SHELBY S BUILDING PROGRAM IN 1925 TOTALLED THREE MILLION DOLLARS—1926 WHAT? MAKE A CITIZEN OF EVERY VISITOR.
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VOL. XXXIV, No. 44
“Covers Cleveland Completely.”
SIIELBY, N. C. MONDAY, APRIL 12, 1926. Published Monday, Wednesday and
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|)r. .F B. Lattimore is Elected Pre
sident—All Doctors Assigned
Lines of Work.
Iii order to maintain the American
Hospital standard which ha- boon
reached by the Shelby Hospital,
there was a meeting of the physi
cians and surgeons at the hosp.tal
Friday night at which time all doc
tnrs were assigned particular work
in which they are most proficient.
• Hr. E. B. Lattimore was elected pro
s'.dent of the hospital staff. Dr. \Y.
F. Mitchell vice president and I)r.
Sam Schenck, secretary-treasurer.
Drs. Scruggs, Harbisipn and
Schenck are staff surgeons; Dr. E.
W. Gibbs, Dr. E. A. Houser, Dr. Reu
ben McBrayer and Dr. It. Ellis
compose the medical staff; Dr. \Y.
F. Mitchell and Dr. T. G. Hamrick
the staff on diseases of children; Dr.
F. B. Lattimore, Dr. Ben Gold and
Dr. G. M. Gold on obstetrics; Dr. Tom
Gold on eye, ear, nose and throat.
The hospital is receiving splendid
co-operation on the part of the phy
siciaiis and surgeons and they and
the public generally arc proud of the
fact that the institution has reached
a recognized standard among Ameri
to Meet Soon
Pursuant to the order made by th«
State Democratic Executive Commi
ttee. Democratic precinct meeting
are hereby called for C leveland coun
ty on Saturday. April 17. 1926,' at 2
o’clock P. M., at which time the De
mocrats of Cleveland county will-as
semble at their respective precincts
and elect five of their number to ser
ve as the democratic precinct execu
tive committee for the ensuing two
The Democratic county convention
will be held at the Court H.>u in
Shelby on Saturday, April 21. 1920,
at 3 o’clock P. M,, at which time d le
gates will be elected to represent the
democracy of Cleveland county at the
State Democratic Convention, to b“
held in Raleigh on April 29; and for
th" transaction of any and all busi
n°ss that may come before the con
The democrats of Cleveland county
are urged to attend both the democra
tic precinct meetings and the. county
convention upon the dates named.
This April 10, 1926.
0. M. MULL,
Chairman Executive Committee.
Passed On Monday
“'Beck's Fountain” is ho more.
Monday saw the passing of oite o!
the city's oldest and best known bn
marks, the fountain building on the
east, corner of the court square. Old.
«r residents say that the fountain
l ouse, made famous over the state
I ;• Col. Wade Harris, Observe r editor,
was erected in 1890. Many of Shelby s
)i idirg business men first entered
business life there selling the famed
Mineral water. Around the caves toie
and wisdom beyond measure haw
►.. disoensed there along with the
water. The fountain derived its m r
u.anent name from the late H. Bees
(. uinn, its owner of many years and
a man whose conversational ability
; ‘fact-ed many there.
So accustomed were many older le
ldents to the little wooden build ng
and its memories dating back to days
" ben Shelby was only a sleepy coin
tv scat town that dozens gather<■■1
ihereabouts Monday morning \v ilc
the building was being Pun a wav O'
eaunty convict forces and discuss- 1
C’e history of the spot and folks con
nected with it.
Hoey Wins $21,000
Verdict in Catawba
Clyde R. Hoey spent most of last
Week in Catawha county where be ap
peared in a legal contest lor 1>. M
Carpenter, Mrs. P J Kluttz and i ll
ers against the Western Carolina
Power company over 77 acres ot land
Ivieg on the Catawba river above the
Oxford Shoal power development. M'
lloty came out victorious, winning a
verdict for his land-owning client < l
?’l 000. The land in question lies on
the Cataawba river and has potent.ai
water power which the land owneis
contended they would be deprived o, li
’he power company were allowed to
take the land at actual value. . •>•
Hoey is thinking of appealing me
case to the Supreme court. 1 he.case
was heard before appraisers at N»\\
tort and the hearing of testimony c-.m
sumed a number of days.
WATCH FOR THE
‘‘GOOD BAD GIRL"
iN THE STA>
Shelby Church Sued Again
By Former Pastor, C. B. Way
I P In Lexington Thursday, April 22.
Asks For !
I'K' suit of Rey. C. B. Way,
■ rmer pastor of the Methodist
I’ri’te tant church in West Shelby,
against the church for Lack sai
:;|y h t-’aims due him will be air
ed ir a Davidson county court at
Lexington, according to informa
tion reaching here,
The complaint was first filed
here, ' but at the last term of
court a voluntary non-suit was
taken by the plaintiff. Some un
oeiv.uod that this was the end of
the case, However, a Lexington
disj atch says a complaint has
keen filed in the office of the
clerk of Superior court there by
Lev. Mr. Way against the trus
tees of the chur h here for unpaid
dary of $328.08. Tl e complaint
; lieges that the plaintiff was ac
crpted as pastor of the Shelby
church for a period of one year
was to receive SI, 100 salary:
tIrat only $771.1)5 was paid him,
and he asks judgment for the re
The case has been set for
Thursday, April 22, at 10 ocfock
in court at Lexington. It was an
nounced in Shelby Saturday that
summons had been sent here fo:
the three trustees of the church.
Messrs. J. T. Ramsey, Amos
(lantt and A R .Chapman. Th?
plaintiff will be represented by
Wither’and YYalser and A. J.
Newton, Lexington attorneys, it
The case was non-suited here
and moved to Lexington, it
is said, to eliminate the neces
sity for making trips to Shelby.
Luther Burbank, horticulturist and
known the world over as the “Plant
\\ .zard,” died Sunday at Santa Rosa.
California, amid the flowering, hlooiaj
and plants that he created for the
And in. crossing the bar for un
known port Burbank passed into a
l'fe he believed did not exist. Just one
'week before his death he said he could
not believe in a life after death.
He declared sometime back that he
was an infidel, but believed in Christ
and his wofk, Christ also being an in
fidel according to his belief fortified
by a vigorous examination, which had
its - roots as deep as the flowers and'
plants he tended.
Mr. Burbank always declared that
hiS object in increasing the yield of j
plants was to better the condition etc
His.fejl.pw.men and he died believing
“we must look for survival only
ir the spirit of the good we have I
done in passing through life."
“If it has been a good, life it has
beer sufficient,’’ he held. "The is no
ue. d for another. Once here and gone
;he human life has served its purpose.
"The universe is not big enough to
contain all the human- souls and the
other living beings that have been
here for their short span. A the ny
of personal resurrection or reincar
nation of the individual is untenable
when we but pause to consider the
11. gni.ude of the idea.”
Recognition of the existence “of a
(rreat universal power” was admitted
by the horticulturist, but he declared
»'■- did not “even begin to comprehend |
He said he was a “lover of Christ j
us a man and his works * ; but1
nevertheless he was an infidel iken
:'as I am an infidel today.”
Mr. Burbank’s expression of bis
vP-ws of religion and reincarnation
v.ere said to have been called forth by
: i tides quoting his friend, Henry
Ford, as declaring his faith in the
i t he;>sophist theory of reincarnation.
For Dixon Talk
Adviin.cc indications arc that a
' la’f'c crowd of Shelby and Cleveland
i rouiity people will gather at the court
I incise'.'hero Thursday night at 8 o'clock
|f. i,car Thomas Dixon, famous author
' native of the county .make ar.
‘'address on “The Rising South.”
Mr. Dixon is touring the state mak
ing addresses in numerous towns and
it! only fitting that he he heard by
large crowd in the town he lived in
wh h a boy. What’s more those who
knew him years ago are acquainted
with the fact that he is one of the
j nvosi entertaining talkers ever to go
j forth from this section.
Best Places New
Cabinet On Market
In this issue of The Star John M.
Bo. t Furniture company is advertising
new Hoosier kitchen cabinet, just de
■ igned and placed upon the market.
The Hoosier people have designed this
cabinet at a moderate price, to ap
peal to the housewife anxious to se
en, e this convenience for the kitchen,
but who feels unable to pa ythe ptict
'hose articles of household furniture
have heretofore brought.
]t is a movement in line with the
modern tendency of manufacturers to
pin e goods upon the market, in touch
with the moderate pocketbook. Mr.
Rest has the new article on display,
and judging by its appearance it
should meet with the-wholeheaited
,. , ,1 . to. I.u..11 liOU-o". It' .
Seems Likely Now
From Shelby Talk
Two Proposed Leagues Being Discuss
ed Feeling of Fans is
Shelby may have summer baseball.
That is the talk of recent days and
realty dealers arid promoters of de
velopment projects around Shelby are
giving it a kindly ear. Baseoall would
be an added attraction for the sum
mer months and would help some in
keeping many of the summer visitors.
Along with the new golf course being
budt at Cleveland Springs summer
brseball would furnish amusement!
aplenty for visitors fond of outdoor
Vv hat’s more one plan under dis
cussion calls for six games each week j
or every afternoon entertainment.
The two plans being considered are: ,
the Western Carolina league of last!
year with two added clubs, and a:
league composed of North and South!
Carolina teams playing faster brand !
Word comes from Newton that an
organization nas been perfected there
with Wade Leftler, fromer Washington
world champions pitcher, as mana
ger. Hickory, Lineolnton, Morganton
and Lenoir are said to bo supporting
the plan with Shelby being the sixth
club. Just how this arrangement will
work out remains to be seen.
The other loop, which seems likely
would be composed probably of Galf
ney, York, Gastonia. Shelby, Forest
City. Kings Mountain, and perhaps
Bock Hill and others. Messrs. D. W
Royster, Ben Suttle and Frank Hoey
art sounding out athletic supporters
of the various towns suggested and
definite arrangements may be made
in the next few weeks.
(Special to The Star)
Sunday April 11, 1926 was a great
day with the Baptist church at Pai*
terson Springs when the last of the
church building debt was paid off. All
t he members of the church present
went home rejoicing when it was an>
nounced that the dedication services
-would be held on the Second Sunday
in May. Rev. W. O. Johnson, of Rich-,
moral, Va., was invited to preach the
dedication sermon, Rev. D. G. Wash
burn was also invited to take part in
This little church with 140 members
started out in May 1023 to erect a
new church building. The little brick
veneered church building consisting
cf nine Sunday school rooms and ar.
auditorium together with its heating
plant and furniture including interest
on the indebtedness cost around $9,
000. With a little outside assistance
th;s was all paid for in a little le*s
than three years. The records show
tnat $2,200 of this was paid in during
tne Last 30 days.
MILLIONS OF FISH FOR
BACK WATERS OF CATAWR.%
Gastonia.—In preparation to start
work on stocking the back waters of
the Catawba river in this county with
millions of fish, J. II. Stone, of Wil.
mington, who is the assistant commis
sioner of North Carolina, spent Wed
nesday in conference with fishermen
of the county. He discussed the law
which proposes to protect the white
perch and bass out of season. • Mr.
Stone visited the backwaters of the
Southern Power company develop
Manufacturers Record (o Carry Ar
ticle on Agricultural Progress
of This County.
Cleveland county’s aerieuFurnl j
achievements will bo heralded abroad
in an advertisement to appear at an |
early date in the Manufacturer* He- |
cord, the leading journal uX it* kind in
America. Fred P. Abbott, industual
agent for the Seaboard Ins written the
Shelby Chamber of commerce, which
by thi' way, does not exist yet, for in
formation touching on th» agricul
tural side of Cleveland. Such infor
mation as the county's supremacy in
cotton, rural lighting, dairying, poul
try, potatoes, etc., were promptly
furnished on Saturday to Mr. Abbott
win is preparing the advertisement
,o be run at the expense of the Sea
board Air Fine railroad.
Mr. Abbott called for all available
information pertaining lo Cleveland's
much heralded agricultural progress- !
but with no chamber of commerce or- !
sranized and no concrete information
in pamphlet form, it was with some
diffaulty that such information was
assembled and rushed with all possible
speed in response i.o a telegram call
ing for a reply by next mail. It is pie
sumed that the Seaboard is planning n
Series of advertisements touching on
the resources of the counties along j
its lines and Cleveland is fortunate to
get such publicity without cost. i
The following article- has been Riv
en to The Star by J. O. Newton,
county superintendent, who, believ
ing it contains sound and wholesome
logic, requests that it be published.
Time was when the education of
youth centered around the “three
R’s.” Not only d d teaching revolve
around this trio but it confined it
self solely to it. That day is past. We
have discovered there are Some things
as vitally necessary to education—
the development of character and
physique, a simulation for truth,
the promotion of dear thinking and
Today Reading. Writing and Arith
metic are basic as ever. But ;t is a
more rounded training that develops
reasoning and fosters individuality.
We have outgrown primitive educa
Likewise our attitude toward living
lias changed. We build better homes;
iwe have reduced our working hours
and increased our social activities.
Our playgrounds have supplanted
the alleys for our boys and our parks
afford the p.cnie grounds for our ci
tizens. School buildings have become
the Community Center for play and
social recreation and the headquar
ters for adult education and training.
VVe have come from an existing to
::n evolving life, We are striving to
make education a means to wisdom.
Today the school hbuje is the mea
suring rod of progress. Often it is
the architectural pride of the com
munity. It is equipped beyond the
dreams of a generation ago. Class
rooms and subject matter no longer j
repel pupils. Compulsory attendance i
j laws do not account for the yearly!
pyram ding of school attendance.
The teacher personality, combined
wi h fresh air, sunshine and good
i cheer arc impelling. Physical devel
opment is encouraged, the practical
in education stressed and the ctiltur
! al s’d3 of life emphasized. Music, art
and drama have become an import-1
i ant part of the curriculum. Founds-1
tions are laid for better and more |
abundant liv.ng and a finer spirit of j
These influences reach beyond the
pupil into the home. More and more
are we bringing the school into rela
tionship with the family. The Par
ent-Teacher Assoc.ations have prov
ed the connecting link. They are an
evidence of the growth of a common
interest in educational work.
Our school are the mirrors of our
national progress. It is one of the
blessings of our democracy that we
keep these schools pliant, responsive
to the country's growth. Wo are of
those who feel that the “three R’s”
have not suffered by the change hut
that a great stride has been taken
beyond them. We have added to these
the “three ( "s”—Character, Culture
The “Enriching of the ‘Three R’s’
is a story not only of educational
progress hut likewise community
To Hold Rutherford Court.
Salisbury, April 11.—.ludge R. Lee j
Wright left today for Rutherfordton
where he will preside over a term
of civil court, having been named by
Governor McLean to hold tin".- court
fr>r u wed.
Cooli^e Honors Rifle Champ
Coolldg. i* pinning a medal on Sam Moore IS ol Newton
world churnpton ritle allot, who made JtXiO consecutive hiU
Young Shelby Boys to Engage in Beauty
Contest; to Make Rudolph Valentino Blush
Siaeomb and other well-knot.n
btands of hatr grease for men should
lci; well in Shelby Friday.
In the evening of that day school
boy:-- of South Shelby, id years and
older, will try to decide which one of
them would have been "September
Morn ' if they hud been girls. No,
they’ll not undress like the famous
beauty, but they’ll not miss it far.
They’re going to dress as girls and
the idea is to see which will make the
It’s this way: They need money for
their athleite equipment in the South
Shelby school and Friday evening nt
7:,10 the boys over 12 will dress as
girls and stage a beauty contest. Ad
nvsrion of 10 cents for children and
15 cents for adults will be charged.
The boy who is decided upon as the
most beautiful ’.girl” will get a prize
that will be prised by any young base
bail player, und the funds will be used
to purchase baseball equipment.
The only difference between the
Allantic City contest and this one,
the boys ray, will be that they'll be
prettier “girls” than the girls there.
Naturally, the public is cordially in
An extra attraction of the evening
will be a special musical program
furnished by professor Sinclair and
hir fine high school orchestra.
Get your seat early, but don’t flirt
with the “girls” on the stage. r.e!
may look like a flapper and not be
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Shelby Boy’s Trunks
Burn at Davidson
According to a news dispatch from
Davidson college fire was discovered
at 10:30 o’clock Thursday night m a
room occupied by Hugh M. Arrowoou
end John P. McKnight, resulting in
two trunks and contents and inciden
tals being destroyed The room was in
Watts dormitory, which, is fireproof,
and the flames were thus confined to
the one room.
It is believed that tin* fire \vr.B
caused by a cigarette being laid on the
table, later falling into a trash bas
ket, which was close to the two trunk?
Arrowood was at his home in Shelby
while McKnight had left rbout 20
minutes before the fire was disco\er
ed for Charlotte. MoKnight does not
Clover Hill New*
of Late Interest
(Special to The Star)
The farmers are getting along
nicely with their plowing almost
re|dy to p lant when it gets warm
er weather. We have had a nice rain
to fix the land to plant in. The flu
is all gone at last but the whooping
cough is going for the little ones.
Every body is well as usual except,
Mr. Ambros Queen who is not im
proving very fast.
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Queen were vi
sitors of Mrs. Queen’s father Mr.
George Newton Saturday night.
Mrs. L. B. Queen and family were
visitors of Mr. J. A. Freeman and her
father at "Spindale, Saturday night
and they motored to Chimney Rock
and on to Hendersonville.
The Sunday school at Clover Hill
is growing nicely now since the flu
lias gone. The prayer meeting they
have every Wednesday night is fine.
Hope every one will do his part to
keep it going.
Ira Green Buried
At New Hope Church
Mr. Ira J. Greene, 68 years of age,
was buried Saturday afternoon at 2
o’clock at New Hope Baptist church
Earl, the funeral services being con
din ted by Rev. John W. Suttle and
Rev. G P Abernethy Mr Green was
never married and had been making
his home with a relative, Mr Nathan
Gamp of Grover, where he died Thurs
day. Mr. Greene was born October 18,
1867 and joined the New Hope church
about 12 years ago. He was a kind
hearted, honest and esteemed citizen
ir, the lower part of the count”
where he was known. He is survived
by one sister, Mrs. John Pruett of
Patterson Springs, and two brothers,
George W. Greene, of Grover, and
Jacob Green of Earl. One sister, Mrs.
Lawson Wilson and one broth, r Mon •
roe-Grt'ene preceded ban u. the efu’,tv
Two High School Teams Hay Big
Time Ball in Tilt Here on Sat
The steady work of Jack Hoyle,
Shelby mound act, enabled the Shel
by H'ghs to defeat Charlotte here
Saturday afternoon 2 to 1 in a game
played unusually well for high
Despite the cool weather one of the
largest crowds of the season was in
'attendance and was offered a brand
of bull hardly expected by them.
During the nine frames Hoyle
ontinually curt a damper on Queen
: City hopes by whiffing 15 batters.
Several times poor fielding behind
him placed the hurler in tight places
from which he emerged by the strike
out route. In addition to the many
strikeouts the youngster gave up
only two hits. Close behind him in
twirling honors was the rival mounds
man, who struck out five Shelby hit
ters and allowed only three safeties.
Ranking next to Hoyle’s twirling
as the afternoon feature was the bril
1 ant play of the entire Charlotte in
field. their fast work cutting down
j numerous drives labelled for hits and
' not a bobble was checked up against
t them during the game. The play of
! Cline Owens Lee around shortstop
land his one hit at the plate remind
ed fans Considerablly of his brother,
Cline, two years all state shortstop
and one of the best baseball players
ever produced here.
In the seventh with neither team
registering at the plate Shelby fill
ed the bases on an error, sacrifice
and two wild heaves. Grigg, Shelby
second sucker, came through with a
Texase leaguer over third scoring
Shelby’s only runs. CLeve Cline se
: cured Shelby’s third hit in the
eighth. Charlotte scored in the ninth
.following an error, a late throw and
and overthrow at third.
AVOIDS HORRIBLE DEATH
BY PRESENCE OF MIND
Greensboro, April H.—Frank Clegg
acred 35, flagman on an Atlantic and
Yadkin freight train, thought his
time had come yesterday when he fell
from the front of a locomotive, pass
ing through Vandalia, a village 15
miles south of here. With great pres
ence of mind the man contorted hii
body, the wheels passed within a few
inches of his head. He suffered se
vere injuries to his back when he
dropped on the crossties. He was
brought here to a hospital.
Mrs. W. L. Fanning, ill at the Stil.
by hospital, was reported Monday
atoning t<- be slightly nnpiO'^cL
Hll E5TITE HERE
One Deafer Sells $50,000 to Out
siders. Says ItiK Season Ahead
Six Weeks Yet.
Oliver Anthony, real estate dealer,
discussing the future of real estate
in Shelby with The Star, answered
effectively the criticism that an
overbalancing volume of real estate
business of late has been done
amongst the home people.
“We personally,' said Mr. Anthony
"have sold in the neighborhood of
fifty thousand dollars worth of pro
perty to outside people since the
first of the year, and from what I
have learned 1 think a general check
up would show that at least a hun
dred thousand dollars worth of pfo.
"erty has been sold to outsiders
s nee .January first.
"We hear some criticism to the ef
fect that visitors are not coming in
in numbers that were anticipated.
That is silly. It Is entirely too early
to expect great numbers of vis.tors
to Shelby. It is still early in April;
we are hardly over the frost period.
“It would not surprise me if it
were the first of .June before we feel
any material influx of visitors.
“The process of infiltration in this
region as I see it, will be this: the
mountain resorts will be filled up
first; they will be filled to the brim
then the crowds will sprinkle out in
to the adjoining sections.
“It would be perfectly idle to ex
pect Shelby to attract visitors as the
older, well advertised resorts are do
ing. Naturally the crowds will go to
such places first, and we will get the
overflow. And gradually as Shelby
becomes well known, and its advan
tages recognised more and more peo
ple will come here.
“I look forward to a corking good
season here when it opens up. But
don't let us make the mistake of
thinking the season is now on. It will
be six weeks yet before it even com
In Stage Contest
Steve Woodson, high school senior
ranks today as the best Charleston
duncer in Shelby. “Weebie” Hoskins
trendy-foot delivery boy, holds the
s. me honor among the colored folks
It came about this way: Saturday
night the Milt Tolbert shows offered
a ten dollar gold piece for the best
( narleston dancer among the white
folks, of Shelby. Woodson and little
Pegram Holland. jr„ were the only
entrants. Both gave a packed show a
real treat in the natural, awkward
step, Woodson winning by a margin.
“Weebie,” known as the first ex
ponent of the step in the Spring City,
hull more competition among his
race, but was declared the winner.
Griffin Chairman Of
Wilson Memorial Drive
Dr. A. T. Allen, North Carolina
state chairman for the Woodrow Wll
■on Birthplace memorial, has name*
Professor I. C. Griffin county
chairman for the Birthplace memo
rial appeal in North Carolina. Tho
dates for the appeal in North Carolina
are the to weeks of April 15th to 30,
as previousl yannounced by Dr. Al
Dr. Allen has been advised by Na
tional headquarters at Staunton, Va.,
that North Carolina is one,of the first
■fates in jhe Union to complete’its
county organization, and will be
I among the first to make the actual
The program of the birthplace me
morial provided for the setting apate
as a national Woodrow Wilson shrine
the house in Staunton in which Woyil
row Wilson was born; restoration ot
the chapel in which he was baptized;
and the erection at Staunton of a
Wilson memorial hall, in connection
with Mary Baldwin college, where Mr
Wilson’s sisters and cousins were
educated and of which Mr. Wilson’s
father was chaplain during his Staun
Looking Here For
Shelby officers were Monday keep
ing an eye to the leeward for an au
tomobile stolen Monday morning in
Two women, both wearing knick
ers and one a red sweater, are said
to have left the Rutherford capital m
the car. Officers have an idea they
may know tWe identity of the two.
Messrs. Hudson Hartgrove and
Charles Lever and Misses Christine
Noiris, and Mary Spurrier of Gas
tonia visited Misses Stella Boger an$
Marguerite Hood oi Charlotte Sunday