ONE OF THE FUNNIEST STORIES EVER WRITTEN, “ TOO MUCH EFFICIENCY”, IN EACH ISSUEOF THE STAR. A LAUGH IN EVERY LINE.
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Of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Farming Section.
Modern Job Department,
VOL. XXXIII, No. 100
Whore Industry Joins With
Climate In A Call For You, ,
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Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. $2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
(i.lorcd Folks at Thanksgiving Cele
bration In No. 3 Prepared For
Fun When Officers
Officers of the law stepped in a |
colored shanty in No. 3 township last
nijri,t and halted what might have
developed into one of the county's
outstanding Thanksgiving celebra
The occasion was one of dancing
ond merriment in observance of the
Thanksgiving season, but the acces
saries were such as to form a grave -
vard. The decorations as viewed by
the officers included three pistols, five
shotguns, a long biaded knife of the
Spanish farc-the-well type, a guitar
and plenty of dancing feet to furnish
moving material for the artillery.
The whole affair was aired in re
corder’s court this morning and reve
lations tended to show that had the
officers not arrived when they did
something might have happened, as
heaped on the judge’s stand were guns
of all varieties.
yam McCullers, Ed Mintz and Love
Borden stopped at E. C. Sarratt’s fill
ing station late in the evening and
purchased gasoline. Just as they were
leaving the artillery started a bar
rage—“jes a little Thanksgiving
shooting,” one of the defendants term
ed it. The officers were g^lfied and
when Deputy Kendrick and Police
man Hester arrived From Shelby the
South Carolina party had made its
way to the home of Henry Parks, a
one-door shanty, where a big Thanks
giving dance was in progress.
In stepped the officers as Borden
was twanging the guitar and the guns
began hitting the floor. The Kaiser’s
crack soldiers of the days prior to the
World War could not have stacked
tnem speedier. Three guns were tak
en from the floor and the knife with
lire wicked blade opened came from i
an overalls pocket. Further search rc- J
vented three shotguns stacked in one
corner of a room, while two other shot- |
guns were found hidden between the j
mattresses on a bed.
Played Safety First.
Henry Parks at whose home the
dance and target practice was being
held claimed the ownership of three
of the shotguns and one pistol. He
explanied the guns hidden in the bed
as a “safety first” move. Knowing j
that the dance was to be staged he
declared he “did’t want no prj'miscus
shoutin’ around among his children an
Ah hid de guns so dat if ennything
stahted dey wudn’t git in de play.”
Some of the guns remained un
claimed and were relegated to the
scrap heap by Recorder Mull, but ap
parently the dance was of the “scrip ’
type and the admission price was to
be well-armed for protection.
As it was the accessories they car
ried to the dance in artillery and
liquid form cost Bowden $50 and the
costs and Mintz paid a fine of $25
and the costs in each of two counts.
But what might have been had not j
the officers arrived when tney did
woul<^>ave made a bigger Thanlop
Aged onelby Man
At Lincoln Corner
The corner stone to the handsome
new annex to the Lincoln hospital at
Lincolnton was laid Tuesday morning
at 10 o’clock. A large number of
friends of the institution W'ere present
to witness the laying of the stone, and
an impressive ceremony was held in
connection with the event.
Among those who attended was
M. F. Hull of Shelby, the aged father
of Mrs. L. A. Crowell. He was accom
panied to Lincolnton by his daughter,
Miss Lilia Hull, and granddaughter,
Mrs. Jean Schenck, who also came for
Mr. Hull was 91 years old in Oc
tober and in spite of his advanced age
he is still mentally alert and interest
ed in present day happenings. He is a
delightful conversationalist and so
graphically does he picture the stir
ting days of the Civil war in which he
took an active part, that his family
and friends never tire of hearing them.
Mr. Hull is probably the only living
oiar in this section who has the dis
tinction of having talked with soldiers
"ho fought in the Revolutionary war
he remembers well conversations he
he'l with several of these.
'Me. Hull, and his daughter. Miss
Mull, will spend some time in Lincoln
for with Dr. and Mrs. Crowell.
I ou can always tell a nejy arrival
'» Horida. He isn’t excited yet.
Doubtless you can guess the official
f rench abbreviation of Damascus.
Mhat a howl would ensue if pover
ty made women wear so few clothes.
It is well for the Navy to get bat
. |,ractice, but drownmg is too rertl
Indiana Health Champ.
, yr i . a - - -
'Early to non ami early to rise plus a diet of .fresh vein-tables. plenty of
eX' Vi la ord an esc a day, is the formula prescribed by Clara Ilauer. 11. of
Columbia City, 1ml.. to those who seek health. Clara scored 1*9 out of a.
nossil.de toy health paints in a state contest last summer. She will be one
of the competitors in the health contest to be held in conjunction with
the.yearly -Intelr.ativa.dldvesiock Exhibition, to be held at Chicago, Nov.
** Vo JAV- Oj.
LOCAL PUTS OFF
Curtailment by Southern Power Com
pany is Reduced to One Day
Each Week. Tuesday Here.
Beginning; next week textile plants
and other Southern power users in this
section will have to close down only
one day each week. The day for cur
tailment here will be Tuesday and
Tuesday night, all plants in this zone
observing the closing regulations
from Tuesday at 6 in the morning
until Wednesday morning.
With quite a bit of rain over the
territory local textile men are of the
■opinion that another week or two
will see the curtailment completely
lifted. The Charlotte dispatch regard
ing the decreased curtailment says:
Users of electricity produced by
the Southern Power company will be
running within one day of full time
next Monday, another half-day hav
ing been cut from the curtailment pe
riod. effective on November 30, ac
cording to a letter sent our by Char
ler 1. Burkholder vice president of the
This is the third drop from the
original three days of curtailment
Which .prevailed for several weeks dur
ing- the summer, as a result of the
drought which recorded a deficiency
of rainfall for the year of slightly
more than IS) inches at its high peak.
This caused an unusual drain on the
supply of ponded water of the com
panv. requiring that thousands of tons
of coal be used at the supplemental
Recent rains have caused the wa
ters to show improvement in pond
along the Catawba river, particularly,
on which most of the plants of the
company are located, the flow of the
river itself having begun to approach
With continued rains and improve
ment in the flow of the river as a
result, it will prbbabily be only a
question of a few weeks, si most, be
fore full-time operation of industrial
slants will be resumed, although of
ficials of the company make no state
ment as to when this may be expected.
Cherrvville, Nov. Ce.—lVnut *
iff S. Stroup and Chief Painter
swooped down on a number of men
and bovs iust out side the corporate
limits "west of town last Sunday
evening who were principals and spec
tators at a matinee of coek-figh‘ing.
At-the approach of the on tears
quite a number pulled tor tall tiaiber
six or eigitt stood their ground. The
officers found one slain rooster and
five or six live one in -’neks. The
officers failed to recognize some of
those who run, hut all who yere re
cognized were residents of Cherry
vjlle. No arrests were made Sunday
It is saitl that this business has been
going on here for the past year
Detroit Man Writes
For Buddy Here To
Come Back To Him j
From Detroit, u pon the lakes,
comes a mysterious appeal to The
Star—a Thanksgiving call of a
friend urging a friend here to
come back, that “he is forgiven.’
What there is behind the let
ter and between the lines; what
“Ed”, means to William Roberson,
urd why he wants him back is a
“Everything is forgiven. Come.”
That’s the appeal Ed, of Detroit
sends to this paper as an urge
to his pal of the county. The mes
“William T. Roberson, of Shel
by, route 5. Please come back to ■
Detroit, Mich. There is some good
news waiting fori you. Everything |
is o. k..and am anxiously waiting
ior your return. Don’t hesitate,
come back at once. You will be j
welcomed back and everything is i
forgiven. Come. Y our Buddie,
Says Asheville Will
Boost For Shelby
A letter received here from Frank j
A. Barber, general chairman of the j
Asheville Chamber of Commerce, i
which recently staged a "Know North j
Carolina” motorcade, says!
Sixty four people participated in
the North Carolina State tour and
you now have sixty four friends who
will welcome every opportunity t>
i speak a good word fpi your be.-uffvl
1 We are deeply grateful for your
i generous hospitality and I assure yaki
. that we will be very glad to recipro
' cate when you visit the Land cf the
! Sky. '
Says Cleveland Is
County Of Boosters
To the Citizens of Cleveland County!
It is with much regret that I g;'-e
up county agent work in Cleveland
county. It has been a pleasure to
work with you people of the county
the past five years, while I Have been
county agent for Cleveland county, ar.d
I wish to express to you my hearty
! appreciation of the support you have
given me, You have a county of nro
gresSive citizens and a county where
everybody boosts and nobody knocks;
a county where the citizens of the
towns in the county join hands with
the county for progress.
I want to commend to you my suc
cessor, Mr. Alvin Hardin, who takes
up county agent work December 1st.
Mr. Hardin is energetic and has had
practical experience on the farm, a
technical training, and experience as
R. E LAWRNCE. Co. Agt.
Men laugh at women’s fashions and
forget how ridiculous they look in
some of the things fashion decrees
them. .. _ . _
The following is the official pro
gram for the first services and exer
cises to he held in the handsome new
Dover Baptist church Sunday. The
program, as given out by the pastor,
Rev. John Davis, includes special
exercises by the Sunday school and
9:1® Song: Praise Qod From Whom
All Blessing. Flow; Prayer by Pastor; i
Song by Avondale chorus; collection;'
History of School, W. D. Steekston;
So g by \v«tndale chorus; Address,
I. 11. Dover “What a Church and Sun- j
lay School Meant to a Community.’’
Song by choir, Loyalty to Christ;
10:50 closing school.
Church Service 11 A. M.
Song All Hail the Power of Jesus
Name; Prayer; Song by choir No.
248 Crown Jesus King; Scripture
reading; Offertory; Song Avondale
rhnrus; Announcements and talk by
Pastor; Sermon by Rev J. R. Green
of Boiling Spr.ngs; Song by choir;
Services for Sunday Evening
G:00 P. M. B . V. P. C. 7:00 Church
services; Song by choir My Latest
Sun is Si’ king Fast; Prayer; Special
Music; Thank giving offering; Scrip
ture reading; Pantomine and quart
ett; Sermon by pastor theme “What
Shall Wo Do Now?” Song Am 1 a
Sold er of the Cross; Revival services
%viil begin Sunday night.
Monthly Honor Toll
Dover Mill School
First Grade: C. L. Southard, Hu
bert Bunchfied, Jackson Lymn, J. Y.
Cantrell. Herman Sisk, Jack Shull,
Harold Wilson, Berdet Johnson, Leon
ard Price, Clyde Chapman. Luvenia
Morrow, Blanch Thompson, Ottie
White, Ollie Ruth Queen Rosa Wil- :
lis Dora Worley. Virginia W’orley,
Lillian Melton, Edward C’handlier,
Vernie Weilmon, Ralph Turner, Edith
Tarlington, Ruby Lindsay, Bruce
Tate. Ilarl Jr, Hicks, Edgar Powell
and L. C. Hardin.
Second Grade: Carl Shelton, Ebb
Williams, Blaine -Canipe, Viola Mor
gan, A. V. Lanier, Coyon Greene,
Mary Eiler Southhard, Cleyde Sirk,
Burgin Sirk, Burley Sirk, Margaret [
Joy, Katherine Buice and Irwin John
Third Grade: J. T. Nocline, John
McAlister, Eugene Price, Yatca
Wilson, Paul Shull. Katherine Daw
son, Pearl Hicks, Louise Powell Paul
ine Ivey, and Barline Johnson.
Fourth Grade: Griffin Holland,
Leona Morgan, Fay Lanier, Mary
Fifth Grade: Charlie Lee Hester,
J. R. Pruett. Raeford Davis, Luru
Morrow, Lois Buice and Norman No
Sixth Grade: Onnie Lee White,
Clark Williams, Lalla McCraw, Del
mus Nolen, Ethel Hicks and Georgia
Seventh Grade: Ellen Elliott, Lor
ena Joy and Ruth Hicks.
Little Girl Has
»• .- .-—*
Thanksgiving day brought grief to
the home of Ceorge Cook, on Shelby
route 2, and today his little daughter,
Betty, is a patient in th^ Shelby hos
pital, suffering with a very bad frac
ture of the right leg.
According to the reports the little
girl was returning or had just re
turned from a Thanksgiving dinner
yesterday afternoon and in some way,
possibly by falling out, her right leg
was caught in the spokes of the wheel
and broken. She was carried over and
around with the wheel several times
and was suffering much pain when
It was learned at the hospital this
afternoon that the little girl, who is
eleven years of age. is now resting
comfortably as could be expected.
In State Very High
Mecklenburg County Loses 87 Citi
zens by White Plague During
Sanitrium. Nov, 25.—The available
figures show there were 2,462 deaths
from tuberculosis in North Carolina
last year. This is an increase of 117
over the previous year. In this jium
ber were fathers needed by their fam
ilies, mothers taken from their little
children, students in colleges, young
men and women just beginning to
work out their shining dreams, child
ren in schools, each touched by the
great white plague and taken away.
In Mecklenburg county there were
87 deaths from tuberculpsi;..
483 Rural Homes
In Cleveland Have
Within a short time almost
2,500 people of rural Cleve
land will be enjoying th
comforts and conveniences
of electric lights. That’s the
record of the first farm
county in America to start
a rural electric lighting pro
This week the contract
was let for the erection ot
the Double Springs nower
line, John Blanton, of Latti
rrore, receivin'? the contract.
The material has been or
dered ar.d work on the Inc
will begin at an ep 1 r date.
The completion of the line
that will furnish power to
the Double Springs section
will make the sixteenth com
munity in rural Cleveland
county to be lighted with el
ect*ic lights, and Cleveland’s
lighting program has been
underway only one year.
The 16 lines run into 483
homes and estimating five
people to the home means
that near 25,000 farm folks
are reading their paper to
night by electric lights.
J11 ORDER HE1D
Rutherfordton, Nov. 26.— The fifth
district meeting: of the Junior Order
held here Saturday afternoon and
evening was a great success due to
the activities of District Deputy,
John P. Bean. Mr. Bean was appoint
ed to this important office this year.
He is one of the foremost fraternal
order men in the state. He c^ie to
Rutherford coun ) in 1897. Mr Bean
was born in Lincoln cpunty. He has
been a Junior 22 years.
The meeting was called to order by
E. *W. Dixon of BehvOod Council No.
84 as Councilor; G. B. Hill, of ClilT
side No. 138, V. C. C. Dobbins,
of Caroleen No. 140, Jr. P. C ; G L.
Long, of Logan Store No. 198, chap-,
lain; A. M. Justice of Rutherford No.
138, W.; Geo. R. Hodge, Rutherford
No. 138, T. S.; District Deputy, Jno.
P. Bean of Rutherfordton, occupies
The following committees were ap
pointed: Resolutions, E. W. Dixon,
J. J. Dobbins, D. D. Green; Time and
Place: T. P. Deal, Geo. R. Hodge, O.
C. Wright; Publicity: E. W. Dixon, R.
T. Peeler, J. T. Goodmaan; Devot'on:
J. F. Pool, M. E. Dorsey!
The opening address was gi-^n ly
our County Superintendent of
Schools, Prof. Erwin, of Cliffside No.
139, which Was greatly enjoyed by
The following otficers were elect,
ed to serve for the ensuing year:
Vice Dist. Deputy, E. W. Dixon, of
Belwood No. 84; Dist. Sec., B. G. Wil
lis, of Caroleen No. 140; Warden. T.
P. Deal, Belwood No. 84; Chaplain,
G. L. Long, Logan Store No. 198, T
S.; . C. Wright, Ellenboro No. 5,
Jr., P. C.; W. R. Pirecy, Henrietta No.
Editor Page Regrets
To See Lawrence Go
Kings Mt. Herald.
Well, I am sorry Mr. Lawrence has
quit our county as farm agent. I
have had dealings with a \-eat many
farm agents but he is the most to my
liking of them all. He has literally
put the county on the map. I hope
he has good luck in his new endea
vors and that he will succeed in mar
rying a dandy girl and will live hap
py ever after. He is a nice fel
and gentle withall. He can manage
a whole county v> hout drinking or
cussing and can be perfectly at home
with either the poor or rich. In fact,
he made out like he was powerful
noor and now it turns out that he
has lots of that high price land about
Brevard and he is to open a real
estate office to handle his own land.
He ought to make money out of that.
ON FOR WACO SCHOOL
Waco, Nov. 26.—Principal I. J. Kel
lum announces that Friday evening
December 11 has been decided on as
the date for the third annual old time
fiddler.s convention to be held in the
auditorium of the high school. Prizes
in cash and other commodities, aggre
gating in value $40, are being offered
fcy enterprising merchants of Waro,
Cherryville and Shelby. Perhaps, the
largest audience ever assembled in the
auditorium of the Waco school listened
to 15 old time fiddlers last fall. An
even larger number is expected this
Joseph Lumpkin, here, California'!*
young violinist, will make his debut
lit Budapest In Octolier, and will go
from there to Vienna. Berlin, Paris,
London and then come to the United
States. Lumpkin has studied under
Jcno Hubay. Leopold Auer and Carl
JrTesch. Jte is one of the youngest
American violinists to receive suck
Ends In Tie
Chapel Hill, Nov. 26.—The beautiful
story of an outplayed football eleven,
doggedly holding1 its own against con
stantly manifested superiority, per
sifting unto the end and then doing
what appeared from the outset as im
possible, was unraveled on Emerson
Ir. brief, a gallant team from the
University of North Carolina tied a
better team from the University of
Virginia, udrop kick from the eigh‘
yard line in the last few minutes of
piny, equalling a more spectacular
field goal from the 35-yard line by
Charlie Mackall, Cavalier, in the sec
ond quarter. ,Xi»e score 3*3*
No better, more thrilling, or in one
light, more masterful, exhibition of
football could have been asked by the
18,000 spectators, a colorful gallery,
that watched the ancient rivals battle
today to a draw.
Homefolks, counting on the Tar
Heels to cop before the'classic, went
to lied tonight satisfied after they
sow this eleven, outclassed, come back
in the end and tie the fighting Cava
Dlffe.v Leads Attack.
After Virginia had gotten off to
her herculean start, uncorking a se
ries of downs by various lines of
strategy, with Carter Diffey, who may
have been hurt :tt one time, but bore
no injury today, running like an un
leashed wolf, the most hopeful of the
spectators began to hum a ditty to
themselves entitled “Same Old Seven
But this, aforesaid Diffey, who
■•done gained more yards h.v line plays
than the entire Carolina backfield
icombined, blundered in the last quarter
when, with the ball under the goal
posts, he failed to play a safety and
ordered Loth instead to attempt a
punt out of danger.
It was irony because all the ad
vance dope forecast that Carolina
would win by the margin of a field
goal, kicked by either Sparrow or Un
derwood, both experts at the business
of toe caviorting.
All through the gorgeous, splendid
matinee, aftev Virginia scored, it ap
pealed that the reverse had happened
end Virginia would win by that field
Then, at the last minute, with the
accuracyand certainty of a dose of
aspirin for a sick headache, came
along the Durham lad, Hackney, who
tied It up with a field goal and there
by eased many aching hearts, if not
OTHER TURKEY GAMES.
Davidson 26; Duke 0.
Wake orest 65; Elon 0.
Lenoir 41; Guilford 0.
Ga. Tech T; Auburn 7.
Alabama 27; Georgia 0.
Furman 26; Clemson 0.
Florida 17; W. and I.. 14.
Vandy 19; Sewanee 7.
V. P. I. 7; V. M. I. 0.
Kentucky 23; Tennessee 0.
Centenary 0; Tulane 11.
Marquette 30; Mercer 0.
W. and M., 14; Richmond 0.
Newberry 26; Wofford 0.
Citadel 7; P. C. 0
Oglethorpe 6; Chattanooga 2.
King 13, Carson Newman 2.
Penn. 7; Cornell 0.
Columbia 5; Syracuse 16.
Maryland 7; Johns Hopkins 7.
West Va. 19; W. and J. O.
Pitt 23; Penn tSate 7.
Blown 14; Colgate 14.
COOPER LOSES FIGHT
IN SUPREME COURT
< <>utt Denies Appeal of Former
Hanker and Brother of Lieutenant
Governor W. B. ('ooper.
Kaleigh, Nov. 26.—-An eight year*
sentence in state prison awaits Tho
nuis E. Cooper, former president of
the defunct Liberty Savings bank of
V' thnmgton, when he completes his
two-year term in Atlanta federal pri
M'ti the state supreme court today
finding no error in a judgement of
New Hanover superior court from
winch he appealed.
Cooper submitted to a two-year
sentence in Atlanta, imposed by
mted States District court, for vio
la'mg the federal banking laws, and
began his term last year. He, how
ever, appealed from the state court
judgement which carried the eight
year sentence for violating the state,
He was convicted at the N'ovcm
ber, 1024, term of New Hanover
court on two indictments, which w'ere
consolidated at the trial, one charg
i g him w th unlawfully making
loans when the reserve in the Liberty
Savings bank, of which he was pre
ide.it, was below the amount requir
ed by law, and the other charging
him with unlawfully making 7>ans in
excess of 25 per cent of the capital
stock and permanent surplus to three
parties, of whom he, himself, was
Cooper, who is a brother of former
Lieut,.-Gov. W. B. Cooper, was long
prominent in banking and • financial
circles of the state, having been at
one time president of the North Caro
lina Bankers’ association. He was
also prominent in state politics. The
failure of the Liberty Savings bank
and the criminal charges against
Cooper followed the failure in 1923 of
the Commercial bank, of Wilmington,
of which he was an officer.
Will Meet Monday
The Cleveland county Board of
Agricultural will meet here Monday
at which time a program for the
farms of Cleveland county will be
mapped out for 1926.
An added feature of the meeting
will be the introduction to the board
of Alvin Hardin, the new county agent
who succeeds R. E. Lawrence, the re
tiring agent who goes to Brevard
where he will enter the real estate
game. The meeting will be held in
the office of the county agent and
both the incoming and retiring agents
Hill be present;. j
Two Shelby Men Paw
Julian Hord and H* O. Champion Re*
ceive License. One Woman and
One Negro Among Applicants. 1
Oxford, Nov. 2<J.—F. W. Hancock
secretary-treasurer of the North Car
olina State board of Pharmacy, today
announced the successful applicants
for license to practice in the state. The
examination was held at Chapel Hill
Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Those giving license follow:
Samuel Avner, California, Pa.; H.
O. Champion, Shelby; W. F. Craig,
Charlotte; II. M. Deal, Landis; M. H.
Duke, Hillsboro; P. G. Glass, Ken
napolis; S. B. Hall, Goldsboro; R. C.
Hair, Pineville; T. R. Hood, Dunn;
J. C. Hord, Shelby; P. E. Kirkn an,
Winston; W. H. Lytle negro), Ral
eigh; D. C. MeCrummen, West End;
Miss Mattie Smith, Charlotte; H. S.
Utley, Benson; A. D. Walker, Ahos
All members of the state board
were present for the examination. Mr.
H; ncock says all of them were de
lighted with the new pharmacy build
ing at the University of North Carj.
Lna, where the examination was held.
The building, he says, is one of -ho
best, if not the best, equipped in the
South. i vrrw
The Sunday services at this church
are expected to show the usual splen
did attendance. The Workers council
of the Sunday school will meev at
f :30. All departments of the school
will begin their work promptly at
0:45 a. m. The pastor, Rev. H. N. Me
Diarmid will have for his subject at
11a. m. “Needs Supplied.” At 7:30 p.
m., “Lost” will be the topic. This con
gregation extends* a cordial welcome
to the public to take part in all its
activities and worship.
There are lots of ways to waste
money beside burning it, and there
are lots of ways to get money besides
If all the people who belive they
could cure the country’s troubles,
were herded to