The opening of the' new ice cream
plant in Shelby, producers of the Blue
ltidge brand of ice cream, already
* broadly and favorably k lown in this
section' through the operation of a
parent plant in Rutherfordton,, will
take place Tuesday evening of this
The opening, will take the form of
n reception, with music and refresh
ments, will octur between the hours
0 and 11 o’clock in the evening.
At that time the new plant, just
completed, will" be thrown open for
public inspection. Visitors will he es
corted through the building and shows
the intricacies of ice cream manufac
turing. The entire process of modem
tnanufact.ure will be shown and ex
plained in detail.
The event will be entertaining, in
teresting and instructive for there
who take advantage of the epportun
Mr. Robert Hard. i
Bookkeeper of the Shelby Tee r.ml
Fuel Co., makers of Blue Ridge lee
ity afforded; for the town generally
the opening of the plant, and its for
med inauguration, will mean another
established industry, one that will
employ 25 men and serve two coun
It is the sort cf enterprise that will
materially hasten the putting of Shel
by more extensively and intimately
on the business map of the western
part of the state, knitting the town’s
name into the economic fabric of tho
The plant was actually completed
the first of the year, and, and is a
direct rsuit of th coming to the city
last August of J. L. and Leslie TayJ
lor, father and son, from Rutherford
Taylors arc Experienced
These two men, J. L. Taylor, senior
Mr. J. L. Taylor
One of the owners of the Shelby
lee & Fuel Company, makers of Blue
Ridge Ice Crer.ni.
member of the firm, and Lerlie L.
Taylor, the junior and active partner,
were induced to come here and look
local field over wit ha view of fet
tling here and extending their bur
ners, which had been established i.i
I Rutherfordton. They emne, liked the
outlook, and almost r.t once purehar
* ' cd the Shelby Ice and Fuel company,
*.,„cnc of the larger enterprises of Hho!
fcy, and at once prepared to erect a
new ice cream manufacturing plant.
Blue Ridge is the Brand.
They hrd begun the nmpufacturo
of the Blue Ridge brand of ice cream
in 1923. Eleven years prior to that
'date, or in 1912, they began manufac
turing ice in Rutherfordton, nn<i aft
, er ten years or more of this sort of
endeavor, broadened their lines, and
added the new ice cream plant.
fA They reasoned that ice cream whs
lecoming more and more a popular
food, and they loo Iced into the future
'and prepared to cater to what they
plainly saw was arrowing demand for
; this class of sweets. The now enter
prise was a success from the start.
They adopted the Blue Ridge brand
a very hapy selection of a name for
this particular field, and prepared to
. .serve two counties.
Then the proposition was made
that they extend the field to Shelby.
*>-They have built here an cntlrly com
plete and every way modern plant,
‘brick, two stories high, with five thou
. eand square feet of floor space.
# The location of the new building U
just to the west ef the Shelby Ice and
xfuel company's headquarters adjoining
the aouth theA. Blanton Grocery
dsmpany's fine new home, and is im
ir.uS*tely to the north of the new
Coca-Oola plant, so that this new
block is the r.ecleus of a new whole
i• W- P -
raj section of t<io city.
liar, Capacity of 1.500 Gallons
The first floor cf. the plant houses
lh; office, the frceiing room and ice
cream handling ami milk re-oms. On
tie second floor arc the mixing and
I |Tr,teaming departments. and supply
.rooms. The floors arc connected by a
'service elevator, tee cream those days
Ir made scientifically, and is subject
Mr. Carr Mull,
Local manager of tbe Shelby plant,
of till' Shelby lee and Fuel Co., m ak -
err, of lllua Ridge Ice cream.
to rigid government inspection. That
h one reason' why it is recommended
by expert dieticians. This local estab
lishment employs the very latest type
machinery, supplied by the Creamery
Package Manufacturing company, of
Chicago. The plant has a capacity ef
1,600 gallons daily. One of the pro
ducts is the Eskimo pie. The new
plant will employ three trucks, and
will distribute over Cleveland ard
Gaston counties. A force of twenty
five men will be employed.
for Child Attach
Raleigh, Jan. 22.—The State oi
North Carolina today demanded ant
received the supreme penally of Ar
thur Montague Burke County negre
convicted of an attack on a deal
mute white child, inmate of a State
institution at Morpanton last Spring
Montague died in the electric chni
here at 10:30 1 bin morning.
It was nece: ary to turn on Or
electric current twice to extinpuhd
life. 1'he. first shock tvfts for tw<
mit'.ut ea, twenty r.rcohd--; the accent
time the current ran through the no
pro’s frame for one minute, fifteen
Montague's electrocution was th:
first to occur hi North Carolina ii
a number of years at a tune vvhei
tile Governor was out of the State
Governor McLean left yesterday fo
New York on State business Gov
enter Morrison would never alio"
an execution to take place when .In
whs outside the State and Governs
Gickett was also in the State at th<
time of electrocutions.
Convicted in Burke Superior Cour
Montague appealed to the Suprenu
Court and wan denied a now' trial
Making a last appeal to the Cover,
nor for clemency, tins too, was deniec
A statement.. obtained from the ne
gro a few days ago hv I'ardon Com
mi..-boner II. Hoyle Sink was to tin
' effect that he was under the influ
ence of liquor he believed to be “diop.
cd at the time of the crime.” Hi
“guessed” lie was guilty, he raid bu:
Lake Lanier Dam
Will be Rebuilt
' Trvt — X>cvelopmrnt officinlB of
' Lake Lanier, near here, which was
partly wont away by the heavy floods
vn’rr, are already turning to sur
vey:' and plan:, for rebuilding on
what they termed a firmer basis.
An' engineer of hydraulics has
been engaged and work, it was an
nounced. Would begin as soon as pos
sible. Plans ‘ or the rebuilding of the
sections of the dam destroyed will be
followed up by the execution of ex
isting development projects for this
T e damage t:> ;h" south, particu
larly in the region of Paeolct River
valley of South Carolina was not as
serious as whs first fedred and
the river was reported able to care
for * he* overflow that swept down.
Train of the Southern Railway
which -Were detoured over the Car
olina. Clinch fbdd and Ohio when the
Southern trestle was partly destroy
ed. were exported to run on normal
rehedulo by tomorrow at the latest.
The approximate damage to the
f ake was said to total around $30,
The break came in the dam when
he center of the structure gave way
after the* vw.tevs had riften to over
flow. The heavy ruins and snows of
the past two week:-, were given as
the cause of the occurrence.
Hollis and Hopewell
News Of Jritereai
(Special to The Star)
Quito b number of the students,
are on the sick lh;t. Hope they will
soon .he back in school.
Mr. Turlton, went to Forrest City
Friday on business.
On last Thursday evening the
Withtiu'o'veon Society conducted by
the girls anil Mrs. Tcrlton entertain
ed the hoys. Many entertaining
games were played. They also held
| some .good contests. After the games
and contests were over, the girls
j served supper. Everybody seemed to
Mias Mae and Viola Bridges gave
a cotton picking Wednesday night.
Miss Carrie Lee Towery spent
Wednesday night with Viola Bridges.
Mr. John Curtis is right sick with
pneumonia. His many friends hope
for him a speedy recovery.
Miss Viola Bridges spent the week
end with Myrtiee Doty.
■ Boys at Chapel Hill
To Be In Yackey Yack
j (Special to-The Star)
Jhe Cleveland County club held id
meeting after the now year. Muel
successful business wear transacted a
1 this meeting.
The members decided that, the clut
i-hould have its picture in the Yack
oty Yack the coming year. This i'
the first club from Cleveland to taki
this step. The club lidpes V will b<
“. a Successful example for the clubs t.
1 ! rof Cotlicr Cobb, who is an ok
1 Cleveland county man, will addresi
the club at its next meeting. Mr. Cob!
i a leading professor of geology ant
, has traveled in all parts of the world
1 ; The clab is planning to make bin
i proud of the county of his boy hoot
COLORED PEOPLE OFFER
TREAT FOR MUSIC LOVERS
X'ruler the direction of the eoloret
supervision of the county rehoek, i
• compiuruty choral club has been or
ara&tzed for the benefit of the school;
of the county. This ringing body fen
, turinst the negro melodies, will giv<
its first concert, Sunday afternoon
January hi, at ,‘i P. M. at the Countj
I .Admission will be free, but. let cool
end every one come prepared to hclj
Mux-rally in this effort to help tin
reunty schools. Don't forget the date
Sunday. January 31, « P. M. at th<
- County Court: House.
V. C. THOMAS
GENERAL REPAIRING ON ANY
MAKE OF AUTOMOBILE
Wrecker Service — Road Service
THE SERVICE GARAGE
B. F. Spangler
Phone 371. — Shelby, N. C.
Immediatcly after a fire or a death you think of
insurance. Very nice if they had it. A pity if they did
not. Then why wait if you are not properly insured. We
write all kinds. Wc ^vdce loans. Phone 290 for your
THE M. P. COLEY AGENCY
ROOMS is AND 16, ROYSTER BUILDING.
SHELBY, N. C.
Every Common Clay Brick Used In The
SHELBY ICE & FUEL COMPANY’S
Magnificent new Ice Cream plant was
purchased from Q, E, FORD CO, Con
siderably over 75 thousand common brick
were required in the construction of this
building, which is a credit to any town
twice the size ox' Shelby.
ity and price is the combination
always appeals to big business con
cerns, and when it comes to brick the Mt.
Holly Common Erick and the Johnson
City Face Brick cannot be equaled, in
Price and Duality,
Shop Work, Lime, Cement and Plaster for
The New Building
SHELBY ICE & FUEL COMPANY
Congratulations On This New Shelby.
■ f ‘
Shop Work, Lime, Cement, Flooring,
' Ceiling, Shingles, Plaster, Etc.
WE ARE PROUD OF THIS NEW EN
TERPRISE FOR SHELBY. MAY BLUE
RIDGE ICE CREAM BECOME AS FA
MOUS AS CLEVELAND COUNTY.
SOME OF THE MATERIAL IN THIS
NEW BUILDING CAME FROM—
We are in the market all the time for
live poultry delivered at our plant,
Prices for this week CASH:
Hens.:.21c per lb.
Broilers, up to 1 1-2 lbs.28c per lb.
Stags .. 18c per Jlj,
Turkeys. 28c per lb.
Dl,cks.20c per lb.
IDEAL ICE & FUEL COMPANY
SHELBY, N. C.
Noted Fox Caught.
\ correspondent from Grover, N.
C„ writer to the Yorkville Enquirer
end tells of the catching of a fox on
January 0, that for quite a while had
ranged over a portion of upper York
countv, half of Cherokee county, and
the lower side of Cleveland count j,
N. C. In the races, according to tne
corresnor.dent, were hgtmds belonging
<0 S. A. Crisp, Conrad Hughes and
Bill Tessner. The race continued over
a period of nine hours and was at
tended by a large number of lovers of
the chase, The lox v>he:: aught, peev
ed to be of extra targe ; ize, beauti
fully marked with white tips and feet.
The correspondent credits this pick
with catching the famous “McGill"
fox in the Bullocks Creek section,
—--i Ho*; 2.5T
• • •i-S \ VSliiKij I'SMi*. J
WE SPECIALIZE ON CYLINDER BLOCKS
C' TTING, WELDING, BRAZING
SHELBY WELDING PLANT
— HIGHEST QUALITY —
— QUICKEST.. SERVICE —
— LOWEST PRICES —
SASH — DOORS — FRAMES
SIDING — FLOORING — CEILING
And All Other Building Material
Z. J. THOMPSON
North Washington St., Phone 107.
NEAR SEABOARD DEPOT
BEGINNING AT RUTHERFORDTON,
TUESDAY, JANUARY 26th, 1926,
We will operate a live poultry car on the
following schedule, paying cash at prices
quoted below for all poultry brought to
Rutherfordton, Tuesday Jan. 26th, 1
P. M. to 5:30 P. M.
Rutherfordton, Wednesday, Jan 27th,
8 A. M. to 11 A. M.
Elknboro, Wednesday Jan. 27th, 3 P.
M. to 5:30 P. M.
Ellenboro, Thursday Jan. 28th, 8 A. M.
to 1Z o clock noon.
p ije!fey’ Friday Jan- 2S‘h, 8 A. M. to 4
J**®*. 21c per lb.
S00.8.ters . 11c per lb.
Broker*, up lo 1 1-2 lbs.!.25c per lb.
T^af8.. 18c per lb.
Tu'?eyS.. per lb.
®ucks.20c per lb.
Geese. 15c per lb.
SOUTHERN PRODUCE & COMM1S
Greensboro, N. C.
(Formerly of Hamlet, N. C.)
Car Will Be At S. A. L. Railway Freight