CLEVELAND:—“A COUNTY THAT LEADS A PROGRESSIVE STATE IN DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURE, AND WHERE HOSPITALITY REIGNS”
PAID-UP CIRCVI ATION
Of This Paper Is Greater
Than The Population Given
Shelby In The 1920 Census
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VOL. XXXIII, No. 44
HIE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1925.
$2,00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
70 GRADUATES, LARGEST CLASS IN ALL
HISTORY, RECEIVE DIPLOMAS AT SHELBY
Tom Bost Delivers Mas
terly Address. Nine
Graduates In Teach
er Training. Dept.
List of Medals
Diplomas were awarded to 70 grad
uates, the largest number of gradual: a
the Shelby High school has ever
turned but, Monday night when the
finals were held in the auditorium be
fore an audience that packed every
available inch of space. The gradu
ates presented an unusual spectacle
in Shelby for the college cap and
gown were introduced for the first
time and the graduating class was so
large, the stage had barely enough
room for the speakers to have com
fortable -peaking space.
Fourteen medals, cups and schol
arships were awarded, as well as nine
diplomas to the nine graduates of the
teacher training class which was or
ganized in Shelby about three years
Tom Bost Speaks.
Tom Bost, known to some as The
Reverend Tom who writes for the
Greensboro News and other papers
and has an inimitable stylo, was the
chief speaker of the evening. Rever
end Tom is a member of the Episcopal
church but declares himself a Baptist
preacher. Intermittent with his news
paper work he preaches and speaks.
He was introduced briefly by ex-Scn
ator I). Z. Newton who declared Mr.
Best's pulpit to be the public press
and as one who has done much to ad
vertise Shelby and who is one of the
most astute politicians in North Caro
lina, although he never seeks office.
Mr. Bost asserted his faith in the
young people of today and declared
that although the signs of the times
are a little discouraging, beneath tha
lipstick and the flapperism there are
hearts as sound as Adam’s and Eve’s
He took for his text the class motto
which in translation says “not finish
ed but just beginning,” and that in
making ourselves free from ignorance,
we are not finished until we make
all people free, for the object of life
is education and the object of educa
tion is life. His speech was a broad
appeal for larger life—one that never
stops with self, but goes on—the kind
of life that diffuses into usefulness to
others. It was a masterful appeal for
never finishing and quitting, hut keep,
ing on in pur efforts at mastery and
Cultivating . the habit of control and
temperate in all things, at the same
time helping others over the rough
places along life’s journey.
The invocation was delivered by Rev
R. L. Lemons after which Max Dixon,
president of the senior class delivered
the address of welcome. Then Frances
Hendrick read the class history. May
Wells Connor the class phophecy and
William Pendleton the last will and
testatment. Supt. Griffin announced
that out of the senior class of 70 stu
dents, about 45 of them have signified
a desire and intention of entering
some college or university next year.
As the principal, Mr. J. Horace
Grigg read the names of the gradu
ates, Mr. R. E. Carpenter, chairman
of the board of education presented
the diplomas to the following- grad
Letha Branton, Lena Green, Vernle
Mae Tiddy, Sara Grace King. Mae
Connor, Ruth Gaffney, Opal Poston,
Betty Suttle, Wilma Poston, Zona Di
vine, Thelma Moss, Pauline Dedmon,
Mary Ruth Webb, Fay Ross. Pauline
Freeman, Jessie Borders, Ellen Tur
ner, Grace King, Nellie Abernathy,
Mozelle Anthony, Erie Cabiness, Peart
Plummer, Mary Turner, Madge Mc
Coy, Roy Self, Harry Grigg, Pearl
Smawley, Hazdl Allen, Louie Esk
ridge, Carl Elerbee, George Wray,
George Dedmon, J. P. Costner, Steve
Furchess, Clyde Thackston. Winfred
Graham, Clyde Wilson, Yaliree Cost
ner, Max Dixon, Evans Hartgrove,
John Sparks, Sidney Anthony, Dovil
lenie Glascoe, Margaret Elam, Broad
us Newman, Henry New, Ella Mae
Mauney, Jessie Wall, Mary Ruth
Lemons, Nelson Callahan, Elsie Har
din, James Grice, Earl Lutz, Melba
Metcalf, Huldah Philbeck, Garland
Roberts, Della Wall, Janice Green,
Hattie Hoyle, Nannie Jones, Frances
Hendrick, Bill Pendleton, Dwigiu
Shytle, Lena Williams,Verie Randall,
Eva Borders, Clara Kizer. Caroline
Blanton, Virginia Hamrick. Little
Nancy Lineberger, mascot.
Medals and Prizes.
The award of medals and prizes was
one of the most interesting features
of the program because the winners
and public did not know to whom they
would go—or at least most of them
did not. The presentation was made
by Supt. I. C. Griffin as follows:
' seller’s medal, donated by T. W.
Hamrick, won by Sara Grace King.
Bible medal, given by J. R. Dover, wor
ft iwra JJraet, iillv*.
Ant ■ y. Senior a ay medal, donated
i '!'y Lee B. Weathers, Kditor Cleveland
Star, won hy Letha Branton. Improve
ment medal, donated by Win. Litieber
Rcr, vve.i liy Broadu: Newman. Debat
< !'■' medal. donated by Hon. O. Max
Gardner, wan .by Dorothy McKnight. i
Washburn cup. donated by Max Wash
burn, \v< rv by Caroline Blanton. Cleve
land Hardware cup, donated by Cleve
land Hardware Co„ won by Nelson
t allahan, Girl . scholarship, given by f
C. C. Blanton, won by May Connor ;
Beys scholarship, given,by C. C. Bjan- ,
Bin, wan by Roy Sell, Postal Service I
in Rutherford and Cleveland countiesj
medal, won hy Jessie Pearl Wall. Mu- ,
sic medals, given by MBs Bertha Bos- j
tie, Won by Margaret Khun, given hy
Mrs. McCord, won by Dorothy Mc«
Honors at College.
W herever the Shelby High school J
students go, ii.ev usually win honors;
in the various school activities. At N.
f . State, Henry Kendall was presi
dent of the student body; in Atlanta
Miss Eugenia Holland was such a
skilled musician that she was askedj
to broadcast over the radio on a j
number of occasions; at University of |
North Carolina. Reed Thackston won I
honor roll and Phi Beta Kappa. Dav
idson: John McKnight, debate and col
lege report r. Hugh Arro-.vood, foot
ball and baseball. N. C. C. W, mem
bers of French club: Mary C. Ham
rick, Grace Fowling, Minnie Eddinr
Roberts, Frances Whisnan-t, also sec
retary literary society. G. C. W.,
i Blanche Burrus, honor student.
Athletics: Western Championship in ’
football state championship in base!
ball. Base ball team: James Grice, |
Fred Beam captain, Max Dixon, Max1
Connor; Roy Self, Clyde Wilson, |
Charles Magness, Ed Harris, George
Dedmon, Jack Hoyle, Melvin Peeler,
Debate: The Triangle—Shelby, Lin
colnton, Gastonia. At Chapel Hill,
Dorothy McKnight, Mae Connor, Car
oline Blanton, and Nelson Callahan.
County.‘contest- in-essay—The W'ebb
medal, winner, Letha Branton.
Honor roll: Janice Green, Sara
Grace King. Roy Self, Caroline Blan
ton, Letha Branton, Mary Ruth Lem
ons and Nelson Callahan.
Teacher Training Diplomas.
There were nine graduates of the
teacher training class and these dip j
Ionia* were presented to the following;
by County Supt. J. C. Newton in j
words commending Miss Keller headi
of the department:
Diplomas—-Teacher Training class:
Maude Ava Hord, Dessie Roberts, Eli
zabeth Frances Bridges, Eleanor
Jones, Pearl Smawley, Margaret Moss,
Irma H. Bridges, Inez Morchcad and
She Tried To Get
Her Sister Out Of
Jail—In Herself I
Dorothy Townsend, 10 years old,
tried to bring: about the release of her
sister Bonnie Sutton who is confined
in the Cleveland county jail and now
Dorothy is behind the bars, but bet
confinement does not seem to daunt
her in the least for she was smoking
cigarettes Wednesday morning and!
apparently enjoying her sojourn in ■
jail. Dorothy, who is a sister of Bon
nie Sutton, known as the first “bobbed
hair” bandit put some hack saw blades
and a handle through the iron bars so
that Bonnie could saw her way to
freedom. She was seen standing bit
side the new jail. furnishing the
blades and saw to her sister by mean*
of a string let down through the win
dow. Immediately she was arrested
and placed in confinement.
Bonnie Sutton is the woman who
stole Zeb Costner's Buick automobile
some months ago and was apprehend
ed in Tennessee and brought back, the
car being recovered front her posses
Morrison A Guest
For the past few days Cleveland
Springs has been entertaining distin
guished visitors among those being
ex-Governor and Mrs. Cameron Mor
rison and daughter Miss Angelia Mor,
rison of Charlotte. Others from the
state were Mr. and Mrs. It. L. Lam
beth from Greensboro and Mr. and
Mrs. J. S. Cooper of Henderson.
KADESH CHI RCH SI NDAY
School and memorial
Sunday school and Memorial day
will be observed at Kadesh church,
Belwood, June 7th, Sunday school pro
gram from 10:30 to-11:30 a. m. Dec
oration of graves immediately follow
ing. 12 o’clock dinner on the grounds.
In the afternoon a Sunday school
meeting conducted by Mr. Oscar
Woos ley. All Sunday school officers
the Belwood charges requested u. be
_• >..di-ii, r1—
LAWYER IS KILLED
BY A DETECTIVE
Smt.hfifld Man is Slam by Raleigh |
Liquor Hunter M ho Tried to Halt
t'ar oil Mere Suspicion.
Stephen S. Holt, Smithfield attor
ney was instantly killed Monday aft
ernoon when Detective Jesse Wyatt, of
the Raleigh police, fired on an auto. !
mobile that failed to stop at his order. I
The shooting occurred three miles
out on the Smithfield highway about
■1 o’clock. Wyatt who was accompan
ied by Police Chief Winder Bryan,
both in civilian clothes, suspected the
car of carrying liquor, and as it pass
ed he signalled for it to stop. When it
failed to respond to his order he fired,
the ball entered Holt’s head in the
rear and ploughed through his brain.
A jury empanelled by Coroner L. M.
Waring ordered Wyatt held pending
action by the grand jury. The officer
previously had been allowed to go to
his home after reporting at police
headquarters, but after the verdict of;
the coroner’s jury he was arrested j
and confined. It was expected bond
would he arranged.
Been to Court.
Mr. Holt had been in Raleigh ap
pearing before federal court and was
on his way home. He was riding on
the back seat with J. Will Wright and
.Joe Woodard, both of Smithfield,
while Doc Woodard and A. H. Wood
ard were on the front seat, A. H.
The car halted about three miles
out while one member of the party
went into some nearby woods. Wyatt
and Chief Bryan, up the road some
distance, saw' it stop and in a few
minutes start off again. That accord
ing to reports on the shooting, was
the basis for the suspicion that it was
carrying liquor. When the machine
passed the officers the order to stop
The mep in the car insisted that
they did not recognize any sign to
stop nor did they particularly notice
the officers on the side of the road as
they were-not-dressed in uniforms.
“Fired at Tire.”
Detective Wyatt said he fired at a
rear tire and suggested that the hall
must huve struck the pavement in
stead and glanced upward penetrating
the rear curtain and striking Holt. An
examination of the pavement revealed
no evidence of an indentation such as
a bullet might make. Smithfield per
sons who afterwards visited the scene
A search of the car disclosed no
liquor and no member of the party
had been drinking, it is said.
Mr. Holt was 49 years of age and
had been practicing law for many
years in Smithfield. He leavei a wife, ■
three chilwdren and three step chil- j
dren, besides brothers and sisters.
Thomas R. Marshall
Lays Aside Bible
And Cigar and Dies
War-Time Vice President Passes
peacefully Away After Eating
Breakfast in Washington.
Washington, June 1.—Thomas Riley
Marshall, vice president of the United
States for eight momentous years ot
its history, has followed his chief,
Woodrow Wilson, into death.
Recurrence of a heart attack, which
sent him to his bed last Monday im
mediately after a trip from Indiana,
brought on the end unexpectedly to
day, after reports had come from the
sick room throughout the week that
despite his 71 years he steadily was
recovering from nervous exhaustion
and a cold.
Death came to him quietly in his
room on the fourth floor of the New
Willard hotel where he lived during
his two terms as vice president. Prop
ped up in bed with pillows after eat
ing his breakfast with an enjoyment
that strengthened the impression of
those about him that he was regain
ing his health, he was smoking a ci
gar and reading a favorite passage ot
Passes Peacefully Away.
Suddenly but without haste, while
Mrs. Marshall was in an adjoining
room, he laid the Bible face down
ward, open where the fourth chap
ter of the Gospel of St. Mark ends and
the fifth begins. His ciggl- dropped,
and he fell gently back, without speak
ing and apparently without pain. The
nurse, who had been at his side
quickly summoned aid. But he was
Brief services, attended by the na
tion’s highest officials, will be held
late tomorrow in the hotel and then
the body will be placed aboard a train
for Indianapolis, where the funeral
party expects to arrive at noon, W<*1
nesday. The funeral will be in his
home there at 10 a. m. Thursday, un
der the auspices of the Scottish Rite
Masons, among whom he held high de
His body will be placid temporarily
m a receiving vault at Crown Hill
ctruyffe/y i.i ylid..'*.-i| oil.. it iittu Lt-ti
TO IMPROVE WATER
PLANT FIRST OF ALL
City Fathers Re-elect Mr. and Mr*.
Suttle and Water and Light
One of the first things to ■ receive
the attention of the newly installed
city fathers will be tlie water supply
at the river. Just what will tie done to
increase the supply and improve the
quality has not yet been determined,
but the officials feel that this is too
most urgent matter. For some years
the former officials have beet) giving
their attention to the matter and
during the past two years tire former
fathers made improvements which
sufficed for awhile. The former board
received an estimate on modernizing
the plant and installing a septic basin
south of Shelby which was estimated
to cost $1*7,000. To find put the best
solution of the matter, Mayor Weath
ers and Aldermen Hamrick, Toms,
Hopper and Schenck and City Watei
and Light Superintendent W. V. Toms,
motored yesterday to Gastonia, Mount
Holly and Charlotte to inspect the
plants at those places.
Approve City Map.
Mayor Weathers yesterday called
in the former board, Mayor Pro Tern
Royster, Aldermen McClurd and
Hamrick to pass upon the survey and
map of greater Shelhy made by D. It.
Frazier.- The former hoard gave Mr,
Frazier the contract to make the sur
vey and n ap so it was thought best
to ask the former board to pass upon
the work. The former board has been
courteous in offering the new board
any and every possible assistance in
acquainting them with the work under
way. The map and survey made by
Engineer Frazier were approved and
a number of extra copies will be print
ed for distribution at a nominal cost.
Original map is nearly 12 feet sq.iar«
and shows all of the homes and public
buildings and their numbers as well
as the streets and names, fire hy
drants, property owners, etc. Where
the new and old corporate limits “cut'*
property, the map- shows how mucti
is located inside and bow much outside
which is necessary to know for the
purpose of taxation.
Three Are Re-elected.
At a meeting Monday night of the
new council, Mrs. 0. M. Suttle was re
elected city clerk and treasurer, 5JH
Suttle v.qs re-elected to complete his
work as tax lister, auditor and, collec
tor and W. V'. Toms was re-elected
superintendent of the water and light
departments. Heads of the other , de
partments will be elected at a latter
meeting. , ; -...
A Mr. Hoyle hag been .engaged to
make an audit of the city’s books and
fender a financial statement as is cus
tomary every two years. It is under
stood that Mr. Hoyle will begin this
work about June 15th.
4,306 Car Loads Of
Since January 1st
Still further evidence, if more
evidence is needed, of Shelby’s
increasing growth is offered by
the ever-growing freight re
ceipts at the local offices of the
Seaboard and Southern railroads.
The total number of cars handled
since the first of the year, 4309,
surpasses every corresponding
five-months period in the history
of the two roads. It is another
significant fact that a large pro
portion of these cars was matte up
of brick, lime, cement, and other
building materials, as well as
large quanties of phosphate and
The month of April led the pro
cession, with a total of 985 cars,
while March, with 977, followed
closely on her heels. Then came .
May, with 832 cars, February,
with 763, and last of all, January,
whose total of 752 rounded out
the 4,309 cars. If progress de
pends on transportation, then
Shelby can certainly not be ac
cused of standing still.
Central Methodist Church.
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m. The at-*
tendance last Sunday was fine. Let
each one be present next Sunday on
time. Preaching- at 11 a. m. and 8 p.
m by the pastor, if you would enjoy
ar-'comfortable church, a hearty we*
come, a gospel message come to Cen»
tral Methodist church next Sunday.
News of Walla Walla, Wash., al
ways reminds us once we went swim
ming in muddy water.
planned first to hold the funeral at
Marion, Ind., and lay his body beside
those of his parents and his foster
child, Clarence Ignatius Morrison,
whose death ai the age of 10, brought
one of the greutest sorrows into his
immensely friendly hte. It was decid
ed, however, Uiai Mrs. MaisnalT
should ueuh r.di'.fc li t.'.: ti.: ,jj.
A Shelby Public School Class Of
Miss Addie Gardner Of 30 Years Ago
Co you knr>w tlic.it) ? The Star might
be wrong in some of the names but *
member of the above class has helped
us recognize the faces as best he can.
Miss Addie Gardner was the teacher
then and she was one of the best that
ever stood before a class. N'ow she is
Mrs. R. M. - Farthing'of Canada. Pic
ture from which the above was made
| is in possession of Bob Wilson and is
' perhaps the only one in existence
; Look and laugh at the styles-of wear
j ing apparel which are in such striking
I contrast with the .clothes of today,
i Front row beginning left to right-.
Misses Johnnie Winv, Lil Wray, Set
n.r, Web!), Kati Webb. <me of T. K.
Barnett's daughters. May Wells,
May me Cuban iss (now Mr-. J. J. Lat
timer ): Zee Eaton.
Syeorid row,: .Mayme J. nos, Linnio
I 'avis, Saliif Wray, Mink Painter, Ma
Third row : Mon of .Jimmie Wray,
.lint Wilson; Walter Brire; one of the
Wilker.s >n hoys; A. V. Wray; Evans
Me lira ye r, Chnnlo Miller.
Back row: .Julius Suttle; Ladd E.sk
ridpe, John Wells; Miss Addie Gard
ner (seated); Bate Gardner; Olit.
Ilamiriek; Hcrsha! Ponder,
Barrett Confesses To Attempt To
Dynamite Patterson Home In South
Shelby—Chief Unravels Mystery
Chief R. (•. Hamrick executed a fine
piece of detective work when . he
unravelled the my tcry surrounding
the attempt to dynamite the home of
Lern Patterson, overseer in" the Ella
i Mill in South Shelby and a> a result,
Allen Barrett, a painter has been
lodged in jail pending a hearing be
fore Judge Mull on one of the most
serious charges known to criminal
j law. It is the first known attempt to
dynamite a home in Cleveland coun
Last Saturday night a man named
Ed Bolick going home late at night
saw a small flame burning under the
corner of Lent Patterson’s house.
With no thought of the serious con
sequence, Mr. Ro n k went to the flame
and blew it out without disturbing
anyone or making any alarm. He
proceeded home. Next morning when
he' saw Lem Patterson fee informed
him of seeing the candle flame under
the house. Both made an investiga
tion of the Scone of the flame and
found there a cigar box. filled with
rags, paper and a blue-bordered wo
man's handkerchief saturated with
ail. Standing in the box was a pink
eancjle stick which had been burning
until Mr. Bolick blew out the flame
the night before. The cigar box was
carefully placed under the bed room,
directly under the bed where Mr.
Patterson and hi.-, wife sleep and had
the dynamite exploded, both would in
all probability have been killed,
Worked On Clues.
When Chief Hamrick took charge of
the case, he examined the contents of
the cigar box. The cigar box had
contained “Skill” cigars put up by
the Rex Cigar Co, of Shelby. In th<'
yard of Allen Barrett be found the
lid of the cigar box. The ragged
edges of the hinged side of the lid.
matched the ranged edges of the
hinge side of the box. Then he went
to Mrs. Barrett and held the blue
bordered handkerchief before her and
asked her if it was her. She admit
ted that it was and that she missed it
from the clothes line where it had
been hong after washing the day be
fore. Then Chief Hamrick displayed
the pink candle and factory cloth
wh.eh came out of the box and ask
ed her if she had anything in the
house like them or if they belonged
to her. She admitted that the candles
were bought at Wool worth's Satui- :
day and she had a duplicate of th -
one found on her mantle piece and
samples of the same kind of cloth in
the closet. Apparently Mrs. Barrett
was hot aware of the fact that the
information she was giving the Chief
was incriminating her husband, but
when chief had his evidence fastened
on Barrett site broke down and cried.
Chief hurriedly arrested him. En
route to jail he showed Barrett his
findings and disclosed the evidence
he had against him as the guilty par
ty. Whereupon Barrett admitted that
he had placed the dynamite under the
house but laughingly said it would
not have done any damage, lie gave
as his reason for attempting the ex
plosion that Patterson had been too
intimate with his wife.
The hearing will be granted today.
Such an ofiense is a felony ami pun
ishable by. not less than five nor more
than 30 years in the penitentiary.
Three High Point
Boys Are Arrested
Three High Point youths who gave,
their names as Judson Wood, Vernon
Priest and Thurman Camp, aged 13
and 14 years, were placed under arrest
at Boiling Springs this week and will
no doubt be sent back to their- parents.
The boys engaged in a fight among
themselves at -Boiling Springs when
they were arrested. In their posses,
sion were found a number of pipes,
knives and other small trinkets. They
claim to have been in school at High
Point and were roaming around ove>
the country for a little experience.
Welfare Officer J. B. Smith took
charge of them and placed them in
the detention ward at the new coun
ty jail awaiting the arrival of one of
the boy’s parents, Policeman Wood,
who arrived here yesterday to take
Methodist Protestant Church.
Services for Sunday, June 7.
Sunday school at 10 a. m.
At 11 a. m. the morning worship
will consist of a sermon by the pas
tor, Rev. C. B. Way. The theme will
be: “The Great Sacrifice.” The Lord's
Supper will be observed following the
The Christian Endeavor society will
meet at 0:30 p. in,
At h p. m. the pastor will preach
on the subject: “The Meaning oi Re
Everyone i» cordially n.»i • it
For School July 13
Consolidation I’ian Changed as to Xo.
5 Township Schools. Beulah,
Waco and Beams to Vote.
An election was granted'last week
on the question of a levy of a 50c
school tax to build a high school build
ing sufficient to accommodate the fol
lowing districts: Belwood, St. Peters,
Ledfords, Mulls, Pleasant Hill, and a
portion of the Richards school district.
This election is to he held July 13th,
and a copy of the order may be found
in this issue of The Star.
A meeting was hold in the court
house auditorium relating to a modifi
cation of the county-wide eonsolida-.
tion plan affecting the schools of Xo.
5 township, to wit: Marys Grove,
Waco, fleam, St. Paul and Stubbs.
This meeting was well attended by in
terested patrons and committeemen
from each district, and each district
presented a petition asking that their
schools be retained as they now are.
The board, in executive session, voted
to modify the plan su as to permit an
election involving the bounds of Beu
lah, Waco, and Beam.
An election in the entire territory
will not be undertaken at this time in
that there does not seem to be suff
cient sentiment to warrant the under
taking. The election is called tor these
three districts only because of the
almost totally inadequate educational
facilities in Beam school district onto
years ago ceased to function as a
school because ol its failure to main
tain tne average daily uttendan or j
i.it^.e.1 iluwth. 'iv^uires,
SCHOOL n PUCE .
TO PLIJ ID STRUT
Max Gardner Gives Healthy Advice to
Graduates. Advises Them Not to
Go to Dance, Play and Strut.
“Colleges are created and supported
primarily to train men to serve and
not to strut.” declared Hon. O. Max
Gardner, of Shelby, in a commence*
merit address Monday night before
tiie Rockingham high school. ‘There
are too many young people,” said Mr.
Gardner, “who look up< > a college
campus as a plnygro d for social
demonstrations. Polish is brilliant,
play is necessary and culture essential
I.v refining. It is good to possess these
qualities, but they should be the adorn
meat of substantial character and the
basis of real'achievement.
"It is my deliberate judgment,
youngman, young girl, that it would
be infinitely wiser for you never to
touch r. college campus if the motive
power of your desire finds its im
pulse solely in shimmering social as
pirations. Better—so much better—
that you go to work in the morning
at the first honest labor you can find,
and for which you have a natural ap
titude, than to mess up your life with
misconceptions of college. There
should be no room for a loafer in a
North Carolina college.
"The biggest problems with college
authorities today is the increasing
number of students who are making
no serious effort in the pursuit ot
knowledge, and whse thinking is en
tirely in terms of having one grand
good time all the time.
“Do not misunderstand me. Thero
is nothing on earth equal to the thirst
of a sincere hoy or girl for knowledge
and we should sraypathetically en
courage such person to make all sac
rifice necessary to the accomplish
ment c>i this end. We must everlast
ingly see to it in North Carolina that
no worthy hoy or girl is denied ample
opportunities for college training. But
remember, you can do your parents no
greater injustice, you can cheat your
state no more deliberately, than to en
ter college without a consecrated pur
pose of serious application and heart
felt devotion to your work.
“Fortunate indeed is the boy who
discovers himself early and finds out
what his job in life is, and then goes
after it, learns it and masters it. lie
is the raw material colleges are look
ing for, and out of which are made
the world’s leaders in thought and ac
tion. '"he most tragic figure in the
state is the college graduate this Juno
who ,has aimlessly staggered through
the curriculum without specific pre
paration or deinite plan, who has noth
ing to offer a busy and demanding
world except bjg-legged breeches and
an increased ability to Spend the ojd
man’s money.’’ '
B. Y. P. U. Officers
Elected At Union
A. V. Washburn Commended for Hiar
Splendid Work.. 1’aris Yelton
Heads B. Y. P. U. Now.
(Special to The Star.)
We are greatly indebted to Mr. A.
V. Washburn, president of the Kings
Mountain Associational B. Y. P. U.
and the people in Union community
for the splendid program and hos
pitality shown during the convention
held at Union church Saturday and
Sunday, May 30-31.
T-ere were wide awake and enthusi
astic demonstration programs given
by the W. M. U under the supervision
of Mrs. John Waeaster, and by the
Casar B. Y. P. U.
The outstanding features of tha
meeting were the addresses given by
Dr. II. V. Tanner of Spartanburg, S.
and Rev. Rush Padget of Shelby.
These messages were very inspiring
and much enjoyed by the B. Y. P. U.
The following is the report of the
committee on resolutions.
1st. Resolved that we congratulate
our training secretary Mr. A. V.
Washburn, upon the excellent prto.
gram arranged for this convention
and we recommend him for his untir
ing labor in which he is so efficient.
2nd. Resolved, that we hereby ex
press our appreciation to Union
church, I'astor D. G. Washburn and
the B. Y. P. U.'s for their hospitality
and entertainment. We will .long re
member that Saturday night surprise
3rd. Resolved, that this convention
ask Mrs. John Wacaster to have the
material written by her and used on
Sunday morning, typed or printed and
made available for all the churches in
■lth. Resolved, that we express our .
thanks to God for the beautiful weath
er, and the hearty response of mans*
churches and B. Y. P. U.’s in m&kinj
this convention a real success.
H. V. TANNER,1 r
THELMA EARL. —