SHELBY BUSINESS HOUSES AND BANKS WILL BE CLOSED EACH THURSDAY AFTERNOON DURING THE SUMMER. SHOP OTHER DAYS
r “ ’ a « . _ _
Of This Paper Is Greater
Than The Population Given
Shelby In The 1920 Census
VOL. XXXII, No. 65
RELIABLE HOME PAPER
Of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Farming Section.
Modern Job Department.
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 1924
$2.00 A YEAR IN^tDVANCE
List of Teachers Announced by City
Superintendent Griffin. Record
of New Teachers.
The Shelby cit yschnols will open on
Monday, September 15, according to
an announcement made this week by
Citv Superintendent I. C. Griffin, who
j, now engaged in summer school
work at Chapel Hill. A general teach
ers meeting will be held at 9 o’clock
in the morning, and the pupils will bo
railed to meet in their respective
buildings at 2 o’clock in the after
noon (or organization, classification,
and assignment of lessons.
The following teachers have been
selected and have accept 'd for the
Central School—Grades 1 to fi.
Miss Agnes McBrayer, principal
first; Miss Ettalie Moses, second;
Miss Bessie Clark, third; Mrs. Jes
sie Ramsaur, fourth; Miss Vera Ben
nett, fifth; Miss Mary Gidney, first;
Miss Ru h Dry, sixth.
Marion School—Grades 1 to 6.
Miss Laura Cornwell, first; Miss
Mary Griffin, third; Miss Margaret
Moore, fourth; Miss Jane Moseley,
principal, fifth; Miss Sue Norman,
Becond; Miss Lucy Hamrick, fourth.
Mrs. Beuna Bostick, principal first;
Miss Lucile Nix, first; Miss Mary
Hardy, second; Miss Pearl Knott,
fiflh; Miss Maude Wilkins, sixth,
Miss Margaret Anthony, second; Mis.-,
Grace Reid, third; Mrs. M. Connor,
Junior High School.
Miss Selma Webb, principal, sev
enth; Miss Ruby Thorne, eigthth; Miss
Gladys Smith, seventh; Miss Hart
Senior High School.
Mr. J. II. Grigg, principal, Miss
Pauline Edwards, Miss Alma Peeples,
Mr. H. M. Davis, Mr. W. S. Buchanan, '■
Mr. C. L. Weathers, Miss Margaret
Edmunds, Miss Erma Johnston, Miss
Mary Keller, Miss Aileen Gramling,
Mr*. W. J. Roberts, Miss Margaret
McKinnon, Mr. Roy Morris.
A. W. Foster, sixth and ninth; R.
C. Cabiness, fourth and fifth; Anna
Cox, third; Dorcas Williamson, sec
ond; Mrs. A. W. Foster, one. Lillie
Holloway, home economics.
Introducing New Teachers.
As will be noted there are several
new teachers added to the list. These
new teachers take places of former
teachers who have married and new i
positions created to take care of the
increase in enrollment anticipated for
the new year.
Miss Mary Gidney was educated at
the Greensboro College for Women
and has taught successfully for two j
years in the Kings Mountain city !
schools. Miss Gidney comes very high- j
ly recommended by Superintendent
Irvin and the school authorities in
Miss Ruth Dry is a graduate ot the |
North Carolina College for Women |
and has been teaching for several
years in the Concord city schools. She
taught this summer in the state ap
proved summer school in Lenoir col
Miss Sue Norman is a graduate of
Salem college and has taught suc
cessfully in High Point, Kinston and j
Winston-Salem. She has spent the
summer traveling in California and
other western states.
Miss Lucy Hamrick has been for
several years a successful teacher in
South Shelby, where her work has
been very much appreciated by the
patrons and school authorities.
Miss Matilda Lattimore graduated
from the North Carolina College for
Women. Since her graduation, she has
taught in the Waco high school. Miss
Lattimore made a good record at col
lege and also as teacher in Waco.
Miss Margaret Anthony received
her training at Winthrop college and
taught successfully at Morganton.
She takes the place of her mother who
resigned on account of her health.
Miss Grace Reed graduated from
Hue West College for Women and
has taught one year in Saluda. Miss
Reed takes the place of Miss Matti
son as grade teacher and public school
niusic teacher in the LaFayette school.
Mrs. Connor graduated from Greens
boro College for Women and has had
s great deal of successful experience
in teaching. She was once in the Shel
h.v schools but resigned at the time
of her marriage. She taught last year
>n South Shelby.
Miss Gladys Smith'graduated from
Winthrop college and for the last four
years has taught successfully in the
Monroe high school. Her superinten
dent and board of education recom
mend her in the highest terms.
Miss Hart Sheridan is a graduate
of Lander college and has taught for
several years in Rockingham and
^ tatesville. She made a splendid re
tord 'n both schools and comes to us
'ery highly recommended.
• Itss Aileen Gramling is a graduate
0 the University of South Carolina
People in Life *
Thursday, following a revival *
at I- irst Broad Baptist church, *
* Golden Valley township, Ruth- *
erford county, Rev. Houston Har- *
* rill, an 82-year-old minister, bap- •
tied 2.> people. At the conclusion *
of the baptismal rites he announc- *
’ ed that the 23rd made a total of *
* 1,800 people he had baptized in his *
career as a minister, according to *
* information given The Star by *
Messrs. J. D. and \V. R. Rage, of *
that section. This is an unusual *
number of people for one minister *
to baptize and is thought to be a •
record in this entire section, if *
* not the surrounding country. •
One of the 2.'! baptized, was a *
lady 70 years of age, it is said, •
who professed religion some 40 •
years ago, hut had not been bap- •
tized until last Thursday. The *
* aged minister, who lives near *
Forest City, is known by older *
* residents here. *
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The 200 remaining shares of fair
stock will be sold this weekt provided
those interested put forth a little per
sonal effort. A “personal contact”
drive will be staged and it is expected
that the remaining $4,000 will be eas-[
ily raised. Every fair official, business;
man, farmer, and citizen of Cleveland ;
interested in the county's first big!
fair, will this week make of everyone I
they come in contact a prospective i
purchaser, with the idea of scattering!
as much as. possible the 200 shares yet j
There are a number of people over!
the county who have not purchased !
fair stock, but would do so if asked. It
is impossible to make a canvass of the
entire county and those who wish a
share or more of stock should mail;
their check to the fair secretary this
week, before this allotted amount is !
raised. Dr. Dorton, secretary of the
Fair association, announces that farm
ers and others too busy to see him per
sonally about fair stock may mail
their checks to him or leave them with
any bank or business house in town '
and that stock will be issued. One
bank alone last week sold $860 worth I
of fair stock and with all those inter
ested in the fair, putting forth a little
extra effort this week all the money
needed for the fair should be raisd.
Hazel Hunt Case is
Continued in Gaston
The case against Hazel Hunt, a
medical tudent and son of Mr. J. F.
Hunt, formerly of Casar, now living
at Spindale, charging him with run
ning down and killing a small child at
Cherryville two weeks ago, was con
tinued Saturday when the preliminary
hearing was held. It was decided to
refer the matter to the grand jury for
investigation as to the responsibilitj
for the accident which resulted in the
death of a child which attempted to
cross the street at Cherryville in front
of a car driven by young Mr. Hunt.
John Carpenter, solicitor from Gas
tonia was present to prosecute Mr.
Hunt while Clyde R. Hoey of Shelby
had been retained by the defense.
Hunt is out on $500 bond.
and has taught successfully in Selma,
Clinton, and Lumberton. For the last
two years she has been high school
principal in the city schools of Lum
berton and she has had splendid suc
cess as teacher.
Mrs. W. J. Roberts is in'no sense of
the term a new teacher for she not
only has been high school principal
of the Shelby high school but has
taught for several years as a regular
teacher. For sometime Mrs. Roberts
has been substitute teacher in the
high school and her work was so sat
isfactory that she has been prevailed
upon to accept full time work.
Miss Margaret McKinnon graduat
ed this year from North Carolina col
lege for Women and comes to take the
place of Miss Rebecca Cushing. Miss
Cushing made such a high record as
teacher of home ecoonmics that the
state department of education pro
moted her to the position of assistant
supervisor of home economics teach
ing in North Carolina. Miss Cushing
is taking a special course in super
vision in Columbia University this
summer. Miss McKinnon is well quali
fied to take up the work that Miss
Cushing has carried on so successful
Mr. Roy “Casey” Morris graduated
last June from the University of
North Carolina. As is generally
known, he holds an enviable recprd as
an athlete and hig name is familiar
wherever there are people interested
in athletics. Mr. Morris comes to
take up the work of Mr. Gurley, who
has been promoted to the position of
coach in Lenoir college.
Further detail notes relative to text
books, etc., will be published later.
Kiwanian* (Jet Bracin'? Farm Talk,'
Religious Advice and “Pepping
up" About Coming I nlr.
I he Kiwanis club at th« meeting
held last Thursday evening encoun
tered a program of variety—one of
optimism, religious and boosting the
county. Rev. C. O. Smith, Philadelphia
pastor vacationing here, furnished the
religious features; William Lineber
ger, the boosting in a county fair talk;
and O. Max Gardner, the optimism in
the form of a prediction of good crops
this year as well as good prices.
Oliver S. Anthony, program chair
man for the “dull month” followed his
initial plan of a surnrise speech
meeting, which again met with the ap
proval of the club. Mr. Lineberger in
telling how he raised of fair
stock in four days urged fellow mem
bers to take a lit'le time off, put forth
a little effort and heln the first fair :
start off free of debt this fall by see
ig that the remainder of the stock
is subscribed. "It’s easy,” he declared,
“after the bank devoted its advertis
ing space to selling shares in the fair
a number came in voluntarily and
took many shares, remarking that
they would have cjone so Ibng before
had they the opportunity or the ask
ing. If every man here mentions a
share or several shares to the people
that come in their place of business
this week the remainder of the $5,
000 wanted can he sold this week.
There are many people in various sec
tions of the county and right here in
Shelby who have not been asked to
take a share and many of them want
to, and will if asked.”
Predicts .35,000 Bales.
“A short time ago,” Mr. Gardner
opened, “ there was a rather blue out
look over Shelby and the county—
prospects for the cotton crop were
not encouraging, but now things have
brighten up and if something un
locked for does not yet befall the
crops we may look for one of the
best years in the county’s history, for
with a good cotton price and a good
crop the entire county will enjoy pros
perity. From the present outlook I
predict around 35,000 or 40,000 bales
and personally would say the price
will be around 25 or 30 cents. The peo
ple of this county have never
been as depressed as residents of oth
er cotton counties and have no oc
casion to do so now. The brighter out
look is already bracing things up. as
it should. Along with more prosperity,
we must not overlook one thing—
Shelby to continue a normal growth
must have more industry, more pay
rolls and other sources of employment.
These are necessary to the develop
ment of any town and Shelby must
keep her stride for the next few
years. Last year we added some indus*
try and we must not let this year slip
by without at least equaling the work
of 1923.” Mr. Gardner addressed Mr.
John R. Dover that the club might
call on him to build another cotton
mill, and the ‘Barkis is willin’,” reply
of Mr. Dover seemed to express the
sentiments of the club.
Rev. C. O. Smith in his talk, which
was limited by time made it plain to
Kiwanis that a preacher can be a
good fellow and still stay within his
time limit, and moreover he possessed
a manner of mentioning religious
things that appeals to business men.
“Our present-day religion here in
America is a ‘Sunday suit religion’.
We adjust our religious ideas and
thoughts with the donning of the Sun
day best, when religion, the real re
ligion, should permeate every act of
Plans for a picnic were again' dis
cussed by the club, but further than
that it was decided to make it a “fam
ily affair,” nothing definite was done,
although it is likely the picnic will be
held within the next two weeks, prob
ably this week.
Former Shelby People
Knew of Kid McCoy
Reecntly press dispatches carried
the story of another sensational trag
edy in Los Angeles which centered
around “Kid” McCoy, famous prize
fighter. The next day a dispatch from
Gastonia stated that McCoy, who was
married almost a dozen times, was
married there in 1911 to a Paris wo
man. The minister who performed the
ceremony, Rev. George D. Herman,
at one time lived in Shelby, and one
of the witnesses, Mrs. Ches Abernethy
who now livea in Vidalia, Ga., is the
daughter-in-law of Mr. T. H. Aber
nethy, of this place, and the sister-in
law’ of Paul Abernethy of The Star.
It is said that McCoy carried;* big
roll at the time of his marriage in
Gastonia and offered to pay a consid
erable sum to keep the new’s of his
marriage out of the papers but failed
to do so.
Molasses making time is about
here and O. E. Ford Co., has the cane
millsi evaporators and furnaces. Ad
City Subscribers, If *
You Miss Your Paper *
City subscriber# will please *
phone The Star office, telephone *
No. 11, if your paper fails to *
come for any reason. We have *
four small carrier boys, each one *
covering one of the four wards of '•
the town, inside the corporate lim- *
its. They do not know the names *
of the people very well so now •
then they overlook a subscriber *
who should receive a Star each *
Monday and Thursday aflenoon. *
We have no way of knowing *
"hath r your paper reaches you *
regularly unless you report miss- *
ing copies to The Star. C mi plaint* *
" ill he promptly at ended to and ’
the missing copies supplied as •
soon as possible after the corn- *
plaint is made. »
Don’t miss your paper several * ,
tim'-s before you make a com- *
plaint. Phone or call promptly and * j
the carrier boy will be sent to de- *
liver the same. •
700 People Bird Ashing that Corpor
ate Limits of Shelby be Extend
ed Three-quarters Mile.
Petitions are out for the signatures
of voters in Shelby and proposed en
larged territory asking Senator Sam
C. Lattimore and Representative J. R.
Davis to provide for the extension of
the corporate limits of the town of
Shelby at the special session of the
general assembly. The agitation for ex
tension has been under way for sev
eral years and sentiment seems to be
strongly in favor of it, but no def-j
inite steps were taken until last Thura
day night when there was a called1
meeting of local business men held
after the Kiwanis mee'ing at Cleve
land Springs when it was decid</. to
draw up and circulate petitions for,
the signature of voters, petitioning the
representatives from this county to|
provide for the extension of the town
limits a distance of three-quarters ot1
a mile so if favorable action i9 taken
on the petition the diameter of Shelby
will be a mile and a half.
The petitioafe were mailed Monday
afternoon to the representatives in
Raleigh with 800 or more names, j
Those who circulated the petitions say !
that more names could have been se- j
cured if they had more time to work.
Old Monazite t
The old monazite house near the j
Belmont Cotton mill in South Shelby;
wa.s destroyed by fire of unknown ori
gin about 5 o'clock Saturday morning.
The fire threatened the “shanty" cars'
occupied by Lem Conner and his
Southern railway bridge crew, but the
cars were moved away and saved. Th£
old monazite house was a frame build
ing much dilapidated. It contained sep
arator machinery, several electrical
motors, desks, etc., the original cost
of which was $10,000 or $12,000 and
owned by the Carolina Monazite Co.,
a New Jersey concern which at one
time was a domestic corporation with
L. A. Gettys in charge, but the char
ter was surrendered some years ago
when the monazite industry in this
section was abandoned.
Three Baseball Games
Here During Week
Shelby \\ HI Flay Gaffney, Bessemer
City and Lincolnton. “Lefty”
Robinson Succeeds Gurley.
Local fans will this week have the
opportunity of witnessing three games
on the local park, according to an an
nouncement made Monday. The first
game will be on Thursday with Lin
colnton furnishing the opposition in
the third and deciding game between
the two clubs. On Friday, Bessemer
City will play here, while the Gaffney,
S. C., outfit will return for a game on
Saturday. Wednesday the locals will
'play Gaffney in Gaffney.
Since the departure of Dick Gurley
for work connected with his coaching
position at Lenoir college, “Lefty’
Robinson, well known in semi-pro cir
cles, will manage the local club. Rob
inson announces that one or two
changes will likely be made and a
new hurler added to the staff. It is his
intention to play four or five games
each week, three of them here if pos
Defeat West Hickory.
In a loosely played game here Sat
urday afternoon Shelby defeated
West Hickory 11 to 5. Bobbles and
miscues by both clubs marked the con
test, although at times the game took
interesting turns. The hitting of Ar
rowood, Shelby left fielder, was the
TRY STAR WANT ADS.
R. C. HICKS
Wife of Well Known Dentist Dies—Isl
Buried With New Born Infant in
Her Arms—Talented Musician
Mrs. R. C. Hicks, wife of Dr. R. C.j
Hicks, prominent dentist of Shelby,:
died Friday evening at her home on
X. LaFayette street following an;
illness of about six weeks during
which time she received the most |
skillful medical attention, the news}
of her dea h being learned with great
sorrow to her host of friends through
out this and Mecklenburg counties.)
Her remains were buried Sunday af
•ernnon at J o’clock in Sunset C’em-I
etory here, the funeral being conduct
ed from the Central Methodist church
of which she was a beloved member
by her pastor. Rev. A. L. Stanford,
assist"d by Rev. Dwight Brown of
Gastonia. In her arnu was her new
born info: t. born on Friday morning,
making the dea h a double tragedy.
A grat crowd attended the funeral
services, many friends coming over
from Charlotte where she was born
November -2nd, 1895 and was a most
p< pu'ar young lady in tier girlhopd,
standing high in social and music
circles of the Queen City.
Mrs. Hicks was most talented in
vocal and ins rumental music and a
valued member of Central Methodist
Choir where she was often heard in
solo parts. Before marriage she taught
music in a number of institutions and
"o' admired and loved bv all her pu
pils. On December 20th 1919 she was
married to Dr. Hicks and since living
in Shelby where her husband practices
dentistry, she has endeared herself to
all with whom she came In contact.
She was a member of a number of so
cial and civic clubs and the abundance
of floral offerings attested the high
esteem in which she was held.
Mrs. Hicks is survived by her hus
band, a three year old son Robert
Shields, her parpntr., Mr. and Mrs.
C. C. Harmon, 1005 E. Boulevnrd,
Chariot1 e ,a sister, Mrs. Harris B.
Gier, a brother, Paul V. Harmon, all
The following were active pall
bearers; Dr. James McBrayer, Frank
E. Hoey, Gene Schenck, Paul Wel
mon, John McKnight, Thad C. Ford.
Honorary pall bearers: Earl Honey
cutt, W. N. Dorsey, Earl Hamrick. O.
Elam, J. D. I.ineberger, S. E. Hoey,
W. I- Fanning, I)r. Pitt Beam, E. G.
Morrison, C. R. Hoey, Carl Webb and
Dr. J. R. Osborne.
Flower bearers were: Miss Mary
Harris, Mesdames William McCord,
Ben Suttle, Gene Schenck, J. D. Line
berger, Jud Jones, Oren Hamrick, W.
C. Harris, D. Z. Newton, Jack Pal.
mer, Clyde Short, Frank E. Hoey*
Joe Nash and Hugh Mauney.
Organization Includes Shelby and
Hickory Stores With Headquar
ters in Shelby.
An amendment tothe charter of W.
L. Fanning and Co., authorized the in
crease in the capital stock from $50,
000 to $100,000 as a result of which
the W. L. Fanning and Co., has taken
over under the same management the
Fanning Department store at Hickory
both stores be run with headquarters
in Shelby with George A. Hoyle, sec
retary-treasurer. At a recent meeting
of the stockholders W. L. Fanning was
elected president, Joe Nash vice pres
ident, Geo. A. Hoyle, secretary-treas
urr. Mr. Hoyle who has been at Hick
ory will remai nhere. D D Wilkins and
Summie Spangler have also acquired
stock in the Fanning company and
are actively identified with the busi
ness. Both Hoyle and Wilkins are ex
perienced merchants who operated for
a number of years in the present lo
cation of this store under the firm
name of Hoyle and Wilkins, so they
feel very much at home.
The Hickory store, one of the larg
est department stores there was a
partnership owned by George Hoyle,
W. L. Fanning and H. Craig Harrel
son until it was reecntly taken ovet
by the W. L. Fanning Co., and the two
stores, will hereafter be operated undet
the same capital.
It is expected that the local Fan
ning store will move into new build
ing about September 15th.
MAY BOOK VAUDEVILLE
FOR PRINCESS THEATRE
Mr. Enos L. Beam, one of the pro-,
prietors of the Princess theatre who
is on a business trip to New York and
other northern points, has gone in the
interest of the theatrical business. He
hopes to secure some of the biggest
attractions that are coming South
during the winter and next spring.
While away he will negotiate for a
Keith franchise for the winter and
spring provided these attractions are
not prohibitive in price. At any rate
he is looking after the best bookings
of pictures that will be available and
promises some extra good attractions
for the coming season.
Mrs. Ledford Is
Following the celebration Fri
day August 8, of the 102nd birth
anniversary of Mrs. Susan Grigg
near Three County corners, it was
stated that Mrs. Grigg was the
oldest woman in the county, but
since that time The Star has
learned that “Aunt N'ellie" Led
ford, who lives with her grand
daughter, Mrs. Andrew Lee, near
Lawndale, is some months older.
Mrs. Ledford, the widow of Bob
Ledford, an old-time Methodist
circuit rider was 102 years of age
on January 1, this year, which
makes her seven months and eight
days older than Mrs. Grigg. Our
informant, W. Covington, better
known through his 82 years ns
“Bill,” is no youngster himself.
Mrs. Ledford injured her hip in
a fall some years ago and ia un
able ot walk, but with this excep
tion enjoys good health and has a
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S'ot Admitted To fell Floor, Hut
Converse Briefly With Fhilbeck
Another unusual feature developed
in Francis-Philbedk matter lust week,
when it was learned that Francis and
his wife visited at the county jail
Saturday afternoon. Just what their
mission was is not known, but officers
verify the report that Mr. and Mrs
Francis were at the jaii for a short
time during the afternoon. No officer
was present, it is said, and they were
not admitted to the jail, it being the
desire of Mrs. Francis, it was furthei
reported, to see some of the female in
mates. However, not being admitted it
is said, that they conversed with Sloan
Philbeck from the outside of the jail,
Mrs. Francis, others at the jail de
clared, told Philbeck that they would
be back this week, when Deputy
Sheriff Jerry Runyans could come
along and let them upstairs.
So far Philbeck has failed to se
cure bond although there are a num
ber of reports that bond will soon be
raised. A bond has been prepared in
the office of the clerk of court for 10
men to sign and one, Billy Lowery,
has already signed on the condition
that nine others sign. These nine, ac
cording to reports, will be composed
of men about Earl and business men
With the exception of the visit of
Mr. and Mrs. Francis to the jail where
the man charged with eloping with
Mrs. Francis is confined, nothing fur
ther has developed. Domestic relations
in the Francis home at Earl seem to
be hack on a normal basis, people of
the village say.
Morrison Finds Ruby
Mine in Rutherford
Mr. E. G. Morrison, prominent local
jeweler reports the discovery of n
wonderful ruby mine in Green Hill
township Rutherford county. He
chanced upon the location of the perils
when a negro sent him a quantity for
examination. On Friday of last week
he went to personally inspect the
place they were found and there on
the surface of th ground he picked
up a quantity of red rubies in rough
state. He thinks by some prospecting
the real vein can be located and some
valuable gems unearthed.
Speaking of rubies Mr. Morrison
says: “Very few people know what
these gems of deep dlch red, or better
known as the Pigeon blood variety,
rank above diamonds in point of
value. Ruby is next to diamond in
point of hardness. Corundum is the
family in which ruby belongs, the
violet color being oriental amethyst,
the blue variety being oriental sap
phire and the red variety being ruby
which is the most valuable. The crys
tals found in Rutherford county are
red and some in the rough may be seen
at Morrison’s jewelry store.”
BATHING BEAUTIES ON AT
PRINCESS THURSDAY 22.
“The Temple of Venus," the big Ot
to production featuring Mary Phil
hin and Phyllis Haver along with
hundreds of other bathing beauties
will be on at the Princess theatre on
Thursday. This is a great scenic
story of youth and romance, delightful
dancers and bevies of bathing belles.
Tuesday, “The Code of the Wilder,
ness,” a thrilling picture of the burnt
grass country, is the special feature,
while Wednesday, the Princess will
present Pete Morrison in “Daring
Danger” a filni-you can’t help but like.
Mr. Hugh P. Hoyle was a Gaffney
visitor Sunday. —- - -
Mr. O. E. Ford is visiting at Madi
son, the guest of her sister, Mrs.
eras TO MEET
IT D0U6EE SPRINGS
(Kings Mountain Association Date Oc
tober 1st and 2nd and Meets
Where it Mas Organized.
The Kings Mountain Baptist asso
ciation meets this year with the Dou
ble Springs Baptist church October 1
and 2 where it was organized in 1851,
seventy-three years ago with Rev.
Thonms Dixon as its first moderator.
Mr. G. G. Page, clerk of the Kings
Mountain Baptist association has just
mailed to the clerks of the 40 churches
of the association church letter blanks
to be filled in and returned to him at
Kings Mountain as early as possible.
He would like to have all the letters
on hand several days before the open
ing of the session of the association
which will be at ouble Springs. All
church clerks please take notice and
look utter this matter promptly.
Some Baptist Figures.
The Baptists of the world have in
creased within the last 136 years from
100,000 to ten millions. Then they
were found only in England and
America and spoke only the English
language. Now they are in practically
every country irf the world and speak
about all the languages.
There are 24,000 churches with 3,
Two thousand two hundred and six
ty-three charche* with 337,258 mem
bers in sixty-five associations. Last
year there were 17,787 baptisms. Six
hundred and twenty-two church re
ported no baptism. The per capita con
tribution was $10.35 for all objects.
There were reported last year 2,159
Sunday schools, with 274,624 mem
In Kings Mountain Association.
Organized 1851 at Double Springs
church, Tom Dixon was moderator,
J. R. Logan, clerk and D. Pannell
preached the introductory sermon.
The association now has 40 church
es with n membership of about nine
The enrollment in Sunday schools is
| less than the church rolls by over 1,
I 500 souls.
The per capita contribution for the
' church members for all purposes, not
listed in the Sunday school finances is
! about ten dollars. The per capita con
j tribution to Sunday school is nine
| There are more Baptists in this as
sociation territory than all other de
i nominations combined. That places the
weight of responsibility upon Baptists
One third of the white population
of Cleveland county belong to the 40
Missionary Baptist churches of this
Order of Business—First Day.
10 a. m.—Devotional services and
10:30 a. m.—Introductory sermon
j by R. L. Lemons.
i 1:15 a. m.—Biblical Recorder by J.
j P. Mull.
11:35 a. m.—Sunday schools by A.
i 12:05 p. m.—Miscellaneous.
1:30 p. m.—State missions by D.
j 2:00 p. m,—Home Missions by J. C.
2:30 p. m.—Foreign missions by R.
j L. Lemons.
3:15 p. m.—Church finance by B. T.
3:35 p. m.—Miscellaneous.
7:15 p. m.—B. Y. P U. by Rush
7:45 p. m.—Doctrinal sermon by
Walters N. Johnson.
9:30 a. ni.—Devotional service.
9:45 a. m.—Woman’s work by Mrs.
George E. Lovell.
10:15 a. m.—Education by W. O.
11 a. m.—Boiling Springs high
1:30 p. m.—Orphanage by J. R.
2:10 p. m.—Temperance and public
morals by J. M. Goode.
2:40 p. m.—Obituaries by I. D. Har
3:00 p. m.—Time, place, finance,
treasurer’s report, miscellaneous busi
DEPUTY DIXON HAS HOT
RACE WITH LIQUOR CAR
Last Thursday night Deputy Sheriff
Ed ixon discovered a new speed limit
in his Dodge touring car when he
chased a Ford coupe for 12 mileB, the
fleeing car hitting it up around “60
per” most of time. Owens Walker, of
Eastside and S. Carolina, the driv
er of the coupe, was fined $160 before
Acting Recorder T. C. Eskridge Sat
urday. Walker tossed out most of his
cargo but one gallon and a half failed
to break and was used as evidence.
The toss out was made in the heart of
Fallston. Accompanying Deputy Dix
on were Messrs. Frank Stamey and
M. M. Gantt.