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Of Shelby And The State’s
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Modern Job Department
VOL. XXXIV, No. 26
IF IT’S NEWS, IT’S IN THE STAR
SHELBY. N. C. MONDAY, MARCH 1, 192G. Published Monday,
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Shelby High School Teacher
Has Taste For Squared Circle
•Rudy” Matthews, College OraduaU-.
And Teacher Of Science. has made
Reputation As Boxer.
Eppa Rixey is a professional base,
ball pitcher (with the Cincinnati
Reds.) He is a graduate of the Uni
versity of Virginia, and he goes hack
ot his alma mater every now and
then to teach the young idea how to
hoot. During his baseball caieei.
Eppa taught Math at a college in
northern Virginia. It is said of him
that he could get more work out of
a bunch of kids than any prof*.:-- r
in the institution. A professionals,
ball player, capable of teaching high-,
or math, caught the imagination of
the young hopefuls. Most kid’s lore
an idol, and in the tall Eppa, '!u •
Which brings us along to Shelby
and one R. S. “Rudy” Matthews. Mat
thews is a graduate of the Universe v
of North Carolina He got an A. R.
degree at Chapel Hill .then came over
to the Shelby High school to (each
He hands cut dope to the local
young idea on biology, chemistry and
such like highbrow stuff. But betwci n
times—and here we come to the point
—he is a boxer.
He has been studying the art f
boxing since he was in college. As
some young men of the campus go
in for football, tennis, swimming ■ nd
baseball, Mathews went in for th -
called manly art of self defense. A1 1
he has pefected himsptf at it.
A young man with a college Y
gree who can teach science at a hgh
school, and who at the sam" time can
stand up in the squared circle with
high class professionals, is a rare
bird. That is what one calls mixing
one’s metaphors. In his way, Matthew,
is as remarkable as Eppa Rixey.
He likes boxing because he says i
teaches one self mastery, self c r r,
trol ,and perfects the state of , r
physical condition. He believes ;t i
an aid to scholarship and brain’de
velopment, in that it makes one ep'ick,
flew .able to stand punishment, stam
ina and good fellowship.
He has stood up in the ring with
both amateurs and professionals. He
doesn’t hesitate to fight a prqfc- ' '■
al, although he is himself an ama
teur, and probably always will re
He has been seen in the ring here
in Shelby, and won the admiration < f
the local fraternity. Last week lc
went down to Charlotte and entered
.an eight round bout with a prof* • -
ional “Kid” Melton. The ”g -” was
a hummer from the gong, but Melton
got the decision, apropos of which
the Charlotte News says the contest
should have been a draw, as Mathews
went through the mill break for
break, with the professional.
The Star called Mathews up at. the
high school Friday and asked hi in , *
come to the office. Her", ho at
down, and explained the philos >oby
of his pastime. He believes it is es
sential that for young America to wir.
he must be strong and alert, equipj < !
with physical vigor to give him iv.tn
tal poise and stamina.
“And I know of r.o Sport in
world,” he said, “that is such an all
round developer as boxing. That s
why I go in for it. Some folks dim t
understand my idea. They don’t <1:1
ferentiate between a boxer and a
fighter. But there is all the differ
ence in the world; one is a sport, a* 1
the other a business, and a rat ec
“I believe in boxing, because 1 be
lieve in clean living and clean think
ing, and a healthy body, such as
boxer must have, makes is r both.
Mr. Dick Turner is
Dead at Ellenboro
Was Native Of The Share!! Section
Of Cleveland County And 79
Mr. R. V. Turner, known as “Dick
Turner, died Thursday afternoon at,
•’> o’clock at his home at Ellenboro at
tlie age of 79 years. Mr. Turner was
a native of the Sharon section of
Cleveland county, being a brother ot
the late Eli and William Turner. He
was married to Miss Lina Blanton, a
daughter of the late Albert Blanton
who lived on the line between the t.■
counties. She passed away a number
of years ago leaving survivin': .-'.x
children. At Ellenboro Mr. Turner was
a member of the mercantile firm ot
McKinney and Turner for many year.-.
His remains were buried Friday at
Sandy Run Baptist church, a large
crowd attending to pay a tribute <•!
respect to his splendid life. The funer
'd was conducted by Rev. F. D. and Z.
H Harrill and Rev Zeno Wall
Card of Thanks.
Mrs. A. R .Putnam and family
111 acknowledge the kind express on
°f sympathy during their recent h ’
Nine Hundred Hear
McLean Speak To
‘■’'i . ii ' v l.'i'linK in the c unty last
' VV! ' ’ ■ f'J'iiiar to leper;t.v (\,rl
H': ' k- ' ct ag( ni Mr. Me!.«an
1 "inii i ■ o ners tieeolv interested
in ■ •>• vital subject und they in turn
Souii.i: him pree.-ntinjr the 'subject of
' o-ij'.er.vtj've cotton mark- t ing: in a
t;i -! - n.j, : way. Mr, McLean has
h ■ c h i - h -'.vt and soul in the ireve
riiwu : •-<! while he is connected with
| : 'oefation, lie is a practical and
urn • ! siul farmer who realizes the
betici l • to !.).:• derived from market
j mg in this way.
Prof. 1 aws,-n B’anton filled Mr. Mc
| W-‘-u appointment at Casar and
-- ham:]yd toe subject in a magnificent
v.ay to a )ur;»- crowd, Mr. McLean n t
| heiny able t.o meet this apj ointment.
heard T. D.
I nine hundr .! people
!'■ d Lean, a practical
!' hv- r a series ,.f four ad
- - the interest of cooperat ive
TV Paragon -Furniture company's
un.iii (taking department ha - blown it
i elf to a new ambulance and hear-,
fhi; service -here in Shelby and the
neighboring | arts.
The two vehicles set the iirm bac c
-■ me lane thousand dollars.
The IV ratten people ate taking
're.,, i ride- in. th. inaugur jti:>n of c-x
■ "c. ambulance service* in the city
They .;;- ert it is rare that a town
the ■ /<• of Shelby afford; an tx
c!u ive ambulance service.
Tbi vehicle is equipped to the last
n mil..- with finished details for the
. oral- r.t of the sick. It has ;; siren,
;\vi : ;i will stive u immediate right of
way--on'emergency calls; it is equip-i
pod with electric fans and electric j
ire a if< rm t: mpera
!'■: : 1 t and (.'■■11 water, medicine
oh ■ .:i i:- i i hv-1. oil ctric call butuois.
Bab <-f» tires and special springs make
it i■■■ : smoothly a.- propulsion can
The. hear o .is, also modern in every |
Th vt-hici- . were supplied by Hen
i ;y, and arc of especially imposing
appearance. ‘ b
Belwocd Route 1
News Of Interest
(.Special to The Star)
We are having some fine weather
now. ami. the farmer.- are making use
of it, clearing land and making gar- i
The Richard school pupils are all
looking forward to a picnic whi.cn '
they are going to take to Bakers j
mountain sonic time soon.
Mis- Benia Wilson spent the week!
eiiii with. Miss Lulavay Elmore. j
We- have Several cases of * fin’ in
Upper Cleveland now. Mr. A. I’. Aai-j
l er's family have all been confined to
their beds but arc fast recovering, j
Al-n Mr. Lawrence Turner and Vivian ,
Elmore have. it.
;U,-S LUta 'v a I aVI lir iti numv uuur,
Mnrgantorij, whore she has b«*en tram
iiijr. .She came home to attend to hc-r ,
family which has "flu.'
Thelma White and Willanl
Blackett spent Saturday night with
,M: ~ Ruby Carpenter. ]
.Mrs. Rebecca Maker is visiting her
sister Mrs. Cook.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Maker spent !
Sun.lay with their daughter Mrs. Viv-j
Mi. - I.cvonia Smawley is at homo,
from Morganton State hospital where,
she ha- been taking training.
Mr-- Mvang'dipe Canine of Lawn- J
,|ai - tar rout ■ gave a delightful party :
Saturday night. Ail who attended re-1
port: a fine time
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Kltpore were,
-hop'ping’' ill Shelby Saturday after-;
Wilbur Lutz and h Inter Biprucr-;
staff -ivore visitors in upper Cleveland
White school girls.played an inter
est infT game of basket ball last week
with Kairvicw, the score running ill
favor of Whites
M Va -ie White snent last T‘ relay
niid ' with his uncle Mr. R. C. White.
, . Mafic Warlick and Venue .
Tartar spent last Thursday niyht
w tii .Miss IVula Wilson.
. .... i’annie and Mvangeltne v\ td
kei- attended the party at Miss Kvan
gelitie CanipeV Saturday nfght.
Wishes An Explanation.
j. A. Goode of No. 2 Township was
; ,k.\n hefon the bar of justice a few
d-ty- ag'‘ for failure to send a child
lo'sfh Mti Mr. Goode wishes the pub
m. know that he has since ohtam
(,,) ., certificate front the attending
physician saying that the child has
oar trouble which keens him rut
ami that it is no wilful neglect on Mr.
Goode’s part. —
Theodore Roberts, a treat movie
favort* \ recovering from a nervous
brerkd vn, is coming bark into the
limellKi . I.e will open a vaudeville
engagement in iiutlle, Wash., noon.
0. J. HAMRICK DIES
HI BOILING SPUES
Victim Friday of “’Flu” After IJrief
illness. Was Well Known Cit
izen and Merchant.
The funeral of Mr. Drury -J. Ham
rick, 74, former merchant, assistant
postmaster, and well known citizen of
Boiling Springs, was held Saturday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Mr. Hamrick died at his home in
Boding Springs Friday morning after
a three days’ illness of flu, which
brought about heart complications. He
was taken ill Tuesday afternoon, ral
lied Thursday and was thought to he
out of danger. However, he had a rink
ing spell Thursday night from which
he did not recover.
He was a brother of Dr. T. G. Ham
rick, wed-known physician of Shelby.
Mr. Hamrick had recently disposed
c'f his mercantile business bi Boiling
Springs to J. W. Spangler, and at the
time he was taken sick was assisting
his daughter, Mrs. Bertha Hamrick :u
Boiling Springs postoffice.
The funeral services at the Baptist
church at Boiling Springs were con
ducted by Rev. Zeno Wall, pastor of
the Shelby Baptist church. Dr Greer,
pastor of the local church, and C. B.
Hamrick a deacon also made no ad
The pall bearers were grand chil
dren of the deceased, including ‘he fol
lowing; D. J. Hamrick, ,ir, a student
at Wake Forest; Linwood Kendrick,
of Fountain Inn, S. Allen and
Henry Cash and Wilbur f'ash and Hal
Green, all of Boiling Springs.
Mr. Hamrick is survived by Mrs.
Hamrick, his widow, one sister, three
brothers and four children including
the following: Sfrs. Bertha Hanalck
and Mrs. John Cash, of Boiling
Springs, Mrs. X. Kendrick and Mr.
Clarence Hamrick, of Fountain Inn,
Sousa’s Band At
(By Edwin M. Stock'd.)
Although there has been an unusu
ally large advance sale for the contert
by Sousa and his band, Tuesday night
in Gastonia, we are authorized to prom
ise our readers that an account of the
seating capacity of i,he high school au
ditori.um, 1,700, it is safe to say that
everyone who comes to the enn-trt
will be taken care of even if they have
neglectdc to reserve their seats until
Edwin M, Steekel, who has charge
of the concert, wishes to assure pros
pective purchasers that the entire
band of 85 pieces, will appear in this
program and John Philip Sousa, the
world’s most famous bandmaster, will
positively conduct the entire i-omrrt.
All of the regular features will be
given and soloists will include several
of the famous musicians who accom
pany the organization on this tour.
This statement is made so as to re
assure music lovers cf this section
that they will hear exactly the .anie
concert as the band is giving in A tian
Tickets are now on sale it the
Adams drug company, Gastonia, and
will be on sale at the door Tuesday
evening. The concert will begin at
8:"0 and will be given in the new
High school on York street.
Mrs. E. B. Caldwell, Ed Jr, and
Missps Dorothy and Frances Caid
•vi 1! spent the week end in Concord
with relatives. The Caldwells are
living at Cleveland Springs this win
Mr. and Mrs. Will J. Roberts spent
Saturday in Charlotte. Sunday they
spent in Spartanburg at Converse
College with their daughters Misses
Mary Adelaide ami Minnie Eddins
A ! ■ Them to Solve Their Hig Pro
11 em Through Co-operative Mar
keting of Cotton.
(Special to The Start
| The evening of'February 25, 1026,
j featured as a red letter occasion for
i Fairvicw School situated in classic
jTownsh p No. H; a large audience
i had assembled find a variety of fea
tures were scheduled for this import
Irn the first place, Mr, McLean who
is advocating co-operation among
the farmers was present. Prof, Tay
lor, of Lattimore high school, deliv
ered a fell, rt hut t mely talk tried to
impress the farmers with importance
of using good’seed, without which it
is impossible to achieve satisfactory
results. He recommended the fam
ous Cleveland big boll as the best
variety and stated that arrangements
had b en made to supply the sons
of-toil with satisfactory seed at rea
Next, Mr. McLean placed his feet
on the mat and delivered a very
practical and impressive address up
, on the cotton situation and the im
1 parlance of co-operation. He made no
effort to fly eagle in- impassioned
oratory nor to array the masses
■against the classes. No lurid enathe
; mas were pronounced against the
capitalist nor mill man; but farm
ers were enjoined to work out their
own salvation. He declared himself
as from, the sand hill regions and de
clared that the eitisenship of Cleve
. land County abounded in beautiful
j girls and fine, stalwart young men.
j He paid a high tribute to education,
j good roads and our growing rural
land urban condition:-. The State had
be n highly taxed to secure modern
advantages; but it was a good invest
True education is the training of
[head, hand, and heart. The speaker
called attention to fait that more
money was required now than in the
past. When every man on the farm
was a farmer, carpenter, blacksmith
tanner and every housewife was a
cook, weaver, spinner and tailor;
very little money was required. But
this :s an age of specializing and
more money is needed. The hanker
of proper vision, the capitalist and
professional man and other organ
ized industries are not always inimi
j cai to /nterests ot tne tarrner; out
i the spirit of competition necessitates
that they look after their own inter
jests just as th? farmer must do to
j achieve proper success. Sometimes
I the favored classes live in luxurious
j homes furnished with running water,
baths'- and electric lights; while the
I producers of cotton live in squalor
I and drudgery. For this the farmer is
j largely to blame because he neglects
j his manifest opportunities. He asks
his neighbor, “What is cotton
worth?” and lias nothing, under old
conditions, to do with pricing his
product. Helping the farmer helps all
classes; for the more money he ob
tains for his crop the more he can
spend with the merchants, the book
se’ler and the dealer in musical sup
plies. The boy who can operate
farm machinery is just as necessary
to civilzation as the one who, guides
a locomotive, or holds a position in a
bank. He emphasized the fact that
overproduction didn't hammer down
the price of cotton but under con
sumption. So long as the producer of
this staple with his wife and child
ren lias a scarcity of clothing no
sane man can claim overproduction.
Later, Mr. Hamrick made some j
timely remarks; after which the
decks were cleared for action relat
ing to school features. Prof. Car
penter briefly announced that a pie j
supper, a beauty contest among j
young ladies and a contest deciding
the ugliest man would be staged.
Nixon Whisnant featured as spell
binding, jokesmith and auctioneer
and spirited bidding was the result.
When ihe pies were all sold the
ugly man contest was staged, and
your correspondent could cheerfully
warble, even in his toothless condi
tion, “Is my name written there?”
But he went down before an aval
anche of younger men and failed to
win the prize.
Several young ladies were nomin
ated in the popularity contest; but
after a spirited battle a Miss Gold of
the school was winner, amid great
While the youthful contingent with
merry optimistic hearts, fiying feet
and frivolity enjoyed their inning,
the address of the chief speaker left
a fine impression and is likely to
bear fruit. Under co-operative organ
ization and methods cotton would be
bringing thirty cents instead twenty.
South Shelby News.
Born Friday to Mr. and Mrs . J. O
Reinhardt, a daughter.
Mrs. L. L. Moss and son Odeil cf
Blacksburg. R-l. are visiting Mrs.
Marvin Blanton and Mr. Edgar
Rippy in South Shelby.
fieneral John J. Pershing recent
returned to Washington from his
i"" assignment as arbitrator of the
lacnu Anca disput/*,
LIST 0? FSTIESTS
IT SHELBY HOSPII
i The following is a list of patients
and their condition at the Shelby hos
Mr. J. H. Toms, scalded, improving.
| Mr. Robert I). Crowder, treatment,
I expected to be dismissed Tuesday; Mr
Luther Spencer, Shelby, who under
went an Operation a few days ago is
improving; Raymond Brittain, son of
C. A. Brittain, of Casar, fractured
leg, doing nicely; Woodrow Davis
from McBrayer Springs has been very
sick, condition about the same; Free
man Sailers*. Shelby who has been a
patient for some time is improving:
! -Joe DePriest, of Lattimore, treatment,
very much improved; Austell Borders,
19 months old baby of G. B. Borders,
i of Grover, has been very sick but is
j improving; Avitt Hester R-2, Shelby,
[ underwent operation two weeks ago
S dismissed Monday; David Tessiner,
| U-4; Shelby operated on few days
i ago, condition fine; Mrs. M. L. Spake
operated on week ago, condition good;
little Evans Lackey, son of J. L.
j Lackey, operated on last week, condi
tion much improved; C. H. King, of
Shelby operated on few days ago, con
dition good; Mrs. A. H. Galloway and
baby will .lie able to leave hospital
this week;; Paul Martin, son of
George Martin of Lawndale, treat
ment case, much better; Mrs. H. M.
Pippin and son doing nicely and wilt
bo dismissed this week; It. E. Car
penter, operated on last week doing
fine; Mrs. O. E. Stewart, Shelby,
treatment ease, condition good; Ruth
Williams, operated on recently left
hospital Monday; Mrs. Lhilbeck of
Lawndale, was dismissed Sunday; Ju
lius Lai! was able to go home Sunday ;
Mrs. Wilds and Mrs. Mabry and ba
bies left hospital Saturday,
Leitha Ann Martin. Shelby, enter
ed for treatment; Vernie IVDowell op
erated on several days ago; Dora
Fitzsimmons operated on week ngo,
Venus De Milo Was
Too Fat-Get That
New York, Feb.— Venus de Milo
never would have won an American
beauty contest because she ate too
much and danced not enough.
R. C. Shirtun, president of the II.
W. Gossnrd and company, so declar
ed to 500 girls and men from 17 states
attending the school for corsetieres
under the direction of Kathryn Cun
ningham. of Chicago and J L.
Varley, of New York.
“If Venus de Milo were reincarn
ated today she would discover that
she was overweight and over-meas
ure,” said Stirton. “Her figure would
be passed and her physicians \x ould
prescribe a diet and exercise. Her
modiste would prescribe reducing gar
The classical Venus would probably
not survive the first elimination
trials of a modern beauty contest,
“Judged by present-day standards,
Venus would be too generously pro
portioned, neck, chest, waist, hips,
everywhere she would be altogether
too pleasingly plump,’’ he said. “Wo
men didn’t indulge in athletics in hei!
day, and the science of dietetics was
State srepresented at the school in
cluded Maine, New Hampshire, Ver
mont:, Massachusetts, Connecticut,
Rhode Island, New York, New Jer
sey. Pennsylvania. Marlyand, West
Virginia, North Carolina, Florida.
South Carolina, Georgia and Ala
Mr. Graig Runyans left Monday
for Raleigh where he takes a course
in enbalnuiig. Mr. Runyans has a posi
tion with the John M. Best Furniture
Boiling Springs High Wins Both
Medals In Selma Webb Contest
S. S. Institute is
Held at New Hope
j Rev. |\ Alitiifll j and A. V. Wash*
■ burn Tauah ( la s-s—Five Teachers
Hoi J field Sea's.
(!il to The Star)
J, A very hie Sunday school inst i
tute v t sh liv ut Now Hi pi1 Baptist
, chur h. .it !•;. r! Inst w, ok. The pas
j to ' It v t; I’ Al»:rn?thy taught
■> “ i " t.li f'-'' ij tv School Man. .
i tin I tu ‘ \ V Washburn. associa-■
■ ‘iona’ ‘i 1' •> o her tauoh “Teachers
11 at (m lv" a course t specially for
| Sll -dav set u | 'on. 1) -vs.
Ih'v. 'V. K Ivc.vo. pa tor of Buffa
lo .'fill P'riiiv churches in South Cara
li’ta, wi.h a number of I,is workers
i from 1 th churches, a>t sided the
! me'liter every right. As a result of
the wick, more than fortv diplomas
nntl c.tlltr hook awards will lie [-.re
scued to the faithful workers soon.
New Hope is one of the in* utltd
•ng churches in the association in
teacher training work, having to their
credit more than two hundred teach
er training awards within the last
two years. Five of the i-twVrs and
officers hold the Gold Seal Diplomas,
which means the completion of thir- 1
teen hooks in the course; and is the I
highest course the Baptist Sunday
School, Board offeis in Teacher j
Training. This is a worthy achieve
ment, and speaks we’d for there faith
ful workers and their write awake
pastor; and shows what tan he done
when we have a mind to work. This
worthy accomplishment should be emu
lated by many of our churches.
West Shelby News
of the Week-end
(Special to The Star)
M\ C. D. Weast 1ms been quite sick
| with (lu at his home on Gardner St,
Mr. Lee Hefner has accepted a po
i sition in the cloth room at the Dover
| Miss Kate Allen who has had pneu
. monia, is showing some improvement.
| Mr. S. M. Smart has moved his fam
i il? from the M. P. parsonage to ihe
i Me Swain house on Clegg street.
; Clyde Wilson, the small son of Mr.
and Mrs. Burgen Wilson, who has had
pneumonia, is better
Mr. Lester Canipe has accepted a
I position in the cloth room of the Ora
Mrs. C. D. Weast was called to the
j bedside.' of her daughter, Mrs. Tcm
I Bradley, who is very ill.
Mr. Joe Kennedy has retuined
from Charlotte where he Went to con
sult ti head specialist.
Mr. Connor has moved his family
i to the Dover Mill villuge in order that
he might be closer to his work.
! “Snook,” the snialT son if Mr, and
Mrs William Williams fell and cut
; iiis forehead. He was carried to the
hospital where medical service was
| Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Gantt announce
| the birth of a fine son, weighing 8
' nounds on Fehruarv 2 .
For Farm Homes
j (By Alvin Hardin, Cleveland Farid
\\i farm is complete withofll a
home orchard. The farmer should have
an abundant and constant supply of
fruit for his family, and yet a well
kept home orchard in this county is
the exception rather than the rule.
Fruit is a special business which is
given special attention will give spe
i cial results. The principal thing about
fruit growing is the plow, pruning
' knife and the spray pump.
A pruning demonstration will be
be held on the county heme farm,
near the fair ground Wednesday, at
2:80 p. in. All farmers are urged to
attend this demonstration to produce
a good orchard and good fruit. Come
and see trees of different age and size
prunded and sprayed.
Thermometer At 40,
March True To Form
March, entering upon the scene to
^ play its part for some thirty-one
I days, ran true to form making its bow
to the local community. High, raw and
chilling winds, with the thermometer
at 40 in the early hours of Monday
inaugurated the new season.
With three weeks to go the entrance
of spring, winter made a fresh de
scent upon Cleveland Saturday night.
The thermometer fell from the sixties
early Saturday to Thirty-two during
Saturday night. The disturbance is
said to have been more or less local,
due to snow on the hills in the near-by
Fable: “I’ll make my living by
hoSest labor,” said the reformer, “so
that none can accuse me of doing
this for money,”
Grover Splnwu And Miss Evelyn lluii
jjins Victors in Annin! County
Educational ( lassie.
Pupils of the Bailing Springs High
School copped the honors of the Selma
Webb dual contest held in Shell.)} last
week, carrying off both medals otter
ed tit this annual educational event.
The essay medal was won by Clov
er Splawn, of Boiling Springs High,
and the recitation medal by Miss l'v< -
lyn Huggins, daughter of J. 1). Hug
gins, of the Boiling Springs school
The medals were presented follow
ing the recitation contest at the Shel
by High School auditorium Friday
night, by Rev. Mr. McDiuimid, pastor
of the Shelby Presbyterian thurth.
The high school was packed for tho
entertainment by an audience that tax
ed .he capacity of the building. Spe
cial music enlivened the occasion, ,T.
(’. Newton, county superintendent of
schools, presiding over the exerciser.
Thirteen contestants were entered
in each event.
In the recitation contest, second
choice was given to the presentation
of Miss Lula Vay Elmore, of Pied
mont, and the third to Miss Alice Po
tent, of Lattimore.
There was no second choice an
nounced for the essay contest.
Special music was given during tho
recitation numbers by pupils and
teachers of a number of schools of the
county, including a quartette front
Lattimore and the school orchestra of
The Star is printing on another
page the winning essay of this con
test, written by Grover Splawn.
Mr. Hoyle Trades For
Hickory Real Estate
Mr. George Hoyle who has been
connected for sometime with the W.
L. Fanning company has retired from
indoor work and has traded his inter
est in W. L. Fanning Company store
for a half interest in the three story
brick building occupied by the Fan
ning Department store at Hickory.
The magnificent store building at
Hickory occupied by the Fanning Co.,
was owned by Mr. Fanning, Mr. Hoyle,
Mr. Craig Hnrrelson and Mr, J. L.
Carroll, a brother-in-law of Mr. Fan
ning’s, now residing at Columbia, S.
C. Each owned a one-fourth interest
and it is understood by the transfer
that Mr. Hoyle now awns three
fourths interest. Mr. Harrelson own
ing the other fourth. Mr. Carroll’s in
terest iu the Fanning store does not
mean, however, that lie will come to
Shelby to reside.
O. Elam May Run
for Webb’s Place
Orlando Elam who has considered
making the* race for Sheriff to suc
ceed Sheriff Hugh A Logan, is say
ing to friends that he is about to
change his mind and make the race
for Clerk of Court to succeed George
P. Webb who announced in Friday’s
Star that he would not be a candidate
to succeed himself, after holding the
position for eight years. Mr. Elar.t
has been urged to make the race for
Sheriff but since the clerk’s office is
now open to all-comers, Mr. Elam is
thinking more seriously of announc
ing for this. The clerk’s term is four
years which is a decided advantage
over that of other county officers,
most of which are for only a two year
Weathers Will Run
to Succeed Himself
R. L. Weathers, incumbent in the
office of Register of Deeds will makes
the race to succeed himself in the
coming primary this summer. While
a number of other candidates have
indicated that they will run, that will
not deter Mr. Weathers from mak
ing the race. The names of Siiuire M.
P. Harrelson, Rev. Wilbur Wall, Andy
N’ewton and Marvin Blanton have been
mentioned as probably candidates, but
it is learned that Mr. Blar.ton has
definitely decided not to make the
race at this time. No announcements
have been made as yet, but Mr. Weath
ers says he will stand for re-election,
Shelby Welding Co.
Adds New Machinery
E. N. Ledford of the Shelby Weld
ing Company has added a cylinder;
grinding machine to his plant on
Trade street, built a new office anil
othei wise enlarged and re-arranged
his plant to meet hss growing busi
ness. This new cylinder grinding ma
chine is said to be the only one of its
kind in this county. The work ’hi*
machine does is to re-grind cylinders
of automobiles, making them just l.k^
they left the factory.