CLEVELAND COUNTY LEADS ALL COUNTIES IN AMERICA IN LIGHTENING FARM LABOR WITH ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRIC LIGHTS.
Of This Paper Is Greater
Than The Population Given
Shelby In The 1920 Census
VQL. XXXIII, No. 55
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THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
TUESDAY, JULY 14, 1925.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
BIBLE HEEDS 1 DEFENSE. HDEV TELLS
Our Greatest Detriment
He Says, Is Indiffer
ence to Bible. Prais
es Bible Class
(Special to The Star.)
Bake Juiialuska, July 13,—Speaking
t,i the seventh annual federation of
Wesley Bible classes at Lake Juna
Luska Monday evening Clyde R. Hoey
of Shelby, former congressman and
,,„w president of the federation, de
tlarvd that “the Bible needs no de
fense. It needs only to be studied, and
t„ jic intelligently and earnestly pre
sented. It makes its own appeal; car
ries its own conviction. The greatest
detriment that we suffer is our indif
ference to it and our failure to read
and study it."
Mr. Hoey in his address praised the
Bible class movement for its work,
especially that of bringing the men
into the Sunday school. His address
in part follows:
•‘The growing interest on the part
of men in the various Bible classes of
the different denominations through
out the state is the most hopeful in
dication of the times touching the
spiritual life of the people. The time
is happily gone when the Sunday
school activities are confined to w*
mcn' and childen. There is a more
general attendance of men in Sunday
school now than at any period in the
“1 am persuaded that this condi
tion has come about because men are
more interested in religion and the
Bible than they have been heretofore.
1 believe there is more Christianity
in the world today than at any age
of the past. It may be that there is not
fo much secarianism and probably
less dogmatic adherence to forms and
ceremonies, and somewhat less wop.
ship of symbolisms, but there is a
real hungering after the higher spir
itual values and a longing for the j
realization of the things of the spir
"A recent magazine article discuse
ing the drawing power of the church
gave the result of a symposium of
opinions on what the church should
do to attract the people and hold their
interest. There was general agreement
that sensational methods were un
necessary and questionable practice*
wholly undesirable, and that after all
(he church needed only to proclaim
it message—preach the Goepel of
Jesus Christ—and undertake to lead
men into the higher life. That privi
lege is supreme and that appeal so
superior to anything the world has
to offer that there can be no compe
tition so long as the church adheres
to its mighty mission.
"I have that sort of conception of
the mission of the Bible classes
throughout our bounds. I believe the
supreme duty and high obligation of
these classes is to teach the Bible.
That is the one fundamental thing in
view. All the class activities are good,
ami the many agencies set in motion
may accomplish much, but the one
thing of over-shadowing importance
i the teaching of the Bible and the
presentation of the very heart of the
Co-ih] i4s jt unfolded Sunday after
Sunday in the great International
Sunday school lessons.
th" Bible in this age.
concern ourselves sevii
■ Here is much disputation about
Bible in this age. We need not
foncern ourselves seriously about this.
flr *’;hle, needs no defense. It needs
only to be studied, and to be intel
ligently and earnestly presented. It
d ikes its own appeal. It carries its
"An conviction. The greatest detri
ment that we suffer is our indiffer
ence to it an,i our faiiure to read and
Bnly it. Sometimes those who are
no t critical of it are least acquaint.
•'. with it, and have never given it a
Hnr and honest hearing. Others of us
o'1, too punctilious in insisting upon
"ur l wn interpretation of the Bible
icnor than the interpretation which
r,st gave, but my observation has
'1 n 1 hat men are anxious to hear and
’'•"fy t° respond to the spiritual note.
, ,hat ,ls the high privilege of the Bi
,h' 'hisses in the state—to aid the
!' " ls,|y in getting across the appeal
" sPuitual natures of men!
^ ' Men are surfeited with material
nig'. The hum-drum of every day
• iticity dulls the spiritual sense anil
"f l!i need °f awakening this spir
: ual c°neeption. The Bible class has
■•n uiiportant function to perform in
m 'old. So often the opportunity is
gnen to present tb« Riklo __
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Robed (Clansmen At
Funeral of Hamri<:k
K. K. K. Members Acted as Pall Hear
ers fc;r Popular Young Man’s
Funeral. Many Present.
Eight robed members of the Ku
Klux kbin acted as pall bearers at
the funeral service of Mr. Lawrence
Hamrick Thursday afternoon at Pat
terson Springs, i? being the first in
stance on record in years that a fu
neral service in this county was in
direct charge of th ■ Invisible Empire
Following the interment over a
half hundred robed Klanmen filed
silently by the raised mound that cov
ered the remains of the popular young
man, held out the left hand in some
unknown sign of respect for the de
ceased. folded their arms and march
ed away ns silently a- they tame.
Whether or not he was a member of
the order is not known, but from the
exhibition at the funeral it is evi
dent that the young man was highly
regarded by those who come and go
under the emblem of the fiery cross
The crowd attending the funeral was
one of the largest in the history of
the county and the church would not
hold anything like half of those pres
LAMAR C. GIQIY
Brilliant Electrical Engineer Dies
After Long Illness at Age of
■12. Son of Capt. Gidney.
Mr. Lamar C. Gidney, son of the
late Capt. and Mrs. J. \V. Gidney one
of Cleveland’s distinguished families,
died Sunday evening at G o’clock at
the old Gidney homestead on East Ma
rion street, following an illness with
heart trouble from which he had been
suffering for many months. Mr. Gid
ney’s death was not unexpected for
his condition had grown from bad to
worse and the best medical skill could
bring no relief. He would have been 42
years of age July 25th. He died in the
same house where he had spent most
of his life. After graduating from the
Shelby public schools, he attended A.
and M. college, Raleigh and was grad
uated in electrical engineering with
high honors. Later he worked in the
General Electric company’s big plant
at Schenectady, N. Y„ filled high po
sitions in High Point and Ruthei
fordton for several years and at the
time he was taken sick, was travel
ling for the Southeastern Underwrit
ers association of Atlanta, Ga., with
which company he was held in highest
Mr. Uidney was a mast oriiiiam ei
estric engineer. While retiring in hi?
manner, he was a constant reader and
possessed a wonderful knowledge of
his profession, being a member of the
American Institute of Electrical En
gineers. After travelling for six
years for the S. E. Underwriters he
became ill on a business trip last May
a year ago to Linville and was brought
home. Treatment was taken at Ruth
erford hospital but his condition
grew worse since last October.
Mr. Gidney was' a member of the
Central Methodist church and a fine
Christian character. Although littlt
hope was entertained by his friends
for his recovery, he was a most cheer
ful patient and always made plans
for the future. He was married to
Miss Ellen Thompson, daughter ct
Rev. J. E. Thompson of the Western
N. C. Conference who survives with
two little girls, Edwina age 9, and
Ellen Lamar age 7. His wife cams
to Shelby as a child when her father
was pastor for four years of Central
Methodist church and they were child*
hood playmates, living across the
street from each other.
Mr. Gidney is survived by four
brothers, Attorney S. E. Gidney of
Muskogee, Ok la.; I>r. R. M. Gidney,
of Shelby; Dr. Charles C. Gidney of
Plain view, Texas; Dr. J. Will Gidney,
of West. Texas and Miss Leona Gid
ney of Shelby.
The funeral was conducted from
the residence Monday afternoon at 4
o’clock by his pastor, Rev. A. L. Stan
ford, assisted by Rev. ( . I'. Sherrill.
The interment was in Sunset ceme
tery, the following serving as pall
bearers; S. E. Hoey, Roy' Sisk, blank
Hoyle, Frank Sanders and L. U. Ar
The clothes that make the women
are the clothes that break the men,
The Dawes plan is said to be work
ing all right, hut its author is having
his troubles.—Topeka State Journal.
If the dry sleuths would ijuit -shak
ing down the bootleggers there would
n t be so much necessity for shaking
up the prohibition ("Mi-—< incinn
Kinston Pastor Comes to Shelby
Presbyterian Church August. 1.
to Succeed Rev. Mr. Murray.
Rev-. H. N.. Me Diarm id, pastor of
1st Presbyterian church at Kinston
has accepted the call to the pastorate
of the Presbyterian church at Shelby,
succeeding- Rev. \V. A. Murray who re
signed a few weeks ago on account
of failing health and upon the advice
of physicians. Mr. McDiarmid to
whom the call was extended .from the
congregation through the pulpit com
mittee composed of John McKnight, L,
U. Arrowood and J. B. Jones has no.
tified the committee of his accept
ance and intention to enter upon his
duties here September 1st.
Mr. McDiarmid was born and rear
ed at Raeford. lie received his high
school education at Raeford institute,
graduated with the A. B. degree from
Davidson college in 11*11; was prin
cipal of the school at Rose Hill 191'.
12; entered the Union Theological
seminary at Richmond, Ya., in the fall
of 1912 and graduated with the de
gree of B. I). in 1915. For five and
a half years he was pastor at Rocky
Mount and later pastor of the First
; Presbyterian church at Kinston for
j five year from which charge be
comes to Shelby. Both pastorates
have shown remarkable growth, the
congregation at Kinston doubling it
self more than one and a quarter
times during the five years he has
been there. He is a young man, a
strong preacher and an excellent
church worker. Those who know of his
splendid work at Rocky Mount and
Kinston say he will fit in the Shelby
Mr. McDiarmid was married to a
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel B. Newton, of Duplin county.
They have two sons whose ages are
four and a half and two and a half
years old. He and his family have
been universally loved in their former
fields and will receive a hearty wel
come to Shelby from Shelby citizens
of all denominations.
Morris To Asheville;
| Redfern to “Big Show”
Baseball fans hereabouts will be in
terested, in the announcement made
last week that “C.asey” Morris, Shelby
High coach and former Carolina star
has been traded bv the Salisbury club
of the Piedmont league to Asheville,
j of the South Atlantic for Hittwede
utility player. The change. it is
thought, will be appreciated bv Mor.
ris as bp has been on the inactive list
since Elliot, tuaior league catcher, has
been with Salisbury. At Asheville
he will Jikelv become the regular re
ceiver and the Tourists are now win
ning the maioritv of their names.
During last week Howard tBuokl
Redfern, former Shelby player now
“-hortstop with Asheville, and Everett
Spokes, star Tourist outer gardener,
were sold to the Detroit club for the
reported sum of S15.000.
Shelby Wins First
Games In League;
Here On Saturday
Defeat I.iecolnton in Two Contests foi
Perfect Star* (ira-ite Falls
Cops Two From Newton.
So fnr Shell"' stands of the top of
the Western Carolina Amateur lea.
"”e. In the openin'1" game hove 'ast
Thursday. thn local? defeated Lin
co]r>ton 8 *o 7 in a closely contested
11-f’-amo battle, while on Saturday
at Lincolnton. Shelby was ae iin the
victor hy a 5 to 8 count. Granite Falls
"•;th two victories last week over j
Newton also has a nerfect percentage j
This week "honld sop some shifts
with Shelhv idavine two frames with
Granite Falls and it is not thought'
that either one of the two leaders will:
take both contests, while Lincolnton !
and Newton may divide honors. Thurs ;
day Shelhv n'lnvs in Granite Falls with j
Granite Falls comin<r Imro on Satur-1
day for Shelby s’ first week-end game i
at home. Attendance has boon pood
and a large crowd is expected lor the
Thursday’s pa me here was a pitoh
inp battle between Jack Hoyle, hiph !
school star, and Real, Lincolnton’s
pitching ace, with Fllerbe relievinp
Hoyle in the local victory.
At Lincolnton Saturday Fred Beam,
Shelby receiver, was the star, secur
inp four safe drives out of as many
trips to the plate. Mapness was the;
fieldinp star of the pame. Morrison
was on the mound for Shelby with
Homesly and Beal doing the twirling
Sandy Plains Revival.
Rev. G. P. Abernethy will start a
revival meeting at Sandy Plains Bap<
tist church Sunday July lath. There
wilt be preaching twice daily i*' ■
Philadelphia Life Insurance Men
Gather at Cleveland Springs
i Tile annual convention of the Plico
! dub of the Carolinas is in session this
! week at Cleveland Springs hotel here.
The I’lico club is composed of out
: standing agents in the two states of
i the Philadelphia Life Insurance com*
j pany and those in attendance number
about 3.5 or 40. The convention open
ed Monday afternoon and will extend
j through Wednesday morning.
<!n Monday Afternoon.
At tlie opening luncheon Monday
afternoon the invocation was by Rev.
Caleb Hoyle, local member of the
club. At the informal gathering the
address of welcome was by I). Z.
Newton and response by Mr. Halsey
B. Leavitt, of Asheville. This was
j followed by a business session and
| the address cf the club president. Mr.
B. S, Williams, of Greenville, S, C.
Features of the Monday evening ses
sion were addresses by Mr. Clifton
Maloney of Philadelphia, president of
the association, and Mr. Jackson Ma
At the Tuesday morning session
there will be short talks by the fol
lowing Plicos: D. K. Edmondson, Dan
ville, Pa.; A. A. Edgeworth, Monroe;
Malcolm McQueen, Fayetteville; Sam
II. Lee, Monroe; Dr. Wm. K. Mitchell,
Shelby. The brief talks, according to
j the program, will be followed by ad
| dresses by AYM. Hopkins of Philadei
! phia: W. B. Brown, of Philadelphia;
I C. C. Sanders, of Union, S. C : Rev.
Caleb Hoyle, Shelby; W. M. Gordon
Monroe; M. D. Chase, Greenville; C.
Y. Coley, Rockingham. In the after
noon there will be short talks by Pli
cos Peter McQueen, Fayetteville; I. I>.
Elmore, Sumter, S. C.; M. R. Spige
ner. Columbia, S. C.; John H. Allen,
O. Max Gardner of Shelby, Jackson
Maloney, of Philadelphia, and Dr. J.
■V. McCougan, of Fayetteville will
make addresses at ^he meeting Tues
' clay evening.
Wednesday morning’s session will
consist of a business meeting, distri
bution of prizes, election of officers,
appointment of committees and the
selection of the next meeting place,
following which the convention ' wifi
GIRL BUT TRIES
Two Rrys, Made For Jail Doors,
Found in Possession of Bonnie
Suthers. Second Attempt.
Cleveland county’s first bobbed
haired bandit apparently does not like
the new county jail. Officers on Fri
day frustrated the second attempt of
Bonnie Suthers, young woman charg
ed with the larceny of a big Shelby
taxi automobile and other cars, to es
cape the jail.
Keys Jf'd in Washing Powders.
For some time Sheriff Logan has
boon suspicious of the actions going
on in the woman’s quarters and on Fri
day he made an investigation, which
revealed two big hand-made brass
keys in the possession of the Suthers
woman. The two keys, which were
for the two doors leading from the
woman’s quarters into the free-hall,
were found hidden together with a
broken file in the bottom of a box of
Gold Dust washing powders. The keys
however, had not reached the stage
where they would unlock the big
doors, but for the sake of precaution
the seven female prisoners were re- \
moved from the first to the third
floor of the jail. Suspicion was first!
aroused when one of the doors failed j
to lock and it seemed as if someone j
had been tampering with it. Where !
the keys came from is another matter, j
Although tiie Suthers woman had the
file in her possession there is still |
some doubt that she had shaped the
brass keys. I
One of the seven prisoners moved
with the bobbed-hair bandit to the I
third floor was her sister, Dorothy'
Townsend, who was connected with
the first attempted escape of her sis-I
ter. Some time back Dorothy was nab- |
bed in the act of giving hacksaws to
her sister, who had been in the jail |
for several weeks. The result of the j
frustrated escape then was the jail- j
ing of Dorothy.
PLEASANT GROVE REACHES
Sl'NOAY SCHOOL STANDARD
Pleasant Grove Baptist church ;
Sunday school at Beams Mill has
reached the required standard set by j
the Sunday school board and has made I
application this week for recognition
as an A-l standard school. Kev. G. P. j
Abernethy is pastor of the Pleasant j
Grove church us vs ell as three oihe*
large rural churches and now every
one of his lour buuda school. i
-t - A /-l i-Oi __
Atkins, of (lastnnia Elected Presi
dent and Weathers, of Shell*),
Asheville, July in. With the adop
tion of a brief resolution- pledging
“sympathetic support and co-opera
tion" to Governor A. W. McLean, the
North Carolina Press association
shortly after 1 o'clock this afternoon
adjourned its annual con vet.(ion,
which opened here V\ odnensduy night
The resolution was offered by Con
gressman \V. <’. Hammer, of Ash
boro, just a the convention was
about to adjourn it final session, and
was adopted without discussion. 1:
was very brief, and simply cited that
the association had heard Governor
McLean outline and explain the poli
cies of his adnirni.vtraticn; then con
cluded with the pledge of "sympa
thetic support and co-operation.”
Prior to adjournment, the associa
tion elected officers and an execu
tive comniKt h- for the ensuing year,
j sind received invitations from Blow
njr Hock and New Bern for the next
| annual Convention. Selections of the
j place and time for the next eonveti
j tion, however, was left with the ex
• ct tive committee.
Weathers is Vice-President.
James W Atkins, publisher of the
[Gastonia Gazette, was elected presi
dent, succeeding II. Galt Braxton,
editor of The Kinston Free Press. Lee
1>. \\ eathers, editor of The Shelby
Star, was elected vice-president; Miss
Beatrice Cobb, editor of The Morgan
ton News-Herald, was re-elected sec
retary arid treasurer, and M. L. Ship
I man, of Raleigh, again was elected
: J. I.. Horne, of Reeky Mount, first
| was placed in nomination for pres
ident by J. F. Hurley, .of Salisbury,
i E- B. Jeffries, of Greensboro, was al
so placed }i) nomination, but stated
that he could not serve, owing to the
tact that he is mayor of Greensboro.
' " hereupon Mr. Atkins was placed in
nomination by J. A. Parham, and up
on Mr. Horne’s Insistence, Mr. Hur
ley withdrew his nomination, leaving
only the Gftstonia man in the race.
He was elected by acclamation.
The executive committee elected is
composed of J. B. Sherrill, Concord
Tribune; C. A. Webb, Asheville Citi
zen; If. Galt Braxton. Kinston;1 J. A.
Parham, Charlotte Observer, and
Frank Smethurst, Raleigh News and
Observer. In accordance with a pre
vious change in the by-laws only one
vice president was elected, and the
selection of annual orator and poet
was-left to the executive committee.
Aside from the election of officers
and executive committee, the main
feature of the final day's session was
a’ round table discussion of matters
and problems relating to various
phases of ne wspaper publishing, ad
vertsing, editorial, circulation and
LOCAL STUDENT TAKES A
PROMINENT PART IN PLAY
Miss Kathleen Davis, of Shelby, took
a prominent part in a play “Horn*
Ties”, given by the Columbian Liter
ary society at the Cullowhee summer
school Tuesday evening. Miss Davis
represe nted the character of Mrs. Pop
lin, “a widow with a pension and
‘symptoms'." The part was well taken
and was immensely popular with the
audience. A fitting climax was reach
ed when Mrs. Poplin re-married; this
time it was old Josiah Tizzard, an urn
brella mender, to whom she trans
ferred her ‘‘symptoms." Miss Davis
is a popular member of the summer
Mr. Nichols Buried
At New Hope Church
Mr. Howard Nichols son of Mr. W.
R. Nichols died in the Shelby hospital
Thursday morning at 1 o’clock follow,
ing an illness with diabetes. Mr.
Nichols has been suffering with this
dreaded disease for some time but had
made no complaint until three weeks
ago. The day before his death he was
brought to the hospital but was too
far gone for medical attention to save
him. He was 16 years and eight
months old, anvost popular and es,
teemed young man of the Earl com
munity. He was a constant attendant
at Sunday school, of quiet disposition
and noble Christian character.
The funeral was conducted Friday
morning at 11 o’clock at New Hope
by his pastor Rev. G. P. Abernethy
amid a large crowd of sorrowing
SEVERAL REVIVAL MEETINGS
IN COUNTY ARE AHEAD
This is the season for revival meet
ings. When Rev. H. E. Waldrop was
seen on -the street yesterday morning
he reported that he and Rev. D. G.
Washburn begin a revival at Union
the third Sunday in July. On the 4th
Sunday in July Mr. Waldrop begins a
meeting at Buftalo. one at fto»s
Grove on the first Sunday in August;
at Eluane t. rh: • •> Sno i i in An.
Corn Climbs Three
Inches in 48 Hours
I lii’ drought t hat remained un
broken for n time < 1 i< 1 not carry full
weight in all sections of the county,
or at least report; from No. Ii Town
ship have it otherwise.
Mr. K. I,. Metcalf, who farms the
S- A. Kllis place, reports that b\ a
tual measure hie has one* tract of corn
near Broad river where the stalks
have climbed three inches in 18 hours.
Since cotton choppim; season Mr.
Metcalf says their reason has lua n
very (rood and with fine rains last
week all the crops are-in I'ipe shape,
especially the eott >n.
I'reddenl Newton and Max Washburn
Entertain Other Members With
Review of St. Paul Trip,
At the meeting last week of the
Xhelby Kiwanis club President J. C.
■Newton and Max Washburn .local del
(’Kates to the convention»of Kiwanis
International, reviewed their trip, the
convention and high lights of their
tour. No formal program or business
session was held.
Mr. Washburn spoke briefly upon
the educational advantages of such
a tour, the insight to be received of
the real Kiwanis spirit with ttie urge
that more Shelby Kiwanians attend
tiie big conventions of the world-wide
organization. Mr. Newton in bis talk
covered the main features of the trip
and convention and with his vivid
description thoroughly entertained
those present with hist account. Leav
ing Asheville, President Newton, de
scribed the rail trip through Kentucky
to Cincinnati and over the Big Four
through Indiana and Wisconsin to St.
Paul and Minneapolis, the twin cities.
The Carolina delegation xvas lodged,
he said, in Minneapolis, 12 miles from
the convention hall, and the delegates
were thus given a good opportunity to
see a considerable portion of both
Playgrounds and Parks.
If any impression ' remained upon
the mind of the president of the Shel
by' club it must have been the multi
tude of parks and playgrounds notic
ed in the cities visited on the trip.
“St. Paul and Minneapolis,“ he said,
"boast of a jiark and playground for
every square mile of territory.'*
While at St. Paul the Kiwanians vis
ited Lake Minnehaha and Minnehaha
Falls, immortalized by Longfellow.
At the falls, he stated, there is a
stature of Hiawatha carrying in his
arms Minnehaha, and the scenery
in the region is hardly ex
celled anywhere in the entire country.
Following a short discussion of the
speeches made at the convention Mr^,
Newton told of the trip to Duluth, the'
Minnesota city that overlooks Lake
Superior. Duluth in addition to being
the longest city in America—25 miles
along the lake front—claims to be in
America’s largest county, 150 miles
long and 75 miles wide. From Duluth
the party passed on to Port Arthur
and Fort William in Canada, Sania,
Canada and from there to Windsor,
Canada, where the delegates dined
with the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs o*
that city. From Windsor the party
journeyed across to Detroit and visit
ed tlie big Ford plant that covers 375
acres, and then back to to Windsor
and by rail to the beautiful and awe
inspiring Niagara Falls. The return
trip was by way of Buffalo and Wash
Elizabeth Church To
Build S. S. Rooms
Upon the recommendation of the
deacons of the Elizabeth Baptist
church, the congregation in church
conference on Sunday last voted to
add 20 class rooms for the Sunday
school department. A committee will
be appointed at an early date to sub
mit plans and suggestions tor the
building program. Rev. H. E. Wal.
drop is the popular pastor and thinks
that 20 rooms will be necessary and
that these can be provided at a cost ol
Elizabeth is a growing church ir.
one of the finest communities in oui
House Burned At
The large ohe-story cottage of Mrs
Janies Pruett at Roiling Springs was
destro.ved by lire iasc Saturday aft
ernoon. Tne i ire is supposed to Have
started by a spark- tailing on tne roof.
It is understood that ail house 1 l
and kitchen furniture were destroyed
and that only $1,000 insurance ort the'
.. nrif* .if pcr< v tf c-.iii*!6
Church Gives Him .ill Days Pay ami
Passes Resolution Commending
Him For Splendid Work.
U<‘v. R. I„ Lemons, D.D., popular
pastor of the First Baptist church of
Shelby for the past two and a half
years, tendered his resignation Sun*
dnv morning to take effect August
1st, announcing his intention of re.
turning to his native state of Mis
souri in order to he closer to Mrs.
Lemon1- aged mother, who requires
the attention of her children. Since the
death of Mrs. Lemons’ father in Shel
by during the winter, I)r. Lemons has
(•it a duty to resign and return to
hi native state to look after the aged
mother of Mr Lemons but his daugh
ter Miss Ruth Was here in high school
and it was thought unwise to interrupt
her school work.
Dr. Lemons came to Shelby from
Salisbury and during his work hero
the church has shown wonderful
growth in membership. The Sunday
school work has also taken on renew
ed vigor and the attendance has at
times reached the 600 mark. Dr.
Lemons has proved a faithful and tire
less worker, a most affable and like,
able Christian gentleman. Appropri
ate resolutions offered by Mr. J. R.
Quinn commending him for his cor.
diality, his faithfulness and his splr.
duality were offered at the congre,
national meeting Sunday morning
and unanimously adopted.
Dr. Lemons and his family will
leave Shelby Monday morning for
Missouri where he will supply for
awhile. He preaches the fourth Sun.
day in a large St. Louis church then
goes to he near Mrs. Lemons aged
mother. Dr. Lemons has not had the
custom ry vacation of 30 days allow
ed pastors and the resolution offered
by Mr. Quinn and adopted unanimous,,
ly by the church calls for the rosig,
nation to take effect September 1st,
a month later than asked, with a
Dr. Lemons will preach his fare,
well sermon next Sunday morning. No
steps have been taken by the church
toward securing a successor, but a pul
pit committee will no doubt be ap
pointed by the church at an early
Former Register Of
Deeds Buried Here
Mr. John Durham, age 79, register
of deeds of Cleveland county for ten
or 12 years in his younger life, died
Saturday night at 3:30 at Dallas,
where he had been living for many
years. Mr. Durham was at one time
one of the county’s most prominent
citizen* and was a man of unusual
intelligence. The funeral wus copductc
ed at the Dallas home Mondhy morn
ing and the remains were brought to
Shelby about noon Monday for in
terment at Sunset cemetery. Mr. Dur
ham is survived by I). D. Durham of
Dallas; Mrs. O. F. Mason, of Gasto
nia; Richard, Hughes, James, Mrs.
fFred Robertson, Misses May, Mo
dena and Helen Durham of Dullas.
One brother, Mr. Joe Durham of At
lanta, tiu., also survives.
Wm. Blanton To Be
Buried at Beaver Dam
Mr. Win. A. Blanton, well known
citizen living on S. LaFayette street
died Monday morning at 4:25 o’clock
following a protracted illness, the last
few months of which time he has
been confined to his bed. Mr. Blanton
was 70 years of age on July 4th. Ho
was born and reared in the Boiling
Springs community, coming to Shelby
about 18 years ago. He was married
to Miss Frances Smith who survives
with two children, Mrs. Miller Harris
and Miss Selma Blanton. One aged sis
ter, Mrs. Betty Jane Blanton firing at
Cherryville also survives.
The funeral will be conducted Tues
day morning at 10 o’clock by Key, It.
L. Lemons and the interment will bo
at Beaver Dam Baptist church.
Martin Martin Of
Mr, Martin Martin, prominent and
influential citizen of Mooresboro died
at his home at 5 o’clock Saturday
following an illness of five years, most
of which time he was confined to a
rolling chair with paralysis. Mr. Mar
tin was a successful merchant of
Moore.-boro and one of that sections
nu st esteemed citizens. He was 73
years of age and leaves surviving hia
wife. The funeral was conducted Sun
day by Rev. I. D. Harrill and the in
terment was at Sandy Run Baptist
church where he held his member
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