PLAN TO ATTEND CLEVELAND COUNTY’S FIRST BIG FAIR THIS FALL
Of This Paper Is Greater
Than The Population Given
Shelby In The 1920 Census
VOL. XXXII, No. 68
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Ajrf'd Citizen Who Remembers Yankee
Encampment Mas Never Seen
Federal Court in Action.
When the first term of Federal
court convenes here next month "Un
cle Doc” Suttle, 82-year-old Confed
erate veteran, barring mishaps h
tween now and then, will pilot hi ■
trusty walkout sti'k into the e ,:rt
room for his first glimpse r,r a IJn-’ted
States court in action. "Uncle I) >c”
has seen the Cleveland county court
house surrounded by Federal troops
while they were camping on the
"court no a re” follow'ntr ‘he Ci'il
war and he has watched f hell y "■ ow
from a one-store town into a ImsUirg
little city, but he has never hoop ;l
spectator in a Federal court, which is
unique. Shelby is the home of a d;s.
timruished man who has been a Feder
al jurist around four years yet one of
the town’s oldest citizens is eagerly
awaiting September to see just what
takes place in a court that represents
the national government.
Mr. Suttle is characteristic of a
large numbenof people in Shelby and
over the county who have never at
tended district court, and many well
attend the term in September from
the same curiosity that attracted Mr.
Suttle and others to the “court square’
in ’66 to see the “Yankees” in camp. I
More Soldiers Than Citizens.
It will be news to some that the
Federal troops once used Shelby’s his
toric “court square” as a camping
ground, yet it is true and many of
the older residents recall vividly inci
dents connected with the encampment
here. Mr. Suttle says that there were
some two or three hundrd troopers un
der the command of Captain House
and that they remained here for about j
a month the year after the war, he j
having seen them following his de-1
parture from the Confederate army at j
the end of the war.
‘They were a gentlemanly hunch
and treated the town people nice
enough, considering the times,”|
“Uncle Doc” recalled. “Very few peo-1
pie Jived here then and there were
about as many northern soldiers as J
there were town people. Plato Durham j
who was a captain in the Confederate (
army, and a hunch of the other boys j
about town had some fun out of the
Yankees on an occasion or two. but
there was never anything out of the
way on either side.”
Negroes Packed Court House.
‘While the Yankees were here I re
member coming down one Sunday to
hear a speaking in the court house, it
was the old brick courthouse then, by
one of the Yankee officers. Nearly ev
erybody in the court room, w'here the
seats sloped up from the bench to the
ceiling, were negroes, the speaking
being for their benefit. In his speech
the officer told the negroes that they
were free and could do what they
pleased. It was a short time after this
that the Ku Klux klan, they talk so
much about now, was organized by
Plato Durham and others with Dur
ham as its head here.”
It is hard for the younger genera
tion to look at the present day court
square in the heart of Shelby with its
fountain and benches, where tired
Clevelanders stop for a breath in the
shade to catch up with life, and real
ize that 58 years ago the same plot
of ground was dotted with the tents j
of hostile soldiers. To realize the
change is to get some conception of i
the growth of Shelby in the last half
century. There were no ‘picture shows’
just across the street for the soldiers
to attend; a motor propelled drinking
fountain was yet to be dreamed of;
the idea of a telegraph instrument
ticking off the changes on the mar
kets only a few feet from where they
watched over a little Southern town
would have brought a laugh from the
young Northern troopers. Yet such
is Shelby today.
Negro Election Judge.
While in a reminiscent mood Mr.
Suttle was reminded of the first vote
he cast following the war. A 300
pound negro was the election judge
and tendered Mr. Suttle a Grant ticket
when he approached the box. However
‘ Uncle Doc” says he refused the prof
fered ticket and the negro told him “to
vote what you please and get on away
^es, a lot of things, strange things,
have transpired on Shelby’s court
square, hut missing from the list is a
term of Federal court, and many there
will he to see the formalities of the
tribunal in September.
The policy holders of the Farmers
Mutual Fire Insurance Association of
Cleveland county will hold their an
nual meeting in the court house on
Saturday, August 30th. 1924 at 10
0 clock a. m. All policyholders are
urged to atend.
J. S. WRAY, President.
__W. R. NEWTON, Secy-Treas.
Are you insured?” he asked the
SITS NEXT IEK
JliKh School Football Players to Be*in
Practice Monday. "Casey”
Morris Will A rive Soon.
will sec the opening of the
football (mining Reason on the city
hall park when about .30 high school
hoys trot out to loosen up stiff joints
aiul toughen themselves for the reg
’1 hi’’ season. “Casey” Morris, former
!, ni' -rs tv ‘ tar who takes thn position
of athletic direr or left vaeant hy Dick
Gurley, is expected to arrive on next
Prospects for the Shelby eleven this
season are considered brighter than
ever More materia lthan ever before
wi 1 answer the gridiron call and if
hasev’ can coach like he can play
local fans will soon be dreaming of
tile slate football championship. It is
rumored that Mortis will teach a new
system—the Fetzer system. He is now
in teh coaching school at Chapel Hill
under the direction of Coaches Bill anfl
Bob Fetzer. under whom he made such
a remarkable record as an athlete. As*
sisting Morris will be Prof. T. S.
Cheek, a new member of the high
school faculty, who is also an athlete.
Cheek is a graduate of Elon and has
taken post graduate work at the Uni
versity. H» is also attending the Fet
zer school. Even if Morris starts a new
system here the highs will have to
learn few fundamentals for many of
the regulars are back and they can
readily adapt themselves to another
system following three yearR training
under Gurley. To the new-boys out for
the team it will all be footbail.
Line is Strong.
There is no worry about the local
line and its ability to stand up against
any opposing line or backfield on
slaught in Western Carolina. Among
the regulars that will be out on the
field Monday are nine full fledged
linemen from last year’s eleven. As
yet there are one or two slightly weak
places in the backfield, but the new
coach may make some shifts that will
eliminate the weak spots.
Among the 30 or more boys expect
ed to be out next week are at least 15
letter men or substitutes of last year
and at least five more have been in a
few games. In the line will be several |
old players of all state mention, such
as: Captain Auten. guard; Fred Beam,I
Cline Lee and J. Harrill, tackles, and
Harry Grigg, center. On one end of
the line will be Broadus Newman,
while George Wray, Melvin Peeler,
Max Dixon and others will fight for
the remaining wing berth or a chance
at the other end should Newman be
used in the backfield. Other regulars
in the line, who will be back are Ver
non Grigg, Callahan and Weathers,
while other line candidates are Cost
ner, Sarratt, Mauney, Thompson,
Sparks, New, Pendleton, Harris and
Morris will have six old backs from
which to choose his offense. Max Con
nor, versatile at any position; Theos
Hopper. George Dedmon, Magness,
Babfngton and George Wray. Among
the other backs will be Clyde and Jim
Wilson, Laymon Beam and Heavner.
There is also a rumor about that
among the new men who will enter
school this fall will be an experienc
ed ouarter and half.
The first game of the season is ex
pected to be with Rockingham, Bard
Lawrence’s outfit, about the latter
part of September.
Big Cadillac Bus
And Buick Collide
Driver of Touring Car Fined $50 in
Recorder’s Court for Collision
Monday Afternoon Late
A big Cadillac bus, operated by the
Wright-Carpenter bus line of Gas
tonia, and a Buick touring car driven
by J. J. Worthy, an insurance man of
Gastonia, collided with considerable
damage to both cars Monday evening
about 6:45 on the Cleveland Springs
road just beyond the hotel.
As an aftermath Worthy was fined
$50 and the repair costs before Re
corder Falls Tuesday morning, it be
ing charged by bus-line officials that
the insurance man was driving while
under the influence of intoxicants and
driving recklessly. A. C. Jenkins driv
er of the bus at the time of the col
lision, and a number of witnesses were
offered by th eprosecution, which was
represented by Attorney 0. M. Mull.
Worthy through his counsel, former
State Senator D. Z. Newton, and wit
nesses, denied both charges.
At the time of the collision, which
happened just after a shower of rain,
the bus was headed towards Charlotte
and the touring car coming in the di
rection of Shelby. The touring car was
turned around and facing Kings
Mountain as a result of the impact,
while the bus went quite a distance
before it plunged off a fill to the left
of the pavement near the foot of the
grade. There was one passenger in
the bus, but neither he nor the drivers
of the two cars were injured.
DOKEYS TO HOLD BIG CEREMONIAL IN SHELBY ON MONDAY
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'ihe Above Is The Suez Temple Brigand Team Of Charlotte, To Take Part
To Hold Meeting
Kings Mountain Presbytery to Gather
at Rutherfordton on Tuesday
With Men’s Club.
• __ •
Presbyterian men of this section
are invited to a mass meeting of the
men of Kings Mountain Presbytery
at Rutherfordton, Tuesday, Septem
ber 2, at 10 a. m. They will be guests
of the Men’s club of the Rutherford
ton churen and dinner will be served
them by the ladies of that church.
Thi8 mass meeting is the outcome
of a meeting of the representative
men from 10 of the churches in
Kings Mountain Presbytery,when they
were guests of the Men’s club at the
Gastonia First church on July 8, at
which time the Men’s League of Kings
Mountain Presbytery wag launched.,
since that time and during the month
of August a number of men’s clubs
have been permanently organized
and machinery put in'o operation that
tvfft help strengthen and finance the
work of the home miss’on committee
in the mission fields of the Presbytery
The membership embraces all male
members of the church over 10 years
of age and each church is expected
to send iust as many representatives
as possible to Rutherfordton next
Tuesday. Business men who feel they
can not devote the entire day can at
tend to their morning correspondence
and other business details, leaving
this end of Presbytery in time to ar
rive in Rutherford’on for dinner.
Rev. J. R. Purcell, executive sec
retary of assembly's work with men,
will be the speaker of the morning
and the work of the local league and
executive committee, with address by
Dr. J. H. Henderlite, will occupy the
afternoon session. Mr. C. R. “Pat”
McBrayer, of Shelhv, will preside and
Mr. S. A. Robinson of Gastonia is the
secretary. Rev. G. R. Gillespie as or
ganizer will report on work accom
plished during the month of August.
All men of all of the Presbyterian
churches are urged to be present even
at some sacrifice of other duties.
Li*t Of Deeds On
File For Record
D. A. Beam to J. F. and L. II. Led
ford, lot on S. Morgan street for SI
W. J. Roberts and wife to E. W.
Gibbs, two lots to rear of Dr. Gibbs
Anna R. Green to R. W. McBrayer
and wife 51 1-4 acres in No. 7 town
W. R. Newton and R. L. Weathers
to Simon Fite lot in Freedmon $1,500.
W. R. Newton and R. L. Weathers,
lot in Freedmon to Vickie Hart for
J. M. Runyans to P. H. McSwain
18 1-2 acres below Earl for $2,027.
W. M. McSwain to Elijah McSwain,
two tracts in No. 3 township of 25 1-4
acres each for love and affection they
have for their son. Subject to life es
W. M. McSwain and wife to Elijah
McSwain and George E. Weaver,
widow of Chas. Weaver, 25 1-2 acres
in No. 3 township for $002.
J. M. Daggerhart and wife to Ollie
Thackerson one acre for $1.00 and
A. J. Jennings and wife to W. M.
Wellmon. 30,000 square feet just out
side N. E. limits of town of Shelby
J. M. Carpenter’s executor Plato
Carpenter to W. Mayberry Carpenter
35 acres in No. 5 township, for $1.00
in accordance with will, also the exe
cutor deeds 55 acres willed to Mary
Susanna Eaker, 40 acres to Plato
Carpenter, 67 acres to Ethel Carpen
ter apd 55 acres to Fraklin Carpenter.
Visit the Piggly Wiggly Store to
day and you will join the line of
thrifty housewives. Adv.
Indications Are That Attendance Will
Be Larger Than 'J'hat of
, The South Shelby school will open
Monday, September 1, according to an
announcement made this week. Pros
pects for the school .year are bright
and the largest attendance in the his
tory of the school is expected. There
were 400 pupils enrolled last year and
indications now point to a larger en
rollment, says Principal W. M, Love
The list of teachers given out are
First grade, Mrs. Colin Hull, Mrs.
Joe Nash and Miss Adeline Bostick.
Second grade, Misses Minnie Warlick
and Helen Horton. Third grade, Mrs.
Thomas Moore. Fourth grade, Miss
Frances Hoyle. Fifth' grade, Miss Hel
en Eskridge. Sixth grade. Miss Ber
nice Hamrick. Seventh grad?, Mr. Har
rill Hamrick. Eigh h and ninth grades
Mr. W. M. Lovelace.
Mrs. Mabel Quinn Lovelace will be
in charge of the department of music.
Shelby Players May
Help Coach Lenoir
‘‘Shine’’ Blanton, W. McBravor And
H. M. Pippin To Assist Guriev
It is likely according to informa
tion received today that Hackett
Blanton, jr., known in the athletic
world as “Shine." will go to Lenoir
Rhyne college at Hickory this fall as
assistant coach to Dick Gurley, ath
letic director there. Blanton, who was
last season star half back ou tlie Uni
versity of North Carolina eleven, will
make a defiriit ■ answer Tuesday to
Coach Gurley will be assisted in
coaching the line at Lenoir-Rhyne by
two other Shelby men, Dr. Reuben
M 'Brayer, a former lineman on the
University of Pennsylvania eleven,
and H. M. Pippin, a former Auburn
player now d rector of young peoples
Work at the First Baptist church here.
Dr. McBrayer assisted Gurley last
year in coaching the local high school
eleven, while Pippin was for three
years a high school coach befoi e com
Prospects for a team th;s year at
Lenoir are bright. Many old men will
be back and among the new candidal-*
es it is said will be two Shelby boys,
“Slim" Logan, last year, tackle at
State college, and Brevard Hennessa,
sensational half back and kicker on
the Shelby Highs for three yeais.
20,000 Attend Ball
Creek Camp Meeting
Twenty thousand people attended
the Ball Creek camp, meeting last
Sunday according to J. G. Mauney of
the local Seaboard station who with
his family went over in Catawba to
visit his grandfather, John Setzer and
attended the old fashioned religious
service. Many estimate the crowd at
considerably over 20,000. Mr. Mau
ney’s grandfather, Mr. Setzer is 80
years old but is bed-ridden now with
dropsy. This is his first year to miss
the camp meeting since he came home
from Gettysburg. He recalls that the
camp meeting at Ball Creek started
10 or 12 years before he was old
enough to attend and that it has con
tinued every year since until today it
is larger than ever before. Sickness
this year prevented his attendance,
the first time he has missed since the
war, although he has maintained a
place for his family aud friends at
t}ie camp ground for well over a half
Mr. J. L-i Davison is spending sev
eral days in. York, S. C., on business.
Boiling Springs Has
Ordered Bond Issue
Fer Electric Planti
lhrec Town* rtf Roiling Springs, I .at-1
Ltnore and Mooreshoro Working
Toward Light Plants.
The town of Roiling Springs on I
Monday night of this week at a meet-!
irg of the town officials authorized a J
bond issue of $12,000 for building and |
constructing an electric light and
power system and levy a tax sufficient I
to pnv the principal and interest of
said bonds according to Town Clerk ’
Fitzhugh B. Hamrick who was a
Shelby visitor yesterday. This is in j
Iv"" wi h the movement, on the part;
of I.attimore, Mooreshoro and Boiling
Springs to erect electric lighting!
plant; in these three towns, the now,'
■ r t . he furnished hv the Southern j
Power company with a sub-station at;
’fooreshoro. Recently the town of
Lattimorc authorized the issuance of
!$IR:000 in bonds for 1h« same pur
| pose while the town of Lattimorc is
; working on a bond issue of about an
equal amount. Each town will build
its own plant and serve its own cus
I towers. but they will work in connec
tion with each other in that they will
all operate from one sub-station and
buy power jointly from the Southern
Power company. Mr. Fox in charge of'
contract- for the Southen Power com
pany has prmised to supply current In
about three months so the three towns]
are working to have their light plants
ready for their customers by Christ-'!
This is the first step of much con- j
sequence in the campaign to electrify
the rural part of Cleveland county.
A. M. Hamrick Opens
Rea! Estate Agency
A. M. Hamrick is this w.'ek opening !
a real estate agency >'> the Courtview
Hotel buildii g, his office to be in the
room vacated by the Whitevvay Press
init club. The. office has been renovat
ed and improved. Mr. Hamrick is no.v#
securing options 0:1 property, both
town and rural, which he will offers
for sale. In connection with real es-j
fate be wi'l bundle rent a ; amt iaeat}
st ocks. Mr. Hamrick for a number of j
'y>f.rs was a f.avelin.fr salesman but'
retked last v-■ ir to look after his i
farming inter’ He is a native of
Sh< I by and h is-many friends through
o:'t ‘.lie count -’ho iv si t. J’ H lo tos i
in his new v° ;Uar«*
At First Baptist Church.
The pastor, Dr. Lemons, will occupy ,
the pulpit at the morning hour and ,
the subject will be “Does God Count
Us Worthy.” Good music and a help- j
ful hour for all. Sunday school I at
9:45 A. M. and you are invited to be j
present. The annual election of the of- !
fibers of the church and Sunday j
school will be held the first Sunday in i
Septefmber. A religious census of the j
town will soon be taken. A larger pro-1
gram for the church will be undertak
en in the next few weeks. Prayer
meeting Wednesday night and on last
Wednesday night the largest crowd in
many months was present. Lets have
900 next Wednesday. You are invited
to all these services.
McNEELY’S STOKE ’DRESSED
FOR BIG FALL TRADE
The interior of tin ,1. C. McNeely
Company’s Store has been ir. the
hands of the painters and cleaners for
several days this week, to make ready
for the expected big fall trade. The
wood work has been painted a pretty
battleship grev while the walls har
monize in a pearl grev- Floors, mgs
and show windows have been reno
vated and the store presents a neat
and attractive appearanci. Mr. Mc
Neely recently returned from New
York where ho purchased his fall
merchandise, finding business there
twice as good us last year with every
indication of a prosperous season.
CHARTER HIT 111
FOREST CITY CLUB
Shelby Kiwanians Attend Charter
Presentation On Monday Night.
Joe Boyles Present.
About 2.r> men.hers of the Sh<’*by
Kiwanis elub attended the charter
presentation exercises at Forest City
Monday night of this week when a
banquet was served by t' e ladies of
the town and representatives . were
present from Morgunton and Lincoln
ton clubs. Over 100 men and women
were present and the evening was
most enjoyabl . Joe Bo/les, secretary
of the Caroli las district who organis
ed the club r'u> it had beer sponsor
ed by the Shelby organization was
present and enlivened the occasion
with his song leadings ind witticisms.
He made the charter presentation
speech while the charter was received
by Dr. Duncan, acting vice president
in he absence of President Ayers. A
sumptuous feed was served in four
courses by the ladies of the Better
ment club. O. C. Turner made the ad
dress of welcome which was rich in
beautiful sentiment, while T. G. Stone
paid a tribute to the ladies. Instrumen
tal and vocal music was fuurnished by
Misses Nell Padgett. Claire Reed,
\ erp Whisnant, and Miss Hannowell
who is visitnig in Forest City. R. W.
Minich of Kentucky who wiih his wife
is visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Thomas
made a great hit with a clever Jew
The Forest City club is doing a
wonderful work for the upbuilding of
that community, according . to Dr.
Duncan who reviewed the club’s work
snice its organization the early part
of this year.
Husband Shelby Girl
Killed At Gastonia
O. E. Oarothers, Southern Power Man,
Meets Instant Death Making
Repairs in Test Room.
O. E. Oarothers, aged 3.'I, division
superintendent of the Southern Power
company and manager of the Gastonia
sub-station, was instantly killed Tues
day afternoon by electrocution at the
Parkdale mills, while making some
repairs in the ,i(fst. rpopi of the nvi)l.
A,..jTi Clonifgar, assistant superin
tendent and R. ft 1^1 oore, mechanic,
were in the room with Mr. Oarothers,
but were unable to explain how the
tragedy happened. Mr. Oarothers was
working on the wires and the only in
timation they had that anything was
wrong was when his body suddenly
became rigid. They pulled the switch
and released his body. He breathed
only once or twice after being releas
Mr. Oarothers is survived by his
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W.
M. Oarothers; his wife, one child, two
brothers, Neil and Henderson, and
He was a native of Matthews,
Mecklenburg county, and had been a
resident of Gastonia 13 years, going
there with the Southern Power com
He was a loyal and devoted mem
ber of the Baptist chiVh at Gastonia.
Interment was at Matthews.
Mr. Oarothers married Miss Lida
May Spake, of Shelby, a daughter of
the late Alex and Susan Spake, and a
sister of B. Frank Spake for 20 years
blacksmith for Mr. W. H. Blanton.
Notice of Shareholders Meeting.
The annual shareholders meeting of
the Shelby and Cleveland County
Building and Loan Association will be
held in the office of the association
on Wednesday, Sept. 3rd, 1924 at 3:00
P. M. All shareholders are requested
to be present.
JNO. P. MULL, Sec. & Treas.
90KIES TO TAKE “
Baseball, Bijf I’aradc and Other Events
To Feature Ceremonial in
Something like 1,000 people will be
in Nbrlbv Monday for the town's first
hi'* Doki° eemnionirl to h- staged
hv Suez Temple No. 73, of Chariot'e.
A '•nwipletp nroprrn, part of which
will b'' for 1 he public, has been p’an
''r''4 for th" afternoon and evening.
Although the formal exercises will
not star* until 4 in th" afternoon,
here will be a number of informal
anil ir,t< rorting events before that
Pe-hftps the most outsl-,ndin? sec
‘ion of tKe program, for the public
"’,t the T'tos, w’U be 'he big color
ful narade at 4:30, which will be led
by the brigand team and drum corps
in full regalia. This will include n drill
and be participated in by the Divan,
Tyros and Dokies. Following the par
ade there will be ritualistic work at
the Pythian hnll in the Gardner gar
age, and a banquet at 6:30 in the ev
ening at Cleveland Springs hotel, fol
lowed by eighth order work at 8
o'clock in D. O. K. K. headquarters.
Baseball at 2:30
Although the club that will furnish
the opposition is not definitely known
“Lefty” Robinson, manager of the
Shelby club, has assured Pythian of
ficials that Shelby will meet some
outfit, probably Gaffney, S. C., on the
city ball park at 2:30 so that the
game can be played before the parade.
Both clubs will be strengthened for
the day in order to furnish entertain
ment for the visitors.
There will be around 100 Tyros to
cross the hot sands led by the visiting
brigand team, about 30 of whom will
be Shelby Pythians. That the day will
be long remembered at least by the
Tyros is the guarantee of the team.
Program of Events.
The formal exercises have been
scheduled as follows:
12 o’clock—Registration of all Ty
ros at Pvthian headquarters.
2:30—Baseball, Shelby vs. Gaffney.
4:30—Drill by Brigand team and
! Drum corps.
4:46—’Parade, Brigands, Divan, Ty
ros and Dokeys.
5:00—Ritualistic work in hall at
6:30—Banquet at Cleveland Springe
8:00—Eighth order work in Dokie
| hall. * >
McSwain Prominent In
Horace E. McSwain, son of Mr.
Floyd McSwain of near Earl is one of
the most valuable men to agriculture
in Virginia, according to W. P. Talbert
a school mate of Mr. Floyd McSwain
and a native of lower Cleveland. Mr.
Horace McSwain is also a native of
Cleveland but for a number of years
has been farm demonstrator in Ken
tucky and Virginia. Recently his pic
ture appeared in the RichmoncWimes
Dispateh with this notation “Born on
a farm in Cleveland County, N. G.t;
graduated from an agricultural court)*
at Berea college, Berea, Kentucky)
1913; superintendent farm and fovatti
Pine Mountain settlement school, Ping
Mountain, Kentucky 1913-1914; couiv
ty agent in Kentucky 1914-1920;
county agent for Charlotte county,
Virginia since 1920.” y, ,
Mr. Talbert who clipped the picture
of Horace McSwain from the Rich
mond Times-Dispatch says that while
in Lunenburg county last winter, I
heard that he was regarded a* being
worth 175,000 per year to the people
of Charlotte county. I think it ought
to make you feel proud of his good
record. Times are getting tough here
in Richmond. Looks gloomy indeed.”
The people of Cleveland are indeed
glad to hear of his wonderful worth
and success in agriculture.
At Zion Next Sunday
There will be a singing convention
at Zion Baptist church, five miles
north of Shelby next Sunday, August
31st beginning at 10 o’clock. The con
vention is composed of Double Shoals,
Union, Zion and Ross Grove classes.
It is expected that a special class of
singers will come from Gaffney, S. C.,
according to Joe S. Blanton, director
of the convention. The Men’s chorus
of the First Baptist church, Shelby,
Bethlehem’s mixed class and other
classes of the county are expected to
be present. Dinner will be served at
noon in picnic style. All lovers of mu
sic are cordially invited to be there
and hear or participate in the music.
Play at Fairview.
Thebe will be a play at the Fairview
school house August 30, given by the
Casar Baptist Sunday school. The
title of the play is “VaU#y Farm.” Ad
mission 20and'35 cents.