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THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C. WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 1926.Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons.
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Commencement Season On
iIn Shelby City Schools
Graduating Class At Central High One Of Largest Ever With 94
Hoys and Girls. I’i .marv
Shelby now is experiencing a gen
eral commencement season, beginning
with the closing exercises in the i n
f mary schools.
The high school commencement
opens with the annual sermon Sun
day night. May 20, by Rev. II. N.
McDiarmid, pastor of ihe Presbyter,
ian church. It is the custom of local
school officials to use local pastor h,
the annual sermon, alternating each
On Tuesday night, June 1, v. i l l I t
the debate for the LeGrand medal,
pupils of the eighth and ninth grades
The Junior debate for the Mat.
Gardner medal will be held Wednes
day night, June 2.
Thursday night, June 3,. a big nrus
ical program will be staged by the
school orchestra, band and glee citib.
This evening promises to be 'one 11
the most entertaining i>f lire com*
The graduating and final exercises
will be held Friday night, June 4.
Big Number Graduates
There are 97 pupils now in the
senior class at Central High school'
ccordirig to Supt I. C. Gritfin. Tn :>
, .s one of the largest graduating clas
es in the history of the school ard
establishes a near record in th-* state
considering the size of the town. t
recent years state high school offi
cials have given Shelby a iifte raun;
for the number of students continue g
on through high school to graduation.
Graded School Exercises.
Several of the primary schools have
already held their exercises. The nex>
program is that of the LaFayetie
school on Thursday afternoon of thi
week. This program will consist of
a historical pageant with costumes
The exercises of the South Shelby
school will be held Friday r ight, May
118, at 8 o’clock. The opening num
ber will be an operetta, '“Fairy Shoe
maker,’’ by the primary grades. One
hundred children will take part ami
advance indication is that it will be
one of the most entertaining higl -
lights of the city commencement sea
son. This will be followed by de
clamation and recitation contests, with
four boys and four girls entered. The
boys will declame for the U. M. Mull
medal, while the best reciter will re
ceive the Paul Webb medal. A spell
ing contest will next be held for she
J. 1). Lineberger medal.
The closing exercises of the Easi
side school will be held Friday at <5:30
p. nr. May 28. with a Maypole,
pageant and other entertaining out
Thursday night, May 27, an expres
sion recital will be given in the Cen
tral school auditorium by the expres
sion pupils of Miss May Washburn.
The Class Day exercises -of the
Teachers Training department wi’t
he held May 29th.
The Central Elementary grades
will give an operetta Thursday night.
May 20th, at 7 o’clock. On Friday
morning June 4, the annual declaim -
tion and recitation contests of the
Central elementary schorl will be
held in the Central auditorium.
Fanning’s is announcing in the col
umns of The Star today the summer
season opening, to be held Friday
afternoon and evening of this week.
It promises to be an elaborate e’vent,
worthy of the Fanning establishment.
It has been broadly advertised
throughout the Piedmont section, ar. l
a throng is expected.
The opening follows the remodel
ing and restocking of the store. Mr.
Fanning makes the announcement that
the changes in the store just com
pleted are as important from the
standpoint of service to the buying
public, as was the move from the old
Fanning building, up LaFayette St'.,
to the new.
Surveying the store, in its new
form, Mr. Fanning said: “l think we
have an institution here that the pub
lic as well as ourselves should be
proud. We take it that u is a store
to reflect credit upon any commun
The afternoon opening will be stag
ed at four o’clock. There will be
music, All visitors will be escorted
over the store, literally from the fop
story to the basement. The new
goods will be shown, the changes n
the apartments; in fact the moderniz
ing program will be explained.
The evening opening will be on at
Attention is called to the four page
advertisement of the Fanning Com
pany announcing the details of the
a um. && ^
Four years ago Ji'.mes E, Dr. vis
was ;i "tenderfoot" l>s Angeles,
Calif.', no!--f man. Now is . hiif. the
young.si over in that city.
Beauty Conte-1 and Card Playing A!-o
Flayed. Wet Candidate
, ‘Houston, Texas.—Horse racing,
beauty contests, card playing and
ala mus motion picture. have been
condemned by the Southern Baptist
Tcsolutiors passed at the closrnf*
sessions of the annual meeting were
vigorously defended by their author*,
Hr. M. P. Hunt, of Louisville, ana
Rev. T. L. Hasting, Monroe, La.
Dr. Hunt, a former secretary of a
Kentucky Anti-Race Track Gambling
Association, declared that Louisville,
after the Kentucky derby, "has more
dissolute women, gamblers, bootleg
gers and criminals ’ generally within
its gates than, any other city in
America for they have been drawn
there by the derby'”
Ik charged that the Kentucky
S. rate I,; <1 been ‘bought by the gam
blers and that otherwise the evil
would have been put out of the State.’*
Horse racing. I>r. Hunt said, was the
fastest growing business in the coun
try an l last year 8500,000,000 was
thrown away , on it.”
.Mr. Hasting in presenting his re
solution condemning beauty contests
and baihirg revues, declared.' they
were ‘‘‘productive only of evil, giving
c pporuijiitt for the .lecherous to
feast their eyes upon the form of
The convention vigorously applaud
ed a declaration by Dr. A. J. Barton,
of Kansas City, that if the Demo
crats should nominate a wet candi
date for President and the Republi
cans named a dry candidate, he would
vote the Republican ticket.
TrA wet Democratic Governor from
Maryland” he said, “is no better than
a wet Democratic from any other
Dr- Gihbs’ Father
Dies of Asthma
Mr. k W. Gibbs, who lives near
Mars Hill, in the Asheville vicinity,
father of Dr. Gibbs, ,T. C. Gibhs, and
Mrs Hudson Blanton, all of Shelby,
died Sunday last at his home from
asthma. He was in his seventy-sev
enth \ ear. Dr. Gibbs said he had been
a sufferer from arthma for ten year*.
The burial took place Monday, with alt
the Shelby members of the family at
Chapman Sells Out
To George Button
Walter Chapman, who for some
time has onerated a printing and
specialty job shop on the secone
floor of the Hoev building, this week
sold his shop to George Button, for a
consideration safd to be around 81 .OOP.
Mr. Chairman is now employed with
tHe job department of The Star.
Mr. Chapman also moved this week
from the Huey apartments into his
new borne near the Shelby hospital.
Cleveland Springs Officials Will I Ian
Future Management Of Hip Shel
by Resort Hotel
A meeting of the directors of the
Cleveland Springs Hold company
will be held soon for the purpose of
I selecting a manager and planning the
future operation of the big resort
! hotel following the tragic death of
. Mr. Henry L. Vanstory, for several
I years proprietor of the hostelry.
Just what plan the directors wilt
; pursue is unknown, and they t lu ni
sei ves are probably not aware as yet
as to definite plans.
A meeting of the directors had he'r
scheduled for Tuesday to consider
| other business matters, probably in
connection wit hthc development \v< ik
| of Cleveland Springs Estates. which
centers around the hotel, but this
; meeting was called off following the
announcement of Mr. VanstoryV
! However, directors communicated
I with say that a manager and plan of
operation will be selected at the meet
1 ing and that the hostelry will continue
to oDerate as heretofore. Just wheth
er it will be operated by a manager
for the company or a lessee is net
; known as yet.
The operation of the hotel core
tinues without interruption and v. i'»
be continued, officials say. Mr. »T. (.
Vanstory, brother of Mr. Henry V*»c.
story, is here from Goldsboro and
will he in conference with the direc
tors this week. In all probability he
will continue his lease with an ex
| perienced hotel manager in charg ■.
| Mr. Vanstory operates the Hobl
1 Goldsboro and the Hotel Kennon nr
Goldsboro and is one of the most suc
I cessful and widely known hotel nun
■ in the state.
Plans Taking Shape
For Tent Meeting
On Sunday Night
Clans are rapidly taking shape for
the big tent revival to be conducted
on S. LaFayette street for three weeks
beginning Sunday night May :23rd.
1 The tent with a seating capacity of
12,000 has been pitched and will he
l filled with comfortable seats for the
j large crowds that will attend each of
j the services. Mr. Pippin, choir lead
! er at the First Baptist church is mak
' ing big plans for the organized choir
' which w.ll be a special feature. Mr.
. Padgett returned the first of the week
I from Houston, Texas where he at
| tended the Southern Baptist convcn
i tion, while Dr. Wall who also attend
ed the Houston- convention stopped
| over in Missssippi and w ill not reach
j Shelby until tomorrow. While Wall
i and Padgett will launch the meeting,
j they will receive the hearty eo-opera
I tion of the ministers from other
I churches in and surrounding Shelbv
it is planned to invite congregations
from near-by rural churches to come
on specified dates in order that the
meeting might reach its fullest use -
i fulness. An extensive advertising
| campaign will be' carried on with the
i view of enlisting the cooperation of
I the entire town and communitv.
Realty Dealers In
Meet At Cleveland
Hotel On Friday
All the realty dealers of Shelby,
their salesmen and assistants will be
the guests of Alfred P.Marshall, sales
director of the Cleveland Springs Es
tates, at a luncheon t,o be held at noon
Friday of this week, it is announced.
At that time full details of the plan
of reservation for homesites by Shelby
people in the Estates will be related.
Following the luncheon the opening
drive on the reservation of lots will
begin in the big Shelby development.
It was first announced that reser
vations in the opening section. Hill
top would begin Tuesday. However,
jdue to'the illness of one of the engl
I neers engaged in staking and plotting
| the lots it was necessary to hold off
| the reservation plan until Friday.
Lee Hamrick With
High Point Firm
Lee R. Hamrick, manager of the
furniture department of Gilmer’s for
the past year and a half, has accept
ed a position with the Kester Furni
ture Company, of High Point, anb
will leave to take up his new job ths
first of June.
Hamrick is a Shelby “boy,” who
has made good. Hejias put over such
a job of salesmanship at Gilmer’s
that the way was paved for his new
undertaking. He has many friends in
this section who will be glad to hear
of his success.
“We be!live th ■ record” of.
creation in Gepesis is litt-ai
fact and not mere poetry,” says
a resolution drawn tin by Mem
bers of the Shiloh baptist
church in the Sandy Run A -
ociatioti, and signed bj t e
church clerk and moderator.
The resolution continues to
ex; loss the belief of the church
members that the Bible was di
vinely inspired, ihat Jesus
Christ wa.- the son of God artl
not a mere product of evolu
tion, that Christ died to : uvf.
the world, that the miracles <»'
tile Bible are u'ue as well as the
resurrection'of Christ, that all
t'orffis of the dortrine of evclu
lion will he refuted.
The resolutions were adf pb.
ed “inasmuch as there is a great
eifnrt on ihe part of modernism
t i belittle the Bible aml^tts^y its
A full copy of tbc resolutely
may bo found on an inside page
of today’s Star.
Shelby Has Run Of Mumps. Whoop
ins Cough Above I'sual In Var
ious Section,- Of State
While in Shelby and about over
Cleveland county many cases or
mumps are reported, measles ai d
whooping cough seem to be more
plentiful than usual over other sec
tions of North Carolina.
A dispatch from Raleigh states
that M a-les and whooping cough are
on the increase rather than decrees
ing in the State, according to tin re
port for the week ending May 15 made
puhlic by the Board of Health, u,
which 1540 eases <«f measles and 303
eases of whooping cough are report
ed. The figures for the same week
last year show but 29 cases of meas
les and only 110 eases of whooping
cough, while the expectancy figure-,
estimated on the average number of
cases of those diseases in the same
week taken over a period of fifteen
years, show that according to this
average there should not be more than
240 cases of measles and no more
than 210 eases of whooping eougr.
Both of these expectancy figures an
exceeded in this week's report.
The measles epidemic seems to be
largely centered in the following
counties: Forsyth, with 41 cases; P-ru
40 eases; Robeson, 34; Guilford, six
teen, and in the Two" cities, ' where
Greensboro leads with 35 eases, who e
Asheville, New Bern, Durham and
Winston-Salem have ten eases each.
The whooping cough epidemic is
centered almost entirely in Carteret
county, where there are 97 cases, of
which 53 are on Barker’s island. While
44 are in the county at large. Thu- r
are nineteen eases in Davidson county.
Among the cities Durham has the
most whooping cough cases with sev
enteen, while Asheville and Raleigh
each have fourteen and Winston
TOM DIXON TO ADDRESS
THE l'RESS CONVENTION
Gastonia. May 18.-—'Thomas Dixon,
noted author, playwright, and lecturer
has accepted an invitation to address
the North Carolina Press association
at a banquet on Thursday night, July
22, at Hickory during the annual con
vention of the association.
Governor Henry Flood Byrd, of Vir
ginia, has also been invited to ad
dress the association and will prob
MEETING OF THE W. M. l\
DIVISION NO. 3
A meeting of the third division of
the Woman's Missionary Union of the
Kings Mountain 'Association will Ke
held in the First Baptist church, Shel
by. N. C. on Monday afternoon. May
24th, 1026, at 2:30 o’clock.
Since this is the first. meeting of
this division all the women from each
church in the division are urged to
attend. All others who are interested
will be gladly welcomed. Program:
Hymn; Devotional, Elizabeth
Church; Roll Call; What the W. M. Ik
means to a church; Reports, Mrs. W.
I.. Packard; Special Music; Mission
Study, Mrs. Zeno Wall; General Re
ports; Round table discussion: Hymn.
Mrs. Rush Stroup. Chairman
Card of Thanks.
We want to thank our friends and
neighbors for their kindness dating
the sickness and death of our hus
band and father Rollins Roberts.
His Wife and Children.
Services llrld At Mother's Home In
Lincolnton. Burial There. Many j
Shelh) People Attend
■ •->--—' . I
The funeral servi -es of Mr. Henry
I.. Vanstory, proprietor of Cleveland
Springs hotel, were held 1 uesday af- i
ternuon at 5 o'clock at the residence ;
of his mother in Line blnt-oii. Burin,
was in the cemetery there.
The services were in charge >>, Or. I
H. K Boyer, pastor of the Shelby
Central Methodist church. Many Lin
colntdfi friends and relatives'gatherr t
to pay their final respects to the man
vvellweH known over the entiKLaeci ;oo
and in addition to the Lincolnton home
folks, scores of friends from Shelby
and elsewhere over the state were in
attendance. The floral tribute was
unusually large and beautiful.
, Served Well Here
Th ■ deceased was for four years
proprietor of the Cleveland Springs
hotel and during that tone became
the friends of hundreds of local peo
ple in addition to his large acquain
tance among commercial travelers and
tourists. Prior to coming here Mr.
V'anstory was assistant manager of
the Grove Park Inn, at Asheville, and
before that was connected with hotels
at Connelly Springs, Greensboro, New
ton and elsewhere over the state, be
ing one of the best known hotel keep
ers in the Carolina*.
Body Not Brought Here
The body of Mr. Vanstory was not
brought to Shelby following his
tragic death Monday afternoon at his
farm in Catawba county, where he
fatally shot himself with a single
barrel shot gun. The remains were
taken from the farm to his mother’s
home in Lincolnton, wheru the funer
al services were held.
Full details of the suicide have it
*hat Mr. and Mrs. Vanstory with the
two younger children and chauffeur
left the hotel here about 2:110 in the
afternoon. Immediately upon at riv
ing at a negro tenant house on the
farm in Catawba, it is said, that Mrs.
Vanstory proceeded to n well in the
vard for the purpose of securing a
drink of water. While there she
heard a gun fire in the tenant house,
the tenants, being away at the time,
and upon entering fount* Per husband
dead upon the floor. Near him lay the
single-barrel shotgun which had been
discharged. A small limb had been
cut from a tree' and was used in
touching off the trigger of the gun,
the muzzle being held against the
head near the right eye. the full load
taking effect in that portion of the
head. A pistol with c;»t ridges were
found in hi,s pocket. It is said that
on previous visits to the farm Mr.
Vapstorv had used the shot-gun to
shoot birds and knew of its location
in the house over the mantle-piece.
Mental depression of some time
brought about through financial wor
ry is thought to h->ve been hack of
the tragic deed. The deceased was
of a reserved nature and usually kom
his troubles and worries to himself,
the continued mental worrying, it is
thought, having finally overcome the
stronger will of his personality.
Shelby along with the entire sec- I
tion sympathizes with Mrs. Vanstory i
and her attractive children in *h‘.-1r ;
tragic sorrow and loss.
Surviving in the immediate family i
are Mrs. Vanstory and four young j
children: Margaret, James, Violet, !
and Lola Kn.e. Mrs. Vanstory and !
children returned to the hotel Mur- |
day evening, while Margaret, the 1
eldest child, is now confined with i
Fanning Opening Date
Friday, Not Thursday j
At the foot of page three of the
four page Fanning advertisement, ap
pearing in this issue .the date for the
summer opening of the Fanning
store is set for Thursday afternoon
and evening. This is a mistake,
growing out of the fact thai the date j
was originally set for Thursday, but
later changed to Friday. The origi
nal copy was prepared with the idea
of the earlier day in mind.
The date is FRIDAY of this week
from four to six o'clock and from
eight to ten at night.
From The Los Angeles Times
Thirteen young bloods of Rochest
er University have handed themselves
together to banish God from the ur.‘
verse. They call themselves the Soc
iety of Damned Souls. However, was j
it not a little over a century ago that
some one predicted that the Bible
would be a relic in 100 years.? It was
the best seller in 1925. 9 000.000
copies, an increase of 2.500,00 over
the year before.
___ At Local Hotel
\V. II. Kerr, behind the desk i f
the t'entral Hotel, in this vity,
being imliffereni as to the issue
of evolution, allowed a goes’
with a monkey to register at tlu
hostelry Monday. It is said to
he the fir . monkey ever ontei
laineil in Shethy. The traveler
w ith the reputed ancestor of man
was George It. Sherrill, of Ashe
\ille, traveling thither front
Miami. Walking into the hotel
Sheri ill asked if it would he no.
essuiv lo register the monkey.
He a a i asked t ait the rates fnj
such guests- were. Kerr told
him if he really hettened the am
mnl was hi ancestor, the us'u1
rate would he charged* but if he
wanted to class him with dogs
eats and ( .her pets, ho registra
tion would be necessary.
No name appears on the reg
ister for the Visitor, who is said
to have been very human like
and well behaved.
Exercises Held at Central School
Auditorium. Reception Follows
At Home for Nurses.
The graduating exercises of the
second class of nurses to graduate at
the Shelby hospital were held Tuesday
evening in the Central school' audi
torium with a large crowd in attend
The four nurses graduating from
the training school at the Shelby ho*
pital were: Minnie Ada McCoy, Mar
garet Eunice Crowder, Sarah Robert*
and Maggie Sue Atkinson.
The graduating program was oper
ed with selections by the Shelby Iligft
school orchestra and invocation by Dr.
H. K. Boyer, of Central Methodist
church. Prof. J. C. Newton, who ma le
the graduating address, was then in
troduced by Hon. Clyde R. Hoey, who
presided over the exercises.
Mr. Newton’s instructive and inter
esting address was followed by the
presentation of diplomas by Dr. E. B.
Laitimore, president of the hospital
staff. The class pins were presented
by Miss Ella H .MacNichols, superin
tendent of the hospital training de
partment, and the benediction was by
Rev. H. N. MeDiarmid. There weie
other musical selections by the or
chestra, a violin solo by Mrs. John
Schenck jr., and a vocal solo by Mrs.
Following the exercises a large miin
bpr of Shelby people together with
visitors and friends of the graduates
gathered at the nurses’ home on the
hospital campus for a big reception
After Visit Here
Phillip G. Affleck, prominent Wash-I
ington realtor, left Tuesday for his
home at Washington, I). C., following
a t isit here to his valuable property
holdings near the Cleveland Springs
Mr. Affleck, who recently bought a
large tract of the D. O. Wilson land
for a lake site, announced just before
leaving that on his return he would
make an announcement of consider
able importance to Shelby realty cir
S. LaFayette School
Closes On Saturday
The dosing exercises of the South
LaFayette street school will be held
Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock on
the school lawn, it is announced from
The exercises will include a patrio
tic pageant “Memories of America”
and quite a gathering of patrons and
parents is expected for the exercises,
which promise to be very entertain
Morrison Will Run
For Senate in 1932
High Point, May 18.—Former Gov
ernor Cameron Morrison will be aj can
didate for the United States senate in
the primary six years from now, ho
admitted to newspaper men here to
Governor Morrison said he is -tip
porting Senator Lee S. Overman for
re-election this year and believes that
in view of Senator Overman’s long
career and loyal service to the coun
try during the war he is entitled to
serve another term.
The only qualification former Gov
ernor Morrison placed on his inten
tion to be acandidate in 1982 was, “If
1 live and keep my health.”
On Highway 20
Highway Forces Start Paving Main
Thoroughfare Through County,
Hcgins At Mooresboro.
Highway construction forces last
week begun paving one of the biggest
unpaved links in North Carolina fn
tnous highway from the mountain *o
the sea—Highway 20.
From the office of Resident Engi
neer H. M. Graham it is learned th.it
workmen on Friday of last week
poured the first concrete on the stretch
at a point near the Rutherford-Cleve
land line just beyond the town of
Mooresboro. Since that time the (lav
ing forces have been busy moving on
■eastward in the direction of Shelby.
Five Months Vet
Hy the middle of October, it is
thought, Shelby people will be able to
motor over concrete all the way t«*
At least that, is the estimation cf
Mr. Graham, who says that it will
liketv take five months to complete
the paving from the Ruvherford line
to Shelby. This estimate does not
include handicaps or an awry turn
in the work, the highway forces put
ting down something like 500 feet of
It was first planned, It is said, to
start one force on this end of the un
pavod strip, hut due to a handicap in
the bridge work over Broad river the
(dan was abandoned.
Work on this bridge just out of
Shelby has been completed for the
crossing of the new paved road, but
grading work around the bridge !ia [
not yet completed. When this is done
detour traffic will V.‘ routed that way
saving a roundabout run just out of ■
Shelby. And with the pouring of con
crete the detour beginning on the
west side will be at Mooresboro.
When this link of Highway 20 Is
completed one of Eastern America’*
greatest through state highways will
he ready for continuous traffic, the
highway extending from the Atlantic
seashore to the Western Carolina
Mr*. Hoyle Passes
After Long Illness
Resident of North Brook Townslrp.
Lincoln County. Buried At Oak
Grove Church This County
Mrs. W. D. Hoyle, aged 53 years
died Sunday morning at her home in
North Brook township after an ill
ness which extended over a period of
Funeral services were condutcetl
Monday morning at Oak Grove M. P.
church in Cleveland 'county. Rev. J.
M. Morgan, the pastor assisted by
Rev. J. D. Morris. Deceased was a
loyal member of the Methodist Pro
testant church and was highly es
teemed in the community in which
Mis. Hoyle is survived by her hus
band and one daughter, Mrs. C. E,
Phillips of Monroe.
Local Party Off
For Hot Springs
A party of Shelby and Cleveland
county people left Tuesday for Hot
Springs, Arkansas, where they will
spend vacation and rest for several
Among those j going were: Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Stanley, Charline Stanley,
Joe Stamey and T. C. Stamey, Jr.,
Mrs. Mabel Lovelace, Mr. W. D. Lack
ey, Mr. Hatcher Webb, Mrs. D. D.
Lattimore and Dr. G. M. Gold. gf
Warning To Voters
Not Having Registered
During this week queries have been
numerous regarding registration fog
the coming Democratic primary.
Judge John P' Mull stated today;
that some were under the wrong im
pression about registration. Those
who registered for the city and bend
elections of recent months are not
necessarily registered for the county,
primary. Some who registered for tha
city elections are under the impres
sion that they need not register ag?in
If you were registered two, years
ago, or voted two years, you arc en
titled to vote in the coming primary.
If not you should register before thfl
registration boks close Saturday.
N ewtoi\ Case Goes '
To Supreme Court
Raleigh, May 18.—The stat£ High
way commission will seek a hearing
at the present term of the Supremo
court on the appeal from the adverse
decision of Superior Court , Judge J.
L. Webb, in the action of the town of
Newton to compel the commission to!
route highway No. 10 by the court
house door at Newton. j