r What’s THE News THE STAR’S REVIEW. ■ -- Fine winter resort weather, is it not, realty dealers ? * * * Cleveland county schools have no bonded indebtedness now. Intel - csting information about schools of the county may be found in this issue of The Star as taken from the county school paper. • » * Charlotte women smoke one fifth of the cigarettes sold there, Say-t a news dispatch. Two Shelby textile plants have bought out the interest of the third in the old South Shelby schorl building. • * * There are numerous items of in terest in the community correspond ence appearing in today’s Star. If ^you want to keep up with events in the county never miss reading the sectional items. * * * Love on the stage that is reel nistead of make-believe was evi denced at a theatre here last night when two members of a musical company were married as a part of the entertainment. • * * Work on the roadbed for the P. i and X. extension will start at an j early date, according to a Char lotte dispatch. Underground ru mors report activity here seeking a routing by Shelby, rt’s high tin.' 1 to get busy. ' • » • Representative B. T. Falls, of this county, has again introduced ; his Australian ballot bill and word from Raleigh is to the effect that he may be successful this time. • * • How much did Shelby build in! 1926? Estimates set the total at uear the million dollar mark. Not so bad, eh? • * • The testing program in the county schools is about complete. Defendant Taken To Gaston By Habeas Corpus But Judge Finley Orders Return Wells Terry, young white man of Belmont, who has already fae- j ed two wives in a local court room and is connected with other legal counts, will be tried at the next term of Superior court here i and not in Gaston county, accord ing to a ruling yesterday by Judge Finley, who is holding court in Gastonia. Terry’s attorney secured habeas corpus aciion^Xhursday by which officers here were required to take Terry from thw local jail to the Gaston court where a plea was heard to have Jihe defendant tried there. Deputy Mike Austell to- j get her with County Solicitor P. C. Gardner and others accompanied T»rry and at the hearing Judge j Finley ordered that he be remand-1 ed here for trial. The Gaston at- ! torney sought to have him tried in that county as he was living at Belmont at the time of his arrest. Terry, it will be remembered was j the man who when brought into court here charged with being connected with a garage robbery was faced by wife number one de spite-the fact that wife number two came over with him from . Belmont. In the meantime automo-1 bile inspectors took the car he had in his possession, brought the Til- i ed of motor number into view and revealed that it had been stolen in South Carolina. Terry’s attorney apparently was; of the ..opinion that he might het- J ter handle the case in another court room than that in which his cl ent had already faced two wives, but the decision of Judge I' inley thwarted the plan. Firemen Want To Get Radio Programs I lie volunteer firemen of the t helby fire department are desir ous of securing a radio outfit for the city fire department and as the f|fst step towards securing an out *d v>'iU sponsor a film, “Going * rooked," at the Princess theatre next Tuesday night. I'he firemen have already equip ped a recreation hall in the muni cipal building and they figure that d will be complete with the estab lishment of radio. “Going Crook ed is said to be one of the most entertaining films brought to Shel by recently. Snow Stops Trains Gmak, Siberia.—Deep snow in different parts of Siberia mar ooned 54 passenger and freight trains, causing traffic to be en liroly stopped. Soldiers and civil ians were mobilized to assist in restoring railroad traffic. VOL. XXXIV, No. 9 FRIDAY. JAN. 21. 1927. SHELBY, N. C Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. ?y mai1.’ per yetr ^in advance) __$2.5t ____ "_ By earner, per year (in advance) $3.(M BUILDING PROGRAM HERE IN 1926 TOTALLED $885,000; HOMES LED During 1926 Shelby’s building program failed to reach the two and three million dollar marks of two previous years, but the total construction activity of the year shows a sound growth. A survey of the year prepared, by local newspaf et meii for a state re view shows.that construction, work in Shelby last year totalled approx imately §885,003. In the list of construction pro jects residences led at an estimated cost of $150,000. buying the year many fine homes were erected in Shelby; several being in the two ; new residential sections of Cleve land Springs estates and Belvedere Heights, while many others were erected on the various residential ' streets closer in. School and muni. . cipal improvements rank close to i •the residence construction. The en tire total is made up of business buildings, residences, street and municipal constriction, school structures, smaller business build ings and additions -o present build ings. The program during 192(1 gives Shelby a construction total over five millions over a period of three years. Brother of Lawson A. Gettys and Business Partner With Gra ham Dellinger Dies. Mr. Miles E. Gettys, brother of our townsman Mr. .Lawson A. Get tys, S. Lafayette street, died Wed nesday night'at 0. o’clock in the Gaffney hospital where he was a patient suffering with a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Gettys was a'na tive of Rutherford county, but has business interests and many friends in Cleveland county. He will be buried this afternoon at Grassy Pond, the funeral taking place at 3:30 o’clock. Mr. Gettyswas 54 years of. age. He was married to a Miss Martin who survives with five children. The Gettys family lived just out side of Gaffney, Mr. Gettys own ing a lumber plant- in Gaffney and also being partner with Graham Dellinger of Shelby in the opera tion of Gettys and C.»., another lumber plant in Newberry county. S. C. He was a stockholder in the Lattimore Oil company at Latti more. It is understood: that Mr. Gettys, has in addition to his brother, Mr. L. A. Gettys of Shelby, one sister, Mrs. Sara Wood of Chesnee, S. ( Mr. Gettys was business man of un usual ability, a fine up-standing citizen of exemplar qualities. Testing Program Well Under Way Many Sc’wcels Near Completion Of Tests—Smaller Schools Now Testing The testing program begun in. the elementary schools of the county during the month of Dec ember is now well underway. Prac tically all of the schools which operate for eight months or long er have already completed the tests hut the work is just begun in the smaller schools' which have six months term. As yet th<- results of the tests cannot be determined. The task of scoring the tec's and tabulating the results is on .» that requires time and patience it the part of the i teachers. Afu r the tests have j been given in all the schools the j class record sheets will be forward to the office of the county super intendent where the results will be compiled. When the work is complete the j progress of the schools may then be compared with the work in other counties. Should the tests in dicate weakness in certain branches remedial measures will be discuss ed. Prof. 13. A. Stevens, of the Extension Division o'' the Univer sity o'" North Carolina is assist ing both in supervising the test ing program and in tabulating the results. It is Hoped that by the last of February work will be completed and the results tabu latcd. Teachers and pupils alike are manifesting great ,interest in the; tests and their results. In many instances teachers arc requesting that the tests be given in their schools and. stranger still many pupils even in the high school grades are eager for a chance to j take the tests. Correcting Mail List Of Autoists Eskridge garage where auto li cense tags are sold each year, has received blank forms on which auto owner can notify the state depart ment of revenue of any change in address. So many auto owners change address that the state de partment of revenue is unable to keep up with them when time comes to send out notices about license. Those who change address are asked to keep tbz department of revenue at Raleigh notified and to facilitate this, the Eskridge gar age has blanks which will be filled out free of charge. Several Cars Will Pass to Buy Clev eland County Poultry in Early Spring. To Editor of The Star. The following dates have been arranged to run poultry cars from Shelby for the spring of 1927, Feb ruary 10th, March 9th, and 24th, April 8th, and 20th, May 4th, and 18th. If we should find it necessary to make any change in these dates, du-1 notice will be given. The reason we are making thi3 early announcement of the schedule, is because we feel that the tbnnage would have been double, that load ed on the last car, had the poul trymen received the notice of this first car. Prices will be announced preceding each car. Watch your county papers for these notices. Poultry loaded on the January car amounted to 6,500 lbs. Eighty seven different farmers sold birds; the smallest return was $1.01, the largest $56.25; the average $14.65. The gross sales amounted to $1, 274.73. We feel that these poultry cars are a great incentive to the poul try industry, they take care of both large and small amounts of surplus poultry, and thus make the poultry business a safe one. Spring is the recognised season for poultry, therefore aTl farmer? should have their birds ready for sale not later than June 15th., if they wish to realize a profit on them. ALVIN HARDIN. County Agent. IRMA P. WALLACE Home Dem onstration agent. Mull Decide* Note Case For Bank In Vandyke Hearing Affair Was About Mule Purchase. (Jets Fine For Liquor Found In His Room County Judge John P. Mull was in Kings Mountain Thursday where he heard a civil case, Commercial Bank & Trust company vs. J. L. Vandyke. The affair concerned a note said to be held by the newly merged bank against Vandyke. The note is said to have been given in i mule trade to a Kings Mountain firm, which in turn sold the note to the bank. The bank asked for $344.33 still due on the note and Judge Mull decided that it should be paid, it is understood. An ap peal on the decision, it is reported, was entered by attorneys for the defendant, J. M. Hoyle and Stone wall Durham, the latter of Gas tonia. Hears Rum Cases Louie Turner, charged with having some liquor in his room, was fined $50 and the costs and was given until Saturday noon to raise the money. The arrest was made by Officers Allen and Ware. In a hearing here Wedensday John Self and Ambrose Lail were given sentences of six months each for retailing. Both have a re putation in the courts, it is said. COTTON MARKETS (By Jno. F. Clarl and Co.) Cotton was quoted at 11 o’clock today. January 13.49; March 13.53; May 13.73; July 13.89; October 14.14. New York, Jan. 21.—Southern weather last night cloudy, raining at Fort Worth, and Memphis. Vicks burg had 3.64 inches. Manchester cable says demand is being maintained in the cloth market with manufacturers ask ing longer delivery periods. Good business in Worth street, smaller business at Fall river. Southern spot sales 33,000 bales, quotations unchanged. Market rallied yesterday on buying by the trade and this de mand may force prices consider ably higher before it is satisfied. OUR PAVEI) ROADS. (Morganton News-Herald.) Cleveland county is v n sideritig a proposition made by Highway Conimissioror Kistler to lend the State Highway Commission S500, 000 to be useii to complete the paving of the state loads in that county. It is th ■ same kind of proposal as w. • made to llurke county a 1 t tle over a year ng> for the completion of No. 10 and aft er much debate rejected. From this distance we judge' that Cleveland is ci.n:.id- ring the matter favorably, ami that most likely the loan will be made. We shall'watch the outcome with interest and with the hope that our neighbor will do for herself what we failed to do, and push ahead with her paving program. BOV SCOUT CLUB Kiwanis Gives Attentive Ear tv, Purposes of Hoy Scout Move ment, Officials Talk. Four brief speeches at Kiwanis club Thursday night outlining t plan and purpose of the B-y Sec.- it movement in America, the purposi being to foster the scout troops ir. Shelby later, there being two clubs already functioning here. Henry Edwards, local scout master pre sented Hugh White, district repro scntative, Mr. Shields, organizer and Rev. Zeno Wall who recited the achievements of Boy Scouts and told of the good the organization is doing. Scout boys are taught to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friend ly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheer ful, thrifty, brave, clean and rever ent in teaching these principles,1 a fine character is formed which last through the life of the youth. In the sixteen years that the organiza tion has been in existence in Amer ica, the membership has grown to 790,741 led by 1(57,987 men in 24, 589 troops located in every part of the country. Scouting has the endorsement of churches of all denominations and of business men and civic lend ers. In this district a scout camp is maintained at Lake Lanier iis Polk county where a site has been given for the use of the boys and where they get a summer outirg and scout training at a minimum cost. No action was asked, but the members cf the Kiwanis club were greatly impressed with the worth iness of the cause and the fact that the local organization is in need of help and sponsorship. Health Bureau ' Engineer Is Here M. M. Melvin, district sanitary inspector with the Bureau of San ! itary engineering and inspector of; the State Board of health, Raleigh, is spending a month in Shelby in' the hope of improving the sanitary; conditions of the town. Property owners who live within 200 feet of a sewer line are required to make j connection, while those beyond this ; distance are required to have; sani- i tary surface closets. Mr. Melvin has 1 plans and specifications of such1 closets and wil supervise their er ection. Mr. John Proctor McKuight a student at Davidson college is here spending the week end with his parents Mr. and Mrs. John Me- ! Knight. Heads Quake Reliel AD ELLA CHICKERLNG This Boston girl. director of child welfare for trie Near East Relief in Armenia, has been through 76 earth t-ualce shocks in the past month. She Lin charge of American relief work the peasants in 33 ruined villages. Shelby Man Starts Second Ki^ht For Secret Ballot. Outlook More Promising Now. Raleigh, Jan. 30.-: Introduction of state-wide Australian ballot bills in both houses of the general as o■' ly. and of a marriage bans bill in the house featured todays ses 1 Australian ballot bill was in troduced in the house by Reresen tative B. T. Falls, Cleveland. It w, u ! provide for secret voting over the entire state. The form of the law would fol low accepted practice in other states hat iov a law and wo.i'.i require sep arate ballots for different office ifient i"ns and private booths for voters to mark their ballots. Several bills to make the Austra lian ballot effective in certain coun ties have been introduced, but the joint introduction today marked the first official move of the present t.i i oral assembly to establish it for th entire state. The Shelby statesman offered the rmo measure two years ago and lacked one vote oJ getting it through the house. He has captured that support and with it a power ful woman ally, Representative Ev ert;4. of Durham, opposed the bill . is a strong advocate now, as is Mrs Everett. The Durham man went against a powerful combin ation last summer and suffered considerable fright when this was made an issue against him. His conversion wasn’t Pauline or even political. He just sees nothing against the bill and very much in favor of it. Vaudeville Pair Wed On Stage At Shelby Theatre Ev.-n Stage Love Gets Serious Eenough for Matrimony When Cupid Prowls About. A lot of sedate, serious-minded husbands have told thctr senti mental spouses after leaving a stage show: “Aw, that love-making on the stage is all hunk. They coo like doves, but it’s nothing but act ing.’. Nevertheless, sentimental wifef goes home and secretly longs for something like the gentle ca resses and heroic, honeyed words of the stage. And here’s a prize argument for Women, who always want to he loved and can’t help but get senti mental at the sight of it: Stage love is real—sometimes. Proof, von say ? Well, what is better proof of love than a mar riage license, a beaming magis trate, a little circle of gold, and the pronouncement “man and wife’? Enos'and Zeb Beam staged a show Thursday night and as the curtain flopped on the finale there was a postlude, proving that stage lovers some times cannot get over the spell of the parts they play for, the house. Anyway, the curtain came up again anfi there stood ‘Squire 1. Cling Eskridge, the “marrying magistrate’ of Shelby, and before him was one of the winsome las sies of the show and also one of the male characters. While the au dience stretched forward to hear real stage love culminated the mag istrate soon reached the portion of the pre-divorce ceremony where a five-dollar hitching paper and a wedding ring make one person out of two, contrary to nature. All of which is to say that the theatre advertised a real marriage on the stage with a local official participating, and at the stroke of 10 the advertisement was carried out in detail. The lovers of the stage who became lovers, and mates, in real life, were Dorothy Philpott. just barely 20, if you please, and Paul Robinson, just turned 21. thankee. The young actor and his bride of the public cere mony bail from Montgomery coun ty. Pennsylvania, which is to say Philadelphia. Just how long they have been lovers is not known, hut now they are life partners—that is, if that legendary matriomonial sea offers smooth sailing. Both are members of Homer Meacham’s musical company. And what’s more Squire Esk ridge was close enough to the Mushing (?) bride and her catch to offer authentic information that she was “right pretty” even when me was nearby enough to see through the stage make-up, and the groom, he was a likable young fellow. And, yes. lest you think it was just make believe like other stage events, Register Andy Newton can «ho\v you that the groom official ly tendered a five-spot for the of ficial permission of the State of North Carolina to take unto him self a better 55 per cent. He Says We’re Too Modest [ .w ft * - .«i A isiralia differs from most foreigners i.ih-ii State* He way* we're “too modeaflt ».cm. "hi. Mrs. Bruce uu hie arrival tn Chicago Cleveland County Has No Bonded School Debt Now Owes No Debt Except Part In Buildings Recently; Erected By County. The following summary of the, county school budget and list of expenditures as gathered by the Cleveland County School Times should be of *iterest to Star read ers: The cost in the public schools is or.e of the most oft discussed questions today. Here and there one hears the direful prediction that the cost of our schools is soon to bankrupt* our state and county. On the other hand many communi ties are not seemingly content with the county expenditure and accord ing levy local taxes to add in the support of their schools. In some instances, no doubt, criticism of our school system is justified; no system of its magnitude can be perfect. Again some criticism, there is reason to believe, co nes as a result of a lack of informa tion on the part of the critic. With this thought in mind the editor is giving below' some very definite information regarding the cost of the county schools during the present school year. These facts are taken from the November school budget recently approved by the County Board of Education and accepted by the Board of County Commissioners. Teachers salaries (including coun ty supt. and supt. of wel fare) _■ _ .$196,3(52.70 Fuel_ ..$6,000.00 School supplies __-.$1,200.00 Rent and insurance_..SI,400.00 New trucks .. $8,000.00 Gas, oil and truck repairs $0,000.00 Repairs to building _$4,500.00 O. & E. fund, Shelby and Kings Mountain $14,000.00 New buildings .. __.513,335.00 [-Miscellaneous__ $2,000.00 j Total ___. _$255,797.70 | Source of income other than taxa t ion: State equalizing fund_$5,347.00 Fines and forfeitures, (about) .. ......_$13,000.00 Dog taxes (about)_$2,500.00 Amount to be raised by taxa tion .. „. _...$234,850.70 The county has no bonded in debtednesA for schools. It owes no money except its part of buildings recently erected and for which the j county and local district borrow [ ed jointly from the State literary fund. There was a deficit of 'about $15,000 at the beginning of j the present school year. This was | not due to an over expenditure of the budget but resulted from fail ule of the tax receipts to total as much as expected. It will be seen from the above table that of the total expenditures $10,630.20, or nearly four-fifths of the budget is spent for teachers’ salaries. The matter of teachers’ salaries is one over which the county board has no control. Teachers are paid according to the State salary schedule. The only way to reduce expenditures in this field is to replace the better trained and as a result better paid ! teachers with teachers of less 1 training who would draw smaller salaries. Rut no school commit teemen wish to do this—and right ly so. The remainder of the budget some $60,000, goes for the erec tion of new buildings, payment on buildings already built, for repairs to buildings, for fuel, transporta tion, school supplies, for desks and other miscellaneous items. Women Are Smoking One-Fifth Of Cigarettes Sold Now In Charlotte Charlotte.— Frivolous flappers, pleasure-seeing' mothers, and dig nified grandmothers—these con sume at least 20 per cent of the number of cigarettes sold in Char lotte, according to a survey of the hotel cigar stands and tobacco shops. And, believe it or not, women, prefer the popular 15c brands to the more expensive smokes. They are not nearly so discriminating as men in their choice of tobacco. There are two kinds of cigar ettes which women prefer above others—ask the woman next to you, she knows—and the number sold of these two brands is about the same, cigar clerks say. Many women believe that the iy>pular ity of one is deserved, while other women prefer to walk. The smoke shops here have their ragular cigarettes customers among the women. There are those who are just a bit shy when it comes to buying them. They ad mit smoking but don’t like to be seen purchasing cigarettes. Then there are those who make “no bones” about buying their supply of fags, but drop a word or two intended to inform one that the purchase is being made for the husband. This is the type of wo man who usually provokes laugh ter, unless she is really buying them for her spouse. For there is an air about the woman smoker which is easily dis cernible to the cigarette salesman, or saleslady. Find Great Pleasure Women customers, in conversa- j tion with cigarette salesmen, often; declare that they derive their | greatest pleasure from smoking, j Mothers say it is a sure way to: break the monotonous drudgery; of housekeeping. A few grayhair-1 ed grandmothers assert that they I smoke because they want to, ; while other grandmothers say they smoke to keep pace with the young. And as for the flapper, well— Smoking in public isn't consid } ered declasse in Charlotte by any means. In the hotels women us ually withdraw to the dining room and sitting rooms, while the younger set is becoming bolder in its action. Representatives of the younger set may be seen in automobiles or in nearly any drug store booth, in differently dragging at a fag. OBEDIENCE IS SUBJECT OF SUNDAY SERMON At the local Presbyterian church Sunday the pastor, Rev. Hector N. Me Diarm id, will have charge of the services. Ilis sermon subjects will be: at 11 a. m., “Obedience;” at 7:30 p. m., “A Misapprehension of -Jesus.” At both services the choir, under the direction of Mrs. William McCord, will render spec ially prepared music: at the morn ing worship an anthem, “May Jesus Christ Be Praised" (Wild eremere); and in the evening a duet, “Nobody Cares” (Acley,) sung by Mrs. R. T. LeGrand and Mrs. E. T. Switzer. The workers council of the Sunday school will meet at 9:30 a. m. Departmental worship will begin at 9:45 a. m. The superintendent J. S. McKnight would like to see every officer, teacher and pupil in place Sunday morning. Junior and Senior Chris tian Endeavors will meet at 6:30 p. m„ and the adult prayer group at 6:45 p. m. This church invites the public to all its services and gives a special welcome to strang ers and visitors. ,1 TO SUBVEY P & 1 Grading Roadbed to Begin at K. ;r!j Date. Apiu-ai For Extension By Shelby Heard. Charlotte, Jan. 20.—Preliminar ies to the start of construction cf Piedmont & Northern Railway ex tensions in the Carolinas rapidly are being completed and the grad ing of the roadbed for this $15,000, 000 project will be commenced with in “a very short time,” it was learn, ed Thursday at headquarters here of the company. Surveys of the route of the line which will connect Charlotte and Lexington have been completed, but a decision has not yet been reach ed regarding the route of the lino which will connect Gastonia and Spartanburg, S. C. The railway has two options on that route, on "'hich will be brought Shelby and the other extending through Gaff ney, S. C. While information made available Thursday was not defin ite, there was some indication thi t the first construction work will be done on the Charlotte-Lexington link, which ultimately will bo ex tended to Winston-Salem. The ap peal Shelby probably will make of the railway company, it was under stood, will emphasize the fact that the proposed route through that city will not actually parallel the main line of the Southern railway, as will be the case should the Gas tonia-Gaffney-Spartanburg , route be chosen to link up the lines the company now is operating in South Carolina and North Carolina. It was learned yesterday that the Belmont and Lily textile plants of South Shelby had purchased the one-third interest in the old South Shelby school building and site from the Ella plant, of the Con solidated Textile corporation. It will be remembered that the old school, abandoned after the new- Morgan school was ereeteo, belonged to the three plants, ,eacL» owning a third interest. Around $2,300 was involved i the deal, it is said. Order Big Tax Suit In Gasto? Gastonia.—Mangum and Denn county attorneys, were instruct to file suit immediately against t bondsmen of James H. White, t collector for Dallas township, to 1 cover an alleged shortage in his a counts with the county. It is proi able that the litigation will b< commenced within the next day pi two. A resolution to this effect wa« adopted at a called meeting of the board here today. A final and detailed audit of White’s books, just completed by John E. Eck and company, certified public accountants, shows the al leged shortage to be $31,200.42. Beauty Developer Sued For Damages Charlotte.—Vanished locks, a charred scalp and much pain were alleged as grounds for a suit brought in Mecklenburg Superior court by Mrs. E. H. Westerfield, of this city, suing Mrs. Matilda II. Rollins of a beauty shop here. Th® plaintiff allege sthat she paid $13 to the defendant for a permanent wave; that a metal cap was placed on her head and an electric current of high voltage applied, so strong that it caused permanent damage. Blood poisoning is said to have de veloped. Issues License To Three Couples On Tuesday Register Andy New ton issued marriage license to three couples, one white and two colored. The white couple receiving licensa were members of the show now playing at a local theatre. They both hail from Philadelphia, ac cording to the record. Episcopal Services At the Episcopal church, Sur day January 23rd, 1927. 9:45 a. n Sunday school and Bible class. 1 a. m. Morning prayer and sernioi 7 p. m. Young People’s society. All are welcome. At the 1 o’clock service, the rector, W. 1 Allen will officiate and preach.