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VOL. XXXIII, No. 12
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
TUESDAY. FEB. 10, 1925.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
BILL ■ PETIT1S FOB EXTENSION
FOE11BEB10 RALEIGH SATURDAY
Aldermen Approve Bill
Calling For Election
On Extension On
Tuesday April 14.
The bill for extension of the cor
porate limits of the town of Shelby
»nd petitions asking: for an election
on the question containing 1,200 names
irere forwarded Saturday to Repre
setative B. T. Falls in Raleigh, the
hill being drawn by the city attorney
0. M. Mull and approved by the may
or pro tern and board of aldermen.
The bill, if passed as drawn, pro.
tides that the election will be held on
Tuesday April 14th under the laws
governing elections and that if said
election carries, the corporate limit*
will be a circle a mile and a half ir.
every direction from the center of the
court house.
tl is known that a petition against
extension has also been freely signed,
mostly by people residing in the pro
posed new territory, but Representa
tive Falls has promised an election
on the matter and the same will be
settled at the polls April 14th. Efforts
»re being made to compromise with
out an election but up until Saturday
7>o agreement had been reached. Some
of the opponents have asked for a five
year tax exemption, but those who ad
vocate extension are unwilling to
grant this. As a matter of fact, any
exemption after the limits are extend
ed and the proposed new area is in
cluded in the town would be illegal,
hut the advocates of extension have
manifested a willingness to let the ex
tension take effect after tax listing
time this year so those in the added
territory would not have to list their
property until May 1st, 1926.
Text of the Bill.
The following is the text of the bill
forwarded to Raleigh'Saturday: '
The General Assembly of North
Carolina do enact:
Section 1. That Chapter 194 of the
Private Laws of 1901 be and the same
is, herebv amended by striking out the
word* “three-fourths of a mile’’ in
line 6 of section 2 and inserting in
lien the7-eof the words “one and one
half miles," and by striking out the
words “three-fourths of a mile” in line
T of said section 2, and inserting in
lieu thereof the words “one and one
half miles.”
Sec. 2. That an election shall be hold
on Tuesday. April 14, 1925, to ascer
tain the will of the people on the
ouestion of extending the corporate
limits of said town of Shelby as is in
section 1 hereof provided; at which
election all of the qualified electors
residing within the present corporate
limits of said town of Shelby, and all
qualified electors residing within the
territory to be included within the
corporate limits of said town by this
Set. shall be entitled to vote. Those
favoring the extension of said corpor
ate limits shall vote a ballot with the
words “For City Extension” written
or printed thereon, and those opposed
to the extension of said city limits
shall vote a ballot with the words
“Against City Extension” writen or
printed thereon. The election officials
shall be appointed by the mayor and
board of aldermen of Shelby, and said
election shall be hold, conducted, can
vassed and the result declared, as is
now provided by law for the holding
of municipal elections for the election
uia.vur ana otner oinciais oi saiu
town. The registration hooks of the
town of Shelby, as now composed,
shall be used, and all parties residing
ihtin the new territory to be added
to said corporate limits, and such par
ties residing within the present cor
porate limits as arc not now register
pd, if otherwise qualified, may rcgis
and all qualified electors residing
within both the old and newly de
signated corporate limits of the town
Shelby, may vote at said election.
Sec. .1. That if a majority of the
qualified electors voting at said elec
t'on shall vote “For City Extension,’
then this net shall be in full force and
effect from and after said election, ana
*11 of the territory covered by and in
‘luded in the circle having as its cCn
ter °f the court house as now located,
and situated in said town of Shelby,
and made by a radius extending one
and one-half miles in length from said
center; that is, all that territory with
ln a radius of one and one-half miles
,rom the center of the present court
°use of Cleveland county shall con
^■tute the Town of Shelby and be sub
** i*° barter of said town and
e law pertaining thereto; but in ths
event a majority of the qualified elec
nrs voting at said election shall vote
gainst City Extension,” then this
*‘ct shall be void and of no effect,
oec. 4. That the governing body ot
>e town of Shelby shall ascertain
*e line of the corporate limits of the
own of Shelby as proposed in this act.
, ,, ,ve 8ar*>e properly marked.
wlthVad9.dm sh et s s s shduu
THY STAR WANT ADS.
Shortly after the big $40,000,000
endowment to education and charity
in the two Carol in as by James B. Duke
power and tobacco magnate, the Shel
by \V i wan is club in an official letter
forwarded by the secretary approved
I the gift. As a result of the lettef
; C. A. Burrus, secretary of the club,
! eeeived the following response from
rur. Duke’s Fifth avenue office in New
rork and signed by the philanthropist
j personally:
So many expressions of approval
of my endowment have been received,
; including the very kind one you sent
from the Shelby Kiwanis club, that I
, have been unable sooner to make any
! response.
‘‘I assure you it is a source of gen
; nine satisfaction to learn that what I
| have done is so generally liked. My
plan of making the economic resour
i ces of a community administer to its
l philanthropic needs has been a dream
j of mine for many years, and the re
ception accorded by my friends and
; the public has confirmed my faith in
it ultimately proving worth while.
“Again thanking you, I am,
“Sincerely
“J.' B. DUKE.”
Man, Aged 85, Gets
Suspended Sentence
A bent form gToping up the aisle
with the aid of a cane. hair and a
flowing’ beard whitened by the pass
ing of 85 winters added color to the
scene in “ the entfrrty recorder’s- court
Monday morning, where R. J. Daniels,
upon a liquor charge for the third
time, was given still another chance
owing to his advanced age. Charged
with possessing Daniels, who live*
at Mooresboro was fined $CQ0 and
given a «usnend'’d sentence of six
months. Notice that an appeal might
be entered was made by his counsel,
Clyde R. TToey.
Saturday afternoon Officers Austell
and Kendrick and Randolph Logan
visited the Daniels home and found
over two gallons of liquor scattered
about in a number of vessels, five 01
six gallons of wine and some “hops’*.
Daniels as customary with many ol
the older folks takes his “toddy” and
it was the contention of his counsel
that part of the liquor was for this
purpose. An invalid sister of Daniel’s
wife lives with them and it was also
contended that liquor was used by hei
for medicinal purposes, and that the
defendant had never been accused of
selling it. Although the defendant has
on two other occasions been convict
ed on charges centering around 11.
ouor the court considered his age and
the “toddy” plea and without evidence
that he had ever sold liquor confined
the sentence to a heavy fine.
Coors May Pay Cash
For Their Fertilizer
_
Th<‘ lime for buying fertilizer is
close at hand and there appears to be
a difference of about 15 to 20 per
; cent between time and cash prices.
The fertilizer people are very anx
ious to fret on a cash basis and no
’doubt the bit: difference in price is to
force the people to secure the money
and pet on a cash basis.
The United States Government has
provided a means whereby the farm
er can set cash at a very low rate of
interest w th which to purchase fer
tilizer and other supplies for cash.
This will bring thousands of dollars
1 into the county instead of taking it
out and will help to keep business
good.
This credit can bo secured by giv
ing a note secured by the crop that
:s being grown Ibis is the simplest
and cheapest credit that can be se
cured. Millions of dollars are being
lent to the farmers of North Caro
! lina. The credit however is limited to
numhers of the Cotton Association.
See Countv Agent Lawrence or O.
Forrest McGill, Field Representative
of the Cotton Association for fur
ther information.
REV MR. WALL IS HEARD AT
METHODIST PROTESTANT CH.
Rev. W. H. Wall, of this city, was
heard bv a large congregation at the
Mtehodist Protestant church here
Sunday, preaching at both morning
and evening services in the absence of
the pastor.
Rev. C. B. Way ,the pastor, spent
Sunday in South Carolina, preaching
at Liberty Hill Methodist Proestant
church, near Greer, both morning and
evening. He returned to Shelby late
Sunday night.
Nurse In Schools
Of Shelby Makes
Annual Report
The report of the school nurse
which will be of interest to Shelby
people, follows:
During the year the nurse has vis
ited each school once every week. No
tice has been sent to parents of ah
defective children.
In connection with the work 52
visits have been made to physicians,
ministers and public workers in ad
dition to 422 home visits.
All school children have been
weighed and measured and letters ol
instruction as to diet etc , sent to par
ents of all underweight children. Sev
enty-one health talks have been given
in the schools.
Four lecture demonstrations “Home
care of the sick” given class graduat
ing in domestic science in May 1D24.
Health booth at Cleve'and county fair
October, 1024; hundreds of people
weighed and measured and a card
given to each under-weight child show
ing pounds deficient. Hundreds of
copies of health literature distributed
during fair.
Nurse has inspected vaccinations of
all pupils in grades 1 to 8 inclusive,
assisted in 115 vaccinations and made
record of vaccinations of all pupils.
During the year there has been ex
amined: Boys 708; gills 688, total
1,396.
Boys 452, girls 479, Total 901 oi
66 per cent of this number 419 or 45
per cent have been treated. As stated
above we found 901 defectives, with
1,404 defective children having from
two to four defects. Of the defects
found 677 or 48 per cent have receiv
ed treatment.
Defective eyes: Boys 131, girls 177,
total 308. Of this number 136 or 44
per cent have had glasses fitted.
Defective ears: Boys 22, girls 24,
total 46. Of this number 9 or 19 per
cent have been treated.
Nose and throat defects: Boys 170,
girls 204, total 374. Of this number
54 or 14 per cent have been treated.
Defective teeth: Boys 290. girls 272,
total 1562. Of this .number 3C4 or 64
per cent have been treated.
Skin and scalp diseases: Boys 32,
Girls 38, total 70. All of these or 100
per cent have been treated.
Miscellaneous defects: Boys 21. girls
23, Total 44. All of these or 100 per
cent have received treatment.
This is considered a very satisfac,
tory • resuit for the first year in a
community with out clinical provision
for free treatment of school children,
an the greater number of defects in
children are the result of or have
been aggravated by a lack of pre
ventive treatment and is largely con
fined- to those to whom the cost of
treatment is frequently a pardonable
deterrent.
Princess To Show
Dantes Inferno
• _ •
“Dante'- Inferno”, a thrilling- spec
tacle of drama and beautv based on
the classic of literature a’ d one of the
screen’s greatest productions is to bt
featured at the New Princess thea
tre Wednesday with two snows in ♦ he
afternoon and two at night. Are the
people of today headed towards Par
adise or Perdition? The modern film,
version of the immortal Italian poet.
If you’ve ever read of the great poet’s
trip through Hell you’ll see the pic
ture regardless. What do you think
Hell is? What is Heaven? See the
“Inferno.” ' &
Janies Cruze’s “To the Ladies” a
comedy classic of business and the.
home and the part woman nlays in
life, is the attraction at the Princess
today, Tuesday. Tf you’re married
you’ll scream at this comedy ; if you’re
engaged you’ll sec it before you start
housekeeping. As a play it’s the fun
niest thing ever written. “To the La
dies”—be their eyes blue, black oi
misty grey. Together with an addi
tional comedy. King Vidor’s great,
production “Wife of the Centaur",
when beauty went to the strongest
and when lovers were cave men is the
feature of Thursday’s bill of age-old
romance at the Princess. Plenty of
love, life and laughter featuring Elea
nor Boardman, John Gilbert and Ai
leen Prigle.
Andrew Spjirling Is
Dead At Age 75 Years
Mr. Andrew Spurlin died Thursday
night at his home on the farm of Mr.
Grayson Whitesides near New House,
at age of 73. He was a millwright
by trade and worked for 12 years at
the Cathey Wolfe mill, later at the
George Peeler mill. He spent most of
his life in Cleveland county but has
been living in South Carolina for a
few years until he moved back to Clev
eland during the past winter. Mr.
Spurlin was an industrious and high
ly esteemed citizen and his remains
were buried at Sandy Plains Baptist
church Saturday. Mr. Spurlin is sur
vived by his wife and seven childeti.
This is the day and age when fly
ing trips have become realities. i
1 Well Known and Nobl • Christian
f' < iiiracter i)ios at Aire of C»5.
Native of Sharon Section.
Mrs. John Henry Blanton, a daugh
ter of the late Watson Lee of the
Sharon section died at her home on S.
DcKalb street Thursday evening at
7:30 o'clock folio whip nn illness of
severe! years duration, during which
time she suffered with a goiter. ■ For
the last few weeks she had been bed
fast and was unconscious for foul
days, the best medical skill being un
able to prolong her life after she dc
veloped pneumonia. Mrs. Blanton was
65 years of ago. Forty-eight years
ago she was married to Mr. Blanton
and they lived in the Sharon section
until the moved to Shelby. She wys a
quiet, noble character and a devoWl
member of the Methodist church,
moving her membership from Sharoh
to Central Methodist church. Nine
children were born, two of whom have
passed on, leaving her husband and'
seven living children: D. W. Blanton
of South Shelby; Mrs. T. Cl. More
head of Shelby; Sam Blanton, mana
ger of Gilmer’s department store,
Raleigh; Mrs. Merton Beam. Mrs
Paul Wootten and Mrs. Mai Spangler,
of Shelby and Harold Blanton enlist
ed in the U. S. navy and stationed at
Philadelphia. All of hpr children were
at her bedside when the end came.
The funeral was conducted from
Central Methodist church Friday aft
ernoon at 2:30 o’clock, the services
being conducted by Rev. A. L. Stan
ford, assisted by Revs, B. Wilson and
R. L. Lemons and the interment was
in Sunset cemetery.
I Shelby Kiwanians
Hear Of District
Meet And Program
At rh« mretinar^bf the Kiwanis' club’
last Thursday evening J. C. Newton
and Rush Hamrick, president and dis
trict trustee of the Shelby club, pave
accounts of the district meeting in
| Greensboro attended bv them. Mr.
Hamrick spoke briefly in urging that
more members of the local clnb at
tend district and international con
ventions, and told of the new vision
of Kiwanis comes after attending
such meetings, b» gave some details
b^gardin-r the big convention nex;
•Tune at St. Paul, Minn., and the next I
district convention at Pinehurst. From !
present indications it is likely that j
nuite a number of Shelby Kiwanians j
will attend both conventions. Presi- j
dent Newton related briefly outstand- 1
ing parts of the major addresses of j
the convention asking a better attend- j
ante and more definite achievements
of the club.
A number of local Kiwanians were !
in RuthcrfordtoP Monday night at- ;
tending the meeting at which the i
charter of the Rothorfordton club was
received. According to the program j
from Rutherfordton the address of I
welcome was by Recorded O. C. Ervin
with the response bv .T. C. Newton,
head of the Shelby club. The charter
was presented bv Dr. E. W. Sikes
president of the Cnrolinas district and j
also of Clemson college, and the ac- !
coptance bv R. E. Price, president of !
the Rutherfordton club. Fred D. !
Hamrick acted as toastmaster.
Prayer Meeting Wednesday.
Praver meeting at Central Metho- j
Hist church Wednesday night at 7:30.
All are most cordially invited.
Stolen Auto From
Tennessee Nabbed
By Officers Here
Irf-o Johnson ami Ben Easter, of
Ilockwood, Tennessee, arrived in Shel
by Sunday and 1 ft Monday morning
for Tennessee taking with them John
son's sport model Chevrolet touring
car Btolen from his garage in Ten
nessee last December and Arthur Hill,
an employe in the Dover mill, who i .
charged with stealing the car and in
whose possession it was found.
Sometime back Chief Hamrick be
came suspicious rf Hill’s actions and
after .securing the state license num
ber on the Chevrolet found" that it
was issued to M. M. Morgan at China
Grove. One discovery followed anoth
er and on Thursday night the l!»-ycar
old textile worker war. placed in jail
and following another message from
China Grove that Hill and Lonnie
Taylor a friend of his, were wanted
there for breaking in a garage, Tay
lor was placed in jail Friday night
Suspecting that the car was stolen
Chief Hamrick wired the factory and
found where the car was sold and la
tor learned that it had been sold to
Johnson, who in a return wire stated
that he would he here Sunday.
Hill, w’ho also went by the name ol
Allen Hill, had been in Shelby only
about three weeks and seemed to he
quite a rambler, having a thorough
knowledge of many towns over sever
al states. He at one time stated that
Knoxville was his home, hut that in
late months he had been in High Point,
China Grove and other places about
this state.
Around the mill section he is said to
have had the reputaion of being a
hard-boiled character. On Monday he
told Easter and Johnson that his fath
er lived in Roekwood, but that he had
not been there for several years. The
car was stolen from Johnson’s garage
on December 1G, but Hill claims that
he purchased it from one W. P. Dodd,
who lives near Knoxville.
Taylor, who it appears was not con
nected with the stolen ear, will only
be held until Cabarrus officers ask fox
his return, or some disposition is made
by them.
Prize Winners At
1 wo Saies Announced
The sales eon dr-tod by the Kelly
Sales Service at the T. W. Hamrick
jewelry store and the Parasron furni
ture store closed Saturday in a blaze
of glory*, each store being packed and
jammed with larger crowds than at
tended even the first dav. The enthu
siasm continued throughout the ten
days and both stores are highly pleas
ed with results, many people declar
ing these sales to be among the most
successful ever conducted in Shelby,
Mrs. J. B. Nolan was the lucky win
ner of the diamond ring given away
Saturday at the T. W. Hamrick com
pany store, while at the Paragon
Mrs. John Honeycutt received the.
largest number of votes and was
awarded the Mascot range. Mrs. Loy
Thompson who stood second in the
contest was awarded a kitchenette
while the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I>.
A. Tedder guessed nearest the eon- I
rect weight of the baby Mascot range !
and received it at , the contest at 8
o'clock.
Laymen's Meeting Next Sunday.
Laymen’s meeting next Sunday
afternon at 2:30 at Central Methodist
church in the interest of a forward
movement in Cleveland county. A
large delegation from each Methodist
church in the county is urged, A most
inspiring program will be given.
APPARATUS TO COMMUNICATE WITH
DEAD IS POSSIBLE, EDISON SAYS
The secretary who arranged the
interview with Thomas A. Edison
volunteered the admonition: “You
must’nt ask Mr. Edison about com
munication with the dead. Mr. Edison
has been so misrepresented in regard
to that delicate matter that if you
mention it to him he will go right up
in the air, says an Orange, N. J„ dis
patch.
Despite this dire warning, the for
hidden question the first one ven.
lured:
“Do you think it possible, Mr. Edi
son, that you may devise any mech
anism through which when you have
left this life, you may hope to com
municate with us?”
The wonder-wizard of communica
tion did not go up in the air. He ans
wered graciously and fully. But he
was cautious against misquotation.
He took pencil and a pad and wrote
carefully this fundamental part of
his statement:
“If my theory is correct—that the
machine called man is only a mass of
dead matter and that the real life is
in the millions of individual unit
which navigate this machine and if on
the destruction of the machine they
keep together, including those indi*
viduals which have charge of mem
ory (which is our personality)-—then
I think it is possible to devise appar
atus to receive communications if
they desire ty make them. It will be
very difficult, as each individual as
to size is beyond the limits of our
present misrroseopes.”
Having thus marked securely his
metes and bounds, Mr, Edison relax
ed into frank talk. He stoutly insist
ed that he be understood as not
meaning any such moot thing as
“spiritistic messages, so-called.”
He means messages as substantial
and as susceptible of authentication as
are those of the telegraph, telephone,
phonograph and radio. There shall be
no “medium,” no mystery, no super
stition, no “authoypnotism known as
faith.” His method, to serve at all,
must absolutely guarantee the integ
rity of the communication it enveys
and guard positively against any pos
sible doubt, dispute or misconstruc
tion. .
It goes without saying that com
munication with the dead, thoroughly
authenticated, as Edison says he
must have it, would instantly revolu
tionize all generally accepted theo
ries regarding human existence, re
veal a new science of the essence ot
life and open up vast visions as to
the nature and ultimate function of
matter.
Organize Fair Association and Start.
Selling Stock for First Fair
In October.
At a meeting held Friday night It,
the county court house and attended
by 500 or more colored people of Shel
hv and many sections of the county
the ( levelsnd County Colored Fair
association was formed with the pur
hose of annually staging a fair and
progressive agricultural exposition foi
the colored folks of the county. The
movement for a colored fair was
started some time ago and the meet
ing Friday night at which the organ
ization was formed resulted.
To Cse Fair Grounds.
The county’s first colored fair,
which comes only one year sift or the
first county-wide fair ever held it.
Cleveland, will he held according to
present plans about October 14, or a
short time after the big Cleveland
County fair. Tester Borders, secre
tary of the colored fair association,
says that the colored fair will he mod
elled on the big county fair and will
have a midway, free attractions, ag
ricultural exhibits, school displays and
everythig common to a fair. The Col
ored fair will be held on the up-to-date
county fair grounds on the Kings
Mountain highway and a certain per
centage will be paid the Cleveland
County Fair association for the rights
of the grounds. The move being madt
by the colored people of the county is
a credit to their progressiveness, ami
should, mean much to their race.
Dr. J. S. Dorton, secretary of the
big Cleveland county fair County
Agent Lawrence and Mrs. Irma Wal
lace, home demonstration agent, and
Rev. A, L, Stanford, pastor of Cen
tral Methodist church, addressed the
colored citizens gathered at the court
house and informally endorsed th<i
proposed fair and urged that the
movement be carried out. The famed
Shelby colored quartet ■ rendered se
lections at the meeting anil there wert
other formalities customary to such
gatherings among the colored people.
Dr. J. S. Dorton, who so successfully
put over the county’s first big fair,
is of the opinion that the negroes will
also meet with success and that h
will he an example to enterprising
members of the race all over the state,
and South. He is giving advice and
assistance in every way he can to the
new fair association.
Directors of the association will be
elected at a meeting to be held soon
and representatives are already out
selling stock, the shares running a’.
$5 each and are open to anyone, white
or colored. Officers elected Friday
night were: J. W. Roberts, president:
A. Hord, Helen Escridge. J. A. Dilling
ham, of Lawndale, and C. A. Costner
of Kings Mountain,, vice presidents;
Irvin Gidney of Boiling Springs
treasurer; Lester Borders, secretary.
A number of negroes in Cleveland
county own their own farms and gen
erally the race is progressive here and
indications are that the proposed fall
will materialize.
Mrs. Eliza Beam Dies;
Buried At Big Springs
Wife Of Squire James A. Benin
Passes At Aire 75 Years. Two
Sons And Two Daughters.
Mrs. Eliza Beam,, wife of Squire
James A. Beam died at her home near
New House last Wednesday night at 9
o’clock following a protracted illness
and her remains were buried at Big
Springs Baptist church Thursday, the
funeral services being conducted by
Rev. I). G. Washburn. Mrs. Beam be
fore marriage was Eliza Chitwood,
daughter of the late William Chit
wood and joined the Baptist church
in early womanhood. For a number of
years she taught school and many of
her former pupils have a pleasant re
collection of her.
Mrs. Beam is survived by her hus
band and four children, Solon Beam,
of Shelby, George Beam. of No. 8
township, Mrs. Coleman Gold of Kings
Mountain and Miss Sallie Beam of
Shelby.
Theatre Opening
Postponed Week
The new Webb theatre on the “court
square”, which according to plans was
to have been opened this week, will
not open for another week or more,
it is announced by the owners Messrs
J. E. and Claude Webb. Radiators and
»ther(heating equipment together with
all of the seats have been delayed in
shipment and the new show house
will not be opened until completely
equipped. If there are no further de
lays it is hoped that the opening will
be about Thursday, February 19, but
no definite announcement has been
made.
For the opening date the Webbs
have booked an attractive program
including Harold Lloyd in his moo„
popular picture “Girl Shy”, the Pat ho
News and a good comedy.
Mrs. Nellie Ledford Died Suddenly
After Eating her Breakfast.
Was Invalid for 4 Years.
Mrs. Nellie Ledford. Cleveland
county’s oldest woma- died Thursday
morning at it o’clock a: the home ot
her granddaughter, Mrs. Minnie Lee
at Lawndale, death coming rather sud
denly after she had partially finished
eating her breakfast. Mrs. Ledford
was born January 1st 1822 near the
present Itehobeth church when Presi
dent, Monroe, the fifth president of
the United States was guiding the
destinies of this nation. When she was
horn, the nation itself was young, hav
ing had only four presidents, Wash
ington. J. Adams, Jefferson and Mad
ison. Cleveland county was a part of
Lincoln and Rutherford counties. Her
husband Bob Ledford was a local
preacher end consequently did not
participate in any of the wars. About
10 years ago he died at the age ot
8f>. Mrs. Ledford joined the Metho.
dist church at Bethel 90 years ago
moving her membership to Mount Har
mony later in life.
Despite her advanced years she was
a woman of remarkable mind and body
and was active until four years ago
when she fell and injured her hip.
since which time she has been confin
ed to her bed. On last Thursday as she
sat in her chair eating her breakfast,
she suddenly lost the use of her limbs
and was hurriedly lifted to her bed
when the end came soon thereafter,
Mrs. Ledford’s remains were buried ~
at the Ledford graveyard Friday aft
ernoon at 1 o’clock the funeral services
being conducted by Rfev. John Green,
and Rev. Mr. Needham. She was the
mother of/11 children but all have
died except one son, Martin Ledford
and one daughter, Mrs. Ella Whisnant.
At a recent celebration of her birth
day, members of the family under
took to count the number of her de
scendants but could go no further
when they found 130 grand children
and great grand'children because fam 3
ily is so badly scattered.
Study Fertilizer At
Waco High School
Ninety One Pupils Are Now Being
Brought To School By Trucks.
Social Items.
(Special to The Star.)
Waco, Feb. 9.—The month of Jan
uary was a red letter one in point of
attendance for our school, put of a
total enrollment of 214 the principal's
monthly report shows a daily aver
age of 197. This high average is one
of the direct results of consolidation.
Ninety one pupils are now being
brought to the school on trucks. This
has practically eliminated tardies and
absences.
The enrollment of the school is now
214 w.th an attendance of 92.5 per
cent.
Fifty seven pupils of the high school
studied fertilizer problems during
Fertilizer week.
Mrs. W. G. Hord was hostess to
the Waco teachers at a delightful din«
ner last Friday evening.
The Sidney Lanier Literary 'society
entertained the members of the Ed
gar Allen Poe society in the school *
auditorium last Friday evening. Var
ious games were indulged in, aftet
wh;ch hot chocolate and sandwiches
were served.
The faculty of the Victory school
of Gastonia gave the play “The Path
Over the Hill” in the school auditor
ium of the school on Saturday even
ing. Quite a large crowd enjoyed this
delightful play.
Ellen Fpster, a member of this
year’s graduating class, has brought
honor on herself and the school in
winning the silver loving cup offer
ed by T. W. Hamrick in the recent
county-wide essay contest on “The
Benefits of Cooperative Marketing to
Cleveland County.” This essay re
cently appeared in The Cleveland
Star.
! 1 ne departments of public school
I music and piano will give an enter
j tainment Friday evening of this week.
The public is invited.
i MOTOR CAR REGULATIONS
FOR CAR OWNERS HERR
| Non-resident owners or operators
j of motor vehicles shall be subject to
| the same requirement and laws as res
| ident owners or operators; Provided,
that the non-resident owner of a mo
j tor vehicle which is properly register
■ ed under the laws of another state
i district, or territory shall be exempt
fr6m the regisration provisions of this
| chapter for the same period that a
j properly registered owner of this state
j is exempt from the registration pro
] visions of the state in which such non
I resident resides, not exceeding sixty
days; Provided that nothing herein
i contai ed shall be construed to exempt
( > y motor vehicles used for hire by a
non-resident.
1 WADE HOEY, Mgr. Dept, State, j
    

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