CLEVELAND CUUN I Y LbAUS ALL COUNTIES IN AMERICA IN LIGHTENING FARM LABOR WITH ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRIC LIGHTS.
reliable home paper
Of Shelby And The State's
fertile Farming Section,
1925 Census __8,854
Where Industry Joins With
Climate In A Call For You. .
_ XXXIII, No. 71
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 8, 1925.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
SHELBY'S POPULATION BY NEW CENSUS IS 8,854
Population Has Doubled In
Short Period Of 5 Years
Mnr<* People Here Than Lived in No. 6 In 1920.
m Increase In Five Years
From 3,609 in 1920 to a population of 8,854
in 1925—that’s the official history of the re
markable progress Shelby has made during re
Citizens were expecting an increase and al
though some were optimistic enough to hope for
10,000, the majority of the estimates fell below
8,000 and around the 7,000 mark.
The census taking under the direc
tion of J. T. Nicholas, census expert
of the department of Commerce, was
completed and the preliminary figure! j
given out Friday afternoon. The off;- j
da! count of the population of Greatei
Shelby was made at the request of the
municipal government, the Kiwanis
dub and business interests of the city.
A Wonder Growth.
North Carolina has made wonderfu*
propress in recent years but it is
doubtful if there is more progressive
nample anywhere in the state than
Shelby. Doubling in population in five
year? the town moves from the little
| town class into that of the small city
Some Official Figures.
Of the total population of 8,854,
',358 are white and 1,496 colored. Ot
the white population 3,696 are malt
ud 3.662 female, a difference of only j
34. Of the negro population 676 arc
males and 820 females, there being
144 more females than males.
The School Children.
There are in Shelby 2,808 children
between the ages of 6 and 21—2,328
white and 480 colored. Of the white
children 1,158 are males and 1,170
females. Of the colored 215 are males
and 265 females.
With the school teachers in this fait'
and the many children that attend
school here the population, unofficial,
will easily run over 9,000.
Increase Figures Shown.
In 1920, five years ago, the official
population of Shelby was 3,609. And
the increase in five years is double I
plus 1,636 people. In 1914} there weru'
only 3,127 people living in Shelby, and
in 1900 only 1,874, an increase of,
nearly 7,000 in 25 years, the increase !
koinj more than many estimated the
With a growth during the next five
years more conservative than the last,
five years, Shelby by 1930 should have
between 12,000 and 15,000 people.
Passes the Township.
In 1920, at the time of the last con
ms. there were only 8,409 people liv.
** in N'o. 6 township. Now +herc are
J}® People more than that living in
The extension of the city limits sev
*^1 months ago helped increase the ol
figures. A bill was passed at the |
tt«nt session of the general assembly
f Judge B. T. Falls authorizing ex.
*8sion with out a vote. It is estimat
,that between 2,000 and 3,000 peo
( *ere brought in by the extenston
me limits, the city boundaries be
>.e that time reaching only a short
Wance from the court square,
may be possible at a later date
urnish a more detailed list ot j
JWr<?s showing the population bj
Assisting Mr. Nicholas in the work
ro. I.eo L. Freeman, J. McMurry.
h, ' W»y. Marvin Blanton, D. V,'.
miner, T. P, Jenks, Mrs. C. S. New
u D®vidson and J. L. Smith.
h»y for Rain At
^jngs Mountain, Sept. 6.—The
«nd!f water *n Kings Mount*
w . 0 best quality, but the ma
«roJr*the seriousness of t
the eour>try at large, a
7f»*mg the place and efficien
t, ayer as set forth in the Seri
for a a1Sh^e<^ a ca^ uP<>n the peoj
li«f: service of prayer for l
his call *S *merSfency. In response
the cK, S?ch services were held in i
nhes of this community.
Be»m of Washington,
llrs 0 ns b°me today after a visit
uaear Paimer and Misses Kr
id., ■■ raimer anc
,lcr mother \v
>ad u: ash week in Rutherford coun
iis,,", Beam c»™e down with t
Haymon Holland, son of Mr.
Elijah Holland, rural mail carrier
of the Sharon section, was sud
denly killed about 10:30 o’clock
Monday morning- at Gastonia
when he came in contact with a
high tension electric wire. Young
Holland, known to many friends
in the county as ’Whitey” was
employed by the Southern Power
company ar,d was between 18 and
20 years of age. Exact details of
the accidental electrocution had
not been learned Monday after- !
His father was attending the
mail carriers’ convention at Boil
ing Springs when he heard o fthe
tragedy and immediately felt for
Gastonia. It is thought that the
funeral services will probably be
G. M. Cox and Sister
Injured In Crash j
Local Druggist, Sister and Brother-in.
La#, In Auto Collision in
Mr. Garnett M. Cox, of the Riviera
Drug company, and his sister, Miss
Bessie Cox, of Lowell, and a brother, i
in-law, Mr. Thompson, were injured
Sunday morning when their car and
a big Hudson driven by a negro collid
ed on a curve in the town of Candor, '
in eastern Carolina.
Miss Cox was the most severely in
jured, receiving cuts and bruises about
the neck and head. She was uncon- |
scious for some time following the
head-on crash of the Buick roadster
and the Hudson. Mr. Cox and Mr
Thompson received painful bruises and
slight cuts about the chest and arms
Mr. Cox and his relatives were er.
route to visit Mr. Thompson’s wife, :»
sister of Mr. Cox, who is undergoing
treatment at Sanatorium. The collis
ion took place as they were passing
through Candor, which is between
Troy and Southern Pines. The negroes
in the other car also received numer
ous cuts and bruises. Both cars were
Dr. E. A. Houser and Messrs. R. Z.
Riviere, Graham Dellinger and Ever
ett Houser left Shelby for Candor
soon after hearing of the collision. Mr
Cox accompanied them back to Shel
by and his sister and brother-in-law
were able to return to Lowell. Miss
Cox was the more severely injured, but
her condition is not considered serious
it is said.
Starts With Highs
Coach “Casey” Morris arrived her*,
this week from his home at Gastonia
and immediately issued a call for can
didates for his hiarh school eleven
Practice begins with a light workout
Tuesday and will continue each after,
noon through the week. All high school
boys, who intend to go out for foot*
ball, are asked to be at the park regu- ;
larly each afternoon.
Prospects for the eleven are nont,
too bright. Practically the entire first
team is gone and the majority of tlu 1
scrub eleven, which leaves Coach
Morris with only a fe v,-experienced
gridders with which to build an on- -
tirely new team. The scrub team from
which new elevens are usually con j
structed is a nonentity at the local
school, most of the scrubs graduating
with the regulars last year. However,
Shelby’s records last season were made
by a team that looked hopeless to
star with and local fans hold the opin
ion now that “Casey” can build some
thing from almost: nothing. At tli':
li«*' th f h a ijt* - A
America’s Pride Wrecked in Storm
Demolished Craft Carries Com
mander and Others to Death.
Caldwell, Ohio, Sept. 3.—America’?
pride of the air, the Shenandoah, lies
scattered about the rugged hills oi
southeastern Ohio, broken and twist
ed—only a memory.
In her plunge to earth during the.
early morning hours Thursday r.hc
carried to their deaths her commander
Commander Zachary Lansdowne, of
Greenville, Ohio, and 13 other off!
cers and enlisted men of her crew ot
Caught in a line squall while at-,
tempting to ride out a severe storm,
the giant ship’s massive framework
broke in twain more than a mile up in
the heavens and plunged in separate
parts to the ground.
Eclipsing many of the tales of dls
aster which have been w'ritten of the
sea, men hung on the girders ana
pieces of rigging of the parts of the
monster as they floated through the(
air. Most of them saved their lives by
jumping as the parts of the giant gas
bag neared the ground.
Shoots Upward 7,500 Feet.
After battling the elements for sev
eral hours, the huge aircraft sudden
ly shot upward to an altitude of ap
proximately 6,500 feet from a 3,000
foot level where the dirigible buckled
amidship. The pressure and twisting
was so great that it broke the rhip In
The control cabin, swung beneath
the fcre-section of the ship proper
broke away and crashed to the gioutat
while at an altitude of several thou
sand feet. It carried most of the cicw
who were killed.
Released of the control cabin, the
fore section measuring about 150 feet
and bearing seven survivors, free-bal
looned for more than an hour and
finally was landed near Sharon, It:
miles from where the control cabin
crashed near Ava.
To Earth in Three Pieces.
The main section carrying 26 sur
vivors landed with a crash which sent
several of the crew diving through
the outer covering to the ground. A
middle section of some IB or 20, feet
settled! down in pieces over the coun
Lieut. W. E. Sheppard, of Washing
ton, D. C., engineer, either jumped 6r
was wrenched front his holding. Ills
mangled body was the last to I t
recovered and identified.
The control cabin, crowded with of
ficers and men in their desperate bat
tle with the elements, was the death
trap. This apparently was torn loose
from the section of the gas bag to
which it clung after the first rent,
and fell by itself. The wreckage ot
the control cabin gave up the bodies ot
Commander Lansdowne and 12 other
officers and enlisted men.
W lid and Thrilling Ride.
Those aboard the nose section ha.i
a wild and thrilling ride and landed 12
miles from the place where the cabin
compartment crashed. Several of the
officers had just left the control cab
in and were climbing up the laddei
into the ‘cat walk” of the ship proper
when the cabin broke loose.
Suspended in midair and hanging to
a girder, they crawled or were pulled
to places of comparative safety.
One, not so fortunate, F. J. Mc
Carthy, chief rigger, was swept fiom
his perilous perch in the forward end
of the nose to the ground wl en the
motorless craft struck a tree. He is
in a Marietta hospital in aserious con
With three men forward and three
aft in the nose of the craft it was'ma
neuvered to a safe altitude alter
brushing trees and at least one farm
house. Lieut-Comd. C. E. Rosendahl
and Lieut J. B. Anderson directed the
release of the helium gas and gasoline
in such a way that the nose latideo
without severely injuring any aboard
The dead were then taken to Bella
Valley, a nearby village.
REV. MR. LITTLE SPEAKS
AT THE M. P. CHURCn
Rev. Lawrence C. Little, executive
secretary of the board of Young Peo
pie’s work of the Methodist Protestant
conference, of Concord, delivered an
inspiring address at the Methodisi
Protestant church to a large congre
gation Sunday night. Rev. Mr. Little
spoke on the problem of the young
people in the church and his discus
sion dealt with methods of solving tne
problem. He came to Shelby in the
afternoon from (Jaroleen where he de
livered a similar address in the Meth
-dls Pcelesta.lit t.h• i cl .a iii.it v-.ii.ee
NAVY S PRIDE IN RUINS i
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Here arc the remains of the navy's pride, the giant ship Shenandoah. Riding against a storm near CaldwcTIT
©., early In the morning of Sent 3, the huge frame buckled, then broke in two, crashing to tho ground in
two pieces. Fourteen men were killed and 28 injured Picture here was taken just a few hours alter tho
crash. Some of the farmers and townsfolk, who rushed to the seen* surd assisted In disentangling tho dead
and Injured, are shown in the picture
Planning for Big Attendance at Fail
Grounds for First Colored Fair,
October 14, IS, 16, and 17. 4
The colored people of Cleveland
county are planning for a gala week
during October 14, 15, 16 and 17, the
date of their first county fair. The
event will open on Wednesday and
will continue through Saturday, and
colored people front all sections ot
I Western and Piedmont North Carolina
are expected during the four days.
When the idea first originated fox
a fair among the colored people one
I of such scope as is now planned was
! not dreamed of and the outlook now
[ is that the fair here will bring togctl:.
er more colored farmers than any
ether similar event in this section ol
the South. Everything that goes tg
make up a successful farm show has
been booked. The colored'farmers ot
the county and section are preparing
exhibits, the schools will have floats
and exhibits;, and a good midway har,
been secured. Officers of the fair a.*,
sociation, Rev. J. W. Roberts, presi
dent, and Lester V. Borders, secretary
treasurer, have secured the J. J. Page
shows, including eight shows and six
big rides and a brilliant midway of 45
Another big feature of the fair wilt
be the coming of Dr. Charles Satchwell
Morris, nationally known colored lec
turer and educational leader. Dr. Mor
ris will speak on Friday, which is
To Have Big Baces.
The big county fair to be held a
few weeks prior to the colored fan
will have very little on the colored
fair when it hits the race track. Race
horses from Darlington, S. €., Athens
Ga., and Norfolk, Va., have been book
ed, and in addition to the professional
races there will be a number of local
races, the racing feature to be a part
of each day’s program.
The colored fair will be held on the
county fair grounds east of Shelby
on the Kings Mountain-Shelby high
way. All the rural schools for the col
ored will bring floats and exhibits
according to the secretary, and a prize
will be given to the most appropriate
Lester Borders, secretary of the
fair, says the that colored farmers ot j
Cleevland are taking much interest
in the fair and that nearly every
farmer will exhibit his best product,
everyone attending being urged to
bring in some form of exhibit. An idea
that will be stressed at the fair is the
producing of more feed crops.
Inquiries regarding the fair are
coming in from colored people in all i
sections of the state and indications
are that several thousand will attend
each day of the four big days.
New Depot Opened
At Kings Mountain
Kings Mountain, Sept. 6.—The new
Southern railroad depot is finished
and will be opened for business Tues- j
day morning. It is an attractive and
commodious brick veneer building with j
interior finish in dark oak. It contains i
six or eight rooms, including a wait
ing room for colored people and a
waiting room for white people and a
ladies rest room. It is well equ.^u’l
will. Jj .. vd i.' <hs.eu..... 1
Handsome New Masonic Temple on Court
Square Corner Will be Thrown Open to
Public Friday Evening From 8 Until 10
iTiday evening: from 8 until 10
o’clock the doors of the beautiful four
story Masonic temple on the court
square Corner at the intersection >t
Washington and Warren streets wih
be thrown open to the public for ths
first, and probably, the last time
Those who desire to make a tour of
the handsomely finished and equipped
interior of the temple are asked to tv
member the hours. Quite a large
crowd is expected to attend and the
invitation is extended to ull the citi
zenship of the city, county and sur
rounding counties, to Masons, their
relatives and friends over the entire
A reception committee of Masons
in the various degrees, and of thb YVo
man’s club, occupants of the second
floor, will welcome visitors on every
floor. Light refreshments will be serv
ed. aecbrding to Masonic officials.
The building id,Shelby’s finest and
most costly structure in the busi
ness sectibn. It wap, first- occupied by
the Masons in .July Vcith Worshipful
Master Charles S. Young presiding at
the first meeting there, at which new
officers for the lodge were installed
with Capt. J. F. Roberts as worship
The local lodge has strengthened
much in recent years and is now held
in high esteem by the Grand lodge.
The new temple is the fulfillment of a
plan Masons have held for many years
and their welcome as they ODen the
doors of the new temple for inspectmr.
asks that the town and county come
and rejoice with them in their new
structure dedicated to n noble work. !
Visitors Friday evening are askeo i
to enter the Masonic entrance on the i
Washington street side and will be
carried by elevator to the fourth floor
descending for an inspection of the '
entire building. On the fourth floor 1
is the Blue Lodge, the meeting place I
of Master Masons. On the third floor
are the rooms of the Commanders and
Chapter, while the second floor is
given over to the Woman’s club foi
club rooms and library and also con- !
tains the big banquet hall and kltcti*
en of the Masons. On the first fiooi
is the Shelby branch of the J. C. Pen- j
ncy company, mammoth retail1store j
organization, which will also he open
during the evening.
The interior of the temple is hand
somely furnished and enuinped, the
electric arrangement and lighting fix
tores together with the draperies be
ing well worth a visit of inspection. 1
Following the custom of the lodge
the interior of the tetnple will likely :
never, again be thrown open to thi
general public and all who wish to see j
the interior of the temple shoulft \islt j
there Friday evening. There will bo
no formalities, speeches, or program
Judge James L. Webb is holding
i court in Robbinsville this week. j
ILL HULL IS
DEHO HI LHTTIMORE
Church Deacon and Former School
Official Dies at Lattimore.
Buried There Monday.
Mr. Robert L. Harrill, one of the
leading citizens of Lattimore died at
his home there Sunday afternoon
about 6:30 o’clock following an ill
ness of two weeks with cancer of the
stomach. Mr. Harrill was sixty-odd
years of age and one of Lattimore'ft
most prominent citizens. He was a
deacon of the Lattimore Baptist
church and a member of teh school
board until he asked to be relieved a
year or more ago.
Mr. Harrill was married to Mis*
Julia McSwain who survives with the
following children: John Harrill, Mrs
R. L. Hunt, Mrs. John S. Blanton
Mrs. William Davis, Lera Harrill, Dr
Charlie Harrill of Lincolnton, Colir.
Harrill. assistant cashier of the Lattl
more branch of the Union Trust com
pany, and Howard Harrill. One broth,
er W. C. Harrill of Lattimore and one
sister, Mrs. John B. Hamrick of the
Beaver Dam community also survive
The funeral was conducted at Lat
timore Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock
and the interment was at the Baptist
church cemetery amid a large crowd ol
friends, the funeral services being
conducted by Revs. D. G. Washburn,
A. C. Irvin and I. D. Harrill.
Mr. Tom Roberts spent the wees end
in Charlotte with Mr. and Mrs. R, W.
Mr. Hudson HuiigiOtc nas itf .i-.-d
r'o;: * r ■ ■ et. <-,t:;-.t
Mills Over County
Closed for Two Days
During This Week
Textile Plants Shut Down Monday and
Tuesday. Cotton Gins Will Not
The textile plants in Cleveland
county operated by power gener
nted by the Southern Power com
pany are closed down Monday and
Tuesday of this week, and will
continue to close for two days each
week until needed rains permit
the hydro-electric plants to oper
ate under regular order. The shut
down is from Monday morning' at
6 o’clock until Wednesday morn
ing at 6 o’clock.
Cotton gins in the county oper
ated by power furnished by the
Southern Power company will also
he closed down two days during
the week—Wednesday and Thurs
day. Farmers with cotton gins
are requested to take note of this
announcement and particularly
the days as the gins are not clos
ed down on the same days as the
mills. The order regarding to
-.mills is worked under the zone
plan hut gins all over the state
are closed on Wednesday and
Thursday, that is sections of the
state hit by the drought.
The original order for the clos
ing of 'mills only one day each
week, but beginning the latter
part of last week officials of the
Southern Power company deemed
it necessary to close for two
Mrs. L. M. Little of Charlotte was
a Shelby visitor Sunday. Miss Madge.
Little who has been the guest of Miss
Margaret Williams returned to Char
« ffp with hpy
TfflFHK TO 5CI1L
Shelby High School Kaseball Club Rc
reives Cup as Result of Its
Championship, Cardncr Speaks.
K. R. Rankin, secretary of the State
High School Athletic association canto
to Shelby Thursday and presented it.
person tl handsome trophy cup to the
Shelby High school baseball team
which has equalled the state record
and won the championship two years
in succession. The scene of the pro.
sentation ceremony wag at the Kl
wanis club meeting at Cleveland
Springs with the members of the
championship baseball team present
to receive each a gold miniature base
ball, a s'uvenir from the Kiwanth
club members, which they will weal
as a watch charm.
Coach Casey Morris who piloted the
locals to victory in the face of tho
greatest obstacles could not be pres
ent at the ceremony for he was play
ing with the Kanapolis team on that
day against Fayetteville for the In
dependent championship of North Car
olina. Rut Coach Morris came in for
due praise, having taken raw boys,
most of them untrained in athletic#,
and whipped them into victors. It
startled baseball fans throughout the
proadus Newman, manager of the
team received the trophy and a rouna
of hand clapping greeted him and h'fc
team-mates as they stood in a row
before Mr. Rankin, the Landis of high
Lessons fpr Life's Game.
Max Gardner presented the minta.
ture baseballs but before he did so,
he delivered a stirring address In
which he upheld the athlete and the
benefits and lessons he recives for
playing the game of life. In the first
place, the athlete1^ learns that to be
successful he must be clean inside and
out and thnt his mind and body can
not be active and alert after living mi
clean lives and dissipating their
strength. An athlete who plays IM
game fairly and squarely will not
spike his opponent in the game on the
athletic field or in the game of life.’Ho
must not resort to underhanded m^th •
ods, he must not skip bases or dodgfc
his duties or the rules of the gamt<
of life as well as the athletic games.
He learhs the lesson in baseball that
he cnnnAt play for his own glory and
to himself alone, but he muBt play
with his team-mates, assist them iti
t heir efforts and always co-op era to '
with each other to the fullest extent,
subjecting himself at all times to (ho
commands of his lead**,- the ebaeh-on
the sideline who is studying and di
recting the game from every angle.
The following players each received
a miniature gold baseball as a token
of the appreciation of the town, th*
school and Kiwanis club and the pub
lic generally in their wonderful vic
Clyde Wilson, Roy Self, Charles
Magness, Fred Beam, George Dedmon
Max Dixon, James Grice, Max Conner.
Jack Hoyle, Melvin Peeler, Ed Harris
John Sparks, Johnnie Washburn.
TEACHERS TO HAKE
Newton Urges That all County Teach
ers Meet at Auditorium Here
A meeting of all the teachers in the
rural schools of Cleveland county ia
•ailed for Saturday morning at Cen
tral school auditoroum here by J. C.
Newton, county superintendent. This
meeting is very important, according
to Mr. Newton, and he urges that cv
?ry teacher be present if possible. The
meeting will last only about one hout
and opens at 10:30 o’clock.
An arrangement has been mad&
whereby the University extension
,'ourse will be given all teachers wfek
iesire to take the work’. This work
taken in the extension course will
count towards renewing and raising
certificates, and also towards degree
work. One full summer school will be
jiven during the course of the year
;hrough the work. The classes, taught
'.v Or. Mosher, of the University ot .
North Carolina, will be Meld each Sat
urday morning, beginning October l.
Ml teachers present will have the i* *
jortunity of enrolling in these
These courses, if a sufficient
>er of teachers enroll, will
dace or the regular county