CLEVELAND:—“A COUNTY THAT LEADS A PROGRESSIVE STATE IN DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURE, AND WHERE HOSPITALITY REIGNS’*
Of This Paper Is Greater
Than The Population Given
Shelby In The 1920 Census
RELIABLE HOME PAPER
Of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Farming Section,
Modern Job Department,
VOL. XXXIII, No. 48
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
FRIDAY. JUNE 19, 1925.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
LOWER FLOOR OF HEW MSS01IC TEMPLE
leased BY BIG PENNEY chain stores
Twenty Million Dollar
Corporation To Locate
In Shelby’s Corner
Shelby was assured another
|arKe business house Wednes
da\ when officials of Cleveland
Lodge No. 202 A. I'. & A. M.
closed a contract with the J. C.
Penney Company, whereby the
entire lower floor of the new
four-story Masonic Temple on
the Washington and Warren
street corner of the court square
will be leased to the big depart
ment store corporation for a
period of five years with privi
lege of leasing for another five
years. The definite signing of
the lease brings to the city the
biggest retail business enterprise
in several years and the decision
of the big chain store corpora
tion to locate here is a boost to
the rapid, hut steady growth of
The.J. C. Penney company is, by
their financial statement of 1924, a
twenty million dollar corporation and
operates five hundred and seventy-one
stores in all sections of America, being
one of the largest chain store enter
prises in the world. In recent years
the big corporation with headquarters
in New York has been branching out
in this state, mindful of the great pro
gressive movement of North Carolina,
and with their investigation of the
state, Shelby was one of the points se
lected for their stores.
l.ease Marts July I.
Signing’ the lease were the trustees
of the Masonic lodge: Clyde R. Hoey.
J. I). Lineberger and J. F. Roberts,
together with C. S. Young, worship
ful master, and Russel G. Laughridge
secretary. Acting for the Penney com
pany here was their Southern legal
representative, A. B. Bernard, of
Southern Pines, who has been in Shel
by for some time in connection with
the lease. According to the wording of
the lease the lower floor of the hand
some structure will be taken over July
1 and holds good for five years, with
a five year privilege attached, and ft
is presumed that the store will be
ready to open its doors shortly after
the opening date of the lease, July 1,
Representatives of the company
have been investigating Shelby and the
business trend here for sometime, and
it has been generally believed for week
or more that they would locate here,
the site not being known. A careful
census of the business movement of
the town was made by the representa
tives and a chart explained the rating,
as they found it, of the entire busi
ness section of the town.
The big storeroom, which is f>0 feet
bv 100 feet, opens as a store front on
S. Washington street just at the court
square and facing at an angle the
square, while a door also opens on the
Fast Warren street side of the build
ing and opposite the postoffice. With
the lease of the lower business floor
the new temple will go into use, tile
three upper floors being used for lodge
and club rooms by the Masons and the
Woman’s club and other civic organi
AVONDALE MINISTER PREACHES
AT SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev, W. D. Jenkins, of Avondale,
"ill preach at the Second Baptist
church here Sunday morning; at 11
0 clock. The sermon Sunday evening
at <:30 will be by Dr. R. L. Lemons,
pastor of the First Baptist church.
Rev. Rush Padgett, pastor of the
Second Baptist, is conducting' a revL
'al at the Avondale Baptist church.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
FOR COLORED CHILDREN
A daily vacation Bible school is be
ing conducted at Wilson Street Prcs
'\terian church for the colored chil
'"en. The program consists of memory
verses and psalms, Bible stories, plays
and games. We have four classes: be
ginners, primary, juniors, and inter
mediate. It will last from June 15th
0 unfi “fith. The interest is very high
nmong the children. Thus for the en
rollment is 62. A. W. FOSTER.
It is a good idea to abolish poison
tns in war. And the same goes for
guns, bullets, shells, and soldiers.—S'.
Intuition may be peculiar to wo
men, but how are some men able te
Pick a winner?
Every woman is her
mother, according to a
ut that depend.-, on
own fairy god
Dry Weather Has Helped in Cleveland
And Percentage is Better. Pre
caution For Weevils.
Over Cleveland county the cotton
farmers of North Carolina’s second
cotton county are optimistic over their
cotton crop despite many bad stands
and drawbacks, for the extended dry
and warm weather has meant much to
the cotton even if it has been some
what of a handicap otherwise. Crop
prospects here are apparently equal
to those in any section of the state and
by the last report the state percent
age for the season of the year is
headed of that last year, when Clev
eland stepped into, second place with
over 40,000 bales.
That the cotton crops prospects in
North Carolina are exceptionally good |
this year is indicated in a report of
the crop reporting board of the Uni
ted States department of agriculture.
While slightly under the average giv
en for the whole cotton belt on May
25, the condition on that date this year
in the state is better than on the same
day last year.
The board announced that the con
dition of the crop as a whole was 76.6
per cent of a normal throughout the
belt. The figure.s for North Carolina
is given as 771 per cent, but on the
same date in 1024 it was 71 and the
preceding year 77. The ten-year aver
age in North Carolina was 76. The
figures for South Carolina is 71.
There has been an increased emer
gence of weevils in the southeast
that will have an adverse effect upon
the crop unless checked. The board
stated that the weevils are much more
in evidence in the eastern states than
they were last year at this time. They
have appeared in every county in
South Carolina and everywhere in
southern Georgia and Florida. The
board had title information concerning
the boll weevil possibilities in North
Carolina for it was a little too early
for definite statements, and all in
formation in the report was based on
developments the last of May,
Cotton men in close touch with the
situation in the Carolinas deflated
that the cotton growers of these states
made a grave error in failing to con
tinue the “burn up-clean up” cam
paign. with the same care as marked
the close of the cotton growing sen,
son in previous years. When it was
found that the boll weevil situation
last year was rather easier than there
tofore, these contT^ efforts were re
laxed, with the result probably that
! South Carolina, in any event, will have
a greater number of weevils in con
nection with the 1925 crop than might
Otherwise have been the case,
i Cotton growers of the Cal iff...!*
must not relax their efforts and hope
to get the best of the weevils, it was
declared by those men.
Start Sale Of New
Auto License Tags
The local branch of the Carolinaj
Motor club and state auto license hu-j
: reau began this week selling the new;
automobile license tags for 1925. The
sales office at the Eskridge garage, in
i charge of Wade W. Hoey, opened Mon
day morning, and several hundred tags
have already been sold. Mr. Hoey ad
vises motorists in this section to come
in and buy their tags now’ so as to
avoid the rush later on in the month
when it will be necessary to stand
and wait in line to get the tags. Alt
applying for tags must have their
titles in order to secure the plates, and
it is announced that after this sale of
plates that any motorist without a ti
tle will be committing the same of
fense as running without a license
The new numbers for the Shelby
branch start at 182,500 and run up.
| The plate is an orange color with
AUCTION SALE OF FINE
LOTS HERE WEDNESDAY
On Wednesday, June 24, the Cyclone
Auction company, of Forest. City, will
j sell at auction 55 choice Shelby resl
dental lots. The property owned by
W. J. Arey includes six lots on East
Marion street just one block from the
! court square and some of the best
property in town, and 29 other lots
! about halfway between the court
square and Cleveland Springs on
, Highway 20. A $275 radio outfit and
| cash prizes will be given away and a
large crowd is expected.
Look out for the details concerning
the Students Contest, ui the and fob
i loving issue,, _
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“PAINT-UP AND CLEAN-UP WEEK” IN SHELBY JUNE 22-27,
By Big Number
According to the latest census
report there wer almost 17 times
as many marriages in Cleveland
county in 1923 as there were di
vorces. By the figures given out.
there were 236 marriages dur
ing the year and only 14 divorces
Gaston county had 422 marri
ages and 70 divorces, or only
six times as many marriages as
divorces. Rutherford had 226
marriages and 18 divorces; Ca
tawba had 314 marriages and 29
divorces; Lincoln 126 marriages
and four divorces. Cleveland and
Lincoln by the statistics have a
smaller per rentage of divorces
than the other counties in this
section. During the year Guil
ford led in marriages with 1,159
and Buncombe in divorces with
The statistics further added
that the principal cause for di
voree in the state during the
year was adultery; ami a larger
percentage of women were guil
ty. Very few divorces were
granted because of cruelty.
Four Negroes Hurt \
When Car Turned
Two Arc In Shelby Hospital. Other
News of Patients Being Treated
Monday afternoon the ear bringing
four negroes from Charlotte for work
at the home of Judge James L. Webb
turned turtle and kept executing the
flip until three turns were made. Two
of the negroes, Henry and Edward
Wallace, brothers, were right severe
ly injured and are now patients at
the Shelby hospital. The two others
were slightly injured, hut were able,
to leave the hospital after first-aid
attention by the surgeon.
Ralph F. Ramey, of Dover mill. Is
another accident -patient at the hos
pital, breaking his. shoulder bone in a
wreck hist Saturday night, according
to hospital authorities.
List ot Patients
Mrs. John Eaker, of Lawndale, Is
getting: along nicely following an op
eration last week.
John H. Clary, of Shelby Route 3,
who underwent a serious operation
Sunday, appears to be getting better.
Mrs. E. H. Hayes, also of Route 3,
is recovering following a serious op.
Miss Ada Ragan, head waitress at
Cleveland Springs and favorite with
guests there, is doing fairly well fol
lowing an operation.
Mr. Charles Smith, who is suffer,
ing with heart trouble, remains in
T. B. Hayes, Lawndale, is in the
hospital for medical treatment.
Boyce Fitch, of Shelby route 1, Is
a patient with a broken arm.
Mrs. W. L. Langley, of Shelby, is
in the hospital for treatment.
Mrs. John .Honeycutt and small
daughter returned to their home in
the city this week.
Mr. John Sain, of Lawndale, is re«
covering following an operation.
Miss Effie Wright is also doing
nicely following a serious operation, as
is Mrs. J. P. Smith, of route 3.
Nora Osby, a colored patient, i'
doiag fine fsllov ing .■•per.'.tr.r..
FOP SHELBY SOON
Hoard Will Select New Member of
Force. New Water System Dis
cussed by City Fathers.
At a called meeting of the board of
aldermen held Wednesday night in the.
City hall it was decided .that a traffic
officer, known to the motoring public
better as a “speed cop” will be added
to the city police force at an early
date. The selection of this officer Jias
not as yet been made, blit city officials
stated Thursday that several are be
ing considered and that the new offi
cer will be on duty within a few
At the same meeting the members
of the police and fire department were
re-elected with B. O. Hamrick as chief
and Jim Hester and Marshal Moore as
patrolmen, and Roy Newman and Bob
bie Rudasill as firemen. No shift what
soever will be made in either depart,
merit with the addition of the traffic
officer, it is thought. •
New Water Plant.
The meeting of the city fathers was
more directly to consider plans for the
proposed new water system for Great:
er Shelby. A number of plans were
gone over and the board has from all
indications definitely decided that tho
city will have a better and more ade
quate water supply. In fact, the alder
men and city officials are of the opin
ion that the exact plans for the new
plant and sytsem will be ready by July
1 with installation and erection to be
contracted for by that time.
At the meeting it came out that the
proposed new system will have a ca
pacity of two million gallons daily so
as to have an adequate and sanitary
water supply at all times. With the
new system installed the board hopes
that it will he many years before any
water shortage will be experienced. It
was further hinted that there might
possibly be a change in location of the
Save Old Papers For
Collection By Women
During; the ^PainT-up and Clean-up''
campaign next ‘week tho Woman'?
club of Shelby will start a system
whereby they intend to collect and
sell all the discarded white paper; old
newspapers and magazines in Shelby.
The club through this system will not
only help in the general cleaning up
of Shelby, but members of the club
hope through the sale of waste paper
to make a nice sum of money for the
It is asked officially by the club that
all housewives of Shelby save thiHr
old newspapers and magazines, place
them in a waste basket or box or wrap
them up so that they may be collected
each Friday morning by the club. This
collection will be made regularly if
the papers are left where they may
be secured and should remove much of
the flying paper that now litters the
streets as well as help the club.
GET MAN HERE ON FORGERY
CHARGE FROM RUTHERFORD
Sidney Lee was placed in jail here
Wednesday night by local officers
the instigation of Rutherford county
officials, the charge against him he.
j ing that of forgery in connection with
! an alleged transaction at Cliilside,
i He was taken to Rutherford r>; tf:
I cei a o. ■ • . in
Will Hard Surface
Highway No. 20 To
Of much interest in this sec.
tinn is the announcement by the
state highway commission In
Raleigh that that part of High
way N'o. 20 between the Cleve
land county line to Forest City
will be hard surfaced at an early
date. The contract for the hard
surfacing of the important lint;
of the important link of the
heavy travelled highway will he
let immediately following the
opening of bids on Monday, June
22. The- number of the project is
88.2 and the bids will be made
on 9:4 miles of road.
That part of the highway from
Shelby to the Rutherfc^l line,
where the new hard surfaciT?*'
will start, is now being graded
and sometime during the spring
it is expected that the contract
for the hard surfacing of this
link will also he let. By another
year it^is hoped that the famous
highway “from the mountains tp
will be entirely hard surfaced.
Mrs. Lizzie Wise
Dies In Lincoln
Mrs. Lizzie Wise, died suddenly at
her home in the Henry section of Lin
coln county last Friday morning at
11 o’clock, says The Lincoln County
She Was 52 years of age and was
the daughter of Ike Richards, late of
She is survived by her husband M.
M. Wise, and the following children.
Ernest Wise, and Elmer Wise, of Ill
inois. and Herman Wise, Loy Wise
and Kenneth Wise of Lincoln county.
Also her brothers, Sephus and Wil
liam Richards of Belwood, Cleveland
The husband was away at the tim*
Mrs. Wise died. He was called to
Illinois about five weeks ago to he
with his son Ernest Wise, who was
kicked in the face by a horse and
had been in a hospital since suffer
ing from wounds and has practically
lost his eye sight as a result of inju
res received. He and his father arriv
ed the latter part of the past week
for the funeral of Mrs. Wise.
Central Methodist Church.
Sunday school at 0:45. The attend
ance last Sunday was good. Let us alt
make an effort to be on hand next
Sunday. Preaching at 11 a. m., by the
pastor "The Sorrows and Compensa
tion of a Minister’s Life.” Some say
that ministers are paid too much.
Some say that money is the dominant
note today. Reference will be made
to this in the morning message. Leery
member of this church fs urged to lie
present Sunday. Visitors cordially in
vited. Come for the study of his word.
Come for service. Miss Alma Wrcnn
of Siler City will sing for us.
Look out for the details concerning
the Students Contest, in this and fol
lowing issues. ad
Look out for the details concerning
the Students Contest,- in this and fol
lowing issues. ad
Full blooded Fox Terrier Pups
for sale see J \ Dellinger at
ire; « Larger__
•Itir.!' 22-27 \cc< remit; to \niinnnce
ment b\ Mayor. Woman's ( hilt (o
Conduct ( lenn-up ( antpaign.
Nh \t, ivftk, .1 uiv 22-27, will In
"Paint up and ( h all-up Week” in
Shelby firi ord-i-tig to ;i proclamation is
sued Thursday I",Mayor I’. Weath
er;- and :.l." n.; aidcrfnyn The cam
paign, -which .wall he the mo-,t 'direct
ever carried on hi the city, will he mi
ller thy -u| i rva ir.'a of the Woman's
club with the .■. . pelat top- of (he htisi
n.i i - turn of the town anil the citizen
ship in general,
A brief of t1 , work proposed in the
eaiiipa :c;i i to have every nnpainted
building in the town painted, be it
hoini or outbuilding; a general touch
ing up of the lawns and pines plots
owned by private or public interests;
a thorough street and alley cleaning;;
e< rtain point de; ipnated for the plae
ilife of runbish am) collection by the
city t ruek -. and a more careful depos
it of waste paper and litter -that now
mars the appearance of the busint.-.'
In the campaign the < fficial city
cleaning department will work in co
operation with the ladies and business
men of the town with the idea of form
itip- a definite plan by which rubbish
and litter may be collected arid the
streets and alleys cleaned in a routine
i nope rnreetjy interested in tnc cum
■ paign, in the city offices, Woman’s
club ami among the business men,
say that to make the campaign a suc
cess the cooperation of every eitz.en is
needed, and with this cooperation of
the citizenship it is felt that by the
end of the week the results will be
easily seen and that the improved ap
pearance may be a permanent asset ot
The proclamation as issued from the
city office follow-:
“Whereas the Woman's club of She1
by cooperating with the Kiwanis dub
and other organizations with the aim
of bettering Shelby l ave decided that
a “Paint-up and Clean-up Week"
should be staged so that “The City of
Springs” might rightfully enjoy her
reputation as one of Western Caro
lin's most beautiful towns, we hereby
ask that the loyal and enterprising
citizens of Shelby observe the week of
Monday June 22 through Saturday,
. June 27, as official ‘Paint-up and
Clean-up Week.’ That in the move to
improve generally the appearance o? j
the town the loyal and; energetic citi
zens of the town be urged to cooper
ate and make of the week a success.
“It is the further request of the
city Officially that the business men
of the town unite hi their efforts dur
ing this campaign and in a manner
they may select, aid the ladies of the
town in task of beautifying Shelby.
Furthermore, it is the duty of every j
loyal citizen to do his or her part in
the campaign that will make of Shel
by a more attractive place in which
to live. .
"Let us not only have a elgan-up
campaign during this official week,
but throughout the year, fop just a
little carelessness mars the hcauly of
| many attractive streets and homes,
adds to the fire risks, and in many
cases is a menace to the health of the
“Let us cooperate in this movement.
“A. P. WEATHERS, Mayor
“T. W HAMRICK,
JOHN SCHENCK, Jr.
“JOHN P. TOMS
“M. 1). HOPPER, Aldermen
“Office of the City of Shelby June
First Baptist Church.
Sunday school at the usual hour, 9:45
a. m. Morni ng worship and sermon
at 11 o’clock. The pastor will preach.
Good music. IJet us forget the hot
weather and obey the Lord by assem
bling ourselves for worship.
II. Y. I’. V. societies meet at their
usual time, 7 p. ill., and in their usual
places. Program will be ip charge of
the delegates who attended the state
B. Y. I*. U. convention at Salisury this
Kveiling worship at 8 o'clock.
To these services the public is in
vited. A cordial welcome -awaits you.
You are eypeeted. If you are tiot ob
ligated elsewhere, why not spend these
hours in worship and study with us7
Is there a better place to spend Sun,
day than tit the church?
Methodist Protestant Church.
Services for Sunday, June 21. Sun
day school at 10 a. m. Mr. Joe Ken
nedy, superintendent. Morning wor
ship and sermon by the pastor at 11
Tlie Christian Endeavor service will j
be held at 6:30 p, m. The pastor will
preach a special sermon to the young
people at the 8 o’clock service. Sub
ject: "The Call to Higher Service.”
The public is cordially inv.ted to at
tend all of the -ervice. .
Famous North Carolina Itaptist Min
ister Buried at Maryland City.
Was Native of Shelby.
Baltimore, Jane 10.—The funeral of
Rev. A. <’. Dixon, D. I)., noted Baptist
I'li achm-. ,i native of Shelby, N. C., and
widely 1 noun in America and England
a- a pulpit orator of unusual power,
wa: held' front the Univer-:ty Baptist
church here Tuesday at li n. m., and
interment was made in Druid Ridgo
eemetcry, this city.
Dr. Dixon was pastor of the Uni-,
versify church and was 71 years of
age. He lied Sunday morning at 7
o'clock at Union Memorial hospital
here of arthritis and a complication of
diseases after an illness of six months.
The funeral was conducted by Iter.
U. L. Pettingill, I*. D., dean of the
I’hiladelRhia school of Bible and act
ing pastor of University church dur.
trig the illnes of Dr. Dixon. Deacons
of the church served as pallbearers.
Dr. Dixon was born at Shelby, N.
July •’>, 1854 and graduated from
Wake Forest college, N. C., in 187ft,
entering the ministry a year later; He
served at Chapel Hill. N'. C., and in
1883 came to Baltimore to lie pastor
of Immanuel Church, serving seven
years. After leaving this city he serv
ed in Brooklyn, Boston, Chicago, Lon.
don. Los Angeles, and went to China
and Japan as lecturer before mission
conferences. He returned to Baltimore
Mr. Dixon was married twice. He
first married Mary Faison Dixon, she
died August H, li»22,'in Ruling, China,
while Dr. Dixon wa3 engaged in his lec
ture work at the missionary confer
On .January* 25, 1024, he married
Mrs. Charles M. Alexander, of Lon*
Besides his wife, he is survived by
a daughter. Miss Mary Dixon; a son
Faison Dixon of New York; a brother,
Thomas Dixon, author and a number
of grandchildren; two sisters, Dr. De
lia Dixon Carroll, of Raleigh, N. C.
and Mrs. .1. Earnest Thacker, wife of
a Presbyterian clergyman of Norfolk,
IS TALKED HERE
Circuit Will Include Shelby, Gaffney,
York, I.incolnton and Others.
The Warmer the June days get the
more enthusiastic local fans get about
baseball and indications now are that
within another week Shelby will be en
joying regularly scheduled games in
a four or six club circuit composed -of
North and South Carolina towns. A
general meeting was held in the Le
gion dub rooms here Wednesday ev
ening at which time preliminary plana
were gone over for the formation of
the circuit that will be a bi-state af
fair and will use only local or county
players. Another meeting will be held
this week at which time the league will
be formed and a schedule arranged,
according to “Lefty” Robinson and
It developed at the meeting Wed
nesday th it the circuit will more than
likely be composed of Shelby, Lincoln
ton, Gaffney and York. Since the talk
has started it seems that if several
other towns in the two states want in
and the league may be made up of six
dubs. Hickory, it is said, considers
entering. However, those sponsoring
the movement mean to investigate
each town entering so that there will
be no failure during the season that
would interfere with the schedule or;
3 or 4 Gaines Weekly.
By the preliminary plans it is said
that three or four games will he play
ed each week with the idea at pres
ent of playing four if possible so that
each club may play at home two days
in the week. In regards to players it is
planned that each town use only na
tives of the county, rather those liv
ing in the county, and thus hold down
the expenses' of securing many outside
professionals. Local fans in discussing
the proposition say that there are 15
or 30 Cleveland county boys fast
enough for the circuit and that Shelby
should have a good outfit if the league
However, complete plans will be
made at the other meeting to be held
this week and which will be attended
by representatives of each town in
At Gaston Court. ~ ' "
Visiting attorneys in the city this
week for Superior court included C. R.
Hoey, of Shelby, John J. Parker, of
Charlotte, J. C. M. Vann, of Monroe,
Fred Hamrick, of Rutherfordton; A.
L. Quickel, of Liucolnton, Charles A.
donaj, ox Lmcotixton und Vt t. Snear^