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
XXXIII. No. 6r
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C. TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1925.
RELIABLE HOME PAPEB
Of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Farming Section.
Modern Job Department,
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCJE
BIS OF TEACHERS MED FOR
SHELBY SCHOOL WHICH OPENS SEPT. 16
jrjaHteen Teachers Are Coming Who Were Not
Here Last Year, to Fill Old And New Positions.
The following is an incomplete lwt
of t hr faculty of the Shelby public
" h00l, for the coming session which
fpeas September 16th, according to
«n announcement by Supt.1. C. Grif
fin Who is at Chapel Hill summer
'"ool for the present, but who will
return to Shelby in a week or ten
7,, i,M the list appear the names of
teachers who are coming to
fill vacancies ami new positions made
necessary by the enlarged corporate
ijmi-s and the increased enrollment.
Onlv one or two vacancies have not
been filled but these are tentatively
filled. The assignment to buildings is
only tentative and some changes may
be necessary: ,
Central Elementary School.
Miss'Agnes McBrayer, Prin. and
teacher first grade, Shelby; Miss
Mary Albergotti, first grade, Blacks
burg S. C.; Miss Ettalie Moses, sec
ond grade, Turin. Ga.; Miss Bessie
Clark, third grade, Conway, S. C.;
Mrs Jessie Ramseur, fourth grade,
Shelby; Miss Christine Walker, fifth
prade, Easley, South Carolina;
Mis? Lois Rankin, sixth grade, Gas
tonia; Miss Ruby Thorn, seventh
grade. Kingstree, S. C.
Marion Elementary School.
Miss Laura Cornwell, first grade,
Shelby; Miss Mary Gidney, second
grade, Shelby; Miss Nancy Gray, sec
ond (Trade, Davidson, IN. t..; miss
Mary Griffin, third grade, Shelby;
Miss Bessie Brake, fourth grade,
Rowland. N. C.; Miss Sara Carroll,
fifth grade, York, S. C.; Miss Lucy
Hamrick, fifth grade, Shelby; Miss
Matilda Lattimore, sixth grade, Shel
by; Miss Jane Moseley, prin. and sev
enth grade, Snow Hill, N. C.
Lafayette Elementary School.
Miss Beuna Bostic, jrrin., and first
grade, Shelby; Miss Lucile Nix, first
grade, Shelby; Miss Nancy Hardy,
second grade, Chase City, Va.; Miss
Jean Knight, third grade, Honea
Path, S. C.; Miss Margaret Anthony.1
third grade, Shelby; Miss Grace Heed,
fourth grade, Saluda, N. C ; MUs
Page Godfrey, fifth grade, Cher aw, S.
C.; Mrs. Mae Connor, sixth grade,
Shelby; Mr. Harold Hamrick, seventh
F-astside Elementary School.
Miss Elizabeth Suttle, first grade,
Shelby; Miss Hannah Washburn, sec
ond and third grades, Shelb^r; Miss
Frances McBrayer, fbUrth an dfifth
grades, Shelby; Mrs. G. P. Hamrick,
principal and sixth and seventh grad
South Shelby School.
Miss Adeline Bostic, first grade,:
Shelby; Mrs. Joe Nash, first gratk'J
Shelby; Mrs. Colin Hill, first grade;;
Shelby; Mrs. Helen Morton- Beam,
second grade, Shelfcy; Miss Minnie!
Warlick, second grade, Shelby; Miss
Ruth Howie, third grade and music.
Abbeville, S. C,; Mrs. Tom Moore,
third grade, Shelby; Miss Frances
Hoyle, fourth grade, Shelby; Mrs.
Helen fasstevens, fifth grade, Shel
uy; Miss Hart Sheridan, sixth grade,
Greenwood, S. C.; Miss Selma Webb,
principal and seventh grade, Shelby;
Mr. E. A. Blanton, eighth grade, Shei
uy; Miss Sarah Warren, home eco
nomics, Gastonia, N. C.
•' H. Grigg, principal and History,
hcny; R. g Matthews, Science,
Florence, S. C.; Miss Ruth Thomas,
Hampton, S. C.; Miss Bcu
Holmes, English and History,
fairmont, N. C.; Miss Lillian Cun
ningham, French, Sanford, N. C.;
,lss 1>auline Edwards, Latin, Htn -
N' C'; Miss M»e Bussey, Eng
r ’ McC°rmick, S. C.; R. A. Morris,
tommercc Geog,, and Phy. Ed., Gas
!a; C-; W. T. Sinclair, Civics
Music, Maxton, N. C.; W. S.
oucnanan, Science, Japan; Mrs. W. J.
o,°.,'rts’ Mathematics and Latin,
1 >; Miss Alma Peeples, Mathe
South Carolina; Mrs. Erma
» ■ l on. Hrum, Commercial and
dan pt,lc’ Shelby; Miss Edna Jor
(’ • M ,e Economics, Hartsville, S.
. . Miss Mary Keller, Teacher Train
“*• Knoxville, Tenn.
^ Colored School,
ninth a,y borders, principal and
2 Shelby: A-w-Foster’
. * ^nool nrinrin!.!
q , “J t • r usicr,
eiclith ' j Pr‘nc'Pa!. seventh and
fifth ■ *:****’ Shelby; R. C. Cabiness,
fifth ’ onelt,y; «• C. Cabiness,
Blount1' .^1)1 ^ra,dcs’ Shelby; Mary
™ ’ 'bird and fourth grades.
Chari, , *, u antl fourth gr,
oii,l ’ C- Lyda Galbraith,
ond errus "i v‘ ^yua 'jsicraitn, sec
Harrls foutsville, Tenn.; Maud
"“~Ec«o‘m£ad'' 'N"*K’ N- C
Sheih, rhe, ^ew Teachers,
several W*1 Welcome cordially th(
added TT teachers who have beet
'Chool Lr\aCUltr f°r tllC neV
ladies ' Severa' of these younj.
before b fy°V^8' men have not taugh
Before h,„ ,r " ,,uve 1101 taugn
in both • 1 ! . Come wel1 prepare*
subjects l?dem'c and professional
eessful pv„8n.y them have had sue
highly r f)enence elsewhere. All nr
ficialg ofCRhThndP<1 t0 the sch°o1 01
of eu r” ,',le scnoot i
hiend them" he"5y’ who in turn com
er°us h,.^. J0 the well known and gen
t'helbj. plU1‘ty of the citizens
[ from Winthrop College and has taught
two years in the City Schools of Wil
mington. She lives in Blacksburg,
South Carolina, and her father is
Captain Albergptti, the well known
Southern Railway conductor.
Miss Christine Walker also comes
to us from Wilmington City schools,
where she has been teaching for two
years in the fifth grade. Her home
is in Easley, S. C.
Miss Lois Rankin graduated last
spring from the North Carolina Col
lege for Womenn. Her home is in
Gastonia. She has many friends al
ready in Shelby.
Miss Nancy Gray is the daughter
of Dr. C. R. Gray, Professor of Latin,
Davidson College. Miss Gray grad
uated from Winthrop College last
spring. She specializes in Public
School Music and in Primary Meth
ods. She will teach second grade and
Public School Music in other grades.
Miss Bessie Brake, quite well
known in Shelby, where she has visit
ed often, comes to us from Rowland,
N. C. She graduated from Queens
College in June of this year.
Miss Sara Carroll graduated two
years ago from Winthrop College, and
since then she has been teaching in the
city schools of Salisbury. Her home
is in York, S. C.
Miss Jean Knight has been teach
ing for two years in the Lowell
schools. She graduated from Win
throp College and her home is in
Honea Path, S. C.
Miss Page Godfrey of Cheraw, S.
C., is also a graduate of Winthrop
college and comes to us from the Low
Miss Ruth Howie, a Brenau grad
uate, and for several years a success
ful music and grade teacher in the
Abbeville schools, will teach in the
South Shelby schools.
M:ss Sara Warren, a graduate of
the North Carolina College for Wom
en, who has been teaching in the j
Wadesboro schools, comes to us from
Gastonia to teach Home Economics in
the South Shelby schools. She has
many relatives and friends in Shelby.
Mr. E. Y. Blanton, a graduate of
Morris Harvey college, who has taught
several years in Cleveland county has
been called to the faculty of the
South Shelby schools to teach Science.
Mr. R. S. Matthews of Florence, S.
C., graduated in Jung from the Uni
versity of North Carolina, specializ
ing in Science.
Mr. W. T. Sinclair, also a Univers
ity graduate, will teach in the High
school and have charge of the band
and orchestra. Mr. Sincalir has been
directing this kind of work at the
University very successfully.
Miss Ruth TTiomas of Hampton, S.
C., graduated from Winthrop College
in June, specializing in English.
Miss Beulah Holmes, a Queen’s Col
lege graduate, comes to us from Fair
mont, N. C. Miss Holmes is very tal
ented in music and quite favorably |
known in Charlotte where she often
sang in the lurger churches.
Miss Lillian Cunningham who has
many friends in Shelby, comes to us
from Sanford, N. C. She graduated
from Converse where she specialized
Miss Mae Bussey, a Winthrop Col
lege graduate, has been teaching in
the high school in McCormick, S. C.
Miss Edna Jordan of Hartsville, S.
C., graduated in June from Winthrop
College. She comes to take charge of
the Home Economics in the Central
Visit Biltmore Farm
Forest City Courier.
The county agent is planning to
take a group of farmers and farm
women to the Mountain Test farm,
at Swannanoa Thursday, August 20.
The annual picnic will be held there
and the group will have the privilege
of hearing talks from some of the
state’s ablest agricultural speakers.
Among them will be Commissioner of
Agriculture, Wm. A Graham and Miss
Jane McKinnon. Arrangements will be
made to take the crowd through the
Vanderbilt estate and Biltmore Dairy.
The trip will be made in cars, leav
ing court house in Rutherfordton
at 7 a. m. The route will be by Mar
ion and Old Fort and return by Bilt
more and Hendersonville. It is ex
pected to make the round in a day, as
that (will give ample time for the
stops on program.
All desiring to make the trip should
get in touch with County Agent F.
E. Patton or Home Agent, Miss
Gladys Perry, of Rutherfordton an 1
let them know if you contemplate
taking a group, if there will be room
in your car for others, or if you desire
a way to go.
Mrs. Betty Lee and daughter Lucy
Mae, left last Friday for Lawnuule
where Mrs. Lee is dietician «r ihe
Mo.“t every one has either ryiul
some of Rudyard Kipling'!* short
stories or poetry, or heard others
talking about them. Well, here s a
picture of the famous Englishman,
lilk hat. glasses and all.
LIFE TO TOBACCO
New York, Aug. 10.—Declaring that
the lack of whiskey is breeding a
“race of ping pong players’’ Nathan
Douchy, 91 year old champion of rum i
and tobacco, has spoken his mind,
about what the world is coming to.
Celebrating his birthday a few'1
days ago with friends at Darien,
Conn., he attributed his age to whis- ]
key and smoking. Mrs. Alida J. Gum
ming, leader of the Stamford Wom
en’s Christian Temperance union,
promptly offered to appoint a com
mittee to investigate what really i
made him live so long. She was cer
tain it was not whiskey.
Order Of Program
For Big Farm Picnic
And Pageant Friday
The big farm picnic which will
take place at Cleveland Springs
Friday August 21st expects to
draw ten thousand people from
the two Carolines. The program
begins in the afternoon. Governor
McLeod of South Carolina is to
speak at 3:30 on “A New Day in
Other speakers arc Dr. B. W.
Kilgore and Dr. Clarence Poe.
Basket picnic dinner will be
served at 0 o'clock.
The Boiling Springs commun
ity will present the tableau pa
geant beginning at 8 o'clock on an
improvised stage, decorated by the
state forester. The pageant has
been arranged by Miss Susan Lan
don and depicts different scenes
and activities in the life of a com
munity. The scenes in the pageant
are as follows:
Scene 1—The Church.
Scene 2.—The Home.
Scene 3.—The School.
Scene 4.—The Welfare Work.
Scene 5.—The Health Work.
Scene 7.—Current Events.
Seen 8.—The Farm Work.
Scene 9— The Community’s
Gifts to Carolina.
l arking at tne Picnic.
Arrangements have been made with
Captain McSwain to use a num
ber of the men of Company K.,
N. C. Guards to look after the
traffic and parking of cars at the
ccTebration and picnic on Friday.
There will be plenty of space
r.vailable and the people will have
no trouble provided they adhere
to traffic rules and regulations.
Handling the Baskets.
Arrangements have been made
to take all the baskets to the Ki
wanis room in the hotel where
they will be kept until time for
supper to be spread. This will re
lieve the ladies of considerable
worry anji it will not be necessary
for them to go all the way back
to their cars to ge£ the baskets.
Mrs. W. H. Wright, of Gainesville,
Ga., in spending some time with her
parents. Mr. amj Mrs. J. C. Greene,
of the Double SphtTi(?s community.
Mrs. D. D. Wright and son, Miles,
of Dublin, Ga., have been visiting
friends and relatives in the county for
the past few days.
Miss Clara Woods, of Chesnee, S. C., j
is visiting Miss Alpha Gettvs on
South Washington St. Miss Wood is
a niece of Mrs. L. A. Gcttys.
As the day of the Carolinas’ biggest
farm celebration draws near, the
farmers in the country surrounding
Shelby evince an ever-growing inter
est in the plans that are materializ
ing for the picnic and pageant Friday
August 21. Five weeks ago the idea
sprang into life; today it is an ac
complished fact, thanks to the hara
and tireless work of its sponsors.
Ten thousand people are expected
at this mammoth gathering, farmers
from Cleveland, Rutherford, Gaston,
Lincoln, Catawba, Polk, Burke, Meek- J
lenburg, Henderson, Rowan, and Mc
Dowell counties in North Carolina, as
well as Cherokee, Spartanburg and
York in South Carolina having ex
pressed their determination to attend.
A cordial invitation is extended to the
farmers of the two states to be pres
ent at the gigantic occasion.
This event is officially called “The
Carolinas Farm Celebration” and is
scheduled to take place in the green
carpented natural bowl lying between
the Cleveland Springs hotel and State
Highway No. 20, on the afternoon of
August 21st. Its object, as stated by
those staging the event, is to promote
better fellowship among the farmers,
to develop capable leaders in the two
states, to encourage the adoption o»
diversified farming and better mark
eting system and to boost the Pied
mont section of North and South
Carolina as the greatest agricultural
district of the United States. If the oc
casion meets with the success that is
expected, it is hoped to make this av
annual event in the life of the section.
Governor McLeod Coming.
The list of speakers alone should be
sufficient to induce any farmer to de
sert his fields for one afternoon in
order to attend this gathering. The
principal speaker, Governor Thomas G.
McLeod, of South Carolina, is a re
cognized authority on farm life, and
as he is in addition a most entertain
ing speaker, his brief address “A
New Day in Community Life,” is cer
tain to make his visit of great interest
to the farmers attending. Dr. B. W.
Kilgore, head of the school of agri
culture at State college and one of
the biggest men in the Carolinas, has
also been put on the program tor a
_h.ii '.ill. liiiiucdialiSV -Iter ti.e
nic supper, and has signified his in.
tention to be present. Other notables,
including Dr. Clarence Poe, editor or
the Progressive Farmer, and several
high state officials, have accepted in
vitations, and the roster is practically
full. Peyton McSvvain, president of the
organization that has perfected the
plans, will deliver the address of wel
come, while the speakers will be in
troduced respectively by Hon. O. Max
Gardner and Hon. Clyde R. Hoey.
The Pageant Feature.
Along with the addresses, probab.
ly the other outstanding feature of
the program is the huge pageant tc
be presented by the combined talent of
the Boiling Springs section. Literally
hundreds of people take part in this,
and various and elaborate scenes pic
ture the importance to the community
cf the school, the church, the home,
modern conveniences, good books,
magazines and newspapers. Other care
fully-worked out scenes will demon
strate the rules ■ of sanitation and
health, show how the farming
of the country is financed and explain
improved methods of accounting, and
marketing. This pageant is to be sup
plemented by open-air motion pic
tures, emphasizing still further the ac
tivities of the rural communities, and
the need for advanced farming meth
ods. Music will be furnished all
through the evening by several bands,
that have promised to be present foi
Outside of all these, however, not
the least of the attractions will be the
enormous basket picnic supper, to be
provided by the ladies of the surround
ing counties. The great majority
of them have alreadv pledged them
selves-to bring well-filled baskets, and
“No’th Ca’lina” fried chicken, ham
sandwiches, sw'eet pickles and the like
are too well known to require any
comment here. The spread more than
likely to surpass anything of the kind
ever before attempted in this part of
the country, in size as well as in enjoy
ment and good fellowship.
Remember the date—August 21st;
the place—Cleveland Springs ter
races; and the occasion—the great
est farm celebration i,. tin. history C£
Jake F. Alexander Takes Over Round
Hill Academy And Will Spend
$100,000 To Broaden Its
Hon. Jake F. Alexander of Forest
City and St. Petersburg, Fla., well
known manufacturer, banker, church
worker and philanthropist, took over
the Round Hill Academy at Union
Mills last week and will make it a
standard high school, industrial school
and a home for motherless children.
It will likely become "The Alexander
Industrial School.” He assumes nil
obligations and contracts. He will
equip it and the Baptist State Mis
sion Board will help maintain it. Mr.
Alexander plans many improvements
for the school. Hp will enlarge it and
create a plan whereby from 50 to 100
poor boys and girls can work their
way through each year. He is having
lights installed now. The churches
will have nothing more to do with it.
The school 'had an indebtedness of
$10,000 which Mr. Alexander assum
ed. He plans to‘spend not less than
$100,000 on it and possibly more and
then will endow it so it can continue.
This is one of the most important
steps in educational and philanthropic
circles that has happened in this
county within the last century.
Round Hill Academy has been a
struggling mountain Baptist school
for many years. It has always been
handicapped for lack of proper equip
ment and maintenance. It has been
supported by poor churches for the
most part Which paid a meager sum
for its support. Now it is to beconu
one of the greatest schools in the
.State with an industrial department
and a home for motherless children.
The school will continue as usual this
Basket Dinners At
Farmers Big Picnic
List of Ladies and Men Who Prom
ise to Bring Baskets of Dinner
to Picnic Next Friday.
0. F. McGill of the Co-operative
Cotton Growers association has fum,
isheel The Star the names of the fot
lowing who have promised to brittg
baskets of dinner to the big farm pic
nic which will be held at Cleveland
Springs Friday afternoon and night
Casar Section. !'
Miss Vertis Downs, Mrs. Fred Mull,
Mrs. Chas. A. Wortman, Mrs. George
Newton, Mrs. Wm. Newton, Mrs. A.
C. Blackett* Mrs. A. Jlitfmrd, Mrs.
William Robinson, Mrs.’'!A.! A.' Par
ker, ( Mrs. John 8. Hunt, Mrp. G. R.
Prficd,- Mrs. Charlie Downs, Mr*. J6hn
Ramsey, Mrs. S. M. Warlick, Mrs. Wil
son Towery, Mrs. N. H. Parker, Mr*.
Minnie Mace, Miss Annie Canipe.
The following are from the pan
handle section of Cleveland, Gaston
and Lincoln counties:
Mrs. Tom Dellinger, Mrs. Lee Del
linger, Mrs. John Beamguard, Mrs.
Cepher Beam, Mrs. Earl Beam, Mrs.
C. E. Carpenter, Miss Annie Dellinger,
Miss Sara Workman, Miss Nora Moss,
Mrs. Coit Dellinger, Mrs. Zenos Del
linger, Mrs. North Harrilson, Mrs. W.
C. Murray, Mrs. John Helton, Mrs.
Dora Helms, Mrs. Clyde Craft, Mrs.
W. C. Harrelson, Mrs. Zeb Harrelson,
Mrs. Grader Harrelson, Mrs. Clar
ence Eaker, Mrs. Hudson Craft, Mrs.
S. Harrelson, Mrs. C. A. Fisher,
Mrs. J. W. Craft jr., Mrs. Frank Beam
Mrs. L. Clay Harrelson, Mrs. Frank
Leonhardt, Mrs. Lonard Dellinger,
Mrs. D. J. Beam, Mrs. Noah Hoover.
Ava Hamrick, Mrs. Lawrence Put
man, Mrs. Bertie Hamrick, Mrs. Shipp
Falls, Mary Ormand, Mrs. C. S. Plonk,
Miss Jessie Black, Mrs. Jasper Ware,
Mrs. H. W. Gamble, Mrs. Leon Ware,
Mrs. Frank Goforth, Edna Borders,
Mrs. Longstreet Goforth, Mrs. A. H.
Patterson. Isabel Patterson, Mrs.
Wray Williamson, Mrs. DeWi*t Pat
terson, Mrs. Hunter Ware, Janette
Falls, Mary McGill, Mrs. Grady Pat
terson, Mrs. J. Bun Patterson, Mrs. A.
P. Falls, Mrs. C. P. Ware, Mrs. James
Ware, Mrs. Wr. H. Harmon, Mrs. J. P.
Blalock, Mrs. Richard Elam, Mrs. R.
Mrs. L. K. Walker of Lattimore.
Mrs. W. B. Carroll, Mrs. Raven
Craft, Mrs. W. G. Hord, Miss Zelma
Herd, Miss Mary Lou Hord, Mrs. W.
C. Whitworth, Mr. M. S. Beam.
Mrs. J. L. Jenkins, Mrs. Paul
Bridges, Mrs. A. D. Bridges, Mrs. 3.
B. Lovelace, Mrs. R. V. Green. Mrs.
Etta McSwain, Mrs. H. W. McKinney,
Mrs. H. T. Turner, Mrs. Wm. Blanton,
Mrs. J. U. Rollins, Mrs. W. W. Green,
Mrs. J. P. McSwain, Mrs. J B. Martin,
Mrs. M. M. Green.
Mrs. Edney Willis, Mrs. Dock Hart
man. Mrs. Albert Hallman, Mrs. El
lis Hallman, Mrs. Walter Hallman,
Mrs. Walter Mitchem, Mrs. F. D. Ed
wards, Mrs. J. D. Hicks, Mrs. J. L.
r ro'-< La ttupoie r'ouimuiiir,
Mr; W, . ir ■ iH1 .
Gardner To Head
Campaign For Sale
Of Red Cross Seals
,r' *'• ,l- McBrayer, Managing l)i
rector Of Tuberculosis Gets Gard
ner To Act As State
’ L; B McBrayer of Southern
mes who was in Shelby Inst week
visiting his son. Dr. Reuben McBray
er and also here on business ns the
director of the advisory board of the
Mate Tuberculosis Association, se
cured the consent of 0. Max Gardner
of this place to act as state chairman
oi the sale of Red Cross Christinas
seals th« sale of which will begin
Thanksgiving and continue until
Christmas. Dr. McBrayer who is man
aging director of the State Tubercti
losis Association found Mr Gardner
perfectly wili ng and ready to do
anything in his power to further the
•sale of seals in order that causes for
which the money is expended might
continue to help in various wavs >>n<i
**ir. uardner will begin to lay plars
at an early date to do anything he
can for the campaign. Dr. McBrayer
says that last year $52,000 was rais
ed through the sale of seals and that
he hopes to see a total of $100,000
worth sold this year.
The association will feature this
year child health educaticr in the
public schools. A rtete director of
child health education has been em
ployed and i Iso a negro woman has
been employed to work in the negro
schools with the approval of state
superintendent A. T. Allen and Dr.
f. N. Bewbold, director of negro edu
cation. The association has hereto
fore established tuberculosis clinics
and these are being largely used.
This work is now being carried on at
the state sanatorium. The association
also established public health nursing
which work was turned over to the
state when the state had sufficient
funds to carry on the work. Dr. Mc
Brayer says that last year $10,000 of
the money realized from the sale of
Red Cross seals was used in paying
for indigent patients at the state
Leading Talent Entertains With Piano
Violin and Horn. Invitation to
Shelby's most talented young mu
sicians in voice and instrument em
tertained the Kiwanis club members
at their Thursday night meeting in
the main dining room of the Cleve
land Springs hotel, furnishing an ev
ening of high class entertainment. 3.
J. Lattimore in charge of the program
gave a brief history of music from the
early days of civilization down to the
present time, after which he declar
ed that a man who has no love ftf a
horsey a dog or piusic is unworthy of
membership in the'Human race. In con
ference with the program committee
Mr. Lattimore had invited a number
of Shelby’s most gifted musicians to
furnish the program and it was but
fitting that they should give a public
performance since most of them had
been away in school and had not been
heard for some time.
The first number on the program
was a piano and horn duet by Miss
Dorothy Watts and Mr. John Hill
Watts of Austin, Texas. Miss Eugenia
Holland who has been studying in At
lanta where her reputation was so
well known that she was asked to
broadcast over the radio on several
occasions, rendered two beautiful so-,
los. Miss Mary Helen Lattimore, grad
uate of the Durham Conservatory of
Music on the piano and Mr. Getchel,
manager of Woolworth’s Shelby store
playing the violin, delighted the Kt
wanians with a couple of selections,
after which Miss Lattimore rendered
two piano solos, proving herself a
most accomplished musician. Mrs.
Neil Pharr of Charlotte who was a
guest at the hotel, rendered two vocal
selections, while J. F. Ledford, Olives
Anthony, Frank Hoey and Odus Mull
tried a quartet entitled “Shine On Me”,
their discord being a most amusing
contrast to the real talent of the ev
Dr. L. B. McBrayer who with his son
Lewis were the guests of Dr. Reuben
McBrayer urged an invitation that
Shelby Kiwanians attend the district
meeting to be held with the Kiwanis
club at Pinehurst, Southern Pines and
Miss Elizabeth Gentry, of Spar
tanburg, S. C., is visiting Miss Olive
Singleton for several days.
Mrs. Lawton Blanton, Mrs. Ivey Wil
lis, Mrs. J. C. Poteat, Mrs. J. M. Gard
ner, Mrs. F. Harrill, Mrs, Annie E.
Smith, Mrs. F. Y. Jones, Mrs. S. W.
Green, Mrs. Pender Gold, Mrs. W.
W. Humphreys, Mrs. R. M. Wilson,
Mrs. W. H. Gardner, Mrs. Alfred
Falls, Mrs. W. W. Washburn, Mrs.
Cleophus Hamrick, Mrs. Fred Wash
burn, Mrs. Tom Green, Mrs. Plato
Crowder, Mrs. R. L. Hunt, Mrs. J. D.
Brides Mr w A Crowder
NEWTON SPEJIKS AT
Descendants Of Chriatian Mauney
Hold Their Annual Reunion at
Historic Tryon Court House.
Tho descendants of Christian Maun
oy, coming principally from the coun
ties of Gaston, Cleveland and Lin
coin, gathered Thursday at the site
of the old Tryon court house between
Bessemer City and Cherryville in
their annual reunion and celebration
of the Tryon Declaration of Inde
pendence. Hie occasion was the
sescjuicentenial celebration, 150 years
having: passed since the leading set
tlers of this section of North Caro
lina west of Mecklenburg containing
what is now Gaston, Cleveland, Lin
coln and part of Catawba counties,
came together in the courthouse at
the crossroads there to declare them
selves free and independent from the
The morning meeting in the new
arbor constructed for the occasion
was to hear u sermon of thanksgiving
and inspiration by Rev. J. D. Mijun
«>* Pastor of the Mauney Memorial
Lutheran church in Hendersonville.
His keynote was in the words of
Joshua, "As for me and my
house we will serve the Lord.” He
pleaded that the whole family put
into effect the words of Joshua In
their own homes, that leaders of God
among the people might continue to
Following this the usual family
reunion feature became the center of
all attention. A long table was spread
with the country’s beat homemade
picnic dinner goods to satisfy to the
fullest the five or six hundred who
had travelled from far and near.
D. Z. Newton Speaks.
The afternoon speaker was Hon. D.
Z. Newton, of Shelby. "The most sa
cred ties of religion, honor and love,
to our country,” as expressed in the
words of the Tryon Declaration of
Independence, was the theme of his
address. He read the declaration
signed by the safety committee in
Tryon county signed on the 14th day
of August, 1775, less than three
months after the Madtianburg Dec
laration. He pointed out that we must
hold fast to those principles on which
the nation was founded and has pros
pered, that we must hold fast to the
faith of our fathers and have the
same honor and love for our country
which led these forefathers to resist
force by force in defense of our na
tural freedom*, and constitutional
A large marble slab has been erect-)
ed there by the descendants of Christ
tian Mauney. On one side is a bronze
plate pointing out this as the: "Home
of Christian Mauney, Pioneer and Pai
triarch 1779; Site of Tryon Court
house 1774 to 1783; Camp of Lord
Cornwallis and British Atmy, January
23, 1781.” On the otfmr side is ]an
other plate presented nSfcwattiiu. Goh
Frederick Hambright chapter of the
Daughters of the Revolution bearing
the names of the signers of the Try
on Declaration of Independence.
Chain Gang Beautifies
County Jail Grounds
The yard and premises at the
county jail have been improved and
beautified by the chain gang force,
through the courtesy of the No. 6
highway commissioners. Some weeks
ago the handsome new $80,000 jail
was completed and for the past week
the chain gang force of 40 men has
been clearing away the debris, grad
ing and beautifying the yard, making
the outside appearance of the jail
one of the most inviting and attract
ive places in town. As a matter of
fact the new jail must have had al
ready some attraction to law break
ers for the chain gang force now num
bers 40, the largest number since
Capt. Eddleman was foreman of road
construction in the township. The
commissioners are keeping them
busy, however, and they are doing
some very effective work. The size of
the force will be reduced within the
next week or ten days as many sen
tences will have been finished.
Watts Family Enjoy
Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Watts and their
son and daughter, John Hill and Dor
othy Watts left Monday for their
home in Austin, Texas, after spending
three delightful weeks with Dr.
Watts’ sister, Mrs. O. M. Suttle. They
left by motor via Atlanta, Birming
ham, Jackson, Miss.,' and Shreveport,
La., expecting to make the return
trip home of 1,600 miles in six days.
While here the Watts received many
social courtesies and they were de
lighted with the cordiality and hos
pitality of Shelby people, so much so
that they declined a trip to Washing
ton, D. C., knowing that they could
have a better time in Shelby than in
Washington. They expect to return to
Shelby next summer. John Hill Watts
and Miss Dorothy Watt.s »r**