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SHELBY TUNES IN
1 RADIO BIS
Broadcasting From Miami Shelh> Man
Tells Hearers North Carolina
Is Talk of Florida.
Shelby “tuned in" for tin first t:n ■
Saturday night on a good hearing
a speech by a favorite son, A In
o’clock in the evening radio fans of ti ■
section caught the Fleetwood hr .ac
cost studio at Miami and heard l).
Max Gardner, there with the Char
lotte booster party, put on the air. a
brief summary of his trip in the land
of flowers and a boost for the state
Clarence Kuester, secretary of the
Charlotte chamber of commerce,
spoke before Mr. Gardner, and the
Shelby man was followed by Commo
dore Stoltz, owner of the chain of ex
clusive Fleetwood hotels.
The tallcs of the three pien filled
the air waves wdth glowing boost's * ,
Florida and North Carolina, and .Far
ing Mr. Gardner’s talk this state re
ceived some valuable advertising, es
pecially the section from Shelby to
Asheville, including Chimney Id.cl-.
Hendersonville and Brevard:
“Florida is not broke end is t .>t
going broke,’’ Mr. Gardner .declared,
"but everywhere here the talk i- *
North Carolina." Following Mr.
Gardner, the builder of F! ; two. I-,
who is erecting a big hotcd at Hen
dersonville, referred to hi- predeces
sor on the air as the ‘next govern, -
of North Carolina’ and North Caro
lina as the sister state of Florida'in.
catching the attention of the wo:!d”
“Paradise All the lime."
Mr. Gardner’s talk as pinked uj by
friends here follows:
“I greet the people fr m .nn hor "
state, North Carolina, and bring ’
them a message of enthu/i; -• is. m
mined and renewed pride in our great
d'mmonvvealth. If the’-" should he
the least doubt as to the i utstumir
I osition of our state i the pubic
eye, one has hut to come to Florida.
“Here one finds an interest in Noi.h
Carolina truly universal. We her,'
traveled the east side, the west
side, and all around the : hate. They
tell us North Carolina is the talk ». f
“The entire South is greatly in
debted to the awakening of this mar
velous state. It has brought from the
congested east and north thousand
who have gained a finer appreciation
of our entire southeast section. North
Carolina especially owes a great 'debt
to Commodore Stoltz, the owner of
this wonderful hotel in Miami Beach,
who with a vision and foresight char
acteristic of the man is now erecting
at Hendersonville, N. a duplica
tion of this handsome hotel, it is
through his courtesy that I am per
mitted to bring this message.
“The slogan, ‘young man go to-;'
has lost its charm and the finger of
fate now points to the land of sun
shine and the land of the sky.
“Florida and North Carolina are
twins in the sisterhood of states ard
the ties that unite them are cordial
co-operation and friendly rivalry,
rivalry free from envy, jealousy amt
“We are in a sincere coniliinat.'ii
to. bring happiness to America ami 1
offer to the entire country outlet for
the pent-up play spirit in our nation,
al life. The rivalry between Florida
and North Carolina consists in the
struggle for each state North Carolina
in the summer and Florida in the
winter, to serve best the yearnings ami
aspirations of the great and growing
“Florida is nearest heaven in the
winter and North Carolina a veritahl
paradise all the time. We may eopfi
dently expect a massed movement t- r
Floridians to western North Caro
lina this summer, and I catch a vision
of an advance for our state, commenc
ing at Morehead Cityand terminating
at Murphy, Asheville and surrounding
territory may prepare for an unpre
cedented summer season and I urge
Kenneth Tanner, J. S. Thomas and
associates of Lake Lure to build then
dam as fast as possible to take car ‘ oi
the thousands who are talking air lit
the Chimnev Rock development.
“I wish more of our people would
visit Florida in order to gain a finer
conception of the prospects for our
own state. They are doing things here
cn a gigantic scale and on a basis so
substantial that there can be no ques
tion as to the permanency
muii «a to toe fiet fl. s
great construction. I am coming back
to North Carolina with anew Vision
for our state and with a deep con
viction that we should engage in a
campaign to advertise North f aro
bna to the utmost of our capacity
have made 20 speeches before the l(od
ini' chambers of commerce of Honda
and, if they believo one-half of want
1 have said, Florida will be depcpu.ut
ed this summer.
“The only backwash in 1" lortdu l-~
iue backwauh to q • mi
Eight Months School Term
Denied 374,826 Children
• 'Ihir States Have I.anger Terms.
Rural ( hild'ren \ri* \ ictims of
A to ;.| to. 474, 8h(i or 4th.'5 per cent
"■ fit ko-*l ch.i lr. 11 in North Caro
lina tip not have an r pport unity to
utter-.1 -choul for a- much as eight
nor th . according t . the last issue of
"Sent'iii' Facts", semi-monthly pjbli-,
1 fa;.on .of the State Department of.
hiluc.'.t.i.o, w! idi is just off the press.
" 1 he significant feature of this
' tab <. declar-s th>. publication. “is
that all the city children, both white
and colored, have had the opportunity
to , ’' end school for eight months or
; more-during the last uu.irter of a cen
tury At the present rate of progress
1 it v, ,1 take, at least 10 years for the
avo.ng- t- rr.t -*r. the rural white
school o. rea.-h eight months, and at
the a.nJ of toil time some of the
schools would ' till be kept open o ily
six norths, the present min mum.”
Of the }.*> tat- from which fig -
i ures could he obtained, it was shown
| that, nine states had an average
I*, mi of le - than 100 days. North
< ardino had an average school term
i <>f 14.A.1 day -s. an average of about
i -even month.-. A great majority of
1t! e -ao have ail the r pupils in
schi.dk with ■’■minimum' terms of 100
d; ■ or. more, according to the pub
i licit > Twelve, of the states listed
i have averaged terms of ISO days or
Tb ■ ■■eight Southern States with
terms of ! than 160 days follow:
Alabama.. Arkansas, Florida, Geor
K• r.t i kv. South Carolina, MisS
. .s. ip. and- Texas.
. V lilt IIU III V II i.
The cur re; t issue of School Facts
; deal.1 with the school terra in North
('prolina.'public schools, and discuss
es the-proposed constitutional ame nd
in'ent to provide for an eight months
term over the state, quoting fjgure-t
with reference to city and rura1
The average, term in the schools
,f ’he- state during the school year.
! 192 l-lio, \va> 144.9 days. Tire actual
ti-niis vari'd all . the way from the
cor: titut Ona! minimum of 190 days,
. or six- school months, to 180 days in
■ the-Asheville public schools.
Ih the city schools, only 300. white
pupils irv city schools were not given
the opportunity to attend school as
! much .as 160 days, or eight school
most. and these 309 were attend
: ing school where a building was in
■ process of construction. _
lii the rural schools, on the'-other •
hard. 195,519 of the white children
Ur 46,4 I per cent, and 174.074 of the
: negro children or 90.9 per cent at
tended schools of less than eight
: months. i
New Hanover leads all the coun
] ties of the state in length of term.
! In that* county, all the children, city
i and rural, white and negro have the
| advantage of school terms of eight
months nr more. In this county
-ays School Factsj every child has
an equal opportuniiy w-th every
other child in regard to school term.
Air the rural \\.r;e uiuuuh, • »*
,;v emir ifs. New Hanover, Curri
• ork. Edgecombe, Pamlico. \a.ice
an,j Wilson, are offered the oppor
tunity to attend schools with terms
of not less than eight months.
I 21 counties, 75 per cent of the
rural children were provided w>th
a- much a- an eight months school
tcrm But in 15 counties, only 2d
, r cent of the school children and
,ht. ,,immunity of attending school
l,ing iis eight months in the year.
In the city systems, both white
and negro children were provided
with eight months’ terms; in most of
t!u' cities', the terms were nine months.
City Systems Superior.
The city systems are divided into
il r-c groups, according to popula
i'ii.i 1" grout) 1. Asheville, with a
iol term of 185 (lavs, or slightly
more titan nine months, led, while
Charlotte with a term of 17.'? days
[railed the .other larger cities.
-Concord, Elizabeth City. Gastonia
Cold'boro, Henderson. Kinston. New
P,,r„ Knckv Mount, and Wilson all
had’ terms 'of 180 days. Salisbury,
the only other city listed in „ this
group, had a term, of 177 days
The cities in group III all had a
c'-oo! term of 180 days or exactly
nine months. In this group were
Burlington, Dunn. Greenville. Hick
ory Lexington, Mooresville. Mor
gantun. Mount A.ry. Reidsville, Roa
mike Rapids. Shelbv, Sm thfield.
St ytesvilli'. Tarboro, Washington and
millions made here in North Carolina
The foundation of Florida is absolute
Back He Comes.
ii. Max (Jantner blew into Shelby
from his Florida jaunt a little after
I •* o’clock Monday. North Carolina s
next governor was on tip-toe of en
thusiasm over his trip, wha. he saw
(Jang Cleaned l'p Meat Houses Of
.Mooresboro Section Friday Night
Of Last M eek.
Somebody enjoyed fine Cleveland
county hams over the week-end; oth- j
ers did not.
Wh;ch is to sav buyers of meat
over the section dur’ng this week
should he careful to learn the origin
of the hams and shoulders offered, j
Meat houses in the Mooresboro and
western section of the county were1
railed Friday night of last week and
a total of 17 hams. 10 shoulders, sever
middlings and a bunch of sausage
Thi first raid reported to the
sheriff here was that of the meat
house of M. M. Green one mile be
yond Mooresboro on the Henrietta
road. At this place seven hams and
five middlings were taken.
Then at the home of Mrs. John E.
McBraver two hams, two shoulders,
two middlings and some sausage were
taken frorji the meat house.
From the meat house of Mr. Nolan
on the Blanton Brothers farm just!
west of Shelby eight hams, and eight
shoulders were taken.
At the latter place the middling
meat was not bothered and it is
thought that the thieves must have
b?en loaded and decided to take only
ihe choice meat.
Air. viieen louim ni»' im*at nu«ac
door unlocked and it is presumed that
the thieves in that instance had a
key for the lock; at the two other
places the staples holding the locks
had been twisted off.
It is the rresumption of officers
that the entire raid was made by one
Kang. As far as could be discerned
the same car tracks led from cue
raid to the other and was perhaps a
So far there arc no clues to the
Home of M. W. Owens
In Sharon Section
The home of M. W. Owens, who
lives in the Sharon section of the
county, was completely destroyed by
fire early Saturday morning togeth
er with practically' all the furnish
ings, it is understood,
Mr. Owens, who on Friday night,
was raised to the Master Mason de
gree at the Masonic temple here by
the local lodge for the Sharon lodge,
with his wife spent the night with Mr.
Henry McSwain, his wife's father,
ana (.id not return home. The mother
of Mr. Owens spent the night with n
neighbor near the Owens home and
ear:y Saturday morning returned to
the house and kindled a fire and was
doing or started to do other hot e
woi k, it is reported, when in some
way a lighted lamp fell to the i'ber
and started the disastrous blaze.
1 lie mother ot Mr. yvens, it is
said, had a near narrow escape from I
the burning building and so rapidly!
diu the flames spread over the building
that there was no hope of saving it
when help arrived.
It is understood here that Mr. Otv-1
ens, well-known in that section, had I
some insurance on the home.
D. Z. Newton, lawyer, told the chil
dren of the Shelby High school .Mon
day, in a Washington birthday a '
dress, that he is with ’em, believes
in ’em, in their program of advance
which is so much criticised these
“It is essential,” Mr. Newton t Id
the attentive group, “that if you would
succeed you must do things different
ly from the way they were done by
the past generation. You are differ
ent, and you are criticised for being
different. But I sympathize with you.
believe in you.
“Remember this; that whatever is
done must have as a fundamental base
religion and morality. Any conduct
! based on these qualities is right. Ycu
j can not go wrong if you adopt those
I principles, and you cannot be right
| unless you do.”
The children, as they say in the
street, ate up the address.
Aside from the exercises at the
| school, the closing of the banks and
I the postoffice. Washington's birth
I day passed off quietly in Shelby. The
! day was notably warm, with a decid
| ed touch of spring, for the most part
’brilliant with • unshine
New Record* Here
In Realty Game
The Star is reliably nformed
by real estate men of Shelby
that more individual ppecoi of
property changed hand.* last
week than at any time during
the history of later day real
estate trading in this vicinity.
Which is to say that the an
tci rated spring real estate rush
Practically every real e«late
man in town reported greatly
accelerated business. One firm
reported that they sold more
separate parcels last week than
during any previous two weeks
in their history.
The opening up of the weath
er. ai d signs of early spring is
believed to have had some in
fluence on sales activity; that,
and the natural momentum that
the business is accumulating
from week to week.
Three important transactions took
place in acreage for sub-division last
week, thus continuing the activity in
real estate circles leading up to what
many think will be the most active
trading and building period the town
has ever had. The Shelby Building
company purchased something over
six acres from Monroe Wellman ad
joining Mr. Wellmon's home on the
northern edge of town on the Fallston
road. Consideration is said to have
being $650 per acre. This land will be
cut into about SO desirable building
lots and sold privately by the Shelby
building company composed of M. A.
Spangler. Wm. Lineberge rand J. L.
Suttle. Deal was made through A. M,
Hamrick company, realtors.
Lee B. Weathers and associate
purchased 12 acres from J. D. Al'en
on highway No. 20. adjoining the
lands of the Gardner Land company,
where a big development is being
planned with hard-surfaced streets,
water, sewer, etc. This newly purchas
ed tract fronts 750 feet on the hard
surface highway and is well situated
for development purposes. A survey
is to be made and the property sub
divided into residential sites. Deal
| was made through W. C. Harris, real
1 tor at a consideration of about $9,000.
It is understood that the Cyclone
Auction company has secured an op
| tion on ten more acres of the -7. D.
! Allen farm at $1,600 per acre net to
| the owner. This property is ideally
located with a long frontage on the
: state highway No. 20 and also on the
[ old post road, being the corner por
; tion of Mr. Allen’s farm and just
! across the road from the Julius Mull
, farm recently acquired by the Gard
ner Land Co., in a three-acre for one
| trade for a portion of Gardner’s post
j road “Moreperacre” seed farm. This
■ property will probably be sub-divided
I and placed on the market in the
Thieves Break In
Thieves broke into the Campbell
Department Store in Shelby Thursday
night. The extent of the haul they
made, insofar as could be discovered,
was afew pennies which were left in
the cash drawer at the close of busi
The intruders got into the store by
breaking the glass in the front door
on the grocery store side. Appar
ently they succeeded in finding the
cash drawer, which was found empty
of its contents, and standing open
The managers of the store stated
that insofar as could be discovered
the thieves did not bother the stock.
The police believe the> were in
search of money.
Union Children Read
29,833 Bible Chapters
Children of the junior department
of the Union Baptist church Sunday
school of which Mr. George M. Gold
is superintendent read during the past
year a total of 29,2,‘W chapters of the
Bible, an average of t>78 chapters per
pupil. The average attendance was 41
pupils. This is a record which is prob
ably not surpassed by any Sunday
school organization in state and one
which the Union community should
be proud of. Avery Bridges is dpeart
mental superintendent while the fol
lowing are teachers and secretaries:
Misses Nellie Weathers, Susan Gibbs,
Zona Hord, Almu Champion, Frances
>l?lH Wv;v; S
Shelby Officers Staging
Drive On Booze Handlers
29 PITIEIiTS 1
live if Thi'm \rt> Now Born Babies
l-ast Birth ttas to Mr. and Mrs.
Harry M. Pippin.
\V ith the five now born babies in j
lho Shelby hospital there are 2U pati
ents anti of course the babies an* very
impottam personages. Born Saturday j
to Mr. and Mrs II. M. Pippin, *i a or..
Mr. Pippin is musical dir *, tor at the
First Baptist church, Mrs. A. II. Gal
loway and her baby art* potting along .
nicely. Miss Rebecca Austell of )•' trl
who was. operated on for appenduvu* J
a week ago is improving rapidly, j
Mrs. L. ( Bos. who underwent an op
iration i. also improving. Mrs, ('. C.
Beam who was a treatment patient
for some time was dismissed Satur
day. Mrs. Clarence Rogers of Cherry- '
ville. operative patient is improving
rapidly. Mr. Cline Lackey operated on
for appendicitis a week ago is im
proving fast. Mrs. Gordon Dudley and
her new-born baby expect to go home
this week. Mrs. J. A. Anthony is much
improved by her treatment and may
go home this week. Mrs. Claude
Mabry and her new horn son are
both improving satisfactorily. Mrs.
R. P. Philbeek of Lawndale who was
operated on recently is doing well.
aviu Master ot. Mieltjy u-s was
operated on Friday for goiter; J. H.
Toms who has been a patient for
some time, suffering with a scald is
improving, Robert Crowder suffering
with a kidney trouble is doing wadi. :
Mrs. Judson Jones, treatment patient
is improving. Joe Del’riest of Latti
more was admitted Saturday night
for treatment and is very sick. C har
lie Patterson, kicked by a cow at
Kings Mountain recently, was dis
missed to go home Sunday. Freeman
Sailers, operative patient is improv
ing. Julius A. Lail of Kings Moun
tain is a treatment patient. Mrs. W. I.
Beaver of R-5, Shelby is recovering
from an operation. Mrs. F. F. Borders
of K-7, Shelby operated on about 10
days ago expects to go home this
week. Miss Gillie Jackson of Shelby is
a treatment patient and is doing nice
ly. One colored patient is in the col
IS BURIED RERE
Old Time Resident of Shelby ‘ Passes
way in Atlanta. I'ncle of Miss
Mr. Joe Durham, for many years a
staunch citizen of Shelby, died in At
lanta, Gu„ Friday night following a
three week's illness with influenza j
and'pneumonia. Mr. Durham left here
in November 1911, going with his fam
ny to Atlanta, Via., wnere ne nvtu
since that time. When a Shelby resi
dent he was a member of the Baptist
church and clerk in the South Shelby
church for many years. The funeral
was held at the Atlanta residence:
Sunday afternoon at .‘1 o’clock, and
his body was brought to Shelby Mon
day, interment being held in Sunset
cemetery with a brief service at the
grave by Rev. J. W. Suttle and Rev.
Mr. Durham was married to Miss
Carrie Sullivan who survives with the
following children: Mrs. Huff, of At
lanta, Joe, Falls, Wellie and Riley. His
wife and children accompanied the re
mains to Shelby except one son, who
is in the navy on a ship at sea.
On Co-op Marketing
During This Week
Co-operative marketing is to be
put over with Cleveland county
farmers during this week according
to Carl Hamrick field representative
the coop marketing association.
During the week five speeches on
co-operative marketing will be made
in this county by Mr. T. D. McLean,
prominent planter and interesting
talker. The dates and places of the
speeches will be as follows: Boiling
Springs, Monday night, February 22;
Lattimore, Tuesday night; Earl, Wed
nesday night; Fairview school, Polk
ville, Thursday- night; Casar, Friday'
It is the hope of Mr. Hamrick that
every business man and farmer in the
county will attend these meetings,
which should mean much to the future
farming and business interests of the
In addition to being an interesting
practical talker Mr. McLean is well
acquainted with the marketing ques
tion and the message he brings will
1»* " orth "'hi!*- t*?r ihr>: *. 1 ot tui.i him
Nine People Get In ( Indus of l.an
d'er I.i ;u: r I ron Or.« Section
, Act'an null a carried on during
the pa.-t two weeks by Police Chief
B i). Ham-'.irk ami his officers bids
fair to rii| Shelby of considerable li
quor ' r iffi •.
U ul:s i bta ii il during the period
are fli*' inii t Miecssful recorded in
noiti.hs in liquor law enforce
V. i h a half (In n i r more arrests
F' ’i.• • ■ ■' t ! . -il officers ran their
t»-’ ! o' liquii" acres‘s in two weeks
<’P ' i a.ii • to nimbus, they say,
o I fun the one section of
i--it own" in Ka -I Shelby, this it
be.nu i vpi, -t (i hv officer* is separ
ate fir; , the t< v i e village known
a Ki>; I. and i not a part of the
I»Uri»s Fvidav night Chief Hamrick
end Off -r M’B-idi Poston, Mar
shall- Mt>o:e. and Jim Hester nabbed
a Ford roadster and one gallon 0f li
uuor near the rock quarry, Odell
Grieg and ,1. 1). Branton were taken
w th the car. A search on back down
the road front the place of arrest dis
closed another gallon of booze cavil
ed by the side of the road.
Grigg and Branton were given a
hearing Saturday morning before
Recorder Mull and sente-^ »<i to four
months each on the roads on the
charge of transporting. Branton filed
notice of appeal; it is said.
A short time later Policeman Pos
ton and Officer Bob Kendrick visited
the home of Mrs. Minnie Peeler at
the Ora mill, where five gallons of
liquor was located in the closet of
the home. The closet door was locked
and the officers were told that ‘‘the
baby had lost the key." Officer Pos
ton used a pair of pliers and a screw
driver for a key and found the liquor
inside. Mrs. Peeler was also tried
Saturday morning, sentence being
withheld until Monday.
Along with the other raids Offi
cers Hamrick. Hester. Moore and
Poston visited “Chinatown” where
Elide Grigg, G. A. Styles and Raw
rhon Gr.gg were taken into custody.
According to the officers a pint of
liquor was found under" the cafe
operated by Styles and a number of
bottles found in the kitchen; two
pints were found in an out building
nearby, and a pint under the steps
at the house where Elzie Grigg lived.
Elzie and Raymon Grigg and
Styles were placed under bond for a
With a few more raids such as
those of Friday night officers feel
that they will have eliminated much
of the bonze traffic infesting the
town. Of recent months liquor has
not been so much in evidence owing
to their strict observation and within
the past two weeks the wet atmos
phere is declared to have been on a
Th swooping down with a general
net Friday night was not merely a
matter of luck, according to the of
ficers, hut an opportunity awaited
for and brought about through the
run of circumstances at the time.
MRS. W. T. WILKINS
DIES Ilf RUTHERFORD
Mrs. W. T. Wilkins, age. 74 years
and mother of Mrs. Louis Gardner
of Shelby, died Friday afternoon
at 0 o’clock, following a protracted
illness. Mrs. Wilkins was one of the
best known and most beloved women
in Rutherfordton county, living just
outside of the town of Rutherford
ton. Mrs. Wilkins was stricken with
paralysis Feb. 7th, and never fully
recovered consciousness. She was a
very active woman prior to the
stroke. Funeral services were held
Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from
the Presbyterian church of which she
was devoted member.
She leaves eight children, as fol
lows: John H. Wilkins, at home;
Mrs. Clara W. Geer, principal Chim
ney Rock school; Dr. T. A. Wilkins,
Gastonia; Dr. W. P. Wilkins, North
Wilkesboro; Dr. Frank Wilkins, For
est City; Mrs. Louis W. Gardner,
Shelby, and Misses Sarah and Madge
Wilkins at home
Mr. Nash To Hickory
To Manage Fanning’s
Mr. Joe Nash who has been mana
ger of the W. L. Fanning company
store at this place for several years
and is considered one of the most ef
ficient and popular store managers in
this part of the state, leaves the first
of March for Hickory where he be
comes manager of the Funning de
partment store. Shelby regrets exceed
ingly to give up Mr. and Mrs. Nash.
Mrs. Nash is one of Shelby’s most
talented musicians. She will remain in
Shelby until school closes, being tench,
er in SouG. SLclbv. so'tiuoL
SELECTED FOB BIO
Lula Moore Suttle And Mary Sue
Borders In Webb Contest. Trian
gular Debaters Are Named.
During the week just enJTed the
Shelby High School has been in the
midst of a series of preliminaries for
the selection of representatives in va
rious inter-scholastic contests. Selec
tions of representatives were made
for the Selma ('. Webb recitation con
test, the Selma C. Webb essay con
test and the state triangular debate.
Due to the fact that there were
sixteen contestants fo rthe Selma C.
Webb recitation contest it was neces
sary to have two preliminary contests.
The sixteen contestants were divided
into two groups and three chosen by
the judges from each group. The six
thus chosen took part in the final
preliminary Wednesday afternoon The
six girls surviving the first prelimi
nary were Lilly Webber. Mary Sue
Borders, Alice Sanders. Lula Moore
Suttle, Margaret Menton anil M.iv
Suttee The judges "or this prdim .
nary «<re, first section: Miss Coro
oel Le <i, Mrs. Han,' Hudson, Mrs.
B. O. lirmrick; Se.iT.rI section: Mi>.
'>uroam Moore, Mrs P.ush St, up,
..ml Mrs. R. N. Gu ky
in liii? imai prtM,miliary w*kiikf
•lay Lulu Moore Suttle and Mary Sue
Borders won the places as school
representatives. Margaret Blanton
was selected as alternate. The judges
in 'his contest were Misses Albergott;
Moses and Walker of the Central
Elementary school faculty.
The three representatives for the
Selma C. Webb essay contest have
been selected, but their names will
not be divulged until after the final
contest Friday n.ght February 26;h.
The debaters for the state triangu
lar debate were also selected Monday
afternoon February 15. Ther> were
fourteen contestants discussing the
query: “Resolved, That the legisla
ture should levy a property tax to
aid in the support of an eight months
school term. The judges, Messrs.
Buchanan and Hunt and Miss Bussey,
all of the high school faculty, select
ed Dorothy McKnight, Jennie Mae
Callahan, Virginia Hoey and Vernon
Gngg. with Charlie Mae Laugh ridge
and Martha Eskridge as alternates.
These speakers will engage in a de
bate against both Lincolnton and Gas
tonia Friday night April 2. In case
either school wins both sides of the
debate it will be entitled to send its
teams to compete for the Ayeock
memorial cup at Chapel Hill on April
15. Shelby has won both sides of the
debate for two consecutive years. In
lf*24 both Shelby teams advanced to
the semi-finals at Chapel Hill while
last year one team went as far as
the semi-finals arid received the vote
of one judge for the final contest.
Economics School At
Home Agent Believes
Daily Attendance of fi5. Good Three
Day Program and Prize
The program of the Home Econo
mics school, put on at Lattimore
three days of last week by Mrs. Irma
Wallace, home demonstration agent
for the county, was a decided suc
The average daily attendance, dur
ing the session, was 05 and there was
very decided interest shown in tho
A prize of a bag of flour offered
by Mr. Will Roberts, of ihe Eagle.
Roller mill, for the best biscuits made
during the demonstration, which was
won by Mrs. John Hunt, of Lattimore.
The demonstration took place Wed
nesday, Thursday and Friday. The
Wednesday’s program was in charge
of Mrs. Oliver Anthony, home econo
mics teacher of the South Shelby
school; the Thursday program was in
charge of Miss Edna Jordan, home
economics teacher of the Central
school, in Shelby; and Friday Miss
Caroline Garrison, of Boiling Springs,
was in charge.
The three days’ program consisted
I of a demonstration of home cooking,
interspersed with talks on food val
ues, balanced menus, and such related
Shelby Folks Hear
Former Local Pastor
A party of Shelhy folk, composing
Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Coley, Mrs.
Coley’s father and siste, Mr. John S.
Carpenter and Miss Ina Carpenter,
motored to Charlotte Sunday night,
and went to church services of Rev.
Mr. Stanford. Mr. Coley said Monday
that the church was filled to over
“The former Shelby divine is evi
dently very popular in hls w
‘brtieg**/ Mt. Coley said.