesterday the erection of a two
story brick building 40x100 feet on
West Warren street adjacent the
Shelby Grocery company, the building
to be the new home of this bottling
plant which for the past 14 years has
been housed in the J. F. Harris build
ing on West Marion street. The build
ing will have a large basement in ad
dition to the two main floors and will
be completed in about 40 days. Ma
terial is arriving and ground was
broken Monday so the work will" be
pushed to rapid completion.
Mr. Honeycutt bought the Coca
Gola plant here 14 years ago and
since he has owned it, business has
been very gratifying. It now has a
capacity of 6,500 cases per week, each
case holding two dozen bottles. Two
thirds of the plant’s output is Coca
Cola, while the other third is compos
ed of fruit flavors and sodas. A short
time ago new machinery was added
w'hich include a Miller hydro washer
and two automatic crowning ma
chines, one a Shields and the other a
Junior which have a capacity of two
cases per minute.
Three trucks and eight men are
employed to distribute the plant's out
put, Mr. Honeycutt having all of Clev
eland county and the town of Cherry
ville as his territory. He says it has
become necessary to have larger
quarters, hence he has looked forward
to owning a home of his own for
some time and the building will be
hurried along so it can be occupied by
the middle of the summer. *
Denver, Colo., June 19.—With the
election of Victor M. Johnson, of
Rockford, 111., as its international
president and the selection of St.
Paul, Minn., forthe 1925 convention
city, the e:ghth annual convention of
Kiwanis Interational adjourned here
today. Johnson defeated John H. Mos»
of Milwaukee, in the race for the pres
idency by a vote of 951 to 365.
The selection of St. Paul for the
1925 convention city ended a bitter
contest that had been waged during
the four days of the convention be
tween St. Paul and Seattle, Wash
ington. J. Wr alter C. Taylor of Mon*
treal, and Ralph Ammerman, of Scran
ton, Pa., were elected vice-presidents
of the organization under the provis.
ions of the new constitution adopted
at the Denver meting providing for a
reduction of from three to two vice
presidents with out distinction as to
seniority At the same election Henry
C. Heinz, of Atlanta, Ga., was chosen
as treasurer for the international or
ganization. The position of secretary
HARLEY BRIDGES UNDER
CHARGES AT GAFFNEY
Harley Bridges, of Lattimore, N.
C., was brought from Shelby, N. C.,
to Gafl'ney Tuesday by Sheriff Jesse
G. Wright who lodged Bridges in the
county jail under charges of disposing
of property under lien. The warrant
against Bridges was sworn out by
Bob Owens, of Gaffney, it was said.
The property alleged to have been dis*
posed of consists of an automobile an<J
First Found In Palm Tree Section Of
County. No Danger To Cotton
During the pant week the “corn ear
worm” also known as the boll worm
was reported in several sections of
Cleveland county, for the most part,
however, in the Palm Tree section of
No. 9 township. The pest is very simi-j
lar to the army worm and is so con
sidered oftimes when found. Although
the worm is reported in the crops of
several farmers County Agent Law- ]
rence says that the farmers should not!
be alarmed as the worm is not as de-1
^tractive as the weevil and is more
Farmers in the Palm Tree section j
reporting the corn er.r worm included
L. E. Lee, John Philbeck, Leroy Ives
ter and A. Y. McMurry. There Is gen
erally an outbreak of the worm each,
season, but a controlling factor is the
parasitic fly. The fly lays an egg on j
the worm, says the county agent,
which hatches into a grub that enters
and kills the worm. The best and most
convenient method of controlling the
worm, he further said, i» by poisoning
with calcium arsenate. “Farmers
whose crops are invaded should not
become alarmed but use calcium ar»
senate which will wipe out the pest,”
declared Mr. Lawrence.
The worm originates in vetch fields
and attacks corn and cotton. Webster’s
International defines the worm as:
“The larva of a noctuid moth which
devours the bolls or unripe pods of the
cotton plant—. Also feeds on ears of
corn, and on tomatoes, beans, etc.”
High* Defeat Fart
Ozark Mill Team
Playing a benefit game here Sat
urday afternoon the local Highs de
feated the fast Ozark mill club of
Gastonia 4 to 1. It was the best game
the highs have participated in here
this year, the opposing club being
made up of semi-pros and college
stars including Huffstetler of Wash
ington and Lee, and Torrence of
The game was a hurling duel be,
tween Hoyle Lee for the Highs
and Henderson for the visitors,
with Lee having the edge of the bat
tle. The high school star gave up only
four scattered hits and whiffed six
men, while Shelby touched Henderson
for six safeties, half of them being for
extra bases. Both twirlers tightened
up in the pinches and no runner pass
ed the midway bag until after the
fifth frame. Beam, Wilson and Huff
stetler led the hitting.
Play Here Thursday.
The Highs will meet the Arlington
club, of Gastonia, here Thursday aft
ernoon in a game that should draw
a large attendance. Last week Arling
ton defeat id the Highs 5 to 0 at Gas
tonia, but the locals made a good
shewing and had given Lee errorless
support might have won. Two semi
pros well known in his section, Jake
Donaldson and Van Pelt, are with the
Arlington outfit, and Donaldson Is
scheduled to pitch here Thursday.
Many Shelby fans who have only wit
nessed the Highs in action during the
high school season should see the
state champions fight like oldtimers
against an experienced outfit like the
one to play here Thursday. Hennessa,
of last year’s squad, is playing second
and Connor has been shifted to third
with a speedy inner works as a result.
Saturday’ game: R. H. E.
Shelby _—__, _4 6 3
Gastonia ___1 4 5
Batteries: Lee and Beam; Hender
son and Davis.
Charlotte Lions At
The number of week-end visitdrs at
Cleveland Springs, Shelby’s popular
resort, was considerably increased by
the special outing there Saturday and
Sunday of members of the Lions club
of Charlotte. One hundred and eigh
teen in all, members and friends, were
registered at the hotel Saturday ev
ening. The afternoon was spent by the
Queen City visitors in a golf tourna
ment, swimming and tennis. A dinner
dance wa3 held in the evening, the
music beig furnished by the club or
chestra. The number of couples danc.
ing made it necessary to bring into
use the large dining room. Many mem
bers of the club with their wives and
families remained over for the week
With the weather warming up
there were probably more guests at
the Springs than on any previous
week end and the new rooms recently
completed were brought into use. It
wasa nnounced Monday that drive
way from the highway around the
hotel, which was recently paved and
is an added convenience to the resort,
would be opened Tuesday or Wednes
IN SEVERAL YEARS
i r -i -■
Thermometer Registers 110 in Clare
of Son’s Rays—One Horse
Dies from Overheat.
The hottest weather in many years
prevailed in this section Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, some relief com
ine last Saturday afternoon when a
‘light hreezo cooled the atmosphere.
People watched the thermometers
which of course, varied according to
location, hut the correct temperature
should he around 102 degiees. Mr. T.
W. Kbeltoft who keeps a record of
high and low temperatures is author
ity for the statement that a high re
cord for several years was establish
ed when his “Big Ben” registered 102.
Frank Hoc'y hung a thermometer on a
water crate in front of the Cleveland
Drug store Friday and it ran up to
110. Of course the glare of the sun
and the rebound from the pavement
had something to do with this high
record, hut folks have to move around
m the glare of the nun and the reflec
tion from the sidewalks, so they felt
the effects of 110 degrees. In shady
rooms where the coolest temperature
was supposed to prevail, thermome
ters registered 90 to 98 degrees.
Soda fountains wore kept busy serv
ing cool and refreshing drinks in
Shelby and both ice plants were de
livering as rapidly as possible during
the heat wave, but the cooling bever
ages only served to temporarily re
lieve the discomforts.
The most frequented place in Shel
by was the new Memorial fountain on
the court square which was recently
completed and is now flowing at four
drinking fountain*. So popular was
the fountain that people had to wait
for m drink. Folks came with jugs and
bottles to carry the “free and fresh"
home totheir families.
It was reported that a negro farm
hand living on Decatur Elmore’s plan
tation died from overheat while work
ing in the fields on Friday, but this
proved to be a mistake. Mr. Elmore
says the negro died from tuberculosis.
He came home from Chicago a short
time ago and has been confined to his
bed with this disease.
W. H. Blanton losta fine black
horse Saturday from overheat. The
horse was one of a pair which he pris
ed very highly. They were pulling a
mower in an oat field when one be
came Overheated and later died from
Three Good Films At
The Princess theatre will present
three exceptional and entertaining
films for Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday of this week with a good
booking for the remainder of the
week. Tuesday, Thomas Meighan in
"The Ne’er Do-well” portrays the
magnificent story of a man’s regen
eration. Skilfully told, splendidly
played and lavishly produced. The
ne'er-do-well that made good with his
father and the world and a picture
with tense moments and rich romance
taken from the Rex Beach novel.
A King Vidor production "Wild
Oranges,” packed with romance and
thrills will be shown Wednesday. A
kiss in the dark, a raging fire, a thrill
ing escape and then some is the vivid
and exciting story of Joseph Herg
sheimer who- gave the screen “Tol’able
David’ and the “Bright Shawl.” Stag
ed in a savage jungle and with plenty
of fight and thrill for the men and
enough romance and scenery for wo
Thursday, conics the greatest melo
drama of them all, “Nellie’, the beau
tiful model. The intimate life story
of a model bared on the screen in a
photoplay of 1,000 thrHls. Dramatic
revelations of the elite Fashion Row
and the inside story of one of the most
fascinating professions in the world,
the exotic life and pleasures of a
List Of Deeds On
File For Registration
Effort Jones and others of Cleve
land J. R. Martin and Alice O. Martin
of Cherokee county to Lizxie M.
Bright of Cherokee, 32 acres in No. 3
township in exchange for other lands.
G. W. Ware and wife to W. P. Hern
don, 1-2 acre on state highway at
Kings Mountain $200.
Laura E. Mauney admrx. F. F.
Mauney to Will Mitchem, lot in Kings
Mountain for $1,125.
Perry Roberts to Mary Roberts,
life time interest in let in Shelby for
love and affection.
I. B. Goforth to Boyd Harrelson, lot
in Kings Mountain for $51.60.
Mrs. Dovie Daniel and others to
W. C. Lattimore of Forest City three
acres in No. 7 township $100 and oth
er valuable consideration.
Wray-Hudson Co., calls your atten
tion to our special prices on Men’s
overalls. 50c saved is 50c made. Ad
Description of Floor Flans of Hand
Home New Masonic Temple With
Store Rooms, Etc.
Anent the letting of the contract
Thursday afternoon for the Masonic
building to be erected on the corner
of S. Washington and E. Warren
streets to cost when furnished and
equipped fully $100,000 and to be tha
tallest building in Shelby with four
stories and a basement, the floor
plans are, of course, interesting to tha
public. For some time the question of
a Woman’s club floor was undecided,
because the Masons did not know
whether they would provide this long
cherished convenience for the women
of Shelby, but at last the extra floo*
was provided and contract let there,
for. The Cleveland Lodge No. 202 has
250 members and when the Masonic
year closes June 24th the secretary
will have the finest report to make
to the Grand Lodge that has ever been
made by this lodge.
The building will he 60x100 feet,
four stories with a basement, erected
out of light colored pressed brick with
granite trimmings, pilasters extend
ing from the ground to the roof, giv
ing the exterior a bautiful symetrical
appearance. The building will be
steam heated, ejuipped with vacuum
cleaning system and electric passen
ger elevator. The roof will be of Bar.
The basement space is taken up by
a boiler room, storage, coal bunker
and janitor's office.
The ground floor has a lobby on the
southwest comer where there is an
entrance to the elevator and stairway
leading to the floor above. Facing S.
Washington street will be a large
store room with handsome show win
dows and plate glass front. Facing
East Warren street is another store
room about 32x60 feet with harmon
On the second floor where there
was some doubt for awhile as to what
it should be used for, is a public li
brary with reading room, toilets, cloak
room, banquet hall seating 600, serv.
ing room, storage and kitchen served
by a rear stairway. This whole floor is
a sort of public gathering place, but
more especially furnished the various
women’s dubs of Shelby. For many
years the women have planned and
looked forward to a place wich as the
Masons are providing out of the good
ness of their heart and interest in the
wholesome and uplifting things the
Shelby women are doing along many
lines. This will also be used at a ban
quet hall for the Masons who serve
refreshments at some of their gather
The third floor is divided into hal
ves, one being used as a commandery
which has not been organized in Shel
by yet, but is expected to be the next
Masonic degree offered in this town!
The othbr half is for the Chapter, that
step in Masonry above work in the
Blue lodge. Along the front of this
floor are provided side rooms which
afford every convenience in the con
ferring of degrees.
The fourth floor is devoted entire
ly to the Blue lodge with library, ex
amining room, preparation room, til
er’s office, toilet rooms, etc. The lodge
room proper will accommodate 600
people. The seats are elevated. Fum.
ishings will be in keeping with the
There will be a meeting tonight at
7:30 for the installation of officers.
C. S. Young is worshipful master, W.
V. Metcalf in the west, Carr Cline In
the south, J. Frank Roberts treasur
er, R. G. Laughridge secretary. The
other offices are appointive and will be
read out at the Installation tonight.
Martin H. Green Is
Buried On Sunday
Mr. Martin H. Green died at his
home near Rehobeth church in No. 7
township Saturday morning at the
age of 69 years following a long ill.
ness with a kidney trouble. Mr. Green
was a substantial farmer of that sec
tion whose passing is learned with
deepest sorrow to his many friends.
His remains were buried Sunday
afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Double
Springs Baptist church where he held
his membership, the ^services being
conducted by Rev. D. G. Washburn.
Mr. Green is survived by his wife who
before marriage was Miss Laura Go
forth and tive children: Sam, Frank,
William and Howell Green and Mrs.
OPPOSES TAKING FIRE
TRUCK OUT OF SHELBY
To the Editor of The Star.
What legal or moral right had the
town authorities to send the fire truck
(only one we have) to Double Shoals
to help extinguish a fire, supposed to
be the mill, but only a cottage?
Should a fire occurred while the
truck (which was bought for Shelby
only) was out of town, who would
have been responsible for damages?
Ahswer: The Town of Shelby, MOST
GET SENTENCES OF
SIX MOimiS EACH
Two Kin** Mountain Men Given Road
Terms and One Fined in the
In county recorder’s court Thurs
day Floyd Wright, aged 33, and Padua
Greene, aged 34, both of King:
Mountain, were given six month*
each on the county road* for manu
facturing liquor. Lawrence Ramsey
charged with Wright and Green was
fined $60 and costs. The three were
represented in court by Attorney J.
R. Davis of Kings Mountain.
According to the evidence introduc.
ed the three defendants with a man
by the name of Herndon, all of whom
live in Kings Mountain, had been seen
by officers going in and out of town
and when watched were followed to a
still about eight miles southwest of
the town. After watching them “make
a run' the officers arrested the three
upon their return to town. The three
plead guilty and Ramsey, only 23
years of age, was fined instead of
being sentenced to the roads owing to
his youth and on behalf of his father,
who, officers say, has been very ac
tive against liquor interests.
Kelly Smith Freed.
Saturday morning in recorder’s
court Kelly Smith, a white man of the
northern pirt of the county and form
erly of Burke and Rutherford coun
ties was acquitted by jury of the
charge of manufacturing liquor. In
May Deputy Sheriff John Ramsey and
other officers found Smith with two
negroes at a still in No. 8 township.
Smith and one of the negroes ran but
were caught and according to evi
dence one of the negroes stated that
it was his still. Smith’s version was
that he was passing and had just stop
ped when the officers arrived. Smith,
who was represented in court by At-j
torn*y D. Z. Newton, had just com.
pleted a 30-day sentence in Asheville
from Federal court, a pint of liquor
having been found upon him.
Gardner Off To Big
Democratic Pow Wow
Max Gardner left Saturday for
New York city where he goes to at
tend the National Democratic conven
tion which meets in Madison Square
Garden today to nominate candidates
for president and vice president and
draw the national Democratic plat,
form. Mr. Gardner is one of the “big
four” that is he is one of the four
delegates at large from North Caro,
lina, the other delegates be ing Gov
ernor Cameron Morrison, John W.
Dawson and Josephus Daniels. In all
likelihood Mr. Gardner will be named
as chairman of the delegation which
will make him spokesman for North
Carolina. He received a number of
letters before he left from delegates
voluntarily suggesting that he accept
this honor and pledging their support.
The North Carolina delegates will
no doubt vote for McAdoo as long as
they see there is a chance for his nom
Mr. Gardner has received a number
of invitations toattend banquets and
dinner parties which will be given to
the distinguished visitors while in the
metropolis nnd he has also received
from the police department a card en
titling him to pass the cordon of po
lice who will give him every pro
tection while there.
Mr. Thomas Mode Is
Buried Here Monday
The remains of Mr. I. Thomas Mode
arrived Monday morning over the
Southern from Greer, S. C., and were
buried at Sunset cemetery, a short
funeral service being conducted by
Rev. W. A. Murray and Rev. H. B.
Coon of Greer. Mr. Mode died in Greer
Sunday morning at 82 years of age.
Six months ago his wife died in She!,
by while on a visit to her sons and
she was buried at Sunset cemetery.
The remains of her husband were in.
terred by her side at 10:30 Monday
morning. Surviving are four sons, liv.
irtg in Shelby: W. G. Mode, Robert L.
Mode, T. 0. Mode and Z. V. Mode,
while one son J. H. Mode and one
daughter Mrs. Lamar Smith live at
Greer, S. C.
CATAWBA COUNTY MAN
PAROLED BY MORRISON
Governor Morrison has paroled fo*
the remainder of his term, T. E. Lip.
pard, who was sentenced at the July
1923 term of the Catawba county Su
perior court to 18 months in th county
Lippard has served a portion of hi?
sentence but has from time to time
received paroles from the executive
in order that he could receive treat,
ment in a hospital. The prisoner, it
was said, is still in poor health and
in need of attention at a hospital. For
these reasons, the governor stated
that he paroled the man.
Bring your sick car to Claude Jones
at King6 Place. Adv.
NEW HIGHWAY OPEN
TO AUTO TRAFFIC
Motorists Swarm Over Scenic Hoad
With Completion of Link Between
Kings Mountain and Shelby.
Cleveland county awoke Sunday
morning to find an apparently end
less stream of tourists and week-end
motorists pouring through the county
on‘the new highway, "N. C. 20” com
pleted just in time for the usual
swarm of week-end lovers of the open
trail. The completion during the week
of the link between Kings Mountain
and Shelby of the highway, one of the
best scenic roads in North Carolina,
means much to the county and almost
as much to the outside world as was
evidenced byq the heavy traffic on the
first day the detour signs were re
moved. Tfte opening was not jusi
from Shelby to Kings Mountain, or
Shelby to Charlote, but one of the
longest stretches of pavement in the
state, Shelby to Hillsboro and joins
the east with the west. Since the ar
rival of warm weather the annual
flock of visitors to the mountain sec
tion has been on and the detours and
incomplete highway have turned them
on other routes than the direct one.
Cleveland Springs, Chimney Rock,
Hendersonville and Asheville are now
at the end of an open and inviting
stretch of highway, which will be
learned with interest both by the tour
ists and the people of the countryside
through which they pass.
Sunday with the announcement
that the road was open tourists here
tofore directed by another route were
again turned this way and with the
Cleveland county people inspecting
their new road the traffic was prob
ably the heaviest ever known on any
road in the county. The road bordered
on each side with sloping and wooded
hills or rolling and fertile fields has
a semi-mountain lure that will make
the link between Bessemer, City and
Shelby famous throughout the state.
Although the paving has been com
pleted the sides adjoining the pave
ment has not been graded and is as
yet rather dangerous to travel in a
heavy traffic where one car may
forced to leave the pavement. Despite
this fact the steady "sip” of one speed
ing car parsing another was heard all
day long between Shelby and Char
lotte. In fact the highway had the ap
pearance of a busy city street with a
large number of Charlotte and Gas
tonia people, motoring to Cleveland
Springs adding to the continuous
Wreck on First Day..
The first day’s travel was marred
b ya near serious collision just beyond
the new concrete bridge over Buffalo
creek between a big Studebaker bus
on the Charlotte-Shtlby bus line and *
a Ford touring car. Both cars were
badly damaged, but reports have it
that no one was more than slightly
injured. The Ford was said to have
been driven by Mrs. Will Logan of
Kings Mountain and was coming to
wards Shelby, the bus going in the
opposite direction. One report of the
accident said that Mrs. Logan’s car
ran off the pavement on the right side
and that in turning back on the road
the cars collided. The Ford was bad
ly smashed up and the big bus was
many feet from the roadway and also
damaged about the front. Only, one
passenger was said to have been In
CONTRACTS LET FOR
NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL
Presbyterian Church to Spend About
$30,000—Little and Dudley Are
The Presbyterian church has let
contracts to J. P. Little and company
fot- the new Sunday school addition
and to J. G. Dudley for the plumbing
of same, the total cost df the Sunday
school addition with equipment and
furnishings to be about $30,000. Lit
tle’s contract for the brick addition is
$24,800 while Dudley’s contract for
the plumbing is $2,600. Work will be
gin right away and be rushed to rapid
For sometime the Presbyterian
have been discussing the new Sunday
school addition which has been greati:
needed. Plans were finally drawn am
approved at a congregational meet
ing, the plans calling for 18 Sunday,
school class rooms with an auditorium
having a seating capacity of 300. In
addition to the class rams the addi
tion will have a pastor’s study ladies
parlor, superintendent’* office, library
etc. Every convenience will be provid
ed to makefile Sunday school addi
tion modern and adequate to the needs
of the congregation which is showing
Get your gas. oils, tires, tidies,
sandwiches, cold drinks, etc., at King’s
Place. Logan and Champion. Adv.
Messrs. Jenks Clary and C. A
ton spent th« week-end in