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. 53
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
MONDAY, MAY 1926. Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons.
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Thacker’s Opening Sermon
Of The Pre-eminence Of God
Noted Evangelist Preaches Tlsr
Strong Sermons on Opening Day
of Presbyterian Revival.
The wisdom of the Presbyterian
congregation in selecting Rev. ,J. Ki-.m
est Thacker, D. D., to lead the two
weeks evangelistic meeting was dem
onstrated in the three services Sunday.
With strong Gospel preaching ami
powerful appeal Dr. Thacker immedi
ately won the hearts and sympathetic
interest of the crowds that three !
times filled the church. Harry Thomas
the song leader, with a splendid voice
and ability to lead congregational
singing, pleased the large numbers |
who attended the services. There
the unanimous opinion that good
things are in store for Shelby the ;
next two weeks, during which a most
desirable form of evangelism will be |
demonstrated. The daily News-Cour
ier, Blythville, Ark.. where Dr.
Thacker has just concluded a meel i .es j
has the following to say of his serv- ,
ices there and the same will also tu
true in this community: “A new evan
gelism has been effectively demon
strated in our community. All the ok- i
jectionable features of modern evan
gelism have been eliminated. There i
have been no clap-trap or sensation
al methods used, no niultitudinou
propositions made, no embarrassing
situations for anyone. Just the safest,
sanest, soundest evangelism both ;.s
to preaching and methods that could 'j
possibly be given tis-and permanent ;
and abiding results, have been pro-1
tluced in many conversations and rc
The theme of the morning service ;
at the local church was “The Pre
eminent Christ” and the text was Coi
ossians 1:18. “Thai in all thing. , lie
might have pre-eminence.'’
In part Dr. Thacker said: “My
friends you and I have only one liiV
to live. It ought to be our purpose 11
make the very liest and the most pos
sible of that life. There is only ons
way to do it', and that is to nvi!
Jesus Christ pre-eminent in our lives
a He is pre-eminent in all the uni
verse of God elsewhere round about :
I II nl ill vnauuii.
“I would call your attention, there
fore, in the first place to- the fact that
Jesus Christ is pre-eminent in crea
tion. The (Treat scholarship, of the
world has never been able to formu
late a theory as to the origin of spe
cies and the beginning of all thing'
that has been satisfactory to any
given length of time. The one theory
that is more satisfying to the heat t
and mind of man today than ever Us
fore is the theory of the blessed Bible
‘In the beginning God created the
heavens and the earth.’,‘For by Christ
were all things created, that are in
heaven and that are in the earth.*
“We are taught by the wisdom o;
this world that all created thing'
nothing is ever destroyed. They tell
us that the fire that sweeps through
the city, where hundreds of dollars go
up in smoke and thousands of do!Ini
go down in ashes—amid all the great
conflagration not one single atom of
matter is ever destroyed. If man can
not annihilate nor destroy one thing
that has ever been created—neithci
can man create one single thing. Mai*
can discover, invent, change the rela
tion of one atom to another atom,
tind e chemical with a peculiar affin
ity for another chemical, but ma:<
can not create one single thing.
“You take the springs and jewe.s
and pivots and cogwheels of a wan h
and show them separately to a person
who has never seen a watch, and he
will not understand them, nor see any
sense in them. But—you put all t!e
cog-wheels, springs, jewels, dial plate
and hands of the watch to gether and
start it off with its rhythmic ticking
—then he will understand it and he
will know that one mind conceive*
the watch and that there was one pur
pose in its construction; the marking
of the sconds and moments and hours
as they pass on by.
“Just so, my friends, as you study
this great oltl world round about you—
you will sec gleaming above and be
yond it the idea of the great divint
creator by whom all flesh must fin
Man Can Nut Create.
Man can not create one single
thing. That’s w'hat the wise man
meant when he said: ‘There is nettl
ing new under the sun.” He didn’t
mean that the telegraph, the tele
phone, the wireless, the flying ma
chine, the radio, were not new thlog
in us. He meant that they were mam
out of things already made by the di
vine creator and government by laws
already ordained of God, if not yev
known to man.
“Man can not create one singe'
thing, and yet—the one thing tha'
man needs more than all things on
earth put together, is just the one
thing that man can not do for himself.
Me need a new creation and all the
W’isdom of the world and all the
"’faith of the world can not give you
b ‘lean heart amt a rich! t
Taxes we have with us always;, The
month o, May is tax listing month,
and Ounty Tax Auditor and 'Super
visor U. 11. Newton has his eleven
tax hsters busy in th eleven town
ships of the county, taking note < r
the real and personal holdings of the
people. During the month of May.,
forty million dollars worth of prop,
erty will be listed and in addition, the
listers will take a farm census which
is'needed by the state and federal de
partments ,ot agriculture. Cleveland
has a population of about 10,000 peo
ple so i he per capita wealth is
around M ,000. This is near the top
of the list. Polk coun.y, Florida,
claims to be the richest county in
America in per capita wealth, will- h
is about $1,600 for each individual.
Those who list real and personal
property for taxes are required to list
their holdings which hey had on May
1st and rot at the time of listing
which might be any week day during
the month of .May.
Balloon In Race
Seen Over Shelby
The .8-23,, United States army bal
loon, entered in the Litchfield trophy
and nation elimination contest, pars
ed over Shelby Saturday morning!
about 10 o'clock ami was witnessed
by a large number of local people.
Three hours later the pilot. Captain 1
Gray,, made a landing at Mt. Holly
after viewing the power dam there
and fearing that he might land in
Official notices from Little Rock,]
Ark.. Sunday stated that the S-23 was
third in the contest, the balloon*, nine
in number, tarting there last Thurs
day. One balloon landed near Pc sir
burg. Ya., and war- given first hon
or* Akron X. A. A. was given sec
ond place, and the balloon passing
over Shelby was given third place.
These three will be entered in the
I d‘,m;i ional baloon contest.
The S-23 was first noticed ncarirp,
Shelby about 10 in t.hn morning, ana
apparently was trying to hang over
the black strip of Highway 20. A
member1 of The Star staff and an
automohilist followed the balloon sev
eral miles out the highway, stopnih t
at the fair grounds to wave for a
message from the aeronauts. T ie
waving brought return signals f'-om
Captain Cray, pilot of the balloon,
but ho held to his course and about
six miles east of Shelby mounted sev
eral hundred feet higher in the air.
At times when gusts of wind caught
the balloon passing over Shelby the
huge hag speeded up to around 3d
miles per hour, hut at other period
apparently wa. hanging at a dead
must conie beneath the cross of Jesus
Christ, and looking up into the face
of Him by whom all things were
created - pray as perhaps many of us
have never prayed as yet-—‘Create m
me a clean spirit, oh. God. and renew
a right spirit within me.' For if any
man lit1 in Christ Jesus, he is a new
creature, a new creation, old things
are passed away, behold all things
are become new. And hear me: ‘There
is none oth( * name under heaven
given among men, whereby we must
“In the second place: ‘Jesus Christ
is pre-eminent in the Bible. From
the fir ' verse where it says: ‘He
created the heavens and the earth,
down through Genesis 1:11-15 where
the first hope of human redemption
is given in the words, 'the seed of the
woman shall bruise the head of tne
serpent.’ on through the last chapter,
where it says, ‘even so, come Lord
Jesus.’ Jesus is pre-eminent in the Bi
ble. The Bible upholds Jesus for the
solution of ■very problem that conie*
into your liic and into mv life ant*
into the life of all humanity.
What is Your Problem?
“Sav. what is the problem of your
life9 What is the problem with which
you are wrestling? Is it a Problem
of sin with you. and I know that it Is
a problem of sin with me. The Bible
upholds Jesus and whispers: ‘The
blood of Jesus Christ, God’s son,
cleanseth us from all sin ’ Or, is it a
problem of helplessness that you aro
wrestling with? You know it is a
problem of helplessness with you. and
I know it is a problem of helplessness
with me. I think the most unutterably
helpless feeling that ever comes to
every' man and woman and child who
knows that he is lost in sin. without
God nod without hone in the world.
The B'bTe upholds Jesus and whis
pers: ‘My grace is sufficient for
thee.’ By grace arc ye saved through
[ Spring Auto Fever
I Sends Gas Up Here
f May days are good motoring
j days. It’s grand to get out in
| the open when a May sun is
j shining arid a fine motor purrs*
) down under your feet—that’s
| what auio salesmen tell you.
| but still it’s true.
But it will cost you more to
j go lading this week than it did
j Gasoline prices have moved up
j ward, may haps due to Spring
* weather, but any way they
C have advanced.
Friday, according to local
5 oil and gasoline" distributors
> the price on gasoline moved up
J one and one half cents per ga!
? Ion, or rather two cents. The
| retail price in Shelby over the
week end was 20 cents, g >ing
J up from 24, while kerosene is
) one-half cent per gallon highc:.
So, when you go joy-rid:r>t
j this week remember to increase
j yoivr expense budge,. to cover
the advance in price.
) Though, it is said, retail gas
Soliae dealers in rural sections
advanced only to 2 cents per
First Cousin of Charlie Boss Will
Take Dellinger North For
Greensboro, May 2.—Mrs. Pierre C
Starr, of New York who is here today
at the O’Henry hotel, a cousin of
Charlie Ross, son of a rich Philadel
phia merchant, who was kidnapped in
1874, is inclined to believe that Julius
Coleman Dellinger, of Denver, near
Shelby, is her long lost relative.
Mrs. Starr and her husband have
just come here from Denver, where
.hey talked to Dellinger, and where
Mr. Starr had the man to strip and
be examined for birth marks, which
are said to be identical with descrip
tions of’'the kidnapped boy, especially
iwo moles on his back. Other charac
teristics of the. Ross family that are
found in Dellinger are small har.o's
and feet and very slender ears.
Dellinger himself is expected to be
here this week. He is 56 years of uge
and has lived in South Carolina am*
North Carolina nearly as long as he
can remember, in the Gaffney-Shelby
section. He has a mass of documents
in his possession tending to show that
he was kidnapped by a man named
McHale. among them a letter frc-tn
MeHale’s sister, in which she re
proached McHale for kidnaping a boy.
Dellinger has also stated that McHale
promised to reveal to him his real
name before his (McHale’s) death.
Pictures from several sources also
tend to establish the identity of Del
linger as Ross. Mrs. Starr knov * |
much of the circumstances surround
ing the kidnaping of Charlie Ross,
having heard it from her aunt, the
mother of Charlie Ross. Mrs. Starr is
a first cousin of the kidnaped boy,
now a man, if Dellinger’s claim is
Dellinger is expected here some
time ihis week to make a trip to
New York and Philadelphia with the
Starrs and meet other members of the
Ross family, in an effort to establish
his identity as Charlie Ross.
It is said that Dellinger’s speech,
both in manner of enunciation and
tone of voice carry the characteristics
of the Ross family.
In connection with the case, it is
stated that a man named Markley, a
resident of upper South Carolina,
stated that Dellinger is the man’s real
name, but it has been shown that the
person of whom Markley spoke com
mitted suicide some time ago.
Efforts will be made when Dellin
ger goes north to see whether he can
remember any of the scenes of the
childhood of Charlie Ross, which will
doubtless be a hard thing for any man
of 56 to do after having been kid
naped at an early age and carried
about from place to place by his ab
Tennis Players To
The Shelby High tennis teams, run
ners-up in both title tournaments of
North Carolina high schools, will
leave this week for Lexington to en
ter the North and South Carolina sin
gles and doubles tournament.
Whitelaw Kendall, young tennis wiz
ard, will represent Shelby in the sin
gles, and with Gilmore Singleton will
play in the doubles.
The two racquet performers will
leave Shelby Thursday and play in
Lcximjtoil Fm.J.iv *rt;t Sutuidny, i
lilt Heavy and Often In Game Hero
To Defeat Strong hing ■
The next game Shell)) will play in.
the champ “series will he during thi
latter part of this week, it is though'.
Coach Morris was notified Monday
morning to attend a mailing to be
held in Salisbury Wednesday night a',
which time a schedule would he ar.
ranged for the four teams remaining
in the western race.
Playing their bo i game : f th ■ ye ir
the Shelby Highs won the group
championship in the suile baseball
series here Friday l»y defeating Kings
Mountain 13 to 4. It wa the<- th.int
straight victory by Ca ; Morris’
boys, they having defeated Chcrry
virte and Mt. Holly ui previous champ
Features of the contest, which v.T»
attended by a large crow,*, Were ,.e
hitting of Kerr. Gillespie and Hoyle
for Shelby, and Cupt. Hord of Kings' i
Mountain, together with the fast
fielding of Hord, visiting shortstop,
and the steady pitching of Hovle. ]
Maur.ey hit for four bases for his only j
How They Scored
Shelby scored two or inure runs inj
each of the four opening frames, in j
the first the locals pushed over th,to:
tallies on one hit and L'tvo error ; and i
a fielders choice. Two more scored
in the second on Hoyle’s single, Kerr’s
three-bagger and Lee's walk.
Gillespie and Anthony singled in
succession in the third and scored >n
Kings Mountain first seriously j
threatened in the fourth when three 1
were on with only one out. However, |
a lightning double play Hoyle to j
Gillespie to Cline staved off the ral
ly. Shelby’s half of the same frame
Jack Hoyle tripled and scored on a
bunt by Kerr, which was beat nut.
Kerr then crossed the plate on Gil
lespie’s stinging double.
In the sixth MauitdV, first up for
(Continued on page eight.)
Whiteway Pressing (Tub Buys One of i
Hamrick Store Rooms—Other
In the list of deeds records for the
past week, it is discovered that Louis
Hamrick, proprietor of the Whiteway
Pressing Club has purchased one o.
three store rooms built by T. W. and
Frank Hamrick on N. LaFayette
street and occupied by the Whiteway.
Consideration is noted at $8,G0e.
Deeds filed for records are as follows
T- W. and Frank Hamrick and wives
to Louis Hamrick, twenty foot s* re
room on N. LaFayette St. for $8,000.
Worth Branton and wife to Cai!
Bridges, two lots in Cyclone auctini.
development for $480.
D. M. Baker and wife to J. E. Webb,
business lot in Kings I>tt. for $5,50*7.
Evans E. McBrayer to 1L B. Trn
ner and wife, lot a part of l)r. T. E.
McBrayer estate on N. Washington
St. for $5,000.
R. B. Turner and wife to Evan Mc
Brayer, lot on S. LaFayette street for
E. G. Whitaker and wife to (1. Ih
McSwain, 20 acres on Sandy Rive.
creek for $1,000.
S. Lester Roberts. Boyd Camp and
wives to D. L. Thrift, 40 acres in No;
0 township for $2034.60.
R. J. Daniels and wife and M. M.
Logan to W. P. Leister, lot in Moore
boro for $480.
H. M. Loy and wife to J. W. Spang
ler, J. A. and Oliver Anthony, lot ad
joining Hopper heirs for $2,500.
S. B. Wilson and wife to Geo. P.
Webb, eight lots in S. H. Hamrick
property for $3,000.
Vance Jolly and John W. Roberts to
Clyde, R. Hoey, lot on Pinkney street
for $10 and other consideration.
J. L. Thomasson to C. B. Suttle, Jr.,
lots on E. Warren street for $500 and
Will M. Roberts and wife to J. T.
Honeycutt, six room house .and lot
on E. Marion St. for $7,500.
H. E. Waldrop and wife to Worth
Branton, lot in Mike Borders develop
ment for $300 and other consideration
L. I. Kendrick and wife to M. A.
Spangler and J. L. Suttle, three lots
on .S. Laayette street for $1,787.
W. H. Arey and wife to Rev. G. P.
Abernathy, lot on W. Marion St. foi
$100 and other considerations.
C. B. Suttle. Jr. and wife to Jessie
W. Garrett, lot on E. Warren St. foi
M. A. Spangler, Wm. Linebergep
and others to D. Hoyle, lot in North
east portion of town of Shelte $100
and oil1' ■ • :< d > .
Way Takes Another Non-Suit
In Salary Demand Of Church
The Way suit against the Metho
• !i:. Frotc.-laut church of West SI- •
by is again non-suited. That., in bri< \
ia the information conveyed in a lett r
roceivod by Attorney !!. T. Falls,
church counsel, from Lexington at
tomose. representing- Rev. B. Way,
former pastor of the church here.
It will lie remembered locally tliar
Rev Way entered suit here again; ;
the church and trustees claiming bad.
salary unpaid him. When the va.-a
reached Superior court it was non
suited. Sometime later another sui.
wa-V.artoil at Lexington, in David.■■•on
county. When the ease was ealle.i be
fore the recorder there Mr Falls f ini
a demurrer ns the charges inrlud '
the trustees ns individual; and past
rulings of high court; revealed that
the church is a quaai corporation ml
members cannot be sued individually,
ihe S'mlby attorney further contend-.]
eil that legally the church property
could not he annexed and cited au
thorities :ayinf that such could not
he done unless the payment sought
was for work on the church properly.
However, the re order at Lexington
overruled the demurrer. whereupon j
Mr. Falls appealed to Superior court i
and it w-'s expo, ted that the case
would ceoie up there.
Then the wee!, came the inessnjrr
from VValsev and Walser anil A. J.
Newtoj . Lexington alt .nr y .• • tiding 1
that a mm-: tut had bemi filed for
them. Why this step wan taken was
not explained neither was there any
s uggestion of future action.
\s it i , th•? ca ;• is unipoiarily
dpKi d ari l may he at an end- unless
another suit i: flTmi, ac.’nrdhig to Mr. '
Falls, counsel for the church and trus-j
Lawrence’s Soda Crusher Used,
In County Banned By Patent
Mar Mite Perfected litre Said In !».
Patented by Alabama Man Who
Has liaised a Veil.
A machine perfected in Cleveland
county by farmers and former county
agent R. E. Lawrence and used for
crushing nitrate of soda and mixira,
fertilizer.- at home, has been patented
by a man in Alabama and the agri
cultural extension service of st/uc
college can't distribute plans anti bills
of material free of charge to the
farmers of this State recently reach
ing Dean I. 0. Schaub, says a news
dispatch in Saturday’s Raleigo
News and Observer.
This machine has been used by
farmers of Cleveland county for a
number of years, continues the News
anil Observer. About two or three
years „go, it was perfected so as to
give good service. The extension serv
ice had drawings made, prepare f n
number of blue prints and began to
distribute the blue prints and bill*
of material all over the state. The
farmers found it to he just the thins
they had been needing and many were
the calls made for the blue prints.
It w«s the plan of A he county agents
to build one machine which was list ,t
as a model and then to give out hint
prints that others might build one for
hopne use. It seems that some one
made a demonstration of the maehin-,
before the county agents of Alabama
and immediately a Mr. B. H. Sma>".t
of Five I’oints, Alabama, let out u yill
that has been heard in Washing to.
He claimed to have a patent or, a
similar machine and said the No .'I T
Carolina implement was an infringe
ment on his patent.
Dean Schaub heard from the Ala
bama man and finally referred the
matter to the solicitor of the deport
ment of agriculture at Washington.
The ruling was that it would be better
to hold up distribution of the blue
prints for the time being. In this
meantime, requests for the blue prints
come in but Mr. Smartt, for the pres
ent. has things his way. I ater per
haps, distribution will star* again.
Shelby Benches Get
Memories At Monroe
Anent the benches suggested for
Shelby sidewalks the Monroe Journal
remarks: The chamber of commerce
of Shelby is preparing to put bench
es in front of the stores of the town,
the idea beipg to afford strangers
as well as home folks places for rest
ing a bit. The Shelby Star says that
the custom was suggested by some
one who observed such benches in St.
Petersburg, Fla. And one of the ob
jects is to divert the crowd somewhat
from the public square where their
feet do much injury to the grass.
There will be lots of people going
through Shelby this summer and the
iitea is to entice them to stay a while.
The old small town custom was to
have plenty of chairs around tho
front door in every store but that her
passed away. In them days the chairs
were occupied by the checker players,
the tobacco chewers and the yarn
spinners, and now and then the chairs
were handy weapons when the heat
went to the head and somebody want
ed to fight, which was often the case.
But not so any more. A seat of any
kind around a store is now pizen, ex
cept counter seats and seats at the
soda tables. There hasn't been a good
setling-around place in Monroe since
Lonnie Helms quit down on Main
street and Chief Justice Flow was
pushed off the corner next to the
1.1 Kit > ' . ‘ ivy!;.
Shelby Man Studies
Fruit Anatomy As
Aaait Tipple Goes
Danker Here Has Learned—Rather !
Heard—That Ladies Du Not Have |
Adam's Apples.. He's Looking.
Today, or, tomorrow, next weak or
next rnonJt, you see William Lingbet
fter going around gazing at ladies’
necks, don't think the dignified gen
tleman, hank president and Sunday
School superintendent, has suddenly
jumped the track. He hasn’t.
He has developed an interest in la*
' dies necks, it is true, but it is purely
an anatomical, an esthetic, un aca
demic- interest. Not the sort of in
terest you see in the movies. But if
the gentleman’s peculiar streak of
curiosity with regard to ladies’ necks
may he mistaken, misinterpreted antf
made the subject of gossip, that is
, neither here nor there insofar as this
• story is concerned.
\\ hat Mr. Lineberger has in mind
to determine is this purely objective!
question: Do women have Adam’s Ap
ples? He has been in doubt, hut now,
after a close observation of the pheno
mena of feminine necks, he is convir.c
I ed they have not.
i The question came up in this Way.
J. D. Lineherger, Mr. Lifiebergin’s
! brother, went to Raleigh. And on the
theory that away from home he could
| kick up his heels, J. 1). went to a
show. And at the show a dancer canto
upon the hoards—a female to all it.
tents and purposes.
She danced, she sang, she gyrated.
J lb was sitting in his seat, eating up
the show, when he suddenly overhear J
a woman next to him say to the man 1
beside her, ostensibly her husband—
"That creature is not a woman, but
a man dressed up in women's clothes.
"How do you get that way,” her
husband asked. “What’s the dope?’
"Why,’ replied the wife, “see she’s
got an Adam’s Apple, and no women
have Adam's Apples.”
Whereupon J. D. stroked his dun
! and began to think. Women do >c»
1 have Adams Apples. It was n new
one. He determined to find out wheth
er the.siren doing the Hoora-Hoors
before him was a man or a woman. I
And he did. The creature was a man, ]
all dolled up.
Which brought upon him no little
feeling of disgust.
J. D. arriving back in Shelby, t d :
his brother, William Lineherger. Will,
stroking his chin, as his brother h id
done, suddenly perked up a deep in
terest in the subject.
“I am going to find out,” he s >ij,
“whether that is true or not, but 1
i don’t believe it is."
“Go to it,” said J- D., and Will did.
He started right in on the two youn-,
ladies in the Cleveland Bank am
Trust company. Walking out into the
cage, Mr. Lineherger said to the first
one he met. “Straighten up and kt
me see your neck.” The young lady
looked at Mr. Lineherger as though
she thought he had suddenly taken
leave of his senses. .
But she put her head in the ah
nevertheless, and Mr. Lineherger
gazed long at the line about her col
Then he shook his head. “Looks like
it’s true,” he muttered, half to him
self; you certainly haven’t an Adam’s
Apple. Then he stepped over to the
desk of the second young lady. “Ltd.
me see your neck,” he said. The
young woman suddenly slapped her
(Continued j;. p„ •
■ - !.!
OF CARSON FORTUNE
George Carson, Newspaper I)waif
Known Here Left Riches h>
Brother in Nevada.
George Carson, now a crippled in
mate of the Rutherford county home,
Init better known in this section as
a dwarfed newspaper seller, has been
left a fortune by the will of his broth
er. Taylor Carson, who recently died
in Nevada, according to n message
received in Rutherford ton. The news
is received with gladness bv many
here who know the dwarf well and
have long admired his grit and pleas
The DePriest family of Shelby is
related to the Carsons and were noti
fied of Taylor Carson’s death in Ne
vada, when it occurred.
A news dispatch from Rutherf >.•(!
George Carson, crippled inmaio
id the Rutherford county home, has
been notified that Taylor Carson, his
brother, has died and left him his
property, a good-sized fortune.
When a copy? of the will was rend
to George, the great depth of his soul
was touched and a shower of tears of
joy fell on his bunk as he laid there
listening to the good news. It is oft
en said that facts are more startling
than fiction and this is a case in
point. 1). F. Morrow, his attorney,
leaves next week to collect tip
George’s fortune ami bring it to him.
Arrangements are being made to lo
cate George in a hospital for treat
George is well known in this coun
ty and his many friends rejoice with
him in his good fortune.
Carson was born a cripple, but
grew to be a man in size except he
had the legs und feet of a child and
hus today. He was born full of en
ergy, and to one of the best families
of the county. He obtained a common
school education, and was then thrown
on his own resources and without k
murmur met the world in this crippled
condition, to battle out a living. He
did it for years by traveling from
place to place selling newspapers erd
periodicals. He became a great read
er and is today, notwithstanding lu
confinement in the home on account
of sickness, one of the best posted
men in the county. He has an exceed
ingly bright mind and is a good con
versationalist, but sickness and hia
natural affliction became too great
for him anti he was forced to give up
the battle for a living and take refuge
in the county home, This vyas against
his will, attd a vie'-mt disappointment
to George for Kc^&s the energy and
pluck that go to make up heroes, and
regretted much to have-to yield to
his maladies, but sickness is the con
queror of all.
Cotton Growers To
Elect Five Delegates
The regular annual county conven
tion of members of the North Cam.
lina Cotton Growers association in
Cleveland county will be held in the
court.house, Tuesday, May 11th at 2 /
The main purpose of this conven
tion is to select the county’s quota ot
five delegates to represent the coun
ty in the 10th district convention at
Shelby on May 18th and to transact
any other business which may come
before the convention.
The delegates at the District eonven
tion referred to will select from mem
bers residing in the district two nom
inees to be voted upon for director for
the ensuing year.
The 10th district is composed of the
counties: Alexander, Burke, Caldwe'l
Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell
Lincoln, Polk and Rutherford.
The selection of a nominee to be
voted upon for director to represent
the district is a very important event
for members of the association be
cause the formation of policies which
have to do with the handling and the
sale of their cotton will be in th°i
hands of these directors for the next
Cline And Peeler
Seek Same Office
Mr. A. E. Cline of Kings Mountain,
chairman of the county board of com
missioners and Mr. George Peeler, ot
Shelby, have both filed official notice
of their candidacy for re-election to
this board. Mr. Washburn, the third
member, made it known ten days ago
that he would run again, making alt
three of the present officers, candi
dates to succeed themselves. Mi.
Cline is a prominent mill man anti
merchant of Kings Mountain and one
of the most efficient and broad vis
ioned men of the county, while Mr.
Peeler, who has also served on this
, important board, is a prominent farm
er and grist mill operator, having
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