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reliable home paper
of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Farming Section,
Modern Job Department,
VOL. XXXIII, No. 75
THE CLEVELAND STAR. SHELBY, N, C.
TUESDAY. SEI-T. 22, 1925.
Where Industry Joins With
Climate In A Call For You. ,
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
WOMEN OF COUNTY PLANNING REAL
TREATS IN THEIR FAIR DEPARTMENT
Entire County Interested in Departments Spon
sored by Ladies. Committees, Judges and
Department Heads Announced,
jhc outstanding feature perhaps o',
the final preparations going on at the
fair grounds is the work of the la
dies of the county in completing ar
rangements for their many depart
ments at the big fair next week. Thar
with one year’s experience the women
of Cleveland have learned how ta
make visitors gasp at the wonder of
their displays and exhibits is already
evident at the fair grounds. Cleveland
county's second big fair will be well
worth attending if there was nothing
more on display or for entertainment
than the departments under the cT
rection of these ladies.
A general review of how the women
of the county will help put over the
county's biggest fair event next wees
is given by Mrs. Irma Wallace, honiw
The fair grounds and buildings are
rapidly taking shape for the 1925 Big
The booths have been redistricted
to suit the current entries and every
thing planned and prepared to this
In the ladies department, the fruit,
pantry and dairy supplies will have
their same positions, and while we
are talking about these may we ask
that the fruit in the county be put on
display. Every jar entered helps to
make your fair that much better. The
pontry and dairy department is ex
pecting to make a far better display
than was exhibited last year. The mot
to for this booth is: “Can’t Cleveland
The flowers will again adorn the
central portion of the building, mak
ing a beautiful connecting link for the
work of the men and women.
More reasonable entries and better
premiums will insure a great im
provement in this department. The
are booth has been removed to the end
of the building in order that we may
have more wall space for hanging cite
pictures. Crafts have grow-n into ;-.
separate department and will occupy
the central space of this department.
More and better premiums will insure
the success of this Centura which wc
expect to add greatly to the attrac
tivness of the booth. Antiques have,
grown into a booth of their own, and
with their histories will be one oi the
“drawing cards” in booths.
Two entirely new departments have
been added: The Girls club depart
ment and the Old Ladies department.
In th first every club girl is* asked
to exhibit either a piece of sewing,
or some cooking.
The Old Ladies department is insti
tuted to take care of the beautiful
things made before the time of auto
mobiles when one had the time to
?pend on perfecting the aVt of needle
work. \\ e are expecting this to be one
of the most beautiful of all the booths.
The fancy work has been moved to
the center of the building in order
that better care may be taken of the
pieces entered. With more space we
also hope to make a better display
here than in the previous fair.
All wishingto learn more about en
tries will consult the home demonstra
tion agent, Mrs. Wallace, or one ot
the following ladies, who have chargs
of the departments named.
;Irs- (^rady Patterson, Kings Moun
,ain canned goods. Mrs. John
‘Jt( 'ur(*> Shelby, pantry and dairy.
• Iiss Faye McSwain, Blacksburg, S.
p’ D., fancy work. Mrs. Ora
®owen> Shelby, route, old ladies de
partment. Mrs. C. S. Rollins, Shelby,
club girls department. Mrs. Fred
Morgan, Shelby, Woman’s club. Mrs.
Charles Burrus, Shelby, art. Mrs. i.
;■ ®eason, Shelby, crafts. Mrs. J. 1.
Bowman, Shelby antiques. Mrs. H. T.
ulton, Kings Mountain, flowers.
Ladies in the county appointed ta
assist in each department: Mrs. Leone
are, El-Bethel; Mrs.' Benton Pui
eam, Patterson Grove; Mrs. Osborn*.
Whitworth, Waco; Mrs. William
Lrowder, Lattimore; Mrs. Mattie
' (|ss, Earl; Miss Era Hopper. Cedai
•''rove; Mrs. J. D. lliott, Sharon;
j,,rs' C. I- Putnam, Boiling Spring's,
rs, J. T. S. Mauney, Union; Mrs. O.
' Warlick, Pleasant Hill; Mrs. Colin
Mrs. Chivus McSwain, El-Bethel;
Miss Bessie Ware, Patterson Grove,
Mrs. Raven Craft, Waco; Miss Lillie
olanton, Lattimore; Mrs. D. D. Dodd,
R rn: ^'8S Johnnie Mae McBrayei.
■oiling Springs; Mrs. Chivus Spang
Union; Mrs. A. A. Richards, Ca
•ar, Mrs. Frank Hoey, and Mrs.
*jeorge Washburn, Shelby; Mis Thel
T a. f‘ar*’ Miss Pinkie Jones and Miss
beitha Bettis, Earl.
Girls Club Department
Misses Madge Patterson; Willie
'onk and Mary Elizabeth Elam,
IT*8 Mountain; Miss Rollins, Mooi
’oro; Miss Cora Harrill, Lattimore,
, Mrs. Hackett Blanton, Mrs. Charlec
*■'" •< «belby Mrs. LiUur. Ritchie 1
! Boiling Springs; Mrs. Billy Earl,
Earl; Miss Levi Patterson, Patterson
[ Springs; Mrs. Bailey Mauncy, Union,
Mrs. Black, Waco; .Mrs. Fred Adams,
El-Bethel; Mrs. Wright Harmon, Pal
| terson Glove; Mrs. Dargin Grigg.
i Sharon; Miss Lucy Dixon, Belwooa;
Miss Piccola Blalock. Bethlehem; Miss
, Mary Hester Ellis, Grover; Miss Docia
Richards, .Casar; Miss Veila Blanton,
Union; Miss Wi-lbprn Moss, Earl.
Mrs, O. P. Hamrick, Boiling Springs.
1 Mrs. George Moore, Shelby; Mrs. Will
Dameron, Waco; Mrs. Elmer Herndon,
Kings Mountain; Mrs. Carl Jordan,
Miss Jessie Lou Moore, Sharon;
Mrs Joe Kendrick, Waco; Mrs. Hausc,
Earl; Mrs. George Byars, Bolling
Mrs, Oscar Suttle, Shelby; Miss Wil
lpree Calton, Lattimore; Mrs. Tom
Stamey, jr., Fallston; Mrs. A. IL War
lick, Pleasant Hill; Mrs. Mattie Moss,
Earl; Mrs. D. IL Hopper, Blacksburg,
R-l; Mrs. Jesse Lowery, Patterson
Springs; Mrs. Huff Hamrick, Boiling
Springs; Mrs. Eldrege Weathers,
Shelby R-5; Mrs. A. D. Warlick,
Lawndale; Mrs. Marvin Putnam,
Waco; Mrs. Leon Ware, Kings Moun
tain R-2; Mrs. A. P. P’alls, Kings
Mountain, R-4; Mrs. Will Crowder,
Lattimore; Mrs. Alfred Falls, Latti
more; Mrs. Ulus Rollins, Mooresboro.
Organize Riding Club
Among Shelby Folks
Local Horse Fanciers Form Club for
Promotion of Olden Sport. Of
ficers Are Named.
At a meeting held Friday evening
local horse fanciers, organized a horse
club to be known as the Shelby Riding
club. The aim of the club is to pro
mote horse-hack riding here and the
breeding and purchasing of fine
The club will stage a saddle horse
show Thursday at the big county fa*r.
and this is expected to be a feature
of the fair. Officers of the newly-or
ganized club arc: Dr. E. B. Lattimore,
president; Ward Arey, vice-president;
R. E. Lawrence, secretary and treas
Charter members are; Ward Ara.v(
I Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Hamrick, C. C.
Blanton, George Blanton, Geo. Blan
ton, jr,, Caroline Blanton, Dr. J. YV.
Harbison, J. W. Doggett, Dr. and Mrs
J. S. Dorton. Dr. and Mrs. E. B. Lat
timore, Matilda Lattimore, Brevard
Lattirhore, Ralph Hoey, R. T. Le
Grand. Jack Dover, Sam C. Lattimore
Miss Verda Leak and Mr. and Mrs.
John Schenck, jr.
Breed at Flat Rock
Since Water Flow Has Stopped Be
cause of Drought. Unhealthy
Condition Causes Action.
One of the worst breeding- places
for mosquitoes ever found in Shelby
is Flat Rock branch below the septic
tank where the backwater has a cess
pool of filthy “wigglers” and mos
quitoes. It is thought that most ot
the mosquotoes which have caused
such general complaint over Sheloy
have been coming from this brancn
and Mayor Weathers set to work last
week to remedy the situation. A force
of hands cleared out the bed of c'ne
creek to encourage the flow of the
scanty water because mosquitoes do
not breed in moving water. Following
the clearing out of the stream, sever
al barrels of kerosene oil were pour
ed in the branch to kill the lavae. It is
felt now that this situation will be
relieved and the citizens will have no
further cause for complaint. The creek
will be watched closely in order to
prevent the recurrence of such again.
Mosquitoes do not breed in run
ning water and as long as the stream
had sufficient water to flow gently,
no mosquito beds were found, but
since the dought has continued so
long and the water has ceased to flow
leaving small pools of still water, the
situation has been growing from bad
to worse. City officials have cleared
up a number of places found to be
breeding mosquitoes and several hun
dred gallons of kerosene used as a
disinfectant. With a sanitary mat- on
the job all the time cleaning the sur
face toilets it is felt that the worst is
over as the city is doing all in its
power now to clean up the breeding
A pond of water at the McArthur
old place has been let out while a
swimming pool for colored people on
the Flat Rock branch above the rock
quarry has been b.oLvu : - out
Fire Loss at York F^stimated at $30,
000. F'ormer Shelby Man Loses
House and Furniture.
Fire of undetermined origin in the
| home of Walter W. Barron at York, S.
j C., at -1 o’clock Saturday morning flit
| damage of approximately $:!0,000, <Je
! stroying the residence of Mr. Barron,
j former business man of Shelby ur.c.
j superintendent of the Shelby Watt)
i and Light plants. The t'ire also destroy
j ed the moving picture theatre of .;.
Q. Wray, a brother of Mrs. John h.
| Wells, of Shelby; the Barron and
i Wray buildings being owned by J. \V
! Dobson; the warehouse of the York
i ville Enquirer in which was stored $2,
, 500 worth of newspaper and an au
tomobile and truck belonging to \V.
i W. Barron, entailing a total loss ot
approximately $30,000, with the in
surance of all the losers aggregating,
The occupants of Barron’s home,
1 where the fire originated, including
| his family and J. W. Dobson and Mrs
i H. B, McClure, the latter two roomers
j there, had a close call for their lives
I The rear of the house was a seething
! mass of flames before they were
, aware that anything was wrong, and
| it was only by fleeing in the most pro
! cipitate haste, with not so much as
a look behind, that they escaped, par
tially clad, from the burning building.
J. W. Dobson, about 75 years old, suf
fered severe blisters on the head and
hands and had his hair singed, while
making his exit.
The losses are estimated as follows*
J. W. Dobson, $12,000 with $1,500
insurance; W. W. Barron, $7,000,
with $1,600 insurance; J. Q. Wray, $f>
000, no insurance; L. M Grist’s Sons,
publishers of the Y'orkville Enquirer,
$5,000, no insurance; Piedmont Tele
phone company, burning of two cabl s
and other line damage, $1,000.
The entire contents of the three
burned buildings were lost with the
exception of some films and a f-vv
other articles at the theater, where J.
Q. Wray, proprietor, had this year in
stalled new equipment at a cost of up
ward of $5,000.
“Not so much as a handkerchief
was saved at my home,” said Barron
today. His daughter, Miss Myrtle Bar
ron, professional music teacher, lost
her piano and all the other valuable
equipment of her studio.
The Cleveland county chain
pang entered the limelight again
here this week when it was
learned Monday that a tub of
beer, similar to that used in mak
ing moonshine liquor, was found
near the cook house at the chain
gang camp, which is now located
west of town beyond Sunet cem
According to reports reaching the
Star the beer was T5und in the vines
near the cook house and a funnel,
jugs and bottles were found else
where about the camp. 25 gallons of
gas that had been missing was also
found, reports say. The discovery, it
is said, was made Saturday morning
by Claude Harrill, superintendent of
Walter Mauney, who was convict
ed on a liquor charge in recorder's
court sometime back and is serving a j
year’s sentence, is thought to have I
some connection with the find, it is
said. Mauney has twi a trusty, but
over the week was put back in the.
chains, information has it. It will be
remembered that convicting evidence
was found in Mauney’s house near
Eastside, while he was confined to the
house following an accident. That
Mauney was directly connected with
the affair could not be learned Other
tl.an that he was again in chains.
The Star was unable Monday after
noon to get in touch with Supt. Har
rill, who was out working some of the
men, but it was learned from a re
liable source that the beer was near
ing the stage where it would be ready
for a "run.”
Recorder John P. Mull and County
Solicitor Chas. A. l/arrus had not
heard anything of the matter Mon
day at noon, but Solicitor Buirus
stated that he had written to Raleigh
asking that his letter regarding a
pardon for Mauney be rescinded.
Judge Mull had also recommended the
pardon, but said if the reports were i
true he would ask that his recom
mendation be kayoed.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Graham of
Umatilla, Ga., are visiting their
daughter, Mrs. Fred Wagner, on N.
Morgan street. Mr. and Mrs. Wag
ner motored them to Charlotte Sat
urday and to Ashe ill* *nd (hUnney
Hoey Leaves For
Rockingham to Go
Over Crime Details
U»>n. Clyde R. Hoey, promin
ent Shelby lawyer, left here Mon
day for Rockingham, where he
will meet with other counsel for
the prosecution and go over de
tails of the killing and map out a
plan for handling the case, which
promises to he one of the most
interesting in court history of the
Mr. Hoey engaged in the case
last week at the request of Rev.
Mr. Ormond, father of the sla'.n
i hoy, and Maxtor! friends, is not
familiar with the details other
| than that derived from the press
and letters to him by friends of
Ormond family and Solicitor I’hil
; lips. While in Rockingham he will
spend considerable time going
over the details and making him
self familiar with the facts in
i preparation for the big legal tilt
i expected at the trial next week.
Tuesday, according to Mr.
i Hoev, counsel for the state will
meet again in Raleigh for further
plans regarding the prosecution,
i With the retaining of the former
congressman by the prosecution,
many Shelby people are planning
to attend the big trial, although
it comes during the big fair week
and Federal court here.
Wives Will Chaperone
Husbands at Kiwanis
“Teachers Night" at Kiwanis Next
Thursday- 200 Guests Expected
To Be Present.
Wives will chaperone their hus
bands who are members of the Ki
wanis dub at the “teachers night"
program of the club next Thursday
night. The club each year devotes u
program to the teachers, many ot
whom are from other towns. Hereto
fore a few teacher night programs
have been held with wives absent, but
this provoked some fun and a hit of
domestic infelicity. This time, how
ever. Kiwanis members who have
wives or sweethearts will he allowed to
bring them along when the teachers
are given a welcome and it promises
to be one of the real “big nights” of
the year with a program tailor made
for the occasion. There are 80 mem
bers of the club, 80 wives and sweet
hearts and about 60 teachers, so an
attendance of 200 is expected. Man
ager Vanstory is making extra pre
paration for the feed and decoration*
and the guests are looking forward to
the event with great pleasure.
The program of Kiwanis last Thurs
day' was a musical 'one* mkjde up of Or
chestra numbers by wgli known and
talented young musicians: Miss Mary
Griffin; I. C. Griffin jr., W. S. Buch
anan and Mr. Sinclair, new’ member of
the schol faculty. Miss Adams, anotn
er member of the school faculty ren
dered two beautiful solos and the ev
ening was thoroughly enjoyed, the av
tendance being larger than it has been
in six months.
Widow of Amos Davis
Dies in Gastonia
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Davis, aged
52, wife of the late Amos Davis, died
at her home in West Gastonia Friday
evening: at 4:30 o’clock. Death was
caused by heart trouble.
Deceased was born in Cleveland
county July 25, 1873, being: 52 years,
one month and 23 days old. She was
a daughter of D. A.and Julia Led
better Blanton. Surviving are five
children, Ben, Grady, Fred, Ray, Z«>y
and Stella Davis, of Gastonia; four
brothers, J. H„ B. B„ W. N. and J. P. j
Blanton; and two sisters, Mrs. Leon
ard Yelton, all of Cleveland county,
and Mrs. R. E. Houser, of Lincolnton.
Mrs. Davis was a lifelong member
of the Methodist church. Funeral
service was held Sunday afternoon at
three o’clock at Sharon .church in
Cleveland county. Rev. G. W. Vick,
pastor of Franklin avenue Met'hodist
church officiated. Pall bearer were:
L. II. Tucker. J. M. Gilliam, W. M.
Nesbitt, Joe Douglas, George H.
Moore and W. P. Gilliam.
Caleb Ledford Dies
On Fallston Road
Mr. t’aleb Ledford, age 57 years,
died rather suddenly Friday morning
at his home on the Fallston road
where he bad been living for about
30 years. Mr. Ledford had been in his
usual good health and had been on a
visit to a neighbor when he returned
and was found by his wife sitting on
the porch. Shortly after she found him
lie became unconscious Thursday aft
ernoon and died the following morn
ing of paralysis. He lived on 0. M.
Mull’s plantation and was a most faith
ful and esteemed citizen. Last year
he joined the Wallace Grove Baptist
church. His remains were buried Sat
urday afternoon at Pleasant Grove
Baptist church. Mr. i.^uivuu . .or
; i•. .. ■ i
DOG SHOW PRIZES
OFEEREO IT FI
Big List of Premiums and Prizes to
He Awarded. Judges For Show
Are Selected and Announced.
Premiums and prizes to be award
ed by the Broad River Kennel club a:
the Cleveland County Fair next week
were announced yesterday by Thomas
H. Osborne, secretary of the club. Toe
names of the judges selected for t:ic
show were also announced as was the
veterinarian who will assist the
The judges are Messrs, “Buck” Con
nor, T. Ross Alexander and Godfrey
Kimball, of Statesville, and Mr, R. J.
McCarley, of Shelby and Concord. Mr.
Kimball was the owner of “Carolina
Frank,” the best known dog in me
South, while the others are well
known hunters and breeders of fine
dogs. I)r. Snead, of Morganton, will
have charge of the veterinary work.
Awards During Show.
All prizes and premiums won wiU be
awarded immediately following the
decisions by the judges. In each breed
the premiums will be $2 for first
prize, premium ribbon for second, and
I prize ribbon for third.
The list of special prizes follows:
A silver cup will lie given by Dr.
J. S. Dorton for the best dog shown
at the fair.
Gilmers Inc.,—Gents hat value $0;
Cabaniss and Norman, motor mc
j ter; value $2.50; best pointer,
j •!. C. McNoely, ladies hand bag;
j value $5; best collie.
J Fanning and Co., 3 pairs gents hose;
best hound, July.
Nix and Lattimore, gents tie; best
Shelby Printing Co., box stationery
and envelopes; best German police.
Williams and Hamrick, silver pen
cil; best female Fox terrier.
C. H. Reinhardt, 1 pair Hunt club
shoes, value $7.50; best Hound.
Cleveland Motor Co., 1 30x3 1-2 In
ner tube; best bull dog.
Hawkins Bros., stop light; best bull
W. A. Pendleton, 3 records, 6 selec
tions; best yellow hound.
Riviers Drug Co., 3 bottles dog med
icine; best Fox terrier.
Cleveland Hardware Co., gents leg
gins $5; hound July.
Ceph Blanton, fox horn; best hound.
Princess theatre; pass good for one
week; best Fox terrier.
J. D. Lineberger Sons, 100 shells,
best registered setter, Llewllyn.
Bobby Robinson, boxi cigars; best
ietter femhle.i ' ,
Paul Webb, dog remediesr best Ger
man police. t j
Rbblrls-Mnq’rteyj auto horn, value
$10: best Beagle male.
Chas. L. Eskridgd, radiator water
indicator; best hound, Pot-licker.
Wright’s Barber shop, razor $3;
setter best head.
E. G. Morrison, alarm dark; best
setter, registered, female.
Wray-Hudson, 1 pair ladies hose;
best English bull dog.
Shelby Supply Co., gents pocket
knife; best hound, Walker.
Buice and Price, pair hunting pants,
best setter pup.
Arey Bros., 5 gallon can Texaco
oil; best hound, July.
J. P. Austell; Razor $3; best hound,
Eagle Roller mill, 1 bag flour; best
M. P. Coley, dog collar; best point
L. C. Bost, nice cake; best Fox ter
Suttle Drug company, fountain pen,
Shelby Hardware Co., electric iron;
best puppy, setter.
Carlos Young, gold knife and key
bag; best Collie.
Paul Wellmon, 2 cans coffee; best
Princess theatre, pass good for one
week; best hound, July.
Electric Service Co., flashlight;
best hound, July.
Kelly Clothing Co., gents belt and
three handkerchiefs; best setter, fe
City cafe, meal ticket $3.50; best
Rex Cigar Co., 100 cigars; best
hound. Walker female.
Princess theatre, pass good for one
week; best collie.
HOME COMING AT CENTRAL
Special prenaration is being made
at Central Methodist church for a
great day next Sunday. Each and ev
etV member of both Sunday school
and church is urged to be on hand
promptly at 9:45. Make your plar.s to
be on hand. All former members are
urged to come.
The presence of the old people will
be a ninteresting feature of service.
A committee will see that they have
a way to come and return after church
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H or fTraruirnotboi, M i h Wilton
»y*'i N«'W Orlcan*. m»l her mother.
! Mr* Kvu Lenhanl. Lugua'ha tkwh,
Oallf.. vv»re alarum a hiUK* for jjoa
"feetutiori or her when Mrxn .in ortlemla
j«te|»|M In ami lei tin* child nelcct
for hernelf She • hoae her mother,
Hnil lio'.v the <riilnhmithei , w ho
mlujjied her there \ 01s* uku. pinna
to hu\e the mother uuvalue] fur kid
“Circus Day’’ Passes
Over Very Quietly
Many Dire Reports Are Heard or Ac
cidents and Killings But None
Panned Out. Big: Crowd.
Saturday was ‘circus day” In
Shelby. The first of the season and
Cleveland county turned out for the
occasion despite the heat and laek-of
A considerable crowd cat Herod a;
the Southern station for the unloading
—an event the youngosters will not
miss, tho reformers says the world is
not what it once was. Hours before
the street parade the court square
arid every available peeping nook was
packed with people awaiting the bally
hoo march. Rumor has had it that
shows will soon cancel this part of
circus day, but when such happen?
the circus may as well not strike Shel
by. And so the throngs continued
throughout the day, to and from the
circus grounds, always in search ot
something new—and a drink of water.
As usual, there were reports as
early in the morning as 11 o’clock tell
ing that someone was killed at soma
unknown) point about town, and so
the reports held forth during the day.
“A wonand and child were run over
and killed in front of the jail,” was
one, and another told of a man being
killed at the circus grounds. However,
the undertakers, on the job failed to
find any material for their parlors ex
cept the dead rumors. Yet, circus day
Would be minus a thrill if it were not
for such reports. Some few did get
enmeshed In the toils of the law ana
experienced a circus aftermath be
fore Recorder Mull Monday morning.
Otherwise it was just an ordinary
circus day with the usual crowds, ex
citement and fun.
They were here, meaning hundreds
of people, and they will be here again
for the big Nat Reiss shows at the
County Fair next week.
A. C. Miller Resigns;
30 Years of Service
Gives up Supcrintcndency After 30
Years. Has Filled Every Position
In Church Except Pastor.
A. C. Miller for thirty years super
intendent of the Presbyterian Sunday
school, tendered his resignation Sun
day morning because of defective hear
ing and in order that a younger man
might take up the work. John Me
Knight has been chosen to take his
place. A great opportunity is ahead of
the church and Sunday school now
that the new pastor, Rev. H. N. Me
Diarmid has assumed his duties and
21 new Presbyterian families have re
cently moved into the community.
Mr. Miller has filled every position
in the church from janitor on up, ex
cept that of pastor and he could have
filled this posititon of leadership ex
cept he was never commissioned for
such work. In resigning Mr. Miller de
clared that the ambition of his life
had been realized and that he receiv
ed more pleasure and benefit from be
ing superintendent than he would have
received as President of the United
States or member of congress. Mr.
Miller is one of the most enthusiastic
members the church has and has
wrought wonderful work for the
church in the various positions he has
Mr. Harry Woodson has returned
from a weeks trip to the eastern parr
of the state.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
I will thank every one who is in
debted to me for premiums on fire in
surance policies to let me have a set
tlement at the earliest possible mo
i w nnnsn '•
WILL BEIL HID
Fifteen Standard Sunday Schools
Are Within Hounds of Association.
Dr. Wall Cannot Attend.
IVhen the Kings Mountain Baptist
association meets with the First flup
tist church Wednesday morning for a
two days session, it will be revcalcfl
that a new Southern record has been
established in that fifteen Sunday
schools have attained the standard
trra.de. a record which is unequalled in
the South, this splendid achievement
is mainly due to the untiring effoits
of A. \ . Washburn, association Sun
day school worker who has been con
ducting training: schools for the past
year with a wonderful degree of suc
cess. In all probability his services
will be continued for the Sunday
schools are now doing their best work
in all the history of the association.
The attendance will also show a won
derful increase and all reports per
taining to Sunday school work will
reflect the effectiveness of Mr. Wash
Dr. Wall Cannot Come.
Dr. Zeno Wall pastor of the Golds
boro Baptist church who recently ac
cepted a call to the pastorate of the
h irst Baptist church Shelby, has writ
ten that it will be impossible for bin
to attend the associational meeting
this week because of pressing en
gagements at Goldsboro. However, he
expects to be here with his family in
time to enter upon his duties as pastor
the first Sunday in October. Neither
Archibald nor Livingston Johnson nor
Dr. C. E. Maddry can be here, but I.H.
R T. Vann, former president of Mere
dith college, now connected with the
state educational board will be pres
ent and deliver an address Thursday
on Christian education. Mr. Fuller B.
Hamrick, treasurer of the Baptist Or
phanage at Thomasville, has also writ
ten that he will attend the associa
tion here. Because the date of the as
sociation was moved forward a week
in order to avoid a conflict with the
county fair and a term of Federal
court, it was made to conflict with
dates for other associations in North
Carolina, hence a number of Baptist
leaders cannot attend local gather
Plans have been completed for the
entertainment of the delegates from
the 42 church of the association and
they may expect plenty of dinner for
the noon meals Wednesday and Thurs
day, which will be served in picnic
style from tables on the lawn beside
the church. Mrs. John W. Suttle who
has charge of this arrangement ha*
promises of over 150 baskets and
each housewife who prepares a basket
is expected to furnish a sufficient
quantity for from six to ten gu^s^a.
As was announced in Friday,iL’Sfci,
homes were assigned fqr.the delegate*
who wish to spend the night and mem
bers of the church are putting the.’r
best foot foremost to entertain the
delegates as magnificiently, as near
<1; possible, as the country churches
have been doing. This is the first time
the association has met in Shelby tn
30 years and the members of the con
gregation are pleased with the privi
lege, their only regret being that the
church is without a pastor at this
Big Removal Sale On
At Best Furniture Co.
The John M. Best Furniture Co.,
will move its stock to the handsome
two story brick building about No
vember 1st which Dr. Royster and
sons are erecting on S. LaFayette
street and in order to reduce the stock
to keep from moving so much, a large
removal sale begins today and con
tinues through Saturday night Octo
ber 24th. Sweeping reductions are
made on every item in stock and many
of the prices appear in a full page
advertisement in today’s Star. Mr.
Best has one of the largest stocks of
furniture and household goods in
Western Carolina and says much of
the merchandise is priced below to
day’s cost from the manufacturers,
but this is done in order to make
ready for the removal into new and
larger quarters. The sale prices are
for cash, but those' who wish to buy
and have goods charged may do so
at the regular prices.
Mr. Carl Webb Takes
Agency for Pilot Co.
Mr. Carl R. Webb has accepted the
agency in Western North Carolina far
the Pilot Life Insurance Co., of
Greensboro. Mr. Webb will make
Shelby his headquarters and has op
ened an office in the Lineberger
building. The Pilot is one of the
strong North Carolina insurance com
panies and it is indeed fortunate in
securing the services of Mr. Webb
who is one of the best salesmen and
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