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—Get Charter—A late charter is
sued by the secretary of state is that
of the S. and W. Cafeteria at Raleigh.
Authorized capital is $30,000 and $300
subscribed by F. O. Sherrill and Ruth
Sherrill, of Charlotte, and J. D. Line
berger of Shelby.
_Mr. .lames Moves—A. D. James
of the local staff of The Star hrs
moved from the Lawrence-Lutz
l ouse on Grover street to the J. W.
jjoweil house on West Warren street.
Mr. Thede Lutz will occupy the Law
rence house which he recently pur
—Hoel Telephone—Mr. A. D. Brab
ble, .proprietor of the Central hotel is
having installed a telephone switch
board to serve all of the 75, rooms in
the hotel, thus furnishing the guests
with inside, local and long distance
service facilities. The entire switch
1 card will be in operation this week.
—Masons, Return—Messrs J. Frank
Roberts, Carr E. Cline and Gcrrse
Washburn, officials of the local lodg •
of Masons, have returned from Ra
kish, where they attended a meeting
cf the Grand lodge. On the way back
to Shelby the party stopped over in
Greensboro to pay a visit to the Ma
sonic and Eastern Star homes.
—Scouts Hike—Local bey scout
trocp No. 2, headed by Professor
Hunt of the Shelby school faculty,
spent Friday night and Saturday at
the scout log cabin on the R. E. Mc
Kinney farm north of Shelby. About
20 hoys were on the hike and while
at the cabin they stood off tests whi.h
are required of every scout raemer.
—New Fixture:: —Miss Georgia
Lutz; milliner, is preparing to install
new fixtures in the Lutz establish
ment on North LaFayette street. She
is preparing, she said, to make the
store more attractive, and to preserve
the stock. The r.ew fixtures will be
modern in design, glass, of dark fin
ish. They will be installed within the
next few days.
—foreign Broadcasting—All this
week the American and foreign radio
stations are exchanging their pro
grams. Up until 11 o’clock each night
the American station? broadcast to
the European radio listeners while
tie stations there are silent, from 11
o'clock to 12 the American stations
are silent in order to give the Amer
ican radio listeners an opportunity to
hear the foreign stations. If you have
r. radio, listen tetwee 11 and 12
There are five million receiving sets
i America, 600,000 cf which are own
ed by farmers.
—Fire Friday—The fire depart
ment responded to an alarm early
Friday evening to a home near the
Shelby Cotton mills, but the fire hod
been extinguished on the ai rival cf
the truck ar.d little damage resulted,
—Pneumonia—Several cases cf
pneumonia have developed because of
the sudden change in the weather last
week, Mrs. Thomas E. Elliott is re
ported to be improving. It is believed
the crisis was passed Sunday, and a
steady improvement is looked for.
Several children in different sections
are quite ill. j
—"Aill Build—The Tiddy house on
S. Washington street has been moved
to one side of the lot and Mr. Jlis!
Tiddy of the Cleveland Hardware
Co., will erect a handsome new home
on the vacant portion this spring.
-—Income Tax—A representative ot
the state department of revenue will
be at the office of W. R. Newton at j
the court house Saturday of this week
tA assist income tax payers in making
out individual and corporation returns
—Negro Dies—Charlie Sims, 57
old Georgia negro, died Saturday aft
ernon at his home in Freedman. The
burial was Monday. Death resulted
from a stroke of paralysis.
New Type Picture
At Webb Theatre
A picture both of interest and edu
cational value is "Tieing shown this
week at the Webb theatre. It is some
thing of a new departure. The title of
the film is “The Origin of Leather’’,
and shows the process of the manu
facture of leather, and through to the
finished products in the form of shoes.
Ihese educational pictures arc hav
ing more and more of a vogue, and
are proving popular in the larger
centers. They tell a pictorial story of
the manufacture of products in the
This particular film will be shown
T hree Teachers 111
Miss Margaret Morgan, of Shelby,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Mor
gan, and a teacher in the Eastside
school, was stricken with appendicitis
Sunday and was operated on at the
Shelby hospital Sunday night. Miss
Morgan is the second teacher in
Shelby and the third in the county, to
be operated upon for appendicitis
Miss Evelyn Dover is now at home
recovering from an operation, and
Miss Irma Bridges, who lives in Shel
!:?■’ and teaches in Casar, was taken
^1 at about the same time as Miss
Superintendent I. C. Griffin said
Monday, commenting upon thesej
cases, that seemingly something in |
| e nature of art appendicitis epidemic
nas hit the local schools. i
Melvin Peeler and Broadus New
man Were (. harlotte visitors Sunday.
Miss Millicent Blanton will arrive
ome ^r°ni New \ ork this week.
Mieses Grace Mangrove and Louse
.uauney spent last week end in Maid
en with friends.
Mrs. 1. \V . Ebeitoft and Miss Eliza
lcv.h Ebeitoft spent Wednesday in
Mr. frank Hefner has returned
from a visit with relatives at Elk
M:s. Reuben MeBrayer returned
Sunday night from Winston-Salem,
where slip had been visiting her
father Colonel Ludlow
Mr. Harry MeBrayer, of Anderson,
* • (-f spent Friday here with his
mother, Mrs. Mary E. MeBrayer.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bigger,1 tuff
spent .Sunday with their daughter,
Msr. J. S. Dorton.
Miss Mary Arbergotti, of the school
faculty spent the week end with her
home folks at Blacksburg. S. C.
Xi-s Annie Miller, of Charlotte,
spent last week end here delightfully
w ith friends.
.tits, \ i.lera Pippin who teaches at
Latt more spent the wetl; end with
Mr., and Mrs. Harry Pippin.
■ Miss Nancy Mauncy spent last week
Gaffney, S. C., visiting Miss Mil
Miss Pauline Hopper of Chariot'e,
spent the Week end here with her par
(:rto' Mr. and Mrs. Major Hopper.
Mrs. Julius Suttle came home Sat*
ur<hty fr>>;n the Shelby; hospital
where she had been undergoing treat
ment. Mrs. Suttle is much improved.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Armour and
family, will move this week into ‘he
be me of Mr. and Mrs. TV J, Babing
ton on N. Morgan street.
Mrs. Clark has returned from a
visit to South Carolina. She and her
daughter, Miss Bessie Clark, have
apartments with Mrs. Fields Young.
Mrs. T. W. Hamrick has returned
to her home from the Shelby hospital
where she has been a patient for two
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wootton, ar in
Rcedsville. Mr. Wootton was called
- ' the bedside cf his father who is
Judges J. L. and E. Y. Webb left
Monday morning for Charlotte where
they both will hold court. Miss Eliza
beth Webb and Mr. R >y Vetch, cf
Oregon accompanied them.
Mr. C. Roy Davis of Washington,
New' York, and Baltimore, is spend
ing a few days here with his family.
His fon C. 13. Davis jr., ago nine
years i.‘ suffering vi*h pneumonia. Mr
Davis was one of the '.first motion
picture operators here ton years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. Ilornbuck left
Monday for Shelby, where they will
make their home. Mr. Ifombuckle
has been manager of the Rose’s 5
and 10c store here for sometime and
will be in charge of their store in
Shelby. We are sorry to lose Mr. and
Mrs. Horrbuckle from Cherryville.
—Cherry ville Eagle.
Mr. Lee R. Hamrick, department
manager of Gilmers furniture de
I avtment. will leave Wednesday morn
ing for High Point, to attend the fur
niture exposition in that city. The
furniture buyers of the Gilmer chain
will be in High Point to purchase the
many new lines offered. Mr Hamrick
w ill spend several days at the market,
after which time, he will have the
revest of furniture on display at the
Several reels of the film Charlie
Chaplin in the “Gold Rash” were burn
el and other damage resulted Satur
day evening from a small fire that
started in the Princess theatre shortly
after 6 o’clock.
Ti e fire, hieh started in the opera
tors room, created quite a bit of ex
citeemnt and quite a large crowd gsth
crcd at the scene as firemen and oth
ers extinguished the blaze with chem
Mr. Zcb Beam, one of the owners,
was operating the machine at the tin\e
when the blaze suddenly leaped out of
the machine. Those in the theatre
were warned of the blaze and the
alarm turned in as the result of
which there were no serious mishaps.
The burning film in the opertors
room created a considerable gas that
handicapped the work of extinguish
ing the fire. Lights and a lantern
failed to burn in the room owing to
gas and \V. D. Babington, jr., one of
the volunteer firemen, was overcome
with the fumes shortly after enter
ing the room.
A line of hose was placed to the top
of the big theatre building and play
ed over portions likely to catch from
the inside, while George Smyrr.ies
made liis way through the smoke to
the room and completely doused the
The blaze was not so serious as it
locked the rolls of smoke from the
celluloid films giving it the appear
ance of a big fire.
Announcement from the theatre
Monday was to the effect that the
show would be back in operation
during the day, although it was im
possible to continue the regular
show Saturday evening and night.
The damage according to Mr. Zeb
Beam was slight other than the burn
The Princess lost no time in get
ting a substitute film of “The Gold
[Rush,” which wil be shown at the mat
[inee today and tonight. A rush order
for the film was ent to Atlanta, fol
lowing the fire nt the Princess Satur
day night. The fire occurred Satur
day night before the full audience had
assembled, so that all film fans will
! be able to see this great Chaplin pro
Tuesday the Princess 1ms the dram
atisation of the Joseph Conrad story
--“Lord Jim’’ “Lord Jim” was Joseph
I Conrad’s greatest novel, and the film
stars the one actor of all the group
best able to portray the role of sup
I posed coward of the story—Percy
This is a high class dramatic pic
ture—one of the seren classice of the
“Winds of Chance” a First Nation
al n ature, featuring such favorites
as Viola Dana, Ben Lyon, Anna Q.
Nilsson and Victor McLaglen, is
coming to the Webb theatre Monday
j today and, Tuesday.
; This i o brand new picture, just
i< leased, and insofar as is known,
y .is will be its first, showing ir, North
Carolina. It is from the Rex Beach
store, and ’"-ts wide by the creator of
the “Spa Hawk.”
it is a drama of the very first or
s'aged in Alaska, during the
gold rush and so pronounced by the
Wicker Comes To
i \ -v,,,r( was made Monday
that on Friday night of this week W.
C Wicker, educational field secretary
‘of ti e Masonic lodges of this district,
" ill appear at the local lodge and de
liver a discourse on Masonry.
Mr. Wicker is well known, and his
I talks on Masonic order work are of
special interest to all Masono.
1 He >* Kong brought hero through
the effort of the educational secre
tary, of the local lodge, Dewey W.
Hummer. Mr. Plummer, speaking for
the ledge, cordially invited all Masons
Icth lodge members and visitors, to
be present to hear the discussion.
NOTICE (>v SUMMONS.
North Cat-okra. C'c’eland county. Ir.
the Superior court,
i Grace Mauney, Plaintiff,
It. N. Mauney, Defendant.
The defendant R. N.. Mauney wPl
f-kc notice that an action entitled as
above has been commenced in the su
perior court of Cleveland countv,
North Carolina, to annul the marring’
m «—Vfing hetween the plaintiff
and defendant; and the said defen.l
p-.rt; rnd the said defendant will fur
ther take notice that he is required
to appear at the office of the clerk
. f <•’ „ cmirf of said county
in the courthouse in Shelby, N. C„ on
the 23rd day of February, 1920,, nnd
answer or demur to the complaint in
r* id action, or the nlaintiff will apnly
to the court for the relief demanded
it. said complaint. This the 25th day of
>. P. V. EBB Clerk of Superior
•Horace Kennedy, Atty. for plaintiff.
To have that Over
scat cleaned again.
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Day and Night.”
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NEW WEBB THEATRE
—TONIGHT AND TUESDAY—
Big First National Special—Frank L. Loyd’s “WINDS
OF CHANCE,” With- Viola Dana, Ben Lyon, Anna Q. p?
Nilsson and Victor McLaglen and a great supporting «>:
Cast. Admission 15 and 25c.
A Warren Bros. Classic of ihe Screen. Marie Provost and
Monte Blue in “RECOMPENSE.” Also “Our Gang”, “fj
Comedy. ' !
Hope Hampton and Lionel Barrymore in “FIFTY -FIF T ;'
Also a good comedy. ^
A Big Day. Richard Ban holiness and Be sie Love Mn
in “SOUL FIRE.” Also Charlie Chaplin ( medy. No g£f
Jack Hosier i ' I HE DEMON.” A Blue SI-ink West- Pf
ern. Also Connie Chaplin Comedy and Fables. 1 > ft 25c. §£*
— V/E >BJTHEATRE— m
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hi ■»«! nil' ;
The Prince.-.; is prepared today, for. “Business as
Usual.”- The five handicapped us Saturday night, hut
v. c are ready today to exhibit “THE GOLD ItUcH, the
great Charlie Chap in L rr,, which was to have been show n
both Saturday nigi.l dud tonight. Through a special ef
fort vc got a sub:dilute Lint of this picture from Atlanta.
A’so all added attractions will be shown. To all lovers
of the screen we recommend this picture.
Percy Marmvnt is canting in “LORD JIM.” This is
the film version of the Conrad novel of the same name,
called a study in cowardice. It was and is a great novel,
the lend role of which is interpreted by e-ne of the most
flniahcd and versatile actors on the screen today.
Whereas “The Gold Rush” contains both pathos and
humor, this in pur; drama. And as such it is one of the
leading pictures of the year.
ALL IN CUR FALL AND WINTER
STOCK REDUCED TO HALF THEIR
BETTER NOT MISS THESE RARE 1
J. C. McNEELY
STYLE — QUALITY — SERVICE
The most expensive sport in America
today is speculating with hard earned
A billion dollars was actually lost last
year in fake schemes.
It wasn’t all lost in oil wells either.
A lot of it was lost in real estate, which
most people regard as one of the soundest
REMEMBEE —- A real estate specu
lation is as bad as a dry oil well if you lose
And you will lose unless the property
you buy is worth what you pay for it.
There is a way to determine the real
value of a piece of property—even in a
The man who puts his money into real
estate without trying to find out the real
value invites disaster.
Before you go into wild-cat specula
tion. come into this bank and talk it over
SHELBY, N. C.
Capital, Surplus And Profits $660,000.00.
Banks always tell people to save—
As if forming the savings habit were
like pressing a button.
It is hard work to save—
In fact it never becomes exactly easy
But, with every hundred dollars sav
ed, we find our desire for extravagance
becoming less intense.
We take more and more pleasure in
seeing the balance grow.
And we learn and practice new eco
To that extent it becomes easier.
Bankers know it isn't easy to save. If
they themselves have accumulated money,
most of them did it by saving and wisely
It pays to save. The savings depart
ments of our banks (including branches)
pay four per cent interest on savings, com
pounded each three months. Our interest,
alone, will double your savings in seven
teen years and a half.
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