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Of This Paper Is Greater
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VOL. XXXII, No. 83
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 1924.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
TOM ITTtUCE IT CLEM'S
BIO MM FUR OH 70.01
Drew Thousands From Over
Two States and Ranks As
Leading County Fair
Now that the hubbub and excite
ment that has kept Cleveland county
on the whirl for a week is over and a
partial check-up has been made it is
evident that Cleveland’s inaugural
fair will stand out as the greatest
county fair ever held in the state and
with few equals anywhere. It was ex
pected to be a success, but not one of
such magnitude. From show people,
fair followers, race track men and
even the head of the big State fair
comes the statement that it was a
county show and assenvbtajre with the
car marks of a record breaker. Then
as the final verification are the vast
crowds that milled through the gates.
The over-worked fair officials this
week in the aftermath, which is al
most as trying as the preliminaries,
took time to state that their prelimin
ary estimate of total attendance would
run a little over 70,000. To be exact
1 heir total, made by using some actual
figures and some estimates, was 71,
709, which is close enough to the State
fair attendance to make the people .of
Cleveland county feel more than en
thusiastic, A complete check-up may
make the total swell a little or de
crease some, hut it will not vary far
from 70,000. The pessimistic reader
may note that thousands attended
more than one day and that they were
counted each time they passed through
the gates. Paid' attendance is another
matter and the total of those who
entered by the jingle of silver at the
handsome arch entrance may run
around 50,000, or perhaps up to the,
five-day estimate of 54,709. The fi
nancial success is also gratifying and
almost a surprise to many stockhold- !
ers, who visioned nothing hut a don
ation in their subscription. That the
handsome buildings, hall, track and
stands which Mrs. Vanderbilt termed
‘marvelous” would almost be paid for
in one year was far more than any- i
one dared to hope, but another such
fair week, and nothing but time seems
to stand between , and the Cleveland
County Fair association will be a suc
cess from a money-making standpoint.
First Day Best.
Tuesday, the opening day, was by
far the largest attended and most Col- j
orful day of the five. An accurate idea !
is that throughout the day and the
merriment at night 22,000 people were
there in all. Passes were issued to 12,
000 school children as it was ‘“school
day” and from the eager young faces
that "took in" everything at least 10,
000 must have spent their holiday at
the fair. Nine thousand £—1 forty-sev
en paid their way in Tuesday, and 500
complimentary passes were out to 1
those having booths, exhibits or some j
official connection in addition to the:
hundreds of gate smashers who am.
KTed around through the pines and
over the fence, which makes the total
of 22,000 a conservative estimate.
Saturday, the closing'day, and always
a half-holiday for the farm folks,
probably stood second from the at
tendance viewpoint. The crowds on the
final day were estimated-at around
10,000, there being over 7,000 paid ad
missions. The three intervening days
are thought to have drawn between
0,500 and 10,000 each day.
What the fair lacked paying out all
expenses in actual cash on the five
days was more than made up hv the
thousands of dollars worth of adver
tising the county has received. No one
has any idea as to how many sections
of North Carolina were represented
during the fair, or how many hundreds
came from other states, the more dis
tant being drawn by the races. The
•>est idea to be gained of the scope the
big show covered was by automobile
numbers and to note the tags was like
reading the principal cities and towns
in North Carolina. At every booth
the person in charge could tell you of
the far-away visitors from the north,
south, west and east. By the time an
other fair season rolls around Cleve
land county will be the talk of a vast
section inhabited by Southern farmers |
and their city friends who like the en- j
tertainment and friendly mingling
that marks such great gatherings.
Changes Over ISight.
The transformation on the hip: 40
acre tract over the week-end was re
markable. At 11 o’clock Saturday
night the brilliantly lighted midway
with its seething mass of pleasure
seekers winding their way through
the gaily decorated aisles with its
bustle, ballyhoo and blare of music,
was a scene Cleveland county will not
forget soon. But within a few hours
the change had taken place. The
crowds had vanished and only here
and there could be seen a late adven
turer wending his way wearily to the
outside, and as if by magic a silence
so still that it almost echoed re placed
the tumult and gaiety of a few hours
before. The stand proprietors, show
managers, concession owners and mid
way followers in only a fleeting half
I hour changed from business seekers
into a wrecking crew that only fol
lowers of the white lights can imitate.
To them perhaps it was only another
week, but to many it was a record
week, and even as they look to next
week and their next stand they are
anticipating a return to Cleveland.
1 his week the scene of the county’s
greatest gathering has the monoton
ous appearance of a pleasure battle
ground with only an occasional visi*
tor to break the silent and littered aft
ermath. But another year is coming.
If the first fair was a wonder there
is no doubt about the great succes that
is in the offing, and the fair is now an
anstHuti»>nr one of the ihoSt successful
of its kind ever so firmly established
in one year.
Our Fair Is Praised
By Mrs. V&Aderbfft*
Here on Saturday
Popular President of State Fair Stops
For a Few Minutes at The
Cleveland County Fair.
The crowning words of praise for
Cleveland county’s first big agricul
tural fair came Saturday afternoon
from none other than Mrs. Edith Van
derbilt, of Biltmore and Asheville,
and head of the North Carolina State
fair. “It is the best arranged and one
of the most attractive fairs that I
have ever visited,” the prominent wo
man told Secretary Dorton during the
few minutes she stopped at the fair
grounds Saturday afternoon while en
route to her famed Biltmore home
from the big State fair at Raleigh.
Mrs. Vanderbilt was travelling by
automobile on highway No. 20 and
noticing the huge crowds and hand
some fair ground entrance, stopped
over with her secretary for a “peek”
at what was going on inside. “Mar
velous,” was heif declaration on not
ing the excellent arrangement and
general appearance of the group
scene of the county’s first attempt on
putting on big show.
coming »\ext Year.
Before leaving Mrs. Vanderbilt prac
tically assured Secretary Dort’on that
she would come back next year and
open the second fair. An invitation
was extended to her for the opening
this year but owing to the conflict she
was unable to attend, and after seeing
that the county had areal fair she ex-'
pressed her regret at being unable to j
attend the big opening this year, j
There is also a likelihood that her re- !
cently purchased $60,000 race horse
may also be seen on the “fast" half
mile race track that has made Shelby
the racing center of the Carolinas.
Mrs. Vanderbilt has an exceedingly
charming and winning personality and
is one of the most popular women in
Forest City Has Hard
Game With Piedmont
Playing at Lawndale Saturday aft
ernoon the Forest City highs defeat
ed Coach Johnny Hudson’s Piedmont
eleven 12 to 0, but the losers put up a
nicer game and a hai’der fight than
the score indicates. Both markers were
made, not by regular plays, and in
first downs Piedmont led by a good
margin. The scores came in the first
and third quarters on a fumble and an
It was the second game ever play
ed by the Piedmont boys and their
vast improvement even since the game
with Kings Mountain could be noted.
From appearances they will be able
to give such elevens as Shelby a hot
contest before the season is over if
the improvement continues. Saturday
their showing consisted mostly in a
brand of teamwork and fight that
would be a credit to any eleven, much
less an inexperienced outfit. Individ
ual stars were hard to select owing
to the grouped attack and defense, al
though, Lee, a brother of Cline Lee,
on end. and Weaver, half back, who
made the longest run a 25-yard skirt
around end, were outstanding. As yet
in the games played time has not been
called out for the Lawndale institu
Their line-up Saturday was: Cald
well, center: Beatty and Canipe,
guards; Long and Hord, tackles; Lee
and Fox, ends; Heavner, quarter;
Whisnant and Weaver, half backs;
Rawle (Capt.) full back. Officials were
Fred Logan (State) referee; Dr. Eads
umpire; Fred Wagner, head linesman.
Cleveland Electric Co., has several
new kinds of Radios. They will dem
onstrate at the office at night using
a loud speaker. Anyone is welcome to
Miss Thelma Young who is attend
ing N. C. C. W. ut Greensboro spent
the week end here with her parents
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Young.
Many Fine Birds Placed On Exhibit
at Fair. Winners In Each
Around the poultry show nt the
Cleveland County Fair centered con
siderable rivalry and interest and
the rivalry continued through the
opinion of the judges. Rev. J. \V. Sut
tle, who was in charge of the show
and who handled the big feathered
exhibit in a fine manner, says that
the exhibit was larger than was ex
pected, there being almost 500 birds
entered. An idea as to the enthuiasm
displayed may be noted in the fact
that in addition to chicken* mnny
'breeds There were turkeys, geese
monkey-faced owls, pigeons and
ground hogs entered. The poultry
iudges were W. H. Labb, of Wiscon
sin, and R. L. Simmons of Charlotte.
Some of the birds entered were de
clared by many to be the best ever
exhibited in a poultry show in this
state. Outstanding honors went to
Archie (Buck) Archer, Frank Ham
rick and E. Holcomb. Archer had the
champion pen, Rhode Island Reds, of
the entire show; Hamrick had the
champion female, also a Red, while
Holcomb had the best male in the
show, a Dark Cornish. The same fan
ciers also were among the leaders in
copping single honors.
Single comb Rhode Island Red-'
Archie Archer: first, second and
third cock; first .second and thud
I hen; third pullet; first old pen; first
and third young pen; champion pen
of show. Frank Hamrick; first c.ock
erel, first and second pullet; first
and second old pen; third cock and
third hen; best female of show. P. L.
Hennessa: second cock.
Dark Brahma—Alda Hawkins:
first cock and first hen.
Light Brahma—R. B. Keeter: first
Black Giants—J. W. Suttle: first
pen and first cockerel. S. R. Suber:
Buff Orpington—Bloom Kendall:
f'lst cock; first hen; first cockerel;
first, second and third pullets; first
Barred Rock—J. D. Self: first cock;
first cockerel; first pen. A. L. Wort
man; second cockerel.
Dark Cornish—E. Holcomb: first
cock; first hen; first and second cock
erel; first and second pullet; first
pen; best male in show. J. J. Bur- j
neft". Jr.: third cockerel and third
White Cornish—L. C. Palmer: first
cock; first pen.
White Wyandottes—Riverside Farm I
first cock; first and second hen; sec
ond cockerel; first and second pullet.
S. A. Crisp: first pen. M. A. Jolly:
first cockerel; second and third pens':
Buff Wyandotte—Joe C. Hoyle:
Lakenvelder—J. M. Roberts: first I
cockerel; first pullet.
Rose Comb Brown Leghorn—T. F.
Sellers: first, second, th:rd and fourth
cockerels; first .second, third, fourth 1
and fifth pullets.
White Leghorn—Dell View Farm:
first cock; first, second and third
hen; first, second and third cockerel;
fourth and fifth pullets; first and
fourth pens. Grady Withrow: second
cock: fifth hen; fifth cockerel; first
pullet. A ,T. Dellinger: second and
third pullet. Dr. F. H. Lackey: fifth
Single Comb Brown Leghorn—D.
M. Mull: first hen; fourth cockerel;
first and second pullets; first young
pen. J. D. Self: first and second cock
erel. H. B. Beeknell: third cockerel;
third and fourth pullet.
Anconas—Clemmie Lankford: first
cockerel; first and second pullet; !
Buff Leghorn—S. R. Smart: first
Hamburgs—Summie Weast: first
Pit Games—J. W. Norman: first
old pen; second young pen. J. P. Aus
tell: first young pen; second old pen;
Harry Hope: first .second and third
cock. Tom Wallace: first hen.
Buff Coach Bantams—J. L. Suttle,
Jr.: first cock; first, second and third
hen; first cockerel; first, second,
third and fourth pullets. Hudson
Brothers: first pen.
Golden Seabright Bantams—Hudson
Brothers: first pen.
Breeders To Organize.
Rev. J. W. Suttle has sent out a
call for all chicken breeders and fan
ciers in Cleveland county to meet in
Shelby on Saturday, November 15, at
2 o'clock in the afternoon for the pur
pose of organizing a Cleveland Coun
ty Poultry Association. Breeders are
asked to remember the date and be
sure and attend.
Dresses Rough Lumber.
Bring your rough lumber to Z. J.
Thompson’s new lumber plant for
dressing. New machinery and high
class work. Satisfaction or no pay.
Mr. John Schenek of Lawndale left
Monday night for New York.
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Only Four Days
Yet To Register
Registration for the Novem
ber election will close Saturday
October 25, at sundown. Only four
days remain after today in which
one may register.
All of those' who voted in the
1922 election and who have not
changed voting precincts since that
time are eligible to vote without
new registration. All of those who
registered in the proper voting
precinct for the statewide primary
in June and who have not moved
since are eligible to vote.
But all those who have never
registered before must do so dur
ing the next four days or else they
will be disfranchised—be rloprivatl
of even the opportunity of voting
on November 4. This includes those
who have come of age since last
registration; it includes those who
have moved into the State and
who will have resided here as much
as a year prior to November 4; it
includes those who have changed
voting precincts and will be in
their present precincts hs much as
four months before November 4.
Take enough interest in your
county, state and nation to regis
ter and vote.
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Election Only Two
Weeks Off; Ballot
For County Vote
Tickcls Are Heady for Tuesday, No
vember 4. County Will Co Dem
ocratic by I'Aial Big Vote.
With national, state and county
election only two weeks off one hard
ly hears a simmer of the political pot
in Cleevalnd county. The spell-binders
Democratic and Republican, have talk
ed few Cleveland audiences into
slumber, although, Cleveland's native
born are casting tfic charm of oratoryj
in various sections of the state. Nat
urally though one understands why
there is no extraordinary hub-hub
over the political situation for its fair
time and cotton picking season and
Cleveland is Democratic to a safe ma
pority even Tn the null summer
This year an entire county ticket will
be elected as well as two state sena
tors. There are few changes on the
county Democratic ballot, practically
all of the present office holders be-;
ing candidates for re-election. The lone 1
change is that John P. Mull is the j
candidate for recorder instead of!
Judge B. T. Falls who is the Demo-1
cratic candidate for legislature.
The Democratic ballot is as follows:
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY BALLOT
For State Senators 27th District:
JNO G. ROACH, Rutherford County.
F. P. BACON, Polk County
For House of Representatives
B. T. FALLS
For Register of Deeds:
R. LEE WEATHERS
HUGH A. LOGAN
MARY E. YARBROUGH
T. C. ESKRIDGE
A. M. LOVELACE
For Board of Commissioners:
A. E. CLINE
W. W. WASHBURN
G. W. PEELER
For Recorder and Auditor:
JOHN P. MULL
C. A. BURRUS
The Republican county ballot is as
REPUBLICAN COUNTY BALLOT
For House of Representatives:
F. B. HAMRICK
For Register of Deeds:
MILES H. WARE
R. A. LACKEY
E. Q. ROBERTS
DR. F. H. LACKEY
THOMAS P. RUNYAN
For Board of Commissioners:
J. M. LEDFORD
Something New Under The Sun
A short while ago a merchant car
ried an advertisement in the Vass
Pilot in he told his readers of
the many interesting bargains which
could be obtained at his store. There
was nothing out of the ordinary about
that. But he went further and said
that his place was not the only store
in that section where his readers
could get full value for their money
spent. He went still further and
named other stores where bargains
could be had, among them being some
of his competitors.—Troy Montgom
j Mr. Jeff J. Sperling Who Loaf a Leg
I At Petersburg, Mas Buried at
Pleasant Grove Church.
Mr. Jefferson .1. Sperling, Cleve
land county’s oldest veteran of the
Civil war, died Thursday October 16,
about 0 o’clock while sitting in a chair
at tlie home of his son, Mr. George E.
Sperling on the Nhelby-Fallston road
where he had resided for a number of
I years. Mr. Sperling was born and
i reared in Cleveland county and a pa
triotic citizen, upright and honest in
every respect, holding the coufidtumo.
.-and e«mrin 'iTf i,l! who knew him. He
served in the Confederate army in
Company E. 56th NT. C. regiment anil
| was wounded at Petersburg in 1860
which wound necessitated the loss of
Although handicapped from the loss
of a leg, Mr. Sperling came home from
the war to help rebuild the South and
make a just and honest living. He
ploughed many a day in the fields and
did a full hand’s work. As a result, he
accumulated much and willed $1,000
to each of his children and his farm to
his youngest son. George Sperling for
caring for him in his old age. He was
one of the best satisfied old men that
ever lived, never murmuring nr com
plaining, but always cheerful and
Mr. Sperling was married to Miss
Margaret Eskridge and they lived,
together a long and devoted life
rearing six children, four boys and
two girls: Mrs. J. M. Ledford, J. J.
Sperling. Mrs. Alec'Hoyle. Monroe
E. Sperling, (now dead), W. I. Sper
ling and George E. Sperling. His wife j
died about 13 years ago. Mr. Sperling
joined Pleasant Grove Baptist church
in early life arid was faithful member
until death. Besides five children sur
viving. he also leaves 33 grandchil
dren a number of them serving as
flower girls at the funeral which took
plare at Pleasant Grove Eriday after
noon at 4 o clock, the services being
conducted by Rev, D. G. Washburn,
A. C . Irvin and W. H. Waldrop amid
a large crowd of sorrowinf friends and
Serving as pall bearers were: D. L.
Houser. D. C. Elliott. Thomas L. Ded
mon. Thud Allen, Joe E. Blanton, J.
60 To 75 Babies In
Contest At Fair
There are Divided Into Three Groups i
And Judged by Dr. Crawford—
List of Winners.
1 he baby contest was a great fea
ture of thy County Fair with between
60 and /5 babies entered, presenting
a sight which was interesting to the
hundreds of parents who saw the dis
play of husky youngsters, many of
whom were yelling at the top of their
voice because of the unfamiliar sur
roundings. Miss Irma Bowman, Shelby
school nurse was in charge of this
contest, while Dr. Robert Crawford
of the Rutherford hospital acted as
judge. Misses Bland and Crowder of
the Shelby Public hospital, Coming ov
er with scales to assist Dr. Crawford
in his difficult task. '
The babies were divided into three
groups and the awards were as folr
lows: First group of babies from one
to 12 months old first prize Mrs. J. O.
Hendrick Shelby R-7; second Mrs. By
num Weathers of Shelby; third Mrs.
Y. \. Warren of Eastside mill.
Second group of babies one to two
years, first prize Mrs. Wayne Ware of
Kings Mountain R-2; second prize
Mrs. L. Y. Putnam of Shelby R-3;
third prize Mrs. Claude Bowen of Shel
Third group of babies two years and
older, first prize. Mrs. A. F. Cham
pion, 103 East Marion street, Shelby.
No other prizes were offered in this
group. The prizes were $3 for first,
$2 for second and $1 for third place.
in County This Week
Political issues will be discussed by
the following Democratic speakers at
the places and times to-wit: All are
night appointments beginning at 7:30
Ear L Friday night October 24th, B.
T. Falls and Rush Stroup.
Grover Friday night October 24th
—D. Z. Newton and Horace Kennedy.
Trinity school house— Saturday
night October 25—B. T. Falls and C.
Waco—Saturday night October 25
Rush Stroup, C. A. Burnt8.
Lattimore—Saturday night October
25—O. M. Mull and Peyton McSwain.
Union school house —Saturday night
October 25, Jno P. Mull and Bynum
Fallston Saturday night—O. Max
Gardner and P. C. Gardner.
O. M. MULL, Chairman Dem. Com.
Mr. and Mrs Arthur Dixoh of Gas
tonia were Shelby visitors Sunday.
FARM DISPLAYS III LARGE EXHIBIT
BUILDING BEST FEATURE OF FI
Building Attractive With Splen
did Exhibits Of Progressive
Farmers And Their Wives.
There were many features of Cleve
land county’s big fair last week, but
to the industrious and progressive
farm people of rural Cleveland goes
the. honor of the big feature—the
wonderful agricultural., home and
school displays in the handsome Ex
hibit Hall portraying life on the pro
gressive farms of Cleveland county.
A fair is first of all based on agri
cultural achievement and the farm
ers and their wives of rural Cleve
land, led by R. E. Lawrence, county
agent, and Mrs. Irma Wallace, home
demonstration agent., met the test
with one of the best collective agri
cultural and home displays ever as
sembled in North Carolina.
Life as modern, up-to-date farm
: people live it was pictured in the ex
hibits in such a manner as to be a
credit to the reputation of one of the
most progressive farm counties in
the South. How thp near perfect ar
rangement of community and school
booths, antiques, educational and
agricultural exhibits was brought
about is a mystery, but it was, and
the big hall throughout the five days
was the center of admiring throngs
that passed from one exceptional ex
hibit to another with many tributes
and much praise mingled with some
wonder at the big show house of a
farm people with few superiors. One I
could not expect too much on enter-'
ing and a general description is an
impossibility other than by actual
vision. The success of the assembled
display ad its attractiveness^ through
out was made possible through the
work of County Agent Lawrence and
Mrs. Wallace, assisted by W. L.
Padgett, Robert Hord, Boyd Harivl
son and Miss Faye Elmore together
with the cooperation bf the commit
tees of the various civic organiza
tions of Shelby and the woman’s
clubs of the county.
Booths And r.xhihits.
j Greeting tlw: vjgi^pr at the en
tranee on the right was a magnifi
cent display, a credit to the woman
hood of Cleveland—the Household
Arts and Fancy Work Booth. The va
ried display included crocheting, knit
ting, tatting, embroidery and hand
work of all classes. The display of
embroidery was exceptional. The
display was gathered from all sec
tions of the county and the booth was
in charge of Mrs. J. A. Anthony, who
was assisted by Misses Freelove and
Lethia Bettis and Pinkie Jones. The
booth was one of the big favorites
with the thousands of women who
visited the fair during the five days.
Antiques And Art.
Continuing the swing up the aisle
the next in order was the “Art and
Antique Booth” in charge of Mrs. J.
T. Bowman with Mrs. Chas Burrus
and Lucretia Francis as assistants.
This booth with a rather unique col
lection of masterpieces and ancients
was termed a “howling success” from
the manner in which it attracted
every passerby. There were paintings
of the old school, freaks, and age-old
wonders. Among the many antiques
was a violin, a Stradivarius, over 203
years old, while a collection of Rev
olutionary days, owned by Mrs. Bow
man, won the antique prize. There
were single and collective art dis
plays, the prize for the best collec
tion being won by Mrs. W. L. Damron,
while Maude Rollins, a school girl,
who never studied art, was a prize
winner with an exceptional sketch of
the monument on the Kings Moun
tain battleground. The appearance of
the booth, considering the unique dis
play was one of the best in the hall.
Displays That Lured.
To the left was an exhibit of Poul
try and Dairy Supplies gathered from
all sections of the county. The ex
hibit, not very large but of a good
class, included tempting breads, cakes,
cheese, candies, butter, molasses and
One was lureu to the adjoining
space, lured and tempted by a won
derful collection of j'ellies, preserves,
pickles, jams and canned goods. So
attractive was the display that for
many the swing around the big hall
was broken by a trip to the “hot dog”
venders. In the display were three
beautiful collections, consisting of 3t>
jars each, put on by the El Bethel
Womans club, Patterson Grove and
In the next booth Mrs. Wallace,
the one woman to whom the farm
wives of Cleveland county owe many
hours of leisure and pleasure, labor
saving and beautiful and convenient
homes, exhibited how she has helped
make life a pleasure for the women
of Cleveland. All types of her work
were exhibited and each day she gave
a demonstration, just as she does all
over the county week after week, and
it was the working demonstrations
that caught attention. Many women
learned for the first time what be
longing to one of the dubs really
meant and announced their intention
of joining. Beautifying the grounds
of a farm home and interior decorat
ing, milk campaign, cooking, rug, hat,
dress and husket making were among
the many things demonstrated and
displayed. The booth was a wonder
one to the women for out of it and
by work of the woman it displayed
had come all of the other exhibits by
community and club women.
The ('lub Booths.
The El Bethel Womans Club Booth,
second prize winner, was a real visit
to 4h« -fairylandLof tbe home^ The
variety was large and the entire dis
play neatly arranged and in charge
of Mrs. Boyd Harrelson with a wor
thy group of women from the El
Bethel community. An idea as to what
the booth contained: Sandwiches,
cakes, pastry, candy, flower and
work baskets and stands, a modern
kitchen in the miniature, pickles,
jams, jellies and preserves, fancy
work, weaving, home comforts and a
nifty garden exhibit.
The booth of the Shelby Womans
Club, first prize winner, was the next
attraction. The booth and display was
divided and devoted to the four de
partments of the clqb—Music and
Art, Civics, Literature and Home
Economics. In the booth was one of
the most attractive features of the
entire fair, a home before and after
civic improvement, being a display by
the civics department. The contrast
was clearly brought out and the
moral carried with a bang to every
booth visitor. The transformation of
the ugly home and yard into a thing
of beauty was entitled “What Civics
has done for Shelby.” The display
included u collection of literature, art
work, books, baskets, cake, candiest
canned fruits and vegetables.
This was followed by the assembled
display of the Shelby city schools. A
representation of all school work
from the first through the eleventh
grade was made. The booth took sec
ond honors in the open school dis
: play, losing first honors through the
| too crowded arrangement. The ar
rangement of the display which de
tracted from the appearance of the
individual work drew the lone criti
cism from the judges, but in behalf
of the city schools it might be said
that there was a mistake about the
number of booths to be allotted to
The Boiling Springs school with a
beautiful exhibit took third honors.
Shelby s crowded arrangement was
offset by too little variety in this
booti, although the arrangement was
unusually good. Included in the ex
hibit was a balanced lunch prepared
by the home econoru s department,
together with arts, crafts and other
representative work of the popular
I.attimore Wins First.
First prize for school exhibits was
rightly awarded the Lattimore high
scchool. Their exhibit centered around
a wonderful piece of work—a perfect
miniature representation of the Lat
timore school. In the center of a
beautiful plot surrounded by athletic
fields and everything necessary*.to a
modern school was the up-to-date
school that has made the state far
mous. And to top it all there was a
little monument towering in front of
the edifice, a handy place to wave the
blue ribbon. Every side of school life
was portrayed and special attention
was given the agricultural and na
ture studies as displayed by statistics
In the school class without a home
economics display Grover high school
took first honors with Waco second.
In the center of the Grover booth'
was another miniature school and
playground with playground equip
ment, and around this was af ine dis
play and arrangement of all depart
ments of the school. The Waco dis
play was devoted to the literary life
of the school and was very attract
ive in every respect. Every school ex
hibit was an attractive tribute to the
school system and the teachers of
A Winner Always.
There was one church booth, at
tractive, unusual and appealing- On
knows it is a Double Springs exhib
before a complete survey is made o
the stand, for the Double Spring
community is one of the most out
standing church and Sunday schoc
communities in the state. Over an.
around slowly turns a ferris wheel
each section of the circling whee
displaying some department of th<
church—Sunday school, B. Y. P. U.
and W. M. U. The display include.,
church and Sunday school records
ree tracts, inviting literature and t
portrayal of the aim of the church
Over the booth flutters a banner that
brought Double Springs the honor of
being the only standard advanced
rural Sunday school in the Southern
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