Was Carolina’s Fastest Grow
ing Town 1020-1925 By U. S.
VOL. XXXIV, No. G7
NORTH CAROLINA’S LEADING NEWSPAPER OUTSIDE OF THE DAILY FIELD
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C. FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1026. Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. By mai1’ Per year <in advance)__*2.50
_____ By carrier, per year (in advance) $3.00
Shelby s Financial Status
Is Best In Fifteen Years
A! Kml of First Year’s of Weathers
Administration, Wtpc Out SI 2.000
Debt and Pay All Accounts
At the end cf the first year
> : the administration of .Mayoi
A. P. Weathers Tuesday night
hen the mayor and board of al
dermen met, it was reported by
•Mrs. 0. M, Suttlc, city clerk, that
■.to city owes no obligations to
o ks for borrowed money, that all
sutured bonds and interest hav ■
keen paid, that a $.12,500 indebt
i dm m outstanding year ago when
me present administration began,
. been wiped out and that here
has been no transferring of funds ,
that is, no borrowing fro,n
other accounts to help out the
g-.-neral fund account. All of this
was done in the face of a ten cent
s •duction in taxes a year ago.
Best in 15 Year1-.
Alderman T. W. Hamrick who has
. ."-cd continuously for 15 year- and
Mi-. Oscar M. Suttle, city clerk who
I been holding this position since
September 1918 says this is the fir-t
time the city has been free of debt
<except bonds) in fifteen years and
Mr. Hamrick'and Mrs. Suttle relate
f c>tv’s financial condition with pc
< uliar pride for it is a tribute io‘
Mayor A. P. Weathers and his co
rkers who promised a business a I
:. inistration. There are some out
warding bills, to be stire, that must
I ' paid, but the bills receivable will
me than meet the hills payable and
v hen a Star reporter called in -he
' hall yesterday, Mrs. Suttle was'
IVi-y writing checks to sc,tie all oiit
tending accounts. Mr. Hamrick v.a.
ttc first to report the discovery rs
Mayor Weathers is a modest man and
does not wish to take all of .he mil x
end commendation for this fine show
One year ago the Weathers admin- !
Ouiioti began with seri ,u - ‘inane- ■!
! - blems facing the c ity. -The war •
cat was iriadenuatc and bonds we re
■ted to the amount of $1.00.6(10
' itra t for the erection of th:s.
alert, was let a few wcrl.v ago ;,).(!
'■ nstruction work is now und* - way
Tucker and I.axton of Charlotte.
'' he school housing problem was to he
solved ;t. I;,, i ' wf re nut enough class
moms house the l’;500 school chil
dren v. :.; 'n the enlarged corpor: to
li: it- A bond issue of 8100,000 was
issued to provide a building progrin 1
for the next two years, Gut of this
■amount t ■ ci y paid for the South
Hhc-lby school budding where there is
an tnrollp.ieni of approxIirately 5500
children. Th now building there is
the largest in Shelby. Contract was
lot. for a? .liter reboot building rear
the lie: t m],o mill and construction
work--s now"under way by Webb a”d
Lutz. A s:te was recently purchased
by the iv*ac;l of education on N. i.a
••aye'ti- and N. Washington streets
for nr-1ii- - buib.ing and by the op
cr:ng of the next session it is planned
to bave.'a brick building erected thee
I’ayi tg f« r Outside Improvements.
In i '-' :> •>**' • inrr ur on the splendid
,fi-I > ''owing of the rity, Aldcr
T. \V. !■■ • rick states that in »d
dltion to prying off the S12.60Q in
debiedne of. u year ago, the city .has
paid out of ihi; g-neral fund for nil
of tit rrivat dy oYvr.ed eiectiic light
liras taken over hy the city when the
corporate limits were extended. The
private,iv owned water and sever
plant- tha wee taken over by the
city aft» r the c rporate limits were
extended. %.< paid for out of the
TlCO.t’P® la n i issue for water, sewer
exti n- ion
In addition to this the present ad
ministration ivcently sold 'SI25,000''
\yort.h of str<-et and sidewalk bond:’
with which t build more streets and
sidewalks and hid< will he opened in
the City hall on June 19 h for this
work. With all of th" bonds issued
since the present administration took .
charge, it is noted in the official fin- '
anciHl statement that the net bonded
indebtedness of the city is only $344,!
030 after deductions are taken off f r
bonds issued for revenue, producin';
improvement; and for r'sessmeats
against property owners for street
Kc cord Hand S tic
The-ckv’s cre<yt i ■ good as a resu’^
of this wise administration of affair-.
U,: ‘ n-i-rth ■ fi\ • ner cent issue of
... 'nun'ovoment bonds were sold
and the premium paid was the best
sale, of Iwnas eyer in the- history of
Solicitor’s Contest Up To
This County And McBrayer
Newspaperman Says Pat is I'nitnmvn
Quantity. Has Background of
Victory. General Outlook.
The following political art Ho w.-'t
un by Johnston Avery, nuyjagieg
editor of .he Hickory record ami p-it>
ii; hed in that paper offers an outloc r.
as to the solicitor's race and should l,c
' I interest over the county:
( levs land is a county of specula
1,1 in the solicitor’s race of the Six
enth judicial district, hut there i- it,
<;"ubt about this one fact: C, B. (Pat)
hi Prayer is very much in the race
■ rd h> is conceding nothing to any
man. McBrayer admits that.he hasn't
"mducted a personal campaign, but
1 says that is not his way of doing
politics. . V
I he story f.f McBrayei’s late race
• r mayor of Shelby is told by bis
friends in the Cleveland county seat.
If?was (|uite a youngster then. Me
announced his candidacy and sat back
cuietly. so far -as -anyone could re-.
Political observers smiled indulgenti.v
■ nd whispered around that the cwn
1 'st was all over; that McBrayer d a
1 t stand a chance. But when the
'otes were counted Pat McBrayer
!'s mayor of Shelby by a nice Min
that is just the Cleveland candi
oate’s method. Everybody to his own
■lste, and McBrayer says ho is will
,r,g to announce his candidacy and
■rave the rest to the Democratic vot*
( leveland has been the battleground
•bfirayer realizes that, but not until
this week has he made an effort in
tn>’ other county. Cleveland is ex
oeeted to poll a vote of something
dke 4,400, Of course, if McBrayer
'ould carry the county solid his place
would alrhost be assured, with the
other five candidates in the race. But
l>< litical observers in Cleveland do not
’’ok for that.
•" purling is a native of Cleveland
and he taught school there. He will
t'et a good vote in Cleveland. Ervin
Prosecuted the docket there once while
Snliciurr Huffman was sick and he
succeeded in some sort of stunt
■'gainst a bunch oT the Guard lawyers
hat won him many friends. Besides,
has been working steadily in Clev
In certain sections of the county one
(Continued on page two.)
Carver Hamrick. 2'2-yeamold son of
Mr. anti Mrs. John Hamrick of Pal
ter, m Springs died* Thursday evening
at 6 o’clock at the home of his sister
Mrs. H. K. Roberts on Graham street,
following an 8-day illness with pneu
monia. The death of Mr. Hamrick,
just entering young manhoof comes as
a shock to his countless lriends in the
county. At the time he was taken sick
he was working for C. R. Doggett,
driving an oil truck. Last July a
brother. Lawrence Hamrick working
for the same firm, was taken sudden
ly ill with appendicitis and died foi
fcll wing sin operation. •
Young Mr. Hamrick was single and
had been living in Shelby for some
He was a fine young Christian char
acter,' absolutely dependable, honest,
energetic and kind hearted. All who
knew him were impressed with his
manly traits of character, he being re
garded as one of the most promising
young men in the county.
Deceased is survived by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John Hamrick, three
sisters, Mrs. M. R. Biggers of Pat
terson Springs, Mrs. H. K. Roberts,
of Shelby, Mrs. Crayton Gold of Ap
palaehie, Yu.; three brothers, Paul,
Edward and Benndtt Hamrick.
The funeral will be conducted Sat
urday afternoon ;u 8 o’clock from Sul
phur Springs Methodist church of
which he Was a consecrated member.
Rev. D. P. Waters, Beverly Wilson
and H. K.Boyer officiating. A large
crowd will no doubt attend the last
1)R. DIKII AM WILL PREACH
IN COUNTY COMING SUNDAY
The host of friends of Dr. Plato
Durham, dean of the Candler School
of theology in Emory university, At
lanta. will note that Dr. Durham is
to preach at El Bethel ^Methodist
church in this county about two miles
west of Kings Mountain, on Sunday
1 j NEW TEACHERS
COMING TO SHELBY
Thirteen Of Present Faculty Will Nut
Return. Teaching Sla.i For Com
ing Year Is Announced
Fifteen new teachers will he em
ployed in the city schools of Shelly
next year, according to a statement
from the office of Rupt. I. ('. Griffin
Thirteen members of the present fac
ulty will not return this year, al
though the majority of the present
teachers will be back.
Below are given the nrrnes < f the
former members ()f the faculty of t! c
Shelby public schools who have been
Miss Agnes McHrayer, Jibs Maty
Albergotti, Miss Ettnlie Moser. Miss
Bespit* Clarke, M's. Jessie Uam-rrr,
Miss Christine Walker, Mrs. U bio
Hudson, Mips Elizabeth Rutile Miss
Evelyn Dover, Miss Mat* Conner Mi;s
Francs* McBrayer, Mrs. C. S. New',
Mrs. G. 1*. llamrick, Miss Laura Coin
well, Miss Nancy Grey, Miss Mary
Gidncy, Miss Mary Griffin, Miss Sara
Carroll, Miss Bessie Brake, Mrs Let;;
Hamrick, Miss Jane M*>solfy, Mrs.
Buenr.a Bostic, Miss Lucile Nix, Miss
Margaret Anthony, Miss Page God
frey, Miss Mary Hardy.
Miss Jean Knight, Miss Adeline
Bostic, Miss Anne Adams, Miss Mirtn'e
Wariick, Mrs. lit len Bean, Mrs. Sat a
Moore, Miss Ruth Howie, Mis;
Frances Iloyle, Miss Lois Rankin,
Miss Selma Webb, Miss Sara Warren,
Mr. F. Y. Blunton, Miss Lillian Cuit
ningham, Mrs. BAulah Bennett,
Miss Mae Bussey, Mr. W. T. Sinclair,
Mr. W. S. Buchanan, Mr. R. W. .Mor
ris, Mrs. W. J. Roberts, Mrs. Env.a
Drum, Miss Mary Keller.
The following did not apply for re
Mr. Clyde Hunt, who i •• planning
to give his entire time to Boy Scott
work. Mr. Hunt is peculiarly vvcil
fitted for this line of work a - has bet r, •
Bfiowr hy his excellent success ft)
handling the Boy Scout of Shelly
M«» Graey.flccd, who has resifrntl
to accept a position i:i Saluda, h. •
Mr. Harrold Hamrick, who rcs’ghs
in order to enter college to complete
his work for a degree.
Mrs. Joe Nash, who resigned to ac
cept work in Hickory, where Mr. Nash
Mrs. Helen Casstevens, who will
rest for a year.
Miss Hart Sheridan, who resigned
to accept work in Roanoke Rapids.
Miss Matilda Lattimore, who will
enter Columbia university th;s fail to
do post graduate work.
Mr. J. C. Whisnant who will enter
Duke university next fall to study law..
Mr. R. S. Matthews, who will go to
Alaska for the summer and poss'bly
for a part of- next year.
Miss Ruth Thomas, who has accept
ed work in the Salisbury high school.
Miss Pauline Edwards, who will
rest for a year.
Mrs. Alma Gurley, Who will tench
in Hickory next year, where Mr. Gur
ley is located.
Mr. J. H. Grigg. the principal, who
resigned to accept the position of
superintendent of schools in Cleveland
New teachers who have accepted
the position to which they have been
elected are as follows:
Miss Mildred Bolton, Greenwood,
S. C.; Miss Margaret Pritchard. Chap
el Hill; Miss Ilaeel Shepherd, Hen
dersonville; Miss Annie Elliott Lee,
Lineolnton; Miss Thelma Young, Shel
by; Mr. R. M. Tollison, Piedmont, S.
C.; Miss Sara Thomas, Ridgeway, S.
C; Mils Faye Wilson. Kings Moun
tain; Miss Josephine Mackie, Gas
tonia; Miss Nora Cornwell, Shelby;
Miss Ruth Roberts, Shelby; Miss Eve
lyn Sheider, York, S. C.; Miss here
Chandler. Maxton; Miss Cornelia Ed
wards, Darlington, S. C.; Miss Ger
trude Samuels, Thomason. Ga.
Personal data of each of these new
teachers will be given later. Only
two vacancies in the high school re
main to be filled.
Mrs. Morris Buried I
At Clover Hi!1
The funeral .services of Mrs. j»m i
Morris were conducted Wednesday m
Clover Hill church. Mrs. Morris, who
was about 65 years of age, died < t
noon Tuesday at her 1 ionic above
Mrs. Morris, a sister of Rev, It. M.
Hoyle and well known in the county, j
had been a member of the Clover lliil
church for 51 years and was one of ,
the most faithful and respected ladies i
of that section.
Mrs. Morris is survived by one !
daughter anil ihree sons, i Iso by four ;
brothers and two sisters: Rev. R. M.
Hoyle; David Hoyle, of Lincoln; Jon
athan Hoyle, of Cornelius; John Movie
of Avondale; Mrs. Brackett, of C a
sar, and Mrs. Newton, of Mooresvilh,
Rev. Caleb Hoyle, of Shelby, i:- ai
I III plilW.
Politic;!! Prophets Say Fki'k of ('.in
dicate Will Bring Out Many
A heat y vote that will offset ap
parent lack of political interest if
recent weeks is the Utest prediction
on t imorrov. \s Democratic primary in
( I v eland county.
Just how streag the county will vote
is ;■ niafttr to be guessed about, hot
with >1 me ecanly candidates there
should h enough friend of office
srtktrs to s e that a larger vote is
polled than was first expected.
It is a:i unusual primary for the
In the first place there are more
candidates than the coumy eve
dreamed could want office in Urn
same year. With one < v two exec, .
tiens there are from tow to half dn
e.n candidates for every, office.
Late Worlfing On.
I i r Weeks political talk haniiy
created a ripple in the public events
of the county. A political t p:t
brought up scon gave sway to some
thing more interesting, and, strange
to say. nobody seemed sure as to who
would,win i , any of the races
However, this week brought in
creased. int 'test. Thursday and Friday
saw the long array of candidates hot
footing ■;( all directions, arid about
the streets wagers were laid—tc II
it no. to the officers—on practical,y
all of the races..
Two weeks ago the wiser of prog
nosticators would have said the vote
c-i uH hardly tie more than light. N< w
there same men, who keep thwir
finger < n the pulse of things, say the
vote will be heavy. Not unusually
heavy, but con-iderably str inger then
was previously predicted.
Aral it in a wosiMe conclusion.
Any otic man in the list of Candi
da; s 'should have enough personal
following to poll a very good vote.
V. i'h that conclusion multiply the
t> lb w;ng by that of 30 candidates, all
eager to win. and a goodly vote seen s
a deadlock certainty.
W hispers come in that there may
be overthrows—but such whispeis
if memory serves are heard every ci.
cetion and primary year.
Speaking from the standpoint of ti e
older fellows versed in the voting In
stincts of Cleveland county folks,
there will be few upsets. But upset.,
in a campaign Jiat has been so calm
is a hard thing to define. Which
means that an upset may come and
be termed the expected.
As it is polities will be in the fore of
the county tomorrow. The many can
didate; will make the polling places
lively in addition to th“ numerous
friends who will be out working.
The Star as speedily as it is pos
sible .will post bulletins on the re
turns as they come in and by special
arrangement will also keep the local
public posted on the Overman-Rey
nolds contest and the district’s vote
on Superior court solicitor, with a lull
arid definite account of the results in
The polls—unnecessary io state
will open at sunrise and close at sur
As a final statement to all regis
trars and judges. County Chairman
Bynum E. Weathers advises that ac
cording to a recent ruling of the At
torney general < been tec votes may be
received up until sunset, or the clos
ing hour of tlie polls on the day of the
primary. .Many are of the opinion that
immediately aftrr the three o’clock
hour, it is the duty of the registrars
and judges to begin checking up and
depositing these ballots, hence the im
portance of strictly observing the new
ruling in order to avoid any confu
sion today. Also, in cast; the tickets
for any of the offices run low a new
supply may be obtained from Bynum
W eathers at the court house, as he has
emergency supply on hand, including
county, state and national tickets. A
new supply of state and national
tickets arrived from Raleigh yester
Gets College Honor
Ivan L, Roberts, a Cleveland county
boy. was the winner of first prize in
student essay competition open to all
Southern college students, according
to an announcement from Atlanta, Ga.
The papers submitted covered a wide
range o fsubjeets under the general
head of race religions.
Young Roberts, who graduates this
year from Duke university, is the so*
of Mr. and Mrs. Sam L. Roberts, of
Patterson Springs. J. N. Dellinger,
of Shelby is an uncle, and Mrs. W. Y.
Cmwder and Mrs. J. F. Weathers are
ENTER LIST WEEK
Crowd* Continue Inspiringly Large.
Li: 1 of Church t'oagrcgatiun*
ln\lted Next Week.
On Sunday night I'r. Zeno Wall wn >
j is conducting the great tent revival
ion S. LuFaycUe street \vi I enter the
j last lap of the three week's revival,
j Crowd; continue to swell in the face
; of commencement exercise- on everv
night at the Shelby schools. Last night
was "farmers night” and fully half
of the audience that filled the large
1 tent was composed of farmers and
; their wives from the country-side. Dr.
; Wall’s subject was ''Stirring up the
; Earle's Nest,” and is was a gr« ; t
i deliverance, 'characterized hy I f.
| Wall' - earnestness. A ifuarte- fri m
1 Avondale and Mr. Pippin’s solo "Will
! the Circle he l'..oroken'’ with Mi a
1 Mary Adelaide Roberta, ] iano necom
; pani.- t.
It has not beet! decided whet hi r
' there will he services on Monday
i night. That will be determined later
and announced at the tent Services
Sunday evening at the usual hour of
7:45. l)i-. Wall and Mr. "radgett will
fill their respective pulpit- Sunday
! morning. Sandy Plains is invited <n
! Tuesday evening. New Prospect en
Wednesday evening, New Hope ard
! Patterson Spring.- t i Thin day, PJeas
i.ant Crove on Friday; Zone and Zion
j tin Saturday night of next week. Oth
er congregation* will receive a we'
i come and space in the tent wilt be
reserved upon notice. Miss Mae Wash
burn recited in a most beautiful arci
j effective manner "Let Me Live in the
| House by the Side of the Road."
| Wednesday nigh, was a great or
, casion, Dr. Wall preaching on “Go Yc
! Into the Highways and Hedges ar.d
| Compel! Them to Come in” A ehorto
from Boiling Springs, one from Dou
' ble Shoals, a trumpet solo by Mr
: Glenn \Yilli inis and a vocgl side
' “Peace, Sweet Peace” by Carlisle .for
| don featured the musical program.
Little Child Meets
With Tragic Death
Laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L
McMurry Now of Oklahoma,
Former Cleveland Man.
1 Martha Elizabeth McMurry the lit
: tie O-.vear-old daughter of Mr. and
1 Mrs. Charles R. McMurry of Musko
j gee, Oklahoma, was instantly killed
j by an automobile accident on Sunday
May 10th while returning fro mchurth
I in company with her mother and small
The accident occurred
! righ. front wheel of the jitney in
j which they were riding struck a hole
j in the street , the impact throwing
| the little girl against the door which
| came open, allowing her to be hurled
to the pavemen, in which her skuil
was crushed by the fall.
The remains were taken to Okla
homa City where the funeral and bu
rial services were hel don Tuesday fol
lowing the tragic death.
The child's father who is a brother
of R. L. McMurry of Lawndale, is
now a patient in the U. S, Veterans
hospital No. SO at Muskogee, Okir.
His wife and two children had ie
cently joined him there when the ac
cident occurred, their former home
being in Oklahoma City, The many
friends of the family in Cleveland will
learn of the tragedy with much cor
HLT.L RESIDENCE SCENE
OF NOON HOUR FIRE
The residence of Mr. L. M. Hull, S.
Washington street, was damaged by
fire at n6on Thursday when a spark
from the stove flue fell upon the
dry roof and caught the shingles. A
part of the root' was burned off and
considerable damage done to the furn
ishings by the water from the tire
The final of the Shelby High
school will be held this cevning in
the school auditorium at which
time the exercises of the town's
i largest graduating class will be
In additiun to the regular ex
exercises the annual merit awards,
scholarships and honors will be
presented, and a large crowd of
Shilby and Cleveland county
folks are expected to attend.
A full list of awards with com
plete review of the exercises will
be carried Monday by The Star.
Cleveland County Is High
In 1925 Farm Crop Values
Judges to Help
Star Get Returns
liars ami ekeii a Jut!,-1 a
Oevelund county arc kin.lJ.y
naked to _cooperate with The
8,iiv .Sat inlay night i t tabulat
ing the election return.'. You
arc kindly a-feet! to call No. It
J. own a.; 1 - ■ viit; s in your
prciirrt have been counted. Irv
I'et-nuti. 'I i; . t,, the outcome of
th" teit en will he gladly futn
inbed in rot.'rn.
The hba-c \vi i endeavor to ktep
hul’etins |><o ted on th ' return
ns they eov.'e in and the public
is invited to consult the hul’e
t!n«i, which will give late data
on all .he t ae< •.
Chamber of Commerce To Krec^ Sigh
For Visitors. The City Buys a
An electric sign flashing ihe wonts
“Shelby Spells Success,” the new slo
gan for the City of Springs, will be
placed on ton of the Waffic corner of
LaFayette and Warren streets at an
early date by the Chamber of •Com
merce, according to J. C. Newton, see
I rotary. Mr. Newton secured the cc-n
| sent of t’ne directors of the Chamber
j of Commerce recently for this sign
: before the Mayor and Board of Aldev
men Tuesday night to ask the city to
furnish power without charge with
which to ligh. this sign. Mr. Newton
is now negotiating with sign makers
find i 5 planning to have a most at
tractive electric sign erected at this
point, by which all traffic through
here on highway No. 20 will pass i s
soon as the top surface is put down.
At the meeting of the board of al
dermen Tuesday night Zeb C. Maumy
gave his bond, which Was approved,
for the grading which is being done
19 the erection of the new water pump
station west of the city.
The petition presented by George
Alexander, jeweler, asking the city
! for permission to erect an ornamental
clock in front of his jewelry store
was declined on the ground that there
is an ordinance prohibiting the erec
tion of signs on the sidewalks. How
j ever much the officials would like*to
j see the handsome clock on the street,
j they felt thm. any exception for Mr.
1 Alexander would be a source Of other
] requests and that pretty soon the side- i
j walks would he filled with advertis
' ing signs again. Mr. Alexander’s
! proposed sign was in the nature of a
.handsome clock without any adverti
| ing feature. *Wpolworth’s, firm
! whom he sub-rents, would not
! allow the clock to swing overhead
i from the building on the ground that j
j it would detract from the Wool- j
i wor,h show windows.
, It was decided to buy another mot- j
I or-cycld for thx police department to
! be used in enforcing the speed law
| and carrying out other duties of this
To Gather Sunday
The Baptist Sunday school work
ers of the Kings Mountain associa
tion ure gathering at Double Springs
church, Sunday afternoon, June 6th, at
3 o’clock, to hear Mr, Ben F. Favcli,
intermediate field secretary, of the
Baptist Sunday school board and D*\
j Clay I. Hudson, pastor of Pritchard
Memorial Baptist church, Charlotte.
Mr. Favell, understands the big boys
and girls and their needs and is very
anxious to have every teacher and
worker with intermediates in his con
Dr. Hudson, is recognized as one of
the outstanding pastors of the state,
having just completed one of the best
church buildings in North Carolina.
He is also considered by our Sunday
school board as one of the great Sun
day school builders. Dr. Hudson has a
Quite a gathering Friday morning
heard the exercises of the'Central ele
Lois B. Scctft was the \tinner of the
j recitation prize, her subject being “A
! Slight Misunderstanding.”
Hubert Wilson won the declamation
prize on '•‘Gettysburg Address,” and
j Stanley Davis won the prize in the
| harp contest entered by seven boys.
Considerably Shy of 1921, But Is Sec
ond In District And 23rd In En
Total values of farm crops in Cleve
land county .'n 1925 dropped consider
ably below the high record of 1924,
but still the county outranks any ad
.Uming cov.nty and holds an out
standing position among the state’s
leading farm counties.
W ell tip in the hill country this
county depends on cotton as the big
money crop and with a bad season
consequently flopped in general values.
This County’s Rank
According to <he summary of the
Farm Forecast for 1926, Cleveland
county m farm crop values ranked
second in the eighth district composed
of eleven counties—Anson, Cabarrus,
Cleveland, Castor, Lincoln, Mecklen
burg. Montgomery ^ Moore, Richmond,
Stanly and Union.
Union with farm crops totalling
>.018,211 ranked first; ^Cleveland
with iota} values of $3,813,529 came
In cotton values this county ranked
IGth in the state with cotton values
(lirt) of $2,41*7,340. Union led the
district with $2,738,645.
Adjoining counties, all of which
ranked less than Cleveland, with their
j total farm crop values for 1925 fol
"Rutherford. $3,221,203; ] incoln. $2,
1282,774: Catawba. $2,885,774; Burke,
The Valuable Crops
The tabulation shows that the crops
! ..his county in 1925 were valued as
Cotton (lint) -.....$2,497,346
S Cottonseed - -383,813’
Corn . ...-_. __ . 507,167
.Oats .. __ ___ 95,274
Rye __ -a.-y.;--— 21bfi89
Irish potatoes._ 19,889
Sweet potatoes .. . 74,780
! Soy Bears __ _ 2,34^
Small grains __ ____ 45,284
Field cowpcas .. _. 1,862
Clover ....... ...... ...... 15.022
Other Grasses__ ... 51,236
Has Many Visitors
Shelby Fairly Thronged With Visi
tors and Passers-By. Getting
Acquainted With State.
The visionary fellow who prophe
sied that Western Carolina would
have a large influx of visitors this
year thatn ever before spoKe the truth
Perhaps the number will not reach his
prophecy, hiu they’r.e here and still
Shelby most any day in the week is
having more visitors and passing
tourists and vacationists than ever be
fore. The real estate developments
in this section and others to the west
ward are attracting many and carry
ing scares of newcomers through
daily, but many are coming on their
own initiative. Shelby streets see
about as many outside cars parked
as local motors. And along in the
afternoon—Shelby is a favorite stop
over—when the big real Estate
busses unload for a rest and a meal
in “The City of Springs” the crowds
on the streets resemble a celebration
of some years ago.
Local hotels^ cafes, tea rooms and
other attractions for tourists report
a rush of business, and baggage-lad
en cars jamming the traffic has be
come an accustomed scene.
As an idea a sto the percentage
stopping over in Shelby, all the local
hotels and rooming houses are well
filled, and rooms* for rent, light house
keeping and otherwise, are at a pre
mium. A Florida visitor this week
stated that he told folks in his home
town that he was certain they could
secure houses and rooms for house
keeping iluring the summer in Shelby,
but the same man on arriving .spent
two days in finding suitable room-; f"r
Indications now are that the first
homes built at Cleveland Sprngs
could be rented for the summer far
Cordell Will Give
Chartie Cordell, young She]by fight
er, will give his admirers in the coun
ty another treat before leaving for
his first schedule in New York. Wed
nesday night at 8 o’clock at Piedmont
High school Cordell will give an ex
hibition with his spur:ng partners.
There will also be a. band concert, all
to be free, it is said.
Cordell with his manager leaves for
New York a week from today. After
a stay there will go to Hollywood,
California. While in Augusta, Ga,
Cordell fought for tlic movies. *