CLEVELAND: “A COUNTY THAT LEADS A PROGRESSIVE STATE IN DIVERSIFIED AGRICUL TURE, AND WHERE HOSPITALITY REIGNS**
of This Paper Is Greater
Than The Population Given
Shelby In The 1920 Census
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VOL. XXXIII, No. 1
THE CLEVELAND STAR
FRIDAY, JAN. 2, 1925
*2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
SALE STATE FAIR
Another Meeting of Organization
Headed by Gardner Called For
Call for a full meeting of th^North
Carolina Agricultural Society Satur
day week and recomniend^fcforf by the
executive committee for the sale of
the presnt buildings afid grounds, the
Same to he repurchased, marked the
work of the new executive committee
recently named by O. Max Gardner,
the new president of the State Fair.
Mr. Gardner, who was at first
somewhat averse to taking the
presidency of the fair and the in
5umbrances on the society over,
id not attend the meeting Monday
but to Secretary London he had
sent recommendations which were
The biggest item, next
refunding of a $75,000 debt,
is to clear the fair property of the
reversionary interest held by the
City of Raleigh.
In order to do this, there will be
a full meeting of the society here
on January 19, at 11 o’clock, in
the Sir Walter Hotel. The recom
mendation of the committee that
the present site be sold and re
purchased, without limitations, will
then be taken up and acted upon.
May Move Grounds
There is a probability that the
property and buildings will be sold
subject to the equity the City of
Raleigh now has and the fair
grounds moved farther out. The
present property is needed by State
College and is desired by several
real estate agents. It is situated
almost in the center of the subur
ban building development, not far
from where Meredith College is to
be built and on the edge of West
If those who have talked with
Mr. Gardner about the plans for
the fair interpret him correctly he
plans for a return of the old fash
ioned exposition. There is no crit
icism of former managements but
three recent administrations have
been as much New York and Ohio
as of and by 'North Carottna.T'he
Shelby president who probably
knows his State better than any man
in it, would stress the North Carolina
part of the fair and make it a genu
ine exposition of the State’s resour
ces, its industrial life and its relative
advancement up the ladder of progress
during the past four or five years.
There are several interesting real
estate trades involved in the prob-1
able selling. One is that if private
dealers buy it, State College may en
ter into negotiations for it or, after
acquiring a thousand acres of the
present State farm, about two miles
from the college, trade this property
for the fair grounds property. This
is all speculation, however, and will
be until the sale is made and the
reversionary interest of Raleigh pro
Number of Students From Fallston
Community At Home From Col
lege During Holidays
Fallston; Jan. 1.—The people of
Fallston vicinity enjoyed a communi
ty Christmas tree and exercises at
the Fallston High \ school building
Quite a number of our young peo
ple who are attending the different
colleges are spending the Christmas
holidays at hom^.
Miss Janie Stamey from St. Mary’s
Raleigh, Miss Annie Mae, Lackey
from Elon, Mr. Walter Lackey, from
University of Va., Mr. Austin Lackey
from Atlanta Dental College, At
lanta, Ga., Mr. Robert Kendrick from
State College, Raleigh, Mr: Evan Wil
son from Wever College, Weaverville,
N. C., and Messrs. George and Olin
Murry from Mars Hill College.
Miss Charline Stamey who is teach
ing at Mooresville is spending the hol
idays with her parents Mr. and Mrs.
T. A. Stamey.
Miss Thelma Stroup who is teach
ing at Casar also Miss Kathleen.
Stroup who is teaching near Toluca
spent the holidays with their parents
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Stroup.
Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Hoyle, and lit
tle son, Dick, Jr. of Charlotte spent
several days visiting relatives.
Miss Pearl Murry who is a graduate
trained nurse of Greensboro is visit
ing her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. L.
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Reep of Ruth
erford College spent a few days with
her parents Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Lack
Miss Carrie Long, popular milliner
for The Stamey Co., left Thursday
for her home in Anderson, S. C.
Industry hae its penalties, one be
ing that after sweeping the walks, a
heavy snow sets in.
Hoey And Morrison
imeiMo political gossip, and some
if attending the meeting of the
Budget Commission and the Prison
et)Wimission, persists in getting Gov
ernor Morrison in the 1926 race for
the United States Senate and running
him against either Senator “Fatty"
Gilts cf Marion, or Clyde R. Hoey,
of Shelby, says R. E. Powell, Ral
Messrs. Hoey and Giles, it is said,
would not engage in a contest with
each other, but either would be
willing to tackle Mr. Morrison. Mr.
Giles has been one of the staunchest
Gardner men, in season and out. Mr.
Hoey broke away from the Old Guard
the firs t time when he supported
Max Gardner for governor. And
Governor Morrison did not relish
• hat support of his onponent because
he had done so much to help 'Clyde
Hoey beat John Morehead for Con
gress in 1919.
Jhe gossip is mighty interesting but
it all takes into account what Sena
tor Overman will do in the way of*
effacing himself from a struggle
when it comes him time for renomina
tion. All of Governor Morrison’s past
declarations that he had no inten
tion of contesting with Senator Over
man were made before the defeat of
oorts and terminals. He may have,
in recent weeks, concluded that Con-,
gress—especially the Senate, where
there is no limit to talking—is a
better place from which to make a
fight for waterway progress in North
Carolina. The pet idea he entertained
last fall may become a burning issue
Griffin Looks For
City Schools Open Monday With En
tire Faculty Returning For First
The Shelby city schools will open
Monday morning, beginning regular
class work in the new term on the
opening day, according to an an
nouncement by Superintendent I. C.
Griffin. The enrollment, which has
rable increase at the opening of the
second term. Applications have 'al
ready been received from a number
of new children wishing to enter with
the opening of the midyear term while
others are expected in Monday and
during the week.
Something unusual in the opening
Monday is that every teacher on the
faculty before the holidays will re
turn for the first time in the history
of the school. Mr. Griffin says that
heretofore illness, matrimony or a
change of some nature year after
year resulted in the loss of one or
more members of the faculty, but
that this year unless something turns
up over the week-end that every one
will be back.
To Give Tests
Immediately after the opening
school officials will start the men
tality and achievement tests in order
to compare the mentality and achiev
ment of Shelby children with those
over the entire country—or the nati
onal standard. This test was made
several years ago and owing to chang
es and graduation of students must
be made again. The test covers from
the third grade up. The first given
will determine the mentality of the
students by grades and how it com
pares with the standard average giv
en out by educational officials. The
second will be to determine if the
children have achieved as much as
the mentality test shows they are
able to achieve, or if they are up to
the national school standard.
MRS. A. W. McLEAN
Lumbcrton, Dec. 31.—Mrs. A. W.
McLean, who has been ill with in
fluenza for several days, today de
veloped pneumonia. The disease is cen
tered, physicians say, in the right
side. Her condition late tonight was
described to be favorable and it is
thought she will have an uneventful
Several weeks ago, Margaret Mc
Lean, nine-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. McLean contracted influ
enza and since that time every mem
ber of the family, with the exception
of the governor-elect, has suffered
with the malady. Mrs. McLean is the
only one who has suffered from any
Central Methodist Church
Sunday school in the new church at
9:46. Each deparment is striving to
have a perfect attendance. Every
member of the Men’s Class taught by
Hon. C. R. Hoey is urged to be on
hand promptly. Can we not have 300
present in the men’s class? Preaching
at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m. at the Princess
theatre. Every member of the church
urged to be present. Strangers and
visitors are cardially invited.
OLD year stwlMcosline
PRQ6RMH in SHELBY - ffi PROSPECTS
Program of Expansion In 1924 Exceeded Two
Million Dollars. New Homes and Streets
Spring Up Like Magic; Business Section Ex
pands. Old Year As A Whole Carried Pros
perity To Entire Section. 1925 Sweeps in
With Glowing Vision of Future.
Shelby’s building propram for the!
year jus., closed and for construction '■
underway to be completed this good
new year will exceed two million dol
lars by conservative estimate, the !
closing year marking the greatest
building renaissance the “City of j
Springs” has ever se<~n. Visitors who i
came to Shelby during the Christ-j
mas holidays and even boys and girls I
who had been away to eollege for only j
four months were astounded at the
building progress Shelby had made
in that short length of time. It has
not been equalled in all Shelby’s his
tory. The building program has in
cluded not only residences, but man
ufacturing plants, and public build
ings. The three building and loan
associations of Shelby have had more
applications for loans on homes than
they have been able to fill, but they
have been loaning as fast as the mon
ey was available and it is conserva
tive to say that, 160 new residences,
both large and small have been erect
ed during the year just closed.
Much Lnder Way
The marvelous growth started dur
ing 1924 will continue during the in
coming year for much of the build
ing listed *b4ow has not been com
pleted but; are in process of erection.
This extensive program has given em
ployment to all classes of labor and
made it possible for any able bodied
man with a willingness to work to
have regular employment. Good wages
have prevailed and the merchants have
experienced satisfactory business,
taking the year as a whole. While
the textile plants suffered during the
summer because of the low prices on
manufactured goods, they managed to
It is impossible to give the eost of
each individual building listed below,
but it is conservative to say that the
total cost will exceed the twp million
tnark and this does not include the
150 or more residences that were
erected during the year. Here is a
list of buildings completed or started
during the year just closed:
Cleveland County Jail, |90,000.
J. F. Ledford Garage.
A. P. Weathers, two store rooms
and four apartments, $25,000.
O. Max Gardner fire proof garage, ‘
Shelby Cotton Mill addition, $150,
Coca Cola Bottling plant, two stor
Beam Brothers building for W. L.
Fanning Co. store.
Masonic Building, four stories high,
J. E. Webb new theatre and store
Lineberger and Suttle, five brick
store buildings, two stories high,
Paragon Furniture Company ad
Judge J. L. Webb brick addition.
Central Methodist church $130,000.
Presbyterian Church Sunday School
Peter F. Grigg coal and fertilizer
J. L. Thompson lumber plant $65,
Carl Thompson lumoer plant, re
built because of fire.
Ora Cotton Mill, $400,000.
Fifty tenement houses at Ora Mill.
Pink King’s one story brick sale
W. D. Lackey brick garage.
T. W. and Frank Hamrick, three
brick store rooms.
New Laundry by Hamrick and Wil
T. J. Babington’s foundry.
Ideal Ice and Fuel Company’s ad
dition to ice plant and cold storage.
Closing With a Bang
The old year closed with a “bang”
Wednesday night when the night rev
ellers “watched” the old year out
and the new year in. When night ap
proached, the fire of crackers start
ed and ctgitinued well up into the
night. At midnight the usual ringing
of bells, tooting of horns and yelling
of young voices set up a bedlam of
noise which; awoke many of the older
people who retired early, hoping to
enjoy a restful night throughout. Rad
io fans heard the Liberty Bell in
Philadelphia sound 148 taps, indicat
ing the 148 years of American Inde
All of the boys and girls at home
from college during the holidays re
turned this week to their studies and
the county settled down on a new
year with pleasant memories of the
Christmas holidays, although the
weather »n* cold and cri p, followed >
(*v a cold drft-iug rain Tuesday and.
New Year Prosperity.
What does the nsw year hold, is
th' ouostion that is asked by many?
Wh'le the year just closed was nol as
good as many had expected, and elec
tion y^ars never are. the coming year
’3 full of hope and promise from a
business Standpoint. If the prices of
stocks on the exchange reflect the
sentiment of the public generally the
coming year premises to be the best
since the war. Stork prices have con
Money iie plentifuf\crops have been
good and price*, on farm products are
looking up. Wheat is $2 per bushel
ami the grain sections that were in
distress last year are now prosperous.
The size of the cotton crop is known
and prices are looking up. Cleveland
county planted for 50,009 bales, ex
pected less than 30,090 when the spell
of ra;ny weather set in last Spring,
yet all have been surprised to find
the crop will run around 39,000 bales.
Textile men report that the mill busi
ness is looking np and merchants are
confident the buying power of the
consumers warrants a good trade
from now on. |
Corn Chief Acreage
Crop In Carolina
re Acre** i
tinted in Corn Than
ikh is Surprising
Here in Cl
ton is the roaj<
naturally is, u
«ounty, where cot
' le of tihe me
est crop. It ii n«4. Cotton mav
“biggest monejP* Crop, but
chief acreage crop. Say?
viileTfirnesi M f / j
Many pen&es will be surprised to
learn that-; Sorth Carolina’s princi
pal crop, s# far as acreage is concern
ed is corn. This occupies one-third of
hte total cultivated acreage. This
year’s production of 44,514,000 bush
els of corn shows a decrease of 25 per
cent fronj last year, giving the state
the rank of seventeenth among the
states, at an average of 18 bushels per
Cotton has shown a decline of 25
per cent from last year with a pros
pective production of 766,000 bales.
Thus the state dropped from second
last year to seventh in production this
year, while the entire belt has shown
an increase of 30 per cent this year.
The wheat crop was unusually good
but th* acreage was considerably re
duced. This year’s 5,544,000 bushels
production gives a rank of twentieth,
with an average $ield of 12 bushels
per acre. The average price is given at
$1.60 Jo farmers.
The oat crop planted was increased
over the previous year, but due to the
severe winter and spring weather
heavy abandonment occurred. The
crop estimate of 4,644,000 bushels, av
eraging 18 bushels to the acre, shows
a decrease of 30 per cent and indicat
es a rank of twenty-seventh among
the states in produhction.
It will be a surprise to many to
learn that barley is becoming quite
popular in the western Piedmont
counties. Very satisfactory yields are
being made and it is proving highly
satisfactory in surplanting oats for
stock feed. Large increases in acreage
have occurred in the last three years.
The sweet potato crop was general
ly unsatisfactory throughout the
South this year. North Carolina's 10
600000 bushels last year gave a rank
of third while a 12 percent less pro
duction this year gives distinctly first
rank. The yield per acre was only 92
Perhaps the hay crop, which is so
essential to all farmers, is the most
neglected and accounts for slothfulness
in livestock production. This year’s
829,000 tons production shows a de
crease of about 23 per cent from last
year’s crop. The average goes below
one ton per aero. Over the nation at
large the production was increased 6
The state continues to hold the rank
of second in tobacco in spite of a 32
per cent decrease in production from
last year. Kentucky comes first and
Virginia third. North Carolina’s crop
this year is 278,320,000 pounds, at an
average of 560 pounds per acre. The
average price will probably be over 25
cents. The acreage this year was
TRY STAR WANT ADS.
Negro Who Shot Matthaws (Questions
Sheriff About ('harice. Klrvcn
In .County Jail.
Odell Gordon, colored, paces his cell
in the county ja’l and anxiously
awaits the day when Hoyt Matthews,
young Kings Mountain man, Is able
to attend the hearing at which Gord
on wiij faa several serious charges,
'ne’.uding that of shooting Matthews
last Friday night. Gordon as yet has
not confessed to the shooting or told
what might have been tha motive be
hind the attack, but his questioning
of Sheriff Logan practically gives
Matthews, proprietor of a Red Star
filling station just at the edge of the
corporate limits of Kings Mountain,
on the Shelby road, was shot in the
shoulder.by a shot gun in the .hands
of a negro late Friday evening. The
latch of a door that closed automati
cal iy probably saved Matthews life
and prevented the robbery that was
likely planned. Shortly after the in
cident Gordon was arrested and, it is
stated, identified by Matthews. Gor
don had just finished “doing his
time” on the roads in Mecklenburg,
where he violated the law after es
caping from an 18 months sentence
here. Matthews, although wounded
severely, will recover according to in
formation from Kings Mountain.
This week while Sheriff Logan was
making his rounds through the coun
ty jail Gordon stopped him and ques
tioned him about the matter. “Whut
yo recon they’ll charge me wif,
sheriff,” he asked. Teasingly, the of
ficer replied that about everything in
the catalog of crime would be brought
up against him. “Guess they'll send
me up to the pen this time?” he
queried. “Yes, for about 50 years,"
answered Sheriff Logan. “Shucks,
surely they wont do that jus’ for
shootin* a feller,” was the reply in
which he practically admitted the
At Kings Mountain, according to
| The HeraW, it is believed that the
negro’s intention was robbery and
perhaps to kill Matthews in order to
carry it oat.
^ rmrn Ymr -
Eleven people started the New
Year off “in the inside looking out
side”—-nr in other words Sheriff Lo
[gan had 11 county gttests when the
' town clock tolled 12 and the celebrat
! ion started uptown Wednesday mid
night. Of the eleven prisoners seven
are negroes and four white. Six of the
number are awaiting the time when
they will start serving the sentences
already allotted them, four are await
ing trial, and one is an escaped con
vict headed back to the “foce.”
In a hearing before the recorder
this vceek Mr. and Mrs. R. J, Led
ford, who were captured Monday af
ternoon with five gallons of liquor in
their car, were fined $100 and the
costs ea$h and given a suspended
sentence of four months each, con
ditioned on liquor transactions. The
charge against them was possessing
and transporting and it is said Mrs.
Ledford accented the blame.
Fords At Auction.
At noon Saturday, January 10,
Deputy Sheriff M. H. Austell will sell
for the county at public auction two
Ford roadsters, nabbed by officers
while engaged in liquor traffic.
Mrs. Ligon’s Mother
Dies at Fort Mill
The many friends of Mrs. L. E. Lig
on, N. Morgan street, will sympathise
with her in her bereavement caused
by the death of her mother, Mrs. Alice
Fullwood Harris, widow of the late
John Robert Harris, which occurred at
Fort Mill, S. C. Tuesday night. Mrs.
Harris was 76 years of age and had
been confined to her bed for six
months, having suffered a stroke of
paralysis last July from which she
never recovered. Mrs. Harris was a
saintly Christion woman and a mem
ber of the Methodist church at Fort
Mill. The funeral was conducted there
Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock and
was attended bjr Mr. and Mrs. L. E.
Ligon and son Jack of Shelby. Mrs.
Harris is survived by the following
children, Mrs. Azalie Harris, Mrs. M.
S. Young, Mrs. T. B. Spratt, Messrs.
Robert, John and L. A. Harris all of
Fort Mill and Mrs. Ligon of Shelby.
Also surviving are 21 grand children
and ten great grand children.
MR. AND MRS. FRED WRIGHT
LOSE INFANT DAUGHTER
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Wright of No. 2 township will
sympathise with' them in the loss of
their three day old infant daughter.
The little one was, buried at Beaver
Dam church New Year’s Day.
There was an increase in mar
riages in 1923, U. S. statistics reveal.
But it was probably not due to the
antiquated idea that two can live
cheaper than one.
Last Of Lattimore
Trio Arrested And
Fred Rice Nabbed ... in Spartanburg.
Given Sentence of Fourteen
Months on Chain-gang.
Fred Rice, last of the trio of alleg
ed assailants of Senator Sam C. Lat
timoro, of Shelby, when the latter was
attacked a year ago Christmas fol
lowing an automobile collision at
Thickrty, baa started serving a 14
nvoi’ths sealed sentence that was hand
ed down at the "November term of
court by Judge J. W. DeVore when
Kic^ was tried in hia absence and
found guilty of assault and battery
with intent to kill. He was arrested
late Saturday night at Beaumont
mills. Spartanburg, by Sheriff J. G.
Wright and several other local officers
according to the Gnffney Ledger.
Perrv Rice, of Gaffney, who is
Fred’s brother, and Dock Blackwell, of
Spartanburg county, arc serving sen
tences of one year each on the Cher
rokee county chaingang, imposed by
Judge DeVore for their part in the
attack on Senator Lattimore. These
two appeared for trial at the Novem
Fred Rice’s arrest Was accomplish
ed by Sheriff Wright with the assist
ance of Constables L. H. Allison, J.
W. Vassy. J. P. Scruggs, P. P. Put
nam aqd B. G. Spencer. He was
brought to the county jail, and Sun
day morning was sent out to begin
serving his sentence.
Patients Recover At
Mrs. Wilkins Improving FYom Injury
Received In Automobile Accident.
Mrs. P. D. Wilkins, of this place
who was so painfully injured in an
automobile accident late Sunday af
ternoon is improving nicely.
Miss Belle Elliott was operated on
Sunday and will soon be able to leave
Mrs. Alice Gamble who has been
so critically ill is rapidly improving.
Mrs. Ed Post underwent an opera
tion Tuesday and her many friends
will be glad-to know she is recover
MrJ: K. M: AWn was Operated on
several days ago and is now doing
Mrs. J. F. Grayson is in the hos
pital for treatment.
Alvin Queen, young son of Mrs.
Janie Queen, was operated on sev
eral days ago and is slowly improv
Mrs. E. O. Peeler of Lawndale was
operated on last .Wednesday week.
Her condition is slightly improved.
Leo Green, young son of Mr. and
Mrs. Louis Green, will be able to leave
the hospital in a few days. He was op
erated on several days ago.
Mr. Malcom Putnam’s many friends
will be glad to know he is much im
Little Edna Mae Scruggs, of Cliff
side. is still very sick.
Miss Claudia Harbison, of Morgan
ton, sister of Or. J. W. Harbison, was
operated on last Tuesday. Her con
dition is very good.
Miss E. H. MacNichols, Superinten
dent of Shelby Hospital is expected
to return this week-end from Phila
delphia and Camden, N. J., where
she has spent the holidays with her
Albert Bollinger, son of Mr. and
Mrs. H. S. Bollinger, will leave the
hospital soon following a slight op
Mrs. J. F. Babington, of Blacks
burg, S. C., was in the hospital a few
days this week for treatment.
Mr. L. W. Gardner is expected to
be able to leave the hospital the first
of the week.
POUNDING ANDREW TATE
AND AUNT CYNTHIA TATE
(Special to The Star.)
The heart* of Aunt Cynthia and
Andrew Tate were made glad by the
gracious pounding of Beaver Dam
church on Christmas eve day. And
they wish to take this opportunity of
thanking everyone who was so kind
to think of them with all the good
things to eat and the liberal amount
of money too.
I am sure that they will hold love
and kind thoughts in their hearts for
you for each token of love given.
Card Qf Thanks
We wish to thank our friends and
kinfolks for the ltvany expressions of
kindness and sympathy extended us
on the death of our loved one, George
FATHER, BROTHER, SISTERS.
An Englishman says that the cheap
automobile saved the United States
from the reds, all of which places
Henry Ford in the public benefactor
Mr. Thornton Bostick is a guest
of hia aunt Miss Judith Bostick.
Merchants Inaugurate Their Usual
January Clearance Sales—and
Banks Declare Dividends
The order of the day by reason
the new year are the customary Jan
uary Clearance Sales, following the
annual taking of inventory!
by the banks, cotton mills and
corporations will follow shortly,
of the Corporations, however, ha?
not closed their books for the
year and settled on the nmoflnt oi
dividends, but notices of stock hoi
ers meetings have been sent out am
dividend checks will be mailed
ly. It is estimated that $150,000 wil
lie paid out to stockholders of bi
textile plants and other corporal
within the next week or ten days,
inventory during the holidays
finding they have more merchai
on hand than they expected
of the warm weather that prevails
during the Fall, many of them
inaugurating clean-up sales wl
merchandise is offered at slaui
Hik Clearance Sales
The W. L. Fanning Company in
augurates today a great clean-up
sale, this sale running simultaneously
with the sale at the bitp Fanning store
at Hickory. Thousands of four
circulars and advertisements in
the papers herald this as one of
largest this firm has conducted. Ev
ery' item in the store is reduced in
price, many of the items appearing
in a four page advertisement in to
day’s Star. :’W£
The Wray-Hudson Company also
hag on a clearance sale to make •
final sweep, the stocks of merchan
dise in their two stores having been
combined into one which overcrowds ,
the main store in the Blanton block.
Evans McBrayer, clothing merch
ant. is clearing out much of his merch
andise in a sale which started in De
cember to relieve him of so much to
move when he occupies the three
story Beam building on S. LaFayette
street, recently vacated by Wray-Hud
son Company’s store No. 2.
J. C. McNeely Company, exclusive
dealers 4b Indie* wearing spparel, in- |
augurates today a clean sweep stole
of everything in his line, the reduc
tions running from one third to one
half regular price. AH of the gar
ments are new stock and Mr. Me- :5
Neely says he has never conducted.
•>. sale when he had such a variety to
select from. His reductions are an- i
nounc 1 in today’s Star.
Kelly Clothing Company, correct 5 .
dressers for men and boys, makes re- “
ductions of from ten to fifteen per
cent on men’s and boy’s clothing, the
lines including their well-known
Efird’s Department store has been
running a pre-inventory sale this*
week, the sales being quite a success,
considering the unfavorable weather.
This sale continues through Saturday,
after which follows the annual inven
tory. Many attractive bargain* are
No business changes affecting the
merchants of Shelby are learned- ga
yet. The Arcade Furniture C<5. which
has be u absorbed by the Paragon
Fumi; ure Co. closed during the
idays, the Arcade stoc|c being
to the Paragon’s where the building^
h.as been enlarged.
Mr. A. M. Hamrick who started a
real estate agency last Fall, but who
was forced to neglect same because
of harvest of his farm and remodel
ling of the Lattimore house which he
bought, has associated Uiith him
Mr. B. S. Green, son of Mr. J.
Green. Together they will push
estate in town and county.
At First Baptist
Usual services Sunday. Sermon by
the pastor at 11 o’clock. Sunday school
at 9:45. Communion service in the
afternoon. No evening service because
of the cojumumon.
MR. I. F. GANTT’S SON IS
SUFFERING WITH PNEUMONIA
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Dr. J. Sidney Hood leaves today
for Wilmington to visit relatives. Re
will return Saturday along with Mrs.
Hood and children who spent Christ
mas in Wilmington.
James Gantt, son of Mr. and Mrs.
I. H. Gantt, continues ill from pneu
monia. On account of the illness of
his son, Mr. Gantt, will be unable to
attend the big Jefferson Standard
Agents meeting in Miami. \ * |
METHODIST WOMEN MEET
MONDAY AT NEW CHURCH
The woman’s missionary society of
the Central Methodist church is ask- -m
ed to meet in the ladies class room
of the new church building next Mon
day afternoon at 3:30. AU members
urged to attend as the new officers
will be installed.