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VOL. XXXIII, No. 98
“Covers Cleveland Completely.’
SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY, NOV. 23, 1925. Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. $2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
Cleveland County Sunday School
Convention Will He Held At Pres
byterian Church Dec. 6-7.
An interesting program has been
arranged for the Cleveland County
Sunday school convention to be held
with the Presbyterian church in Shel
by, December 6th and 7th, under the
auspices of the Cleveland county and
'the North Carolina Sunday School
associations for Sunday school work
ers of all denominations. Local as
well as speakers of the state boards
are on the program which is as fol
Mr. G. G. Page, County President,
Scripture Reading and Pray,
er. Rev. H. K. Boyer, Pastor
Central Methodist Church,
2:40—The Child in the Midst. Miss
Daisy Magee, Raleigh, Ch\l
dren’s Division Superintend
ent North Carolina Sunday
0:10—The Sunday School Meeting
the Needs of the Young Peo
ple. Miss Flora Davis,
Raleigh, Associate Superin
tendent North Carolina Sun
day School Association.
3:40—Record of attendance.
3:50—-Getting and Holding Adults.
Mr. D. W. Sims, Raleigh,
General Sup ertcncient
North Carolina Sunday
SUNDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER, 6.
Mr. B'm. Linebcrger, County Vice
Scripture Reading and Prayer.
Rev. H. M. McDairmid, Pas
tor Presbyterian Church
7:1.')— Stories and Story Telling. Miss
Record of attendance.
8:23—Trained Workers—Why and
How. Mr. D. W. Sims.
Conference for Cradle Roll. Begin
ners, Primary, And Junior Workers
Scripture Reading ar.d Pray
3:40—Expressional Activities. Miss
4:10—Discussion. Led by Miss Magee
(onference for Intermediate, Senior,
And Young Peope’s Workers
Scripture Reading and Pray
er. Rev. H. N. McDiarroid.
3:40—Organization and Activities for
Young People, Miss Flora
MONDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER, 7.
Mr. W. A. Ridenhour, County Secre
Scripture Reading and Pray
er. Rev. Zeno Wall, Pastor
First Baptist Church, Shel
i 10—The Teacher and the Method.
Miss Flora Davis.
8:00—The Challenge of the Child.
Miss Daisy Magee.
Record of attendance.
8:40—Better Results Through Better
Cooperation. Mr. D. W. Sims.
0:10—Offering for Support of Coun
ty and State Sunday School
A pennant will be presented to the
Sunday School having in the Conven
•'on the largest number of represen
tatives, sixteen years of age and
over, according to the number of
miles traveled. Records wil* be tak
en at each session of the Convention.
The pennant will be presented at the
close of the session on Sunday after
C. G. PAGE, County President.
A. RIDENHOUR, County se
2*>TH CHILD OF GREENS
BORO PARENTS DEAD
Greensboro, Nov. 20—Coolidge Hy
”tt Walker, 2Gth child of Mr. and
‘ ,8> _S. L, Walker, who reside near
this city, died at 7 o’clock this morn
mg. The father is caretaker for the
1 ‘nodale Club. The infant is sur
'1 •1 *i by 10 biAtheis and si; ter-..
MiUliul II ..
with hr,,:; . .
Her first h.it v.
: <Jl'll sllOl ijv , fill ■
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ivi .s'. !
Trading of mil estat:.- continues un
abated in Cleveland county and the
register of deed's is busy recording
the activ ity of real estate being much
larger this fall than had been expect
ed. fhe foil wing deeds have recently
been filed for record:
J. R. Jones and wife to W. J. Jones
and wife, one-half undivided interest in
lot on X. Washington street $1,000.
J. ( . Newton and wife to W. J. and
■■■ R. Jones, iot oi#X. Washington St.,
Leri Elmore and wife to J. B. Jon-.s
lot in Lawndale $$,500.
J. E. Champion and wife to Lem
uel Elmore, store and warehouse in
W. J. Jones and wife to Lerrt El
more and wife lot on X. Washington
R. M. Hoyle and Wife to Caleb
Hoyle lot on South edge of Railroad
street, adjoining O. E. Ford residence
in Shelby, $800 and other considera
A. E. Crowder and wife to J. A.
( rowder 5 8-8 acres on Brushy creek,
Cleveland Springs company to Mrs.
Lilly B. Schenck. lot in Cleveland
Springs park, $1,000.
V. Jack Palmer and wife to J. S.
Carpenter, lot on X. Morgan street
Dovie Williams widow and children
to Clyde W. Cornwell, 165 acres in Xo.
0 township $21,000.
Clyde Cornwell and wife to T. C.
Carpenter 27 acres in No. 5 township
O. 0 Palmer and wife to Renn Drum
and G. M. Cox lots beyond Cleveland
Springs $10 and other consideration.
J. W. Spangler and wife to Arey
l rothers lot on Elm street Shelby, $10
and other consideration.
\V. H and W. G. Arey and wives to
R. B. Kendrick, lot on E. Warren 3t.
Mike L. Borders and wife to Renn
Drum and G. M. Cox, lots beyond Clev
land Springs $050.
A. D. Lord and wife t > Henry Mc
Millan, lot on Buffalo street for $150.
Grady Withrow, J. P. D. Withrow
and wives to M. I.. Thompson. 24 3-4
acres in No. 7 township $10 and othei
C. C. Blanton and George Blanton
to R. P. Weathers, 11 1-4 acres on
little Beaver Dam for $1,687.50.
R, P. Weathers and wife to C. C.
end George Blanton 14 1-2 acres on
little Beaver Dam for $2,508.
R. I.. Thomason and .1. P. D. VI ilh
row to Grady Withrow. 65 acres in No.
7 township for $10 and other consid
For Park $5,000
Cleveland county’s quota for the
National Park movement in the
Mountains lias been set at $25,000.
The quotas for Western North
Carolina, outside oi Asheville and
Buncombe county, which is pledged
to raise $250,000 of the half million
dollar purchase fund, are announced
Ashe, $2,500; Avery, $1,000; Burke
$10 000; Clav, 81.000; Cleveland, $5,
000; Catawba. $5,000; Caldwell, $5,
000' Cherokee, $15,000; Graham, $10,
000; Haywood, $30,000; Henderson,
$25,000; Jackson. $20,000: Mason, $10
000; Madison. 8&.000; Mitchell. $1,
000; McDowell. 810,000; Polk, $2,500;
Rutherford, $5,000; Curry, $2,500
Swain. $25,000; Wilkes. $1,000; Wau
tuga, $1,000; Yancey, $2,500; Trans
1,463 B. F. 0. ROUTES
The postojfice department has
made available some facts relating
to the rural mail delivery service.
The figures reveal that on June 30,
j 1925, there were i'i op, ration in the
| State a total of 1,403 routes, a slight
| increase over the year previous. In
! North Carolina, as iji many other
j states the growth of the R. F. 1). busi
! ness is indicated, not so much by the
establishment of new routes, but ra
ther by the extension of long estab
lished routes. There were 253 ex
tension in the State during the la .t
fiscal year, while only a single route
In \ irgin.a this year there were
; 1.148 routes'in operation, and 100 ex
1 tensions, as against the 253 extensions
I in North Carolina.
| In the general information g'ven
with l “ference to the service it is
stated that the network of rural free
uelivery routes which honecombs
| the United States was enlarged by
I the addition of 498 new routes and
• the extension of 4,228 existing ones
i during tire fiscal year ending June 30,
On June 30 mail was delivered on
| 45.189 rural routes as compared with
| 44.760 on June 30, 1924. Rural mail
routes in the United States have ar.
aggregate length of 1,223,391 miles,
ar.d serve 6,598,178 families or 30,
During the past fiscal year in the
. rural mail service there were 840 re
, signations, 174 removals, 23 retire
| merits, 203 vacancies caused by
I deaths, while 9 carriers were killed
i n accidents.
! Of the nine meeting accidental
I deaths two were killed by railroad
, trains, one was drowned, one was
! killed when his horse ran away, one
I by a falling tree, two were struck by
; automobiles and two others were
j found dead beneath their overturned
Record Consumption of Cotton Look
ed for this Year—Spinners are
Buying for Future.
| New Orleans, La. Nov. 21.—Prior to
! release of today’s government crop re
| port the market was depressed ovv
j ing to further liquidation, influenced
■ by the possibility of the Government
| indicating a larger yield than indi
i cated Nov. 1st.
| Contrary to general expectations,
| returns' to the Government as of Nov.
14th indicated a production of 15,
298,000 bales vs 15,386,000 indicated
j on 1st instant, showing a decrease of
| 88,000 bales.
i After trading was resumed, after
release of the Government report,
values advanced more than 100 points
! which attracted realizing, causing
I market to ease off again.
In view of the prospects for a re
1 cord consumption by tbe world of
American cotton this season, probu
1 My fifteen million bales to 15.
I 500,000 bales as indicated by spinners
takings to date running on a basis of
! 15,384,00 bales, with prospects of the
basis increasing eventually, we favor
buying cotton now, especially on de
There are prospects for less favor
able weather in the southwest and
Missippissi valley states over the
week-end, exports Continue large, and
the December option in New Orleans
and New York is in a strong position.
The smaller, instead of an expect
ed larger crop estimate, will likely
encourage owners in south to hold for
a better price, especially for the bet
ter grades, offering of which will pro
bably continue light during the re
mainder of season.
This year’s large crop was due
mainly to a dry, hot summer, and
Fall, there having been no rain of
consequence until October, which per
mitted the plant to make, particular
ly in the central and eastern portions
of belt, because of the inactivity of
weevil, which was virtually a repeti
tion of last year, for while the crop
is larger than one year ago, much of
increase was due to a larger acreage
than last year.
There is no telling what is in store
for the cotton grower next year in
way of climate conditions, if a wet
season is experienced, weevils may
become numerous, and active again,
as has been the case in previous wet
seasons when small crops and very
high prices resulted.
No one knows this better than the
spinners of world, and they are likely
to take advantage of prevailing prices
which are the lowest in years to pro
vide for their present and future
II & B BEER.
j Mere’s Something
For Cleveland To
Be Thankful About
j Ginning1 figures issued
\ todav by Milos II. Ware.
: special agent, show that
| 33,366 bales of cotton had
) been ginned in Cleveland
| county up to November 14.
This figure is considerably
i bettor than many expected
| for the entire year. 28,958
j bales had been ginned up to
( November 14, last year,
i Quite a bit of cotton has
j be’fen ginned in the week
| since November 11, and
i then is still a small quan
| t ity to be ginned.
* v# •
City Schools Will
Among The Needy
To the Friends and Patrons cf
the Shelby Public Schools:
This is an appeal to you to aid
us in making; our annual Thanks
giving offering. There are many
destitute homes in Shelby where
food and clothing are needed in i
excess of the amount provided by
the meagre incomes. There are
children out of school because
they do hot have shoes to wear
There are many children in our
town dependent upon this annual
Thanksgiving offering for school
hooka. There are some with physi
cal informatics who are not able
to buy the necessary medicine,
j Certainly the good people of Shel
by have enough of this world's
goods to “provide for their own
households” ard to share with oth
ers not so fortunate. Money ami
fruits of the earth will he accept
ed end distributed by the chil
dren anti the teachers among the
poor and needy of our community
If there is a destitute family
in your neighborhood, you are re
quested to report it to your near
All offerings should be sent to
school on Wednesday morning,
November 25. Each child is invit
ed to bring an offering Wednesday
Shelby Highs Down
Fast Hickbry Squad
Playing at Hickory Friday after
noon the Shelby Highs defeated the
Hickory High eleven 21 to 0 in a game
that was more interesting than the
score would indicate.
The sidelines were given a thrill
by the stubborn defense put up
by the Hickory eleven during the last
three quarters, Shelby scoring all
ffiree touchdowns early in the game.
The rapid scoring of Shelby in the op
ening of the game apparently infuri
ated the Hickory boys and they held
like a wall for the remainder of the
game. The entire Shelby eleven per
formed well there being individual
stars in the line and backfield with
the speedy Magness showing the way
with two touchdowns, one from the
kick-off through the entire Hickory
Set For Saturday
The Thanksgiving shower for the
Shelby Public hospital has been set
for Saturday afternoon, according to
Mrs. Clyde R. Hoey. Any time in the
afternoon from 1 until 5 o’clock those
who give to the hospital may leave |
their gifts at Central Methodist'
church or take them to the hospital.
Mrs. Hoey and officials at the hos
pital say that anything that can be
used by a housewife will also prove
beneficial at the hospital—linen of all
kinds, fruits, vegetables, canned goods,
etc. Every housewife in Shelby and
ever the county is asked to bring in
something for the shower.
TOM Till MB WEDDING AT
EARL SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
There will be a Tom Thumb wed
ding at Earl school house auditorium
Tuesday evening of this week, the in
vitation reading as follows:
”Mr. and Mrs. M. H.’ Midget re
quest the honor of your presence at
the marriage of their daughter Fairy
to Mr. Tom Thumb Tuesday evening,
November the 24th at half-past seven
Earl school auditorium, admission 10c
“Havoc" is a Tremendous drama of
society, woven into a realistic back
ground of the war. No it's not a,war
picture. Don't forget, it’s Wednesday
. Don’t miss this mighty drama of
war dazed woman with George O’Brien
in “Havoc” Princess Wednesday no
titra charges. adv
District Agent Regrets Departure of
Lawrence And Speaks Well of
In a latter to th ■ fafmes and other
; citizens of this county E. L. Millsaps,
| district agent of farm extension work
i introduces. the new farm agent to tin
[ county, speaks well of his r cord. and
mentions progress und r the hustling
Lawrence. Mr. Milisaps rays:
Mr. It. E. Lawrence, who has been
the County Agent in C.evehnd coun
ty for the past several years, is re
signing Noven her >'*Q h to e g«.g} i.i
private business. 'I he District Ago t
and t e College give up Mr. I awivme
with sincere regrtt as he has male
a faithful and ii.dusi r.ous ( putt y
Agent for Cleveland county. He en
ters upon h s new work .th the very
best wishes of the entire Extension
Last Monday 1 had three fine young
fellows to moot With the County
Commissioners and myself at Shelby
for the purpose of selecting a suc
cessor to Mr. Lawrence, After dis
cussing the matter fully and after
hearing the young men talk for a
few minutes telling of their training
and experience, the Commissioners
selected Mr. Alvin Hardin of Kings
ton. Tenn., and he will enter on his
work December 1st.
Kearecl on farm.
In introducing Mr. Hardin to the
people of Cleveland county, 1 want to
say that he was reared on a farm in
South Carolina and had all the hard
ships and experience of a South
Carolina boy. At 19 he entered the
preparatoiy department of ( lemson
College and alter spending four
years there, he was drafted into th •
service and spent two years in the
army, a part of the time in France.
After returning home he entered
Clemson College and. took his degree.!
After that he taught in the Smith
Hughes school in Tennessee, and was
County Agent for a year and a half,
and manager of a big orchard for a
bout two years in Tennessee, I have
no doubt the fanaftttt<rf- flwritmi.
county will be pleased with Mr, Har
din as Mr. Lawrence’s successor.
Mr. J. F, Brittain, Supt. of schools i
Roane County, Tennessee, writes me I
as follows concerning Mr. Hardin:
“I have known Mr. Alvin Hardin of
Kingston, Tenn, for over three years.
He is a young man of fine character
and unusual ability. His excellent
training, combined with a genial dis
position has fitted him excellently for
a number of positions. He has proven
successful as farm ngant in this
county. He has also made good as
manager of one of the largest orch
ard companies of this section Mr.
Hardin will prove successful in any
position he accepts. I recommend
Mr. Wm. B. Ladd, Clerk and Mas
ter, Chancery Court, Roane County
Tennessee, writes me as follows:
“I have known Alvin Hardin for a
number of years, and I know him to
be well fitted arid educated for Farm
Demonstration work. Mr. Hardin ser
ved as County Agent for Roane for
several months, practically two years
and he gave entire satisfaction, and
any one wanting a Farm Agent will
do well to employ Mr. Hardin, for 1
know him to be competent, in his line
and also to be a gentleman, and if
any further inquiry should be want
ed by any one I will be glad to com
municate with interested authorities,
for I take pleasure in recommending
a man of Mr, Hardin’s ability.”
Mr. D. H. Evans, County Court
Clerk. Roane County, Tennessee, ha <
the following to say:
“Am glad to have an opportunity
to say a good word for Mr. Hardin
for I cannot truthfully say anything
against him. He is a likable man, en
ergetic, tactful, and I consider him
capable of putting over any program
in the agricultural line. He has pro
ven successful as county agent here.
He is clean, straightforward and a
bove reproach in every way.”
Mr. J. P. Patton of the Patton
Hardware Company, Kingston, Tenn,,
lias the following to say:
“In reply to your letter of Nov.
5th I am very glad indeed to fecom
mend to you Mr. Hardin for your
County Agent work, as he is very
capable and a, willing worker. In fact
be made us the best County Agent
we ever had in Roane County, as he
looks after the small farmer as well
as the large one, and you know this
is the kind of work that pays in a
community. He is capable of putting
on an agricultural program and see
ing it through. He is a young man of
good habits ami character, and he has
an excellent wife and two babies, and
we know his friends as well as my
self would be glad for you to give
him a try-out, as we are sure he will
please your people and make good in
I do not doubt that Mr. Hardin will
enter upon his work as County Agent
of Cleveland County with all the on
Tl'ur.iiiM \\" Miller, formerly alien
l»'oj* riy custodian. has been indicted
by a f' • r.il Kimil July in New York
,charged with having Octruudi'd tha
Ji11V. iT1i3.cnt out of It Is
claimed Mill, r resold - tnnlls.nfed
stocks to original c.rniin a.vnets.
■ fti 1 tile World War ended,
The City of Springs” will observe
Thanksgiving day quietly with no for
mal exercises other than those held
in the churches of the city—and, of
course, the turkey dinners.
Some of the city schools and many
over the county will hold Thanksgiv
ing exercise- during the week. The
Shelby schools will dose Wednesday
afternoon for the week end, giving
tvfo holidays, Thursday and Friday.
9n Wednesday the school children will
:«V*pnible and accept gifts for the un
fortunates of the city and distribute
them among the homes of the needy.
Second,to theturkey dinner foothill
will be the attraction. So far it has
not been learned whether or not the
Shelby Highs will play a game Thur.
<»ay, but some efiorts have been made
to stage a game. The more enthusiastic
Shelby fans—and there are many of
them—will trek over the highways to
Chapel Hill for North Carolina’s grid
iron classic, the Carolina-Virginia
I urkey-day battle. A number will go
by automobile, leaving here Wednes
day, others will make the trip by bus
lines, and quite a number are expect
ing to go on the special train from
Charlotte, which leaves there Wednes
day night and returns Thanksgiving
night. The special train will carry a
dining car and those making the trip,
according to Vernon Proctor, who has
charge of local reservations, wil! be
Served breakfast luncheon and a
Thanksgiving dinner aboard the train.
Other football followers will go to
Davidson for the Wildcat-Duke game,
and still others will motor to Hickory
for the contest between Dick Gurley’s
Lenoir-Rhyne eleven and Guilford.
Some few plan to attend the Alahama
Gt orpin and Tech-Auburn games.
Eastside Girl Dies
Pimple On Her Face Became Infect
ed and She Dies in Shelby Hospital
—Buried at Monroe.
Miss Hazel Williams, seventeen
year old girl of Eastside Mill died at
the Shelby Public Hospital Friday
afternoon about 0 o'clock with blood
poison, caused from an infected pim
ple on her face. Miss Williams had
a small, harmless looking pimple on
her face which she squeezed and in
some way it became infected six days
before her death. Blood poison en
sued and she was taken to the Shelby
Hospital for treatment but the blood
poison had covered her system and
medical and surgical skill were pow
erless to save her life.
She was the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Williams of the Eastside
mill and was a popular young girl of
that community. Her death is a
source of regret to her many friends.
Her remains were taken Saturday
to Union county where the interment
took place Sunday. Her mother is al
so quite ill at Eastside.
ergy and enthusiast^ any one could.
He seems/to be very enthusiastic a
bout the work, and 1 am assured that
he is an energetic young man. I be
speak for him. the hearty cooperation
of the farmers of the county, and I
believe if the farmers meet him half
way he will he able to accomplish a
great work in the agricultural up
building of one of the best counties
iii North Carolina,
Vos Powell Has Concussion of Skull
And Semi-Conscious Condition
For Twenty-four Hours.
As a result of a collision of two
lection at the Polkville cross road Sat
urday afternoon, Ves Powell, white
and two negroes, Julia Lee and John
Clover are in the Shelby hospital
with more or less serious injuries, Mr.
Pi-well was in a semi-conscious condi
tion for 24 hours. Reports from his
bedside Monday morning were that he
is rallying some and getting along as
well as could he expected wi*h cor.
cussion of the skull and other bruises
about the body and head. Julia Lee
and John Giover both have bruises
and cuts about the body. The woman
has a broken rib, while Glover is in
jured in the back and legs.
From the best information obtain
able over the telephone to The Star,
Mr. Powell, driving a Ford coupe, was
coming to Shelby Saturday, when a
car driven by a negro was going to
Lawndale. At the cross roads the col
ored car struck the Powell car in the
side, completely wrecking both cars
and injuring three or four negro oc
cupants, although only two in this car
were serious enough to remain at the
hospital for treatment. The worst in
jury is to Mr. Powell, son of W. J.
Powell, who wras alone in his coupe
and not only has concussion of the
skull but other bruises about the
head and body.
Mrs. Baxter C. Putnam, nee Ida
Hamrick entered the hospital Thurs
day for treatment.
Mrs. R. L. Sisk of Shelby is also a
new patient, entering for treatment.
R . B. Watterson of Kings Moun
tain is recovering and will be able to
go home in a few days.
J. T. Wells, colored, formerly of
Lawndale, now' living at Bessemer
City, entered last week for treatment.
EUenboro Lady Dies
At Shelby Hospital
Mrs. Margaret Susan Wright, Wife
of Joe Wright, Succumbs to Heart
Mrs. Margaret Susan Wright, wife
of Joe Wright of EUenboro, died at
the Shelby Hospital Friday afternoon
followivg a protracted illness with
heart trouble. During her long Ill
ness she had undergone three opera
tion, one at the Shelby Hospital
which was successful. Her condi
tion was quite favorable and she had
expected to be dismissed to go home
when the end came rather suddenly,
Mrs. Wright before marriage was a
Jolly, a daughter of James Jolly of
Mooresboro and she has a wide fami
ly connection in Cleveland as well as
Rutherford counties. Mrs. Wright
was 61 years of age and her remains
were taken to her home at EUen
boro, the funeral being conducted
Sunday with the interment at Bethel
Mrs. Wright is survived by her hus
haud and five children. She was an
energetic housewife, a kind and lov
ing wife and mother and her ab
sence will be felt in the home and
community where she was held in
THANKSGIVING PROGRAM AT
DOVER SCHOOL WEDNESDAY
Never a Thanksgiving rolls ’round
but what we wish we were kids again.
Our mind wanders back to the "old
days on the farm” and instinctively
we want to share our pleasure with
others. If this is the case with you
come to Dover Mill School on Wed
neday evening at 7:30. The fourth
and sixth grades are presenting a
program in which they hope to give
you the meaning of Thanksgiving
and help you to appreciate it more.
The program consists of songs recita
tions and the playlet, “The first
Thanksgiving.” These young people
are loyal supporters of thier school
and enjoy showing the public what
they can do.
Every one is cordially invited to at
tend and bring the faijiily. The pro
ceeds will go for improvement in
school-room equipment. Admission
15 and 25 cents.
Much Cotton Ginned
(From Rutherford Sun.)
There were 10,5559 bales of cotton
ginned in Rutherford county up to
Nov. 1st, 1925 as compared to 7986
for the same period last year. It is
the belief of the writer that by Jan,
1, 1926 more cotton will be ginned
of the 1924 crop than 1925, not only
in this county but in North Carolina.
Every year there is a picture that
stands out above all others that is
“Havoc” with George O'Brien. This
show is guaranteed. No advance in ad