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Of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Farming Section.
Modern Job Department,
VOL. XXXIV, No. 13
“Covers Cleveland Completely.”
Where Industry Joins With
Climate In A Call For You. .
SHELBY, N. C. FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 1926.
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. 1 By mail, per year (in advance)-.$2.50
__ l By carrier, per year (in advance)
Jieclares Shelby and Cleveland Springs
are Well—Advertised, But Folks
Won’t Ride Day Coaches
Mr. Henry L. Vanstory, manager
of the Cleveland Springs Hotel, b< -
lieves in advertising Shelby and the j
multifarious advantages of this sec
tion. In a letter to the editor of The
S'.ar, he calls attention to the fact
that he has spent nine thousand dol
lars in three years for advertising,
using newspaper space and booklets
But the Cleveland Springs mana
ger believes, as he points out plain
ly in his letter, that there are cer
tain conditions which should be re
medied before it may be expected that
outside advertising may be entric
Mr, Vanstory expresses the belief
that Shelby will be handicapped in
making a todbifrouirsstqvs? _
making a bid for tourists just so
long as the local railroads withhold
Pullman service from the town. He
points out that tourists coming into
Charlotte by rail, having enjoyed the
comforts of a Pullman from north or
south, will feel little inclined to climb
into a day coach for the last leg of
The Pullman people have informed
him, Mr. Vanstory says, that the ser
vice will not pay, “Anyone would
have told you The Cleveland Springs
Hotel would not pay in the winter,"
Then he concludes: “I believe wr.oj
the pressure that the people of this I
section can bring about that we car.
get the railroad accommodation.-.
and I believe that as soon as we get
them the people will come. And 1 hi-’
licve that The Cleveland Springs
Hotel will be the best asset that Shel-.i
by can have.
Lawndale News Of
School And Town
Piedmont Students Astir Over Hoey
Contest. Persona! Mention Of
People on the Co.
((Special to The Star.)
Lawndale, Jan. 28.—Prof P. G. Gal
lop spent the week end in Charlotte.
Miss Alma Burgess was the week
end guest of Miss Ethel Elmore.
The school is astir with interest in
the various contests which the students
are entering the Clyde R. Iloey con
test in oratory; the Selma C. Webb
contests in recitation and in essay;
the contest for the scholarship of
ft red for the best essay on the sub
ject of chemistry to be awarded by the
-National Chemistry association. Aton.i
w ith these various activities, how
ever, a little time is left for such pur
suits as class-room work and athletics,
'.he triangular and amateur theatri
Mrs. Mat Cline’s new house is near
Mr. John Schenck has returned
from a business trip to New York.
Mrs. John Schenck has returned
from the Shelby hospital, much im
proved in health. ,
Miss Paris Fox returned from
Greensboro a few days ag >.
Mrs. J. E. Westmoreland of Hick
ory Grove, S. C., was the guest last
week of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.
Mr. C. S. Lee recently moved into
his new house in Lawndale.
Mr. Carmie Elam’s handsome new
house is rapidly nearing completion.
A delightful picnic supper and
marshmallow' roast, at which Misses
Minnie and Emma Gold were hostag
es was enjoyed by their friends, Miss
es Callie Owens. Sadie Mull, Ruby
Carpenter and Eloise Grigg.
W. E. Harley of Greenwood. S. C.,
visited his daughter, Miss Marion]
Harley and his son, John Harley, Sun
day and Monday.
School Work Here
Plans were laid in Shelby Thursday
Par a continuation here 'his year of
thr Methodist-Presbytcrian standard
training' school for Sunday school
work. The school will be opened in
Shelby, according to a state by Wil
liam Linebcrgef, who is a nrime mover
in the venture, March Vlth.
C V. Woosley, field secretary of the
\\estern Carolina Sunday schooli
board visited the city Thursday, and
mot representatives from the vari
mis churches of the county to ar-j
range for the work.
This, it is comprehensively explaine 1
is strictly a co-operative endeavor, the
aim of the work being to train Sun-|
m*y school workers. Five experts will
h" employed in the school here this
year, one of Whom will be C. T. Carr,;
"ell known in Cleveland county as (
former head of the Shelby High]
News Story Brought Man
And His $1,000 Together
Wilbert Davis, Not Located For Years Found In Heimont.
Comet; Here For Check,
iMn ' :<Ti;vt to res.d jour news-,,
-paper. In addition to keeping..
J ou ported with li.e it may have
a gr-s i:r value some day
Ueac.ir.g the paper Pot week
$1,000. to Wilbert Davis,
-i-y,-. r-oiJ , .-.tile worker of
Beir.! - < A. rul it came almost a'1
a wedding present to I, in.
Leaders < f The Ftar will rerneni
Pei that las; week the paper
earned a ory tj the effect that
Wiib-y t- II;.vis-, a young-, man not
heard from since: DilO, was being1
tr- ght by lepresentative rails'
Shelby attorney, who held an
ir.s .ranee policy worth 81,000
to Davi-. Search for the young
by ether methods prove*1
fruitltss. Thm the newspaper
mem d mas resorted to .It made a
Rood story, and the value of
new: paper . t,.ric-s makes an
Davis father was killed in a
brawl in South Carolina,
in 1021. At the time of his
death he was a Woodman and
through the order left $1,000 to
his son. Jiowevrr, years before
that he became separated from
his wife and lawyers were unable
to locate the wife or son. Xo trace
< f the family could be found in
recent year:*, because Mrs. Davis
v'<ts the person sought for and
wasn't Mrs. Davis anymore.
She had married again and was
Mrs. Carris, of Charlotte. The
boy, very young when his father
left, had been reared by h:s
grandparents at Rock Hill and
was generally known by their sur
name. Thus city directories con
tained not the sought for name
and it is doubtful if Davis
would have been located had the
r.ewR story never been published.
Mrs. Garris, Davis' mother
read about it one morning at
her home in Charlotte. The boy
read about it that afternoon in
Belmont. Wednesday Wilbert
Davis. Mrs. Garris. Mrs. (’. W.
Mice, Davis half sister, and her
husband walked into Attorney
Fali's office and made affidavits
ider.t fying Davis a; the heir to
the $1,000. The check will be
turned over to him when th • af
fidavits are approved at the
home office of the Woodmen.
Davis had been living in
Charlotte of late years, accord
ing to Judge Falls, but recently
he was married and moved to
Belmont, where he is employed.
He had no idea that his father
had left him any money and the
heritage came almost as a wed
ding oresent-— and can be used,
according to Judge Falls, as a leg
has been giving Davis trouble and
almost preventing him from work
It is to be presumed that here
after young Davis will be a re
gular reader of the newspapers.
Says Nation Turning Toward South,
i:ud That North Carolina
Raleigh:—Raleigh nun who listened
Monday to Tom Dixon's talk on North
Carolina and the turn of the Nation’s
attention toward the South, are bet
t pg that within another six months
there will be? a bus every day between
Raleigh and Asheville, carrying its
capacity load of people interested in
the real estate development in the west,
N. C'. Hines. who is the owner of
such a bus, planned his maiden trip
to Asheville today, but the snow
frightened him and his trip was post
poned a week. Mr. Hines, whose busi
ness it is to boost and to auctioneer,
took the negative of the wager. Great
as he believes the eastern and west
ern boom is to be, he is not so opti
mistic after hearing the phenomenal
speech of Tom Dixon glorifying
North Carolina. Florida and the
Mr. Dixon say the boom isn't arti
ficial; but as natural as the tides. The
nation all about the South has been
booming on less; it will now boom or.
more. Governor McLean rather shares
the Dixon view and his excellency sees
the California drama of 1849 repeat
ed. The country is traveling this way
now, not West. However, Mr. Hines
is a conservative booster, and though
he lu>- bought a great bus to do his
business in the east and west, he does
not figure so early on a daily drive
across the state.
"If 1 lose my bet I will of course
v in .the prize, but if I lose my bet I
win the business,” Mr. Hines said,
"The guess isn’t bad. Wo, Joe Eller
and myself, were to have taken our
trip today. We can carry seventeen in
the party and had reservations for
IT. That looks like interest in North
Mr. Dixon’s wonderful voice never
was so musical as when he sang to
North Carolina Monday.
\\. Dt-PKIEST IS SOMEWHAT
IMPROVED AFTER ILLNESS
.Mr. 0. W. DePriest, old Shelby res
i irleiit. who was tricken with heart
[trouble while visiting: at Fountain
r,n, S. C.. last Monday, was reported
to be somewhat improved Friday.
Mr. DePriest was visiting his daugh
!tor. Mrs. II. B. Edwards, at Fountain
Inn, when he was stricken, falling
upon the street. His condition was
considered so grave, that iiis son, P.
j H. DePriest was sent for at Holly
wood. Fla., and went immediately to
his father’s bedside.
Mrs. Annette Leland. a daughter,
who lives in Shelby, will leave Satur
day morning for Fountain Inn.
Mr. I,. P. Meggison, of Shelby, will
after the first of February, be iden
tified with the Roberts-Maunev Auto
Parts company, and will travel West
ern North Carolina for that firm. Mr.
Meggison was formerly associated
|with the Continental Range company.
Little Daughter Of
A. V. Wray Passes
Threc-year-cdd Marjorie Maize
Wray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. V.
Wray, died at the Victor hotel, in
Shelby, where the Wray family is
making their home for 1 he winter,
Friday morning at eight o’clock.
The immediate cause of the child's
death was said to be pneumonia, which
developed from whooping cough. This
malady developed three weeks ago.
About that time the Wray family
contemplated removing from the Vic
tor hotel, which was formerly known
as the College Inn, to an address on
North Morgan street, to live while
awaiting the construction of the
But it was decided at the last mo
ment, even after sprue of the furni
ture had been moved into the Morgan
street house, that it would he best not
to take the child, now rapidly hec^.lin
ing ill, from the steam heated hotel,
and all removal plans were canceled.
The condition of little Marjorie aid
not become alarming untjl early <hi
week. By Tuesday the whooping
cough had made such inroads upon her
strength that she developed convul
sions. Thursday night there was a re
petition of these attacks, which be
came more violent. '
The little sufferer’s frame was
shaken by eight of these attacks dur
ing Thursday night. and Friday
morning one of prolonged duration
earned her off.
She was the youngest of a family
of eight children, having one sister,
Sai a Ellen, and six brothers.
The funeral will be held sometime
Saturday, but at the time this is be
ing written complete funeral arrange
ments have not been made.
Mr. Wray told The Star Friday
afternoon that he did not believe that
A. V. Wray. jr„ the eldest son. who
ires ^t Flagstaff, Arizona, would be
able to reach Shelby in time for the
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wray, the former
a brother of Mr. Wray, of Gastonia,
will attend the funeral. And Mrs. C.
M. Gibson, of Charlottesville, Va.,
ister of Mrs. Wray, has already
reached Shelby. Miss Charlotte Jones,
of Cedar Springs, S. C., niece of .Mis.
Wray, will reach the city tomorrow.
The Star, in common with the
people of this community gener
ally, extend a very heart-felt
sympathy to the Wray family in
their bereavement in the loss of
their little three-year-old daUgh-'
Death is inevitably and always
sad, but the passing away of
a little child, somehow pulls at the
heart strings as does no other
event in this vale of tears.
The loss of the lovely child
will leave an unfilled and unfill
rble gap in the household. for
which there is but one slight con
solation, and that is. duty well
performed for the little one while
she was here.
Mr. F. A. Atcheson, manager of
the Charlotte branch of the Ford
Pterests, and W\ F. Duckworth,
wholesale ear department manager of
the same agency, were visitors to
Shelby Friday, calling upon Mr. Chas.
L. Eskridge, at the Shelby Ford head
I Number of Deeds l-'iled for Record
i Show inn Real Estate < ontinucs
Active In Cleveland.
Register of Dodds R. L. Weathers
F ".t il busy recording deeds and
other papers, showing a continued
I activity in trading. The follow.\g
'dr- ...d were filed for record this week;
■John McKnigLl trustee to Richter
and Phillips Co. stock of jewelry
Georg • Carrie* to Ja . VV. Michael
let in Freetown for $10 and other
S. L. Burges, to Clementine Bur
K< ss lot in Dodd property S: Shelby
for Sit) and other considerations.
J. K. Varboro and wife to Mrs.
Emmett Varboro, 51* acres in No. 4
township for 51 and the division at
IV. It. Norris and wife to J. E.
Varboro till aeras in No 1 township
fr r $1 and division of property.
Annie Webb to \V. it. Newton, lot
in No 0 in Freetown for $1500.
Avcy Bros to Chas, H. Hoey 17
pares in No <> on Shelby Kings Jit.
road for $12,500.
A. L. Devenncy and wife to J. B
Wintz two lots in Mrs. Julie Green
sub-division, for $700.
C. R. Hoey trustee to L. U. Ar
row ood Fairview Heights property
E. G. Morrison ar.d wife and J. S.
McKnight trustee* to George Blanton
I two lots in Southwest Shelby for
J. W. Howell and wife to Mrs. J.
I*. Sprott lot on \Y. Warren street
I J. W. Spangler and wife to .L*s
jsie Wilson lot in Curtis property for
:?!<• and other considerations.
| M. A. Spangler, Wm. Linberger
land J. L. Suttle to Lee B. Weathers
t lot on Linberger street for $5000.
I’. P. Richards and wife to J. L.
T homason six lots in I'airview Heights
i Foster Elliott and wife to Erie
I Blanton, undivided half interest in
four tracts in No. 8 township for
^1000 and division of iands.
F. Bate Blanton ami wife to G. A.
; Gates 40 acres in No. 8 township for
Interest in Meet
About U. N. C. Coach
j Quite a number of Shoiby alumni
are interested in the meeting at Chai r
t! Hil! today where a discussion of a
i coach to succeed Bill Fetrer will be
taken up. Several planned attending
jtht meeting but so far as has been
j learned none were able to attend.
I As a result of their interest and
i activity a number of local alumni of
the University of North Carolina re
ceived a special invitation to attend
I the alumni coniViTTice and school to
1 he held at Chapel Hill on Thursday,
j Friday and Saturday of this week. All
alumni were invited to attend the con
' Terence. but the following local men
jure among those receiving special in
I vitations: Peyton McSwai.i, D. Wyeth
Koyster, O. Max Gardner, Edwin Y.
J. L. Dixon Buried
At Elizabeth Today
j Mr. J. L. Dixon, past 70 years of
(age, died Thursday morning about
110:30 at his home near the Eastside
mill. Mr, Dixon had been sick for over
;a year. He was well known in that
[section east of Shelby, having lived in
I the Cleveland Springs community.
I lie was a member of Elizabeth church
j where the funeral was conducted Fri
iday afternon at 2:30 and the inter
ment took place. Mr. Dixon was twice
| married and is survived by a wife
and several children.
An intellectual, apparently, is oho
who thinks it isn’t art if it isp’t
“THE ONE WHO
A Great Story In
Each Issue Of The
TURN NOW TO
It Must Have Been a Good Joke1
Helen K"II. r ia lien . hewn lending the l.ps jf Mrs Calvin CooliJge by
the tenth system. t>h'* is blind and uisat
Says Miss Cole’s Letters
Will Be Read Before Jury
Hark Back A Bit
Says 29 Years Ago
Twenty-nine year- ago this
January—doesn’t seem lorn? does
[ it? the verteran teacher of the
present day, Corn Cracker, was
putting on a dazzling exhibition
at his Polkvillp school.
The report of the State Hospi
j tal at Morganton for the year
1834 showed that they were off
in the second story long before
the advent of the Charleston.
I Fhelbys' police chief, Jones, of
! that date was in Raleigh on busi
ness anil Mr. D. M. Baker had
i jnst purchased a large farm—
226 acres from Mr. C. C. Beam.
A leg Gorman had been held
at the Cherokee Inn at Blacks
burg anil a number of Shelby
peopl • attended. Music was
furnished by Marks Band.
That was back in the days
when they gave a new neighbor
a “pounding." Seems impossible,
hut such happened only 23
! years ago right here in Cleve
j land county.
Remember “them days"?
They were great and to those
, who remember they are interest
ing. and just about ns entertain
I ing to the young folks who learn
| by them what dad and mother
did when they were young.
! “23 Years Ago," a special . cdl
: unin of new events of that date,
may he found in The Star once
each week. It’s newspaper his
tory—that column. Turn to i.t.
Expect Good Crowd
For Shove This Eve
Advance ticket sales for “Nadina
of Paradise Isle” at Central school
auditorium this evening, Friday, in
i ci it a to that quite a crowd will see the
Some of the leading actors of the
country, whose names arc well known
to Broadway theatre-goers, are in the
cast and the plot of the play, unusual
ly romantic and based on the South
Sea isle promises an entertaining ev
In addition and with the regular
run of the the show there will be en
joyable music, Hawaiian guitars and
uktles and accompanying dances.
UK KKU TO ADDRESS
MASONS HERE TONIGHT
\Y. C. Wicker, field secretary of ti e
educational division of the Masonic
Grand lodge, will address the local
)M i. onie lodge tonight, Friday.
A large audience of Cleveland coun
tv Masons is expected to be present.
The program will take the form of
a lecture by Mr. Wicker, who will dis
cuss the intricacies of Masonry.
BOX SUPPER \T DOVER
MILL SCHOOL SATURDAY
There will he a box nipper at Do
ver mill school Saturday night Feb
The proceeds will go •* running
the school an extra length of time.
The public is cordially invited to
attend and bring boxes or well-f'lled
nurse. Contests will be an important
and interesting feature of the evening.
Music will be furnished by a string
Ilaleigh, Jan. 28.— A declaration
;tH the much discussed correspondence
between Miss Elizabeth Cole and his
• on, W. W. Ormond will be offered in
evidence, features the reply of Rev. A.
L Ormond in his $150,000 damage suit
against W. B. Cole, wealthy cotton
manufacturer of Rockingham, for the
! slaying of his son. The reply, which
constitutes the final pleading in the
care, was filed in Wake county Su
perior court and the case now- stands
ior trial with only the priority of
other cases standing between it and
| a place on the calendar. It is possible
1 that the case vviil he reached this
' spring and unless continued it should
in due course go to trial some time
The hitherto suppressed correspon
ds nee which the minister states in his
reply will be read in the civil action
was the center of popular interest
during the trial of Cole at Roeking>
hume last October for the murder of
young Ormond which resulted in the
acquittal of the defendant, the jury
i aching its verdict on the ground
that the slander of Miss Cole hy young
Omnond justified the shooting whicn
dock place on the streets of Rocking
ham on the afternoon of August 15.
1 he reply also asks the court to
eliminate from the civil action all re
ference to the murder tria1, which is
declared to have no hearing on the
civil action. The murder trial attract
c . ration-wide attention and the let
te’s. which it is now, said will be
i-D’i-.de public were ruled out by Judge
T. B. Finley as being incompetent
e* i fie nee.
The reply of Mr. Ormond asserts
that only “garbled extracts" of let
ters passing between young Ormond
an I Cole and characterizes the advice
|ghin Cole hy his attorney. F. VV. By
num. as "foolish" and the testimony of
Cole when on trial for his life as
Rev. M. Ormond, who at the time
of bringing suit, was residing at Ox
fort". is now in charge of a church at
Oxford, but the suit was brought in
W’ak - county, where lie qualified as
administrator of the estate of his son
who at the time of his death was em
ployed at State college as an eleclri
Mr. Ormond is represented by Doug
lass & Douglass and R. I,. Simms, cf
Rak igh, Larry Moore, of New Bern,
Harold Copley, of Nashville and W.
R. Jones, of Rockingham.
Pou and Pou. and Jones and Horton
of Raleigh, A. L. Brooks, of Greens
boro and Bynum and Henry, of Rock
ingham, appear for Cole.
In Sunday School
Mrs. J. P. Long, aged 55 years, who
died Sunday night last of pneumonia
at her Kings Mountain home, held at
the time of her death a remarkable
record as a Sunday school teacher. For
five years Mrs. Cong taught a Sun
day school class at the Methodist
church there without missing a Sun
day. She missed only two Sundayss in
Two of her cousins, Mrs I F Sampson
nd Mrs. D. B. Goforth, of Shelby, at
tended the funeral services at the
Methodist church there Monday aft
ernoon. The servldhs were conducted
1 y Rev. R. M. Hoyle, former pastor,
;.nd the present nastor. She is sur
vived by her husband and five chil
dren. three rtauehrers and two son;..
OF UNITED SKIES
III WORLD COURT
Dr. F. J. Pretty man, of Gastonia,
Speaking Before Kiwanians, Re
joices in Nation's Step.
Speaking on the “Art of Living',
Rev. Forrest J. Prettyman, D. D.. pas
tor of Main Street Methodist church
Gastonia, rejoiced that the Senate of
the United States a few days ago had
voted to join the world court in an
effort to settle international disputes
between the nations without force of
arms and consequent bloodshed and
sorrow. Dr. Prettyman for eight years
was chaplain of the Unite 1 States sen
i’tc under Woodrow Wilson’s adminis
tration and world peace is uppermost
i.i his mind because President Wilson
attempted to secure such a peace
agency as lias followed >n these lat
ter years. It is the first step the Unit
ed States has taken in this parliament
of nations and brotherhood of man.
Dr. Prettyman speaking on ‘How to
Live", pointed out our relationship
w ith ourselves. He urged that wo not
get puffed up with self-conceit, that
we listen to the opinions of others
about us, that we do not pride our
selves on power, money or the heri
tage of a good name for the true es
timate of a man is his success
| through sheer merit and personal
achievement in the face of obstacles.
Speaking of the art of living with a
wife. Dr. Prettyman declared sho
should not be looked upon as an u;i- ''
dcrling or a hireling, but the queer:
of the home, tfie heart Bnd hearth
stone, one whose personality should
be recognized nrd whose equality and
j partnership should be maintained,
j After speaking of the art of living
!'■ ith one’s self and with one’s wife, Dr
Prettyman declared that the United
States is too prone to live to itself in
this great democratic country where
th< bounty of the land abounds and
have no concern or regard for the
people of the other nations of the
earth and their welfare.
Other features were in evidence at
the Kiwanis meeting. Mr. George
Blanton, district trustee who recently
I r< turned from a meeting at Columbia,
|S. C., continued his report on the
iclub’s work, while a special musical
| program under the direction of Bill
McCord was furnished by members of
the high school orchestra.
A special guest was J. W. Atkins
publisher of the Gastonia Gazette and
president of the North Carolina Press
Miss Elliott Will
Speak Here Tuesday
Miss Harriett Elliott, professor of
government at North Carolina College
for women, at Greensboro, is to speak
in Shelby the afternon of Tuesday,
February 2, at the Woman’s club. She
is being brought here by the Daugh
ters of the American Revolution, who
are inviting the Woman’s club and the
United Daughters of the Confederacy
to hear her.
Miss Elliot is to speak on “Citizen
ship and Government”. She is known
as one of the most forceful speakers
in the state to students and club wo
men. She is an outstanding authority
on history and government and emin
ently qualified to discuss the topic she
has chosen for her address.
Miss Elliott is much sought after
throughout the state and in other
states and the D. A. R. leaders are to
be congratulated on securing her for
the discussion of the vital topic. They
are to be praised, too, for sharing her
with the other club women of the city.
Train of Chevrolets
Pass Through Shelby
A solid truin-load of Chevrolet au
tomobiles passed through Shelby over
the Seaboard Wednesday afternoon an
route from the factory at Detroit,
Mich., to Jacksonville, Fla. There were
49 box cars loaded to capacity. Alt
box cars belonged to the Norfolk end
Western and the train was routed
ever the Clinch field to Bostic, thence
over the Seaboard to Jacksonville.
Since millions of people are going to
Florida, there is a wonderful demand
for automobiles in the land of flow
ers. The freight congestion in Flor
ida which has forced the railroads to
place embargoes on certain lines, it
has become necessary for some auto
mobile shippers to have their freight
billed as far south as the railroads
could take it with out getting in the
jam of freight cars, and from there
the dealers would drive cars over
land to points farther south. It is mb
known whether this train load of 4'J
cars of Chevrolets was for Jackson
ville dealers or for dealers in rhej;
parts of the state, ,