North Carolina Newspapers

1926 WH
Of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Farming Section,
Modern Job Department,
Covers Cleveland Completely,
SHELBY, N. C. FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 1626. Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Aft
By mail, per year (in advance) $2.50
Bv nor vear Iin mlvnnerO S'! nit
1925 Census __8,854
Where Industry With
Climate In A Call For You, .
Man Found Has Record That
Checks Closely With Charlie
Ross Missing For 50 Years
Newspapermen Interview “Lost Soup’ And Get Unusual Storv
Ol Wandering.
Has Charlie Ross, the little four
year-old hero of the tragedy of the
at last been found ?
Maybe so; there is a chance.
Down Ln a little hamlet in a p.'r.c
g.ove a short auto ride from Shelby
lives a gray-haired man who’.believe?,
and believes sincerely, that he is
Charlie Ross.
Realising from early childhood that
h" had been stolen, and that the man
and woman who claimed him were not
hi - parents,, this man has spent more
thar. 40 years trying to find out who
he is, and where he came from—has
tried to rend the veil that was drawn
peross his early memory.
And the end of that Ion gtrail is the
lirm belief that he is the lost lad from
The story, the chain of facts t e
man had forged connecting himself up
vith Charlie Ross, holds water. 1‘ is
convincing. But this may be sai l:
whether he is Charlie Ross or not.
.luiius Dellinger, that being the !• -t
oi e’s name, tells one of the most re
markable narratives ever heard, of a
restless and ceaseless wandering over
the earth, scourged in his early youth
hv a brute of a man posing as his
father, and later endeavoring cease
lessly to solve the riddle of his birth.
A representative of The Star vis
ited Dellinger at his home Wednesday
ivght. He found a man of some fifiy
D-’ht years—robust, powerful of
frame, but gray haired, and sumumi
HL by a wife and family of ten chil
One touch of the narrative he r- -
v<a!ed tells something of the ebarao
'"r of this remarkable iridivi lual.
Wr.en the World war broke out al
though past fifty he enlisted. Am1 he
got into the service by dying his ham
a coal black. And he marched with the
colors by the side of his two sons.
Such is the vigor of the man with
which this strange narrative has to
He sat for two hours in his home
ai.d told the story of his life. It is a
stranger story than fiction. He told cf
a life with a man and a woman—
nosing as his parents, the man a
brtte, and the woman living in daily
itrior of him.
Under such conditions ne roamed
o'er the South. When he grew to be
a young man he would every now
arid then beat up his supposed father,
who continually refused to tell him
who he was.
This eternal query, Who am 11
rang in his ears ceasely night and
day for years, and led him finally to
insert an advertisement in a neus
oer asking the question—Who Am
The answer to that letter from the
late Colonel Sharpe, in Statesville, is
a fink in the chain of circumstance
which he ha. forged, leading him to
1 elieve he is Charlie Ross.
A rough outline of the man’s story,
as he has pieced his history together
is this: The curtain rises on him a*
the young (four or five ‘ year old)
child of a man named McHale.
He does not believe that McHale
was his abductor, but he dees believe
that those who stole him turned him
over to McHale and the woman wno
P' sed as MeHale’s wife.
The fact is pretty well established
that two men Mosher and Douglas
stole Charlie Ross. Dellinger believes
chat these men turned him over t >
McHale, and the woman whom Del
I "rer called mother, who was a alar;,
Jane Cathcart.
i raveling with McHale and the
( alhcart woman, the lad turns up in
Gaffney, S. C., at about the same time
that news and pictures of the kidnap
II hg of Charlie Ross were thrilling
die country.
According to the story told by J, 1 •
Cntfney, of Shelby, who lived in Gatf
iicy at that early time, the child st«
sely resembled the published pie
Ho'es of Charlie Ross that certain
People in Gaffney were starting an
investigation when the child was sud
denly spirited away.
Uellinger told The Star representa
i ve that he has a hazy recollection ol
b brig taken away from a place by a
n* Pro. As a matter of fact, according
V1 *he details of the case lie has od
bvted, he was taken from Gaffnes by
a negro, and removed io Belton, Gu.
I here he was joined by McHale i nd
H e Cathcart woman sonu few days
'he story (foes that when the no-,
‘fo who had taken the child away
* "'ii Gaffney returned, the citizens
Vl |e on the point of lynching him. I
v the young child took the nani“ < f
'IcHale, his first name being Coley,
end he went under this name until
*°n>e two years ago when a circum-j
^imre occurred which changed the t:dc
of his life.
hiving in Florida, and wo, led
ceaselessly hy the unei.
to edl
Star Scores Beat
Ors Charlie Roes
So iar :;s any other nowsi
h(r in Uu- world wa* concern! d
I'hi- Star in .its last msuc scoped
a -scoop” on the prooable
i'rjr or i hariie Ross .that
to Ik- a patim-wide slot v,
Published first in The Star
ti:v Story was next mhlished in
the Gastonia Gazef. first daily
to use i.. Since that time Shei
li.v i as been the query centei of
numerous newspapers and ore-,
associations checking up on one
the best human interest stone3
of the year.
Hie story was p rotted to the
bottom ami started by A. la
James of The Star staff, who
daring his newspaper career in
Philadelphia many times Wrote
of te apparently never-ending
mystery of the; Philadelphia
;boy's disappearance and was
well acquainted with the history
i t the case, the story is today
being followed up closely by
JiUinei-ous reporters and now s
paper photographers.
Wednesday night Clarence
Scruggs, Asheville Times re
porter; Bob Bunnell ', new spa
rer photographer. and Renn
Drum, of the Star staff, visited
the man who belie!'es himself
i" be Ross and obtained fix.-jo
him hi< complete story, Meroggs
1 the son of Rev, ,1. R. Scroggs,
former Sht !hy Methodist pas
tor and presiding elder of tins
.Tito in the part-, although
not definitely certain that Del
linger is the missing Ross, are
positive that his story cheeks
closely with the Ross incident.
They were further convinced
that Dellinger was kidnapped
and that his life has been an un
usual one whether or not he is
• Vi*r •. fie inserted an advertifenvertl in 1
a Xorthern paper, asking the question
•■v1,- m am I? and outlining briefly the
h'. tciy of his life.
Colonel Sharpe, of Statesville,
X rth Carolina, answered him and as
a result of the correspondence Me-1
1-Tale went to Statesville. There he j
learned that ’way back in the seven
ties, a child named Julius Dellingei |
h.-o been kidnapped from the States-j
vill.e section; And the circumstances |
soirounding the case were such that;
he then believed that he and this lost :
child were one and the same.
So he took the name of Julius Del- j
linger. And has been known as Julius j
Dellinger ever since. But he subse-;
fluently learned that a youth of that1
name had been buried in Birmingham1
AUburna. years ago at, the age of lit. j
So that he abandoned this trail, as j
the one that would lead him to the re
velation, as to who he was. But he re
toi.led the name.
Throughout his career it had been i
continually1 suggested to him that he
might he the lost lad, Charlie Ross
But he did not seriously entertain this
conception until, in tracing his historv
hack bit by bit, he had the postmaster
in Gaffney. S. C„ post a notice in the
postoffice of that city asking if there
uus anyone thereabouts who knew of
the residence there of the McHales in
the early seventies.
That notice put him in communion
(1 a with J. F. Gaffney, now a resi
dent of Shelby, hut who at that time
lived m the South Carolina city. It
was Mr. Gaffney who recalled the
inculeht of the resemblance between
the hoy who suddenly appeared there
stranger, and that of Charlie Ross.
Dellinger now says there is a pho
tograph owned by Mr. Gaffney's sis
ter. taken about the time he was in
Gaffney, and he is anxious to get hold
f it as it would reveal the identity
between the hoy he was at that time
ii.'d Charlie Ross.
According to. Dellinger s statement,I
Mary Jane Cal heart, whom he called
mother, died of a broken heart, driven,
to despiration by Mcllales cruelty,;
;10 years ago. Later McHale. died.
He has lived in many parts of the
South, moving about restlessly. Most
,,]• his life was spent in. Florida,
where he was a nepuiy mu-iui m
Jacksonville and a detective. He mar
led in Florida.
He now lives in Denver, a little vil
lage not far from Charlotte, where he
j> it carpenter and brick mason.
The man may not be Charlie Ross;
but there is a gambling- chance he is.
But in any event he is a lost soul, and
he is sincerely and earnestly seeking
t. ,'statdisfi his identic
I Stamp Tax Comes
Off Of Deeds On
Monday, March 29
On amt after Monday March
j ‘’Pth, the revenue stamp will not
| have to be affixed to needs >f
I conveyance, according to Post
master J, H, Quinn, who has re
ceived notice front the U. S.
Treasury Department and so no
'died register of deeds K. L.
Weather at the Court House,
i Congress has repeated this war
; measure which was inaugurated
to raise war revenue. The news
w ll be learned with pleasure in
Shelby where real estate has be
come so active. The revenue tax
is taken off of a number of oth
er documents, but it concerns
custom ports and does not di
rectly affect local people. The
revenue .stamp, on documents ha
been gradually disappearing. It
went off of notes about a year
ago. Now it comes off ol deeds
of conveyance made on and aft
er Monday. Deeds dated prior to
that time must bear the stamps.
Ninth Grad? Place* .More Students on
Coveted List Than Any Other
Section of High School.
The honor roll for the Shelby High
school for the past month shows that
41 boys and girls attained te covet
ed distinction of the honor listing.
Of vhe 44 only nine were bays.
The*roll ivy grades follows:
Orade 8-1—Margaret Vanstory,
Mndie Gillespie. Mae Ellen McBraver.
Robert Gidney, Alex Gee, Mary
Frances Carpenter, Dorothy King.
Grade 9-1—Milan Bridges, Lee Roy
Ledford. Billy McKnight, William
Webb. Boneta Browning, Selma Bran
ton, Kate Bridges, Lucie Bridge
Freelove Crawford, Mar.ha Fsk
■l' ge. Eva Hamrick, Minnie King,
Sara Richbourg, Lallage Shull, Eth
iern Webb.
Grade 9-2—Sara Best, Mddred Har
ris. Verda Wright.
Grade 10-1—Margaret Blanton. Jr
c.:e Bridges, Alice James, Hi ion
I f ughridge, Maude Rollins, Madge
Sperling, Zelta Sipe.
Grade 11-1——Jennie Mae Calla
han. Ruth Gladden, Kate Grieg, Lela
Hoyle, Dorothy McKnight. Charlotte
Tedder. Bloomfield Kendall.
Grade 11-2—Gene Cleidenin, Ro
berta Royster, Myrtle Crawford.
Grade 11-3—Attie Mac Eskridge,
Steve Woodson.
School At Lattimore
Closes Next Week
Ku-h Padgett to Deliver Sermon and
Clyde Hoey Literary Address
At School Closing.
Lattimore High school will close
m\< week, the commencement exer
c'ses to be held March 28th to April
2nd. Invitations ahve been issued
which show that a pageant will be ren
dered in which 600 pupils will take
part. Rev. Rush Padgett will de
li 'or the annual sermon and Clyde
R. iioey the literary address. Pro
gram is as follows:
Sunday, March 28th. 2:20 P. M,
Pennon—Rev. Rush Padgett, Shelby,
X. C.
Wednesday Evening, March 511st,
8 o'olcck—Class Day Exercises.
Thursday Morning, April st, 10:30
o’clock—Readers contest.
Thursday P. M. 2:00 o’clock—Dc
domation Cointest.
Thursday Evening, 8:00 o’clock—>I
Pageant by 600 pupils.
!• riday Morning, April 2nd, 11:00
o’tlock, Literary address—Hon. C. R.
Hoey, Shelby, N. C.
Dinner on the ground.
Firday P. M. 2:00 o’clock—Graduating
Fridday Evening 8:00 o’clock, Four
A"i Play—Out of Court.
Edgaronian: Wilbur Wilson Chief;
F.liijah Brooks, Willie Falls, Asst.,
Purnette Hunt.
Newton: Paul Wilson, Austin, Aus
tin Jones, Lillian Cabaniss, Asst.
Chief; Madge Wright.
Class Roll—— Lillah Maye Crawley,
Mildred Belle Cabaniss, Olin C.
Crcen, Thelma Lee Horne, Stella
Francis Jones, John L. Kennedy
Zeuher Ree Lovelace, Lala Estelle
Martin, James Spurgeon Rayburn
Marion Thomas Champion, Glenn G.
Grigg. Janies Nesbit Harris, Julia
L. Jones. Mattie Lou Johnson, Mary
Elizabeth Lovelace, Maxine Melton,
Alien Columbus Melton. Imogeno
Wilson, Clara Blooma Wright.
At Central Methodist Church.
Special decision day services will be
held at Central Methodist church at
10 a. m. by the pastor for the primary,
junior and intermediate departments
of the Sunday school.
A r 11 a. m., Rev. F. D. Short, DD.,
of Ne v York city will puucli.
; Dr. Short Dr ivers Long Vddriss Ap
pealing for Less Prejudice and
More Religion.
‘j’Udigion in Kasim .s' wa tin- b
ject nf an inspiring addte - by !>r.
Pram is B. Short of New \ oi k In f< a
the Khvanis club on Thu.-day night
w hero he was heard by l"1* Kiwun
i'its and their guests, including a
number of ladies and 'i.>n-mend>ei
merchants. Dr, Short made an uopeal
for the elimination of prejudice in
business, religion and. polities, an I
made many straight from the shoul
der remarks, taking a juo at hitio
bound partisans. It was an address
full of humor a.; well a. wholesome
business doctrine. Dr. Short declared
that lie gave up the min' try when his
voice got so weak that lie could not
hold out to preach two hours, hut he
seemed to have regained his vocal
powers arid endurance and although
having spoken 80 times since firs, of
January, held ou. for an hour and a
nonrter. His audience, however, gave
him the host of attention and declar
ed that his address was one of the
most wholesome ever heard here. Dr.
Short is being sent over the country
by the J. C. Penney company: organ! -
7.i tion to do what good he van in elirn
:n?ting prejudice in business and
instilling religious principles in mer
chandising and manufacturing.
Dr. .short declared that when rc
• iigipn is practised in business, l ie
pi iblenis of the nation will be solved.
Men who work want a ympatlndi.
relationship with men and capital that
furnish employment. It isn’t boy
much you get.- but what yen do With
i* when you get it and he announced
tie new 'business principle that is b* •
ire; inaugurated today for a divis .-n
of profits with the men who help make
wealth. Dr. Short declared that John
D. i.ockefeller is the only rich man of
tn *: generation who has inherited a
fortune which did not m ike a fool >f
h'-n because Rockefeller distributes
bis profits with his employes and
gives them shorter hours if employ
ment . Men can't make millions with
out the help of others and Dr. Shi rt
declared that the men who help make
such fortunes should share in the
profits because they furnish the phy
sical energy and spiritual power. lie
put great stress on service for others,
pointing to the Salvation army which
did more for the soldiers oversea,;
than any denomination, having in
mind always what it could do for oth
ers and not what it would get out of
them. He expressed no confidence m
a mu mvho amasses a fortune and lots
the laborers go empty handed. H’s
formula on how to be successful v a -:
be industrious, sagacious. work, be
thrifty and economise. While takirg
a dig at Democrats, he held up Bry
an and Wilson as two of the fi\e
greatest men America had ever pro
duced and closed with an appeal for
fair dealing and a more human rela
tionship between employer and c-av
Well Known Man Of
Fallston Id Dead
Mr. Phillip Wrigin, one of the lust
men that ever lived in Cleveland
county, according to the many friend.;
who knew hint, died there Sunday at
the age of 72 years. following a
stroke of paralysis which confined
him to bed for two months. He joined
Friendship church in early life a id
was a most consecrated Christian.
His wife died about a month ago and
his sister-in-law Miss Rebec a
Wright is seriously ill at his home
He is survived by three chilo’rin
namely Mrs. Yiney Leonhard, of Lin
coln county; Miss Lizzie Wright and
Mr. Avery Wright of Fallston. He
leaves two brothers, Messrs Noah and
Andy Wright, who live in the Hub
ton community.
Nolan To Stage
Big Auction Sale
Among the big real estate trad'd g
events of the current glad season, is
an auction slated to be held April 'ini
by the J. B. Nolan company.
This is the second auction sale the
Nolan company will have put on this
year, the first, as has been recorded,
having been an unqualified success.
The forthcoming event' will be put
on by the Carolina Land company, for
five Nolans, selling a big tract of land
ir. South Shelby. It is the MeEntuc
property that is going on the block,
a tract some 40 acres in extent.
Mr. Nolan stales that there is a
road frontage on this property of
some 2,000 feet. This frontage wid be
sub-divided into building, out the rear
of the tract will be devoted to larger
acreage, fitted for small farms.
Flay at Beams Mill.
A play entitled "Deacon Dubbe*'
will be presented Friday night April
2. String band music will be furnish■
td. Admi. ion !■ cents.
Rev. L. R. Pruett Here Sunday
t.< v. Lee R. Pruett, native of Clev-j
eland county who was pastor of the !
N.nth Avenue Baptist church in
i Charlotte for .*12 years, will fill the
pulpit at the First Baptist church,
Shelby bn Sunday in the absence of
the fiakter, Rev. Zeno Wall who is
: e inductir:pr a ten-day revival meeting
1 at Brown Memorial meeting:, tVinstm.
j Salem. Rev. Mr. Pruett is held in
1 highest esteem in Cleveland. The
people are proud of him for the re
markable record he has made in the
ministry. He recently rvngned hi.-:
charge in Charlotte to take a much
needed rest. Today he is regarded as
one of the outstanding Baptist min
isters of the state and will no doubt
be heard here by a large congrega
tion of people from the town and
Grand Jury Clears Up Visit
Made To Home Of Tony Porcelli
Niult \ i^i(or> V\ ho Warned Tony
We:e Not Robed and Acted Only
As Citizens.
| The matter < f the visit by nignfc
to the !.• me i>f Tony iWcelli, ice
; cream vender, wherein it was .said
j Tony woe advised to leave town, hnv
icon denied up by the Superior
court gri nd jury headed by Mr. R. I,.
Mauney. .
Foliowing the general report of the
visit Judge James L. Webb presiding
, over Superior court here, ordered an
inycsU- at ion of the matter by the
! grand jury. Their report was turned
lie Thursday afternoon after a care-'
fnl investigation of the entire niat
[ ler. ■
i he main fact ' in brief derived
f1 -nii the report are:
The \ isitors to Toney's home were
not klansmea. or did not represent
them: elves as such.
Tin > w ere not robed or masked.
Tony is ;l law-abiding citizen and
permits his daughter to read English
Rihie although she is Catholic.
The daughter was not found to lie
ill-treated. Tony frightened at the"
visit by night, told the grand jury he
could not remember that he was or
dered to leave town.
The visitors were individual citi
zens according to grand jury findings
and represented no organizations
w batsoe ver.
l ocal officer- tendered Tony all
protection possible.
That the individual who told Tony
to join a Christian church (old him
that privately on another occasion j
from the visit, and that as a state
ment by an individual citizen does net
constitute a violation of the criminal
Citizenship and grand jury con
demns the unscrupulous act.
Every man in the county shall
have the privilege to worship God ac
cording to the dictates of hi sown con
science with none to molest or make
him afraid.
Complete Report
The report by the grand jury fol
lows in full as in veil under *he sign
a*ure of R. L. Mauney foreman:
“We the Grand Jury of Cleveland
County, respectfully report that, pur
suant to the "dir vt'oin eoTrniiied m
Your Honor’s charge, we have made
a oiligent and thorough investigation
of the alleged visit (f cert tin persons
to the home of Tony Porcclli on the
n*ght of March 11th, 192->, and that!
we have examined, under oath, many
witnesses and have sought, and inves
tigated all possible sources 01 informa
11 111. VYfc ilad lit, I 111;, i oii-,1 j
Jtrt’. an of the Catholic faith, camp to
the United States about la’.) and
tha'. he renioved to Sht-lby ulfoul four
yours afro arid that silt ■ that time
he has resided in Shelby with his
family which consists of ,;is wif• ard
four children, the oldest b."n,t a dau
ghter Marie I’oreelii, ,u'ol fifteen
ye. i.-. We further find that Poreelli
is Dow and has been engage! far sev
eral years in the bus>ne- of peddling
ie • i ream and other wanes fn i i a wag
on ur.d that hi: ha teen a law -abid
irg, industrious and pcuC,l'._d citizen.
We further find that Marie Poreelli
who has completed the 'tilth yade in
the public schools of Shelby ami who
is qualified for admission to the six
th grade but has been prevented dur
ing the past year from attending
school owing to the necessity of her
aiding her mother in earing for the
younger children of the family, pur
chased an English new testament
about a year ago and that she reals
the same frequently, without any ob
je. tion on the part of her family.
We further find that many months
ago an unfounded rumor was circu
lated to the effeei that Tony Poreelli
had stricken his daughter, Mario
Poreelli, with a wash tub and that cer
tain neighbors acting upon their own
initiative and upon that alone* made
an investigation for the purpose of
laying the matter before the County
Welfare Agent, hut that upon this in
vestigation the rumor proved base
less and nothing was done in con
nection therewith.
We further find from the testi
mony of Toney Poreelli that at or
about 11 o’clock P. M. on the night
of March 11th, 1926, certain persons
to us unknown, dressed in the usual
civilian fashion, came to the home of
lorry Forcetu in a roru touring car
anl, having stopped in front thereof
or the street, called for Porcelji sev
eral times and that Tony Poreelii,
upon the third call, went to the door
<>f his house and that one of occu
pants of the car got out and went to
the edge of Poreelii porch which is
situated some twelve or fourteen
feet from the street and that an
other occupant of the car got out and
stood in the street in front of Por
ceiii's house. Poreelii was unable to
state whether there Were other in
this party. The man who went to
Porcelli’s porch/ told Prtrcelli that
“we, citizens of the town, have, heard
and understood that you have burp
ed a Bible and have mistreated your
children and have made your daugh
ter wash on Sunday.” Poreelii tlure
H.omums.d on -
I><hm Draws Eight Months in Gang
( amp Hi Id-1 p. Barn Burner
(.ets Two Years.
I radically all of the criminal doc
|kpt "f lh‘* spring term of Superior
j'°urt was completed Thursday after
! noon, leaving1 one case to be tried be
j for(‘ taking up the civil calendar Fri
] day.
Wednesday and a portion of Thurs
day was taken up in hearing the evi
dence in the charges against L.
Cody and Crawford Deane of prison
I breach, highway robbery and assault.
! ll"' charges, it will be rememberer
I were connected with the freeing of
Dillard Dean, Crawford's brother,
from the No. 0 convict camp last full.
| Both state and defense presented
,-trong cases. Attorney Jack Dillard,
j veteran barrister of Murphy, and
; Horace Kennedy represent,ng the dc
j fcndants. A verdict of guilty was re
| turned by the jury and Judge Webb
! sentenced Cody to 12 months and
! Dean to eight months on the countv
i roads.
The charge against Grover Ray,
| colored, charging him with burning
the barn and cotton of Mr. A. M.
I aimer, attracted much interest in
trial. Evidence disclosed that Ray
became angry at Mr. Palmer and a
colored man over division of some
cotton, lhat night the barn with a
leg amount of cotton was burned,
i lia-v "as found guilty and given a
two year sentence. He is a native of
Blacksburg, S. C.
Sentences Friday.
i Before taking up the civil calendar
, Friday morning Judge James L. Wel.'i
; passed sentence on convicted defen
1 duntr of the preceding day.
Archie McNeill, who ’nought the
wife of a Lexington man here some
time back wag given three months on
the roads. The woman who was eon
vo-ted in recorder’s court, was after
a conference with her husband, it is
understood, permitted to return to
i former hofne with her husband,
; Hn sincerity of the reunited family
being responsible for the legal aid to
i the act.
j In the auto larceny case against
| Henry Padgett and Will Gamble, Pad
; Was sentenced to not less than
1 18 months nor more than two years in
i state prison. It appearing from
i evidence submitted in court by compe
tent physicians and others that young
Gamble was suffering from tubercular
k la tie vs and bladder, an order wivs
avrangerl by the court whereby.'he will
be sent to the state prison and ihans
ferved from that place to the state
sanatorium for a year’s treatment
tor the tubercular trouble there.
In the store-breaking case of up
per Cleveland, Tom Justice was given
12 months and Clem Davis six months,
while it is likely that Pressley Self
"ill be transferred to the hospital de
portment of the state prison or to the
state sanatorium.
Ed. Dixon Announces
For County Sheriff
Mr. Ed Dixon, of Belwood, and a
citizen well known over the county, in
this issue announces his candidacy for
the office of high sheriff of Cleve
1'ud county subject to the will of the
Democratic voters in the primary.
Mr. Dixon, son of the well-known
t apt. Ed Dixon, Confederate veteran,
has been a deputy sheriff of the coun
ty for 10 years and court officer in
Shelby for the same period. In his
service as an officer he has followed
the strict line of duty and bears the
re cord of being a good officer. He is a
prominent farmer and business man
in his section and is a high official
cf the Junior order and has been con
nected with many progressive moves
in the Belwood section.
He says that he decided to be a can
didate nearly two years ago through
the request and urging of friends. Of
lteent months friends have, continu
ously, he says, advanced the idea that
he be a candidate for the office and
I this week he consented to tiieir advice
r.nd publicly announces that if elected
he “will serve without fear or favor.”
Auction Sale Near
Resort Development
'l he Shelby Real Estate Company
*s potting on an auction sale extra
ordinary April first, a big traet of
property on the Cleveland Springs
read to be sold by the Cyclone Auc
tion company, a Forest City company
well known in Shelby.
The property to be knocked down
n tn highway 20, the big paved
thoroughfare, fronting 1225 feet on
the boulevard. It is known as the Jim
Allen property.
Colonel Foster, of the Cyclone
forces, will wield the gavel.
This will be the second auction sab>
this season for the Shelby Real
E.'tatt* company, and advanced com
ment indicates it will catch the tu«
tfc’isJjdMu of the bu- lug public.

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