CLEVELAND COUNTY LEADS ALL COUNTIES IN AMERICA IN LIGHTENING FARM LABOR WITH ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRIC LIGHTS.
paid UP CIRCULATION
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. XXXIIL No. 56
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1925.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
Mammoth Farm Celebration
Here Friday, August 21
Farmers Of Two Carolinas Will Join in Big Day
at Cleveland Springs. Governor McLean,
Governor McLeod and Other Notables To
Attend. 10,000 People Expected by
Those Sponsoring Occasion
[‘Ians were announced here yester-'
v for the biggest farm celebration
ever held in the two Carolina*. The
event to be known as the Carolinas
yarrn celebration wil be held on Fri
day August 21, at Cleveland Springs
Park, two miles out of Shelby. The
tentative program calls for addresses
I,.. niany of the South’s farm leaders,
by the governors of ftorth and South
Carolina and perhaps by Secretary of
Preparations are being made for an
attendance of around 10,000 farmers
and their families, the majority of
whom will come from the Piedmont
ntid Western Carolina counties r.nd ths
border counties of South Carolina.
The celebration is being staged by the
organized farmers of tljjs section with
the major idea of promoting and bet
tering farm life in the two Carolinas
and farm leaders in the two states as
well as over the entire South are in
terested in the movement. It is hoped
that the day will be a red letter occa
sion in the transformation of the Car
olina farm life and that hereafter the
celebration will become an annual
Countries directly interested m tne
celebration in this state are Ruther
ford. Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Ca
tawba. Polk, Burke, Mecklenburg and
neawock-a. In South Carolina the ma
jor intereat is in Cherokee and York
H The scene of the big celebration
m,™5 of western "
""most beautiful natural «B|lSl»eatres,
the earthen bowl betaren the Cleve
land Springs hotel and hlg?»\vay No.
20 where numerous springs bubble
forth their farm-famed mineral wa- '
Governor McLeod Coming.
The formal program opens in the
afternoon with an address on “The
New Community Era of the South’’
hy Governor Thomas McLeod of South
Carolina. Following the address
there will be a number of entertain
ment events followed by the biggest
open-air picnic supper ever staged in
the state. Thousands are expected to
attend the supper which will be under
the direteion of the Cleveland
Springs cuisine with the big barbe
cue to be prepared by Pi T. Meacham,
head of the stat6 test farriv at States-1
McLean And Poe.
In the evening the tentative pro.
gram calls for short talks by Gover
nor Angus W. McLean, Dr. Clarence
Poe, editor of the Progressive Farm
er. and others. Efforts are also being
made to have Tom Dixon, famous au
thor and native of Shelby, who is now
in this section on a visit, to also ap
pear before the mammoth gathering
To Stage Big Pageant.
A colorful twilight pageant depict
ing with vivid features every phase
of community life will be presented
by the Boiling Springs community im
mediately after the talks.
Invitations to attend the celebra
tion have been sent to Secretary of
Agriculture Jardine, former Governor
hrank O. Lowden, of Illinois, and oth
er outstanding leaders in the agricul
tural life of America. A representa
tive of the national forestry associa
tion will be in attendance and will
present with moving pictures forest
scenes in the mountains of the two
states. Newspaper representatives of
the two states will be in attendance
together with staff writers from the
loading farm magazines. Special writ,
res who have already announced their
intention of covering the celebration
include W. T. Bost, R. E. Powell and
an N'EA photographer.
f'Uch a celebration has been plan
ned hy the farmers of the two states
°r some time, but not until this week
"’as it definitely decided where the
celebration would he staged. The se~
ection of Cleveland Springs seems to
ave been a favorable move since th©
f’te centers the Piedmont Carolina
'order. Tapped in every direction by
jnain highway routes, and with a na
u,a amphitheatre, mineral springs
and other entertainment features, the
<'f*'*on should prove a drawing card
0 the thousands of farmers exD'ected
^^ere *8 no monetary move behind
p celebration and communities of
ts county and adjoining counties will
. oin y bear the expenses of the vast
a 'ering, while agricultral leaders
“ sponsoring the movement because
fa*. K ^rea^ benefits they hope the
fr< meIu °* t^le two states will realize
.j. m . general reunion, picnic and
ussion of agricultural interests.
fa*-*.0 lnv'tation is an open one and
10! *. over the two states are urg*
attend the first gigantic attempt ever
made for their entertainment by the
cooperation of the two states.
A detailed program together with
other information regarding the eventf
will be given out next week, it is an
Consolidation of Six Districts at Bel
wood floes Over. W ill Be Largest
Rural School in County.
The largest rural consolidate#
school in Cleveland county will begin
functioning soon as the result of the*
election Monday that carried a plan1
consolidating six school districts.
Educational leaders view it as a
great * tep forward for the county in
that the school children of an entire
section will be housed in one large
modern building having all the facil- .
ities of the large city schools.
Carried By 107.
Polling places for fhe election were
at the home of John Bogg’s and at ■
Boyles’ store at Toluca with the vot-:
ers of the six diptrkfa
castimj^j—Vote majority for the
'consolidation measure. The six dis
tricts included in the consolidation
plan are Belwcod, St. Peters, Mull?
Ledfords, Pleasant Hill and Richards.
There are now in the new consoli
dated district 422 school children and
the carrying of the election will neces
sitate the construction of a 12 to -14
room brick building with steam heat,
electric lights and all modern conven
iences. The building, which will be the
largest rural school in the county, will
be erected on a site to be given by
George Martin near Normans Grove
and Knob Creek churches. It is plan
ned to have the building ready for
the school children by the opening
of the fall term of 1926-27.
10 Consolidated Schools.
The election means that Cleveland
county will this year have 10 consol
idated schools: Casar, Moriah, Latti
more, Moorcsbcro, Fair view. Union,
Beam Mill, Waco, Grover and Belwood.
This year 24 large trucks will be used
in transporting the children of the
county to and from school, the trucks
carrying appro.ymately 1,000 children
BT PLICO ORDER
I^sgrancc Convention Adjourns After
i Distribution of Prizes and
The annual convention of the Plico
cltib of the Carolinas—outstanding
■gents of the Philadelphia Life
Insurance company—closed Wednes
morning at Cleveland Springs
following the election of officers and
°istribution of prizes.
The new officers -elected were: Peter
McQueen, of White Oak, president;
If. D. Chase, of Greenville, S. C., vice
Sresident; Sam H, Lee, Monroe, see.
*jptary-trcasurer. The following wore
ramed members of the executive com.
^Jittec: Caleb Hoyle, Shelby; B. S.
yilliams, Greenville, S. C., and Char.
I*e Ingold, of Fayetteville. The execu
tive committee together with the of
ficers of the club will meet at an
early date to select the next conven
tion place and to determine when it
*iall be held.
May Come Back Here.
^IfiSie'e is a likelihood that the con
niption may come here again next
■tAmer. Rev. Caleb Hoyle, local agent
c0nipany an(j a Plico, says
Hatflfe intends to do all in his power
t*« have the convention return not only
n^xt year, but to make of Cleveland
^brings the permanent convention site
c* the club.
Visiting Plicos were loud in their
P'-aise of the hotel and the courtesies
s\own them by the hotel management
Md also spoke highly of the hospital
ity of Shelby people with whom they
Ciline in contact while the convention
was Mjscssion. One high official of the
cSiMfcy from Philadelphia, who was
nKiirst trip to the state, declared
Hat he now understands why the re
futation of Southern hospitality never
dies and that for a friendly, hospita
ble Havn Shelby has no equal.
Tuesday afternoon Mayor Weathers
together with a group of prominent
business and professional men of
Shelby took the delegates for a tour
of the town.
Tuesday morning and afternoon
were devoted to executive sessions
with talks by various agents on dif
ferent phases of the fieldmans work.
Mr. A. M. Hcpkins spoke to the meet
ing giving the point of view of the
A large banquet was held in the ev
ening with the Hon. John J. Parker, I
as the principal speaker of the even- j
ing. Mr. Jackson Maloney spoke again I
also Dr. J. V. AlcGougan of Fayette- j
ville. Mr. Gutzon Borglum, former j
sculptor of the Confederate rrierhoriat j
at Stone Mountain, talked to the insur
ance me^n bn how that Work was start
ed and carried on to its present stage.
There will be services Sunday July j
19th at the Episcopal church. Rev. B. j
S. Lassiter will preach.
CITY FillOS COMPLETE SCHEDULE
License Taxes Are In
creased. McCrary &
Co. and Frazier En
The city fathers have completed
the schedule of license and privilege
taxes which become effective at once
and must be paid within the next .10
days. Those lines of business which
heretofore have carried a privilege
tax, have been increased for the fiscal
year beginning .Tune 1st while many
ether trades and professions have
been included out of necessity for
more revenue for the town of Shelby.
While the license tax may seem
heavy on some trades, tlje city fathers
have placed a number of licese taxes
on “itinerant” or outsiders who come
in competition with local dealers. The
entire schedule is published in this is
sue of The Star and should be read
closely bv those interested.
J. B. McCrary and company, engin
eers of Atlanta, Ga., have been In
structed by the city council to finish
up the contract entered into by the
former board in regard to plans and
specifications for a new water plant.
Some work was done for the former
administration by McCrary and Co.,
who will now complete the work and
superintend the construction of the
new water station. Just where the
new station will be located will be de*
cided later. An engineer will be In
Shelby shortly to go into the matter
with the council.
D. R. S. Frazier was elected cityf en
gineer. In addition to engineering
work his duties will be to inspect wa
ter and electric installations and issue
building permits. Between now and
> ■ .. ci
quire all plumbing and electric work
to be inspected and permits to be is
sued for all buildings. Mr. Frazier’s
office will be in the city hall and
codes and regulations regarding
plumbing and electric work and
building permits will be made and
passed upon by August 1.
The street cleaning department
will be enlarged by two additional
men and a specially equipped Ford
truck has been purchased to be used
by this department.
Automobile license tags ordered a
few weeks ago have been shipped and
will be on sale at the city hall by July
25th. Each passenger car will be re
quired to carry a city license tag cost
ing $1, while a graduated scale ap
plies to ‘trucks and cars for hire.
Granite Falls Here
Saturday For Game
With Shelby Club
Shelby’s first Saturday game at
home since the organization of the
Western Carolina Amateur league will
be staged here this Saturday with the
locals going up against Granite Falls,
one of the strongest-looking outfits in
the circuit. The locals played Granite
Falls there Thursday in the first con
test of the two teams.
Playing here Tuesday afternoon
Shelby easily defeated an indepen
dent club from Blacksburg, S. C.. by a
7 to 3 score. The younger Shelby out
fit revealed superiority over the visit
ing club at all stages of the game.
Games Next Week.
Next Wednesday afternoon Shelby
plays in Newtop and on Thursday,
the half holiday, Lincolnton comes
here for their second contest >l h ’p.
Iom.-.-i. «.!iC M vlb;’ i.' r-..
City and County Pastors in Statement
Urge Observance of Lord's Day.
Colored People Join.
In a statement issued to the press
yesterday a large number of the pas
tors of Shelby and Cleveland county
urged that all Sunday amusements
ami business places be closed up. “In
all good will and for the inteiest of
our churches, town and county, we
ask that something be done to bring
about a better observance of the Lords
Day” is their concluding plea.
The statement issued follows:
“We the pastors of the churches
Shelby and Cleveland county, being
anxious to bring about a better obser
vance of the Sabbath day. Would
I earnestly urge all those operating,
! filling stations, grocery stores, swim
ming pools, golf links, drug : tores
(excepting for medicine) and any
other business or creation the engage
ment in which would violate the Sab
bath, be closed on the Sabbath day.
“The pastors do not wish to inter
fere with any man’s business or to in
any way seem to dictate but in look
ing after the Lord’s work and the
best interest of the town and county.
We feel that to be true to ourselves
and to the best interests of the people
we must speak out ^against the des.
secration of the Sabbath.
“We therefore in all good w:l! and
for the interest of the churches,
towns and county ask that something
be done about a better observance of
the Lord’s day.
A. L. STANFORD,
I. D. HARRILL,
ROBERT L. LEMONS,
II. E. WALDROP,
W G CAMP,
J. W .DAVIS,
C. G. PAGE,
C. J. BLACK,
J. W. SUTTLE,
A. S. RAPER,
S, M. NEEDHAM,
Resolutions by Colored.
In accordance with the movement
for more reverence of the Sabbath the
following resolutions have been passed
and presented to the press by the
colored churches of Shelby:
“We have read with interest the
great and instructive sermon of Rev.
A. L. Stanford to his congregation
Sunday morning at Central Methodist
church on “The Desecration and Lack
of Reverence for the Lord’s Day”. We
also realize the imperative need of
calling the attention of the colored
people to the j pi porta rice of a better
regard for the Sabbath, because sonte
of. the colored people are keeping open'
on the Sabbath places where soft
drinks, candies and cream are sold.
Further reflection brings to mem
ory those beautiful passages of Scrip
ture concerning the Sabbath.
“The Sabbath was made for man
and not man for the Sabbath,.”—
“Remember the Sabbath day to keep
it holy.”—Ex. 20-8.
“My Sabbath you shall reverence.”
“The Son of Man is Lord also of
the Sabbath.”—Luke 6-5.
“Is it lawful to do good on the Sab
bath or to do evil.”—Mark 3-4.
“Therefore, be it resolved: First,
that wre as churches, ministers and
colored people of Shelby and Cleve
land county do hereby endorse the
movement for a more holy and rev
erent observance of the Sabbath day.
“Second: That the colored ministers
be requested to read these resolutions
to their people and ask them to adopt
“Third. That, we do all we can to
put into practice the above Scriptural
messages, thereby giving heed to a
more reverent observance of the Sab
bath. May we all give attention to
the call of the Prophet Ezekiel: ‘He
gave them a Sabbath to be a sign be
tween them and Him.’
“Fourth, that the city papers be
asked to publish the above resolu
“A. W. FOSTER.
“H. A. KEATON,
“S. E. BAKER.
“W. O. MILLER.”
AS TO S. SCHOOL ROOMS.
The church at Elizabeth voted to
take steps to build Sunday school
rooms, but the number was not men
tioned ih church conference.
The pastor thinks that about 20 or
21 should be built., but that has not
been decided yet. A committee will be
elected at our next conference to sub
mit suggestions about how many
rooms should be built and how they
should be arranged, etc.
H. E. WALDROP.
REVIVAL BEGINS AT
DOUBLE SHOALS SUNDAY
Rev. John W. Suttle, pastor, begins
a revival meeting at Double Shoals
Baptist church Sunday night at 8
o’clock The meeting •: i tinuei o ,<h
ji av;;_ •; r.
First Bale Of
Cotton In New
York July 15
Received Earlier in Year than Any
Full Rale in the Last
New Y'ork, July 15—The first
bale of new cotton to reach New'
Y’ork this season was received by
the cotton brokerage firm of
Bond, McEnany anil company
from Savannah. It will be auc
tioned off on the floor of the cot
ton exchange tomorrow or Fri
day. The bale was produced by J.
Getzer, Webster, Fla., being ship
ped here by Cooper and Griffin,
of Savannah. Its receipt was earl
ier than any bale hai been te
ceived in 25 year;,
Gulf Company Is
The Gulf Refining Co., of which It.
B. Gantt is the local sales manager
has secured a three years lease on the
vacant lot at the corner of; La Fayette
and Sumter street adjoining Camp
hell's department store where an up
to-date gasoline and oil station is be
ing erected. The name of the station
will be “Supreme" after the Supreme
motor oil manufactured by the Gulf
company. Mr. Gantt says the station
will me modern in every way nnd
handle only Gulf petroleum product*.
TOM DIXON, NOTED AUTHOR, IS NOW
VISITING SCENES OF BOYHOOD HERE
New Novel Announced—Birth of Nation Stil!*
Lives and Pays—Recollects His First
Breeches* When Charlie Blanton Wore
Shoes All Summer and When He Made
First Political Speech
Thomas Dixon, novelist and play
wright and last surviving male mem
ber of the famous Dixon family, is
spending a few days in Shelby, ac
companied by his wife and sister, Dr,
Delia Dixon-Carroll and her husband,
Dr. Norwood Carroll of Raleigh.
While he is not a frequent visitor to
his native heath, he was greeted by
familiar faces of the reconstruction
days, men in all walks of life, who re
called experiences during those trying
times about which most of of his nov
els hinge. When they drove into Shel
by over boulevard highway No. 20 the
familiar hills and valleys convinced
the famous novelist that he wag amid
scenes of his boyhood. When the party
reached She’b.v, friends of the famous
family? expressed sorrow over the
recent death of Dr. A. C. Dixon and
Frank Dixon, both of whom have pass
ed “Over the River” within the past
His New Novel Out.
Thomas Dixon and Dr. Carroll will
visit the mounds at Prospect church
where their saintly father and moth
er lie buried and where Rev. Thomas
Dixon, sr., was pioneer preacher for a
half century. Then they will go to the
old Dixon farm on Buffalo creek now
owned by Otho Cline which is fraught
with memories of their childhood.
Mr. Dixon still has that striking ap
pjehraivh?, a personality whi<h- If t|tou
meet on the street as a stranger, com-1
pells you to turn again for another
look. His piercing eyes and steel gray
hair and brow show that age is stead- j
i!y creeping upon him for he is well i
up in sixties. He measures about six :
feet and his once slender figure has
taken on much weight. Today he tips
the scales at 217.
The sixwfcath novel from Tom Dix
on’s hand has just come from the pub
lishers. The title of it is "The Love
Complex”—a study of the animal na
ture of man. Down at his summer
home in Currituck county where he
spends the winters fishing and hunt
ing he has a studio where he does
most of his novel writing. He is now
engaged in the production of four his
torical pictures, the first two hinge
around the characters of John Brown
and Robert E. Lee. The completion of
the four will require about two years.
The Birth of a Nation,
The Birth of a Nation which is his
screen masterpiece has had the most
marvelous run of any picture ever
produced. It has had a run of ten years
and is still going good. In the fall it
will be presented in Germany and re
vived in London. He owns 25 per cent
of the Birth of a Nation and receives
a royalty which netted him $200,000
annually for the first few years. Now
1 he gets his living from this wonderful
production which brings him about
$10,000 annually. He has in mind to
write the history of the Battle of
Kings Mountain before the weight of
years forces him to relinquish his
work. His eldest son died some years
ago following a fatal gas attack over
! seas in the world war. Thomas Dixon,
jr., his younger son is writing for the
movies in California, His only daugh
ter is married and lives in Georgia.
When friends would greet him on
his arrival, immediately the conver
sation would drift to reminiscences.
He recalled that he and Audy Hudasill
started the first opera house in Shel
by and that was the beginning of his
career as an actor, playwright and
author. When he met Evans M'-Bray
er he recalled that he made his first
political speech at a convention in be
half of Mr. McBrayer’s father, Coion
el Reuben McBrayer, an outstanding
Shelby lawyer of that day. When he
met Charlie Blanton, the banker, he
remembered how he envied him as »
ed to wear shoes all summer while
Tom's parents compelled him to take
his off as soon as winter broke, the
early shucking of shoes being done by
the family es a matter of economy.
Sitting in the Central hotel lobby
he pointed a Star reporter to 1he old
Miller block on the corner where he
said his father used to run a little
store and the family lived in a white
house near-by. Then Tom was a strip
of a boy wearing “kilts" or a long tail
ed shirt, the only garment for most
kids and much after the fashion of
the time. A loafer at the store teas
ed Tom and said rumor in the village
at that time had it that there was
some question as to whether he was a
boy or a girl. The idea of being a girl
peeved the youngster and he threw
; a rock and struck the teaser. Tom
then ran to his mother and begged
her to make him a pair of breeches.
He stayed in bed 'til his first pair was
made and wore them until his busy
mother had time and scraps of cloth
to spare to make a change.
The Dixon family go Friday to Ashe^
ville, taking a sort of mountain trip
to Waynesville, Burnsville, Blowing
Rock and back to Raleigh.
Business Meet Of
Sou. Metal Works
The stockholders of the Southern
Metal Works of North Carolina, Inc.,
met Tuesday morning .July 14th and
elected the following directors: £>. A.
Tedder, J. B. Morrison, Frank Ham
rick jr., and John F. Tedder. The di
rectors later met and elected D. A.
Tedder president and treasurer, Frank
Hamrick jr., vice-president and Miss
Charlotte Tedder secretary.
The company will continue to push
the sale of Brewster and Universal
automobile inner tube patching and
will increase its number of traveling
salesmen. At an early date the com
pany expects to begin the handling of
Ora Mill is Nearly Completed. Ma
chinery is now Bcirig Tuned up.
Officers Take Charge.
The first cotton was started
through the new Ora Cotton mill two
miles west of Shelby last Wednesday
and by the first of September it is
expected that everything will be in
full operation. The mill building fa
completed but much machinery is
yet to be added. It has been the plan
to dismantle the Katherine Weave
mill in the southern part of town and
move the best machinery to the Ora
mill, but the Katherine is still in oper
ation, making goods to complete some
orders which are unfilled. In about
thre weeks the Katherine will have
completed its orders and will cease
operation, after which the machinery
will be moved to the Ora and some
disposition made of the real estate.
Mr. Dover says the new Ora had 45
tenement houses and a hotel with 16
rooms. When all machinery Is install
ed the mill will have something over
6,000 spindles and make specialties.
Mr. Jack Dover has been made su
perintendent, Earl Hamrick, secretary
treasurer and J. K. Dover president
and manager of the Ora mill. The mill
is located between the Southern and
Seaboard railway tracks near iu&
Beatty place on Brushy Creek s^nic-j
thin*- •.■■■■_ • nrie. ei £ ..-'ey.!
Big Business Develop
ment to Take Place
on S. Washington
and S. LaFayette
I>r. S. S. Royster anti his two sons,
Messrs. Wythe and Ralph Royster will
henin in a few days the construction
of eight modern two-story brick store
rooms to cost approximately $100,
000. Four store rooms will be located
011 S. LaFayette street where the Ed
Hamrick residence is now being torn
down and four store rooms will be lo
cated on S. Washington street to the
rear of the Royster building. I)r.
Royster who is one of Shelby’s most
progressive citizens and most suc
cessful business men has plans in hand
and expects to start construction in
the very near future. Workmen began
this week tearing down the Hamrick
residence on S. LaFayette street.
The four rooms on S. LaFayette
street will each be 25 feet wide by 130
feet deep with a 50-foot basement. It
is understood that John M. Best Fur.
niture Co., will occupy two of the
ground floor store rooms and the en.
tire second floor on this street, thus
giving this up-to-date furniture and
undertaking store larger quarters for
a better display of stocks.
The four store rooms on S. Wash
ington street will each be 25x65 feet
with a large basement to contain a
central vapor heating plant, the ca,
parity of which will care for both
groups of store rooms, the S. LaFay
ette street buildings being only 90
feet from the rear of the S. Washing
ton street property.
Each building will be of pressed
brick front, probably of a light color.
Each store front will have plate glass
windows and glass entrances 16 feet
. deep, thus providing ample space for
j the display of merchandise by the oc
I cupants. All floors will be hard wood
and ench com ill be provided with
hot and cold running water.
Dr. Royster has nearly enough ap
plications to fill the eight store rooms
with renters as soon as the buildings
are completed, but no announcement
is made as yet as to their names ex
cept that the John M. Best Furniture
Co., will occupy two on S. LaFayette
Plans for the buildings were drawn
by Q. E. Herman of Hickory and bids
from cbntractors are n'oty beiftg fe
NOTED STONE MT.
SCULPTOR IS HERE
G utzon Borglum, noted Stone Moun
tain sculptor, spent Tuesday night at
Cleveland Springs with a party of
friends on route to Chimney Rock on
an inspection trip. He hurried to Clev
eland from his Raleigh studio, arriv
ed here about midnight, slept a few
hours, then scooted away in his Deus
enberg motor to Chimney Rock, re
turning in the late afternoon to stop
only a half hour at the springs again
before going to Raleigh,
It is thought that Mr. Borglum had
been asked to visit Chimney Rock with
a view to doing some sculpture work
either on the chimney or on the rocky
mountainside. Borglum, it will be re
membered was dismissed by the Stone
Mountain Memorial association and
arrested in North Carolina charged
with destroying his models. Requisi
tion papers were denied by the gover
nor of North Carolina and Mr. Bor
glum opened a studio in Raleigh.
It is said that J. W. Tucker, his
superintendent, had something to do
with the destruction of the models
under the direction of Mr. Borglum
who contended that they were his pri
vate property. Mr. Tucker is now in
Cleveland county, holding a position
with the state highway commission on
construction of highway No. 20. He
is boarding at the home of Mr. Bob
Humphries near Beaver Dam.
With the dapper little sculptor on
his trip through Shelby were Ben Dix
on McNeill, Raleigh newspaper man,
Mr. Villa his modeller and a few other
—Farewell Sermon—Rev. R. L.
Lemons, pastor of the First Baptist
church will preach his farewell ser
mon on “Remember Jesus Christ’*,
Sunday morning before going to Mis
souri. On Sunday night there will be
another farewell service participated
in by members of all denominations
The night service will be in charge of
the deacons of the Baptist church and