WILL IT BE THERE ON CHRISTMAS
Why deny your home the pleasure and
the inspiration of good music? Why not
make this Christmas a musical one with
the help of a Victrola, New Edison or a
Round out the joy of the Universal
holiday with inspiring Christmas songs
and jolly dance music.
Only through the Victrola and New
Edison can you secure the greatest pos
sible Phonograph enjoyment—for these
wonderful Phonographs so faithfully Re
Create music and speech that it dares com
parison with performances of living artists.
Come in today and select the model
you wish delivered on Christmas Eve.
W. A. PENDLETON
The Music Shop
Shelby, N. C. !
WHAT OTHERS SAY!
May not ALWAYS be correct, but public
opinion of people and firms is formed in
By the things they do—
By the things they say—
And by what OTHERS SAY.
And of these three, what OTHERS SAY
counts very largely.
The customers served by THE UNION
TRUST COMPANY at its home office
and at the three prosperous and thriving
Lattimore, Lawndale and Fallston
Say that the UNION TRUST COMPANY
is proving a great help and convenience.
Ask any customer who deals with the
UNION TRUST COMPANY
And they are constant in their praise of
their success, their management, their
courtesy, their convenience, their business
dealings and their appreciation of their
If you haven’t opened an account with
a Union Trust Co. Bank you are cordially
invited to do so.
UNION TRUST CO.
Resources Over One Million Dollars.
Shelby is suffering from another
epidemic. Fact is, it is one of the most
catching that ever struck the town—
the cross-word puzzle. Dictionaries,
synonym references and gray matter,
sometimes called brains, are being
worked over time. Not so many weeks
back the cross-word puzzle war, to
Shelby no more than the Herrin
riots—something somewhere else, but
now—what three-letter word express
es human conceit ? Some of them are
as hard to fill out as the missing por
tion of an overdrawn bank account.
The town of Shelby, the patriotic
citizens thereof may institute a suit
against the makers of Brownbilt
Shoes, or the perpetuators of Buster
Brown and his dog Tige. We thought
that in far off Cairo they knew of
Shelby and how to spell it. And here
at home we fail to understand why
Shelby is not as well known as Kip
ling’s Mandalay. This week Buster
and Tige came to Shelby under the
auspices of W. L. Fanning Company,
and to think the circulars advertis
ing the even gave the place as Shel
byville. Not knowing how to spell it
might have been overlooked, but the
“ville.” And we’ve about got a four
story building complete at that.
Yes,' and down at Chapel a spec
tator at the Rockingham-Shelby game
asked a Shelby follower what size
town the old burg was. We don’t know
what the answer was, but it wasn’t
quite as large after the game as it
was before, but still big enough to
smile and wait for the baseball sea
In some ways Shelby is bigger
than cities several times larger.
Once and anon worthwhile puns and
philosophies originate here at home.
Hatcher Webb says a “champagne
appetite and Bevo bank account
will never balance.’’ And come to
think about it, Ring Lardner would
do well to pull a better pun and H.
G. Wells would have to meditate a
bit to beat it for philosophy.
Sometimes we think an officer of
the law would be better off if he
were deaf and could not hear all the
knocks given him. But the dummy
policeman on the Central church cor
ner get bumped about just the same.
A man about town noticing in The
Star that a 90-year-old over in Alex
ander county had took unto himself
a wife grunted “Borter” disgustedly
and remarked: “Huh, age don’t low
up things nowadays. The town clock’s
been getting a little bit faster every
day.” Perhaps this paragraph robs us
of some leisure. Wo go to work and
quit by the county Ingersoll.
Millenium is not far down the street
when the two drivers, whose cars
collided on one of the court square
corners, admit that the other had the
One hears most anything discussed
in a barber shop. This week in a po
litical pow-wow at Austell's the port
bill bobbed up. A friend and an op
ponent of the bill happened to be
present, as is usually the case, in
barber shop assemblages—or we
might say used to be before bobs en
tered. Anyway the opponent of the
bill inquired what had become of Gov
ernor Morrison’s big cold storage pro
gram after some 40,000 people more
than were needed voiced their disap
proval of the bill. Come to think of
it, one does hear very little about
that project these days. But, pardon,
this column is not political, tho it be
A little deed of kindness will spread
farther than the flu and last longer
than the best of cemetery marble.
F’rinstance let a grown-up favor a
child and it will never be forgotten.
This week we say a small girl, quite a
bit under 10, hugging a doll with all
the tenderness of a mother. Easily
and voluntarily came the information
as to the source of the precious
dollie. A man up in years but with a
fondness for children had sensed the
child-like yearning and answered it
with the desired doll. In the years to
come that man may sink to the
depths of human degradation—tho it’s
not at all likely—but that child will
never cease to respect and love him.
And as time ages them both, perhaps
calls out of the unknown for one, the
other up in years will remember and
relate, perhaps, to children of her
own, of the present many years back.
Down on the corner, where they
are erecting the new Lineberger
building one of the construction build
ings carries this announcement: “To
be Occupied by Woolworth, Nothing
Above Ten Cents.’ Which reminds us
of a pun Bud Fisher’s Jeff recently
pulled on his pal Mutt. Jeff asks: “If
you were standing on a dime why
would you be like Wool worth’s.”
Mutt gave it up. “Because it would
be nothing above ten cents”, came
back the answer just before Mutt
landed with his right.
Frequent changes in Moscow make
it difficult to tel! viteh vitch is vitch.
—Wall Street Journal.
JAMES 8. DUKE TO MtlNTAIN 9REIT
WHY III ill HU
Six Million Dollar* To Be Available At Once In
Great Plan For Education And Charity'In State.
Trinity College May Be Beneficiary. Other Col
leges, Institutions, And Orphanages To Be
Beneficiaries. College Will Equal Yale.
James B. Duke, multi-millionaire in
dustrial developer and capitalist, an
nounced in Charlotte Monday the
creation of a trust fund totaling $40,
000,000 for educatonal and charitable
purpose including the establishment
and maintenance of a vast educational
institution in North Carolina to be
known as Duke university.
A fund of $0,000,000 will be made
immediately available for the purpose
of acquiring lands and equipping there
on buildings suitable and adequate for
an institution of learning that in time
will rival Yale or Harvard in pres
tige and universal educational facili
The trust will be administered by 15
trustees, who will constitute a self
This announcement, throbbing with
the joy of a man who is ready to ded*
icgte to the welfare of his state the
fortune he has spent a lifetime in
gathering'together, was made yester
day afternoon bv Mr. Duke at his pa
latial home in Myers Park Charlotte.
Among those present were some of
the men who will become trustees of
the estate, Mrs. Duke, his attorneys
and newspaper men.
The building of this great univer
sity—this contribution to the educa
tional advancement of North Carolina
and the south—is the result of a boy
hood dream of the man who has ac
cumulated millions in a private for
tune, and who has probably done
more for the industrial upbuilding of
this state than any other man.
All his life Janies B. Duke has
wanted to see North Carolina rise to I
the heights enjoyed by her sister
states in the east and north because
of such institutions as Yale and Har
vard or Michigan and Illinois or Co
lumbia. All his life he has longed for
the day when North Carolina would
march proudly by in a solid phalanx
with sister states, unafraid and un
ashamed, because she could boast of
educational institutions second to none
in the nation.
Fund to Be Increased.
And not only will he build a uni
versity, but he has arranged the
principal of the trust so that it will
pay the estate 20 per cent of its in
come until such additions have been
aggregated another $40,000,000. And
from the 80 per cent of the income of
the $40,000,000, and additions which
shall hereafter be added to the prin
cipal, he will give great sums te Dav
idson college. Furman university, the
Johnson C. Smith university; aHU
build Methodist Episcopal churches in
sparsely settled districts of North
Carolina; maintain and secure needed
hospitals maintain and help white and
colored orphan asylums and to help
many and sundry worthy charities.
When William R. Perkins Mr. Duke’s
attorney read the document of 7,200 j
words, setting forth the outline of Mr. I
Duke's magnificent proposition, a
hushed silence fell upon those pres
ent as the magnitude of the gifts be
gan to dawn upon them.
Will Become $80,000,000.
There in the midst was a man who
was passing on to the state of North
Carolina—and to the entire south—a
Yuletide present of $40,000,000, that
in time will grow1 to $80,000,000—and
to even larger proportion as the
wealth of North Carolina increases—
and he did it as joyfully and with the
same simple, unalloyed pride that he
would present any minor onrisimas
present to a dear friend.
If Trinity college at Durham sees
fit to change its name to Duke univer
sity, sum of $6,000,000 will be spent
in expending and extending that edu
cational institution, otherwise the
Duke university will be located else
where in the state, it was announced.
Official announcement authorized by
Mr. Duke and prepared by his attor
neys was made public. It follows:
“Mr. James B. Duke announced
here tonight that in pursuance of a
plan he had long contemplated he
had determined to create and establish
a trust for certain charitable purposes
embracing properties having a value
of at least $40,000,000, and which
would include, among other securities,
about three-fourths of his holdings in
the Southern Power system, the in
come from which during the course
of the next few years would aggregate
approximately $2,000,000, and there
after considerably more, increasing as
the country and the business of these
power systems grow.
“The trust will be administered by
25 trustees, who will constitute a self
perpetuating body. Among the first
trustees will be Mrs. James B. Duke,
of Somerville, N. J.; George G. Allen,
William R. Perkins, William B. Bell,
Anthony J. Drexel Biddle jr., Walter
C. Parker and Alex H. Sands, jr., of
New York city and William S. Lee,
Charles I. Burkohlder, Norman A.
Cocke and Edward C. Marshall, of
Charlotte, and Benjamin E. Geer, of
“These trustees will be directed and
empowered to expend not exceeding
th sum of $6,000,000 in acquiring
lands and erecting and equipping there
on buildings in establishing an insti
tution of learning in the state of
North Carolina to he known and oper
ated as Duke University, with the
provision that if Trinity college, at
Durham, wees fit to change its name
to Duke University such Rum may he
spent in expanding and extending
"For the purpose of increasing the
principal of the trust estate 20 per
cent of the income will be withheld
and added to the principal of the trust
until such additions have aggregated
40 million dollars.
List of Beneficiaries.
"The balance of the incomes of the
trust will he expended and distribut
ed by the trustees as follows:
“Thirty-two per cent to Duke uni
versity for all' the purposes of the
“Thirty-two per cent for maintain
ing and securing hospitals primarily
in the states of North Carolina and
South Carolina on the plan of paying
to the hospitals a sum not exceeding
SI per free bed occupied, and in as
sisting in building and equipping hos
“Ten per cent will be given for the
benefit of white and colored orphans
in the states of North and South Car
“Six per cent will be given for as
sisting in building Methodist Episco
pal churches in the sparsely settled
rural districts in the state of North
‘ Four per cent will be given for as
sisting in maintaining Methodist Epis
copal churches in the sparsely settled
rural districts in the state of North
“Two per cent will be given for pen
sioning superannuated preachers and i
the widows and orphans of deceased
preachers who have served in a Meth
odist conference located in the state
of North Carolina.
“Five per cent will be given to Da
vidson college, a Presbyterian insti
tution located at Davidson, N. C., for
all purposes, of that college.
“Five per cent will be giifen to
Furman university, a Baptist institu.
tion located at Greenvilld, S. C., for
all the purposes of that university.
“Four per cent will be given to
Johnson C. Smith university, an in
stitution of learning for colored people
located in Charlotte, for all the pur
poses of that university,
“The trust indenture, which is new
in course of preparation, will he dee
euted by Mr. Duke on his return te
his home in New Jersey in the next
few days, and will contain the fol
lowing statement for guidance of the
HIGHLIGHTS OF DUKE’S NEW
GIFTS FOR NORTH CAROLINA
The founding of a vast education
al institution in North Carolina to be
known as the Duke university.
A fund of >6,000,000 to be set aside
immediately with which to buy land
for a site with which to equip the in
stitution with preliminary buildings, j
A principal of $40,000,000 to be
created as a trust estate, three
fourths of it including Mr. Duke’s
power holdings, among other securi
The income from the endowment
fund to become a maintenance fund
for the university, and for other wor
thy institutions, as follows:
A certain percentage for orphans’
asylums in the Carolines’
A certain percentage for the erec
tion of Methodist Episcopal churches
in the rural districts of North Caro
A certain per centage for a mainten
ance fund for these churches.
A certain percentage for pensions
for superannuated Methodist Episco
pal ministers in North Carolina.
A certain percentage for Davidson
A certain percentage for lurman
university at Greenville, S. C.
A certain percentage for the John
son C. Smith university at Charlotte.
A certain percentage for hospitals
in the state.
A certain percentage for deserv
HAS MIRACULOUS ESCAPE
Sanford, Dec. 8.—Hught aTlley, jr-»
of Jonesboro, escaped death as if by
a miracle late Sunday afternoon when
his car lost a rear wheel while he
was crosssing an overhead bridge over
the Seaboard Air Line railway near
the country home of Miss Eva Bryant.
When the wheel ran off it swerved
to the right breaking the guard rail
and the car was on the verge of fall
ing 40 feet below tothe tracks when
the left rear wheel caught a guard
rail, swinging the car and occupant in
mid air. All the while a fast express
train was running on the tracks below.
The car was righted with help and
Tally went about repairing it none
the worse except for a nervous shock.
The escape was declared by people
who saw the car immediately after the
accident to have been the most mira
culous they had ever witnessed.
ery man has one.—-Columbia Record.
IN CLOTHING AND SWEATERS
LASTING THROUGH DEC. 24TH
We are very much overstocked on Cloth
ing and Sweaters and are making a great
sacrifice to reduce our stock before inven
$7 00SWEATERS -
$4 50SWEATERS -
$3 75 SWEATERS _
$3 50SWEATERS -
$2 50SWEATERS -
$2 00SWEATERS -
NIX & L'ATTIMORE,
Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers.
ADVERTISE IN THE CLEVELAND STAR
I will be at the following places on the
dates specified for the purpose of collect
ing taxes for the year 1924. This the last
round that I will make and I wish to urge
all persons, who have not yet paid, to see
me on this round and settle.
No. 8 Township—Friday, December 12th, Polk
ville, 9 to 12 a. m.
No. 9 Township—Friday, December 12th, Lawndale,
1 to 4 p. m.
No. 10 Township—Monday, December 15th, John T.
Warlick’s Store, 9 to 12 a. m.
No. 9 Township—Monday, December 15th, Dixon
Brothers Store, 1 to 4 p. m.
No. 10 Township—Tuesday, December 16th, Car
penter’s Store, 9 to 12 a. m.
No. 9 Township—Tuesday, December 16th, Fallston,
1 to 4 p. m.
No. 5 Township—Wednesday, December 17th, waco,
1 to 4 p. m.
No. 3 Township—Thursday, December 18th, Earl,
9 to 12 a. m.
No. 4 Township—Thursday, December 18th, Grover,
1 to 4 p. m.
No. 4 Township—Friday, December 19th, East Kings
Mountain, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
No. 4 Township—Saturday, December 20th, Kings
Mountain Town Office 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
HUGH A. LOGAN,
Sheriff Cleveland County.
NEW SOUTHERN SCHEDULE
No. 113 Marion to Rock Hill 7:16
No. 36 Rock Hill to Marion 9:57
No. 35 Marion to Rock Hill 6:86
No. 114 Rock Hill to Marion 8:08
No. 35 makes connection at Blacksburg with No. 38 for
L. E. LIGON, Agent,
SHELBY, N. C.
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