CLEVELAND COUNTY LEADS ALL COUNTIES IN AMERICA IN LIGHTENING FARM LABOR WITH ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRIC LIGHTS.
0( This Paper 13 Gre*tet
Than The Population Given
Shelby in The 1920 Cenan.
RELIABLE HOME PAPER
Of Shelby And The State's
Fertile Fanning Section,
Modem Job Department,
XXXIII, No. 66
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 1925.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
'] i EXPECTED TO HID 8!G
. FIRM GIIRERING III SUELRyTIM
Governor McLeod, Dr. B. W. Kilgore, U. B.
Blalock And Dr. Clarence Poe Are Here
Ready For The Big Event. Program In Af
ternoon And Night.
Ten thousand people are expected
h Shelby this Friday afternoon to at
, the farm picnic held under the
auspices of N. C. Cotton Growers as
at Cleveland Springs park.
The four speakers on the program
arrived in Shelby Tuesday afternoon
and are ready for the big event, com
ine jn advance in order that they
miirht meet some of the people and see
tnniething of Cleveland, the much
heralded "banner agricultural county
Pf Morth Carolina”. Governor McLeod
speaks Friday afternoon at 3:30 aft
er he has been introduced by Ex
Lieutenant Governor O. Max Gard
ner Dr. B. W. Kilgore of the state
department of agriculture speaks in
the evening at 7:30. He will be intro- ,
dared bv lion. Clyde R. Hoey.
Mr, v. V. Blalock, general mana
ger of the North Carolina Cotton
Growers association, arrived yester
daymorning and in company with Mr.
Georee Blanton, district director of
the N. C. Cotton Growers association,
visited the textile plants of Shelby. |
Mr. Blalock makes a talk in the court 1
house Friday morning to the group
leaders of the county.
Dr. Clarence Poe, editor of the Pro
gressive Farmer will also speak in
the evening at Cleveland Springs. He
will be introduced by Hon. Peyton Mc
i nc rageani.
Everything is set for the beauti
ful pageant which will be presented
Friday evening at Cleveland Springs
by the Boiling Springs community
under the direction of Miss Susan
Landon. The stage has been com.
pleted in the beautiful ampitheatre
and those of the Boiling Springs com
munity who are to take part in this
event, the like of which has never been
presented before in North Carolina,
practised on two occasions. The pic
ture machine, loaned by the state for
this occasion, is being operated by Mr.
E, A. Rudasill, while the slides to il
lustrate the various phases of rural
community and to introduce the
scenes in the pageant were loaned by
a New York concern. Mr. Holrrtes,
state forester, arrived in Shelby yes
terday to put the final touches on th$
stage where the pageant will bp pre
sented. The stage has been decorat
ed with palmettos and long leaf pine
boughs and presents a beautiful rus
:ic scene in the "Teen cove at Clove-!
The Basket Dinner.
Between 500 and 1,000 farm women
nave sipenifieri their intention of
wringing baskets of dinner for the
picnic supper to be served at 0 o’clock
from long tables in the beautifully
shaded prove. Those who intend to
bring baskets are asked to deposit
them in the Kiwanis dining hall at
the hotel. Several men will be present
to receive and mark them, so the
owners can call when the proper tinm
comes, get their baskets and servo
the meal in picnic style.
The Parking Problem.
With such a crowd coming as is
expected to be present, every safe- i
guards is made for the systematic
parking of automobiles. Capt. Peyton
McSwain of Company K, National
Guards, has promised to have a num
ber of uniformed men present to see
that the automobiles are parked with,
out confusion and that the avenues of
travel are kept open.
Aviation and Dancing.
Aviator Sid Molloy, ofthe Lonoir
Aerial Co., who has been taking up
passengers here for the past few days,
has decided to stay over the week-end
and regale the crowds at the picnii.
grounds with an exhibition of trick
flying. Molloy, during the past few
days, has made many flights over thu
city in his aluminum-finished new
model Waco plane, and is continual
ly doing something new. People here
consequently are expecting him still
further to show his complete mastery
of the air Friday.
Another added attraction is the
dance tobe given at Cleveland Spring*
hotel the night of the picnic. Every
body that can shake the lightsome
foot expects to be there. The music is
to be furnished by the Alabama Mel
ody Kings, an organization that has
been playing at the hotel during the
past summer, and if plans now under
consideration are consummated, the
first partof the dance will be convert
ed into an old-fashioned street dance,
to be held on the concrete immedi
ately in front of the hotel porch. The
dance has ben widely advertised all
over the western part of North and
South Carolina, and a record attehd
ance is expected.
SOLD TO TIMS
T. L. and Leslie Taylor Will Manu
facture Ice Cream. Buy Modem
Machinery and to Build Plant.
J L. Taylor and son Leslie Taylor
of Rutherfordton on yesterday pur
chased controlling interest in the Shel
by Ice and Fuel company on West Ma- I
non street from C. C. Blanton. Earl
Hamrick, C. B. Suttle sr., and the M.
Putnam estate, the said plant having
been operated here for a number of
years, being the first ice plant to open
m Shelby. For the past few months
'be Shelby Ice and Fuel company has (
ecu operating under a charter from
•be corporation commission, Raleigh.
Purchase price was not given out. Mr.!
Leslie I aylor assumes management i
"'no plant at once and It Is learned
at bhe plant will continue under th<
same narne as heretofore, dealing in
irt.vior wno was seen yesterday
® that he expects to add an ice
fffam plant at once. An order has al
> been placed for modern mach
(ri for manufacture of ice cream i
n' mid' products. The ice creoYn de- i
* have a daily capacity of j
tv, „^a"'ms which will be Icno-wn as
Rlue Ridge Ice Cream.” In ad
lnn to 'ce cream this plant will also •
sherberts and fruit sal '}
a j aiiu huh ?><*!
sivoia l°^ wb'cb will be sold exten
«i j t"rouSh the dealers in Clev
hri L. rmn‘y- ^ modern two-story
i. gliding will be erected to
T th(‘ ice. cream department.
1 e*tahlishment of this plant in
countV *'rst °* 'ts kind >n the
the .\' Wl * !1iahe a large market for
farme 60 and butter fat by the !
fortui'v ^r' Taylor fee*s that he is
Clevei'1 I ln ,securing a location in
of the i wb*cb 's regarded as one
in vn t?r,5est dairy Products counties
*--• h Carolina and that he will ex
Perio- ”™u» ana l
amniJ1 no. difficulty in getting an
atnnl„ . in getting an
Mr milk and butter fat.
and Taylor formerly owned
invate^he J- L‘ Taylor Lumber
favorablv L Sbelby and is well ana
known here. He and his son
1 Prcia Fr,m i „ % ,
Water Famine Is
Causing Some Alarm
Supply is Ample in Shelby for Pres
ent, but Southern Power Com
pany May Have To Curtail.
Mayor A. P. Weathers received a
letter yesterday from the Southern j
Power company citing the fact that
the water is running so low in the
streams where hydro-electric power
is generated that a curtailment
will have to be enforced un
less rain comes in a few days.
The county of Cleveland has
been placed in zone 4 and if curtail
ment of power is necessary, it may
cause the mills in this county that de
pend on Southern power to shut down
one day each week until the situation
is relieved. All of the steam plants
of the Southern Power company arc
running at capacity burning over 1,
500 tons of coal a week to supplement j
the water-generated power.
Shelby's water supply is saiu 1,0 .
ample for the present. The river is |
low and it has become necessary to
turn the small stream so that all of
it will reach the in-take at the pump
station, hence Mayor Weathers thinks
the supply will be ample.
Water in the wells of the county is
low and at times the water in the
deep well on the court square becomes
The situation in the mountains is
much worse. A Shelby traveling man
coming from Asheville this week says
one of the largest hotels allows only
a half glass of water to guests at
meal time and that bath tubs are for
bidden. The washing of cars and wa
tering of lawns has been suspended
for some time.
Back at Bryson City Judge Webb
had to wash his face in the same wa
ter and at Burnsville George Hoyle
says electric light current was turned
off at 9 o’clock, the water being so
low in the stream where the power is
generated. An eighty year old citizen
of Burnsville told Mr. Hoyle he had
never seen the mountain streams, as
low in all his life.
Central Methodist Church.
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m.
Make your plans to attend.
Preaching at 11 a. m., and S p m.,
by the pastor.
All who can are most cordially In*
iled to 1'.v h i ith .i.'. ___
Promoters Of Farm
Picnic Here Today
MISS SUSAN LANDON.
Miss Landon is community worker
for the Cotton Growers association
and has directed the staging of the
lig pageant which will be presented at
the farm picnic at Cleveland Spring
MR. FORREST McGILL.
Mr. McGill is field representative
of the Cotton Growers association and
is largely responsible for the promo
tion of the farm picnic and celebra
tion at Cleveland Springs Friday after
noon and night.
J. M. Cook Buried
At St, Paul Church
Confederate Veteran and Charter
Member of St. Paul Dies at the
Age of 78 Year's.
Mr. James Madison Cook, chartei
member and one of the first deacons
of the St. Paul Baptist church died
four miles east of Casar Saturday Au
gust 8th and was buried Sunday Au
gust Oth at St. Paul, the funeral be
ing conducted by Rev. Mr. Wesson of
Lincoln county in the presence of lr
800 people who came to pay their last
respects to his noble life. Mr. Cook
was born in Cleveland county June Is*,
1817. He entered the war in 1861 with
tlie 17-year-old obys, joining Capt.
James Well’s company and was a
faithful soldier. After the war ho
came home- and was married at the
age of years to Miss Jane Gladden
in 1870. He professed faith and join
ed the church at the age of 19 and
later became a charter member and
deacon of St. Paul Baptist church of
which he was a most ardent and
worthy member, doing great work for
Mr. Cook is survived by his wife
and four children, Laura Smith,. Frank
Cook, Alice Crotts and Ellie Bitch, to
gether with 22 grand children and 28
great grand-children. A. P .B.
Lothern Church of the Ascension.
On Sunday, August 23, Preaching
services will be held in the morning
only, at 11 o’clock. There will be no
service at night because of the Sum
mer School for Church Workers of the
Evangelical Luthern synod of North
Carolina, being held at Lenoir-Ithyno
college, Hickory, in which the pastor
is teaching a class in home missions.
Every member is especially urged
to be present for this service, at which
time some announcements of special
interest will be made. Visitors will
surely experience a friendly feeling
while worshipping With us, and are
“MEN AND WOMEN”, Wm. De
Mille production coming to the Prin
cess theatre Friday. No finer story of
human love, frailty and courage could
have been chosen by Wm. DeMille for
the screen than this well-known Belas
co stage success. It is an unusually
appealing story, and is told in a high
ly entertaining fashion. It has somei
thing in it for every one—humor, pa
thos, gorgeous gowns, beautiful set
tings and all the rest. Richard Dix,
Paramount’s newest star was selected
to play the leading role in this won
derfuly fascinating picture. An all star
•ast At the cool theatre. Prince.*
GAFFNEY. AGE 63
Veteran Saddle And Harness Maker.
Native Of Cleveland. Was Buried
At Balm Tree Church.
Gaffney, S. C., Aug. 17.—Welling
ton D. Short, 63-year-old saddle mak
er, died at his home here on North
Logan street Sunday morning. He
suffered a partial stroke of paralysis
about six weeks previously, ami never
recovered. Mr. Short was a native of
Shelby, N. C., but had been living in
Gaffney nine years, having come to
this city from Hickory, N. C.
Funeral services were conducted
yesterday afternoon at the Palm
Tree Methodist church, near Lawn
dale, N. C., by the Rev. A. L. Stan
ford, of Shelby, assisted by the Rev.
Mr. Green, pastor of the Palm Tree
church. The pall bearers were W. F.
Smith, Jay Sarratt, W. H. t*erry, Vir
gil Smith, C. C. Grefen and L. C. 'War
moth, all of Gaffney, P. S. Courtney,
funeral director, was in charge.
Mr. Short is survived by his wid
ow, who before marriage was Miss
Martha Crowder, of Lawndale, and
the following children: W. Ray Short,
of Gaffney; Mrs. W. M. Shuford,
Morganton, Solon F. Short, Belleaire,
Long Island, N. Y.; Clyde Short, Shel
by; Miss Olivia Short, Petersburg,
Va.; and Dargan Ware Short. Two
brothers, R. L. Short, of Roanoke, Va.;
and Joseph Short, of Bessemer City;
and two sisters, Miss Maggie Short,
of Roanoke, Va., and Mrs. Robert
Gardner, of Bessemer City, also sur
mr. onun, wnu was one oi utc icw ,
surviving old-time saddle makers, was
in charge of the harness shop of the
Smith Hardware Company. He enter
ed the business when he was 17 years
old, and had never changed his occu
pation with the exception of 7 or 8
years just previous to the time he
came to Gaffney spent as a traveling
salesman handling harness and sup
Born January 14th, 1862, in Clev
land county, Mr. Short married De
cember 21st, 1885, and joined El
liott’s Methodist church at about the
same time. When he came to Gaff
ney in 1910 he transferred his mem
bership to the Buford Street Metho
dist church here.
Five Injured When
Two Cars Collide
Three persons were badly injured
and two others received minor cutr
and bruises when twd cars , collided
Thursday afternoon, neaf the fMa*
Wilosn home on. the Buffalo highway
Beth cars were baclljl damaged. Miss
Loi-s. Kendrick of Cherryville facial
cuts and several minor injuries: Ce
cil Robinson, of Charlotte, badly in- j
jured arm; arid S. W. McDaniel of1
Spartanburg, S. C., fractured arm and
chest injuries. Others in the car, Miss
Annie Will Kendrick, and Roy Mc
Dowell, both of Cherryville received
minor cuts and bruises, but it was
found necessary to take the above
three to the hospital.
As far as could be determined from
the meager accounts of the wreck,
Misses Lois and Annie Kendrick with
Cecil Robinson and Roy McDowell had
been visiting in Shelby for the after
noon, and were returning to their
home in Cherryville in a Hudson se*
dan belonging to L. C. McDowell,
father of the McDowell boy, who was
driving. About three miles out of Shel
by, where the dirt highway passes
through aclump of woods, the party
met a Maxwell sedan driven by Mr.
M Daniel. Both cars were running at
a fast rate of speed and they met head
on. The impact w’as terrific complete
ly demonishing the Maxwell and Dadly
wrecking the Hudson._either car
was insured, if reports are reliable,
and it will be impossible to repair
damage. It was a queer trick of fate
that in the very midst of the wrecks
age, the rlash-clock of the Hudson
should still be running.
To Close Sundays
For some time there has been con
siderable agitation in Shelby concern
ing the closing of gas stations on Sun
day. Tuesday afternoon the managers
of the several filling stations in town
all signed an agreement not to stay
open on Sunday, and as a consequence
no gas will be sold in the corporate
limits of Shelby on the Sabbath, be
ginning Sunday August 22.
Those signing the agreement are as
follows: Carolina Motor Inn, Ideal
Service Station, Drive-in Filling Sta
tion, Whiteway Filling station. Three
Points Station, Cleveland Motor Co.,
Hawkins Brothers, Doggett Brothers,
Belmont Filling Station, Hoey Moto*
Co., Clarence Spangler, B. B. Higgins
Motor Co., and Chas. L. Eskridge. All
patrons are asked, through the adver
tising columns of The Star, tc buy
their gas Saturday.
And it's uauiral that »j.t ji j.u:i '
hing: ieti.j \mc'or.-. "
Man Wh Assaulted
Fred Nice Leaves Cherokee County
Chain Lang. Wan A Trust And
Walked Away Sunday.
Gaffney, Aug. 15.*—Fred Rice, white
trusty, walked away from the Chero
kee county ehaingung camp on the
Old Post road Sunday afternoon be
tween .‘I and 4 o’clock. Supervisor K.
Wright Jolly yesterday offered a re
ward of $50 for the capture of t ie
Rice had served about eight, of a
14 months sentence imposed at the
November term of court last year for
his part in the assault committed on
State Senator Sam (' Lattlmore, of
Shelby, N. e., at Thickety about two
years ago following an automobile
collision on the highway.
Perry Rice, brother of Fred, and
Dock Blackwell, each received sen
tences of 12 months in connection
with the affair. These two appeared
for trial while Fred failed to show up.
The latter was tried >n his absence
and a sealed sentence handed down at
the time was opened several weeks
later when he was taken into custody.
Senator Lattimore was severely
handled in the encounter and was con
fined to the City Hospital here sev
eral days recovering from the effects
of his injuries.
Fred Rice makes the sixth Chero
kee county convict to escape from
the gang within less than two months.
Five of the fugitives are white and
one is a negro. The latter, it was said,
was given permission to spend the
week end “in town” and failed to re
turn. None has been apprehended.
No Extension South
Of P. & N. Electric
From Shelby comes the news that
officials of the Piedmont and North
ern railway at present have no in
tention of extending this road south
of Gastonia. A spokesman for Shelby
interests told a civic club there a few’
days ago that discussion of a south
ern extension to bridge the present
gap in the line is merely talk.
This leaves Charlotte, Concord, Sal
isbury, Lexington, Winston-Salem and
other points in this section with an
open road to James B. Duke with their
Invitation for him to extend the road
from Charlotte to Winston-Salem. No
other proposal that would require
heavy financing stands in the way
of making the extension through this
’territory where freght is' much ngore
plentiful than between Gastonia and
Our folks up this way are convinced
that there is serious jnterttion behind
the propqaed northward extension.
This belief is based on the statements
of ex,-(»ovjetlnor Morrison, who is lead
ing'the organised effort to convince
Mr. Duke that He can make this move
Hafely, upon their knowledge rf the
assets and possibilities of this section
and upon the further fact that pre
liminary surveys are actually being
Word is now awaited as to when Mr.
Duke will consent to receive the com
mittees bringing from all this terri
tory pledges of co-operation and ac
tive support. The committee named to
arrange this meeting is expected to
i have an interesting announcement to
Town To Issue Bond
In Sum Of $200,000
At a called meeting of the mayor
and board of aldermen a few days
ago, an ordinance was passed authorla
ing the issuance of water words bonds
in the sum of $200,000 for the purpose
of extending the water system. Most
of this money will be spent on a new
water filter plant which has been bad-,
ly needed.for some years and which
has been under consideration for some
time. Recently the city engaged en
gineers to work out plans for the new
pump station which will be several
times larger than the present station
in order to furnish a sufficient sup
ply of water. Some of this money will
be used to pay for-water mains and
sewer lines and septic tank, contract
for the septic tank to be let on Tues
day of next week. This money will also
care for water and sewer extension
contracts let by the former adminis
tration in the Freedman section,
around the Shelby Cloth mill and in
the Flat Rock section. Surveys are be
ing made for extension in South Shel
by which will be paid for out of tha
$200,000 bond issue. Just when the
bonds will be sold, will be determined
Methodist Protestant Church.
Services for Sunday, August 23.
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship at 11 o’clock, with
sermon by the pastor. Special music
at this service.
Christian Endeavor meeting at 6:30
Preaching by the pastor at 7:4b p
m. The hour for this service has been
changed from 8 o’clock to 7:45 o’clock
fcJveryunc is cordially Invit d io Jt
en 1 ’l! oi u.t ■ ■ v. ..
Baptists of Kings Mountain Associa
tion Hold Annual Meeting litre
First Sunday in October.
The Kings Mountain Baptist asso
ciation meets with the First Baptist
church of Shelby Wednesday and
Thursday before the first Sunday in
October. The church letter blanks have
been sent to the clerks of the 42
churches in the association. It is hop,
ed that all the questions in the blank
will be answered in full as the ata*
tisties of all the churches in the
Southern Baptist convention will he
gathered from the church letters this
year and compiled as the official data
of Baptists for the next ten years.
It is also requested that the letters
be filled in just as soon as the fiscal
year of the church closes and mailed
to the associational clerk in order that
he may gather data on this year’s
work for use in the association. This
cannot be done unless the church let.
tors reach the associational clerk at
least a week before the meeting of
The program for this session Is
ably manned and it is expected that a
great meeting will Vie bad. Below is
Order of Business Wednesday.
10 a. m.~Devotional services and
10:00 a. m.—Introductory sermon
by Rush Padgett.
11:15 a. m.—Biblical Recorder—D.
11:35 a. m.—Sunday schools—G. P.
12:05 p. m.—Miscellaneous.
1:30 p. m.—State missions—W. G.
2:00 p. m.—Home Missions—Rush
2:30 p. m.—Foreign missions—H. V.
3:15 p. m—Church Finance—J.
3:35 p. m.—Miscellaneous.
7:15 p. m.—B. Y. P. U— H. E .Wal
drop. 7:45 p. m.—Doctrinal Bermon—
H. V, Tanner.
9:30 a. m.—Devotional service.
9:45 a. m.—Woman’s work—Mrs.
10:15 a. m.—Education—C. J. Black.
11:00 a. m.—Boiling Springs high
1:30 p. m.—Orphanage—J. R. Green
j 2:10 p. m.—Temperance and public
morals—A. E. Bettis. > 1
2:46 p. m.—Obituaries—J. M. Good*
3:00 p. m.—Time, place, finance
treasurers report, miscellaneous busi
A. L. Richards Is
New Police Chief
Mr. A. L. Richards, until recently
on the police force of Mount Holly,
arrived here last Friday to assume
his duties as chief of police, to which
he had recently been elected. He
succeeds Mr. Gordon Wall, who has
been chief for the past two years. Mr.
Wall has accepted a position in Phila
delphia, leaving yesterday afternoon
for his new work.
Mr. Richard comes with highest
recommendations and it is expected
that he will make a clean, high-type
officer. He had made a fine record
for law enforcement in Mount Holly.
With the selection of a new chief
the entire police force, with the ex
ception of Mr. John Berry, night po
liceman, has been recently changed,
Mr. W. T. Brittain succeeding Mr. V.
V. Hallman as special officer at the
station and Mr. B. R. Hennessee tak
ing the place of Mr. J. E. Williams
as “speed cop.’’
Mr. B. N. Duke Gives
$25,000 To Davenport
This week from president C. L.
Hornaday comes the announcement
that Davenport college is the recipient
of another gift of $25,000. This sec
ond addition to the endowment of the
ollege comes through the beneficence
of Benjamin N. Duke of New York.
Thus the endowment with the $26,000
added last month by Mr. Duke is in
creased to $200,000.
The host of alumnae and friends of
the college will rejoice at the recent
gifts of Mr. Duke, amounting to $50,
000 and the increased facilities that
will add to the great work of Daven
The Texas Bearcat td be at Princess
Theatre Monday—Bob Custer, the hu
man whizz-bank of speed will be the
attraction at the Princess theatre Mon
day. He will bring to us his latest and
most exciting picture, “THE TEXAS
BEAR-CAT.” See him spin across the
desert plains—watch him riot- in the
face of death. See him rescue—but see
it for yourself, a picture packed to the
hilt n-ith thvillc snd actio?'. ‘j
Severn! Farmers Are Reported to b«
Picking Cotton in the County. Soil
Dry 13 Feet Underground.
Speaking of the hot weather, cot
ton is opening earlier than usual In
Cleveland and it may be that the first
bale of the season will be ginned this
week. Val Palmer who lives on the
Charlie Young place was picking from
his field west of Shelby this week and
it is reported that Joe Wesson and
Dargan CJrigg of the Sharon com
munity may be on the market with
new bales the last of the week. One
prominent farmer stated this week
that he expected many of the gins to
be running by the firstof September
and he also ventured that with a late
fall and proper seasons that the
blooms now on the stalk will muture.
J. N. Dellinger says he remembers
handling new cotton money the 20th
of August a number of years ago. He
remembers distinctly that John Weatli
ers sold u bale and paid an account
on the 20th of August, a number of
years ago. Speaking of the dry weath
er Mr. Dellinger is building a new
home on the Ware property, West
Graham street; back in June When he
started to break ground for the foun
dation he expected to have to cut the
grass with a mowing scythe but the
grass was so dead he touched it off
with u flaming match and removed it
Cotton is wilting worse in the lower
section of Cleveland than in the up
per part. From a few miles above
Shelby to the South Carolina line, cot
ton is suffering terribly. The leaves
are wilting and squares falling off.
Garden truck, corn and other crops
are beyond redemption, but that sec
tion along highway JNo. 18 from Falls
ton, Beams Mill to Toluca is faring
very well so far. Ten days ago a heavy
rain and wind storm visited that sec
tion and the ground has plenty of
moisture, but the com was blown to
the ground, according to Mr. Forrest
Eskridge who had his Sunday school
class of boys on an outing at Carpen
ters Knob Tuesday and Wednesday.
The ground seems to be almost free
from moisture to a depth of 15 Met or
more. Out on West Marion street
where a force of hands is excavating
for the new wholesale grocery build
ing, the soil is dry and dusty. Tfie
safne thing is true down on S. LaFay
ottc street where Dr. RoyBter is ex
cavating for his new store rooms, al
though it is not quite as di*y as the A.
Blanton building site.
Mr. Thompson of the Shelby Elec
tric company has rigged up an elec
tric fan for motorists during this hot
weather. He has installed in a num
ber of car a little electric fan whicH
drives from the battery of the car and
it makes a cooling beeze, especially
enjoyable wtveA j^ie car is standing
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First Bale Of Cotton
Sold By C. S. Young
Cleveland county’s first bale of new
crop cotton was produced on the Char
lie Young farm on the southwestern
edge of Shelby by Vol Palmer and was
sold this week to J. J. McMurry and
Sons at 25 cents per pound, a premi
um of two cents being paid because
it was the first sale. The bale weighed
501 pounds and the staple pulled 15-16
of an inch. Mr. Young says that the
later cotton will pull an even better
staple. He planted the Cleveland Big
pedigreed seed. Eleven hands were
picking in the fields again yesterday
and he expects to have another bale
ginned this week. The bale was ginned
by the Shelby oil mill and Captain .
Jenkins says is the earliest he has
ginned since the oil mill gin was put
National Banana Day
In Shelby Saturday
Saturday August 22nd is National
Banana day and the Carolina Fruit
and Produce company which whole
sales bananas to local dealers
throughout this county has reduced
the price to the dealers who in turn
will make special inducements to pur
chasers on this day. The purpose of
this day is to offer this fine tropical
fruit at special prices in order to bet
ter acquaint the public with the value
of this fruit. Be sure they are ripe.
Bananas attain their maxium of fla
vor, digestibility and nourishment
when brown spots appear on the skin.
They will be sold cheaply by all deal
ers on National Banana day, Saturday
of this week.
BUY YOUR CITY LICENSE!
Every person who lives in the city
limits of Shelby must have displayed
on his car or truck a city license tag
and to operate same without a num
ber is a violation of the law. All per
sons who have not secured their license
tag must call at once and secure same,
as all are now past due.
B. O HAMRICK.