A LAUGH IN EVERY LINE.
ONE OF THE FUNNIEST STORIES EVER WRITT EN, “ TOO MUCH EFFICIENCY”, IN EACH ISSUE OF THE STAR.
lELIABLE home paper
of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Farming Section,
Modern Job Department,
fOL- XXXIII, No. 95
Where Industry Joins With
Climate In A Call For You, .
“Covers Cleveland Complet6ly.’
SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY, NOV. 16. 1925. Published Monday, V ednesday and Friday Afternoons. $2.00 A YEAR IN
Telegram* and Letters Flow in
from ,\|| Sections Of State Con
Back home Saturday after his now
noted Armistice Dady speech in
Greensboro, aMx Gardner was flood
ed with an avalanche of praise for
Bis stand regarding a secret ballot,
the equal of which perhaps has r.ever
been tendered anyone in the history
of the state for the declaration of a
stand on an issue that was not even
before the public at the time.
Heaped upon the desk in his office
were approximately 150 letters and
telegrams congratulating him upon
his declaration regarding the Austra
lian ballot—and they came, and are
still coming, from all sections of the
state, Cherokee to Currituck, and
from all walks in life, statemen, edi
tors, women club leaders, ministers,
business men, party leaders, and just
the folks who vote, but wish to vote
right. And down underneath the let
ters and telegrams were newspaper
dippings revealing the shower of
editorial approval from practically
every daily paper in the state, and
some out of the state, and from the
weekly press where there has been
publication since the address.
As he goes through the hundreds
of letters with a smile on his face—
a smile brought there by the praise
of a people w'ho admire a courage to
speak convictions—Mr. Gardner ap
parently cherishes three above all
the others. They are from Mrs. Phil
McMahon, president of the North
Carolina League of Women Voters;
Archibald Johnson, of Charity and
Children, and Clarence Poe, editor of
The Progressive Farmer.
Poe Says It.
One paragraph from Poe’s letter is
to the point: “Congratulations on
your declaration for a secret ballot
—Men will not buy votes when they
cannot see theor delivered.”
Confederate Vets Will. Find Checks
Coming in December Consider
Confederate veterans in Shelby and
over Cleveland county when they re
ceive their next pension checks short
ly before Christmas, will find the
(hecks considerably increased, State
Auditor Baxter Durham said, in an
nouncing the amounts veters and their
widows will receive.
First-class veterans will receive
$-00; second-class, $185; third-class,
*170, and fourth-class, $155, he said,
hirst-class veteran#' widows will re
ceive checks for the sum of $200, while
fourth-class widows of veterans will
let checks for $100.
ine annual appropriation for Con
^derate pensions is $1,000,000, plus
Any unexpended balance of the form
er year. The last legislature divided
the amount equally between veterans
There will be about 3,200 soldiers
wi the pension list this year, Mr. Dur
ham said, 729 soldiers having been
oropped during the year, a great ma
jority of these by death, and 294
names having been addect during the
•Six hundred and eighty-eight wid
ows have been dropped from the pen
sion roll, and 1,0*77 names of widows
ndded to the roll. There will be about
o400 widows on the pension rolls for
the year, Mr. Durham stated.
Checks will be mailed from the au
ditor’s office December 15.
Here’. A Plea That
Should Be Heeded
There are children in Shelby and
mer Cleveland county who cannot af
wd the books they actually need in
their school work.
Certain families now nearly desti
ne owing to a bad season cannot
a 'ord and have not the money with
pnh to buy books ^or their children.
11 other homes sickness and trouble
i taken the “rainy day” savings
*?“ little ones cannot get the
a ucation they must have because of
* lack of funds for books.
somewhere in Cleveland county
ere are books that are not being
rVt i ^lat m’&ht be given these needy
ddren. Thoae who have such books
/e asked to leave them with Wel
re Officer Smith at the court
ease, or notify him. He will see that
th!^ S° to t*ie children who need
v ,( an Cleveland afford not to
Mitchell Pleading Not Guilty
Here H Colonel \Vi::..,in Mitchell and his counsel. Itep. Frank It. I* ill
of Illinois, ot i.|K’ninu of the colonel s court-martial at \VashingHni.
Mitchell had ju.-t 1 nicj not guilty When this picture was taken
Hearer Calls Hand
At a service held Saturday night
in the Church of God in the
Southern part of Shelby the
preacher in charge made some
rather plain statements in his ex
hortation for clean living and aft
er the service one of the hearers
“called him.” And as the result of
the calling the aftermath of the
sermon will be aired in recorder’s
court during the week, it is said.
As reprots have it Rev. Mr.
Long, preaching to the congrega
tion urged them to lead clean
lives and especially stressed the
payment of debts. So earnest did
he in his plea for cleanliness that
he called out a man’s name in the
congregation, and as reports have
it told him that “you should pay
Mr. So-and-So what you owe
him.” The hearer, whose dignity
had been hurt by the public call
ing of his name before the entire
congregation, called on the parson
after the service and informed
him that he did not owe “Mr.
So-and-So" anything. The talk ad
vanced and blows followed and as
a result officers say that the hear
er and his father, and also the
preacher have bruised faces., The
preacher, with a black eye, says
he was kicked and the father of
the hearer wfZv a bruised face
says be was struck Vith a rock,
and it seems to be a foregone con
clusion that something happened.
Just what it was Recorder Mull
will attempt to find out at the
hearing, which Chief Hamrick
gayso will be held when the im
portant witnesses arc able to at
WEST SHELBY NEIIVS
OF HIE INTEREST
Interest inn News From the Western
Section of the City of People
Who Are on the Go.
Miss Nellie Ward, of Caroleen,
spent the week-end with her friend,
Miss Risberth Tate, at her home on
North Ciena street.
Mrs. J. B. Crow has had her guest
for the past several days her sister,
Mrs. Bessie Duncan.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jamerson and
Mrs' Corran Upton, of Caroleen, were
visitors at the home ot Mr. and Mis
S. C. Tate, on Clegg street one day
last week. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Silver, of Rulh
erfordton, spent yesterday with his;
brother, Mr. J. W. Silver, and family.
Rev. C. B. Way and family visirr-n
Mr Afnos Gantt and family in No. 3
township yesterday afternoon.
Miss Bonnie Silver, of Morganton,
was the guest of her brother Mr J.,
\V. Silver, yesterday.
Rev. L. S. Helms, the new pastor of
the Methodist Protestant church,
preached his initial sermon to a large
ongregation last night at • o clock
Rev. C. B. Way, the former pastor,
was present and assisted in the sery- .
ice. Rev. Mr. Helms will preach at this
place once each Sunday and his next
appointment will be next Sunday,
irorning at 11 o’clock.
Mr. G. B. Ward of Caroleen, was
i visitor at the home of Mr. S. C. Tate j
LIST OF DEEDS
FILED FDR RECORD
Trading in Real Estate Continues Ac
tive in Cleveland County and
The following deeds have been filed
for record recently in the register of
W. D. McRae and wife to J. L. Sut
tle and M. A. Spangler, lot on Sunrter
street $2,500 and other considerations.
E. M. Beam and wife to Enos L.
Beam lot comer S. Trade and W. Gra
ham street, $1.00 and other consider
i R. M. Gidney and wife to Wm. Lin
cberger, M. A. Spangler, Jack Palmer
and J. L. Suttle, one lot on Suttle St.,
and one on Cleveland Springs roati,
for $1.00 and the exchange of prop
Carey C. Boshamer and wife to
Wm. Lineberger lot in Belvedere
Heights for $2,500.
J. E. Nash and wife to Flay H. and
Frances Hoey, lot on S. Washington
Wm. G. Spake and wife to J. F.
and L. H. Ledford, two lots on Sunrise
Terrace for $3,800.
Alton Peeler and wife to Essie
Peeler Wilkins and J. J. Wilkins, un
divided one-third interest in three
tracts for $750.
C. F. Stowe, H. B.-Stowe and wives
to George F. Lovell two lots at Kings
G. W. Hord and wife to J. L. Settle
myre, ten lots in Kings Mountain $180.
Anderson Smarr and wife to Plonk
Bros, and Co., 14 acres in No. 4 town
J. S. Goode and wife to Walter Hay
nes, 35 acres in No. 2 township, in
cluding residence of late Raleigh Rob
Chas. H. Haynes to J. S. Goode, 25
3-4 acres in No. 2 township $1,345.
J. Q. Anthony and wife to R. B.
Gar.tt, lot in No. 2 township on High
way 20 for $20Q.
Laura A. Jenkins and husband J. A.
Jenkins to Preston Green, 2 1-4 acres
in No. 7 township for $101,25.
C. R. Hoey trustee to Minnie Tay
lor Norwood, lot in South Shelby for
Lemuel Elmore and wife to J. E.
Champion, three tracts of 23, 109 and
5 acres in No. 9 township for $19,000.
H. Clay Cox and wife to Mrs. Flor
ence Morrison Hoyle, widow, 416 feet
on Highway 20 for $100.
Ode Davis and wife to Sam Run
yans, 42 acres in No. 2 township
J. D. Davis and wife to Jake Rain
ey, lots in Kings Mountain, $500.
W. W. Bennett and wife to W. P.
I'ulton, 1-2 acres in Kings Mountain
E. G. Cook and others to Columbus
C Cook 50 acres in No. 10 township
$1.00 and other consideration.
E. F. McKinney and wife to Ch is.
C. and George Blanton, two tracts of
28 1-2 and 11 1-4 acres for $4,600.
S. S. McKinney, S. C. McCrawley
and wife, S. J. McCrawley, one acre
in No. 7 township, love and affection.
Wm. Lineberger and wife to P. O,
Lail lot in Hoey property $10 and oth
Paul HawKins, Dewey Hawkins and
wives to 1. M. Spake, lots in Fairview
P. C. Lail and M. L. Lail to Wm.
Lineberger. Jack Palmer, M. A. Spang
ler and J. L. Suttle 2 lots on Fallstor.
road $10 and other consideration.
Shower In County
For Hospital Here
In Shelby anil over the county
plans are being: made for the sec
ond big Thanksgiving shower to
be given the Shelby Public hos
pital during Thanksgiving week.
Indications are that the shower
this Thanksgiving will exceed that
cf last year, which was a big suc
cess. Every man and woman in
Cleveland county, especially the
women, are asked to contribute
something that day to the hos
The shower will not be one of
money, but of articles useful to
the upkeep of the institution that
is proving such a convenience to
the injured and sick of the coun
ty. Among the things most de
sired are bed and table linen of
all kinds, vegetables. canned
fruits preserves—anything th.i:
may be used about the hospital,
and for th;s reason the appeal is
made more directly to the ladies
of the town and county. In each
home there should be some left
over canned fruits, potatoes arid
other vegetables that would fill
a big empty space ia the hospitnl
larder and last year numerous
noble farm wives brought in
enough to fill and overflow the
larder and spread joy of the in
stitution that cares for our sick.
The day for the shower has
been set for the Saturday aftrr
Thanksgiving as many of the
folks from the county will be in
town that day. Some central point
uptown will be selected an an
nounced later, where the gifts
may be left. Anyone desirir.tr to
bring in articles before (hat time
may do so and leave them at the
point selected, where some one
will take charge of the collection.
Those who expect to be away over
the week end should bring in their
gifts prior to Saturday, as this
day was selected so as not to in
terfere with Thanksgiving serv
ices or visits.
Further details regarding the
shower will be announced later
and any information regarding the
shower may be secured from Mrs.
Clyde R. Hoey. Club women in
town and county are urged to in
terest their communities and
clubs in the shower at once.
On Inspection Tour
Special Train Came By Shelby Sat
urday With Officials On An
nual Inspection Tour.
Southern railway officials came by
Shelby Saturday at noon on their an
nual inspection tour of the division
between Rock Hill and Marion. In
the party were the superintendent,
train master, road master and super
visor of all section foremen and
others, travelling in two special cars,
one an observation car and one a din
er. The purpose of their trip was to
inspect the railroad property, espec
ially the road bed and in making the
inspection the section hand having
the best conditioned road will be a
war.ded a prize, as is customary
Recently there was a cnange in tne
section formen at this place. A. H.
Anthony who has been the efficient
foreman for a number of years has
been promoted to extra foreman which
will move him about to different
points along the division. W. A. Sil
ver of Hickory Grove has been plac
ed in charge of this section and en
tered his duties about three weeks
Capt. Shipp Buried
At Lincolnton, N. C.
His Body Laid to Rest Beside That of
His Father Killed During the
The body of Captain Fahius Shipp
was laid to rest Friday morning un
der the shadow of old St. Lukes Epis
copal church, and it was placed by the
side of his distinguished father, Lieu
tenant William Shipp, who was killed
in the Spanish-American war. A mil
itary guard of honor escorted both
father and son to the same little lot
here in Lincolnton.
Captain Shipp was bom and reared
in Lincoln, his parents moving away
when he was a good-sized boy. He had
often returned to the scene of his na
tivity and was known throughout the
countryside. When the news reached
I incolnton that he had been killed in
Arizona when his polo ponv fell, the
community was saddened. He was a
grandson of the late Judge Shipp.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Loy spent the
week end at Hunter-villv.
Wealth Of Substitute Flayers l n
covered By Morris Dart Through
Visitors For Victory
A group of yoy.sp substitutes shot
in the game to take the places of in
jured players displayed some remark
able football and enabled Shelby
High to defeat the strong Clover.
South Carolina, High It) to 0 here
Out of the victory came a hereto
fore substitute back who bids fair by
another year to be one of fastest
steppers that ever wore the blue jer
sey of the Shelby High. Ben Hip, y
he was, darting, elusive streak that
got off like a comet, followed a per
fect interference through or by the
line, and then streaked off on a fleet,
sidestepping run for gain after gain.
The youngster starting h s f.rst game
displayed a speed and an ability to
keep going that has not been wit
nessed here this year. Starring with
Hippy were two other youngsters,
playing their first game at the posi
tions they held Friday—Cleve Cline
and Louis Roberts. Cline shifted from
end' to a backfield berth was a ter
ror in tearing through the redleg
Clover line and nabbed more for
ward passes out of the air for gains
than another high school back play
ing here this season. Roberts substi
tuting for a short period for Gard
ner at center let the sidelines know
that he would be a serious contender
for a berth on the Wildkitten eleven
at Davidson next year.
However, in cooling the youngsters
down and shoving them on to victory
were the veterans—if a player may
called that with only one year’s ex
penrience. Kerr chased over two
touchdowns, while Grigg, Cline Owens
Lee, Peeler, Moore and Coble were
the bulwarks on defense, with Beam
and Whistnant tearing into the play
as the game neared an end.
It was an experiment eleven that
Morris ran in first to replace his in
jured men. Lackey went to end for
Cline who was shifted to the back
tfield to help plug the vacant spots
i left by Whistnant and Magness. Rip
py replaced the other back, und Peel
er was shifted to tackle where he was
a strength to the team, replacing
Big John Elliott. And out of the ex
periment came the cry: Watch that
backfield next year—Rippy, Cline,
Magness, Harris and Whisnant!”
Kerr chased over Shelby’s first
touchdown and the try for extra
point failed. Then Rippy in two or
three plays that returned a feeling
of joy to the sidelines sidestepped
halfway across the field for another,
and Cline Owens Lee kicked the ex
tra point. A short time later Kerr,
the line plunger accepted Cleve
Cline’s role, reached up in the air and
nabbed a pass near his goal line, go
ing over for the final score as the
kick for goal failed.
Clover in going: down displayed a
fighting eleven that was dangerous to
the lost, threating seriously to
score on several occasions. One a fake
from a punt formation gave a Clover
back a getaway for a period looked
to be a touchdown. Shortly afterwards
a Clover back leaped into the air, in
tercepted a Shelby pass and galloped
on and on across the field only going
down on a remarkable tackle by
Peeler after the sidelines had practi
cally conceded the runner a touch
For their spirited play despite the
fact they are out of the championship
race the young High eleven deserves
the support of the town. Despite
their stunning setback by Gastonia
the boys are out giving their all and
with that spirit fans are predicting
that Morris by next season will have
a whirlwind eleven.
It was perhaps the cleanest game
here this season, no rough tactics be
ing shown, and the boys on both
teams tendering those on the oppos
ing eleven every courtesy of football.
Shelby (19) Pos. Clover (0)
Lee- -It E.... Neil
Peeler -RT_ T. McCall
Coble -RGV-- McCall
Gardner -RC- Fergunsori
Singleton _LG ..._ Riddle
Moore ---LT- Stacey
Lacky --LE- Hambright
Grigg (c) —_Q B__ Bailes
Kerr --RHB__ - Jackson
Shelby substitutes: Hoyle, Ro
berts, Whistnant and Beam. Clover:
Ritch. Referee—Blanton (Carolina.
Hudson (N. C. State.)
Enemy stumps are being wrecked
on many North Carolina farms by
surplus war-time explosives. Pyrotol,
the cheap government explosive may
be had in carlots by placing orders
with the county agents of State Col
^ 1 ■1 vw"
’VMineift mlerick C* Nano, wife of
the secretary of .the Rumanian log*-!
lion at Washington." has returned to
the capital alter a visit home, ^She
ts a charming matron and considered
the most te .iutiful of the diplomatic
.\wivea tn Washington/ 'Sm~!T t
Killed En Route
To Football Game
Chape! Hill, Nov. 11—Frank Hud
son, a senior at Davidson College,
whose home is in Chattanooga lost
his life in an automobile accident on
the Hillsboro Chapel Hill road about
six miles from here last night while
on his way to attend the Carolina
Davidson game. A broken) neck caus
ed death almost instantly. He and
five of his fraternity brothers were
coming to Chapel Hill in a “U Drive
It" Ford touring car.
According to reports the boys got
off on a side roud through mistake
and the car was overturned while
they were returning to the main high
Hudson was a very popular stu
dent at Davidson. He was head of the
Ulee Club and president of the Board
of Control. He was a fraternity bro
ther of Brassy Baker, star tackle on
the Davidson team, and of Chat'es
Richie, another member of the squad
They belong to Sigma Epsilon.
Broad River Nearin 5?
Normal After J ains
General Downpour Over Southern
States Expected to Alleviate
Water Situation in Section.
From reports coming in from around
the Broad river sections in this and
adjoining counties it appears the riv
er is nearer normal now than at any
time since last spring as a result of
the general heavy rains of last week.
Heavy rains falling throughout
North and South Carolina and adjoin
irg states brought further assurance
electric plants, city sources, wells and
springs and aided in seed germina
ueports from several united states
cf needed water supply for hydro-el
weather bureau stations indicated that
the fall had been generally heavy and
presaged rises in principal streams.
Spartanburg reported a precipita
tion of 1.5-1 inches at 4 o'clock; Ashe
ville had 1.10 inches for the 24 hour
period; Charlotte reported 1.73 inches;
Augusta, .1*4; Charleston. 1.56, and
Savannah 1.54. Wilmington, Raleigh,
Atlanta, Montgomery and Jacksonville
shared in the general downpour.
Patients at Shelby ■
Mr. E. Miller Eskridge, N. DeKalb
sfreet underwent a serious operation
Friday and is doing as well as could
Mrs. Mary Eskridge entered the hos
pital Saturday for treatment.
Mrs. Eliza Green, Shelby, was op
erated on Friday and is doing nicely.
W. M. Martin of East-side, had his
second operation ten days ago and is
Chas. Branton of Kings Mountain,
is recovering rapidly from an opera
R. B. Watterson of Kings Mountain
was operated on Wednesday for ap
M. L. Young, attached to the Nat
Reese shows which played the Cleve
land county fair in September is still
a patient at the hospital, recovering
from an infected knee.
Mrs. W. C. Harris has sufficiently
recovered from an operation for ap
pendicitis to removed to her home
on N. LaFnyette street.
Mrs. Joe‘Wright of Ellenboro, op
erated on two weeks ago, is doing
Bishop Horner of Asheville, spent
I Sunday night hen at Central hotel.
hx-ServiceMan Injured at Lily Mill,
Dies in Hospital. Right Arm is
Torn off in Shaft.
Mr. Burgin Smith, aged 28 years,
died Saturday afternoon in the Shel
l>.v hospital as the result of Injuries ro
reived Saturday morning in the base
ment at the Lily mill, South Shelby
Smith, who was assistant mill car
yenter, was in the basement of
ha null when in some manner he
caught his right arm, or clothing, in
a shaftingand the arm was torn off in
two places'below the shoulder, his
chest crushed and his head injured.
Mr. L. M. Cochran, who was in the
basement at the time, and Mr. Meek
Irvin, assistant superintendent, who
reached the injured man first, were
unable to tell just how Smith was
caught i,, the shafting. Mr. Cochran
first noticing that something was
wrong when he heard the noise of
•_mith being pulled about the shaft.
The injured man, still conscious, wag
rushed to the hospital, where he later
died, death resulting, it is understood,
fioni the shook of the severe injuries
and the crushed chest.
The funeral services were conducted
Sunday afternoon at Mt. 7.ion church
and interment was there. The services
were in charge of Rev. Rush Padgett,
pastor of the Second Baptist church,
of which the deceased was a loyai
Young Air. Smith, who served with
a (rood record overseas during the
Worjd war was a son of the Jate J. K.
Smith and was well and favorably
known in the section of the county of
which he was a native and also here.
He was a favorite with co-workers and
others at the Lily mill plant and his
tragic death is a source of sorrow
there. He is survived by his young
wife who was a Miss Dellinger, of the
Waco section, and three small children.
Quite a number have visited the
scene of the fatal accident, but so far,
according to reports, it has not been
definitely ascertained just how the de
ceased was caught in the shafting.
Those reaching him-first say that |fe
was watching his farm go-around with'
the shaft when they reached him. The
arm. it is said, was torn off in two
Mills in This County Will Be Only
One and One-half Daya Off Full
Time. Rains Have Helped.
A second cut "of half a day in the
curtailment program of the Southern
Power company, leaving a day and
a half each week for the idleness of
manufacturing enterprises using the
company’s power, was announced Fri
day in a letter sent out by C. I.
Burkholder, vice president of the
company. The new schedule is effec
tive beginning Monday.
Increased normal flow in the Ca
tawba river as a result of the rain of
Thursday, while not improving the
head of water in the reservoirs, per
mits the increased use of power, the
new schedule taking into Considera
tion the capacity use of the companys
steam auxiliary ' plants, the letter
This is the second half-day increase
jn working time of the enterprises us
ing Southern power, the first hav
ing been announced several days ago,
following rains that also increased
the normal flow of the river, without
materially increasing the head of wa
ter in the reservoirs.
The dearth of rain during the past
summer, giving a deficiency in rain
fall of more than 18 inches since the
first of the year, or a rainfall of
slightly more than half the normal
amount, necessitated the curtailment
program, which soon reached two and
a half days. This schedule continued
for several weeks, until recently, when
the first half-day was lopped off, the
letter Friday announcing the second
half-day, or a full day in all.
“We anticipate Thursday’s rain will
permit a reduction of another haif
day in curtailment. We are, therefore,
requesting that beginning Monday,
November 16, the following curtail
ment be observed,” the letter states.
The schedule follows:
Zone No. 4 is requested to curtail
from 6 a. m. Tuesday to 12 noon
Wednesday of each week. No. 4 in
cludes Rutherford, Cleveland, Lin
coln, Catawba. Iredell, Caldwell and
Burke counties, N. C., and Cherokee
and Spartanburg counties, S. C.
Mrs. West of Marshall, visited hef
| sister, Mrs. Ztuu Wall the past,