AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS IN CLEVELAND LAST YEAR TOTALLED
OVER NINE MILLION DO! LARS—FIRST IN BUTTER; FOURTH IN COTTON.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
This Mach I* Now In Progress While
Much Has Been Completed And
Moch In Contemplation.
According to J. D. Lineberger who
keeps an eye on building operations in
Shelby, $072,000 is being invested in
business and residential property at
this time, the year 1924 establishing a
new record in building in Shelby.
While this is only a mental survey and
many smaller business houses and
homes may ba omitted inadvertently
from the list, it indicates a wonderful
development Shelby is undergoing at
this time. Construction that has been
done and is to be done this year will
reach well over the million mark, ac
cording to Mr. Lineberger who furnish- j
eS tha following list. This is only ten
tative, however. A survey is being ,
made to get a more accurate list of |
building operations in Shelby.
Beam Brothers for Fanning & Co.,
$60,000; C. S. Thompson Lumber
Plant, $10,000; Z. J. Thompson Lum
ber Plant, $40,000; Presbyterian Sun
day set oof, $50,000; llaSonie temple,
$110,000; Cocm Cola Bottliag plant,
$25,000; l$u Gardner's Garage, $40,
600; A. P. Weathers store* and apart
ments, $20,000; T. W. Hamrick Co.,
stores, $10,000; Central Methodist
eharch, $125,000; County Jail, $85,
000; County Fair, $15,000; Shelby
Candy Company store, $5,000; Caba
niss and Campbell store, $6,000; Wash
barn’s filling stations, $5,000; East
stde cotton cin, $4,000.
Chas. L. Eskridge, $30,000; Clyde
Bhort, $5,000; Gordon Dudley, $5,000;
Dr. T. 0. Grigg, $4,000; DeWitt Quinn,
$3,000; Rochel Hendrick, contractor,
$11,000; Hendrick and Kennedy, con
tractors, $11,000; T. S. Elliott, $3,000;
Durant Crowdar, $5,000; Newton and
Weathers negro tenant, $5,000; King’s
Swimming pool, $1,000; Cleveland
Springs Hotel, $5,000; Hugh Bettis,
$6,000; Mack Green, $7,000.
However General Belief is That They
Were Struck By Train
The triple tragedy at Grover late
Sunday night when three negroes.
Jim Degree, Rederick Scruggs and
"Kirt’ Mitchell, were killed was a
topic of much discussion in that sec
tion and over the county generally
this week. Many rumors and sup
positions were afloat suggesting that
the negroes met death in some other
manner than being struck by a train,
but when traced down the rumors
proved false 6r without satisfactory
origin, and the general belief now is
that the negroes were killed by the
train, as stated in the verdict of the
coroner’s jury, although the details
will probably remain a mystery for
It was reported here Tuesday that
one of the negroes examined by the
coroner later stated in Kings Moun
tain that he knew more about the
killing than he had told and that it
was not done by the train. Chief
Irvin Allen conveyed the report to
Sheriff Logan, who had the negro
examined by officers, but the negro
stuck to his first story of being with
the three other negroes until about
11:30 when they left him and pro
ceeded up the road in the direction
of where their bodies were found.
The report is thought to have had
its origin among the negroes around
Kings Mountain and as is common
with rumor gained speed and length
as passed from mouth to mouth.
Many other rumors hinting at a mys
mgnt siaugnter and of death
by lightning were heard, but all were
apparently creatures of imaginative
winds in discuasing the triple trag
Hy. For the most part Groyer peo
ple, white and colored, are of the
°pinion that the negroes fell asleep
while on the track, probably under
the influence of drink. From the
nature of the injuries it appears that
they must hare had their heads rest
'ng on the ends of the crossties or
r,n the rail between the ends of the
ties as the death blow for each was
received on the head.
degree was buried Tuesday at a
colored church near Patterson
"brings, while Scruggs was buried
Wednesday at a cemetery north of
•affney. The body of Mitchell, who.
was not a native of the Grover sec
tion, was taken to an undertaking
establishment at Kings Mountain. It
was reported at Grover Wednesday
hat the railroad had given, or would
give, $25 for the burial expenses of
each negro. As is usually the case,
curiosity and superstition attracted
many negroes to the funerals.
F ollow the crowds and eat at
Mr*. Crisp is Shocked and Confined
to Her Bed. Mrs. Maggie Rippy
Dies. Personal Mention.
Special to The Star.
Grover, July 1.—The continued
heavy rains are delaying farm work
some in this community, and some of
the farmers are reporting a promised
struggle with the grass.
The younger set are adding to'their
store of pennies and helping to sweet
en life by gathering blackberries for
the local consumers.
Mr. D. F. C. Harry is reported to
be much worse at his home here,
where he has been right sick for sev
Mr. .1. B. Ellis who was kept in most
of last week by sickness is able to be
back at his place in the hank again.
Master Robert Harris of Anderson,
S. Is U __l:*
aunt Mrs. C. M. Hardin in Grover.
I Mr. M. T. Turner is back in Grover
| *fter « trip of some time to Florida,
He reports a fine trip bat that the
I weather was rather too warm to gait
Miss Addie Moss is spending some
time with relatives in Asheville.
Mrs. C. F. Harry spent yesterday in
Charlotte and Gastonia shopping.
Mr. and Mrs. Junius Schaffner and
children of Charlotte are visiting in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Ham
I bright. We are sorry to learn that
Mrs. Schoffner has been sick for sev
Mr and Mrs p J Keeter and daugh
ter. Miss Mary Helen, spent Sunday
with relatives in Forest City.
Miss Bessie Turner and sister Miss
Lucv Turner were called to Richburg
S. C.t on account of the illness of
their sister Mrs. Virgin Martin who
is suffering an acute attack of appen
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Fdwards and
children and Miss Martha MaynRrd
of Raleigh, returned to their home thia^
morning after snending some time in
the home of Miss Meldona Living
stone. ' rCTfijp
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Moss of Gaffney,
S. C-, and daughter Mr*. Jesse Bow.
ling of Blacksburg, S. C., spent Sun
day with Mrs James Randall in Gro
Miss Kat« Lindsay, who makes her
home with Miss Meldona Livingstone
is in the hospital at Gastonia where
she underwent a very serious oper
ation several days ago. She is report
ed to be getting on as well as can be
expected considering the seriousness
of the operation.
Mrs. Maggie Francis Rippv died at
the home of her sten-son Mr. E. F7.
Ripny in the Hollv Grove community
in South Carolina last Friday and was
buried at Antioch church Saturday
afternoon, the funeral being conduct
ed by Rev. W. O. Johnson of Grover.
Mrs. Rippy who was in her 69th year,
had been a member of Antioch church
since her girlhood. She was married
to Mr. Edward Rippy in 1897 whom
she survived just four years to the
day, his death having occurred on the
27th of June 1920. Mrs. Rippy had
been an invalid for several years and
her death though a shock to the rela
tives was not unexpected. She is sur
vived by one brother Mr. John Whis
nant of Blacksburg, S. C. We extend
to the loved ones our sympathy.
| The worst electric storm of the
season struck Grover Sunday about
night. An electric discharge blew the
fuses in several homes in the north
ern end of town. The same stroke
passed through the house of Mr. S.
A. Crisp and stunned Mrs. Crisp who
was standing at an open door and
damaged the house slightly on the
rear porch. Mrs. Crisp has been con
fined to her bed since the accident but
is reported to be improving.
Mrs. R. D. Ross and little son Del
mar are spending some time in Wash
ington witn Mrs. Moss’ brother Mr.
Ideal Ice Plant To
Be Greatly Enlarged
The Ideal Ice plant owners are plan
ning to enlarge the plant to give it a
daily capacity of 34 tons of icp and
work leading to this will he started
this summer, but it is not expected
that the additional output will be
available until next summer. The Ideal
Ice and Fuel Company was started two
years ago and business has grown so
rapidly the ice plant found it neces
sary to increase its original capacity
of ten tons to fourteen tons daily.
Even now the plant’s capacity is not
sufficient to meet the requirements
of its customers and during the hot
days that prevailed during June the
Ideal found it necessary to buy ice in
Cherryville and Charlotte to supply
its customers. C. B. Cabaniss and Gus
Kendrick have charge of the local
The clown business has been recog
nized as a profession in France. The
great trouble about it is that so many
people can qualify.
COURT TO GONVENE
HERE ON JULY 21ST
List of Juror Drawn for the Hnper
ior Court Which Convenes July
tl. Judge Harding Preside*
The neat term of the Cleveland
Superior court convene* Monday July
21st with Judge W. F. Harding of
Charlotte presiding and Solicitor R.
L. Huffman of Morganton represent
ing the state in the prosecution of
criminal cases. The county commis
sioners met on Monday of this week
in special session and selected the fol
lowing jurors who are now being sum
moned by the sheriff and his deputies:
No. 1—M. S. Earls.
No. 2. Garland M. Green, Amos
Wright. C. Edgar Bridges.
No. 8.—D. Floyd McSwain, Charlie
Wright, C. Baxter Camp.
No. 4.—J. M. Bell. W A. Rtnden
hour, S. P. Goforth. C. F. TIambright,
Clarence Black, G Rastas Dixon.
N’o. 6—P. J. Kendrick, W. Perry
No. 6.—T. F. Gaffney, Sam A Ellis
Felix 0. Gee, If. A. Spangler. T. w!
Hamrick, It B. Turner, John W. Dog
No. 7—E. B. Whitaker. T. C. Brack
et, T. C. Stockton, H. C. Burras.
No. 8.—Fay Jenkins, Goran C. Pow
ell, Telns Ivester, Nixon L. Whisnant,
No. 9.—W. J, Dixon, R. B. Brackett,
J. D FaTls, W M. Glenn.
No. 10—J. H. Costner, No. 11—
No. 1.—8. J. McCluney.
No. B,—51. Dovey Moore.
No 8—Wyatt L. Harrill.
No. 4E Neisler, jr. R C. Gold.
No. 5.—W S. Huffstetler, J. E Led
No. 6.—XT. H. Arey, R. C. Doggett,
O. C. Thompson.
No. 7.—J XT. Wilson, E. G. Whita
No. 8.—Clarence E. Grigg,, John
No. 9—Herman Grigg, G. C. Hord.
No. 10.—J. F. Cook.
No. 11.—Claude Linsey.
OF METHODIST LOT
Makes Trade With J. E. Webb Grant
ing Him Privilege to Join
City Hall Wall on East
The mayor and board of aldermen
in special session this week executed
a trade with J. E.' Webb, owner of
the old Central Methodist church,
whereby J. E. Webb was sold the
privilege of joining the city hall wall
on the east for the sum of $2,000 and
the town purchases from J. E. Webb
50 feet to the rear of the old church
fronting N. Woshington street for
$5,000, making a difference of 83.000
which the town is to pay Mr. Webb.
There was some difference in the
frontage of the property and the
question arose as to whether Mr.
Webb’s new wall, if he builds, would
close the office windows of the east
side of the city hall. Feeling that a
future need will arise for more office '
space, the city officials decided to i
make this trade with Mr. Webb so !
that the city fire department can
be moved to the rear of the city
hall and the present fire station con
verted into offices. The additional
lot which the city acquires because
of this transaction gives the town
50 feet through from the Star alley
to N. Washington street with an al
ley on the entire north side. This
space could eventually be converted
into a fire department, thinks the
mayor and board, so the entire city
hall could be converted into execu
SHOW NEXT THURSDAY
Rehearsals for “Tha Folliee” big
minstrel show to be given next Thurs
day and Friday, July 10th and 11th
under the auspices of Boy Scouts,
troop No. 2 ara now going on and
a good show is assured. There will
be over 100 taking part in the var
ious special attractions featuring the
Boy Scouts, a large company of min
strel midgets, and little girls from
seven to ten years old,. A band of
civilised Indian girls in a delightful
love song, chorus and dance.
This is to be followed in Part I,
with a number from “Sis Hopkins
and her Beau Billious” with the fa
mous “Don't Argue Case” of Web
ber and Fields fame, and which will
be one of the big laughs by two of
our most gifted artists, in vaudeville
The average man of today is more
than the breadwinner—he has to pay
for the gasoline and oil, too.
The employer who never loses the
viewpoint of his employees is the one
who has the best chance to get along.
MCADOO BTILL LEADS
On the Slat ballot Thursday af
ternoon. William G. McAdoo war
atill leading the balloting in the
national Democratic convention
at New York. However the con.
ventfon remained in a deadlock
with no more hope of a nominee
than on the flrat ha'lot. The 51st
ballot gave McAdoo 112 1-2; Smith
< 328; Davia 67 1-2; Ralston 63. The
50th ballot waa featured by Ral
ston's gain of 36 votes, losing five
on the fniowing ballot.
McAdoo reached a high water
mark Wednesday' night with 505
vote« and it seemed as if the break
I might be to him, but Thursdays
balloting again decreased his le;:d
I over Smith.
IW i .. 4
LETTERS APPEAR 1
BODY OASTON CIO
Strangs Phenomenon EirRcs (iastonia
People. Mysterious Letters
Show On Flesh.
Gastonia, July 1.—People in the vi
cinity of the Winget mill are excited
over a strange natural phenomenon
which has appeared on the person of
litttla Dorothy Parrot, four-year-old
daughter of R. S. Parrot, who lives on
the York road just south of the Win
get cotton mill.
Three mysterious letters of a blood
red color appeared Saturday on the
body of the child and no reason can
be given by the father or mother as
to why the letters have appeared. The
plainly visible letter* “R I C” appear
on the flesh and appear as though
they were stamped by a rubber
stamp except that they read from
right t« left instead of left to right as
in ordinary reading matter.
Hearfhg about the curiosity from
an observer, a reporter went to the
home erf Mr. Parrot and investigated
for himself. Mrs. Parrot herself told
him th*i the child has always been a
perfect picture of health and indeed
the smiling fair haired and rosy
cheeked girl looked as well as anyone.
A bright red spot appeared on the
child’s abdefmen Sakhrday a week ago,
but aa it gave no pain, it was net no
ticed much by mother or child. How
ever last Saturday the letters ap
peared in the place where the bright
est red had shown. Little Dorothy had
been bathed and put to bed between
white sheets but several hours later
when riw awakened, she showed her
mother the letters that had appeared.
All efforts to wash the letters off
failed and the members of the family
thought perhaps that it was a kind of
nettlerash or summer heat that ap
peared in a rather peculiar formation.
Several physicians have examined the
child and they say that they can as
cribe no reasons for the letters. The
parents state that she has not had ac
cess to any kind of pajnts, neither had
she been around and lettered signs or
the like that might have left their im
print on the skin.
The letters themselves are about an
inch in height and perfectly formed.
On the upper edge, there is a kind of
scalloped effect outlined in red against
the skin. No one who has seen the
child can give any plausible reason for
the appearance of the letters and the
subject remains a mystery for the
hundreds that have seen them.
12,144,000 Bale Crop
Washington, July 2.—A cotton crop
of 12,144,000 bales this year was fore
cast today by the department of agri
The area of cotton in cultivation is
about 40,403,000,000 acres, an in
crease of 1,702,000 acres, or 4.4 per
cent as compared with the revised esti
mate of acreage in cultivation a year
The estimate acreage and condition
on June 25 by state* follows:
Virginia, acreage 92,000 and condi
tion 61 per cent.
North Carolina, 1,823,000 and 73.
South Carolina, 2,125,000 and G9.
Georgia, 3,767,000 and 75.
Florida, 111,000 and 79.
Alabama, 3,190.000 and 70.
Mississippi, 3,356,000 and 74,
Louisiana, 1,637,000 and 78.
Texas, 15,595,000 aand 70.
Arkansas, 3,058,000 and 66.
Tennessee 1,184,000 and 67.
Missouri, 453,000 and 60.
Oklahoma, 3,672,000 and 72.
California, 266,000 and 90.
Arizona, 179,000 and 92.
New Mexico, 140,000 and 80.
A11 other states 36,000 and 72.
About 140,000 acres in Lower Cali
fornia (old Mexico,) included in Cali
fornia figures but excluded from Unit
ed States total acreage.
There is more fun in pursuing hap
piness than in catching up with it.
The vale of a family tree depends
upon the quality of its branches.
Virtue wins its own rewards and a
microscope is not needed to find them.
Fourth Will he Quietly Observed in
Shelby With Fast Baseball
Game in Afternoon.
1 he "grand and glorious Fourth”
promises to be a tame affair in Shel
by and Cleveland county. No riotous
celebration is scheduled for the day,
which will be spent by the majority of
the citizens of the town in rest, auto
mobile tours, or picnics. The business
houses will be closed during the day,
offering employers and employes a
holiday to be spent a they desire
Quite a number of people have ex
pressed their intention of attending
the manioth pageant to be staged in
The prgeant there will be of a his,
torical nature depicting the history of
Gaston county and will be in eight
episode* bv eight towns from as many
sections of the county. The event is
"xnccted to attract wide attention and
take rank with anything of a similar
nature o'- r presented in the state.
To Play Lincolntnn.
i he Mg attraction locally for the
holiday crows will ho the baseball
game acheduled for 4 o’clock in the
afternoon between the strong Lincoln
ton club and the fast Shelby town
team. The game will bring to Shelby
a number of players well known In
professional and semi-profesHional
ball following the war when Lincoln
ton had one of the strongest indepen
dent clubs in the section. Among the
Lincolnton players will be ‘'Dad"
Broome, Charlie Beal and Frank Love,
stars on the speedy club Lincolnton
put out several years bnck. “Shorty”
Long, Johnny Hudson, Dick Gurley,
Tommy Harrill and “Lefty" Robinson
together with such high school stars
as Cline and Hoyle Lee will be in the
Is Getting ToO’ Many Collect Mes
sages. LW3i ItXdlo Fid*' IItar -1
Gardner in Convention
Radio owners and fans .in Shelby
have been ‘ tuning in” on the big New
York convention each night and
around each set gathers a group of
politicians and embryo politicians.
Although the results have hot been
so good and there is about as much
discord in the static as the convention
it has been possible to catch the bal
loting and announcement of results.
The balloting proceeds by states al
phabetically. The announcer on tho
platform calls the state and mim
i her of votes and the state chairman
announces how the state delegation
! votes. Following the “North Caro
jlina—24“ by the convention announc
er, local people have several times
! heard distinctly the voice of O. Max
! Gardner, state delegation chairman,
announcing the Tar Heel vote. Mr.
Gardner does not do all the announc
ing but has been heard here on sev
eral different hallots.
Wiring Max Too Much
A number of local people have
wired the Shelby man asking him
to “stick to McAdoo” and from a
story by Ben Dixon MacNeill in the
Raleigh News and Ohaerver other
people also are wiring the formet
lieutenant governor—some of them
permitting the “C.O.D.” slip to ac
company the message. Over- two
thousand dollars worth of telegrams
were received by the “down home”
folks Wednesday. Says Ben Dixon:
“Delegates grab telegrams from
home eagerly, but Chairman Max
Gardner has begun to be a little wary
of them. Just today he has got ad
vices from a home that cost him
$93.35 in cash money. He likes to
have advice and encouragement, but
when it comes that high, or in other
words, when it is sent collect, he is
beginning to feel that it would he as
well to send them by mail. He would
n’t mind paying the postage,-^
“The local papers report
delegates have left because they have
no more money to spend. Two Vir
ginians back of the Tar Heel delega
tion were computing the cost of the
shindy to the delegates today, and
thcv arrived at the conclusion that
$500,000 alone would not cover the
actual daily running expenses of the
delegates. The convention itself
costs some, and the candidates still
have money for judicious uses.”
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Rush Ham
rick Thursday morning, a fine son.
Mrs. Bob Laney of Monroe, who is
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John R. Dover, had as her delightful
week end guests here schoolmates,
Mrs. A1 Thomas of Charlotte and
Miss Adele Cross of Clarksville, Tenn.
Mrs. Frank Love, of Lincolnton, is
also a guest of the hospitable Dover
IM COMF11 TO
Leave Sunday Morning for Two
Weeks Knrnmpment at Camp
(Jlenn, Morehead City.
The Cleveland Guards, Co., K, 120th
infantry of the North Carolina Na
tional guard, will leave Shelby Sun
day morning on a special train over
the Seaboard for,Camp Glenn, More
heud City, on the coast, where they
will be in camp and hold annual rifle
practice for two weeks. The local
company is well trained and is expect
ed to make a (food showing at Camp
Glenn, already having a high rating
in the national guard unit.
The company will hold check for
mation and load baggage about 1
o’clock Saturday afternoon, prior to
entraining at 5 o’clock Sunday morn
ing. At Charlotte two other compan
ies, the howitzer company from Gas
tonia and Company F. of Charlotte,
will board the train. The roster of the
company is made up of three commis
sioned officers and 77 non-commission
ed officers and men, and is as follows:
Captain, Peyton McSwain; First
Lieutenant, Michael H. Austell; Sec
ond Lieutenant, Henry C. Long.
First sergeant, Claude M. Connor;
Supply sergeant, James M. Poston;
Mess sergeant. Ernest H. Johnson.
Sergeants Richard II. Branton,
Dwella L. Grant, William K. Hardin,
Grover C. Green, Rufus E. Sparks.
Corporals: Veldee P. Wise, Robert
N. Hawkins, Holland McSwain, Clar
ence F. Leonard, Arlo McFarland,
Fred W. Noblitt, Clarence W'illiams,
Marion G. Faker.
Privates first class: Junius W. Au
ten, Wm. D. Babington, jr., Wm. F.
Bumgardner,, Clive V. Harrill, Frank
L. Hoyle, jr., Eubert L. Irvin, Arthur
U. McKee, Clarence M. Morrison, Jas
A. Morrison, Guy H. Roberts, Robt. L
Rudasill, Claude D. Self, Floyd V.
Tate, Paul D. Weathers, Paul H. Wise
Privates: Paul G. Allen, John A.
Anthony, jr., Esley N. Barnette, Bry
an Beam, Vilas L. Bobbitt, Clarence
L. Boyles, Paul V. Branton,, Chivus L.
Byers, Marion Champion, William Col
quitt, Mack O. Cook, George B. Ded
mon, Alton P. Ellis, Grady G. Green,
Happy Heafner, Lee R. Heafner,
Paris Heafner, Paul F. Hendrick, Loj
S. Hoffman, Boyce W. Humphries,
Herschell J. Jones, Robt. L. Kendrick,
Thomas C. Kerr, Dewey Kuykendall,
Jerry Laughridge, Charles C. Lever,
James E. Lowery, Gerald F. McBray
er, Clyde McDaniel, William O. Mc
Intyre, Thaddeus McSwain, Benjamin
Palmer, Yates Paxton, Lane C. Price,
John A. Pruett, Gilbert Ridenhour, J.
A. Roberts, Killian D. Roberts, Benj.
F. Spake jr., John F. Sparks, Spur
geon Vaughan, William E. Weaver,
Paul Webb, Franklin B. Williams,
Stephen F. W'oodson.
As an incentive to the enlisted
men of Company K, a number of
local business houses are offering
prizes to those making the highest
mark on the rifle range at Camp
Glenn. Six prizes are offered to be
awarded the enlisted men making the
six highest marks in the Cleveland
Guards. Officers will not compete
for these prizes, which are: Five
dollars, by First National Bank,
five dollars by Cleveland Bank and
Trust .Company, one straw hat by
Wray-fludson Company, Gillette or
Auto Strap razor by Washburn Com
pany, two pair silk hose by W. L.
Fanning Company, and one shirt by
P. C. Gardner Locates
For Practice Of Law
r. Cleveland Gardner has located
in Shelby with offices of the Royster
building for the practice of law. He
has moved to Shelby from Gastonia
where he was located for about six
months, coming to North' Carolina
from Oklahoma where he practised
for a number of years after his grad
uation at the University of North
Carolina. Mr. Gardner is a native
of Cleveland county, a son of the late
L. 9. Gardner of the Beam’s Mill sec
tion of Cleveland county. His ade
quate preparation and experience of
several years at practice has equipped
him well for his profession and his.
many friends of Cleveland bespeak
success for him here.
AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
The pastor. Dr. Lemons, has been
in Raleigh all this week attending a
conference with the State Mission
Board. He will preach at the morn
ing hour and at 6:00 P. M. the quar
terly communion service will be held.
Union service for the entire town
at the Presbterian church at 8:00 P.
M. with Dr. Lemons doing the preach
ing. Mr. Pippin, the assistant pastor
and director of the choir has arrived
and will have charge of the music
Sunday morning. Sunday school at
9:45 and a class for you. You are
invited to all these services.
Give your cook a vacation and eat
at Heavy's Cafe.
HALF HOLIDAY A
WEEK FOR SHELBY
Stores and Business Houses to Close
Thursday Afternoons During
July and August.
Following n custom of several years
I Shelby mercantile establishments and
, business houseB will close on Thursday
afternoons for the months of July and
August. Surrounding towns have al
ready started a half holiday each
week, but it was not known until re
cently whether Shelby business men
would again decide on the “Thursday
afternoon off’ Recently the Woman's
club became interested in the move
ment and following its endorsement
by the Kiwanis club a petition was
circulated among the business houses,
the majority of whom were in favor
of the half day vacation and signed
the agreement to close after 1 o’clock
each Thursday afternoon during the
This plan, coming at a season when
business is inclined to be slack, af
fords a short vacation and breathing
spell each week for employer and
employe. The “half holiday period”
begin Thursday July 10, and the cit
izens of the. town and county should
take note of the fact so as to be pre
pared for the one afternoon each week
when the business section of the town
is closed up.
Merchants signing the petition in
W. L. fanning & Co., Efirda Dept.
Store, Wray-Hudson Co., Ceph Blan
ton, Gilmer’s Inc., Basil Goode, Par,,
agon Furniture Co., Electric Service
Co., M. Black. Roses 6, 10 and 25c
Store, John M. Best Furniture Co
J. D. Lineberger’s Son, Washburn &
Co., Cleveland Bank and Trust Co.,
Piggly Wiggly, A. and P. Tea Co.,
Cash Grocery Store, M. A. M^Swain
and Son, E. G. MorriBon, First Na
tional Bank, Union Trust Co., Shelby
B. and L. Association, Insurance De
partment Union Trust Co., Paul Well
mon, Arcade Furniture Co., T. W.
Hamrick Co., Piedmont Grocery Co.,
Home Provision Co., Shelby Hdw. Co.,
Nix and Lattimore, Oscar O. Palmer,
Campbell Dept. Store, T. P. Eskridge,
J. C. McNeely and Co., W. A Pendle
TO GET m L1C0BE
To Date the Local Bureau Has Is
sued 2,769 Plates—Only
Those who failed to secure their
new automobile license number plates
by July 1st as required by law, have
been granted an extension of time.
Secretary of State W. N. Everett has
wired every auto license bureau in
the state announcing that a fifteen
day extension has been granted be
cause of the inability of the 24 state
bureaus to handle the business in the
required length of time.
Mr. YV. \V. Hoey, in charge of the
bureau at Eskridge garage, announc
ed yesterday that he had issued
2,769 auto numbers and collected ap
proximately f40,000, but he is just a
little over half through the job.
There are over 4,000 motor vehicles
in Cleveland county and practically
all of these are buying license num
bers from the local bureau, while
many auto owners are coming froita
The local bureau will be closed July
4th by order of the Secretary of the
State and no numbers will be issued
today because of the holiday, but Mr.
Hoey will open again Saturday morn
ing and start on the last lap of his
long and strenuous job. Every day
the local bureau has been crowded
witjj people in waiting. Some have
been disappointed by not being waited
on by closing time at 5 o’clock in tha
afternoon, but Mr. Hoey with his as.
sistants are doing everything in their
power to issue the license plates as
fast as possible, at the time having
a regard for accuracy in keeping the
BISHOP HORNER AT
EPISCOPAL CHURCH 6th
Bishop Horner of the Asheville
diocese will conduct the services at
the Shelby Episcopal church Sunday.
Celebration of the holy communion
at 7:30 a. m. Morning prayer and
sermon at 11 o'clock. A cordial wei.
come is extended to all visitors.
—Rains Continue—The continued
rains and cool weather are working
to the detriment of the cotton crop
in Cleveland and giving the farmers
much concern. Small grain, such as
wheat and oats have been under har
vest, but the rains have damaged
these crops and interfered with har
There is a reason why so many eat
at Heavy’s Cafe. Try to find it. *