COUNTY THAT leads a progressive state in diversified agriculture, and where
Of This Paper Is Greater
Than The Population Given
Shelby In The 1920 Census
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Of Shelby And The State’s
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VOL. XXXIII, No. 11
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
FRIDAY, FEB. 6, 192r>.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
With Eight Consolidat
ed Schools In County
There are eight consolidated schools
in rural Cleveland county, four of
which were brought about or formed
during the year just past, according to
a survey of the years school work by
County Superintendent J. C. Newton,
Moreover five, and possibly six new
school buildings will be erected in
Cleveland county during 102~> and a
number more added to the consolidat
ed plan. In fact, Superintendent New
ton believes that at the present rate
of progress—progress in educating
rural children—everv school child ir.
Cleveland county will in five year 1m
attending a consolidated school, mod
ern in every respect and with ever*/
facility afforded the city child. North
Carolina may spend four dollars for
motor cars for every one invested In
schools, but the ration seems to he
changing here and a new era has op
ened for the rural child desirous of
The eight consolidated schools in
the county row operating or to open
with next year’s session are: Moriah,
Casar, Fairview, Union, Beam’s mill
Waco, Piedmont, Ware-El Bethel.
Moriah, in No. 11 township, is com
posed of four schools Mt. Zion and
Briar Creek of this county and two
of Burke county, being a consolida
tion of two counties as well as of four
schools. The Casar consolidated;
which will open next year is made up
of the following schools Casar. Pruett,
McNeelev, Newtons Grove. This school
serves all the remaining portion of
No. 11 with exception of Whites
school. Fairview is made up of four
schools: Eliott’s, Willis, Baltimore
and Warlick. Union is also the con,
solidation of four schools. Beams mill,
a four-teacher elementarv, was con
solidated with Spangler. Waco, a stand
ard high school, is composed of Waco,
Beams and Beulah. Palm Tree, Dou
ble Shoals and Lawndale are united
at Piedmont, the largest consolidated
school in the county and with 15
teachers. The contract for the new
building let for Piedmont calls for
completion by July 1. Ware-El Beth
el is a consolidation of the two
schools and the new building is now
under process of erection on King-*
Mountain highway.. The consolidated
districts formed this year were Casar,
Moriah, Ware-El Bethel and Waco.
Better School Methods.
Estimating that there are around
7,000 school children in Cleveland the
county superintendent says that about]
fifty per cent of that number are in ;
high or consolidated schools. Many
rural children at private expense at-'
tend high school and considering
these with the regular students at
consolidated points the number will
amount to half of the 7,000 he says, it
being estimated that nearly 2,000 at
tend consolidated schools, or will do so
by next year. Serving the eight schools
are thirteen big motor busses, trans
porting the children to and fro, and
it is not thought that more than five
or six trunks will have to be purchas
ed by another year.
“Where the consolidation plan is in
effect there is nothing but absolute
satisfaction,” declares the county edu
cational head. “Owing to big buses
and convenient transportation in all
weather we are not troubled with at
tendance, and the progress of the pu
pils is more rapid because of better
equipment, more teachers, and regu
lar attendance. The children in the
'corp-yulated schools we now have
chow better school spirit, are hetter
disciplined and better trained than
w#s possible the old way”.
Taking the place of the little ono
feaeher schools that once dotted the j
hills of the county are the big con
solidated schools. Plying from the
country homes to the big schools are
motor busses, which carry those to
school that in inclement weather
would not have been in attendance.
Gradually the system is spreading
°ver the county and in a few years the
county already noted for the number
of her boys and girls in college will
have cause to show more pride.
At the monthly meeting of the
county board of education held Mon
day contracts for the two new school
buildings at Fallston and in South
•Shelby were officially signed by mem
'ers of the board as follows: A. P.
Spake, chairman; J. T. S. Mauney,
L. H. Patterson, Carme Elam and W.
A. Ridenhour. Arrangements were also
utade by which the county purchases
the site of the South Shelby school
rom the textile plants, paying $6,
J00 for the present South Shelby
school site, or the original cost of tne
Property to the mills. The old Beam
school building in No. 5 was sold to J,
, .,®.ear0 f°r $300, the Beam school
Holding being consolidated with
•Vaco. The elect*an was only held re-1
Wants Somethin*: Promised Outsiders
Which has Already Item Promis
ed as 1- ar as Hoard Can *o.
lo tre hditpr:
I note Mr. J. H. Dover’s comment
on the e xtension of city limits and
',our 't'ply. I was at the meeting you
•peak of Mr. Dover not attending
Hc-ll. Mr. Weathers, if this meeting
had been attended by Mr. Dover, ol
, what good nnd benefit would he have
gotten. After all discussions did not
•W. o. M. Mull get up and read a pr
]K'r that you made a motion to adopt,
or to petition the general assembly to
give an lection on extension? Were
you not asked to withdraw your mo
tion and call another meeting and
have all voters interested present that
would attend. I note that you failed
to mention in your paper that on the
first vote the people that opposed the
extension out-voted you and your mo
tion. This was done by some of the
be. t citizens up-town as there were
not many present from the outside. 1
note that you made the statement tha11
if you felt that the people on the out
side did not get some benefits of good
streets, sidewalks, likhts, water and
sewer that you would not advocate
same any more. This was what your
feadsai- was asked to do the night of
the meeting—to let your voters inside
know what the:,- already owe and what
it would cost in new bonds to take in
the new territory. Why do you not
want to let the people on the outside
known what improvements you can
give us and in the neighborhood of
what it will cost to do same. Are you
afraid to let your voters know that
to extend your city limits, they would
have to pay tax on one and one half
to two million dollars.
I see that your idea is to get you>
voters to vote for extension on the
promise that the city will not mako
those improvements for some time yet
on the streets, etc.
I for one wish to join Mr. Dover for
a meeting and let all citizens attend
and go in a friendly agreement and
see what benefits we will derive from
same. It seems that your spirit runs
good in some ways and very bad in
others. It may be that the iron-da?
hand may rule for awhile but remem,
her our history that all such is but
the flower that grows in a field—it Is
beautiful for awhile ar.d then withers.
Remember your heated passion, if
there lie such, that extension will
come and must come and let your fel
lowman see the light and victory is
C, II. Reinhart, South Shelby.
Now, Charlie, that meeting you
speak of was intended for a com
promise meeting. The invitation to
extend was mainly to opponents to
whom the alderman wished to present
six proposals, showing their attitude
in the matter. None of the opponents
seemed to garsp the compromise tha
aldermen offered. I have printed them
in substance but you should read them
in full. They are in hands of city clerk
or city attorney and the aldermen
went on record favoring lights streets
sidewalks, schools, sewer, police ana
fire protection in the new area on the
same basis abutting property owners
pay 2-M of street and half of sidewalk
etc. just like up-town streets ana
sidewalks were built. Isn’t that fair
enough? Surely you wouldn’t expect
the town to pay it all. There was no
motion made to call another meeting.
Ycm are confused about this. The sin
gle motion was that the limits be ex
tended, that municipal improvements
be given on basis outlined in the al
dermen’s proposal and that date foi
extension be set so outsiders would
not have to list property for town
tax until May 1st 1926.
I appreciate your attitude for a
friendly settlement and I have under
stood that you would be for exten,
sion if the main street through South
Shelby would be paved. This could not
be promised unless you get property
owners on each side to pay their part.
Dr. Royster, mayor pro tern. is a***
thority for the statement that if these
property owners will sign up to pay
their part, he favors giving this main
road to South Shelby immediately.
As a matter of fact we are not far
apart in a compromise. Speaking for
the present Shelby we know there is
no disposition or desire to impose any
hardships, saddle any debts or injure
any outsiders. We want to be all one,
sharing the same blessings, enjoying
the same advantages that greater
Shelby will have to offer.
Heavy’s Cafe—Where Shelby eats.
cently but in
formally the schools were
at the opening of the last
Gaston County Boy
Hit By Auto And
Gastonia, Feb. ,‘j.—Garren Lingerfelt
affed nine, son of John Frank Lingcr
felt, prominent farmer and citizen of
tho. Sunnyside community or, the Bes
semer-Cherryville road, Gaston coun
ty, died in the city hospital here late
Monday night, from injuries sustain
ed when he was knocked down and run
over by a Ford, coupe driven by Jesse
Kiser, son of L. A. Kiser, of Kings
The accident occurred at o’clock
in the afternoon on the paved highway
i immediately in front of the Sunnyside
schoolhouse, just following adjourn
ment for the day. One hundred and
fifty or more of young Garren’s
school mate? were eye-witnesses to
the tragic accident. According to rtate
j ments secured from a number of eye
j witnesses it appears that the accident
was unavoidable. Young Lingerfelt’s
vision of the road was obscured by the
big school bus standing in front of the
school. He stepped from behind it into
the road and directly in front of Ki
The injured youth was brought as
j quickly as posible to the city hospital
| here but bis injuries were such that
j death ensued within a very short time.
! The body was removed to the Linger
1 felt home and funeral services were
j held Tuesday.
Negro Had To Hurry
From Court Here
To Make Another
Hubert Morrison, negro youngstei
j of Hickory, almost had more dates
j than he could fill Tuesday, While up
before Recorder Mull here for being
drunk at a dance the night before at
Mart Moore’s place near the Southern
station, he remembered that he was
due to appear about the same hour in
Catawba county superior court. The
charge there against him was for hold
ing a man for another to beat, he said,
ard on the payment of the costs and a
$20-fine the recorder gave him his
freedom to attend the other trial.
The charge here against Morrison
developed at the dance and three oth
ers were given the same fine on a
charge of drunkenness at the dance.
It seemed from the evidence that tha
dance must have been some affair as
i those in attendance came from 'Spar
tanburg, Gaifney, Blacksburg, Hick
ory, Newton and many other nearby
towns ami cities. Th? quartet up for
: violating the Volstead act declared
i they were drinking liquor, but in re
cent weeks the South Carolina “Jump
Studdv” has become a favorite bev
erage among some of the colored folks
here and the dance may have receiv
ed part of its pep from the new drink.
“Jump Studdv” is nothing other
than wood alcohol—the same that the
cars drink in freezing weather—with
the poison removed by soda pop.
Sooner or later the beverage, which
has a kick unequalled, will mean ex
tra business for the undertaker, says
a York dispatch, hut nevertheless it
I is supplanting “Jake" and “van”
about Shelby already, according to the
ARRANGEMENTS FOR CO-OPS
TO PURCHASE FERTILIZER
All members of the Cotton associa
tion who are interested in getting
credit through the agricultural credit
corporation to buy fertilizer for cash,
should arrange for a meeting at their
school and call for Mr. O. F. McGill,
of the Cotton association to meet with
you to explain the way to get this
credit. If you will arrange for a
meeting and notify Mr. McGill ahead
of time he will meet with you and help
arrange for a credit group through
which this money can be secured. This
will enable the members of the asso
ciation to buy fertilizer for from 15
to 18 per cent loss for cash than for
Dover Mill School Honor Roll.
First grade: Ella Raney, Kather
ine Mae Buice, Edward Chandler, Ir
vine Johnson, Burgin Sisk.
Second grade: Earline Johnson,
Margaret Lindsay, Ganell Owens,
John McAlister, Benta Wellman, F.
Third grade: Harland Pruett, James
Webb, Selma Wellman, Ernest Tur
Fourth grade: Raeford Davis, Lu
nez Marrow, Norman Nolan, J. R.
Fifth grade: Ralph Dover, Lalla
McCraw, Ormie Lee White, Coley B.
Owens, Hazel Thompson.
Sixth grade: Beuna Lindsay, Ellen
Seventh grade: Subanna Morrow,
O. E. Ford Co., (authority on fer«
tilizers) says to buy your Spring’s
requirements now, and be assured of
getting it. Ad
Order club sandwiches from Heavy’s
Cafe fpr the Sunday evening meal. |
| To Serve st March Term Federal Ses
sion Here. Only One Juror
Drawn a Gheihy.
Jurors for the essioh of U. S. dk
[ trkt e-'urt t > h'1 held at Shelby, begin*
; ning Monday, March •!, were drawn al
Jti.e Federal building a! Charlotte Wed
: resday morning by Charles I.. Wyatt,
j Federal jury commissioner, assisted b>
! S. Williams, deputy c lerk of the
|U. S. Court, and Mi.... Margaret Brook
clerk in. the V. S. district attorney’s
Those- drawn were : B-verlv Pa;
| terson, Kimrs Mountain; Mix Bennett,
Green Hill; L. M. Logan, King; Moun
tain; M. L. leonerd, Henry; John E.
Carpenter, Lineolnton: ,1. C. McDaniel,
• Tree; H. P. 'tucker, Gilky; Charles L.
Fulton, King ; Mountain: L. 1). Hemp
1 hill, Union Mi.Is, B. 11. Bridges. Forest
City; It. R. James, Cliffside; J. Frank
Beam. Henry; II Carson, Bostic;
W. W. Caldwell, Lincoln ton; J. W.
Lucas, Mooreshoro: Belvin M. Bellin
ger, Iron Station; James Rollins, Bos
tic; C. E. Owen. Harris; f’armp Elam
Lawndale; A. Q. Calc, High Shoals;
T. C. Summer, Cherryville; J. II.
Srbnce, Stanley; J. W. Rich, Bel wood;
| Bate Moreheml, Henrietta; Charles H.
j Sain, Crouse; R. M. Painter, Belmor.t;
| Miles M. Ware. King;.1; Mountain; B.
i M. Scroggins, Caroleen; John C.
j Roach, Avondale; A, B. George, Cher
ryville: L. II. Jackson, Bowling Green;
| A. F. Gaston, Belmont; A. L. Houser,
| Cherryville; Preston Proctor, Denver;
; I. B. Allen, Shelby; R. W. Hand, Low
Dr. Sikes Speaks At
Bible Class Sunday
Dr. E. W. Pikes .president of Clem
! son college. S. C., will speak before
! the men’s Bible class of the First Bap
list church tr- Sunday school Sunday
j merning, the hour of service beginning
at 9:45. Dr. Sikes for a number of
1 years was professor of history and po
| litieal economy at Wake Forest college
land la*rr president of Coker college,
Hartsviile, S. C. He is one of the fin.
est speakers North Carolina has ever
turned out and has been heard here
on a number of former occasions with
pleasure and profit. I)r. Sikes is a
splendid orator and most entertaining
speaker who will no doubt be heard
by one of the largest crowds that eve*
attended the Mens’ Bible class at the
First Baptist church.
Dr. Sikes will also preach at the 11
o’clock hour. Regular services at 7:30
Notice the change from 7 o’clock.
AN M AI. COM MINICATION
OF ST. JAMES GRAND LODGE
The annual communication of St.
James Grand Lodge of F. and A.A
Ycrke- Masons National Compact in
the continent of North America, F. C.
Y-, was held with Providence Lodge
No. 2, Shelby, January 27th 1925.
Rev. G. \V. Maige, grand master
opened the lodge at high 12 with Rev.
G. W. Maize presiding. Election and
appointment of committees on re
turns: Rev. S. If. Presley, Rev. G. W.
Patterson, Clarence Gardner, W. R.
Committees on credentails Edward
Powell, ft. B, Miller, J. A. Crosby.
Committees on by-laws: Rev. G. W.
Patterson, James Stroud, Rev. S. H.
Presley, W. R. Hunter.
Financial committee; W. D. Patter
son, Pinkney Schenck, Edward Pow
Rev. Mr. Stallings Resigns Pastorate.
Rev. W. M. Stallings, who has
been pastor of the Church of God at
this place and also the church of that
denomination at Belmont, has resign
ed the pastorate, delivering his last
sermons last Sunday at the church
here. Mr. Stallings has been pastoi
of these churches for more than one
year. He expects to go to Augusta,
Ga., where he will become pastor of
a group of churches.
A sucessor to Rev. Mr. Stallings
has not yet been secured, but the
churches have extended a call to one
of the ministers of the denomination
and are expecting an acceptance of
the call soon.
In this issue of The Star you will
meet a new character—Flivver Sam,
who deals in automobile news and
flivver backfire. If you travel in any
thing from a Packard to roller skates
you’ll enjoy Flivver Sam.
City taxes are now past due.
Please call at office at the city hall
and settle. 0. M. Suttle, collector. Ad
For thirty years O. E. Ford Co., has
been selling fertilizers, and they know
whereof they speak. Ad
| Big r'oialc Storage
A co-nnorative veet p ,‘.v.*< -tor
age wari'1'otse to l>- located in Shel
by and to. serv* the fanners of tIn
jsurrounding section i- being planned
in a drive now put on by <*ount>
j A gent it. K. Lawrence. The propose*
warehouse, will f ive a eypn-.-ity ol
10,000 bushel according to plans am
' will eventually store enough potato?:
to supply the li.fal demand with sonv
j to nut on the outside market.
Plans for the big eo-opmative wive
jhouse nr- matorwYlixing and from
I present indications the nroj.-i t is as
sured. Farmers and husine • men in
tereslcd in this- commendable move
meet ar • requested to g -t in- touch
with thr county agent and assist ir
puttin '- over t he idea. The Ware house
i is another st-p in diversifying the utr
riculttral program of the county am
appears to be a irorTessive step base*'
j«A actual ucc»- .-—the business ant1
sales of the warehouses a! King:
j Mountain ard Karl.
The hip co-operative warehouse a!
Kings Mountain is one of the rhost
! successful * sample:; of co-operatior
and stor.-ur" in the sweet potato In
jdustry. With a capacity of near lO.OOf
bushels the warehouse is unable to
supply the demand of the town alone
although the quality of the potatoes
has brought inquiries and prospect
sales from the north. That with
| farmers diversifying by the sweet po.
: tato crop it seems that within a few
years the c rop will rate as one of the
j county's big money-makers.
House Is Planned
For This Place
storage capacity and more
Gas Moves Up 8
Cents in 3 Weeks
j So-onpr or later you may have to
place your automobile-—or “car"'—on
| a diet. Gasoline Ija.s hopped up eight
[cents in three weeks on the Shelby
market, and from opinions of pas and
oil wholesalers is likely to keep hop.
I Another advance of two cents on
Uhe pal-lo.ii, making the retail price 26
i cents, took place-, Tuesday.' Three
I "vecks ago local automobile owners
! were “.'il!ir> r '•}>” f- r 18 cents a gallon
| anti were somewhat aristocratic about
, tho two cent “change”. Then an ad
j vance of two cents and a purchase of
| five gallons completely demolished otic
greenback, and the eri..tocrntic feeling
about the odd coppers vanished. But
another day or so brought another
advance, and so on until four advan
ces of two cents each had been regis
tered and now instead of speaking in
awed tones about “,‘10-cent cotton"
which was once talked more than the
state deficit is now, the general sub
ject is “20-eerrt gas” sooner or later,
and at present much more “sooner.”
Don't be alarmed. There is not a gas
panic or shortage. The flivver fuel
is just going up like wheat, and along
with the advice about not being alarm
ed, also, don't be surprised at another
advance. Not a single dealer in town
will guarantee you that there will not
be another advance, or several more.
Shelby High Quint
Playing at Lawndale Tuesday aft
ernoon the Shelby high basketball
quint playing thpir first game of tho
season defeated the fast Piedmont
high five 1C to 10. Piedmont has been
winning practically every game play
ed this season and Shelby's victory
was somewwhat a surprise. Laymon
Beam, forward, end Ellerbee, guard,
were the outstanding players for tho
local quint, Beam caging nearly all
the Shelby baskets. Tod Caldwell,
was the side line feature for Pied
Shelby (16) Pos. Piedmont (10)
L. Beam 1. m. Lee
Grice r. f. Hunt
F. Beam c million
Lurches r. g. Rawls
Ellerbee :. g. Beatty
GREAT MASS MEETING
FOR LAYMEN OF CHURCHES
A great mass meeting for laymen of
all the churches of Cleveland county,
February 15th at 2:30 p. m. This
meeting will be in the interest of the
Centenary Sunday school, evangelism
and a general forward movement foi
our county and the whole district.
Each pastor is urged to be present
with a large delegation of laymen. A
similar meeting will be held in Lin
colnton, but the people of Cleveland
are to meet in Shelby. Rev. J. F.
Prettyman, J. H. Separk and C. R.
Hoey will deliver short addresses. Let
us have a great gathering from all
over the county.
THAD C. FORD, Assistant District
From all reports money is scarce in
Cleveland county right now, so Mr.
Farmer be sure to see O. E. Ford Co.,
before you buy. Ad
Try Heavy’s special Sunday club
sandwiches. They’re fine. / Ad
7!k comity hoard of commissioners
pn regular monthly oi«n Monday of
fhi week tniiid for the most
j part only routine busines - of the
. I'uiinty. However, cjiiito a hit of time
I was given over to a discussion the
| bfitljrs in the county and propos'd
j bridtro work. The "first Monday"
i crowd war about the usual in size
i with many of the county transacting
oflTWa! duties about the court house.
The following '-minty hill-, were or
dered paid by the com mission erst
. 1!. f?. Kinner bridge work,
§ to.70; C. R. Dixon, bridge lumber,
821; \\ . A. Cook, bridge work. $11.60;
Taxi transporation $1.50; W, A.
Seism, bridge work $8.04; W. G.
Hopper, bridge work, $-1.80; C. A. Yar
boro, bridge lumber, $30; B. B. Well
mmi, bridge lumber $165.96; 11. S.
Grigg, election judge, $3: G. F. Corn
’vell, bridge work $5.45; J. C. Webber,
bridge work, $2; A. C. Brackett,
bridge lumber, $22.50; W. W. De
Priest, trip to Morganton. $10; Tom
Cornwell, bridge lumber, $1.‘16.41; W.
A. Robinson, bridge work, $6; A. W.
War lick, bridge work $81.45; 1). A.
Frittard, casket for pauper, $17.50;
R. I,. Weathers, stamps, $8.80; S. M.
Poston, capturing two stills $40; Dr.
Ben Gold, rounty physician $96; Elec
tric Service Co., work $255; South
Shelby Pharmacy, supplies. $9.65;
John M. Best, supplies, 812; Herald
Pub. Co., printing $9; Paul Wellmon,
supplies $32.78; Thompson Co., lum
ber $73.04; Paul Poston supplies,
$6.16; J. F. Williams, supplies $9.78;
J. C. Hprd, labor, $26.26; L. A. Cub
aniss. salary and home expenses,
$191.20; Shelby Hardware Co., sup
plies $26.55; Cantpbell Dept. Store,
supplies, $9.58: Cleveland Drug Co.’
supplies, $7; H. A. Logan, expenses
and jail incidentals $401.55; J. D.
Lineberger. supnlies, $4.10; Williams
and Hamrick, supplies. $7; Shelby
Water and Light plants, $68.10
Star Publishing Co., printing, $33.91;
j Commercial Printery supplies, $18;
i Wray-Hudson Co., supplies $27.90;
| Edwards and Broughton, office sup
! plies, $50.17; H. W. McKinney, serv
ices. $11.65; R. E. Lawrence, county
'agent $125; Ramsey and Smith, re
pair work $1.25; Shelby Foundry,
j work, $2.50; Graham-Chrisholni Co.,
I supplies, $3.38; Irma Wallace, home
j agent, $50; Moore, burial expenses
;S20: Art Wilson, work, $15; J. B
| Smith, expenses, $5; C. J. Hamrick
and Sons, bridge work. $8.45; Ellis
Transfer company, freight and dray
age $167.49; Paragon Furniture Co.,
supplies $9; Piedmont Telephone Co.,
I $19.S3; Observer Printing house, sup
Man In Blacksburg
Offers Collins Aid
| Sends One of the Many Suggesting
Release of Kentucky Man
Held in Case.
All the nation has become interest,
ed in the attempted release of Floyd
Collins, who is prisoned in a cave in
Kentucky and watches death slip up
on him as thousands vainly attemps
his release. Hundreds of telegrams
i have been pouring into Cave City, Ky.,
suggesting plans of releasing the man.
A«cording»to the daily press dis
patches a native of Blacksburg, S. C„
offered advice in the following tele
“I have a man who can free your
brother with a strapper machine,”
Get strapper and wire if you want
this man to come.”
A Chicago, newspaper sent the fol
"If there is any apparatus in Chi
cago that will help you liberate your
brother please notify the Journal by
return wire collect and we will for
ward it by airplane without expense
A Topeka, physician offered to come
to Cave City and amputate Collins’
feet without cost.
“Be courageous, calm, and don’t
worry,” said a telegram from Wash
ington. D. C. “Trust all in God anti
all will be well. You will be deliver
Lincoln County News.
Which county has the least and the
most hard-surfaced road? That ques
tion is uppermost. The Shelby Star
says Cleveland county has only 14
miles, whereas Guilford has 54.47;
Pitt, 54.33; Pender, 51.10; Mecklen
burg, 48.30. As to some of thqpe
counties above the average, county
taxes contributed a part.—News ana
Observer. Lincoln has 6 miles of hard
top, and 16 miles enroute.
Present Petitions With
ers Use 25 Per Cent
Petitions for extension signed by
n r> duly qualified voters, residing
; both within the present corporate lim
j its and in the jfronosed new area,
I were presented to Mayor Pro Tom S.
IS. Royster and Aldermen Hamrick,
: I* ord and McClurd Tuesday night nnd
i they passed a resolution Officially
j asking Representative B. T. Falls to
i amend the charater of town of Shel
j by, extending the corporate limf*s
I three-quarters of a mile in every di
rection. This resolution asked Repre
sentative Falls to authorize an elec
j *i(,n to be held within 80 days from
it he passage of the act and there was
i a unanimous vote on the part of the
Sufficient for Election.
When Representative Falls was at
home for the woj-k end ho told a
friend that only 500 names would bei
sufficient in number for him to pro
vide the legal machinery for an elec
tion on the mater of extension, henca
the effort to secure more signers was
suspended. Whiie there were 1145
names for extension presented to the
mayor and aldermen Tuesday night,
there are a number of other petitions
were out that have not been handed
in and hundreds of other people fav
orable to extension who have not had
an opportunity to sign. It is under
stood that petitions have been circu
lated against extension and that these
petitions have been freely signed,
most of them, however, being from
residents living within the proposed
new territory in South Shelby.
Sanction of the Board.
In giving its official sanction to the
extension movement, the board adopt
ed the following resolution addressed
to Representative Falls:
"Whereas there has been presented
to the mayor and board of aldermen
freely signed petitions by the voters
nd tar payers in the town of Shelby
and vicinity asking for extension of
the corporate limits of the town of
Shelby. N. C., three -quarters of a mile
: from the present boundary;
“Firstly: That you pass a bill
through the legislature at this session
i amending the charter of the town and
! of Shelby providing for the extension
| of the town of Shelby, the same to be
. voted on by the duly qualified voters
1 in the town of Shelby and proposed
I newt territory at an election to be held
at the call of the mayor and board of
! aldermen of the town of Shelby with
; in 90 days from the ratification of the
“Secondly; That we respectfully ask
that you preserve the petitions sent
you and return the same to the city
| clerk t be filed in the office.”
Outsiders Use 25 Per Cent.
| In gathering information to answer
i the questions of “At T forested Citi
| zen” who wrote an ai t tele appearing
| in Tuesday’s issue of The Cleveland
! Star, the city officials found that 25
i per cent of the monthly water supply
is used by those living outside the
present boundary and yet do not pay
city taxes or any part of the water
bonds, interest, maintenance, etc.
The city pump station at the river
pumps eight million gallons a month,
two million gallons of which are used
by out-towners. There are 1,237 wa
ter and light patrons and of this num
ber 68 consumers or approximately
five per cent live outside the city
limits, buying water at the same ratt
of 40 cents per thousand gallons, the
same rate the insiders pay.
A delegation of citizens appeared
asking that Chestnut and East War
rent streets be sand-clayed. The city
fathers agreed to do this work and
| will ask the highway commissioners
of No. 6 township to furnish teams
and help on part of it.
It was ordered that billboards north
of the Seaboard depot and east ot
John R. McClurd’s residence he re
' moved at once under the following
ordinance passed May 1921, reading
i “No billboards shall be erected neat
’ er than 100 feet of any streets or resi
dence and that all billboards now er
ected, not complying with this law,
shall be taken down.”
Methodist Protestant Church.
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m. S.
I Clyde Tate, superintendent.
Preaching service at 11 a. m. Ser
mon by Rev. W. H. Wall, of Shelby.
! Evening service at 7:15 o’clock. Ser
mon by Rev. W. H. Wall.
Prayer meeting on Wednesday ev
ening at 7:30 o’clock, conducted by the
The pastor Rev. C. B. Way will
spend . ext Sgnday in South Carolina
anil will preach at Liberty Hill Meth
odist Protestant church near Greer,