North Carolina Newspapers

Of This Paper Is Greater
Than The Population Given
Shelby In The 1920 Census
Of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Farming Section.
Modern Job Department.
VOL. XXXII, No. 82
FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 1924.
With Between 15 and 20 Thousand People Here
On Opening Day The Fair Surpasses The Fond
est Dream Of Most Ardent Supporter. Huge
Crowds, Fine Exhibits And Attractions Make
Of It The Greatest Event In The History Of
The County—Two More Days.
The first Cleveland County Fair, a reality now, will go down
in the history of the county as the most colorful week the section
has ever known. From all sections of the county and from 10 or
15 surrounding counties as well as South Carolina the ‘“farm
folk of the highlands” swarmed into Shelby on Tuesday, the oft
en l rig day, and by noon those observing the incoming tide of hu
manity realized that the opening day attendance almost surpass
ed the attendance expected for the entire fire days. In days past
this county has seen some mammoth circus day crowds, but on
Tuesday there were more people here than have ever gathered
on any circus day. Wednesday the attendance was somewhat less
as all school children were admitted free on the opening day, but
it is estjmated that around eight or nine thousand people passed
through the gates again Wednesday and approximately that many
Thursday with another vast, seething mass expected for Friday
and Saturday, the closing days.
There was no disappointment for there was such an array of at
tractions that there was at least one to appeal to every individual
of the thousands. The agricultural, poultry and livestock exhibits
were exceptional, considering that it was the first attempt ever
made by the farmers of the county to stage a formal show. The
booths were handsome and attractive and down through the big
midway a circus spirit swept until the throngs became a regular
holiday crowd. It is safe to say that Cleveland’s first fair has never
been excelled by any county fair in North Carolina and that it
ranks second only to the big State fair.
Pack the Grounds.
Although no definite count has
been made it is estimated by those in
charge that between 15 and 20 thou
sand witnessed the events Tuesday.
There were around 9,000 paid admis
sions while all school children, city
and rural were admitted free. School
officials say that some seven or eight
thousand school children attended,
which would make the gate crowd
alone total around 16,000. Many hun
dreds dodge either count and the ex
act number will never be known. At
the first races held Tuesday after
noon the grandstand was packed to
overflowing while several thousand
lined the rail around the half mile
track and piled into the bowl in the
center, the estimate beng that around
7,000 saw the races and free attrac
tons before the grandstand. On Wed
nesday total atendance touched around
seven or eight thousand with six
thousand or more witnessing the turf
events. Tuesday was “Home Coming
and School Day,” and Wednesday
“Rutherford and Gaston Day.”
Two More Big Days.
The two closing days, Friday and
Saturday, especially Saturday, are ex
pected to draw almost as many peo
ple as the opening day. Friday will he
featured for Shelby and Kings Moun
tain people and the population of the
county’s two leading towns will almost
be at the fair grounds en masse.
“Cleveland’s Own” is the bill for SaG
urday with a greater run of attrac
tions than any preceding day and it
will be Cleveland day on the track to
the delight of thousands.
Shows and Midway.
The shows and midway are big
drawing cards at any fair and the se
lection of the Miller Brothers shows
was a good one. Although not the best
in the world, the attractions are above
the usual county fair standard in ev
ery respect. A midway, is a midway,
and this week it rocked and murmur
ed an dcavorted to the same old
tune and swing. Spinning wheels, ca
vorting caterpillar, the age-old mer
ry-go-round, the blare and shriek of
piano and bally-hoo criers^—it was a
festive circle, . swinging, rocking,
shouting along. Freaks and snakes,
cotton candy and “hot-dogs”, beautiful
women and admiring men—entertain
ment at its best and clean' throughout
with something to interest every one
from the children to the veterans.
At the Grandstand.
There were too many things for one
Pair of eyes to see for something was
happening—and will be through Fri
day and Saturday—on every portion
of the big 40-acre tract. While hun
dreds milled through the exhibit
buildings and admired the booths and
handiwork of Cleevland’s own. people
Thousands flocked the midway, still
other thousands swarmed around the
livestock stalls and on up to the grand
stand, where in the afternoon the
major portion of the crowd gathered,
kach day is featured by two races be
tween the fast racing steeds brought
here from other states intermingled
with free attractions that keep the
eager onlookers on the alert. It was
far from a Kentucky crowd when the
races first started, but by the time
Sparkie" and “Near Beer” drew
fheir laughs and the first race entered
the home stretch one could almost vis
ion the clipped goatee of a “Colonel
from 01’ Kaintuck.” Perhaps the best
[ ide attraction in front of the stands
is the daring high wire walking stunt
j 80 feet in the air, where the perform
I er walks and plays, places his chair
and table for tea while the eyes be
| low look on and wait, breathing deep,
i for him to fall. Another attraction is
the strong man stunt—with a 135.
j pound youngster for the strong man.
j Steel bars bend around his neck and
arms and in his teeth as if they were
| wire, while between the last heats of
| the races each day he pulls an auto
mobile or truck the entire length of
[ the grandstand with his teeth. Spoer
hase with his comic horses and guide
less wonders mingles some thrills and
laughs in with the regular races and
; never fails to get applause on his
well-trained steeds. As a side feature
throughout the fair is the Lincoln cav
alry troop commanded by Captain
Adrian Lineberger. The troopers stage
| several stunts of horsemanship and
riding that are of merit. At night a
spectacular array of fireworks pulls
j together the large crowds that assem
ble for abig evening in the midway.
The colorful lights, bursting bombs
and rockets get the undivided atten
tion of all during the display.
Between races Wednesday Paul V.
Moore, secretary of the big Spartan
burg fair, took occasion to make a
brief speech to the packed grand
| stand, congratulating the people of
j Cleveland on the reat success of their
; first fair. “It is amazing the way in
; which you people in your first attempt
have put over such an immense pro
ject. No one, not even Dr. Dorton,
your ‘spark plug’, could have hoped
for anything better. In my long ex
perience as a fair secretary this is
one of the best county fairs I have
; ever seen and well planned in every
detail. There are things that must be
learned by experience and by next
year this county will really go on
the fair map. Furthermore you have
scared me for you are only a step be
j hind our big show in Spartanburg and
I will have to plan bigger and better
things to give you good competition,”
he declared.
A Real Farm County.
It is well nigh an impossibility to
describe the manner in which the
farm folk of the county made of their
first agricultural show such a success.
However, Cleveland farmers are
known and famed by what they ac
complish. Achievements alone brought
the county the honor of being called
“the example agricultural county of
the “Quick-step state” by an associate
editor of The Country Gentleman, and
if the writer was here this week he
could get a better understanding of
how the farmers of this section make
of a dream a reality. Along few lines
are Cleveland farmers surpassed by
others and their best is on exhibit this
week. The farm displays • and com
munity booths, vital factors always
are of a wide variety, educational,
interesting and good for the future
of the county as well as a credit to the
men and women who arranged them.
In the poultry and kennel show build
ing is an array of near perfect chick
ens and pure-bred dogs superior to
any collection gathered together in
one lot in the state. The ribbons
dangling over the booths and pens
tell their own story—many of them
were winners before.
Winners Announced Later.
Owing to the rush and bustle The
Beloved Minister After 17 Years Of j
Active Pastoral Duties Passed. i
Baptised 7,500 People.
Rev. G. Pinckney Hamrick is dead.
He passed away quietly at his home!
on N. LaFayette street Tuesday morn -
inn at 5 o’clock following an illness
of creeping paralysis from which he
had been suffering for the past eight
months. Mr. Hamrick was horn at
Boiling 75 years ago, one of 12 child
ren of Jonathan and Elizabeth Ham
rick. He was graduated at Wake For
est College in 1879 after which he
took a ministerial course at the theo
logical seminary at Louisville, Ky.
Mr. Hamrick was one of the first stu
dents at Wake Forest from f lcycland.
County. Follov/ing'' Tiis"' graduation he
entered the ministry which he follow
ed with great fervor for 47 years, la
boring faithfully in the Master’s vine
yard. baptising over 7,500 people and
establishing seven or more churches,
a record which is unexcelled by few,
if any, preachers in North Carolina.
His long, faithful and consecrated ser
vice won thousands to the Master’s
Kingdom and helped establish the
Baptist denomination into a position
of leadership in this section.
Mr. Hamrick was well educated, al
though highly democratic,—a man of
tender sympathies and fervent devo
tion. Kindness and courtesy stood out
predominately in his character. While
God prospered him in the material
blessings he gave Him credit and at
I tributed his successful investments to
the fact that he rigidly practised
tithing. His pastoral charges included
Grover, Bethlehem, Patterson Grove,
Boiling Springs, Beaver Dam, Double
Springs, Pleasant Hill, Henrietta,
Cliffside, Buffalo, (S. C.) Blacksburg,
Gaffney, Providence, New Hope, Mt.
Paran, Asheville, Canton, Biltmore,
Elleree, Clifton, Pacolet, Trough
Shoals, Zion Hill, mainly churches in
Cleevland and Rutherford counties as
well as churehes in South Carolina and
the Asheville section. His last work
in church building of any note was the
erection of the handsome brick edi
fice at Canton.
Mr. Hamrick was married to Miss
Sallie Anthony 41 years ago, a lov
ing and cheerful helpmeet and to
gether they made a home that was
real and genuine in every sense nf the
word. She survives, together with one
son Earl Hamrick,an official of the
Eastside Mfg. Co., in which his
father’s pride was justly wrapped.
Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Jane
Lovelace and Mrs. David Scruggs.
The funeral was conducted Thurs
day afternoon from the First Baptist
church, a large crowd and a beauti
ful and magnificent floral offering
from friends here and various points
where he had lived, attesting the high
esteem in which he was held. The
services were deserved tributes of
his noble and effective life and were
conducted by Rev. R. L. Lemons, as
sisted by Rev. J. B. Grice of Asheville
and Rev. John W. Suttle of Shelby.
The following served as pall bearers:
J. R. Dover, J. H. Hunt of Asheville,
G. W. Phillips of Canton, Dr. W. C.
nanincK oi uauney, t>. is. Hamrick
of Boiling: Springs, J. H. Quinn, C. C.
Blanton, L. I. Kendrick, R. Lee Weath
ers, H. D. Wilson, T. W. Kirby of
Gaffney, J. L. Smith, M. W. Hamrick
of Asheville, James L. Webb and J.
J. McMurry.
Mr. Hamrick was a director of the
Hamrick-Limestone Mills at Gaffney,
East Side Mill, Shelby, and connect
ed with the Alma Mills at Gaffney.
At First Baptist Church.
There will be preaching services
both Sunday morning and night at
the First Baptist church by the pas
tor, Rev. R. L. Lemons at the usual
-hours. The evening subject will be
“Worldliness, a By-product of the
Moral Drift.” The Sunday school last
Sunday had an attendance of 474
which was splendid but there is room
for more especially in the adult
Get your basket and come to Piggly
Wiggly’s vegetable garden.
Star will not be able to announce the
complete list of ribbon and prize win-,
ners in the various exhibits, shows
and displays in this issue, but a
complete announcement with judges
and details will be given later.
Covering such an event is a task
and a newspaperman is human and
must fall for the blare and celebra
tion along with others, which is an
established “alibi” for failure to com
pete in words with the event as it
really is. Nothing has been side-step
ped intentionally for the pride of the
county is pride of the paper that be
lieves in boosting and what has not
been said will be as time and ability
Remember that the - two closing
days, Friday and Saturday, should be
the best of all, but the urge is not ne
cessary for what have attended will be
Big Fair Races Make
Shelby The Racing
Center Carolinas
Thousands Swarm (Grandstand and
Kail for First Karrs Ever Hold
In Section. The Winners.
In the magic turn of u day Shelby
became “the mein* center of the Car
olinas” owing to the fine entries bonk
ed for Cleveland county’s firsts fair
and the enthusiasm displayed by the
people of Western Carolinas. thou
sands of whom had never before wit
nessed a turf event.
On Tuesday, the first day of the
fair, a mass of people estimated be
tween eight and 10 thousand people
packed the hip grandstand to over
flowinp and lined the rail and other
vantage points for the inaupural
races. The thronp was gathered from
10 or 15 counties surrounding Clev
eland together"^ ilh hundreds from
South Carolina. In the crowd were
many who caine 300 miles and more
to w itness the races. Wednesday, with
the general attendance considerably
less than the opening day not quite as
maey witnessed the races and feats
by the Lincoln cavalry. However, it is
estimated that around five or six thou,
sand saw the races on the second day.
For Two Last Days.
Each day entries a little faster than
the preceding day are made and at no
time during the remainder of the week
is the race attendance expected to be
below the 5,000 mark. On Friday the
races will be the 2:14 trot and the
2:20 pace with nine or more entries. In
addition to the regular races Dolly
May, the champion guideless pacer,
will give an exhibition race. A mol
torcyele race with local riders may
also be hilled.
ouiuruay, me most tnrilling of all
races will be staged—the handicap,
trot or pace. On the same day there
will be^ a Cleveland county race of
Cleveland county owned horses to go
as they may—trot, pace or in harness,
cart or sulky. This race is expected to
draw a capacity crowd. A local auto
mobile race may also be billed.
Winners Announced.
In the races Tuesday the 2:12 pace
was won by “ Rambler”, driven by
Oarlock, with “Letrobia Direct”, driv
en by Hatcher, second. The time was
2:13 1-4. The fipish down the home
stretch i nfront of the stands between
“Rambler” and “Letrobia Direct” in
each of the heats brought the huge
crowd to its feet cheering. In the 2:30
trot “San Rusia,” driven by McElroy,
placed first, and “Lizzie Harvester”,
driven by Garloek, second. The time
was 2:24 1-4. Wednesday, the 2:15
pace was won by “Silver Orr”, driven
by . Oarlock, the horse leading each
of the three heats. “D. M. B.” driven
by Hatchell, was second. The time was
2:15 3-4. The 2:18 trot was won by
“Jim Mack”, "with Douglas driving,
and “September Morn,” driven by
Summers, was second. The time was
2:19 1-4.
Judges for the horse races are Dr.
E. B. Lattimore and Messrs. George
Blanton and Hayne Patterson. The of
fiiial starter is from Pinehurst.
Superior Court Is
Is To Convene In
Shelby, October 27
last Of The Jury That Has Been
Drawn. Judge W. F. Harding Of
Charlotte Will Preside.
The fall term of the Superior Court
of Cleveland County will convene here
Monday October 27th with Judge W.
F. Harding of Charlotte presiding
and Hon. R. L. Huffman of Morgan
ton prosecuting the criminal cases for
the state. The following jury list has
been drawn by the county commiss
First week: No. 1 W. R. Sanders;
No. 2 Wm. M. Blanton, J. Landrum
Jolly; Chas. Bailey; No. 3 G. A. Bor
ders, Olin Warren, Robert Turner;
No. 4 W. L. Goforth, Erastus Dixon,
W. A. Moss, M. A. Costner, Fred
Bridges, L. C. Hord; No. 5 0. C. Black,
W. C. Whitworth; No. 6 Webb Bar
nett, Marvin Blanton, Robt. Doggett,
T. H. Abernathy, L. A. Gettvs, J. C.
Ponder, J. S. Mull; No. 7 W. E. Whis
nant, J. L. Callahan, J. C. Greene, J.
M. Gardner; No. 8 F. H. Lee, J. Ed
Horn, Forrest Peeler, Joe M. Hasting.
No. 9 G. L. Cornwell, W. E. Cornwell,
D. Elmore, D. C. Beam; No. 10. W.
A. Mead; L. J. Self.
Second Week: No. 1 Tell McCraw;
No. 2 J. R. Bridges; No. 3 Jno. J.
Shuford; No. 4 S. R. Anthony, Geo.
P. Barber; No. 5 M. C. Whitworth,
Ezra Miller; No. 6 R. L. Botts, Her
bert Blanton, Sam Wilson; No. 7 M.
M. Greene, R. W. Fite; No 8 D. S.
Turner, O. J. Lattimore; No. 9 O. V.
Warlick, Wm. Fortenberry; No. 10
J. M. Hoyle; No. 11 C. E. Bruns.
Another sign of the times is find
ing an embroidery magazine in a bar
ber shop.—New York American.
Hurrah for the straw vote! It it
wasn’t for that we wouldn’t know
there was going to be an election.—
Chicago Tribune.
Thousands Visit New Store on Open
ing and l.avish Praise on Equip
ment, Stock and Taste.
Thousands attended the opening of
the W. I,. Fanning and company’s
new store Saturday and all were lav
ish, but sincere in their praise of the
beautiful equipment, and varied stock
of merchandise and the systematic ar
rangement of the different depart
ments. For months the management
had dreamed, planned and worked to
give Shelby .( department store that
would be in keeping with the times
and the people of Shelby and Clevland
.ropniy AV-hers- tire .v.urtl b anning lma,
become a household word when wear
ing apparel is thought of. It is a child
of the hearts of the management and
all the ‘.ilesfolks in the organization
have a pride and loyalty in
the store that is remarkable. For
weeks prior to the opening every hand
was busy from the boss down to tho
delivery hoy to have everything set
for the opening day and when the
doors opened at t) a. m. there was a
crowd of welcome visitors, tho
stream keeping up until the doors
were closed late at night. Everywhere
could he heard words of genuine and
sincere praise for tho type of store
Fanning and Co., has given Shelby
and this community, a store that is a
credit to a city many times Shelby’s
size, and one which shows the faith
Fanning and Co.t have in Shelby's
present and future.
from the standpoint of business
done, Saturday was a record breaker.
Attractive bargains were offered in
every department. The organization is
made up of experienced and courte
ous salespeople who take pride and
pleasure in showing the store with no
though* of forcing a sale.
Mr. George A. Hoyle, well and fav
orably known for his years of expe
rience in the mercantile business is
secretary-treasurer for the Shelby
store and for the mammoth Fanning
store at Hickory, four stories and a
basement. He maintains his office in
the new Fanning building here while
Mr. Walter L. Fanning and Mr. Joe
E. Nash act as buyers ad have gener
al charge of merchandise in the store.
The Department and Sales Force.
In the systematic division of the
store Miss Ruth Mundy has charge of
the ready-to-wear department which
carries ladies dresses, coats, suits,
skirts, blouses, muslin and silk un
derwear, corsets, etc. Miss Lilly Kerr
has charge of the alteration depart
ment, while Miss Rosa Mae Shuford
is in charge of piece goods consisting
of notions, gloves, hosiery and under
wear. Miss Mamie Cabaniss divides
her time between piece goods and
In the men’s department, Mr. Cline
Lackey has charge of clothing, hats,
caps and furnishings, the leading
brands of clothing being established
lines such as Hart-Schaffner and
Marks, Styleplus and Curlee.
Mr. Boyd Elam who has been with
Fanning’s a number of years, has
charge of the shoe department, which
carries thousands of pairs of well
known lines such as Edwin Clapp and
Flofsheim shoes for men arid Irvin
Drew for ladies.
On the beautiful mezzanine is
found the millinery department with
all kinds of hats for ladies, misses and
children, in charge of Mrs. Bessie J.
Gray, a new-comer from Hickory, but
a rapid friend maker.
Ex-sherijT D. D. Wilkins, at one
time partner with George A. Hoyle
under the firm name of Hoyle and
Wilkins has charge of the basement,
assisted by Mr. Summie Spangler,
and Mrs. Frank Ledbetter which de
partment carries everything for the
boy, children’s shoes, featuring Billi
ken and Buster Browns, white goods,
curtain goods, draperies, blankets,
outings, sheetings, work shoes and
shirts, overalls, underwear, hosiery,
gloves, etc.
Mr. Frank Ledbetter, with the firm
for some time has charge of decora
tions and displays and he keeps the
spacious windows beautifully dressed
as well as the store interior.
Master Eugene Miller is the popu
lar young delivery boy that takes out
packages in a jiffy.
Mrs. D. E. Parker of Cherryville
R-l died Wednesday at midnight at
the Shelby Public hospital where she
had been a patient for about ten days.
A very serious operation was perform
ed Tuesday in the hope of saving her
life from a trouble which was bound
to prove fatal. She was 33 years of
age and leaves her husband and three
small children. Her remains were tak
en Thursday to her home community
for interment.
Oysters, Oysters, Oyster. Get them
fresh. Pints 45 cents; quarts 85 cents.
Piggly-Wiggly. Ad
Shelby Highs Play
Charlotte Eleven
There On Saturday
Will ho First Heal Test of Youngsters
Coached by ’'Casey" Morris.
Much Interest.
By late Saturday afternoon local
people will he able to tell just about
what Chance the Shelby highs have
jin the elimination series for the state
football championship. By that time
the Charlotte-Sholby game which will
be played in Charlotte at 3 o’clock,
will be over, and the strength of two
of the strongest contenders in the
west will have been measured. For it
appears from real ability shown on
the field that western honors lie be
tween Charlotte, state champions last
season, Shelby, and Hickory. The last
named outfit, coached bv Chinn, Cep,
ter college sensation, must not be ov
erlooked from the drive exhibited in
the scoreless tie played with the lo
“Casey” Morris true to the FeUscr
system of coaching and talking, has
very little to say about the game Sat
urday. What talking he does is to
the boys on the field in practice and
his efforts can he seen, although the
eleven is not as yet a smooth working
machine. The big trouble'seems to be
the lack of material in one or two po
sitions and too much material for
other positions. The line, expected to
be one of the best in the state, has
failed to bring out the right force in
the contests so far. However, the line
was strengthened considerably this
week by the return to school of “Six”
Caldwell, star tackle on last year’s el
even. Where Caldwell will come in is
yet a guessing proposition, hut he will
probably be placed at tackle with Cap
tain Auten shifted to guard to run
with one of the two new linesmen. Pil
lion and Surratt. The local backfield
is a clever, fast-moving quartet with
Connor, as usual, the outstanding
star, but the need at present seems to
be a big youngster hefty enough to
plough through any opposing line and
speedy enough to get off on the plays
and in interference. There must be
some weight in the backfield that
tears off yardage through the Char
lotte line, in other words more pow
erful punch.
Charlotte apparently has a better
eleven than—won -the- T+rampionshlp
last year, but it will be remembered
that Shelby held the state champions
to a 6-6 tie during last season and
there is not so much difference be
tween the local squad of this year and
last. The Charlotte Observer says
that: “For the third consecutive Sat
urday Kirkpatrick will put in a
stronger backfield. It has been grow
ing stronger as the weeks go by as
likely men have been unearthed and
shoved to the backfield. His backfield
will in all probability be composed of
Sam and F’rnnk McNinch as half
backs, Foard nominal full back and
Ham Suttle as nominal quarterback.
Dick is working all four men as backs
to carry the ball, with Captain Harry
Schwartz playing center and calling
the signals.”
Coach Morris intends to take his
entire squad, or at least about 20
players, to Charlotte. The eleven that
will start the game is not known but
the following will be among thosa
used: Cline Lee, Dedmon and Hopper,
ends; Caldwell, F. Beam and L. Beam,
tackles; Auten, Sarratt and Elliott’,
guards; H. Grigg, center; Furches,
quarter! Connor, Ellerbee, Magness
and Keeter, half backs; Wray, full
back. A number of the second eleven
players will be run in during the con
test. The big interest will be around
the center position with Harry Grigg
and Captain Harry Schwartz, of Kirk
patrick’s outfit, facing each other
The two centers are considered the
most outstanding pivot men in south
ern high school football and their tus
sle with each other will be wall worth
Although the game in Charlotte con
flicts with the fair races here, sever
al hundred Shelby and Cleveland
| county people are planning to witness
the contest.
Former Lattimore
Man Dies In Georgia
Mr. A. D. Allen, a former resident
of Lattimore, died Saturday at Tirza,
Ga., from a heart trouble brought on
following an attack of influenza sev
eral years ago. Mr. Allen was taken
ill Saturday morning and died Satur
day night at the age of 52 years. His
body ■ was brought to Lattimore and
interred at the Baptist cemetery at
that place Monday. Mr. Allen was a
native of Rutherford county and mar
ried Miss Trevia Jones, a sister of
Mr. Ben Jones of Earl. She survives
with five small children, ranging in
ages from eight months to 12 years.
The many friends of Mrs. Allen re
gret to learn of her sorrow. The
family went to Georgia a number of
years ago. He was railroad section
foreman at the time of his death,
which position he held with trust and
Thousands Sec Parade, but Non-regu
lation of Traffic Interferes—
Winners of Float Prizes.
The parade Tuesday morning at 10
o’clock was a feature of the opening
of Cleveland’s inaugural fair, hut the »
parade was marred because of non en
forcement of traffic regulations. The
police department which had on extra
deputies failed to cope with the situ
ation, consequently the parade was not
seen by all and the line of march broke
up in utter confusion. The police de
partment allowed passenger cars and
trucks to follow and even break the
parade at will to such an extent
the parade had to break ranks before
it was over. Consequently it was im
possible to get a view of all floats or
even a list of the entries and contes
The Cecelia Music club was award
ed the prize for the best decorated
float, Lattimore school the prize for
the best decorated school float while
the Woman’s club of Shelby won by
the best representation. These decis
ions were made by a committee of
which Mrs. McAden was chairman.
Heading the parade was a car
carrying the fair officials, followed
by the Daughters of the Confederacy,
beautifully decorated and carrying
four soldiers of the sixties: M. F. Hull,
J. Z. Falls, Anderson Nolan and A.
C. Irvin. Then came the Woman’s
Club, the Daughters of the American
Revolution, the Cecelia Music club.
the Ishpening club, T. W. Hamrick
company. Star automobile, Essex au
tomobile, Piedmont school and float
showing “yesterday'’ and “today” with
changes brought about by education,
the Chicora club represented by In
dians and the Arrowood-Howell Lum
ber Co.„ represented by a miniature
home carried on a large truck. There
were many others but a complete list
could not be secured and it was im
possible to see all the parade.
After the parade the floats drove
to the fair grounds where the judges
awarded their decision.
Shelby Building Co
Property All Sold
The lots of the Shelby Building Co.,
on East Sumter and East Suttle
streets were all sold at public auction
by Horney Brothers, the twin auction
eers of Asheville, at a sale conducted
Monday morning, the lots bringing a
total of about $8,000. A live-wire min
strel band played at the sale at which
there were hundreds of women anx
ious to draw some of the $600 worth
of furniture offered as prizes. The
prize winners were Mis. L. L. Free
man the living room suit; Vernon
Branton the bed room suit; Oscar
Newton the kitchen cabinet; L. A.
Blanton the cook stove; G. W. Carrick
the oil stove and Miss Lillian Ruda
sill the wicker desk and chair.
Horney Brothers have contracted to
sell the Carl Thompson property,
ideally located for suburban develop
ment on West Warren street just be
yond the city pavement. This sale is
scheduled to come off Thursday Octo
ber 23rd. ijoit
Aged Grover Woman !|
Is Struck By Train
Monday Morning
Mrs. Ed Devine, 70-year-old Grover
woman, is in the city hospital at Gas
tonia in a very serious condition as a
result of being struck, it is said, early
Monday morning by passenger train
No. 15 near Grover. Thursday after
noon Gastonia hospital officials stat
ed that she was unconscious and that
there was little chance for recovery,
one arm was broken and she was other
wise injured about the head and body,
it is said.
According to reports from Grover
the aged lady was crossing railroad
just north of town at the city limits
and was en route to a neighbor for
milk when she was struck by the train
No one saw it happen and exact de
tails could not be secured. Mrs. Devine
w’ho lives near the railroad is said tc
have been slightly deaf and it i.-_
thought she never heard the approach
ing train which passes through Gro
ver at 9 o’clock. The engineer accord
ing to reports, said that he never saw
her until the body was hurtling up
in the air. Immediate following the
accident she was rushed to the Gas
tonia hospital and has been uncon
scious since shortly after her arrival
Her husband is living and she hag
a daughter at Cherryville.
Palitical difference is wholesome.
It’s political indifference taht hurts
the country.—Little Rock Arkansas
Gazette. y
The adage that “The good die
young” originated in the observation
that we meet so few of them in tlm
[ adult stage.—Columbia “Recoil, ' *

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