L •••****• j)
* Cotton, per lb. 17 1-2 *
* Cotton Seed, bushel iu)~ *
* —Birthday—There will l*. * bht *
day dinner at the home of R. L (ar_
penter in upper ('Cleveland on Sun
day April 18th. Everybody is invit
ed to attend with well filled baskets
-Moving—Mr. Res Ilamrick, effi
cient prescription clerk at Paul Webbs
drug store has moved into the l ev
Thompson house on N. Washingt n
St.. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson having
gone to Brevard. Mr. and Mis. H, r
IV rt Champion who have been living
with Mr. E. F. McKinney on North
LaFayette and Mr .and Mr R, V(i
Elam who have been living with Mr.
George Elam on \. Washington - .retd
ha\e moved into the Harrill hou-V i n
S. DeKalb street vacated by .Mr.
—B. Y. I’. U. Convention—The P.ap
tist Young People’s convention >.d-< 1
uled to he held at Mew Hope eh.ur-.-h.
Earl, Saturday night and Sunda., is
expected to draw large crowd i f
young people from the eh . i h e. mi
l-rising the Kings Mounting as- tia
— On Council—On ih- • id nt ,e.
crning body a, David-op ,
I nown as the Student council. a
Shelby boy. Hugh M. 'Arc wood.. Ar
rowood, as vice president of the Mu
dent body, will be a member of .
council automatically next yts.r.
—Poultry Meeting—Rev. John \V.
Suttle, head of the poultry .•is.soc.hrtipti
tails a meeting of poul.ry raise! - - ,
be held in the court house next Fri
day April 23rd at 7:30 •>'(•}, k. Mot
. on’y members of the association but
others interested ir. poultry ra'iMng
afe urged to attend this meeting.
—Masonic Notice—Cleveland 1 !g
No. 202 A. F. and A. M. will rnee in
called communication t«nig! t ( Fri lay »
at 7:30. There will be work in the th.i.d
degree Monday night. Two t and Plat; n
will |ie raised.
—Birth—Born April !»ih to Mr.
and Mrs. Y. M. Pigg of Monroe, a
daughter Edna Louise. Mrs. Pigg wa
before marriage Miss Edna Moss,
daughter of Mr. and Mr.-. George M.
Moss of Waco.
—Commencement Begins —- € >p -
mencemert exercises at Bo.lire
Spring? High school begin Summy j
vith a sermon at 11 o’clock hy KevJ
Zeno Wall, D.D.. psscor of the First;
Baptist church. Shelby. Following
this Monday night will be the declaim i
(rs contest. Exercises e ntinue each,
day until Wednesday afternoon.
—Burned About Head—o”rs. \V. \i.
N'< wton, wife of the county tax su-|
)h rvisor and auditor was burned about;
the face and head one day this week:
st• h^h^ome on S. LaFayc-tte street!
.whin she poured kerosene oil in a
cook stove on a bed of c a!< which
:...e thought to he oead. The e a’s;
were hot and caused‘the oil to flash |
up in her face.
—In Hospital—The many frendw
of Mrs. R. T. LeGrand who is a on-1
.lent in St. Peters hospital,, Chari'tt
are greatly concerned over her con
dition. She has had ohe operation and
another may he necessary. Her sis-,
le -. Mrs. A. B. Marchmart of Bine- j
ingham, Alabama, arrived A\ ednes Uiy,
to be at her bedside, while another,
■ ister. Mrs. J. T. Hackey of Binning ;
ham, Ala., who has been with her. re
turned to her home Thursday.
—Building New Home—-Mr. ( Ivde
Short, well known local traveling
salesman, is having erected in BeT-v
dere Park, a pretty two story brick ,
veneered home. C. A. Morrison and.
Son have the contract and construc
tion work will begin next week, the
home to cost about $7,000.
—Borth—Born to Mr. and Mrs.
Tracy McGinnis a f ne 10-pound son.
Mrs. McGinnis is with her parents ia
—Selling Insurance—A«\v s:t up. j
slip your near sighted, glasses UP
upon your noble Roman forehead,;
and scratch your pate. Miss Mar-;
garet Black is selling life insurance
—yes, and real estate. She is repre
senting the Shenandoah Life. Miss
Black sold millinery in Shelby forj
twenty-three years, then, sold out
and looked about the world a a free!
agent. Now she’s learn.ng high pres-1
sure salesmanship. It is said she/ has .
the fundamental requisite—she can
spiel like a veteran.
—Bible Presentation—Tin- Marion
Street school was the scene last Sun
day afternoon of an extensive gath
ering of children and adults, the oc
casion being the presentation of a
Bible and an American Flag t > the
school by the local chapter of the
Junior Order of United American Me
chanics. It is sa.d this is the fourth
Bible and Flag to be presented to the,
Shelby schools by the Junior Order.
Charles Burrus, local attorney, pre
sented the flag, and Rev. (I. 1’. Ab
ernethy, the Bible.
—New Company—S. M. Morrison
and J. Gaffney have formed a com
pany to buy and dismantle used
automobiles. The idea is to collect
and sell second-hand parts. The new
company was formed last week, and
Mr. Morrison said they bought fif
teen old cars during the first day s I
operation. The new firm make head
quarters in the Ledford building, to
the rear of the Rex Cigar company.
—May Operate Again—It was an
ticipated Friday morning that a sec
ond operation upon Mrs. Walter L.
1'anning, ill with pleurisy at the Shel
by Hospital, would be necessary. Mr.
Fanning said that while quite >11.
Mrs. Fanning’s condition was not
alarming at this time, despite the
necessity for her to go a second time
uPon the operating table.
Mr. Jim Jennings of Knoxville,
I >'i ri., and Mr. Preston Jennings 01
Roanoke, Va,, spent, a few days ;.hu*
week with their I rother, Mr. W. II.
Mrs. W. V. Crowder, Mrs. K. II.
C dtin and Mr . Baxter Kirkpatrick
,'ve?e Charlotte visitors. Thursday.
Mr. Toni Wood of Gaffney, K. C.,
"as a Shed by visitor on Wednesday.
■ lodge h. 'i . Webb and neice Mrs.
S- R. Riley were Charlotte guests on
Mrs. frank Love, Mrs Gambeli,
Mrs. Kale and Mrs. Chamberlin of
1 eir olnton were delightful visitors in
Shelby on Wednesday.
Mas fan Barnett of Gastonia will
I"' ihe week end guest of Mrs. S. R.
Riley on South Washington street.
Mrs. < lyde R. Hocy, Mrs. George
Blanton and Mrs. .1. 1). I.ineberger
wereCharlotte visitors on Thursday.
Mr. L. A. Gettvs has returned from
a liusiness trip to Chester, S. C.
Messrs ,1. !>. Lin- Larger and Char*
le - Hoey were Lincolnton. visitors on
Wt line's day.
Mrs. J. It. Austell of Greenville, S.
C.. who ha- lee a th" attractive gue-t
1 ' her r, M -s Mayre * Roller..'
her • "Mifa r. Mrs. Robert . will re
turn to her home or. Sunday after*
111 O! . 1
Mr. George Daggett of West Jef
ferson spent a few'' days here with
hi- brother Mr. G. R, Daggett. Mr.
Daggett has meetly returned from
Baltimore. Md., where he underwent
Mr. Lee B. Went her- . is spending
today in Charlotte attending a meet
ing of the executive committee of the
X. C. Pres- .Association of which lie
is v.c;■-president. The purpose of the
meeting- is to select a meeting place
for the association this summer.
Messrs. C. C. and George Blanton,
Dr. F B. LtiGimore and Dr. J. S. I >■ r
ten a’tended the horse show, in Ashe
x >!i• Went’' , day.
Airs. John Schenck jr., Mrs. Pyle,
Me- William McCord and Judge K. V.
Webb will attend the grand opera .in
Charlotte tonight. ......
.‘.montf those shopping in l narluue
Wednesday were Mrs. Rush Sir tup,.j
Mi •. Charlie Yo.sng. Mrs. T. \V. EbeL j
toft and Miss Elizabeth Ebeltoft, Mrs. 1
F'vie and Mrs. John Srhcnck. Mis..
Nora Belle Alexander. Mr. . I). \V.
Royster and Mrs. C. B. Buttle jr.,
Mr. and .Mrs. Ardrevy Lattimore arc
si ceding .wo weeks with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. William Lattimore, in
•Ve> ’Sharon community. Mr. and Mrs
Lattimore are en route to their old
name in Ulooslyn, .s. 1 .. after sp.etm
irg the winter in St. Petersburg. Ha.
Mr. P. M. Mauney of Columbia, S.
C , has returned home af’er comine 10
Cleveland to attend the funeral of his!
Mr, Ellis Morrison one of the pitch
ers for State college team and Mr
Bey Morrison of High Point, will
spend the week end here with ihc'r
parents-, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Morri
; or, in South Shelby. N. C. State team j
[Jays Davidson college itt Gastonia j
Mrs. B. R. Thornburg and i Pile |
(’.■.lighter Ora I.ee of Savannah, (Ills
are visiting her mother r.ovl broth.t I
Mr, Daisy and Charles Wright of
Shelby for a few weeks.
KOI IE « PERSONAL NEWS
OF PEOPLE ON THE GO.
(Special to The Star.)
Mi's Elsie Hicks and Messrs. Boyd j
.Propst and - Edgar. Hoyle, of Shelby j
vthe ('"tests of Miss Elsie Wright
Misses Etta tii igg and Elsie W right
in lit the Week end in Waco w ith re!a- j
11 y .< s.
Mis ;.nd Mrs. Vi-mer Hoyle spent
1 : Sunday with his parents Mr. and |
Mrs. J. P. Hoyle,
MW and Mrs. B S Mauney. Mr. rr.d
Mrs..Zeno Herd of Waco were the din- ;
net guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Horn
(Continued from first page.)
Viol 1 ITS BLOOM IN SNOW HERE j
a front yard planted to violets'
th'a; neither bloom in the spring < r
are so delicate that you would notice
it. . i
litre are the furls: Those violets |
, si ; out last spring by Mrs.
Weathers, they began blooming last
u.ii. They bloomed right up to Christ- j
tns. with a vigor and pep that make
V,,„ look as though they were set toj
music. ■ . .. . I
Between Chrts'nias and New ict-I
ir these parts, the thermometer $ell
to ten degrees. The water pipes in
che home of this writer froze solid. On
. . w.„. to the plumber we passed
;\jWeathers violet patch. A half.
two-thirds of the blooms had
,iven up the ghost and wilted. Bin,
ulHy a third of them stood straight
and erect in the frigid air. defying
; Boreas and his whole works.
And that’s that.
Mrs. Weathers told The Star Thurs
d.'\ those violets bloomed oil and on
ad winter—standing out there so to
- peak in their B. V. P’s. _
So henceforth—and this is the mo
ral of the yarn-when it gets cold in
April and the wind comes out of the
Northwest with an edge on it. and yen
set the local crowd hovering around
ihe stove -say to yourself that not
„11 is lost that maybe there will be
a peach or two left in spue of oi l
Lamb Chops, Pressed Poultry. <i»rn
Roasts of all kinds at the Sanitary
Market, phone 48. 30
i ho Webb is showing an excellent
variety of pictures as a week-end
treat for the local audiences. Friday
• today) brings Harold Lloyd, a Clave
land county favorite in a three reel
comedy —“Among Those Present.”
This entertainment will be served up
with the feature picture cf the pro.
gram—1“The Far C'ry’’ with Blanche
“The Fur Cry” is a very enterta--.
i:ig ai d highly attractive tilm. In th?
language of Mr. Webb, it is a dressed
up picture, a drama of high society
life in Paris, in which there is a
lavi; h and colorful display of clothes.
Om section of this film, where the
notion is a most elaborate environ
ment is done in colors.
Saturday brings the Fabcls, wnLr.
are growing in popularity. The I Tar
old Lloyd comedy will be repeatea,
thee two mirth provoking features
tunning as an accompaniment to
“tie/fled,” a new western vehicle for
Tompkins Now Sole
Owners Electric Co.
t* gorge. Tompkins has purchased the
. . :>ck of 1!. T .LeGrand, C. C. Blar
ton and Charles L. Eskridge in- the
Shi lhv .Electri ■ company and when he
gt •> relieved front his travelling posi
tion on the road, will devote his er
• tr, time to the local business. Tilt
.shelby Electric company was stalled
some lime last year and does a g ui
eiui electrical contracting business
aw; hardies a complete line of fix
I lures and appliances. Mr. Tompk'ns
! hr.; been ale- man for the Western
Kleclrc company in this territory for
| a number of years, changing recently
U the Gray-Barr company, a new cent
1 peny formed by the founders of the
> Western Electric. The sole owners ef
| ' he Shelby Electric Co.. now art
| George and Will Tompkins and Mrs.
George Tompkins. They expect to
make expansions in the business and
j handle large contracts.
Fire Destroys Home
Of E’ nest Wright
(Special to The Star.)
Mr. Ernest Wrights home and con
ic m.- were destroyed by 'five last Mon
day night. The Men's Bible class took
a special collection which amounted
to .S23.00 and the people have been
vc> y generous in helping him in oth-:
Miss Grace King of Patterson
Springs spert last Thursday with
Miss Pecola Blalock.
Miss Clo McGinnis spent Sunday
wiih Miss Gladys Blalock.
Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Dixon and chil
dren spent Sunday with Mr. and Nia
C. S. Dixon.
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Watterson and
little daughter of Charlotte spent..Sun f
day with Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Watter-1
Mr. Vaughn Morris of Greenville,
S. C.. visited friends in the commun
ity the week end.
Miss Pearl Morris snent Sunday in
Kings Mountain with Miss Mabel E
Mr. Orcn White of near Shelby,
spent Sunday night with Mr. A. V.
Mrs. J. P. Blalock left Monday forj
Tampa, Florida to spend some time
with her daughter Mrs. Clyde Bookovt
Sale For Shift!
-Fanning's is opening a sale today,
preparatory to a rearrangement of
the store. Not only will there be a
shift of several departments, to make
way for additions, but new equip
ment will be added.
Amongst the constructive changes
in immediate prospect is the coming
to the store of Mrs. Hamrick’s Beauty
Shop. This new department will he
installed on the mezzanine floor. To
make room for this very popular ad
dition to the Fanning drawing pow
er. the office will be moved down
There will be a shift in other de
partments hi the rearranging pro
gram, which prompted the manage
ment to put on a sale to eliminate as
much stock as possible.
Dr. .1. it. SUNDERS AT FIRST
BAPTIST CHURCH. SUNDAY
Dr. -I. R. Saunders, who for a quar
' ter. of a century has been one of our
' capable missionaries in China, will
speak both morning and evening at
the First Bap-ist church.
At 11 a. m. he wil speak .on “The
Power of the Cross’’, and at 7:80 p.
ip., he will give an illustrated lec.uro
| on his work in China.
Dr. Saunders is not only a capable
; theological teacher, but is a faithful
missionary and a vigorous writer, as
[ his books reveal “The Cross and the
Reconstruction of the World”, “Men
• nd Methods That Win in the Foreign
Field,’’ and "The Chinese as They
We bespeak for him the large hear
ing which his scholarly attainments
and sacrificial life deserve.
Lamb Chops, Dressed Poultry, Good
Roasts of all kinds at the Sanitary
Market, phono 48. ad
FOR SALE- A GOOD NEW FIVE
vcom house built out of good material
also has a good large garage. This
house si rented for $15 per month. Can
be bought for $1,500 on easy terms.
Look what a big interest this will
pay on your investment. A. M. Ham
rick and Co. 2-14-.
Fans' in Gastonia, Hickory, I .in
coin ton, Morganton, Lenoir, Kings
Mountain and Shelby are beginning
to wonder why their cities do not,
have summer time, amateur baseball
leagues. Shelby has aready propns
Cfl through The Cleveland Star, an
organization which will more than
| likely meet the approval of many
I Newton is already at work on the
proposition. South Carolina cities
could he included easily.
The suggestion of local high school
players, college stars, amateur mill
team players, etc., forming a Gas
tonia team under the management of
i Pat Crawford has been made. Let
the powers that be, or could be,
! start the bail rolling while the press
I tunes in with its lo t p. c., eo-opera
! Shelby Telephone
Rates Are Boosted
Permission was granted Wednes
day by the State Corporation Com
■ mission l‘> the Piedmont Telephone
' and Telegraph Company to increase
' the existing telephone rates in the
town of Shelby. The order handed
down affects only the telephone sys
tem of rates in Shelby. Says a Kal
The agreement between the Shelby
officials and the telephone was en
tered into sometime hk'o. The city au
thorities a it reed to increase when
the telephone company would install
a common battery system and when
the number of telephones in Shelby
reached the 1,000. mark. These con
ditions have been met, according to
information received by the commis
sion from Shelby.
TAU HEEL INVENTS AN
AIRPLANE PARAt HI Tit
flreenville, 8. ('.— A parachute
landing device for crippled plan s
which. it is claimed, will enable them
to drift slowly to earth, has been pi -
orited by IhishroUck .1. Williams, ot
R.-evard, N. it was learned today
The device, which was patent o'!
April f> as a “ressistinp safety lando
for aerial machines,' consists of ..
birpe oil-silk parachute carried on flit*
top wirin' of the plane. In an cmer
K‘< i ey the parachute can lie opened by
the pilot by the use of a lever.
Mr. Williams, an aviator, at preset;?
corrected with a western North Cm
■ linn concern, said he conceived the
idea while, flyinp- in'Krar-e during: the
W. rld war-The device, h-. r aid, in an
r«-eryency would prevent a .crippled
phi)':' from crashing downward.
— AT THE WEBB THEATRE
Harold I !•»> d in a scream of a three reel comedy— |
“AM<)N(J THOSE 1 RESENT"—as a follow to (he main
bill “THE FAR CRY"—Starring Blanche Sweet.
This is a splendid two-feature program. The Harold
Lloyd comed> is excellent, and “THE FAR CRY” is one i
of the most attractive feature nictures we have shown
at the theatre for some time. It is a drama of high life
in l-'aria, with the Paris divorce mill as the background.
A repetition of the Harold Lloyd comedy, plus Fables,
plus the feature picture “BAFFLED.”
This is also an excellent program. The FABLES are
Increasingly popular, and those who like action pictures
will thrill with FRANKLIN FARNUM in a new style
j —that’s what the A&P trade-mark means to you! CoA*
! vincc yourself today-at your nearest A&P store!
LaFAVETTK & GRAHAM STS.
SllELBY, N. C.
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A. & P. FLOUR
—FAMILY OR SELF RI8ING
12 11). bag
21 Hi. bag
48 lb. bag
mm mm*w M mm
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N. Y. STATE
IB QUALITY, Tall Can
2 c,';,2 25c
SUNNY FIELD J pkfs.
KATLANTIC 5. PACIFIC'S
UUST AROUND THE CORNER FROM EVERYBODY
FIRST NATIONAL BANK of Shelby
CONDENSED STATEMENT. APRIL 12TH. 1828.
RESOURCES FOUR MILLION, FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS
LOANS AND DISCOUNTS—
The largest item of a bank’s resources are
the loans made to firms, corporations and in
dividuals. Our loans are made with great care
bv experienced men with thorough knowledge
of conditions and securities and amount to _?
Credit extended to customers in the form of
overdrafts. This is a form of credit that
banks do not approve of and we urge our cus
tomers to discontinue this practice ----- —
U. S. BONDS—
Bonds of the United States owned by us to
secure our circulating notes _—^
OTHER STOCKS AND BONDS—
Investments made by the bank in Liberty
Bonds, State, County and Municipal Bonds—
and stock in Federal Reserve Bank
REAL ESTATE OWNED—
An investment in real estate, on part of which
will be located the bank’s home in the future
REDEMl>TION l l N D—
Funds placed with the U. S. Treasurer to re
deem circulating notes when presented
CASH ON HAND AND DUE FROM
The cash on hand and funds placed withjthe
Federal Reserve Bank and larger banks in
New York, Richmond and other large cities
constitute the Reserve of a bank. Reserve is
calculated by the proportion of these funds to
the total deposits. On this basis our reserve
is about seventeen per cent of our deposits
or'one-sixth as much as deposits amount
The items above constitute the hank’s RE
SOURCES, making Total Resources -if
Amount paid in by the* 125 ■ stockholders as
the Bank’s Capital ----—-?
Amount set aside by shareholders as a fur
ther protection for depositors and used the
same as capital ----■— --
Profits loft on hand after setting aside ample
amount for interest due depositors and in
come tax --r- -—
RESERVED FOR INTEREST—
Reserved from profits to pay interest due to
RESERVED FOR TAXES—
Reserved from Profits to cover Income Tax
and other taxes —..---- 25,000.00
A National Bank is allowed to issue their
bank notes if secured by U. S. Bonds to the
amount of their capital stock which called
circulating. notes. Ours amount to _________
Secure! hy U. S. Bonds amounting to
NOTES AND BILLS RE-DISCOUNTED—
At times local demand for money is heavy
and the bank rediscounts certain choice
notes of cotton mills, merchants and oth
ers with the Federal Reserve Bank and New
York Banks. Our re-discounted notes
amount to .— — -— ---
Deposits are funds placed with a bank either
on interest or checking account by other
banks, corporations, firms and individuals.
The Deposit account is the life of the bank
and reflects the financial condition of a com
munity. Our total deposits amount to_
All the above items make up the banks liabil
ities, making TOTAL LIABILITIES_$4,398,028.05
People often say they can not understand the usual published bank statement, so we have made the above explanations
of each item, so that any one can read and understand the statement. We are naturally pleased with this statement, as it
is one of the largest we have ever published and we want our friends and customers to read it and be pleased also. We
thank every one who has helped to make possible this excellent showing of your bank.
The First National Bank of Shelby
A BIG STRONG, FRIENDLY, NATIONAL BANK-MEMBER OF FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM