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THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY. N. C.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, 1921
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
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It j* Illegal for Store in Rural
Section To Be Open During
A complete Sunday “blue law” for
Cleveland county was not enacted at
the recent special session of Legisla
ture although several bills were in
troduced. However, a bill was passed
making it a misdemeanor to open a
store in the rural districts of Cleve
land county between midnight Satur
day and midnight Sunday for the pur
pose of the sale of articles of mer
chandise, which does not include gas
The bill was introduced and passed
by Representative J. R. Davis, of
Kings Mountain, but as yet Mr. Davis
has no extra copies of the bill and
The Star is unable to present the law
verbatim, which will be done later.
Original bill to give the county com
missioners power to close rural stores
on Sabbath failed to pass as did the
“gas tight” measure also introduced.
The law passed making it a mis
demeanor to do business in a rural
store on Sunday was created with the
aim of closing up cross roads nuis
ances and “joints” where almost
every kind of “merchandise” is sold.
The bill does not apply to drug stores,
Mr. Davis declared in a conversation
with The Star, but only to stores do
ing a general mercantile business.
There has been quite a bit of conjec
ture as to what law or laws pertain
ing to Sunday observance had been
passed at the special session and the!
statement by Representative Davis
will tend to clear up matters.
Against Port Bill.
The ship and waterway bill, which
was referred to the people to be voted
upon in the general election in Nov
ember, will be killed by the people,
the Cleveland county legislator thinks.
Mr. Davis has been against the port
bill since the beginning and is willing
that the people take a “crack” at it.
Another Zane Grey
Film At Princess
The picture Tuesday at the Prin
cess theatre will greaty interest every
bhdy with an ounce of blood for it
is from the Zane Grey story of the
majestic Arizona canyons, “The Heri-.
tage of the Desert.” The story is that
of a courageous man’s fight against
a powerful and unscrupulous rival—
for a girl, and it was staged in Amer
ica’s greatest scenic setting. To top
it all it is a Zane Grey romance of j
western action with Bebe Daniels to
help the thrills.
Wedrpsday comes “Miami” wij h
Betty Compson at her best in a sen
sational drama of modern society laid
in the gorgeous winter play-ground of
the ultra-smart set. A brilliant expose
of society gone mad—risking all for
a new thrill. Thursday will be a pic.
ture hard to get along without,
“Bread”, the most talked of novel last
season. A story of marriage and free
dom. Always after the honeymoon
there is the problem, “Bread.”’ If ev
ery woman knew what marriage
means is the thought of Thursday’s
First Baptist Church
Will Elect Officers
Next Sunday morning the congre
gation of the First Baptist church of
Shelby will elect officers for the com
ing associational year. Three deacons
and two deaconesses will be elected by
open ballot without nomination. Other
officers of the church including the
officers of the Sunday school will be
elected at that time. It is most im
portant that the membership of the
■ church take an intelligent interest in
The regular Sunday evening meet
ings in the various churches of the
city will be resumed next Sunday ev
ening. Evening meetings at the First
Baptist church will be held at 7:30
ra'her than at 8 o’clock.
Prayer meeting at 7:30 o’clock
Wednesday evening. Note change of
time. This will be a meeting of spe
Sunday School Council.
At 7:00 o’clock Wednesday evening
and not at 7:30, the Sunday school
council of the First Baptist chursh
"ill convene in important session at
• he church house. Be on hand on
Not Guilty—Charlie Bridgeman.
a married man of South Shelby, end
■anche Taylor, a young girl also of
‘ °ut*1 Shelby, were charged with im
moral conduct in recorder’s court last
nday, but after a trial by jury were
a< quitted. O. Max Gardner appeared
tor the defendants, while Captain Pey
ton MeSwain represented the state
m the absence of Solicitor Burrus.
• ~7Buys Turner Home—C. B. Suttfe,
Jf., has purchased J. A. Turner’s resi
ence on N. Morgan street which he
1 occupy when Mr. Turner vacates
annual Session Ur
In Meet At Zoar
24 Societies of Kings Mountain As
sociation Represented at Big
Meeting Friday and Saturday.
The thirteenth annual session of
the Woman’s Missionary union of the
Kings Mountain association was held
with Zoar Woman's Missionary so
ciety of the Zoar church, on August
28th and 29th. Twenty-four societies
were represented, with 235 delegates
and visitors in attendance.
The reports of superintendent, Sec
retary-treasurer and leader of mission
study showed that much better work
had been done during the past year in
any former year. This was evident in
the number of new' societies organized,
increased mission study and the
amounts contributed to all objects.
One of the things which should be
mentioned, was the sending of suffi
cient funds to Miss Attie Bostick, one
of our missionaries in China, to pur
chase a Ford touring car. Thi8 was
due almost entirely to the generosity
of the Shelby First W. M. S.
The papers read by the women show
ed much time given to preparation, es
pecially those on state and home mia
sion.) by Mrs. W. O. Johnson of Grover
Foreign Missions by Mrs. J. D. Hug
gins of Boiling Springs and Women
and Stewardship by Mrs. W. N. John
son of Kings Mountain.
The importance of “Fostering
Young People’s Societies” was the
subject of a talk given by Mrs. Pip
pin of Shelby First W. M. S. and
Mrs. Rush Padgett of South Shelby
W. M. S. spoke about the “Trend of
Times.” Mis* Ollie Mae Putnam of
Zoar W. M. S. gave her experience in
getting her Sunbeam band to reach
the standard of excellence. Her talk
was full of information to prospective
leaders of Sunbeam bands. A demon
stration of Sunbeam work was made
by Zoar, New Hope and Elizabeth
A great inspirational address was
given by Dr. W. N. Johnson about
the Twin Impulses of the Young Chris
tian” and Miss Mary Warren, our cor
responding secretary from Raleigh,
won the hearts of her hearers, giving
them both inspiration and informa
tion, in her fine address.
Rev. G. P. Abernethy gave a splen
did talk on the campaign, emphasiz
ing the growth along spiritual lines.
The annual sermon was preached
by Dr. H. V. Tanner, who is pastor at
East Kings Mountain, and Bethlehem
churches, on Thursday night. A pa
geant which illustrated what the W.
M. U. means to the world, was also
given that night. This was written by
“The Master’s Call” was the sub
ject of Mrs. Wacaster’s address and
was indeed a great appeal for better
and more efficient service. The love
and devotion of all the women in the
association was expressed to her in
the gift of a beautiful wrist watch,
which was presented by Mrs. Frank
Elam of Lawndale.
Officers for the ensuing year were
elected as follows: Mrs. John Wacas
ter, superintendent; Mrs. George E.
Lowell, secretary and treasurer and
Mrs. C. J. Woodson, Mission Study
leader. Boiling Springs is the meeting
place next year.
The Union found the women of
Zoar “given to hospitality” and “full
of good works.” and the splendid fel
lowship of this meeting is expressed
in its motto “Laborers together with
Local Officers Get
Army Deserter Here
Horace M. King, of the Sixth Field
Artillery, Fort Hoyle, Maryland, was
arrested here Monday by Chief Ham
rick and local officers charged with
deserting from the United States
army. King, who is quite a young
man, is said to have lived in Shelby at
Information has it that King left
Fort Hoyle for his home in Asheville
something like 30 days ago and fail
ed to report at the Fort at the end
of his time. When located by officers
here he said that he was just visiting
around with old friends and seemed
to be eager to get bock in camp. He
said that he had been in the regular
army for about four years.
GET ESCAPED GASTON
CONVICT HERE SATURDAT
Saturday afternoon Deputy Sheriff
Jerry Runyans and Policeman Hester
arrested on the streets here a white
man by the name of Crook, who was
an escaped convict from the Gaston
county road force. Crook, who escapefl
sometime last March, is said to have
been serving a year’s sentence for
abandonment and non-support. He was
taken back to Gaston county by offi
cials from that place Saturday, ad
will serve the remainder of his sen
tence, only a short time having been
served before his escape.
Piggly Wiggly sells only the best.
The best house keepers buy there. Do
you ? Ad
DOKErS BE BIG
Urge Number of Candidates Chased
Orer Hot Sand*. Banquet At
Tha hot sands grew hotter and the
jungd ebeasts more ferocious as the
afternoon and evening progressed
Monday in Shelby. Monday was not
only Labor Day, hut to the Tyros it
was Labor Day and Dokey Day. The
blue fezzes were much in evidence
as were the dreaded Brigands, biit
outstanding were the frightened and
trembling Tyros in red, in blue and
in green; dressed and half dressed;
faceB painted more colors than the
Comanche Indians ever dreamed of.
Several hundred Dokeys wire in
attendance throughout the cer ntoni
j al Monday and about 100 candidates
were escorted over the hot sands and
by the yelling tiger with the Brigand
team of Suez Temple No. 73. Char
lotte, conducting the rites. With the
town decbfated for the occasion late
Sunday evening everything was in
readine**, with the possible eveep
tion of the candidates, early Monday
morning. Dokeys from Charlotte, Gas
tonia and all over the section covered
by the Suez Temple arrived through
out the morning and registration of
Tyroa at the headquarters in the
Gardner Garage started at 12 o'clock.
From noon until 4 in the afternoon
the antics and mingled surprise and
embarrassment of the candidates as
they were paraded over the streets
in many comic and entertaining garbs
furnished enjoyment to the public as
sembled “uptown" to see the Dokeys
celebrate. As a side entertainment
for the visitors there was a ball game
at the city park between Shelby and
ine big parade led by the Brigand
drum corps was held later in the af
ternoon and there was a large crowd
of spectators for the colorful evert.
Ritualistic work was carried or. in
the hall at the Gardner building from
5 o’clock until the banquet at Cleve
land prings at 6:30. Following the
banquet Eighth Order work was put
on in the D. O. K. K. headquarters.
Among the local candidates taken
in were: “Shine” Blanton. .T. L. Dav
ison, John Campbell, Brevard Hcnnes
sa, Bob Andrews, R. E. Carpenter, H.
C. Griffin, John R. Hudson, O. W.
Long, M. H. Austell, J. C. Me Neely
G. G. Rollins, A. V. Hamrick, B. m! :
Whisnant, J. R. Ligon, George Alex-i
ander, Miller Harris, Julian Herd.
Wade Hoey, Max Washburn, Jesse I
Washburn, J S. Dorton, H. C. Long, j
Peyton MsSwain, Hugh Hoyle, Will
iam Andrews, J. W. Wilson, S. M.!
Morrison and W. D. McRae.
Park Orator—Now would any one
like to ask a question?
Small Boy—How much will yer
take fo rthe box ye’re standin’ on?
We want ter make a rabbit hutch.—
Conversation in a drug store:
Gimme a tablet.
What kinda tablet?
A yellow one.
But whats the matter with you?
I want to write a letter.
Sloan Philbeck Out
On Bond Of $800
Saturday evening about 8 o'clock
Sloan Philbeck, young married man
of Karl, was rob used from the
county jail on a bond of $800 for
his appearance at the October term
of Cleveland Superior court to an*
wt r the charge of abducting Jessie
Francis, the handsome wife of Av
! try Francis, also of Karl, on Wed
nesday night, July .80. The In tut
1 .Vos s;"ncd by five irn an | Phil
j neck. The original bond was for
1.000 but was reduced to $300.
Tho o signing it. were: John J.
t Karl for $100 and following for
$100 each: Lamar Davis, T. L Moss
K 1! Olive, W. J. AreV and Sloan
Philbeck bad bn a confined to
I the countv jail since Tuesday
i August 12. when he was placed
here following a hearing before
Magistrate T. C. Kskridge. He and
Mrs. Francis were trough: back
from th« state of Washington the
| day hefore by a deputy sherifftf of
Whitman county. Following his re
lease from jail Philbeck returned
to his home at Bari.
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Well Known Middle-aged Woman of
Sharon Section Died After Three
Mrs. J. B. Blanton died Saturday
evening at 6'40 o’clock at her home
between Shelby and Sharon after an
illness of three months from a com.
plication of kidney and heart trouble.
Mrs. Blanton was 43 years of age and
before marriage wa Miss Lavenia
Hardin, a highly consecrated and es
teemed woman who loved her church
humic u: u imubi jI'Jii.i if.* man
ner. The news of her death was a
source of great sorrow to her many
friends. She is survived by her hus
band. two children Mrs. Clarence
Phdbeck end Hubert Palmer Blanton
end or-o —rand "hild. T" o siat^rs. Mrs.
B. F. Wilson and Mbs. C. E. Beam and
one brother, Mr. David Hardin also
Her remains were buried Monday
afternoon at Sharon, the funeral serv
ice, being conducted by Rev. G. P.
Ahernethy at 3 o’clock a large crowd
of sorrowing friends and relatives
gathering t0 nav a tribute of respect
to her noble life. She was a member
of New Hope Baptist church, Earl.
Minnie, who was that nervy young
man who just left you?
Hes a hoy who clerk.', at the cor
ner grocery, ma’am.
Uh-huh! Now I know what they re- '•
fer to when they advertise ‘Fresh
There is a laundry sign in the
Reading, Pa.. International League
park which says, “Don’t beat your
wife; let us do your dirty work for
Dolores—Why so sad?
Peneroso— I just happened to think
dear, this is the last evening we can
be together until tomorrow.
Couple That Disappeared From Lawn
dale Some Weeks I Sack Caught
By Officers-in Alabama.
Another feature developed in Clev
eland county's second elopement sen*
atiYn last \v=»ek vh m information
wa received he’c tha‘ Garfield Rich
ards, n married man of Lawndale, and
Mrs. Del:. Gantt Fwee/y, of the same
place, had been arrest'd in Huntsville,
Alabama, charged with white slavery.
: it i said. The couple, both of whom
i T<' married and have several children,
d- .appeared about the same time from
their homes at Lawndale some weeks
back, and community reports bad it
it ha* t'ev eloped together.
Following comrmini.ation w ith rel
eti'Ts hf»c Mr, Ai">; Gantt, father
Sweeny, b ft Friday morning
for Alabama, wlrle two brothers of
. Richards. Tom and P. P., are said to
have left for Huntsville the preceding
1 evening. The two Richards, according
to a Shelby nan with whom they talk
- ed. stated that they would try to have
the trial held in Alabama so as
not to make another “spectable" fori
*bis coun'.v like the Francis-Philbeck
hrevirg. The trial v ill be held there'
inail probability officials say- '
Richards, who wa considerably
older than Mrs. Sw.eezy, is the father i
of a number of children and is a mill
employe at Lawndale E. M. Sweezy,
husband of Mrs. Sweezy who was at
Hickory when his wife left has been
inching for her in this and neigh
boring states since her departure, and
it was reported here that he was
locked up at Little Rock, Ark, aR a
suspicious character, but being releas
ed later. Mrs. Sweezy took two of her
children with her, leaving two others
I ncler a Huntsville, Alabama, date
line she is said to have communicat
ed with relatives here sometime back!
stating that she was employed in a j
mill there and was. not with Richards, i
However, it is said, following; the ftr- j
rest that she wired her father, while
Ii 'chards wired his brothers.
1'IEDMONT ALUMNI TO MEET
AT LAWNDALE SATURDAY
The annual meetino’ of the alumni i
of Piedmont High School will be held '
Saturday at Piedmont at Lawndale, i
according to Prof. J. H. Grigg, head!
of the association of former Piedmont j
students. There will be no formal ex- |
ercises or speaking, but a good time
is expected in old time picnic, get-to
gether fashion. There will be a base
ball game in the afternoon.
Piedmont students are scattered over j
a wide territory in this section and i
many former pupils of the well known
institution are expected to attend the!
annual affuir Saturday, the sixth. j
—Mr. Short Moves—Mr. Clyde
Short has moved with his family into!
his newly completed bungalow home1
on the Cleveland Springs road.
Show me your diploma, demanded
the producer. The applicant tried to j
explain that it was not customary for;
college graduates to carry diplomasi
around with them.
Blalock To Speak
To Farmers Here
"Dirt Farmer" ami General Manager
of Cotton Growers Association
Scheduled for Address.
1 Hon. 1 . B. Blalock, general manager
jo tfhe North ( arolina Cotton Grow
i era. Cooperative association, will speak
j to the farmers and business men of
Cleveland county in the court house
here at II u clock Saturday tm rning,
I September (>, according to an announ
cement by the association.
Mr. Blalock is one of the hading
farmers of North Carolina and a real
"dirt farmer.” He has managed very
successfully the cooperative associa
tion since its begining and should he
heard with interest by the farmers and
others of this section. His visit here
means that the association he heads
recognizes Cleveland as one of the
leading cotton counties in the state.
The Cooperative association has
made unparalleled progress as a new
organization, starting from nothing
it has grown to a membership of over
35,000 members handling over 130,000
bales of cotton amounting to 20,000,
000 in a period of three years. The
bankers and business men of the
country recognize the organization as
one thoroughly reliable and sound in
its business dealings. Unlimited credit
is extended to the association be
cause of the careful guarding of the
credit standing and because of the
The State should be justly proud of
this, its moat representative organiza
tion which operates for the mutual
good of the growers and the public.
Its purpose is to secure a fair price
for the grower and to keep the pub
lic from having to pay the enormous
tolls of speculation in cotton. This is
being accomplished by systematic and
orderly marketing, proper grading
Local Officers On
State Rifle Team
( aptain Peyton McSwain, command
er of Company K. local unit of the
state guard, left Monday for Wash
ington where he will spend several
days before leaving for Camp Perry,
Ohio, as a member of the North Caro
lina Rifle Team to take part in the
national matches. Second Lieutenant
H. C. Long, also of Company K, will
leave for Camp Perry Wednesday.
Captain McSwain and Lieutenant
Long wpn places on the team, to be
composed of 10 men, while in the an
nual encampment at Camp Glenn,
Morehead City, this summer. The
best marksmen in the different units
scattered over the state entered the
match for a berth on the team and it
is quite an honor for the Cleveland
county company to have two marks
men on the team, which i* expected to
make a good record on the range in
the national contests.
—Mr. Spangler Buys—The Shelby
Building company has sold to C. R.
Spangler a lot on N. Morgan street
for $3,000. Mr. Spangler will build a
landsonie two-story home which ho
will occupy. He will move to Shelby
-hortly to be associated with Z. J.
fhompson’s lumber plant.
COLORFUL CEREMONIES STAGED HER E MONDAY BY POKEYS SUEZ TEMPLE j
THE IMAGINATION OF A TYRO WORKING WHEN HE SAW BRIGAND TEAM
McCrary Engineer About Through
With Inspection And Will Present
Plans to City Aldermen.
It is expected that at a special
meeting of the city aldermen will be
held thi„ week to hear the prelimi
nary report of J. R. Bracewell, en
gineer for the J. B. McCrary Com
pany of Atlanta, who has been mak
| ing an inspection of the city pump
I station and facilities. At a recent
j meeting the board authorized an in
j spection with presentation of esti
mates for a renovation and remodel
ing of the station by the Atlanta firm
Although the inspection has been
made it will be some time before def
inite estimates can be presented ns
the engineers must figure on the im
provements that are approved by the
town fathers. .
Under Two Plans.
The general opinion is that the en
gineer will make an estimate in two
forms: one for the renovation and
improvement of the present plant, and
the other an estimate of an entirely
new plant. It is thought by some that
the cost of bringing the plant now
being used up to a satisfactory point
of service would cost almost as much
as a new Pnd modern plant, which
would serve the growing town for
many decides. However, others
think *hat with needed Improvements
and chnnger. ns suggested by the en
gineer that the present plant would
serve for 20 or 25 years yet. Of course
the entire matter is one of conjecture
as no report has yo* been made to the
hoard and nothing concerning the re
port is known.
Mr. bracewell, the engineer, in talk
ie of the matter unofficially stated
that from the apparent rapid growth
of the town and the likely extension of
limits that he considered a new plant
a Rood idea. Should board decide on
a new plant the engineer said he
would suggest that it be located
a half mile or so nearer town with die
intake at it* present location. The
place he has in mind is suitable for
good storage facilities that would
carry the town over an extended pe
riod of almost any kind of weather.
As usual there are those
town who favor remodeling the pres
ent plant, while there are others who
would like to see the aldermen author
ize the construction of a new and
modern plant. A new plant will be a
necessity in five or 10 years even
with improvements now one group
contends, while the others say the
present plant has many years of serv
ice ahead with proper renovation.
Local Bank Helps
Pure Bred Cattle
Pure bred cattle ig being greatly en
couraged in Cleveland county by the
Cleveland Bank and Trust company
which offers to help deserving boys to
buy a calf or heifer with a view of
raising a fine milk cow. The bank has
has started a pure bred calf club and
already ten or more boys and girls *
have joined, the bank taking their *
note for the cost of the calf, the
mount to belaid back later. In
tioq to helping deserving boyg and
efirls finance the purchase rff pure
bred stock, the bank ig,offering prizes
as follows: $10 for best calf or heif
er; $8 as second prixe to member
whose cow or heifer shows the best
■are and treatment; $5 third prize for
he be t composition written on the
mbiect “How I raised my Calf or
Cleveland is coming to be known
| better and better as a dairy county
| and the Cleveland Bank wishing to
; encourage the young people in this
work, are helping finance the pur
chase of calves which will encourage
the young people and later stimulate
‘he dairy industry.
Winner Hosiery Is
Sold For $15,801
The Winner Hosiery mill, a defunct
manufacturing concern which has
manufactured hosiery for the last
few years at Boiling Springs, was
sold Monday at public auction at the
court house by F. B. Hamrick, re
ceiver and the same was bid in by B.
T. Falls for the creditors at $15,801.
The largest creditor? are Thompson
company (Z. J. and Carl* who hold
a mortgage against the Winner fog
$25,000 and the directors who hold a
mortgage for a similar amount. The
total liabilities amount to approxi
mately $110,000. The property was
was first sold separately, the town of
Boiling Springs offering $300 for the
electric light department but no bid
was received on 31 acres of real es
tate on Broad river. In offering tho
holdings separately the bids totalled
$15,800 after which it was offered aa
a whole and brought $1 more. This
bid will remain open for 20 days, sub
ject to a raise.