RELIABLE HOME PAPER
Of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Fanning Section.
Modern Job Department,
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VOL. XXXIV, No. 19
“Covers Cleveland Completely.”
IF IT’S NEWS, IT’S IN THE STAR
SHELBY, N. C.
FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 1926. Published Monday,
Where Industry Joins With
Climate In A Call For You, .
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By mail, per year (in advance). $2.50
By carrier, per year (in advance) $0.00
Members Say Suing Pastor
Did Not Tithe Completely
Rev. C. d. Way Lacked §71
Tithing $1,100 Salary
A new angle has arisen in the pro
posed suit of Rev. C. B. Way, forme:
pastor of the Methodist Protestant
ehurch here, against the church for
>alary he claims still due him.
Trustees of the church against
whom suit is filed have an averse eon
tent.on that former pastor now a Lex
iugton citizen, did not jneet all of his
obligations in that, according to them
JtoV. Mr. Way obligated himself to
tithe, or give one-tenth of $1,100 sal
ary he claims to the church.
Whether or not this phase will
come out in the proosed suit is no;
hnown, although church officials hold
ihc books of the church and say they
hear out the statement made.
Mr. J. T; aRmsey, one of the trus
tees of the southwest Shelby church,
talking to The Star stated that he din
r.ot see how the former pastor could
claim exactly $328.06 salary still due
him os he was supposedly obligated
give one-tenth to the church, which
v-inld be $110, and that he gave ord;
$3G according to the church book -.,
leaving the sum of $74 due by the
Members Did Leave.
I:’ the last issue of The Star, ac
cording to Mr. Ramsey an error was
made in saying that although many
lor,» interest in the church work none
had their names removed from the
church roster. Such was the case he
raid, 1,1 members coming from s'v
families did leave the church during
R-v. Mr. Way’s pastorate losing in
t rest in the work. These together
with others, who lost interest and did
riot pay regularly, account for ’ho
amount on the former pas.or’s salary
yet unpaid, he declared.
Asked as to why certain members,.
sm he claimed, lost interest in the
church work during the pastorate cf
last year Mr. Ramsey replied that
the re were several reasons in * he
• rind of those making up the congre
gation, but that they thought it best
nt to have any controversy if .pos
sible to avoid it, over that phase of tip
n atter and did not wish any public
ity regarding it unless such was
Cotton Co-Ops Plan
Carl Hamrick Attends District Meet
ing Held Wednesday in Char
lotte For Organization. ,
Plans for an active campaign i1'
Western North Carolina to get men
1 ere for the Co-operative Cotton
(•rowers association were made at
Charlotte in a three-day conference
of field agents of that body, which
was called at the court house there
Wednesday by A. B. Breece, stats
The agents attending the cpnfert mv
are J. R. Leigh, of Charlotte, field
.•■sent for Mecklenburg, Gaston and
Cabarrus counties, and formerly of
Shelby; Norman Black, agent for'Un
ion and Anson counties; E B. Jones,
agent for Rowan, Iredell and Cataw
ba counties and T. Carl Hamrick,
agent for Cleveland, Polk and Rut -
erford counties. The purpose of tin
conference. Mr. Breece stated. >s to
acquaint the agents with the contract
wh ch the cotton growers will be ask
ed to sign as members of the asso
The five year contracts which cot
ton growers previously made with *he
association expire this year and
throughout the cotton belt plans arc
being made to sign up new contracts.
C ar Ch’cuph'i by Joe Wray ard Others
‘;1 < > a h With Laundry Truck
W ednesday Afternoon.
, G l !_1' ' 10—Mis.-, Carolyn
'Vray. i(. high".school honor student
ai’d daughter; of Joe S. Wray, local
chapihe r cf commerce secretary lay
T|’u} 1 >*> t-'-e Gaston . anitorium ,-ntf.
tofmg seriously with a punctured
iu’;j? arid her father and three com
pjjnions are suffering minor injuries
tinij hoc-ks a ■. the result oi . their enr
being h,t near Lowell on the Ga-to
:tia-( iiarl't'e highway this afternoon
by a laundry delivery truck oporatid
hy Ci’.ailie Freshour, f >rmerly cf
1?*-'.mr nt. They were on their way to.
toe ( hat li tte-C.r; tor i i high schorl
baskctlr il reur. - at Charlotte.
. Ir. Vi ray was drey -g hi1- Ford se
dan, which was hit by the truck arid
turned ever, it \v:v. stated. Freshour
is indicted for assault with a deadly
’ti's Ma_ shall, hocked bv th» ;
< id< t !, was not hurt internally.Misses
V* iliyins and Coon r r 1 Mr. Wray wore
£-We to leave the hospital after tneui
Making Plana Fg>*
At Second Baptist
Plarare .being laid, it is said,
whereby the Baptist church of South
Shelby will improve the church built*
. and add a new Sunday school room
•• ■)■' the edifice.
■A group consisting of the pastor of
. -e church ,Rev. Rush Padgett, dea
cons and church members, went to
Charlotte Thursday to inspect the
Sunday schooju quarters of the
Prichard Mission church, to get idea.;
for-"use in drawing plans for the io
It is raid the new addition will cost
in the neighborhood of six thousand
In auditi n to that sum, several
thousand dollars will be spent im
pro\ ing the main auditorium of thi
The church parsonage is now being
renovated and improvements being
made that will total about two thou
said dollars, so that all told a suit
of tin or twelve thousand dollars v, 11
be spent to modernize the churci
The group that visited Chariot t«
Thursday was composed of the fol
lowing: Rev, Rush Padgett, G. V
Hawkins, W. O. R. Putnam. Van Me
Ktnrey, Pink Smith, Noah Gladden. R
II. Wilson. William MeCurry, Munrix
Barnett, I.. S. Stuart.
At Forest City
At ti «* meeting of the beard of al
d craven Friday night of last week. tk<
following officers were elected foi
t>e new Recorder’s court of Fores
L. C. Lowranee, recorder; >T. At
\y -lb, vice-recorder;- J. E. Caldwell
fjerk; C. O. Ridings, prosecuting at
The new court is expected to ly> ir
eperiition by Monday, February 15tl
says the Forest City Courier.
Overflowing Water Tank Makes Icy
Skating Rink Of Main Street Corner
during the chill of Wednesday
night, the city tank overflowed, and
iho northwest wind whipped the
• nt ay over the street surface at the
intersection of Washington ar.d Mo
rion, at the northeast corner o fthe
And thereby hangs a tale.
Thursday morning the area was
frozen as slick as a rink, and the.
stage was set for a comedy
That particular intersection is a
popular corner for a curve. Sain '
•are come on into town from the east,
hut a good number of them turn
south toward the postoffice. And tlm-e
* mining north from the postoffice,
turn there to go west toward the en
ter of town.
As the cars took tin1 turn things
happened. A good many things har
dened. Th^ vehicles execute all the
manoeuvres of the shimmy. 1 he ustta.
stunt was, when the driver fount! Iii'"
se'f on the ice to full into low geai
and step on the gas.
A car resents being pushed up th.a
wry on the ice. The majority ot them
balked. Some honed >»' ncii
s ir.ic more. A rapidly collecting crow
the sidewalk gave Hie performer;
the horse laugh.
Or- particularly peppy car whirlec
a round three or four times, and hi
•h lamp rose” at the Webb theatr,
pir,r. and shivered the globe.
hVmc of the popular performers in
fU’deii the following: Howard Sutilc
in a studebaker sedan. The sedan ap
pari-nth had never been on a skatir.j
,.jr'K before. It’s manoeuvres were spe,
t.scalar.' . . . ■
Mr. Wray junior, son of A. '
Wray, i a me along in a Buick at t ’u
I eight of the excitement. The Buicl
bilked and shimmied, and the crovw
Miss Emily Logan, daughter ot th«
-heriff. in a Ford touring, was one o
tl„ fortunate ones who got aerfes.
with a couple of swift turns.
Bynum Chapman was not so for
curate it cost him about $25 for re
dscir when he hit the curb and posts
The city police and fire departmon
finaljv broke up the show, bv pounrs
pasoim* on ihe ice and setting fux- t<
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| ‘The Memory of Abraham Lincoln
All America*!# proud of this v > nderful marble memorial to Abraham Lincoln, ns portrayed by the sculptor,
Daniel Chester French. This Lincoln statue in the Lincoln Memorial at Washington, D C., is 19 feet high,
.Vhe heroic figure looks through tail pillars and across a reflecting pool to the Washington moftument.
i Selma Webb Recitation Contest
' Scheduled For Friday Nigh*.,
I February —<5.
A meet ins of the county high
j school association will be held at 2
'o’clock Saturday afternoon inn the
ofT;Ve of County Superintendent J.
| C. Newton at which time it will be
j determined whether the schools of th •
j county may enter more than one
; contestant each in the annua! Selma
j Webb Recitation contest to be held in
the Central school auditorium heye
Friday evening, February 20.
Other than deciding this phase ar
rangements for the contest are com
plete Mr. Newton says. Inn his opin
' ion from the present outlook each
I ch->ol will likely be avowed two en
trants in the contest. The recitations
| w ll by limited to 12 minutes.
In the Selma Webb -Essay contest
ttie essays must be in the hands of
i Mr. Newton for judging by Thurs
day, February 18. The \vi vner wjl
. * annr.ounced at the reciat.'on co-.tc t.
j it -s said.
;j The essays must bo limited to 1,
j 000 words and he original.
Some in February
Matrimonial permits am c ng
[ faster in February than in January,
according to register of Deeds R. Lee
During January only about one
dozen couples received the necessary
license from the registers’ office,
j Before 10 days of February had pas
red license had been ssued to more
! | than one-half dozen couples the rc
; I cords show.
License issued sb far in February
1 were to: Robert Stacey Gantt and
| Hnllie Grgg; Clyde E. Herndon and
■! Annie Lucille Townsend; Jessie J.
Morrow and Oland Hines: Edgar R.
Thornburn and Gladys MoSwain. Gol
i o-ed counles receiving 1 cense were:
Bynum Thomas and May Jane Sto
: ver; Andrew B. Wright and Bessie
Opens Paint Shop
At Wright Stand
1 A new. and up-to-date auto paint
shop will be opened Monday, Febi uory
■ 15. in the Beam block at the Wright
' Machine shop stand, it 13 announced.
1 The shop will be operated by M. E.
White, formerly of Forest City, and
• successor there to White brothers
• well known auto painters. Mr. White
. stales that his shop will be one of the
: most modern paint shops of the type
« in the section and that he will be pre
■ pared to do all kinds of auto painting,
necking it with an evperienue of jefcuw
GASTONIA DISPLAYS INTEREST IN LAND
COMPANY ORGANIZED BY SHELBY MEN
Unique Fox Trial
In Court Monday
For First Airing
Cleveland county’s most unique suit
in a number of years is scheduled to
be held before Recorder John P.
?fuil at 10 o’clock Monday morn-ng
it is announced by officials of re
rqrdrr’s court. The case will in all
Ph -lihood be aired ihere for the first
time unless it is postponed for some
legal reason. !
The suit deals with foxes and chick,
ers and has brought wide publicity
to the county. Some months back a
farmer living in N'o. 9 and No. 10
township section turned loose a num
ber of wild foxes, according to the
cot:-plaint. Since the freeing of the
fexes another farmer has missed 200
el iekeru:, and be asks the court that
the one who freed the foxes pay him
?! for each eheken. it being his con-j
ter.i i- n that the chickens were de
stroyed by the foxes.
The advance notice of the odd suit
has been published in many news-;
papers over this and adjoining states
and has attracted much comment—a
number of editorial writers contend
ing that damages should be recovered,
whale others say such' a procedure
will be impossible unless it can actu
ally be shown that the foxes in ques-j
tion destroyed the chickens.
Many residents of the section where
itii .-’.lit originated, together with
sportsmen and hunters and others in
terested in the rarity of the case are
expected to be on hand for the hear-1
At Boiling Springs
The Kalagathian and Kalliergeonian
literary societies of Boiling Spring;
H.gh schol will give a debate program
Saturday evening, February 20, in
the school auditorium, beginnnig at
:730 o'clock. Officers are Paul Gibbs,
president, and Della Powell, secre
tary. The program follows
Piano solo “Serenade” by Moselle
Grid. Reading by Elizabeth Hamrick.
Debate—Query: “Resolved Tha* the
United States Should Join the Lea
gue of Nations.” Afirmative: Clar
ence Baker, and Grover Splawn. N'"g
r.live: Arnold Kincai^l and Rufus Wal
Saxophone solo by Charles R.
Hamrick. Oration “The Constitution”
by Lionel Smith. Essay “The Pro
gress of Woman” by Myrtis Hamrick.
Reading “Billy Brad an dthe Forbkl
|den Fruit” by Blanche DePriest.
Chorus “The Witching Hour” Miss
es Carter, Culbreth, Powell. Hamrick,
Geld, Biggerstaff, Irvin, and Ham
rick, Messrs Kincaid, Huggins, Price,
Powell, Walker and Splawn.
^N’Tlaston ctaoin studlu shrdlu uuup
An interesting news i'fcem from
Sdby is to the effect that the Gard
rer Land company, backed by Gardner,
B!ar,on and Mull and “other credit
and resources of any amount they care
to employ," to use The Cleveland
Ft.irV pharse, is interested in land
along the proposed .Wilkinson boule
\ard between Gastonia and Charlotte.
The object of the corporation v.ill Jje
to develop suburban property into
iiftraciiye home sites, comments the
Since the recent sales of some fine
property in the Cleveland Spring*
section around Shelby, the real estate
market around the City of Spring;
seems to have taken on new life. The
real estate news is one of the big fea
tures of the Shelby papr. It has a
Florida tinge when it spreads the big
real estate news across the front
page. The Star of Monday says:
“Locally the zest of realty trad
ing is increasing in favor. The past
week numerous trades were recorded
and it is estimated that local real es
tate dealers and property owners
transferred, bought end sold more
property than in any ‘first of T’eb
1 tiary’ period in the past. Quite a bit
of the realty interest centers on the
Cleveland Springs road and around
the proposed development but sever
al trades have been recorded in other
sections of town.”
Indications are that there will be
right smart buying and selling along1
the proposed road to Charlotte, too, I
ks soon as work on the new road is j
begun and people are more interested
in ,t. Already one big deal has been,
recorded, and who knows bu the
FheJby combine had something to do
Added To Efird’s
Formal announcement is made to
day.-that Efird’s is instituting a mil
linary department, as a unit of the!
strre. It will he elaborate and com
plete. in every way conforming to the
high standard of the establishment.
Work of installing the new
department, which will be in charge
of Miss Kffie McEntire, was in pro
gress Friday. By Saturday (tomor
row ) it is said a large display will be
shown to patrons.
The new department will be located
on the second floor.
A few of the Efird stores already
have millinery departments ,so that
this development is in line with the
policy of the firm to expand the trad
riev. T. K. Thompson, former Meth
odist pastor here, now pastor of Main
street church .Salisbury, popped in
the Herald office Monday enrouce to
Shelby to visit his daughter, Mrs. l,a
mnr Gidney.- him;- Mountain Her
Plan To Advertise Shelby
Extensively To Outsiders
, ft L. FEPOeTS
(lc »1 <• J ur ! I.. Earned Over 8
Per (in', and Sow Has Over
■,“() f2»ac"a Out .tanding
At th ■ annui/l meeting of the
' - h • . ( h ve hand Build
ing n'tvl Lo: ;i • in'ion belli in
h ■ /i c i >■* ! i.4' the Cleveland
ho >k TrV <".•) Thursday after
th ■ v- of the auditor ro
ve id •' th • ' i eijithm bid year
earred over c;g h i ;r cent on its
slo t!!, nr)'] in three y■ \r« an i seven
rro ;tbs since the ;-vichUon was
V—ed h be ’ nv i 8.0 H) rher. s of
sto 1: ouutcnding. Total V ana n(haunt
to 05! Arno, |t has contributed In •«■»>
ly to the. home-owning instinct of the
nobl e an l rrowi -cs to be n greater
influent e in the future. The audi
tor's report was most encouraging
and reflects the s'roog financin’ con
dition n which the association was
found.at the beginning of the year.
The following were re-elected di
rectors for the ensuing year: M. A.
Spangler. L. H. Ledford, Oliver S.
Anthony. L. E. Ligon, D. M. Baker,
J. E. Webb, Oscar O. Palmer, It. E.
Campbell. J. L. Suttle. J. A. Suttle,
Dr. E. B. Lattimore. W. D. Lackey,
Z. J. Thompson. II. D. Wilson, .1, fi.
Lineberger, Win. Lineberger, J. J.
Lattimore, C H. Hamrick, W. J.
Arey, A. P. Weathers, I.ee B. Wea
Wm. Lineberger was reelected pre
sident, Z. J. Thompson, vice-president
.1. L. Suttle. secretary-treasurer, B.
T. Fails attorney.
Little School Girl
Is Pneumonia Victim
Little Miss Aislee Poston, 11-year
old daughter of Mr. nod Mrs. Torn
Poston of Lattimore died here in the
Shelby hospital Wednesday afternoon
about 4:30 o'clock following an ill
ness of three weeks with pneumonia
which developed into pleurisy. The
little girl had been a student at Laiti
tnore school arid was a bright and
popular young lady, ller death cast-1
a shadow of gloom over her school
mates and the entire community. The
little child was buried at Sand.7
Plains church Thursday afternoon ut
2 o’clock, the funeral sqrvice being
conducted by Rev. Z. p. Harrill, of
Elienboro. Mr. Walker of the Lalti
more school faculty, made some well
chosen remarks about the child’s beau
tiful character and the esteem in
which she was held by her school
nvttrr. Surviving are her parents, two
brothers and four sisters.
Mrs. Poston, mother of the child ii
a sister of Mrs. Tom Gold. A large
crowd attended the funeral yesterday.
To Locate Haynes
Local offices of the Southern rail
way and the Seaboard have received
messages from the district offices of
the Norfolk and Western railroad ask
ing: assistance in locating a man by
the name of W. W. Haynes, who, it is
sain, is a native of Cleveland county.
Just what the railroad wants with
Haynes if located is not known, but
1 be message says “It is to the interest
of Haynes if can be located.”
Sometime back, it is understood
Ilaynes was yardmaster for the Nor
folk and Western at some point in
Ohio. Since then the railroad has been
unable to locate him und as he wit a
native of this county the message was
delivered to this section.
Do you know the whereabouts of
V/. W. Haynes ?
Misses Nell and Margaret Young
and Mrs. T. G. Stone of Forest City,
were guests Wednesday of Mrs. F. L.
Kiwanis Club Takes Lead In
Move To Distributr Litera
ture About Section.
Plans for an extensive advertising
campaign for Shelby and Cleveland
county were discussed at the Thursday
night meeting of the Kiwanis club
when the necessity of presenting i ius
section in the form of attractive liter
ature was pointed out by Dr. J. S.
Dorton and Lee B. Went tiers. Wythe
Royster had charge of the program
tint was called out of town on business
Ptior to his departure, however, he
had engaged others to discuss this sub
je:t with a view of arriving at some
concrete plan whereby thi< imniedato
section might be properly advertised
to home-seekers who are coming to
Western North Carolina in great
hordes. It was pointed out that Shelby
and Cleveland county have not had
and descriptiove and illustrated liter
ature in several years and with the
groat awakening which is coming to
Western North Carolina, it is felt that
it this section is to enjoy the pros
perity to which it is justly entitled,
something must be done now.
Com in* to Carolina.
Dr. Dorton impressed the need of
a concentrated effort right at this
time when the northern people are
leaving Florida and coming to West
ern Carolina. He urged that the cli
mate and healthful mineral water.! be
steersed in such literature and that
the agricultural, industrial, social arel
reheious life should not bp overlook
ed. With Shelby at the foothills in the
heart of tjie (meat Industrial section
and good roads to the mountains, th s
place is ideally situated for perman
ent home-seekers, those who want
gainful employment and pleasures of
Lee B. Weathers said that he had
had beautiful pictures made of build
ops and out-door scents which
should be printed in a two-color en
velope enclosure containing informa
tion touching every phase of the com
munity's achievements and advan
tage*. He estimated that it would
cost (500 to print a two-color enclos
ure but that the advertising fund
should he much larger than this to is
sue a more elaborate booklet and
cairy a series of advertisements ir.
Florida papers at this time on Shelby
and Cleveland county.
Opportunity was given in the
short space of time allotted to t!*e
subject for others to express their
views and Forrest Eskridge, Sam Lot -
timore, Otto Long, J. IL Quinn and
others commended the idea which
osuLed in the appointment of a com
mittee composed of J. S. Dorton, R. E
Campbell ami Paul Webb, who will
make u personal canvass for subscrip
tions and call on the city' officials
ar.J county commissioners asking for
appropriations. An effort will be
made to raise at least $1,000 or more
with which to carry out this adver
For sometime this matter of a sys
Upiatic advertising campaign has
brer, discussed and not a single voice
of protest has been heard. As a mat
ter of fact, everybody seems to think
t ;at such a campaign is needed but no
one has taken the lead until it was
presented Thursday night. Many out
side the club have volunteered liberal
subscriptions toward a fund for this
purpose and indications are that the
necessary amount will be forthcoming
as soon as the committee has made its
Of Alexander Store
The complete shipment of goods
from Cincinatti for the opening of the
George Alexander Jewelry store, Mr.
Shelby, having failed to arrive, Mr.
Alexander announced Friday after
noon that the opening will be post
poned a week.
The event will take plare, Mr. Al
exander said, on Saturday of next
Police Chief Seeks Pardon For Negro
Who Helped Prevent Chain Gang Delivery
Chief of Police Hamrick left Shel
by tor Raleigh Thursday on amission
to try to secure a pardon for a negro
who came to the aid of convict camp
guard, John Harrell, when he was set
upon by a prisoner some six weeks
The spectacular affair happened in
the convict camp in the north of town.
A convict named Hendrick, a whit.'
man, tried to escape. During the night
he managed to saw off his chains, and
in the morning when Harrell opened
tl.e prison door, set upon him.
Hendrick, so the story goes, had a
mouih full of snuff, which he spat in
.the guard’s face u> an effort to t>li\d
him temporarily. Then he attacked
Harrell, and was doing his best to
beat him up when the negro, the hero
of this narrative, interposed.
He gave the guard such material
resistance that Hendrick was prevent
ed from making his get-away.
The negro’s name was not procur
able Friday, but it was said he is
known hereabouts as “Dad”. He is in
for a protracted stay on a liquor
Chief Hamrick, it is said, made up
his mind that he deserves hit .freedom,
and consequently planned the trip
Faleigh to etfeci Itie release.