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
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VOL. XXXIII, No. 57
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
TUESDAY, JULY 21, 1925.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
REV. ROBERT L
FAREWELL SERUM AT BAPTIST CHURCH
“Remember Jesus” I* His Subject. Church
Has Added 136 To Membership And Sun
day School Enrollment
Rev. R. L. Lemons, D. D., resigned
the pastorate of the First Baptist
church July 12th to return with his
family to his native state of Missouri,
delivered his parting message Sunday
morning to one of the largest con
pregations that has gathered in the
church in a long time, while a fare
well service was held Sunday night in
charge of the board of deacons and
presided over by Judge John P. Mull.
Dr. and Mrs. Lemons and ther daugh
ter Miss Mary Ruth who has been a
favorite among the younger set, left
Monday morning for St. Louis, Mo.
Wonderful Growth of Church.
During his pastorate of two and a
half years here he has preached the
gospel of Jesus and His love no at
tempts at starting discussions. Socially
and spiritually he commanded the ad
miration and esteem of the public gen
erally in Shelby, regardless of de
nominational affiliation. He has been
most ambitious for the church and
while there has been an increase in
membership of 136 to the church and
the Sunday school enrollment has
Climbed from 250 to aproximately 600
he modestly assumed no special credit
for this wonderful accomplishment.
In his Sunday morning sermon he
spoke of the splendid work of the
choir and men’s chorus, the hearty co
operation of Professor Pippin in all
church activities, pointing out that
the societies in the Sunday school had
multiplied five-fold since Professor
Pippin came to this work. Dr. Lemons
expressed the hope that the church
would soon build a magnificent Sun
day school department on the old par
sonage lot to the north side of the
The sermon subject was taken from
the 13th chapter of first Corinthians,
“Remembering Jesus” in which he
pointed out that the sweetest mem
ories in old age as we look back
through thejgallery of time are the
memories of pleasant experiences in
our lives and it is these pleasant
memories that influence cur lives in
the future. His sermon was divided
under several sub-heads, “remember
ing the promise of Jesus, remember
ing Jesus Christ as Lord, remember*
ing His lordship over human powers
and remembering that Jer.us Christ
Tributes Paid Trim.
Tributes were paid Dr. Lemons by
members cf the Baptist and other
churches. John P. Mull speaking in
behalf of the Sunday shcool attribut
ed much of the progress of the Sun
day school and increase of 136 in
church membership to the tireless ef
forts and personal work of Dr. Lem*
ons, while J. Clint Newton spoke of
him as one of the finest Christian char
acters he ever knew. A. C. Miller
speaking for the Presbyterian church
and as a neighbor referred to his cor*
diality and friendship and his broad
and charitable attitude toward the
other churches of Shelby. “I never
caught him pushing a Presbyterian
from a log into a Baptist pond,” was
an humorous expression which Mr.
Miller used to show that Dr. Lemons
was never guilty of proselyting. Dr.
A. L. Stanford devoted his few min
utes to complimentary remarks about
the splendid relationship between Dr.
Lemons and the other ministers of
Shelby, While Rev. John Green of
Boiling Springs, who was present with
a large delegation from that commun
ity praised him for his loyalty to the
school, a child of the Kings Mountain
Victory Over Granite Falls Here Sat
urday Places Two Clubs in
Tie for First Place.
Shelby and Granite Falla are tied
fhr first place in. the Western Carolina
Amateur leagud as .the result of the
local victory herp ; Saturday over
Granite Falls. At the end of the first
week in the new circuit the two clubs
led with two victories each, but Thurs
day of this week Granite Falls de
feated Shelby and took the lead while
Lincolnton was defeating Newton.
Saturday Shelby evened up the count
with Granite Falls and Lincolnton and
Lincolnton repeated over Newton, the
latter now occupying a cellar berth
with four consecutive defeats.
Lhe game Saturday furnished plenty
of interest until the fifth inning with
Sullivan, the visiting hurler, holding
the local well in hand. In the eighth,
however, an avalanche of hits drove
him from the mound and his two suc
cessors fared very little better as the
Shelby offense opened up.
1'eatures of the game were the
twirling of Morrison, for Shelby,
Hennessa’s four base clout, and Keet
Attendance at the game Saturday
was very good, as has marked the
first games in the new league, and
the circuit is expected to complete the
season in good form as well as in fine
financial shape. AH of Shelby’s week
hay games will be on Thursray for
the benefit of those in the business
section who are given a half holiday.
Arey Oil Company
Adding More Stations
’ r< ^ 0*1 Co., distributors of Texaco
J" * r°lcurn products ai-e adding a mini- ;
■' i of filling stations to their already
!ong list of dealers. This firm which
' "" ned by Will and Ward Arey has
P* l"7e<l a desirable location from C.
• lamrick near George Dover’s in
>< western part of town on Highway j
* o. 20 where an up-to-date concrete
’"‘ing station is being erected. They !
recenUy secured a site at Lawndale
lore Lorin Hoyle’s store was burn-j
pci and erected a filling station for!
lexaco products. At Waco four and a i
th acres *lave been purchased from
fin1 " aC° ,garage- where a concrett
>ng station and garage are in oper
Soinh cuhfuF le Re,nhar<lt. prominent
.. o Shelby merchant, has purchased
' South Shelby garage which haa
een converted into a filling statior
"ill handle Texaco products.
vv v *' ‘ k°wery and Mrs. Geo.
. ' 0UI|g lelt Monday tor Ridgecrest.,
.ll»c V.U. It Cud f-. i'.'il W3J_S.
Clyde Powell Will
Get Lawndale Route
Democrat is Recommended by Repub
lican Executive Committee For
Mr. Clyde Powell has been recom
mended as rural letter carrier on
Lawndale R-2 succeeding Mr. J. B.
Nolan who recently resigned. When
the civil service examination was held
36 took the examination for the single
position and 13 got on the eligible list,
six Republicans and seven Demo
crats. There is a strict ruling by the
civil service commission w'hich says
that the carrier must be selected from
the three making the highest grades.
When this list of three was submit
ted to Mr. H. Clay Cox, chairman of
the Republican executive committee
it was found that each is a Democrat
and it became Mr. Cox’s “pleasure”
to recommend a Democrat for office
during a Republican national admin
istration. Mr. Cox, however, believes
in strict application of the civil serv
ice regulations and forwarded his re
commendation of the name ef Mr.
Powell to Washington on yesterday.
There was a variation of less than
one-half per cent in some of the
grades between Republican and Dem
ocrats after each ex-service man had
been given credit for his war service.
Mr. Powell will perhaps enter upon his
duties when proper credentials come
New City Auto Tags
Here Ready For Sale
The new city automobile license
tags have arrived and are now for
sale at the office of the chief of police
in the city hall. Tags for all Sheiby au
tomobiles and motor vehicles were
taxed by the aldermen at a recent
meeting and every auto that operates
within the town must bear one of the
tags, which cost SI each.
The figures on the tags are blue set
on a white background and look very
attractive. They' read “Shelby, N. C.,
MEETING AT MT. SINAI
TO BEGIN JULY 22nd
Rev. J. C. ‘Gillespie asks The Star
to announce that he will begin a meet
ing at Mt. Sinai Baptist church on
Wednesday July 22nd. He will be as
sisted in the preaching by his son,
Rev. A. S. Gillespie and a cordial in
viation is extended to all to attend
these services at 10 a. m. and 8 p. m.
Mrs. James L. Webb, Mrs. O. Max
Gardner and Judge E. Y .Webb left
Monday for Brevard to visit Mrs.
Gardner’s sons James and Ralph, who
are at Camp Transylvania. From there
they go to Waynesville Tuesday after
noon to be with Judge James L. Webb
who is holding'court there. They will
return tiding the hater parr of the
v. eet;. __
Farmers Meet to Lay Plans for Mam
moth Celebration on Friday,
A meeting was held in the court
house here Saturday attended by 125
farmers and their wives at which time
an organization was perfected for put
ting over the big farm celebration of
tfce Carolinas at Cleveland Springs on
Friday, August 21st.
Peyton McSwain was elected presi
dent of the body; M. S. Beam, of Waco,
vice-president; J. P. McSwain, of
Mooresboro, secretary. The executive
committe to be named by the presi
dent will be composed of three farm
ers or farm women from each town
ship in the county. A Shelby commit
tee to assist the farmers was named
as follows, former Senator Sam C.
Lattimore, Dr. J. S. Dorton, and Edi
tor Lee B. Weathers. This committee
will assist in arranging the program
and interesting the business men of
Shelby in the big celebration.
Thursday night at the weekly meet
ing of the Kiwanis club, O. Forrest
McGill, field representative of co
operative marketing, will have charge
of the program which will be given
over to plans for the event in August
The committees back of the celebra
tion will be special guests of the club.
Governor Thomas McLeod, of South
Carolina, has already assured the
farmers that he will be present, and
the program also calls for a speech
by Governor McLean, of this state, Dr
Clarence Poe and notables of the farm
Around 10,000 people are expected
to attend, bringing to Shelby one of
the largest single-day crowds ever as
Company K Returns
From Camp Glenn;
2 On Rifle Team
Lieut. Lone and Sergeant Poston Co
To Camp Perry. Will Recruit
About 20 New Men.
Company K, Shelby unit of the Na
tional Guard troops, returned Sun
day afternoon about 1 o’clock from
their annual summer encampment at
Camp Glenn, Morehead City. The re
turn trip was made on a special train
over the Seaboard railway. Officers
and men of the company report a fine
outing and a good encampment, per
haps the best a local company has
Two members of the Shelby conti
pany were again chosen on the state
rifle team that will represent North
Carolina at the national shooting con
test in August at Camp Perry, Ohio.
Lieut. H. C. Long and Sergt. Monroe
Poston were the two selected. Sapt.
Peyton McSwain was again offered a
place on the team, but was forced to
refuse the trip owing to his law prac
tice and other business here. The team
is made up of only 10 men and it is a
credit to the town that nearly every
year two of the ten are from Shelby.
Captain McSwain announced Mon
day following the return of the com
pany that recruiting will be open for
a few' weeks and that about 20 men
will be accepted in the company. The
vacancies are expected to be filled
soon and applicants are urged to get
in their names within the next week
or ten days.
Mr. and Mrs. Chivus Wray and baby
of Carbonville Penn, were the guests
of their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Thompson the past week.
Miss Dib Wall of Lexington is the.
charming house guest of Miss Dot
John Vandyke Files $50,000 Suit in Gaston
Against Five Cleveland County Officers
Alleges Unlawful Arrest and Confinement. Says Officers McBride
Poston, Irvin Allen, Greel Ware, Bob Kendrick and Sheriff
Logan Refused Him Bail
A complaint asking for $50,000
damage has been filed in Gaston coun
ty court by John Vandyke, of the
mountain community south of Kings
Mountain, against Officers McBride
Poston, Greel Ware and Irvin Allen,
of Kings Mountain, and Sheriff Hugh
Logan and Officer Bob Kendrick ol
Shelby. The damages are asked on two
counts of $25,000 each and allege un
lawful arrest and confinement togeth
er with refusal to permit bail on one
count, and unlawful arrest and trial
without conviction ort the other count.
Vandyke, who has been in court sev.
eral times on liquor charges, has as
his attorneys Mangum and Denny and
J. I,. Hoyle, pll of Gastonia. Attorney
Clyde R. Hoey is representing the of
According to Mr. Hoey the suit
cannot be brought in Gaston county
as the officers as well as the plaintiff
live in this county, and Mr. Hoey has
filed a motion with the court asking (
that the suit be moved here. Although
the motion has not as yet been passed
on it is thought the case will be trans* |
ferred here and may be tried at the j
“Humiliated and Degraded ”
On each count the plaintiff alleges
that as a result of the action of the
defendant officers that, he “suffered j
in both mind and body, was humiliat
ed and degraded and his reputation im
paired to the extent of $15,000 in act
ual damage and a punitive damage of
The Charges. 1
On the first count Vandyke charges
that he was arrested near his home by
Officers Allen, Ware and Poston and
conducted to the calaboose at Kings
Mountain, being refused the oppo>
tunity, he alleges, several times to
secure bail while en route to the lock
up and afterwards. Later, the plaintiff
alleges, he was brought to the county
jail here by Officer Kendrick and was
jailed after appealing to that officer
and Sheriff Logan to call someone to
bail him out. The imprisonment at
Kings Mountain he says was last
winter during cold weather, but the
complaint reads that it was only for
one hour or so. His confinement here
was, the complaint says, for about
one hour and one-half before he was
bonded out. Bond was given the com
plaint states by Frank L. Hoyle, who
the plaintiff says, would have bonded
him out sooner had the officer let him
The second count charges unlawful
arrest on a liquor charge on which
the plaintiff was not convicted in
court. This count also broughf “hu
miliation, degradation mental and phy
sical suffering” to the extend of S25,
000 if the plaintiff is to be believed.
Defendants Deny Charges.
The officers charged in the com
plaint deny that they are in any way
laible to suit and that the plaintiff
suffered no injuries by their actions,
which were justifiable and in accord
.av-fc ith the .a " .m county -hiy
Vandyke, if the complaint is to be
believed, is not a poor man as the
complaint reads that he could have
given bond, owning as he says some
500 acres of land, other property and
Time Is Extended
For Getting Auto
;•_*4— . ,
Raleigh, —The auto* license burea
of the department of revenue today
announced a further extension of t|m«
until July 25 during which autotod<
biles without 1925-26 license tagd
would be allowed to operate. It wm
stated this would only apply to those
who had applied for license but had
not yet received them from the de
Replant the Forests.
With an annual cut of 15,000.000,
000,000 feet of timber, the South is
the seat of a great lumbering indus
try. In fact, half of the lumber pro
duced in the United States is coming
from Southern sources today. But
the very extent of the industry is its
doom, in the absence of reforesta.
tion on a large scale. Such aheavy cut
can not continue long and utter deple
tion is already visible in many sec
tions. There are over 100,000,000 acres
of cut-over and brush land in the
South lying idle, much of which is
better adapted to the production of
timber than to agricultural ‘ crops.
Were these acres to be replanted with
forests a continued great source of
wealth would be available to the peo.
pie of this section. The future of the
lumber industry and the paper-mak
ing industry is dependent, in an im
portant measure, upon the restora
tion of Southern forests. It is* high
time that Southern economists and
lawmakers were giving more atten
tion to this matter of reforestation.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Woodson of
Salisbury spent Friday here.
Mr. and Mrs. George Blanton went
to Montreat Sunday and were accom
panied home by their daughter, Miss
Caroline, who has ben visiting there.
Miss Lavra Douglas of New York
and her cousin, Miss Laura Burton
Miller of Charlotte spent Sunday at.
Cleveland Springs hotel.
A number of Shelby people are
planning to go to Brevard Saturday
to attend the horse show there at 2
o’clock in the afternoon.
Peaches, Peaches the finest you ever
saw. See them at our office near the
Courtview hotel, Tuesday and Wed
nesday of this week.
Just from Eastern Carolina, Sand
SHELBY fit A>. SEEK CO.
Prominent Native Son Praises Town
And County. I)r. Norris Delivers
Shelby Kivvanians at their weekly
meeting last Week at Cleveland
Springs were afforded an unusual en.
tertainment—that of hearing Thomas
Dixon, noted writer and the county’s
most prominent son, in a brief, hut
interesting talk. Dixon has attained
his greatest fame as a writer, but old
Shelby remembers him as an orator,
the elongated youngster that “spell
bound" his way to legislature before
he was 21 years of age, and the Dix
on that spoke Thursday evening was
the same Dixon in maturity and the
charm of old prevailed.
The New York playwright was fit
tingly introduced by former Congress',
man Clyde R. Hocy as "the man who
lias brought more fame to Shelby and
Cleveland county than any other na
tive son” and the entire cjub stood
in applause as a greeting to the tow
ering form and striking face of the
Product of Carolina.
“Wherever I go and may go, among
what people I pass and may pass I am
always proud, and will continue to be,
of my native state. North, east, couth,
west, everywhere, there is no place
that will supplant in my heart North
Carolina, Shelby and Cleveland coun
ty— my home,” was the declaration
witch which the charming voice proud
ly answered the greeting.
"It is wonderful to me—more won
derful than it can be to you here—to
see the great transformation that has
taken place in recent years in the
South,’ especially in my native state.
It is hard to comprehend, considering
that the Shelby and Cleveland coun,
ty I know best is that of reconstruc
tion days. These roads, the fine
schools, the hives of industry, they
are hard to understand and place
where once was the devastated South
land. And a3 for your roads there are
none to equal them in America. 1 make
the statement after having travelled
far and wide and having lived in Cal
ifornia where the best in roads are
boasted. That state may have a few
finer roads, but the highway system
of North Carolina is unexcelled any.
where on the globe. It is always eh
tertaining to me to get arouhd my
fellow' citizens jn New York following
their trips South afid hear them re
late with wonder of the roads of my
The biggest praise of the evening,
from the lips of Dixon was fob Sani*
arcand, the state’s borne for wayward
girla—“those who do not have a
change.”,The speaker came to Shelby
from Raleigh by automobile and stop
ped over for a short time gt^fi^niar..
There Are No Bad Women.
“That spot is the most inspiring of
my life; the place where girls who
never had a chance are given a chance,
and where womankind that has fallen
is given an opportunity to come back
The world on the average judges
wrong when they speak of ‘bad wo
men'! There are no ‘bad women’, just
wonderful women, and those who
have not had a chance.
“North Carolina may show the way
in roads to some states, but at Samar- I
cand the state is showing the way to
the world in a wonderful work—a
work that cannot be described, that in
the years to come will be taken up by
Brief was Dixon’s talk, but marked
by the fine voice, perfect English and
the tone that has swayed thousands,
and the Kiwanis and their guests were
enthralled with its delivery.
The Kiwanis program proper was
in charge of Dr. Reuben McBrayer,
who had as his principal speaker. Dr
Henry Norris, of the Rutherford hos
pital. Dr. Norris talked upon “Mid
dle Life”, or how to tell when you’re
well, giving much beneficial advice
to his hearers. One statement parti
cularly caught the attention of his
hearers. Many people, he said, ask
how to tell when they really are well.
The answer according to Dr. Norris
is that the man with a perfectly
healthy body should never be conscious
that he has such a thing as a body un
less it has been over exerted or over
MEETING AT SANDY PLAINS
IS MOVING OFF FINELY
Rev. G. P. Abernethy says the meet
ing started at Sandy Plains on Sun
day is moving off in fine shape. Ttiere
were four additions to the church
on the first day. The meeting contin
ues through this week with Rev. O.
W. Deaton, a cousin of the pastor, Rev
G. P. Abernethy coming from Wake
Forest where he is a student, to as
sist him in personal work.
Rev. Mr. Abernethy begins a meYt
ing at Pleasant Grove next bunJay.
Prof. Robert G. Miller has returned
from an .extended i •ur u
MAJORITY OF SHELBY STORES
WILL OBSERVE HALF HOLIDAY
Shelby Cotton Mills (live Em pity eft
I’rixca for Bent Gardens ard
Each year ns an inducement to have
their employes take more interest
in their home life the Shelby Cotton
mills the city’s largest textile plant,
offer 16 prizes for the best gardens
in the mill village and an equal num
ber of prizes for the best-kept yards
nnd premises. The idea was favorab
ly received by the employes, who have
taken an interest in the contest, and
now few homes in the county have
better gardens or cleaner yards than
the people of the Shelby mill village.
Every family in the villnge is each
year furnished without cost with 40
pounds of guano, or any amount over
that ut cost. In the judging of the
prize winners unfavorable location
of the garden site was considered,
and the same applies to the yards. The
prizes total $25 in each contest ana
three disinterested people are chosen
as judges. This year the judges for
the contest were former Senator San*
C. Lattimore, and Messrs. P. F. Grigg
and R. E. Lawrence.
The prize winners in both contests
as announced by the judges last week
First prize: A. L. Laws, $5.
Second prizes: J. T. Gladden, Min
nie Wilhelm, L. Z. Hoffman, Non Mc
Swain, W. E. Turner, $2 each.
Third prize: A. P. Shy tie, Tom Jef-.
fries, Calvin Shytle, Janie Cook, Mrs.
W. A. Abernathy, Roy Kale, Miss Dob
lie Baber, G. F. McKee, Mrs. W. M.
Hicks, F. L. Willis, $1 each.
First prize: Tom Jeffries, $5.
Second prizes: Non MeSwain, T. W.
Roberts, Roy Kale, L. Z. Hoffman,
Mrs. Wr. A. Abernathy, $2 each.
Third prizes: A. L. Laws, Zeb Davis,
Calvin Shytle, J. R. Costner, sr., C. T.
Green, Mrs. J. O. Propst, A. R. Chap
man, Joe Kennedy, Janie Cook, D. WT.
Davis, $1 each.
HaVe Swimming Pool.
An effort is also made by Mr. R. T.
Legrand secreary-treasurer of the big
textile plants to make the recreation
al side of life attractive to the •mill
workers. One of the big concrete
walled pools near the mill has been
converted into an ideal swimming pool
and miniature bathing beach and now
employes of the mill are allowed free
access to the water, one evening being
for the boys and the' other fer the
Two systems, water and air, re
cently installed in the mill have macje
of the plant an almost ideal working
place. Sanitary water spigots are lo.
cated in practically every section of
the mill and their steady flow of pure
cold water is an attractive feature.
The new air cooling system being
used throws forth a refreshing breeze
that makes of the interior of the mill
one of the coolest places in town.
Troutman Boy Is
Bitten By Snake
Franklin Troutman, three-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Troutman,
E. Warren street, was bitten by a
pilot two feet long last Thursday when
the child stepped in a bed of cannas in
the yard to look for a ball which one
of his playmates had thrown. Thuii
day night the child’s leg began swell
ing and he suffered intense pain, the
mother thinking that the son had
been stung by a bee. The usual reme
dies for a bee sting were applied, but
the child did not respond to treatmeht
and a physician was summoned. The
father had an idea at night while he
was in bed that it was not a bee sting
but a snake bite so next morning he
took a garden tool and made a search
of the flower bed. With a few strokes
of the tool he found the pilot coiled
snugly on the ground where the child
had stepped and the snake was im
mediately killed. The child is respond
ing to the treatment and is recovering
from the snake bite, but has develop
ed acase of mumps yesterday morn- j
REVIVAL MEETING AT
FALLSTON UNDER WAY
The revival meeting at Fallston j'
Methodist church which started last
Wednesday is creating much interest.
Large crowds are attending. Rev. Jno.
Green did the preaching last wTeek
while Rev. E. P. Stabler of Bessemer
City will take up the preaching this j
week with Prof. D. D. Holt, singing
evangelist in charge of the music.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nash have re
turned to their home here ui .er a
week or moie spent at States' >IU ond j
To Give Employees
Needed Rest and Va
cation Each Thursday
Afternoon During Ju
ly and August. Urge
The majority of Shelby stores amt
business bouses will observe the
Thursday afternoon half-holiday dur
ing duly and August and urge their;
customers to anticipate their wants
and shop early so there will be no
confusion, This half-holiday idea was
started on the first Thursday in July
but some few stores remained open,
thus causing confusion. There beidfc
no merchants association here at
which all business heads could get
together and reach some satisfactory
agreement, the campaign to close has
been handled in the form of a petition
which has been freely signed by som#
in every line of business except drugs
and hardware. In addition to the drug
and hardware stores, a few others
have not joined in this co-operative
movement, hence a meeting was held
by the “closers" on Friday to deter
mine whether each firm should do as
it chooses or whether the majority
who have signed to close would carry
out their original intention to observe
the half-holiday. It was unanimously
decided by the signers who constitute
the majority that they will observe
the half-holiday regardless of the po
sition the others take.
For Sake of Employes.,
There is no fight in the matter, the
half-holiday observers simply wishing
to go on record as whole-heartedly in
favor of the closing Idea and urge
the public to bear in mind that they
will be closed £aeh Thursday at noon
through July and August and that aR
purchases should be made before the
closing hour. These merchants beg the
co-operation of their patrons in car-,
rying out this idea which has been in
stituted for the purpose of giving em
ployes some vacation time for rest
and recreation during the hot sumiher
months. They contend that the sales
people who work so faithfully during
the year can render better service not
only to their employers but to the
trade a.s well when they have a
chance to lestore their run-dowr. vital
To the end that the purpose of this
closing campaign might be fully un
derstood by the public and that tho
public might remember to shop any
other time rather than each Thursday
afternoon during July and August, a'
half page advertisement appears in
this issue of The Star. They are giv
ing all the publicity possible so that
no customer will be inconvenienced
by trying to buy and find the stores
.The observance of a half holiday
was instituted, several years ago and
has been followed in a more or less
whole-hearted manner. Last year £he
signatures to elose were secured by
the Womans club which is in favor o£
the closing idea for the sake of tha
List of “Closers." >
The following is the list of mer
chants and business firms who signed
to close each Thursday at noon during
July and August:
Cleveland Bank and Trust Co., Shel
by Creamery Co., Nix and Lattimore,
Piedmont Grocery Co., Home Provis
ion company, J. S. Dorton, The Bat
tery, Campbell Dept. Store, Shelby
Supply Co., Oscar O. Palmer, LaMarr
Shop, Williams and Hamrick, T. W.
Hamrick Co., S. A. Ellis.
Blanton Electric Co., Paul Wellmon,
S. L. Gillespie, J. N. Dellinger, Shel
by Electric Co., Stowe Brothers, E. G.
Morrison, Efirds Department Store,
Rose’s 5 and 10c store, Shelby B. and
L. Association, Insurance department
Union Trust Co., Evans E. McBrayer,
First National bank, Union Trust
Co., Gilmer’s, Inc.
Piggly-Wiggly, Shulls Market,
Landis Shoe Shop, Webb Brothers,
A. and P. Tea Co., M. A. McSwain &
Son, Elliott Barber Shop, John M.
Best Furniture Co., Cook and Boyles,
Swofford Grocery Co., E. F. McKin
ney, The Paragon, W. L. Fanning and
Co., J. C. McNeely and Co., Electric
Service Co., K. Kendall, M. Black, T.
P. Eskridge, Basil Goode, Wray-IIud
son Co., Cleveland B. and Loan asso..
ciation, Insurance Department C. B.
and Trust Co.
Local Post Sponsors
Picture At Princess
The Warren Hoyle Post of the
American Legion is sponsoring a film
‘'Daddy's .Gone A-hunting” at the
Princess theatre Thursday. The pic
ture as a play set Broadway to talk
ing and hasa big heart appeal on the
screen. It tells the story of an artist
that chased the rainbow of his dreams
and found only emptiness at the end
—and the wife and love that won in
the end, together with the query .child:
“Where's Daddy?” Tickets are Kei.og
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