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Of Shelby And The State’s
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Modem Job Department,
Pje Cleveland
SHELBY’S POPULATION
1925 Census ______8,854
Where Industry Joi.is With
Climate In A Call For You, .
“Covers Cleveland Completely
SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY, DEC. 21, 1925. Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. $2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
Gift Left To
Boiling Springs
Cleveland County Institution Gets
Tear far Ten Years—He
Leave* $52,000 to Schools.
Roiling Springs High School is to
receive $2,000 a year for a period of
ten years from the estate of Hot.
Jake F. Alexander of Forest City ami
St. Petersburg, Fla., who died last
week in Florida at the age of 00
years. HU will leaves $32,000 annual
income from a valuable piece of ical
estate in St. Petersburg, Fla., and this
j« equal to an endowment of a half
million for these institutions over a
period of ten years.
The deW of trust incorporating the
bequests was received by Rev. J. W.
O’Hara, of the Baptist mission board,
under whose supervision the schools
endowed now operate. The total en
dowment includes a lease lor 09
years on a valuable piece of St.
Petersburg real estate now bringing
in about $32,000 annual income ss
Vr. Alexanders Interest The property
is under option to be sold between
1937 and 1948 for a sum of $1,190,
000.
It is understood in Shelby that Mr.
Alexander ha* a third interest in
this property rents for nearly $100,
000 a year. Friends of Boiling Springs
are wondering if the property is sold
for a million and a quarter at which
:t is optionee and the Alexander es
tate comes into possession of $400,
000. that if the proceeds of Briling
Springs will be one sixteenth, the
has;« on which the rental is distri
buted among the schools. If so, Boil
ing Spings would eventually re
cede from the sale of the property,
which, added to the $2,000 for ten
years would be $43,000. This, however
is problematical.
The bequests from the Income in
clude the following: Mars Hill rol
'eg*. $10,000 a year; Alexander
schools, inc., at Union Mills, $i0,
a year; Baptist orphanage at Thomas
yille, $2,000 a year; Boiling Sorings.
Academy Boiling Springs, $2,000:
and the First Baptist and First Meth
od !st churches of Forest City $4,000
each.
Th* endowment becomes operative
January 1. 1027, and if there is any
remainder after the bequests are made
it is to go to Mr3. Alexander's wife
»nd children.
The bequest to Mars Hill, according
to Rev< Dr. O’Hnra, will enable that
school to enter the Southern Associa
tion of Colleges with the highest rat
ing.
The Alexander schools is an insti
tution started only a short time ago
by Mr. Alexander and is devpted to
education of motherless boys ard
girls.
Mr. Alexander was GO years old and
bad been in failing health for sever
al months. He was formerly a prom
inent cotton mill owner, lumberman
and banker being president of the
Alexander National bank at St.
Petersburg, trustee o fthe endowment
Mr. Alexanders estate is estimated
to total $2,000,000.
Mr. Hollyfield Dies
Here at Age of 67
Mr. John G. Hollyfield died Friday
afternoon about 3 o’clock at his home
N. Washington street, having suf
♦ered for a long time wtih gall blad
der trouble. Mr. Hollyfield was 67
years of age and came to She’bv
sometime ago from Henry section of
Lincoln county. He was a carpentti
ly trade and highly esteemed gentle
man whose death is learned with sor
row not only in Cleveland but in Lin
coln and Burke counties. Sometime
•go he built a house on N. Washing
ton street where he and his wife were
living with their only daughter. Mrs.
K- W. Reinhart and husband. His re
mains were taken Saturday to Palm
♦re* church in Lincoln county the
fdneral conducted with Masonic hor
prs, Masons of Cooper Lodge of which
be was a member and the Shelby
Lodge paying a tribute of respect to
bis noble life.
Etkridge Hat a Movie
Studio of His Own
Chas. L. Eskridge who loves to de
vote his time to mechanical and elec
trical devices has a new hobby. This
time he has a motion picture taking
machine and a projection instrument
" means of which two machines he
can take pictures of moving objects
and show them on a screen in his
'■andsome residence on West Warren
street. Mr. Eskridge has had his
neighbors in action several times and
■ater s hown the pictures to them,
f^ueh to their amusement and aston
ishment. It is the first machine of its
kind ev«r used in Shelby and Mr.
Eskridge is undertaking to get a col
lection of scenes here in Shelby and
bn tripe that he makes with the idea
making a library of them for the
*<dertainmei!t of his friends.
UMSCAPE PLANS APPROVED FOP
CLEVELAND SPRINGS OEVELOPMENT
Alfred Marshall Goes Over Preliminary Plans
Made By Draper. Eight Miles Of Streets
Provided. Lots Of LiberaJ Sizes. Two
Golf Courses.
I 1 *n~ made by [,. S. Draper, landscape architect for the Cleveland
Springs development were approved except for minor changes by Alfred
P. Marshall of the firm of E. A. Mar shall and Co. of Clearwater, Fla., Sat
urday when .Mr. Marshall with members of the board of directors of tha
Cleveland Springs company went ov er the first sketches. Mr. Marshall
and Mr. Draper Kpent Several days together walking over the 300 acre
tract and studying the contour of the land from every angle. The propose. 1
lake will he eliminated because it is found that there are not enough
natural springs to feed such a body of water and that the sloping hillsides
would drain in surface water which would keep the lake muddy all the
time.
Bridle paths have been added
and details of the two beautiful Rolf
courses have been worked out, one
cine hole course south of the present
hotel and another nine hole course on
the north side of the property on a
part of the 26 acres bought from Jar
vis Hamrick. In order that the pres
ent golf course might be used while
the development is under way, the
first lots to be offered for sale, lie
north of highway No. 20.
Six Miles of Road-.
According to present plans the de
velopment has six miles of roads wind
ing through the property. The 340 lots
all have road frontage and are of
liberal proportions, ranging from 60
feet frontage to 125 feet with dei ths
varying from 150 to 300 feet. It i»
the opinion of Mr. Marshall that no
sidewalks will be built in the proper
ty but that the streets which will l.«
hard-surfaced will have wish-shaped
drains which can be used for pedes
trians. a plan similar to that n Biit
more Forest, one of the most beu
tiful residential developments in th«
Asheville section. Of course the prop
erty will have water and sewer lines,
telephone and light facilities. As soon
as the final plans are accepted, con
tracts will be let for the grading, etc.
Mr. Marshall estimates that it will
cost $50,000 to build the beautiful
golf courses and 130,000 for the spa
1 clous club bouses which will be loci<.<i
on the knoll near John Doggett's pres
ent home. It is Mr. Marshall's idea i<
have every green sodded with beau
tiful grass instead of sand. The cn
tour of the land is ideal for golfing
as this popular game is to be on*' <>t
the best drawing cards for the prop
erty, no pains or expense will be
spared.
I The method of control of the golf
courses will be patterned after tht
largest and most successful develop
ments in the resort sections. Each
purchase of a lot has privileges of
, the golf course and holds a membt-r
! sbip thereto, such membership allow
ing him a vote tn management and
control. When the owner of a lot sells
his property, his interest in the gbit
| course and privileges in the property
automatically pass to the purchaser..
Mr. Marshall is well pleased with the
progress Mr. Draper and his corps cf
assistants are making in the land
scraping and is confident that develop
meet work can begin at an early dale
to be followed by the sale of lots in
the early spring.
Interested with Mr. Marshall are
I his father E. A. Marshall, R. K. Bran
don and John Chesnut, jr., all of Clear
water, Florida
The Cluh Idea.
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SANTA’S
STOCKING
The Star's appeal for fhnds to
brighten the lives of the poor of
Shelby and vicinity'during the Christ
mas season is steadily growing but
vith the appeal for funds also comes
the rases uf suffering and want for
the bare necessities of life, such as
food, fuel and clothing. The distribut
ing committee is now at work sup
plying the neediest cases alreadv In
vestigating and looking into the mer
its of the new cases reported. If yon
are moved to contribute anything,
send such contribution to The Star of
fice at once and it will he turned over
to the distributing committee. Here Ls
how full Santa's stocking hangs at
present:
Previously acknowledged - $70t.lU
A citizen — -- f‘-00
Miss Ella McXichols 10.00 .
C. E. I Her _ .. . - 3.00
Jr. B. Y. P. U. (Mrs. H. F.
Young) -- — 3 00
Brick Mason= and Plasters
Union_—, - . -- 10.00
C. R. Hoey's Bible Class Cen
tral church . 100.00
Total to date --
.$838.90;
Mull’s Stolen Car
Found on Road
Near Lexington
The Hudson coach belonging to O.
M. Mull, Shelby attorney, and rtcica
here last week. Was found on the
highway near Lexington Friday of
k«t week by Deputy Sheriff BlalffCk.
The driver of the car apparently
ran off the road, which was the Wfn
ston highway about one and one-half ,
miles from Lexington, and stuck up
in the mud, abandoning the car. It
was reported to Deputy Blalock, who
notified Mr. Mull.
Mr. Mull brought the car home Sun
day and the Davidson county officer
received the $50 reward.
Home Paper Make*
Fine Holiday Gift
To the members of the family
away from home possibly no gift
will be more appreciated and en
joyed throughout the year than
the Cleveland Star visits of the
home paper. Include a year's sub
scription to The Cleveland Star
in your gifts to the absent mem
ber of the family or to some
Cleveland county friend who is
away from home.
Insurance Expert To
Avoid Fire Waste
F. M. Jordon Here on Inspection
Trip To Show How To Avoid
Holiday Fire Loss.
In order to avoid the usual holiday
fire waste, F. M. Jordori, deputy in
surance commissioner was in She'by
Saturday conferring: with Mayor
Weathers and Chief Hamrick of the
fire department, telling them how to
prevent the usual fires that come at
this season of the year. He found the
general condition of the town in fine
shape, but says the merchants shoul ?
use extra caution right at this time ;
when the records show the heavies: ■
losses during the year in the state,
most of the fires originating from de
fective electric" wiring of houses an i
stores for the Holidays and the ac-.
cumulation of trash and rubbish in
stores and to the rear of store.-.1
Other very common ways in which'
f.res originate are the dumping of hot
ashes in wooden boxes, and defective j
stove flues. Citizens ar easked to ob
serve extra precaution at this set
son of the yenr when holiday trad
ing rush is on and trash and ruhbisr,
are allowed to accumulate more than
ordinarily. In the homes and stnu ?
where electric wiring has been done
by other people than electricians who
people for temporary use by peonlo
who do not know the code require
ments, fires often result in Christmas
trees and in stores where this special
virirf has been dofte.
Mr. Self, street over-seer says his
job of having streets cleaned would
be faciiiated if the merchants would i
place all trash and rubbish to the’
rear of their stores so that lose pa
pers will not blow around over the'
streets and make an unsightly an-,
pearance. He is — aking every possible ;
effort to keep Te streets and alleysj
clean, but it is impossible to do so,
when lose papers are thrown careless-;
Jy on the ground where the wind car. :
scatter them everywhere. If the mcr- J
chants will follow this suggestion it
will not only enable the street de
partment to keen the streets cleaner
but avoid the Hanger of fire. This j
suggestion on the part of Mr. Self
meets the hearty approval of Mr.
Jordon, insurance commisioner.
Slow Sorghum
John Griffin took his five-gallon
jug over to the sorghum mill early .
Monday morning of last week after !
some molasses and has not yet re
turned. No grave fears, however are j
entertaind on account of his protrac- ;
ted absence, as sorghum molasses runs j
slow in cold weather, which is «till
•juitv brisk—Arkansas Thomas Cat.
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VETERAN TEACHERS.
citat
I
Mr. and Mrs. J. I). Eskridge.
For nearly a half century have Air. j
•and Mrs. Eskridge given their sen** j
ices to the rural schools of Nfl'th i
Carolina. They have taught for 45
years in Cleveland and Rutherford
county and hundreds of pupils have
come under their influence.
Saturday Good
Shopping Day
Streets Crowded Flora Early In
Morning l'util Last Store Closed
At Night. Yuletidc Buying.
“They came, they looked, they
i bought”—those Saturday shoppers in
Shelby.
Local merchants term Saturday one
of the best trading days of many
months. It was as the last Saturday
before Christmas, and Saturday is the
big day with buyers. A touch of real
Christmas weather came with early
morning and added to the throngs a
vim in swarming from store ro st re
corr.plettir.g the gift list. All day long
it lasted and late at night when the
la t shopper had departed it was evi
dent in many stores by the vacant
spots that the Christmas crowd had j
conic ami gone. The sleet and rain j
danpered the ardor some late in the
day, but did not hold back the shop- j
pers.
Like public officials prepare a big
speech, those merchants got ready j
for Christmas. And a spea^r never ■
it took with the people. Just so with!
knows until after it is over just how
a merchant. They did not know early
Saturday morning, but they are wise
today.
Display windows had been arrang
ed with c.T'e and every artistic
thought employed. Stocks were placed j
in such a manner as to catch the eye!
of shoppe.it none too enthusiastic and
clerks were on tip-t ie awaiting. Mon-j
day and Tuesday of last week bosi- j
ness began to perk up. As the end of
the week came nearer it continued
to improve. Friday saw much shop*
pm«r. Saturday brought the zenith.
Shelby merchants had prepared to'
give their customers and patrons a
bigger and better—funny how those1
words go together selection than ever j
and the sales sheets of Saturday ’
spoke the appreciation of the custom
ers.
Cheery rowd.
There - always niuch happiness in a
Christmas, as shopping crowd. The
festive color of such an occasion gen
erally adds to the spirit- Then there's ,
a feeling at this season of the yean i
that makes everyone friendly, Thig 1
customer, in a rush herself, took time
to point out to the neighbor, jest
ing her elbow in the crowd, a good
present for some member of the fam
ily. It was a great day Saturday, 1
perhans to be ranked m st Christ- j
nias day itself, for on Saturday tba i
herrt that gives on Christmas reveals!
in buying and selecting with the '■
thought of pleasing.
After today. Monday, there are
only three days before the eventful
day of the year. Thursday evening all
shopping for the occasion must be at
end. These three days will be packed j
with little errands, small, last-minute
puchases. The merchants are pre
pared for that. Buyers brought in
enough to last through the big Sal
inday and for the three days. Many
shopped Saturday hut 40 percent
will shop Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday, Follow the crowds! There's
a l<>t of Christmas that hasn't been
sold. The windows are just as attrac
tive as ever—-more so as the senti- ,
ment of the reason spreads.
Workmen Organize
Three Union* Here
Carpenters, painters and brick ma- i
sens have organized three labor un- !
ien.s in Shelby, the first time any <
successful attempt has ever been :
made in Shelby to organize. It is 1
understood that the painters and I
brick masons were organized son.e ’
months ago and that most of the *
workers at these trades have joir.cd '
The carpeqters union is the last to 1
undertake an organization and one i
of the officials says that it bas a '•
membership of GO men. The scale of >
wages, however, is reported to be •
the same as theretofore, the scale :n 1
the various trades being on a basis 1
of a man’s capaetiy for work. Ti e 1
3 local organizations are affiliates I
with the State Federation of Labor. 1
Santa’s Stocking For Poor
Of Shelby Filling Rapidly
Charity Committee Finds One Family of 10 Liv
ing on $25 Per Week. Christmas Ap
peal Being Heard by Many
As the shadows lengthen this eo'*i ing Tl*i -day eve 'ting and darkness
swoops «uddei :>• out of the heavens o ver a v.-aiting world beneath. Santa
Claus, the hero of ’he nursery and t he o'e'Tivst; man of.-the.**reates;t hb|i
day, Christmas, will start his rounds. Ib -e. t'—r -, up t bs chimney, through
one doorway and another will go his cal . Cif's! -Gifts I urge and small,
long and w'de, all bringing the cheer of tV - a >n. touching up a lonely
heart, bringing fond realization for e opin' . t hl.lh «>d and happiness for
the grown-ups. A liewhiskcred man, Chf 'ti a i.el!< a festive glow, and
a spirit indescribable. That feeling, t '*»• pi t re of the vn tangible that dan
gles in the air to much for poets to d *■ ib” or a. .• t paint, should en
ter every Shelby home, but it MAY NOT
Thc*e art* nine more than one seort
home.* in The City of Sprime* where
the odds aie 10 *o one that Santa
and what he brings will be only an
illusion. And “No Santa," be it the
jolly old fellow of the nursery are the
real giver of necessities, means tak
ing much out of life, more than you’d
cere to *ee slip from a breathing soul.
Help Santa visit these 29 destitute
home* is the Christmas appeal made
to the people of Shelby. Will they
heed it not? Will you? For many
just like you make up the they.
Shelby is responding nobly to the
appeal so far. or.tributions are being
turned over hour after hour to the
committee. Others are being placed
with the collection at The Star office.
Little by little the total is growing.
In comes a group of children, young
sters that have plenty, but they know
what “No Santa” would mean to
them, and they leave their mite and
go away happy. If everyone that is
able responds in the manner Santa
will visit every poverty -stricken
home in Shelby, taking not trinkets
and toy*, but necessities, the things
that must be had to hold the spark of
life in human bodies.
Come Through
Drop in the line of those contribu
ting. Don’t put it off. Santa does not
wait until the day after Christmas to
begin his task. Death docs not wait
until delayed coal and food arrive.
You may save a life. At least you'll
make the future of some life brighter
Not much, just something. A dollar
or two. some clothing, shoes, and the
like. That's not much to ask, consid
ering what it will mean to those who
receive.
Give Joy Fo: Sadness.
‘•Sob stories” are not front page
stories usually but it’s up to you to
take the sob out of some of these
stories.
Babson the authority on finance
would call it a problem not to be sot
ted for 10 people to live on less than
S25 each weak, but in Shelby it is
being solved. A father, mother and
eight small children must live on that
pittance and also meet the doctor
bills that sickness has brought.
Christmas in this home would indeed
be a wonderful occasion if it brought
only some meat, some bread and
shoes for the youngsters. Only fou
of the children go to school. The
others have no clothes to wear. If it
snows for the Yuletide as your child
wants, these children will have to
walk barefoot in the freezing white
ness. They will, if it were not for you.
A mother sometime* can take the
place of much in a child's heart and
life, but not 10 blocks from the court
square is a home with five children
that know not a mother. Daddy tells
them that she’s gone. They look at
him as he tells it, eyes open wide, lips
forming questions upspoken. To them,
perhaps in an effort to cheer them,
he'll read the most beautiful story
ever penned, the happiest event ever
recorded in the greatest of books—
the coming of Christ into the world.
And after hearing it theyll wonder,
those innocent children, just why the
anniversary of that joyous occasion
should not to them bring something.
Sothing, tis true, can ever take the
place of the kisses a mother would
•.ave given them, of her love and care,
sut some one could put shoes on their
'eet. food in their mouths. Their dad.
til they have, make only $12 each
week. Just $25 would meet the needs
md an extra five-spot would bring
o their faces joy that could not be
quailed unless a mother drifted back
Torn heaven to kiss them on the
■heck.
What Is Never Told
.3jj«T:i!»i.urs in a coun room lose Uj
erest in a case when the judge sen
ences a prisoner and he is lead away
0 his chains and bars, but behind the
icreen is the story that is never told,
vhere the punishment is felt more
ban by the man who serves. The
rife that must make ends meet un- i
il he serves his time. The children
vho wonder where daddy has gone.
Jut on the chain gang here two men
ire paying the price of violating \
oc ety’s laws, and in a home here !
heir wives and children are paying
1 dearer price, and they have done ;
lothing, but still, they suffer. What j
vi 11 Christmas mean to them. These I
wo women, who suffer ami wait,!
lave four children, the oldest only
ive, The county lest month n?»ul,
t' < r 1 " .'Til V \i-i month, what?
| Ar.d Chu nr;'- tunits thin month.
Mum the 1 little children live in want
and know nothing of gifts just he
! cause tae.i fathirs sinned? Your
hoy. your girt, th' v’il he glad to Ji
vie’e. Ask them. Then act.
Old \ge No liar
Poverty and circumstances give no
quarter for old age. It does seem,
just from the code of right, that
when a man and woman have passed
down the pathway of life, working,
toiling, laughing, taking it as it comes
that at the end at least ther should
; he joy of a kind. The old man with
j the white hair, leaning on a cane. It’s
| terrible that he’s hungry and has no
! thing to eat. The old lady with the
shawl around the shoulders stooped
with toil and wrinkles on a face that
once was beautiful, hut has now fad
ed from giving a life to others. It
does seem that she should have a
warm fireside by which she might
: linger comfortably in memories be
fore passing on. But they haven't.
Yes, an old couple, near the seven
ties, in the eventide of life. Nothing
ahead but the grave. The past that
never returns. Just that one last
brief bit of life, that should be bright,
and you can make it so. Do your bit.
There are dozens of these. A sob
for every one of the 8,000 and more
people who live in Shelby. Others are
doing their part. Kick in. Some day
fate is fickle somebody may, and may
not, refuse to do that for you, or your
child.
STRUCK fir IIITO
SATURDAY U
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S. C. Barker, Shelby man, is in the
Shelby hospital suffering with head
cuts and general bruises as the result
of being knocked down by an autoino-1
bile on South Morgan street during
the downfall of rain early Saturday
tight.
Barker, it is said, was walking to- j
wards the business district when a !
Ford touring vr coming the same 11
rection struck him from lx-hind, knock
ing him to the pavement. The car driy
tn by Sidney Anthony, young bo/,
f lopped soon after Barker was struck
and the injured man was placed or, n
truck end rushed to the hospital. It
stems from reports as if the acci- j
dent was one of the unavoidable *>c- j
currences that come with bad weath
er. young Anthony says that owing
*o the freezing rain on his windshield
he did not see Barker just in front..
Officers out later in the night stated
that it was a hard matter to see any
distance in front of a car.
I Reports from the hospital Monday
morning said that the injured man
I * as getting along all right and suf
fering only from a head cut, there'
being r.o bones broken. Barker, how- j
ever, was unconscious Saturday night.,
REV. MR. WAY NOW
LIVING IN LEXINGTON
The following item appeared in a
recent issue of the Dispatch, published
at Lexington:
“Rev. C. B. Way and family have j
moved to Lexington from Shelby and >
have taken the Raker house on Sev-1
entn Avenue west. Beginning with
the first of the year, Mr. Way will j
be with the Fred O. Sink printing >
house. Mr. Way formerly worked with I
the Dispatch during part of the time
he w’as located here as pastor of W.
Lexington Methodist Protestant
church.
Santa Letters To
Come Wednesday
Owing to the many advertise
ments carried in this issue there
was no space for the numerous
Santa Claus letters from Cleveland
county children. These letters to
gether with others that will come
in will be carried in Wednesday’s
issue of The Star, the last be
fore he packs his kit.
Children who wrte Santa let
ters for Wednesday's issue must
get them into The Star office be
fore Tuesday afternoon at 2
o’clock. Those arriving after that
time wit! not be nubhehed.
ILL FOULS GATHER
INAIUAL BANQUET
I)o\tT. Ora, Eastside and Klla Fellow
ship at Cleveland While Shelby
.Mill Banquets at Central.
—
Speeches, music, fellowship and
tun, featured the annual “Dover mill’
L>anquet at Cleveland Springs hotel
Saturday night at which 150 to 200
overseer*, section men, bosses, fore
men, officials, office help as well a*
the preachers, doctors and other
guests were present, representing the
Dover, Eastside, Ora end Ella Mills.
While Mr. John R. Dover, the mas
ter builder of mills and leader of
men, now has no official connection
vith the Ella, which he built some 20
years ago, the Ella was represented
in the large family out of sentiment
for hi» “first love.” This annual get
together is called the Dover banquet
htcause it is Mr. Dover’s way oP
showing his appreciation as mill head
for loyal service, co-operation and
faithfulness which characterizes the
['over organization*.
Shelby Mill Banquet.
At the same time, the Shelby mill
ff which R. T. LoGrand Is secre
ttr>-treasurer, was giving a banquet
to 50 bosses, foremen, section men and
overseers of the Shelby mill, the larg
est single textile unit in Shelby. The
stone of this was Central hotel where
I*kk Brabble had a most bountiful
spread of good things to eat. The
program here was interspersed with
music by the high school orchestra
and an eloquent speech by Max Gard
ner. Mr. LeGrand had a few special
guest. Rev. Mr. McDiarmid and of
ficials of the mill to enjoy the occa
sion with the fifty “key” men who
faithfully work on the inside of this
lig enterprise.
Rev. Zeno Wall of the First Bcp
tist church was the principal speaker
of the evening at the Dover banquet,
pointing out "etSven, the Business
-dan, as an example to live by. Dur
ing course of his remarks he urged
Ins listeners to spend their spare mo
ments reading good books and im
proving themselves for better things
pointing out Stevens faith, wisdom
and power.
All True American Born.
“It’s a pleasure to be South and <w
a bunch of fine looking men like
t, eso. all speaking the same lan
gi age and moved by the same kind
of motives," said John Fox of the
firm of Wilson-Bradbury Co., selling
agents for the three mills of which
Mr. Dover is head. Such a gatherr-g
could not be had up East where
*very nationality under the sun is
represented in the mills and living
conditions are terrible. The mill men
cf the South are richly blessed com
pared with those of the East.
Mr. W ykle of the Ella responded ta
a toast on the subject “If I Knew
You and You Knew Me”; Earl H;m
r ck of the Ora on “Good Fellowship”;
Jack Dover of the Dover on “Co-operl
ntk>n._ Its Value in Any Successful
Organization" and John Toms of
East side on “Spirituality in the Mill".
Toastmaster John R. Dover, equal to
all occasions, summed these in an elo
quent deliverance in which he declared
the foundation of all business is serv
ice and that towering above the de
sire to make money, there is the am
b tion of mill men to train workers
for higher and better service. The re
ward for service rendered might be
delayed but it will come sooner or la
Mr. Dover declared that the South
ern Power Co., had turned Methodist
during the summer. A11 the dampness
that could be coaxed from the heavens
was one little spAnkle after another,
&o Charlie Burrus lead the crowd l.v
tinging “Tain‘t a Goinna Rain Mo
More.” The Moonchaser's orchestra
and Miss Laney of*Monroe interspers
ed the program with instrumental and
vocal music while radio was a medium
for side-splitting jokes on several vf
those present.
More for Others, Less of Self.
Max Gardner who spoke at the
Shelby mill banquet at the Central
hotel pleaded for the right spirit in
the observance of Christmas in that it
means just what the Matter taught
when he said “It is more blessed to
give than to Receive.” He admonish
ed his hearers to do more for others
<-nd less for self and in this spirit the
greatest blessing can come. It is the
policy of the Shelby mill to remember
its help every' year and while the ban
quet had only the “key” men of the
organization, plans are being made
iqp jhe distribution of 800 parcels ot
tardy, nuts and fruit to the 800 men,
women and children on the HQ1. Tb%
liberality and display of the Christ
mas spirit will be made on Thursday
ind is looked forward greaf
interest.
    

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