CLEVELAND COUNTY LEADS ALL COUNTIES IN AMERICA IN LIGHTENING FARM LABOR WITH ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRIC LIGHTS.
of This P»Per 18 GreBter
Than The Population Given
Shelby In The 1920 Cenaun
RELIABLE HOME PAPER
Of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Farming Section.
Modern Job Department,
XXXIII, No. 58
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
FRIDAY, JULY 24, 1025.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
Ip BORGLUNl 1! DE. consioebs site
IT CHIMNEY RQGK IDEAL TOR HENHMML
Thinks North Carolina
Alone Will Finance
Dream Work of Noted
Sculptor In State.
•The sheer cliff in the Chimney
Rm k -gorge talked of as the bite fop
the completion of Gutzon Borglum’s.
Confederate memorial is almost ideal
by the working of nature * for the
work of Borglum", is the opinion of
jessc G. Tucker, Borglum’s Stone
Mountain superintendent, who is now j
connected with the state highway
commission in this county and visited
the mountain section with his former
employer. Tucker while in Shelby one
day this week discussed freely the
proposed plan to complete the Stone
Mountain work in western Rutherford
and was enthusiastic over the prob
able completion of the work by Bor
glum, to whom he still bears the loy
alty of a tried employe.
Would Take Five Years.
A.-ked how long it would take to
complete the mammoth memorial to
the Southern soldier should the pro- j
ject at Chimney Rock be financed
Tucker gave his opinion “five or six
years”, The problem of financing the
work Tucker would not discuss. “That
is not for me to talk about,” he de
clared. “But I believe that North Car
olina, undivided as it is and with the
interest shown in Mr. Borglum and
the memo! ial, would if called on fi
nance it alone. This is a fine people
here in this state and they seem to
thoroughly understand Mr. Borglum
and his idea of the memorial.”
Tucker remarked that he visited'
Chimney Rock with the Borglum
party and that the report that the
sculptor was enthusiastic over the
site was not overstated. “Because,” he
said, “it conforms to every require
ment for the success of the undertak
ing and even we the assistants
knowing what we do about
tlie work and the gigantic carving
can see that no place could offer more
advantages.” Such is the natruc of
the rocky mountain side considered
that parts of the outline figure are
already on the face of it, according to
Tucker. A part of the outline of the
figure of Jefferson Davis, that of his
shoulder and the flow of his cjoalf is
already there and around other fis
sures in the stone other outlines can
easily be carved.
VI Idle discussing the work already
carried on at Stone Mountain Tucker
remarked that in his opinion the me
morial there would never be complet
ed—in fact, that no further work wiil
he done. Considering that the me
morial there will never be brought to
completion the former superintendent
does not see how there will be any
division of conflict Of sentiment over
the location of the memorial in this
M ith added talk over the entire
country about the proposed comple
tion of the memorial in this state the
section is just now realizing what the
decision to finish it at Chimney Rock
would really mean to Western North
Blanton And Greene
Report Good Sales
I lie following real estate sales are
reported by the live firm of Blanton
and (.reene of Mooresboro:
■I- \V. Smith farm near Mooresboro
r)0(|S MeCluney> consideration $2,
'Greene heirs farm near Boiling
springs to Julius Davis, $2,625 con
: It. J. Daniels resident lot in
Mooresboro to W. P. Leister, Wal
a »• C„ consideration $600.00.
1 anton & Greene business lot in
Mooresboro to W. P. Leister, consid
^' JManton farm near Moores
v 0 F- M. Tesseneer, Ellenboro,
• ■’ Consideration $4,000.00.
to c* v D!!<lBUtt ^arm near Caroleen
• Blanton of Mooresboro.
Tire ,n m ,rdin residence of Forest
(2 ' ° Gland of Linclonton, N.
Mrs. New Takes Special Course.
ha\prS| of' S- ^ew and daughter Hel
'chore thovnCd fr°m Nashville, Tern
father, Mr sT MrS> N°W
inent ir, ' Brmth who is a proi
Whi "?,rance nmn °f that city,
at pJiu ^ere Mrs' was a stude
ing a „b"' y col|ege for teachers, ta
prindpShi? ^ meth°dS a’
H^le and f,?rf Anthon-v’
Saturn*, e /UCI e N,x wil1 arrive ho
attended r°n‘ Ashev,lle wbe4e tl
tended summer school.
f eDS 'V3shetl a,,d sreasec
t light at
New Cloth Mill
Turns Off First
Piece of Goods
gltfJhy ri ,ih M II Is Steadily Being
Put In Operation, Mak'ng Fancy
The Shelby Cloth Mill has received
125 looms and gome are already in
operation. In fact last week the first
piece of fancy dress goods was turn
ed from the loom and presented as
a souvenir to a number of stockhold
ers. The material was a silk crepe and
a beautiful piece of goods designed by
Mr. Switzer. Mr. E. T. Switzer is
treasurer and general manager and
Mr. J. H. Cookson superintendent.
They expect to install about 200 looms
and all machinery will be in opera
tion within the next thirty or sixty
days. Employees are rapidly coming
in and the looms are being set and
tuned up as rapidly as possible.
This new mill was started last
Spring and is located near the East
side Mill on the Seaboard air line, rail
way. It is a one story brick and steel
building, surrounded by a nice brick
veneered hotel and about 40 tenement
houses equipped with electric lights,
sewer and water conveniences.
Farris and Company of New York
City are the selling agents for the
products of this mill.
Mr. Scott Arrives To
Open Penney Store
New Denartment Store Will be Open
In Masonic Building Within
Next Thirty Days.
Mr. E. E. Scott arrived this week
from Hastings, Nebraska, to open and
manage the new J. C. Penney and com
pany department store in the Masonic
building. Shelby’s tallest structure.
Mr. Scott says he expects to have all
fixtures and merchandise here ready
for an opening between the 15th and
20th of August. The fixtures will be of
obk finish, made by one of the larg
est fixture manufacturing houses In
Grand Rapids, Mich., and will be equal'
to any one of the 607 stores in the
Penney chain. Merchandise is begin
ning to arrive and will be coming in
by the car load in the next week or
Mr. Scott has been with the Pen
ney organization for 12 years. Jle has
been assistant manager of the Penney
store at Hastings, Nebraska for- the
past four years and is a most pleas
ant gentleman who shows every indi
cation that he will fit into the com
munity in short order and line himself
up with the spirit and ideals of Clev
eland county people.
Mr. Scott will bring his family—
wife and two children, to Shelby in
time to enter the children in school
this fall. This is his first trip South
and he is pleased with the cordiality
of the people and the evidences of
progress and prosperity on* every
hand. He is accustomed to an agricul
tural section, coming from Nebraska
where for miles and miles one can see :
nr/iing but corn and wheat. His first
sight of a cotton, field was gained
Monday and he is looking forward to
a visit through a cotton mill to see
how the fleecy staple is manufactured
Young Negro Is
Shelby street gatherings for sev
eral weeks have been amused by a
small negro youth who entertains with
his memory recital. This week some
one accosted the little black bit of hu
manity on a street corner and ques
tioned his ability to name the books of
the Bible. The result was that the
boy named not only every book in the
Bible, in proper order, but also ran
through the names of the Presidents
of the United States.
The boy is Herbert Jeffries, son of
a colored woman who lives in North
Shelby, coming from Gaffney about
3 months ago. With a very intelli
gent mind the boys says he was taught
his recital by Hettie Bowman, wife of
a colored minister in Gaffney. Her
bert, who has become quite a favorite
in Sheiby, will be 14 years of age in
February and will be in the fifth
grade in school, he says.
WILL RECEIVE ALL NEW
MODELS OF NASH AUTOS
P. F. Grigg, dealer for the popular
Nash automobile has placed an order
for a shipment of one of each of ev
ery model of *ear made by the Nash
factory. These will be received in a
few days and placed on display. The
| new models and prices will be made
! public today.
For correct lubrication stop at the
Drive-in Filling station. James F.
' Roberts, __ _ ad'.*
The Famous “Fundamentalist Juiy’’
Here to the "fundamentalist Jury" In the Dayton (Tenn.) evolution trial, photographed Inina-ifia ,>-ie ■ ">,
being sworn In. The Jurcrs, 11 of whom admitted being devout church members, ate, ) ft to right nt i*, :
W. O. Taylor, J. H. Cowman. J It. Thompson, \V. G. Day, H. L. Gentry. It. F. West. I ppvt row 1 „
Wright, J. B. Qoodrich, J. W. Riley J. W. Daglcy and W. I-. Robinson. Standing at the left la Sheriff R. H
Harris and at the right Judge \ T. Iiaul.aca.
JEWELER FID FOR
Officers Find Quantity Of Whiskey
In Store Of E. G. Morrison In
In recorder's court Wednesday
morning F G. Morrison, well known
Shelby Jeweler, was fined $100 and
the costs by Judge Jno. P. Mull and
placed under a suspended sentence of
four months for two years, on the
charge of having in his possession a
quantity of whiskey, the amount said
to be by officers “around three or
Late Tuesday afternoon Chief B. O.
Hamrick and Policeman McBride Pos
ton acting upon reports, according to
the evidence, with a search warrant
visited Morrison’s store, which is in
the main business section on LaFay
ette street facing the court square,
and found, they testified, the liquor
which was introduced as evidence in
the court room. The liquor was in
two glass jugs and several pint bot
tles, with a small quantity in a can
It was found, the officers stated, in a
large safe in the rear of the store.
The defendant admitted having the
liquor for his personal use and ex
plained the way it was partially bot
tled in pints by saying that it was so
bottled that it might be placed in the
safe. Mr. Morrison further admitted
that he took a drink regularly at
night and that although he knew it
to be a violation of the law he had
thought it no more than a man spit
ting on the sidewalk in violation pf a
city ordinance. lie further stated that
in his opinion a small amount of
liquor might be found in the homes
of 75 per cent of the Shelby men. The
officers, he said, should have warned
him that his habit of taking a drink
would lead to anything serious and
he would have put an end to it. “It
is their duty, I think,” was his state
ment. Whereupon Judge Mull remind
ed that if all offenders were warned
the law would never catch and con
vict anyone, and further added that
as long as men drink and buy liquor
others will violate the law by mak
ing and selling it.
Pink Brooks, colored, at the same
session of court was given a six
months sentence on selling a quart.
Brooks, who is from the Polkville
section, entered an appeal and bond
was set at $500. Oscar Blanton, ot
Buffalo, charged with aiding and
abetting in prostitution, or soliciting
for prostitution, failed to appear and
was called out by the court, his cash
bond of $100 being forfeited.
Mrs. McIntyre Buried
At Zoar July 21st
Mrs. M. 0. McIntyre, age 79 years
died Monday July 20th at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. G. E. Rippy
four miles south of Shelby. Mrs. Mc
Intyre had been sick two weeks but
was a most patient sufferer. The fun
eral was conducted Tuesday by Rev.
John W. Suttle and the interment was
at Zoar Baptist church. Mrs. Mc
Intyre is survived by the following
children, Mrs. G. E, Rippy, Mrs. Alice
Hamrick, Mrs. D. B. Hamrick, W. R.
McIntyre, B. B. McIntyre, all of Cleve
land county and M. F. McIntyre of
Washington, I). G. The surviving chil
dren and friends have the sympathy
of the entire community in the loss
of their devoted mother.
Central Methodist Church.
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m.
Make your arrangements to be pres
ent. Preaching at 11 a. m., and 8 p. ni.
by the pastor. Members are urged to
be present and visitors are most cor
dially invited. Let us not forsake th .
assembling cu ourselves logethei.
Let For Highway
To Forest City
Low Offers Fall Rliffhtly Below
Two .Million Dollars—Half
Raleigh, July 21.—Opening of
bids today and the scheduled let
ting of contracts to low idders
will add ft 4 miles to state highway
construction projects. The cost
of the new work, according to the
low bidders, will run to $1,899,
The mileage is about equally di
vided between hard-surfaced and
graded roads. Washington county
in the east, gets the favored pro
ject, a 13-mile hard-surfaced
stretch to cost $276,004, while
Rutherford county, in the west,
gets 9.4 miles of hard surfacing
to cost $275,947.20. The hills of
the west run up the mileage costs
of l oad building.
The eontrnct let for the road
leading out from Cleveland coun
ty was: No. 883, Rutherford
county, 9.4 miles hard surfacing
from Cleveland county line to For
est City; Wilson Construction
company, 275,947.20; structures
to Appalachian Construction Co.,
Two Copper Stills
Victor Simmons Appeals from Yea*
Sentence. Other Still Captured '
Was Never in Use.
Two copper distillery outfits were
brought in to the sheriff’s office last
week by the officers of the county.
Deputy Sheriff Henry W. McKinney
captured one in No. 2 township near
the barn of Victor Simmons, a white
man. The still was of about 35 gallon
capacity. Tried in recorder’s court
Simmons received a sentence to the
roads for 12 months, but entered an
appeal and made bond.
The other still was captured in No.
9 township, near Double Shoab, by
Deputy Ed Dixon and was of about 25
gallons capacity. The still was found
in a pile of saw dust and had never j
been used, the officer locating it be- i
fore the owner could make a run. ;
Superior Court To
Convene Here Monday
Bobbed-Hair Bandit Will Furnish
Feature Trial For Court Crowds.
The summer term of Superior court
will convene here Monday morning
with either Judge Shaw or Judge
Winston presiding and Solicitor Huff
man prosecuting. For the first time
in several terms the criminal docket
does not contain u sensational case or
one of major interest over the county.
According to the docket made out the
criminal cases will be disposed of
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the
civil docket to consume the remainder
of the week and the first three days
cf the following week.
Cases of recent interest that will
he taken up on the criminal docket
will include that of Bonnie Suthers,
bobbed-hair auto bandit and her ae«
complices; Charlie Abram, colored, for
the killing on the Shelby streets of
Will Carpenter, negro chauffeur, and
the trial of the two Deane brothers,
of Gastonia, one of whom is charged
with criminal assault on a young Gas
tonia girl while on an automobile ride
in this county.
A complete docket of the civil cases
will be carried in the next issue or
More power and less carbon on
; Texaco gas. iseiviet ut Drive in x.li
I ing siauoo. ______
" 'll Know n Brick Mason Succumbs
To Lone Illness—Buried at
Mr. ( bar lie Smith, North Morgan
street, died in the Shelby Public Hos
pital Wednesday morning at 4 o’clock
follow ire: an illness since last Morch
with kidney trouble and complications,
Mr. Smith's condition had been crit
ical for some time and his life had
been dispared of for a week or more.
He was born in the St. Paul commun
ity of this county 43 years ago and
has followed the trade of a brick
mason most of his life. Mr. Smith
was a clean, conscientious workman,
a kind neighbor and loyal, upright
citizen. He was a faithfui member of
the First Baptist church at Shelby
but his remains were taken Thursday
to Pleasant Grove Baptist church for
interment at 2 o'clock, the funeral
services being conducted by Rev. Rush
Padgett, amid the chowd of sorrowing
friends and relatives. ,•
Mr. Smith is survived by his moth
er, Mrs. J. K. Smith, his wife who
before marriage was Miss Ethel Cost
ner, four brothers Columbus, Grade*
und Burgin Smith all of this county
and one sister, Mrs. H. L. Fisher, of
Cramerton who came over far the
Protest New Taxes
Appear Before Aldermen And Ask
That Special Privilege Tax On
Dealers Be Lowered
Fourteen automobile dealers of
Shelby gathered at the meeting- of the
city aldermen Tuesday night in the
City Hall and protested the recent
tax imposed by the aldermen on the
motor car dealers, declaring that they
thought it too high and asking that
other business enterprises be taxed on
a similar basis.
Spokesmen for the dealers stated
that through their investigation of
the special privilege tax list there are
72 lines of business in Shelby that
are taxed and 73 lines unmolested by
the privilege tax. Business houses
were named ihat take up as much
curb space as the auto dealers yet
pay none or only half as much priv
ilege tax. It was further pointed out
by the dealers that automobile men
seem to be the target of all taxes.
According to them automobile dealers
now pay 12 separate taxes, totalling
At the meeting one order was pass
ed that will be/efit local dealers. It
was the imposition of a $100 tax
against the outside dealers who coitie
to Shelby selling automobiles.
Following the meeting members of
the automobile dealers association
announced that they would hold a
meeting Friday night at 7:30 o’clock
at Cleveland Spring hotel, at which
time it is presumed the tax will be
FREE MOVING PICTURE AT
PRINCESS FOR FARMERS
A free moving picture will be given
at the Princess theatre on “Better
Cattle and Better Pastures” Saturday
morning July 25th at 10 a. m., and
every farmer in the county w-ho has
a dry pasture or wants to improve his
cattle should see this picture which is
very interesting and shows good cat
tle and improved pastures.
Cleveland county fanners are fai th,
er behind with their pastures than
they are with any other phase of
farming and if your pasture is dry
come to see this pasrurp picture Sat*
, nrdai, ________
UTTLE GIRL TELLS
lS-Yenr-Old Mountain Child of Clev
eland County Tells Tragic llistorv.
Saved by H T. Falls.
(By R. K. Powell.)
Raleigh, July 21. "Because," ac
cording to her story, she n : i ‘..si in
the defense of her home, Lula June
Spencer, “going on sixteen," is in the
state penitentiary, along with her
mother and father, and destined to I
stay there at least five year;, maybe!
longer, unless some one wants to do!
something about it.
Lula Jane lisps over her pic turesque
mountain words and it was with diffi
culty that she admitted Shelby to be
the largest place she had ever visited.
That was when she was living at
Fallston, in Cleveland county, and be
fore she moved over the river into
Catawba, where the famliy got into
On the books out at the orison
Lula Jane is docketed as a felon, hav
ing been convicted of accesssory he.
fore the murder of Roy Hedrick. The
same charge is docketed against
“Maw" Spencer and “Pop" Spencer.
Her brother, l>ow, younger than she
is, was ordered by Judge T. J. Shaw,
who tried the case to be confined In
the Catawbn county home.
“Bud ain't right bright," Lula Tana
said in explnnation of the distinction
in the sentences.
Of course there must have T eon an
other side to the story or no judge
would have ordered Lula Jane rent to
prison. She is, at best, one of the un
derprivileged children—a fine subject
for one of the civic clubs to handle.
Dressed in the long prison denim
skirts, she looks older than she really
is. She admits that she’s had a hard
Her “Pop” drank a lot of liquor, she
said, and had been accused of even
helping to make some. They were in
trouble in Cleveland county because
a man tried to take the little crop
away from therU. She remembered
they went to Judge B. T. Falls and
employed lrim and Judge Falls saved
the crop for them. Then they rented
a little “patch” in Catawba, planted
corn and cotton, and then came the
The entire family had been to town
one Saturday night buying the week s
supplies. When they went home, a lit
tle after 1 o’clock, they found three
neighborhood boys tKer^. Her moth
er routed them out of beds and de
manded to know how they got in. The
boys told her that the door was open
and that they had .fetched along quart
of liquor for hej io drink. Lula Jane
says her mother tbld the boys to take
the “liliker” and scat with it. They
rebelled, started to raise a rueus and
one of them. Law Magness, hit the
; Spencer woman with a broom handle.
Then the general scramble started
and Hedrick was knocked down, un
conscious. She says that she hit him
a lick across the head, as did her moth
er and brother. It seems that she was
not concerned about what happened to
her father very much and it also
seems that the three boys who invad
ed the Spencer home were not after
the old man.
This girl is as far froma criminal
type as would be found in a fortnights
search of the hill country. Her moth
er and father are typical mountain
poor folks—they were very poor. The
girl has firm features, is more or less
undernourished and is cowed because
of the punishment she has received.
She comprehends the disgrace of a
term in prison but she has no hope
whatever. She was forced to leave
school after she had been through the
Of course she is the youngest fe
male prisoner the state ever receiv
ed. Prison officials frankly hope she
won’t be with them long because they
recognize that some one might do
something for her and completely
change the course of her life. Right
now' she’s humiliated; after a while
she will become embittered. Then with
five years, maybe ten to serve, she
wlil plan her kind of revenge.
Here’s the raw material for the
Committee of One Hundred or any
other social agency which is at all
concerned about proving its value to
Rev. W. R. Minter, D. D., former
pastor of this church, now at Austin,
Texas, is on his vacation to New York
city and the Carolinas will occupy the
pulpit at the First Presbyterian
church -next Sabbath morning and ev-> j
ening and this popular and strong
preacher will gladly be heard by hts
host of friends.
No minister who has ever lived ini
Shelby is more popular than ho
A most cordial welcome to alt.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Hoyle and
Mr. and Mrs. Rot, Ho* le itr oil a
two-day trip to the mountains.
Miss Miriam Hoyle leaves Sunday
for Talladega, Ala., where she will
spend two jefes, v.ti. lelativ?;,.
Will bp For Conditioned Pupils In
Shelby School. Supt. Griffin
Issues Notice to Patrons.
The summer school in the Shelby
city schools will open next Monday,
according1 to nn announcement issued
by Superintendent F. ('. Griffin now
at Chapel Hill through Principal Hor
The summer school for pupils con
ditioned in high school subjects will
hi gin Monday July 27th. Pupils ex.
porting to take work in the summer
school should meet Mr. Grigg or Mr.
Ruchannan at the Central school build
ing at !• a. nr. Grammar grade sub
jects will he taught provided n suffi
cient number of pupils desire to take
Pupils will not he allowed to take
work in more than two subjects.
“Tuition charges for the six weeks
will be $7.50 per pupil payable in ad
"Attention is called to the following
regulations relative to promotion in
the high school:
“1— Pupils conditioned in English
and arithmetic will not lie promoted
from the seventh to the eighth grade.
“2— Pupils having less than three
•units of credit will not be admitted to
the ninth grade.
“&*— Pupils having less than seven
units of credit will not be admitted to
the tenth grade.
“—Pupils having less than eleven
units of credit will not be admitted
to the eleventh grade.
i ne above information is given
fer the benefit of the patrons of the
city schools, tl is hoped that the par
ents of children conditioned in sub
jects will take advantage of this op
portunity for the removal of condi
“I. C. GRIFFIN, Supt.”
m FARMERS TO
fm STATE MEET
Cleveland Farmers Out For Cup Of
fered County for Largest Attend
ance at State Convention.
The annual state Farmers conven
tion will be held in Raleigh at State
college July 28, 29 and 30th and a
large delegation of Cleveland county
farmers are expected to make the trip.
0. M. Gardner is president of th*
convention and he hap worked out an
ihteresting and instructive program A
ctup is being offered to the county
taking the largest number of people
and Cleveland county is out after the
cup. - •
Every farmer who expects to make
the trip should be at the court house
in Shelby Tuesday morning July 28th
at 7 a. m. The only expense lor the
trip will be the cost of your gasoline
and meals which are furnished at the
college for 25 cents each. Lodging Is
furnished free at the college dormi
tories but everybody going will be re
quired to furnish bed linen and toilet
This is a rare opportunity for tho
farmers and their families to see the
state and capitol and get an inspira
tion to do better farming.
The trip to Raleigh will be made
through the sandhill peach orchards
which should prove very interesting
r.nd helpful. Everyone going should
take lunch along for a picnic the first
The ladies are especially invited to
attend the convention and a special
program has been worked out for
Get you up a party and attend the
convention next weekj Remember the
date July 28th.
Hour to leave Shelby 7 a. m.
Acquit Minister In
Lincolntcn, July 22.—The jury in
the case of Rev. A. C, Lynn, Lutheran
minister of Cherryville, tried in super
ior court here today on the charge
of manslaughter, brought in a verdict
of not guilty late this afternoon for
acquital on fftst ballot.
The manslaughter charge brought by
the state against Rev. Mr. Lynn re
sulted from an automobile accident
last March at Crouse, Lincoln county,
when the car of the defendant ran over
and killed the 10-year-old son of Clev
eland Crouse, of Crouse. The case was
hard fought, the defendant being re
presented by Attorneys C. R. Hoey
and C. A. Jonas. The stute was repre
sented by Solicitor Huffman, assisted
by Attorneys George W. Wilson, John
C. Stroupe and^ John W. Aiken.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Weath
ers aboutweek ago* a son, Tom Wit
kins Weathers. Mr. Weathers is regi
ster of deed-, j