IF IT’S NEWS, IT’S IN THE STAR
reliable home paper
Of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Fanning Section.
Modern Job Department,
VOL. XXXIV, No. 20
1925 Census _8,854
Where Industry Joi.is With
Climate In A Call For You, .
"Covers Cleveland Completely.”
SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY, FEB. 15, 1926. Published Mondav, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. ' By maiI’ »,er vear (in advanc<>) <2.50
___/ By carrier, per year (in advance) $.'!,00
Estimated That 4,000 Shelby People,
Half of Population. Are Church
Members. May be Record.
The population of Shglby is S.vil.'l
Of that number four thousand, ut
a full fifty per cent, arc enrolled a--!
And the same number, four thou
sand, are .enrolled as Sunday school
That estimate was made Monday
by William Lineberger, who in addi
tion to being a bank president here, i
also superintendent of the Methodist
Mr. Lineberger is an authority on
church statistics of this city.
May Constitute Record.
This relationship between popula
tion and church membership existing'
in Shelby, it is said, perhaps com.i
1'ites a record in the United States.
The statement is a full twin to tin
one made in this newspaper son ■
weeks ago, uoting an authority heic
that 80 per cent, of the people of!
Shelby own their own homes.
Large Number Active Workers.
Mr. Lineberger, commenting on the
figures he offered, stated that about
two thousand of the number were ac
tive in church and Sunday school w.,rk.
“We have nine hundred mend ( is
in our Methodist Sunday school.” !>■
said, “and yesterday (Sunday) we had
on attendance of six hundred. But tha‘
attendance really means six hundred
out of a possible eight hundred, one
hundred of the enrollment being those
either too old or too young to i‘
J. F. and Holly Ledford of the
Rex Cigar Co. on Saturday pure.-as -
pff six acres of land on highway N».
20. adjacent the property re ntiy
purchased by Mr. Affleck of V... h
ington, D. C. within a stones' turo\\
of Cleveland Springs property. IT >
understood the purchase price was
about $800 per acre. This property
was purchased from Jack Palmer b;.
Z. J. Riviere and Arey Brothers.- a
few months ago. It. is ideally situat
ed and is across the road from bit:
acreage owned by the Gardner Lata'
Comanpy which has already beer
plotted by Mr. Draper, landscape
architect of Charlotte, into beaut if d
suburban sites. Just what the Led
ford’s intend to do with their pur
chase it is not known. Trade a: ;
made by W. C. Harris.
The buying and selling of pro
perty on the Cleveland Springs read
has been active during the past t
weeks and prices are mounting rap
idly. Several big tracts are unoc.i
stood to be under option for the pui
pose of sale at public auction a
soon as the winter breaks, hoiks it’'
talking realty values in Shelby ’
other towns an^ outside buyers ;•
beginning to take notice of th ■ ad
vantages Shelby offers in leal es
Mrs. Smith Passes
At Austin, Texas
Word has been received in Sh.lt.>
of the death at Austin', Texas. < n
February 7, of Mrs. Emaline Sir it p.
aunt of G. V. Hawkins, of the local
Mrs. Smith, who was more, than 1
years of age, was raised in ( levehmb
county, and it is understood > ad
other relatives in this section. a. •
was the daughter of V\ ilham t\ n
Near Beams Milij
Mr. Theodore Bingham, who It'1
near the Lincoln county line in thm
county, and Miss May Ward, of < o-|
tawba county, were united in man -
age Sunday afternoon.
The ceremony was performed at the
home of ’Suire Sylvanus Gardner, to i
Beams Mill, at o o’clock in the ar.ei
noqn, Gardner officiating. 1 he many
friends of the young couple hope t i
them a happy union.
Mr*. Wilkin* Sinking
Rapidly Report Stales:
A message received by friends hen
Monday afternoon stated that Mt-s.i
Wilkins ,of Rutherfordton, mother ■>[
Mrs. L. W. Gardner, was sinking rap
idly and that little hope was held fo:
Mrs. Wilkins suffered a stroke
naralysis only' a short time hack, b >t
Gardner is at hm h d iG. . i
North Carolina Banks Show
Record Gain In Resources
Harry Coop, r, J-'-iu*.' Tea., above
recently won the JIO.COO open Mii
tournament at Lea Angeles, Calit
One i f the Most Popular Students
At I attimore and Good Athlete.
Buried at Sandj Plains.
of. t hr .largest crowds that ever
gathered at S; rdy plains Baptist
church.- attended the 'funeral- Sunday
a*ter'HM>n at •'! o’clock of Gordon
Bfi sun • f Mr. and Mrs. O. W.
Brooks who live between Lattimore
and Mew fI< e. Youivg Brooks who
wa- 10 y» :>.; 7 njonths and two days
did was a student at Luttimore High
school .and an outstanding young man
in his. community. He was not only
pr niinent in athletics hut a good stu
dent with. a strung personality, a fine
int'dliit a: da useful, life. /In July
11 he pr.•leased tcHgion and joined
Sandy Plains church, dedicating him
self a year later to some special Chris
tian, service. Those close to him cx
I < -ted ! lin to I.eiome a minister of the
gu-pel. He was a must cheerful d.s
■pesiti :t and a leader in church and
school work. He Was musical director
of the 11. Y P. V. and a leader
among th ■ young people of the church.
Young Mr. Brooks was taken des
perately ill with pneumonia eight
diigs ago and all that medical skid,
profosHoral nursing and the tender
care of family and friends could do.
did not prolong, his life. He 'ted Sat
urday afternoon at. 4 o'clock and his
remains were buried Sunday afternoon
at 4 o'clock and his remains were bu
ried Sunday afternoon at Sandy
Plains, .tlte funeral service being con
ducted by Rev G P Abernethy, assist
ed l,v Rev. Rush Padgett and Rev. J.
Winter, spring, summer autumn
-thunder. lightning, rain, wind—
During: Sunday and Monday
y : ,.n,v and Cleveland county had
the whole works.
Sato.inay night the sky opened
,j red eye winked at the
t,,\vn. Then the thunder rolled.
TIu old guys say when ;t thun
der.. and lightnings in the win
ter time, you may batten down the
Hut Sunday was clear. and
, .. as near being a summer
on a any twenty-four hour pe
ri,;,! I,, the history of the old
bailiwick for the'season.
in. Charlotte Sunday the ther
(o.ioeter climbed up the tube to
degrees, establishing a record
the warmest winter day in hrs
inv Hire in Shelby, according
t,, T. W. Ebe 1 toft, weather fore
c.o ter, the mercury rose to about
7:>. It was fifty-eight at G o'clock,
and G2 at nine o'clock.
The merchants advertising
spring duds, fancied they were
taking time by the forelock. But
the weather man played ’em a
trick. ,• i
They ought to have advertised
I’a 1m Beaches,
Elizabeth To Boost
Sunday School Work
“ \ bigger and better Sunday
school" is the slogan for Elizabeth
church for the spring and summer
A drier is being planned by .hi1
church to boost the Sunday school at
tendance and increase interest in thl«
work Beginning next Sunday every
member of the church is urged to at
tend and bring a new member to Sun
day school . . , .
Through the drive it is hoped u
have the best attendance ever within
the t'v .1 tfew - uida. . _ „„„
New Mark Established By State
Raleigh.—Resources totaling $307.
150,781.30 and breaking all banking
records for state banks, were announc
ed here by Chief Bank Examiner
Clarence Latham, who easily accounts
for the small lift over the September
-8th, 1925 statements, when the peak
of all bank riches was reached.
Joined to the $199,105,000 of D e -
cember 31, 1925. It is a grand arid
glorious record, the like of which the
oldest man in the kingdom has not
known. Mr. Latham frankly expeete i
a bigger showing, because things
were on the upward move when no
last examined tne 501 banks and their
07 branches. But the chief state bank
examiner has a noble alibi. He cun
show that the record is marvelous at
The loans and discounts, first big
item in the latest showing, presented
a shrinkage from September 28, 1925,
when the figures were $212,263,888.23.
On the last day of the latest December
they were $207,030,729.28. That was a
loss of more than $5,000,000. But at
that it was a gain of $8,752,630.51
from December. 1924.
The overdraft shrank from ' $C>08,
727.71 September 28, 1025, to $332,
034.93. The United States bonds held
at the close of the September iast
were $10,860,691.71. but they had
dropped to $7,390,028.46 three months
later. The capital stock paid in was on
last examination $22,983,954.77 which
was nearly $150,000 increase, the sur
plus fund showed a jump from $11,
591,982.37 in 1924 to $12,809,739.38
at the last figuring.
The notes and bills red1 scounted
dropped from $4,140,656.48 in Sep
tember to $2,375,933,90 December 31,
1925. For the December previous the
figures stood at $1,745,247.49. I he
greatest slump on the side of virtue
went also against total resources.
Bills payable mean what the banks
have borrowed from other banks. Sep
tember 28, 1925, this'item was $19,
291,763.98 but three months later it
was $4,680,905.75. And for the year
closing in 1924 it was $7,967,273.4'!.
The state banks are unhesitatingly
pronounced in high health by Exam
iner Latham, who observes that the
banks are paying their loans and sug
gesting individual goins and doing
Star Makes Apology
To Fallston Couple
In Friday’s Star on the front page |
was carried a list of marriage li- ■
censes recently issued at the Court
House to Cleveland County couples
This list included licenses issued to
both white and colored but somehow 1
in copying from the court records or
in setting up the names on the type
setting machine, the names of Mr.
Andrew B. Wright and Miss Bessie
Ward appeared under the list of col
ored couples to which licenses had
been issued. The Star hastens to ,
make due apology to Mr. and Mrs.
Wright. Mr. Wright is the son of J.
A, Wright of the Fallston. commun
ity and is a young man of fine parts
and high standing in Ins community,
while the bride is a native of Linco*
county and has been one of the
courteous and efficient sales ladies
in Stamey Company's store. Both are
white and their many friends know
them to be pure white blooded citi
zens of high standing. The Star is
truly sorry of this error. It was purely
unintentional and we offer our apolo
geis to each of them. Those who fol
low The Star closely know that we
. exercise that utmost care and cau
! tipr. in handling news matter and
when a sliD like this is made it is an
error of the hand and not of the
heart for it is our purpose never to
intentionally and mabciously wound
the pride and feelings of any person,
whatever ther race or standing might
T. D. Nolan May Go
In Realty Business
Mr. T. D. Nolan, son of Mr. .1. B.
Nolan, is in Shelby with his par
ents, coming up from Warrenton, Ga.
Mr. Nolan made the trip into the
mountain districts with his father the
latter part of last week, and stated
Monday that it is likely he will re
main here and engage in some branch
of the real estate business.
Mr- J. B. Nolan made an extensive
trip through Western Carolina Friday
and Saturday, visiting Asheville, Hen
dersonville and other high powered
centers. He said when he returned
that he found the real estate business
in those parts humming, with pros
pects decidedly looking on
Puts Out Fire With
Crocks Full Of Milk
Mrs. Clayton Feeler extin
guished a threatening flame in
her Kitchen Friday afternoon
with several crocks full of sweet
milk. Water has to t>e carried
at the Feeler suburban home
and when the careless cook sat
a can of gasoline on the store
which she thought to be cold,
but a drop trickled down, ig
nited and started the fireworks,
it was not time to carry water
front the well or spring. Mrs
Peeler rushed to the kitchen,
threw the crocks fulj of milk oil
the flame, then hurried to a
bedroom where she gathered
up a nice, new bedspread and
an old and prized quilt with
which she finished the fire fight.
Mrs. Peeler seized the can of
gasoline and dashed it out of the
door before it exploded but when
the can struck the ground and
spread, the flames caught the
side of the house on fire. The
fire department responded and
with the valiant work of Mr.;,
Peeler and all hands at the
house, the flames were extin
guished with no consuk'table
damage. The ebdspread and heir
loom quilt, and damage to toe
walls of the kitchen constituted
the greatest damage.
Robert Crowder Entered Sunday With
Serious Trouble. Three New
Horn Babies in Hospital.
Including two patients who were
dismissed Sunday and several who
entered for operations on Saturday,
the Shelby hospital has two dozen
beds filled. Robert Crowder, of the
Southern Cotton Oil company, was
entered Sunday with a severe Kidney
trouble and threatened pneumonia.
J, II. Toms who was severely scalded
about a month ago at one of the local
mills when a jet of steam struck his
body, is getting along as well ns
eould be expected. Little Charles Pat
terson of Kings Mountain who was
kicked by a mule was entered on the
12th. Mr. F. F. Borders of Shelby R-7.
was operated on February 12th. Free
man Sailers was entered February 11.
and underwent an operation. J. O. Lail
of Kings Mountain entered February
18th for treatment. Born Saturday
afternoon to Mr, and Mrs W E Wilds
a son. Mrs. James Roberts of Shelby
is doing nicely from a recent opera
Mrs. R. P. Philbeck of Lawndale is
a patient fur treatment. Mrs. I). Z. j
Newton and her new-born daughter
are getting along nicely. Born Feb
ruary 12th to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon
Dudley, a daughter. Mrs. L. C. Bust
of Shelby was operated on Saturday.
Mrs. 0, C. Beam of Shelby is respond
ing rapidly to treatment. Cline Lack
ey was operated on Saturday for ap
pendicitis. Mrs. Clarence Rogers of
Cherryville was operated on Friday.
Mrs. 1. C. Griffin is improving and
will be able to return to her home mi
S. Washington street early this week.
Mrs. J. A. Anthony is a patient for
treatment. Mrs. John W. Doggett who
w'as operated on Tuesday night was
able to go home.Sunday.
Mr. Martin who has been a patient
since last October and had several op
erations has been removed to govern
ment hospital in Virginia. Mrs. Mollie
Smith of Lattimore, and Mr. John
Blackburn of Lawndale were dismiss
ed Sunday. There are three colored
patients in the colored ward.
HONOR ROLL FOR EARL
SCHOOL FOR LAST MONTH
Honor roll for Earl school first
grade: Annie Lee Gibson.
Second grade: Nell Deloach, Helen
j Borders. Fred Ross, Quitman Ellis,
j Inez McSwain, Ophelia Borders, Agnes
Borders, Evelyn Turner, J. M. San
Third grade: Clarence Turner.
Fourth grade: O. W. Ellis, Joseph
Cle\ eland in Cherryville
Miss Tasca Tolar, music teacher
, in the Waco school, Miss Katie Stone
! of the Waco school faculty. Miss
. Lou Hord, of Waco and Miss Zona
JTnrd who is teaching at Union in
Cleveland county were in Cherryville
shonning Saturday afternoon.- -Cher
ry ville Eagle __
200 People Ride Bus Lines
In And Out Of Shelby Daily
.More Passengers (Io n*; To Char
lotte Than Any Other
Point In State.
How many people pass in and out
of Shelby daily?
Once was the query could he ans
wered approximately by a check-up on
tickets sold by. the railroad tickets of -
fiees. Nowadays, it’s different. As
many or more people go or come in
the family car, or by bus as do a
The bus lines perhaps carry the
most and daily figures on ticket sales
at the Inter-Carolina bus .station here
show that a goodly percentage of f Mks
keep on the move.
K. II. Griffiri, bus station agent, es
timates that approximately 100 peo
ple ride the various bus lines out cl
Shelby daily, while an equal number
come, making a total of 200 parsing
in and out of town.
Saturday Dig Day.
Saturday is the big day of the week
with the bus station, The sue tom
comes down from other modes of
travel through the itinerary of week
end visitors who come and go.
The daily average of folks riding
buses out of Shelby is slightly bel >\V
100, but Saturday travellers a littl"
more than carry the daily average fni
a week over 100 going each way.
Through the week between 85 and
100 people tide the bus lines out of
Shelby to Charlotte, Asheville, Gas
tonia, Morganton and Hickory. On
Saturdays the figure moves above
Monday, according to Mr. Griffin,
ranks close behind Saturday in num
ber. Those spending the week-end in
Shelby leave Monday, and Shelby
folks spending the week-end awa^re
turn on Monday. That’s the solution
of the Monday classification perhaps.
Sunday, it is said, is the third best
day for business.
More passengers board buses here
for Charlotte than to any point. This
is accounted for by two reasons: One
that Charlotte is the nearest metro
politan center and the other is that
connections are made there by rail and
bus lines for longer journeys.
Gastonia takes the second largest
number of passengers leaving Shelby,
while Kings Mountain, junction point
for south-bound travel, ranks third.
Asheville and the west-bound buses
running to Forest City and RUther
fordton rank next.
However, it would be still more in
teresting to know how many more
travel in and out of town by private
ear. As it is, the 200 daily average
if the bus station is indication enough
that there is considerable travel going
Boxing Matches At
Old Armory Attract
Very Good Crowds
Shelby followers of the squared
ring enjoyed a comeback Friday night
in the old armory, whree several good
boxing matches were staged. The
main bout between Clyo Flier, hard
hitting McAdenville youngster, and
Jackie Fields, Shelby’s psuedonym
hone, was one of the best fistic en
counters fight fans have ever wit
nessed here. The winning shade fell
to tiler through a slight superior
exhibition, aKhough his weight and
reach gave him some advantage over
his smaller opponent. Fields, lighting
in Charlotte and elsewhere lias al
ready established a reputation and Fi
ler who was in his second public ap
pearance according to his manager,
bids fair to be a headliner ere mu' y
months in the art of scrambling
The preliminaries, far superior to
ordinary pre-bout entertainment,
were staged by local boys, many of
whom exhibited considerable ability
in handling their “mitts and dogs”,
as the fight fans say.
A fair crowd of fans, including a
sprinkling of ladies, attended the pro
gram. indicating that Shelby may
have several other boxing evenings
before warm weather opens up. Pro
ceeds from the Friday night fights
were turned over to the Hi-Yi club
at Central high school. Proceeds from
future bouts, minus expenses, will also
go to the club. So far removed from
the usual run of “fakes” and frame
up* was the program of Friday night
that considerable interest in boxing
has been revived in Shelby and many
predict a packed house for the next
bout and preliminaries. Needless to
sav there’ll be entertainment enough
with Jackie Fields and Filer properly
At Methodist Sunday School.
Present in Sunday school at Central
Methodist church yesterday 592.
Present in Mr. Clyde K. Hoey'i
Men’s Bible class 252 Offering iti ihi
Now U.S. Citizen
hi* fin tl
Alfred do NiezychowRkl,
tjfimnny, has just received
naturalization papers rook
a L. B. titiaen in New Vorlc,
Shelby Stale Champions to Star Um
bering up Before Many Hays,
Coach Morris Says.
The call of the batted ho re hide may
soon he heard on Central High park.
If warm weather holds through this
week, or breaks in again next week
the ri manta of Shelby High’s two year
state champion baseball teams will
start limbering up for the diamond
With several spring-like days last
week Coach "Casey” Morris with the
national pastime feeling in his own
blood felt like issuing the call for c '.ji.
didates, hut the first call was deferred
for a longer run of balmy days.
With no basketball court'interest in
athletics at the Shelby High has been
lagging since the close of the foot
ball season arid the youngster can
hardly wait for the baseball grind.
Needless to say fans are also look
ing forward with eagerness to the
coming season. With two champion
ships safely stored away in the rec
ords at Ceptral school high school fol
lowers are wondering if Morris can
take the few letter men left and the
rew crop, of prospects and build an
other championship machine.
The prospect is none too cheering.
! Not a one of the regulars on Shelby’s
; first champ team two years ago re
mains. and only three letter men are
back from last year’s title winners.
| They are Jack Hoyle, pitcher; Peeler,
pit In r-ontlielder. and Ed Harris out
I However, several scrubs will be out
; together with several likely prospects
in the youngsters just growing into
No hopes are held for ( line I-ees or
Big Beams in the new candidates, but
| nevertheless some stellar diamond
! performers are expected to develop.
I from the prospects. Then "Casey”
Morris, one of Carolina’s idols with a
j wicked willow, has a way of develop
ing a good athlete out of mediocre ma
If Shelby could repeat the cham
pion dose three times consecutively it
! would add much to the athletic fame
of the school. Morris says: “Might.”
That's about as much as he ever talks
about his prospects, which sounds
like Carolina outlooks in the days of
To Load Poultry
Car on Wednesday
A car of poultry will be loaded
Wednesday Feb. 17th. 1026, Sea
! board Depot. The following: o*sh
prices will be paid colored hens 2d 1-2
cents leghorns hens 20 cents, turkeys
29 1-2 cents, cox 10 1-2 cents ducks
21 1-2 cents geese 14 1-2 cents,
stags 14 1-2 cents, guineas 40 each.
Do not bring chicken in sacks or
with feet tied, and all poultry must;
be there by 2:30 P. M. according to
Alvin Hardin, county agent.
BATTERV ENJOYS DODD
RESULTS FROM SALE
The management of the Battery is,
in the language of the street, tickled
to death over the result of their big
sale staged here last week. The sale
was the most successful perhaps ever
put on by this establishment.
“The result was gratifying far be
yond our expectations,” was the an
nouncement from the store.
It is said Mrs. D, B. Goforth, mana
ger of the ready-to-wear, enjoyed an
l especially fine trade, surpassing alt
former records of her department.
The sale will he continued through
I ' h' 'vtefc,
James Elder Reward l>> Governor Mc
Lean For Going to Aid of
Com ict Guard Here.
Hack in December Janies Elder, no
pro convict on the road gang of No.
(i township, voluntarily aided the
camp guard when a white convict tried
to escape by assaultjng the guard.
Saturday Rider was rewarded by Gov
ernor McLean with a pafole.
The net of the hegro, who was i err
ing a year's sentence came to the at
tention of county and city officer and
last week Police Chief Hamrick, made
a trip to Raleigh in his behalf.
The Raleigh story says: As a re
ward for helping a guard to prevent
the escape of a white prisoner front
the Cleveland county convict camp last
December. James Elder, serving 12
months on the Cleveland county
roads for violation of the prohibition
laws, was paroled Saturday by Gov
ern,or McLean, on recommendation of
Pardon Commissioner Hoyle Sink,
for the remainder of his term.
“A white prisoner of the county
roads,” according to the parole order,
“with the prisoner, Janvs Elder, cut
his shackles, and when the guard
opened the door of his cage, assaulted
hinjj took his gun from him, and was
about to do the guard great bodily
harm. When this prisoner, on bis own
volition, ran up and struck the prison
er assaulting the oficer with a stick,
and thus freed the guard.”
Facts in the case, says the parole
order are vouched for by the trial so
licitor, guard in question, the -<r
iff of the county, and other officials.
Elder was convicted and sentenced
: in Cleveland Superior court in July,
1 Big Shopping Crowd
On Shelby Streets
| Whether it vvns the weather or
j some Unknown impetus it differs not,
; but Shelby’s biggest shopping crowd
I s,nee the buying period before Christ
j mas was in town Saturday.
Before 2 o'clock in the afternoon
automobile parking space was hard
I to find and by mid-afternoon was
Numerous Shelby citizens versed
With crowds, circus days and other
wise, were of the opinion it was ono
of the best crowds for the season of
the yenr ever known to Shelby.
Shopping must have been the mo
tive of the crowds for the sidewalks
i were packed almost as much as the
auto parking spaces and the jam in
| and out of stores was more than
In Springtime thoughts must wan
j <ler to more than romance—say to
i Spring bonnets, dresses and suits.
Hold Sway in Mail
“Let me be your Valentine."
That was the sentiment expressed
by hundreds of little messages travel
ing in and around Shelby and over
Cleveland county Saturday evening
and Sunday. Yesterday was Valen
tine Day, the annual occasion when
Cupid gathers more material for his
target practice and much of the mail
handled through the Shelby postoffice
carried the little eards were their
red hearts, sly sayings and roman
Some were mailed for fun—jokes
have crept in on Valentine—and
others were mere social requisites
such as sending Christmas cards to
all acquaintances, but many meant
what they said and said it better
than the senders could express per
sonally Bashful swains dream sev
eral nights about how she will re
ceive the query of the neat little card
and the same thing reversed applies
to the timid girls, if there be such in
these flapper days. And furthermore
many children just budding into the
sport hood age first learn “to shoot
a line through sending valentine
Anyway the Valentine of I92ti is
over, unless some cards were late.
Small Night Fire
At Heavy’s Cafe
A small blaze that started around
a coffee urn caused a slight damago
about 12:45 Friday night at Heavy’s
Cafe. The fire started while some
gasoline was being placed in the big
“Heavy," proprietor of the well
known eating house, had the flames
under control by the use of chemical
extinguisher >focn the fin
.•a tPe >