VOL. XXXIV, No. 120
SHELBY, N. C. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6, 1926
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday
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The circus was here, but the cir
cus day spirit wasn't. The weather
wasn’t fair, but the fair was last
week. That explains it.
* * *
f The Gaffney officer who was
charged with being inebriated dur
ing the fair has been discharged,
says a news story today.
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Poultry winners at the recent
fair are published in this issue of
* * *
Judge Yates Webb told a Char
lotte court crowd that it is the rich
drinker of liquor that damages
the respect for law, according to a
news item, but considering the
price of good liquor nowadays no
body else can drink exeept that
' * * *
A group of Indians visiting here
circus day took in the town in
“heap big” style by buying an au
f tomobile and parading the streets.
They were also muchly interested
in the beads displayed in local fire
and ten cent stores.
* * *
Fall real estate trading opened
with a bang Mere yesterday, says
The Star today, when Wm. Line
f berger bought the Rose store build
ing from Zollie Riviere and Gar
nett M. Cox.
Cotton is hardly worth picking
and all the children are going to
school. At least it seems so for
numerous county schools are ask
ing the board of education for extra
teachers to take care of the largj
* * *
If you haven’t looked over the
new city water station a photo in
today’s Star should show you that
it’s worth seeing.
* * •
An item in today’s paper says
* Editor Page will tell Shelby busi
ness men of the Battle of Kings
Mountain. No one is prepared t>
better tell the story and the editor
should have good listeners.
* * *
The Shelby Highs, with a few
shifts in their line-up, will play
Lenoir here Friday. The youngsters
profited much by their defeat last
week, a sport article states, and
will give fans something worth
seeing Friday afternoon.
* * *
Jurors for the next court term,
several deaths, and other important
news items may be found on the
several pages of today’s paper.
Read it all.
Wm. Lineberger has purchased
the old Masonic building between
Efird’s Department stofe and Ri
viere drug company from Zollic
Riviere and Garnett Cox, the deal
being consumated yesterday
through the real estate firm of
Lineberger and Hoey. Considera
tion is not learned, but this build
ing was purchased two and a half
years ago by Riviere and Cox f< r
$40,000 from the Masonic lodge j
when the Masons started to build j
their new temple at the corner of ;
AVashington and Warren streets. It ;
is undertsood that local securities, ,
mostly stocks, constituted the bulk !
of the financial consideration.
This building has a frontage of
25 feet in the very heart of the j
business section, giving a 100 pot,
cent location for retail business.
Ground floor store room is occu
pied by Rose’s five, ten and 25c
store, while the second floor is oc
cupied as offices for professional
Mr. Lineberger says he has no
plans for the future with this
building except to hold it as an
investment. Recently it was im
proved considerably and is now
bringing in a nice return on the
investment, all space being under
In South Shelby
L‘. R. Price Mercantile Co., has
moved its stock of household spec
ialties from Forest City to South
Shelby, occupying the Ledbetter
building. Mr. R. D. Morris, native
of Texas, who has been conducting
this business in Rutherford county
for the past few years, is in
charge of the new store here.
The Price Mercantile Co., oper
ates on a new plan—different from
what has been followed here in
merchandising. Customers are not
expected to come to the store. Four
salesmen make house to house calls,
take orders and deliver later from
the store stock.
The line is confined to household
specialties and is sold for cash or
on time. Mr. Morris says the Price
Mercantile company buys direct
from mills and has 200 stores in 27 i
states of the Union. I
Increased Enrollment Over County
Brings Application For New
School attendance in Cleveland
county this year is establishing
So large has been the early at.
tendance in several of the county
schools that new teachers are be
ing asked by district school
boards. Applications from several
schools for extra teachers were
received this week by the county
hoard of education. As attendance
usually drops off some during this
month the county board deferred
action on the matter until their
next meeting on the first Monday
Among the schools asking for
new teachers to take care of the
big enrollment were Fallston,
Casar and others.
Make School Tests
Ere long if plans of the educa
tional board work nut Cleveland
county citizens may ho enabled to
romnare their schools with those
of other enurties and to note if
there are deficiences here and
whet they wav be.
At th'-' meeting this week the
board arnropriatod ?)r«0 for a
testing program in f’c county
school":. A stnralarfl test will bp
secured and will bo ei'’^n repres
ontative schools of the various
t.vpes over the county. For in
stance there will he a ?rs+ for *ugh
schools, for one. two and three !
teacher schools as the rape mv he. )
a renresentative school 0f each ;
type hcieir user'. Th" test, it is ■
estimated. will hi given pome ,
3.000 school children of the coon. I
tv. Thta T-e-tiH will p^ow <Jnfiew I
encies in various studies, the indi- |
vidual school system’s suceess and
also that of the countv system, and
will also enable a comparison to be ,
made of schools in this county
with those of other counties.
To Sell Sites
The board also authorized the
sale 0f the following school pron- j
erties on the first Monday in
November: the former Padgett
-ite in No. 7 township: the former
Roberts site in No. fi; the Pleasant
Ridge site in No. 7; the former
Royster site in No. 0, and the old
Ware building and site in No. 4.
Two new trucks for transport
ing school children of the county
were also bought at this meeting.
The two trucks, both Fords, run
the total of county school trucks
in use up to 31.
Editor Page To
Speak Here On
Kings Mtn. Battle'
Editor 0. G. Pago, of the Kings
Mountain Herald will speak before
the Kiwanis club Thursday night
at Cleveland Springs on the Battle
of Kings Mountain. Thursday
night is the anniversary of the
battle and there is perhaps no
man in this section so thoroughly
familiar with the troops who
fought back Col. Ferguson and the
mountain haunts from which they
came with their muzzle loading
muskets than Mr. Page. He was
secured by Dr. Pitt Beam who has
charge of the program this week.
Mr. Page had written a booklet on
the battle which was the turning
point in the American revolution
and he depicts in vivid fashion the
position of the troops on both
sides when Col. Isaac Shelby and
Col. Benjamine Cleveland overcame
the British leader Col. Ferguson
and felled him on the side of that
Much information of historic
value is to be gained from Editor
Page who is an engaging speaker
with unusual wit and brilliance.
MR. FRANK DELLINGER
PASSED ON SATURDAY
Mr. Frank Dellinger, aged sixty
five, who lived near Waco, and who
had many relatives and friends in
the Shelby district, died at his
home Saturday afternoon at one
o’clock, and was buried Sunday at
Mt. Sinai church.
The deceased is survived by his
widow, an only child having pass
ed away several years ago. John
Dellinger of the Waco district,
Alexander Dellinger, of Cherry
ville; and Let Dellinger of the
Shelby neighborhood, are surviv
ing brothers. He also had a sister
living in the Polkville district.
Artificial leather made in Amer
ica is becoming popular in France.
Pushcart markets in New York
city sell produce valued at $45,000,
Creating A New Water Supply For
Citizens Of Shelby
Photos by Ellis.
Large, New Pump Station And City Water Plant Will Be
Complete With*n Fortnight Municipal Officials Declare
Court Term Is Scheduled To Come
On Election Week Here. No
Court Election Day
The county commissioners at
their regular meeting this week
gave out the list of jurors for the
Fall term of Superior court.
Court is scheduled to open on
November 1, the day prior to the
election, but barristers here are of
the opinion that no court will be
held on election day, and that the
sessions will take a day’s recess
for the usual ballot battle.
Jurors drawn for the first week
were: Quay Mostela. T. Carl Ham
rick, G. M. Blanton, J. C. Beason,
Baxter Bettis, Sam Runyons, Dav
id Champion, W. D. McDaniel, R.
C. Early, J. Pat McDaniel, Hugh
Ware, J. R. Houser, Claud Ham
bright, C. C. Carpenter, A. C.
Deadmon, C. S. Thompson, A. H.
Galloway, L. Z. Hoffman, L. S.
Hastin, C. H. Bowen, W. E. Stubbs,
R. D. Smith, Lane Brooks, D. M.
Curtis, Whit M. Blanton, J. A.
Webb, Roy P. Crowder, Lawrence
L. Normal. W. E. Lee, R. A. Mc
Entire, A. B. Wright, W. E. Bing
ham, A. S. Spangler, V. A. Hoyle,
J. C. White, A. R. McNeely.
Second week—J. W. Potter, S. A.
Green, J. M. Runyons, L. W. Mc
Swain, Grady Dixon, Harvey Har
rison, O. C. Black, D. M. Cline, D.
R. Clarey, G. I. Morchead. Lee
Jenkins, Cliff C. Blanton, Forrest
C. Peeler, B. I. Towery, R. Lee
McMurry, D. A. Cline, George
Martin, Lester Self.
COTTON TAKES A SLIGHT
RISE IN SHELBY TODAY
Cotton has started up again. It
hit the bottom so hard it bounded.
Went up 35 points Tuesday, which
fetched an advance of half a cent
on the Shelby market, according to
the McMurry’s, who at this writing
—Wednesday afternoon—are quoi -
ing the staple at 12 cents.
Just as an aside—the market
went off seven points Wednesday
morning, which was not enough ap
parently to affect the local price.
Within another two weeks Shelby’s w'ater supply will
come through one of the most modern municipal water plants
in Western,-Carolina. City officials stated today that the
water mains should be carrying water from the new plant
within that time.
The three photos above give some impression of the great
size of the plant now under construction. The top photo gives
a generaLputline of the plant from one angle, while the middle
photo presents another view of the plant and tanks nearing
completion. The lower photo shows a view of the huge re
servoir, which will hold the water surplus.
At the completion of the plant visiting experts say that
Shelby will have an unexcelled supply of water, considering
purity, quantity, and dependability of the supply. Early es
timates have it that the new plant, erected to accommodate i
Greater Shelby, will cost around $165,000. As the work nears
completion many citizens are visiting the big plant, not hav-1
ing an idea heretofore of the vast undertaking. I
Six Million Reservoir
This $165,000 pump station be
ing completed at a cost of $165,000
has a reservoir with a capacity of
six million gallons. At the intake
on the river’s edge there is a tall
tower about 42 reet high, above
the highest water mark ever
established. Down in this huge
tower whic hresenibles a silo, there
are two giant pumps which force
the water into the reservoir on top
of the hill near the pump sta
The filter plant has a labora
tory control, that is, all water is
tested constantly to determine just
what proportions of chemicals
must be used. The station master
will be well versed in laboratory
work so that the water which
comes through the new system
will have no odor or taste and be
entirely ffcee from disease carrying
bacteria or injurious chemicals.
A clear water basin has a cap
acity of 200,000 gallons. The
city tank to the rear of the city
hall has a capacity of 100,000 gal
lons, thus giving a reserve of 300,
000 gallons all the time for emer
gency use. The plant itself has a
daily capacity of two milion gallons
of water. At present the daily re
quirement is a million gallons so
it will be seen that the new plant
will be more than ample for pre
Two water mains will lead into
Shelby to feed the city mains. One
main is ten inches in diameter and
one is twelve, the double lines be
ing a safety feature in case one
main should burst. It is hoped
that a lowW fire insurance rate
can be secured because of this
! double line.
In all probability the old pump
station will be converted into an
abbatoir where all fresh meat
I will be killed and dressed and into
an incinerator where the town’s
j rubbish will be disposed of.
Sundny Schools Of
County To Meet
Association to Conduct a Conven
tion Saturday and Sunday at
The Cleveland County Sunday
School convention will be held Sat ■
urday and Sunday at Kings Moun
tain with the Lutheran church of
that place. This is a inter-denom
inational affair to which all pas
tors, superintendents, teachers and
ofifeers of Sunday schools are
cordially invited to attend. Similar
conventions have been held with
all of the up-town churches cf
Shelby and resulted in marked im
provement in the teaching meth
ods and organization.
Some of the leading men and
women in Sunday school work in
North Carolina are on the program
for talks along the line of Sunday
school work, including Miss Flora
Davis of Raleigh, associate super
intendent of the A'orth Carolina
Sunday school association, Mr. D.
W. Sims, of Raleigh, general sup
erintendent of the North Carolina
Sunday School association, Mr. 0.
Max Gardner of Shelby, teacher of
one of the largest men’s Bible
classes in North Carolina, and Mr.
C. B. McBrayer, another teacher
of acknowledged ability.
Robinson's Circus Han Sympathe
tic Heart—Nit i'arade ,Hut
John Rohinr.on's circus, Amer
ica’s oldest, gave two shows here
Tuesday and pleased all who wit
nessed the great array of skilled
performers—both man and beast.
The crowd was the smallest ever
see! her'1 for a circus of this
magnitude. That, however, was not
the fault of Robinson. Unfortun
ately it followed close on the heels
of the state’s biggest fair, which
ran five days, came in the midst
of the busiest season on the farm
and when the Kings Mtn Baptist
association was drawing delegates
in annual convention at Kings
Mtn. On the East the big Gaston
fair was opening and on the west
the Rutherford fair was making
ready to open. With an ear an eye
full of entertainment last week at
the county fair, the crowd was
1 he show was up to its high
standard, nevertheless. Robinson's
is one of the four biggest circuses
in America. It is in the hands of
experienced showmen by reason
of its age and success. Eighteen
years have elapsed since Robin
son’s played Shelby. The show has
grown and it was because of
Shelby’s rapid growth to 10,000
people that it came this year.
Under the’“big top’’ there were
three rings, going for two hours
with various forms of show stunts
—old, but always entertaining to
grown-ups as well as children.
Every animal in the Robinson
menagerie is a performer—even
to the rhinocerous who carriad his
giant body around the arena on
his four short legs, hurrying to get
back to his water haunt.
Spangled girls do the trapese
acts, ride the well trained horses,
walk the tight wires and sing with
as much lust and volume as the
ope*a artists. Clowns keep the
crotvd in an uproar of langhter
with their antica and yet they do
contortions and dare-devil acts
as good as the real headliners.
There is a herd of performing ele
phants, a daring woman puts her
head in the mouth of a lion, a
trainer wrestles with a polar bear
and ponies and monkeys and dogs
do difficult acts with perfection
Aids Storm Sufferers
Robinson’s circus has a heart.
To aid the Florida storm sufferers,
ten cents is collected on every com
plimentary ticket—not of compul
sion but out of human sympathy.
Each night the money is sent to the
Governor of the state in which the
show is playing and turned over to
the Red Cross. This is a fine way
of collecting a small sum from
many individuals to help a stricken
and distressed people. In a season,
the amount reaches thousands of
dollars and nobody has missed the
Lack of a parade was the most
disappointing thing. People have
become accustomed to them that
a circus is not complete without
this feature. It impresses the fact
that the circus is with us, but Mr.
Will R. Hayes, business manager,
explains why the parade has been
abandoned everywhere. Its too
hard on the performers, after
working late the night before to
be roused out early the next morn
ing for the march. Then in cities,
the automobile has so congested ;
the streets that it is difficult for a
circus parade to get through.
Some cities levy a tax on a parade
and this is avoided, but the circus
people don’t mind paying the tax
as much as they do working the
performers so hard, three times a
day. Since the parade has been
done away with, the artists are
fresher and give a much better
show, as was noticed here yes
terday afternoon and night.
Auto In Shelby
Red Men Drive Their New Car
About Shelby and Inquire
For “Fire Water”
A band of Indians—Heap Big
Sixes—made merry in the streets
of Shelby yesterday, citcus day, in
a Pontiac car. They drove all
around the town, and gave the ad
jacent hills and cotton fields the
once-over. They got the car from
the Areys, and put it through its
paces, carrying it into the show.
The red skin visitors declared
they liked Shelby “heaps” and hope
to come back. Among many things
they inquired about was, where
could they get a little nip of “fire
Poultry Show Exceeds That
Of Last Year-Winners Given
Highs Will Play
Lenoir Team Here
1* lest Game With Elevens Near
Equal. Few Changes In Hosier
Of Shelby Squad.
The Shelby Highs came out of
their severe drubbing by Gaffney
with few injuries of a severe na
ture and this week are training
hard for Friday’s contest with the
Lenoir eleven. The game will be
played here at the city park at
3:30 o’clock and another large
gathering on the sidelines is prom
Supporters of the local outfit
are not downhearted over the de
feat of last week and look at it
from the standpoint that North
Carolina has few, if any, elevens,
to compare with Gaffney. On the
other hand the game is looked for
ward to with the idea that it will
come nearer showing the strength
of the locals than did the Gaffney
game. The Lenoir outfit ranks as
one of the average state teams and
if the local lads can cope with the
Caldwell crew their outlook is not
so dark. There are those, many of
ithem, who believe the young Mor
! ris eleven this year is far from a
weak outfit. They are inexperienc
ed of course, hut they are hard
fighters and with several games
to go before the state series should
come around in regular Shelby
Morris this week is driving his
charges hard. His situation is
quite different from that of coach
es in larger cities. The latter once
their teams go bad run in new
men and try other combinations
with new material. But Morris
hasn't any other material. The
boys he presented against Gaffney
are the entire lot at the local
school. They are younger brothers
of big brothers, who starred in
days gone by, and they are light
and green, but they have the same
make-up in their system and will
make good if given proper time.
Instead of running in new men
Morris must make the best of what
he has and this week the same
backfield is being given proper in
struction on developing a punch
and the line is being taught how
to hold without wavering regard
less. The boys take it that way. It's
up to htem, despite size and exper
ience, to come through and the
next team that hands them a se
vere drubbing will pass through a
football battle unsurpassed.
At that there are several heart- i
ening things to build on. Morris '
has in the offing an aerial attack
that should prove deadly by the
elimination series. Gold passes
with such marksmanship on his
long passes that fans already class
him with Connor, and bygone teams
had no ends that could surpass
Beam in scooping the flying pig
skin out of the air. Meantime Tom
Kerr and Mauney are showing real
ability in tearing through the
line. Harris with several under
studies shoqld develop into a real
threat in a broken field, barring
his fumbles, and if a lightweight
backfield with these assets can de
velop a punch local fans should
see it by two or three more games.
As to the line: something happen
ed to the forward wall with Gaff
ney. They were crushed by the
hefty Gaffney backfield, but some
how Gardner, Singleton, Cline and
the other experienced linemen fail
ed to dig down and hold even with
their determination of last year.
Friday’s game should show their
real merit in a more equal test.
Cars To Go In.
High school officials announce
that on Friday afternoon automo
biles will be permitted to enter the
local park and take vantage spots
along the west sideline and ‘also
on the high street bank overlook
ing the south goal. Numerous auto
ists are expected to take advan
tage of the new parking regula
tions and witness the game with
the comfort of a car seat.
Nc Drunks Caught
At Robinson Circus
Circus day yesterday brought
out two informing facts—it was
far from the circus day of old, and
prohibition is getting in its results.
Local officers report that not
a single drunk was arrested, and
only one man seen who appeared
to have had a drink. What a con
trast to ye circus day of bygone
years, when inebriated men out
numbered the balloon sellers.
Mr. Wray Greene of Earl, left
Saturday for Elgin, III., where he
will enter the watch-makers school
to take a course in watch repairing.
Quality of Birds Improved. Over
800 on Exhibit. Money Paid
Out to Prize Winners.
j Over 800 birds were exhibited in
| the poultry department of the Clev
1 eland county fair last week, ac
cording to Rev. John W. Suttlo.
president of the Cleveland Counly
Poultry association who had charge
of the exhibit. The quality of the
birds was above that of any pre
vious show, indicating considerable
improvement in the poultry indus
try. Turkeys, geese, ducks and
guineas were noticeably absent but
the chickens of various breeds
wire there in greater array. Pre
mium money was paid out by Mr.
Suttle to the winners before the
birds were taken from the show.
Quite a number of exhibitors from
a distance wanted to compete, but
| it was the desire of the poultry de
partment to confine the exhibits to S
pouhrymen in Cleveland and ad- i
joining counties as much as pos- :
P L. Simmons of Charlotte and
A. G. Oliver of the agricultural de- I
i partment, Raleigh, served as judges
I of the show:
Single Comb Reds.
| C. Reds—Dr. F. H. Lackev, 1,1
| 2, 3, 4 ckl., 1, 2, 3, 4 pul.
1. y., 1 utility pen. Best mal<j
1 show. i
' Rpv- C. P. Aberncthy, 1 hen; ,1
! young pen; 2 utility pen.
i P. L. Hennessa, 5th ckl;
.1. I). Self, 1, 2 cock; 1, 3 hen; 1,
; 2, 3, 4 pul; 1 young pen.
| T. F. Sellers, 2 young pen. ftf
€. L. Crowder, 2 hen; 2 pullet; 5
j ckl., 3 young pen; Seth Patterson,
, Dellview farm, 1 cockerel; 1. and
j 2 pullet.
i Buff Rocks.
R. M. Gidney, 1, and 2 hen; 3
M. L. Stowe, 1, 2 3 cockerel; St
and 2 pullets.
Bert H. Hamrick 1 old pen; t|
Walter W. Laney, 1 cockerel;
hen; 1 and 2 cockereT; 1 pullet.
WrC. Hamrick, 2 hen; 3, and
cockerel; 1 old pen; 2 young pen
Phil Stephenson, 4 cockerel;
R. B. Keeter, 1 fcockerel; X and
hen; 1 cockerel X and 2 pullet;
old pen; 1 young pen. Best hen a
(Continued on page three.)
Respected Citizen Dies After „
Illness—Was Buried Tuesday
At Palm Tree
Mr. L. Frank Reinhardt,
known and highly respected ci
zen of South Shelby died Mo
day afternoon at 3:30 o’clock f
lowing a protracted illness wi
blood pressure. Mr. Reinhardt w,
76 years of age and had liv.
many years in Cleveland count
coming here from Catawba.
number of years he lived at_
dale where he was connected wit
the Cleveland Mill and Power C
Moving to Shelby he held fo\
many years an outside posh
with the Lily Mill in South S
Mr. Reinhardt waa married
Miss Minnie Cobb who su
together with the following
ren, Joe Reinhardt, of Shelby, J.
of Knoxville, Tenn, S. L. of (Ja
McClellan, Charles H., So
Shelby merchant, Miss Bertha
Charlotte, Mrs.' Annie McMu
of Shelby, Misses Bessie and
sie Reinhardt and Mrs. E.
Whisnant. Also surviving are
grand children, two brothers, Log
E. and Kale Reinhardt, of Cata
ba county, Miss Laura Speigle,
Catawba and Mrs. Sara Whitn
Deceased was a quiet, ind
trious citizen, a devoted hu
and father and highly estet
his friends who were drav
him because of his noble chai
ter. For many years he was a m
ber of the Lutheran church
Joined the Methodist church
South Shelby after he moved
that vieinity. The funeral
conducted from the LaFayette
Methodist church Tuesday by
pastor, Rev. A. S. Raper, assist
by Rev. Rush Padgett at 3 o’,
in the presence of a large
of friends and relatives and i
ment took place at Palm
Methodist church near Law