COME TO THE
The Chocolate Shop
For Your Supply Of Holiday Confections, Candies,
Fancy boxes of all kinds. Lyons Perfection, the
best ever made. A Cedar Chest—a gift for the
Fruits of all kinds. Fancy baskets, any size.
Walnuts 39 cents a lb. — Pecans 35 cents a lb.
Mixed Nuts 35c a lb. — Chestnuts 25c a lb.
Don’t Forget To Buy a Walking Stick For Your
George Smyrnios Will Greet You with a Handshake
And A Smile.
At The Webb
“SORRELL AND SON”
A much talked-of and splendid picture, star
ring H. B. Warner, with an all star cast including
Anna Q. Nilsson. Alice Joyce, Mary Nolan. Carmel
Myers and Nils Asther.
Picture from the famous novel by Warwick
Deeping—being read everywhere.
Al*o entertaining News Reel.
— TOMORROW —
The Best of the Western Stars—
IN A FLASHY ACTION PICTLRK.
, Vis-- -
Only two more shopping days—and that morn
ing when music should ring out in every home, will
The VICTROLA—the Gift that keeps on giv
ing, can only be found in Shelby at our store—and
records, Old Time and New, they are all here.
THE GREAT MAJESTIC RADIO, the king of
all at a medium price is also sold exclusively by us.
THE HOLSTER, a Radio you can depend on,
is also here in several models for your selection
MAKE THIS A TRUE MUSICAL CHRISTMAS.
_ EXCLUSIVE MUSIC DEALERS —
Personal And Local
Mr. and Mrs. James Willard left
today for Augusta, Ga., where they
will spend a few days during the
Mesdames Guy Roberts, Paul
Roberts and Miss Adelaide Cabaniss
were visitors in Charlotte Tuesday.
Mrs. Ravmon Washburn leaves
tomorrow for Godwin to visit her
parents daring Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs J S. Ligette will
j spend Christmas with relatives at
I Dillon, S. C.
Mesdames Henry Mill.-.. T. W.
i Ebeltoft, Misses-Elizabeth Ebeltoffc
! and Helen Dickson motored to
■ Charlotte Monday for the day.
Mrs. Mary Fropst of Casar will
spend Christmas holidays with her
sen Mr. J. C. Propr.t and family.
Mrs. Hal fiehenck is spending
this week with her parents in
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Webb, jr, of
Atlanta, will arrive tomorrow to
spend the holidays with their par
Miss Sue Andrews of Charlotte,
will spend next week with her par
ents Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Andrews.
Mr. and Mrs. Draper Wood leave
tomorrow to spend Christmas with
Mr, and Mrs. Jack Stevens in
Mr. and Mrs. George Sperling and
family are moving this week into
their handsome new home on the
Mr. and Mrs. Boy Yeatch of
I Washington, D. C., are spending the
Christmas holidays with Judge and
Mrs E. Y. Webb.
Dave Blanton of Marion will at
tend the dance at Cleveland Springs
Miss Nita Benton, who work. for
the Chickasaw Thread left today
day for her home in Laurlnbiirg to
I spend the holidays with relatives.
Major Ghas. E. McBrayer, U. S.
army, who is visiting the home
folks during the Yuletide left this
morning for Atlanta, Ga,, where he
will meet his brother, Dr. R. Allen
McBrayer, of Chlpley, Florida, for
a brief hand, shake.
Judge and Mrs..E. Y Webb re
turned last night from Tarboro,
where they had spent the past
week. They were accompanied by
Mrs. Webb's two children, Miss
Lillie and Jimmy Taylor.
Mrs. Robert Buckner who has
been visiting Mrs. H. T. Hudson for
several days left today for New
i York to spend the Christmas holi
* days with her son.
i ‘ _
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Roberts are
moving today into their new brick
veneer home oh West Graham St
i V. C. Mason, of Shelby, Is ex
pected to be among the North Car
i olina Methodists who will attend
| the international missionary con
ference in Memphis January 1-3.
; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hamrick of
Chester visited Mr. and Mrs. T. W.
Mr. E. A Rudasill will spend the
I Christmas holidays with his daugh
ter, Mrs. Harris Bailey and fam
ily at Elberton, Ga.
Mrs. J. T. Bowman is visiting rela
lives in Lynchburg, Va., this week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Blanton
and family moved Tuesday to
Cleveland Springs hotel, where they
will live until their home is com
pleted on West Marion street.
The following Meredith college
gii-Is arrived Wednesday to spend
the Christmas holidays: Misses
Charlotte Tedder, Bernice Borders,
Willie Falls, Roberta Royster, Burii
| ette Hunt, Elizabeth Hamrick and
j Ruby Washburn.
Professor J. W. Harrelson of State
college and Miss Billie Harrelson
of Meredith arriyed Wednesday
night to spend the Christmas holi
! days with their mother at the home
of Mrs. T A. Spangler.
Mr. and Mrs. Luico M. Hull ex
pect to leave Monday for Mt. Olive
to spend Christmas day with Mrs.
Hull’s relatives. After that they go
to Orlando Fla., for the remainder
of the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Dixon Smith and
children returned to their home in
Columbus, Ga., today after being
at the bedside of his mother Mrs.
Julius Smith who is improving
LOST BIG BLACK MARE
mule, weighing about 1250 pounds.
Reward. Notify A. H. Rhyne, Gas
tonia. 2t 21p
j W. E. Jordan, popular auto deal
I er here, has sold his agency to a
Kings Mountain purchaser. Mr.
Jordan's plans for the future have
not bccu definitely announced.
At The Theatres
At The Lyric.
Lela May fund her Southern beau
tins are playing a return engage
ment starting Dec. 24, and Hap|
Roberta, business manager prom-j
ises a bigger and better show than:
the last when they presented i
“Fair and Warmer.'’ Every one in
the cast this year are special ar
tist in their line and a new sys
tem has been augnmented with a
! jazz band, flash presentation start
! ing the show off. adding a novelty
that Is something new for the south.
’Lela May wishes to thank the
many friends from last season for
the kindness and patronge she
received and wishes everybody a
Merry Merry Christmas.
‘ Black Butterfly” with Jobyna
Ralston, Mae Bush and Lila tee,
tops the bill at the Princess today.
It is an elaborate, dressed up Pic
ture, built around the eternal
question, can modern youth burn
the candle at both ends and get
away with it. It Is designed as an
expose of the modern pleasure lov
ing girl. It is a picture with great
power and greater interest.
Tomorrow brings Ranger in
‘‘Dog Law'.” A good picture of thrill
At the Webb today appears the
much discussed "Sorrel and Son,"
a picture made from the Warwick
Deeping novel. It is presented by an
all star cast, including some of the
big names in screenland. Sorrel is.
none other than H. B. Warner, the
"Christ" of King of Kings. It, is a
picture of filial devotion, so splen
didly done that the theme goes
over with many a heart throb.
Tomorrow Ken Maynard appears.
• Maynard is the big name in west
erns, and this, is one of his best.
Card Of Thanks,
We wish to thank our neighbors
and friends for their many acts of
kindness shown us during the ill
ness and death of Mrs, Blanche
Queen. We especially wish to thank
Dr. Matthews for his loyal service.
May God’s richest, blessings rest
upon each and everyone of you.
Mr. and Mrs Joe Willis and
INFLUENZA GETS 421 IN
ALASKAN VILLAGE OF 450
Washington, Dec. 20.—Out of a
total population of 450 at Hoodah,
Alaska, thw coast guard cutter In
alga reported today there were 424
cases of Influenza. Her report also
said that there v:ere but one doc
tor, one nurse and che teacher to
care for the Alaskan village’s suf
Danville, Va., has a novel idea as
ideas go in municipalities. It seeks
to retain, to its advantage, the
knowledge and experience gained
by a public servant through long
years of identification with the
city's affairs. To that end it creat
ed the office of counselor for one
Frank Talbott, who'for more than
30 years has held a place in Dan
ville’s administration. As counselor
he receives a salary of $5,000 a year.
At this distance it is impossible to
; know all the circumstances sur
| rounding this action, but on the
1 face of it the conclusions to he
| drawn are highly creditable to Mr.
| Talbott. Apparently his 30 years
! spent in the public service have es
j tablished for him an enviable repu
tation among his fellow citizens. It
| must be so if they still think, after
| so long a time, it is advisable if not
necessary to ask Frank what had
I best be done about a little more
! money for the schools, or the, po
| lice, or the street cleaning, depart
ment. It isn’t for nothing that a
man is made past grand master, so
to speak, of a municipal govern
ment. He is to be congratulated.
So is Danville. It is no small
thing to have a man identified with
a municipal administration in whom
the public has so high a degree of
confidence. To have had him so
identified for 30 years is a marvel
ous stroke of good fortune. Such
men usually die young. And tliey
still have him! Lucky Danville,—
The Baltimore Evening Sun.
Pursuant to the authority con
tained in a certain deed of trust
given by Alma Webber and wife,
Hettie Webber to secure an in
debtedness to Marvin Blanton, de
fault having been made in the pay
ment of said indebtedness, the. un
dersigned trustee will on January
21, 1929 at the court house door m
the town of Shelby sell at public
auction to the highest bidedr for
cash the. following described real
Situated in the southeast por
tion of the town of Shelby, North,
Carolina, being a portion of that
lot deeded by B. F.'Curtis by JT. I’
Young and A. V, Wr ■ and others,
and being lot No. 14 of a subdivi
sion thereof as 6hown by map made
by A- M. Lovelace in June 1923, and
recorded in book No. 1 of plats at
page 52 in the office of the regis
ter of deeds of Cleveland county,
N. C. reference to which map is
hereby made for full description by
metes and bounds.
HORACE KENNEDY, Trustee.
'Special to The Star.)
Pallstcn. Dec. 20.—There will be
a community Christmas tree at the I
school auditorium Monday evening)
December 24. Everyone is invited to I
come and put presents on the tree.
Mr. John Laverv of New York
city spent, this week here with Mr 1
and Mrs. M. L. Murray and fam
The following students have re
turned from college to spend the'
Christmas holidays at, their homes
here; Miss Fannie Ross of Camp
bells college; Miss Elizabeth Stacy
of O. F. C.; Miss Elya-Baker, of
N. C. C. W.; Misses Gladys Morris
and Nathalee Lackey of High
Point; Miss Thelma Hoyle of Mars
Hill; Miss Roberta Royster, of
Meredith.; Messrs. Paul Stacy. Ear!
Lutz, Charles Stacy. Lloyd Wilson.'
of Duke university:1 Mr, Reid Lutz
1 of Rutherford college,
i Miss Rhea La ttiihcre spent the
' week-end at her home near Polk
! Mr. Roy Wilson made a business
i trip to Bessemer City Saturday,
Mr. Odus Wright is expected to
| arrive Saturday from Georgi.i
i Tech to spend the Christmas holi
days with hLs parents Mr. and Mrs.
M. W. Wright,
Dean Of Dartmouth University
j Discourages Attendance
i Philadelphia Inquirer.)
At what age should a boy begin
college? ... ■■
I Dartmouth college, -has. a, 26-year
old freshman this year and three
freshmen under 16. Sixteen-year
old boys do not get into Dartmouth
even with the finest, records and
qualifications unless they can
I prove to the director of admissions
j “that they would not be greatly
benefited by waiting a year."
I Dean E. Gordon Bill, in charge
j of Dartmouth college admissions,
! discusses the problem of the boy
| under 18 in the Dartmouth alumni
j magazine. He is definitely against
'admitting boys much under 18. He
fells of malting a practice of urg
ing parents of "top-notch ’ boys pi
16 and 17 to give these boys "anoth
er year of preparation and matur
1 This Is directly contrary to the
■ philosophy about college age which
President A. Lawrence Lowell, of
Harvard university, has pionounc
ed in recent discussions of the age
question with school teachers and
in Harvard college report
| President Lowell has scolded the
[ schools for taking so many years
j to prepare pupils for college. He
j insists that they can and should be
[ ready at 16.
Dean Bill of Dartmouth says:
[, “It may be fairly argued that
whereas in a large; city university
extreme youth and immaturity may
not. be a great handicap in getting
. the most the institution has to cf
: fer, the writer believes that in a
college of the type of Dartmouth
with Its compact and intimate com
munity life all matriculants should
have reached a certain maturity
which may come at 15 but usually
not before 18. In any care the of
fice of admissions at the present
time is a kind your applicants to
prove to it that they would not be
greatly benefited by waiting a
In spite or DartmoMtvs prciei -
rnce for sons o' tier own -alumni
and professors, more than two
t birds of this year's freshtr-n are
boys whose- fathers did; not- go to
any coIItp. Only 38 out of the
class of 5.86 are from homes where I
both parents, are collect’ graduates, j
The 183 whose fathers arc col’-e,
men are, however, the. largest num
ber of sons of college raduates in
any Dartmouth class
The great majority of the enter
mg class of them expectto go into
business than anything else Half
of them, however, have no notion
what they are going to do,, after (
The New England representation
at parmoutb has shrunk from 40.4;
per cent of the r'ass that entered a
year ago ;p 33.8 per vent .of this
Both Ma sackusett • and New
Hampshire have a sifial.er repres
entation ban usual, while New
York's number.-,. have increased.
New York goes to the head of the
list, pas. ‘ng Massachusetts, as the
state with the largest representa
tion. There, are 154 New York fresh
men to 127 from the Bay State.
The class average a shade young
er than previous classes. It. has
been held, down to a smaller class
then last 'year s by 40, Tills follows
a definite policy to restrict the col
lege to as near 2000 as practicable
Tn cutting the applications Dean
Bill explains a good many appli
cants were turned down who came
under what Dartmouth, lists as
“favored groups.'’ These favored
groups include sons of alumni, na
tives of New Hampshire, and boys
| from the south and far west.
Alabama I cads With Ovrr Million
Halo. North Carolina
Wa.'-lunrfon, Dor. 20.—The cen
sus bureau announced today that
cotton, of this year's crop ginned
prior to December 13 totaled 13.
M3.4:i bales including 559,741
round bales collided as half bales.
Glnmnas io December 13 las:,
year totaled 12,072,733 includ.tr.!
437.234 round bales ard in 1920
totaled 15,540,804 bales including
555,655 round bale -
fHnnin •, prior to December 13 by
Alabama 1,058 090, Arizona 107,
057, Arkansas 1 073.280, California
130,610, Florida 19,64.1, Georgia 1,
003,925, Louisiana 075,035. Mississ
ippi M.392,E42. -Missouri 106,5177, New
Mexico 63.982, North Carolina 800,
202, Oklahoma 1 046.532, - Scut it
Carolina 711,438. Tennessee, 358.
025. Texas 4,551,3417 Virginia 39
999,: all ethers'. 3,513
i Wilt Meet My Precioa'i Daughter
Since Uie Angels took my daugh
ter |o heaven, life has been so very
; sad and lonely to me. but I'm trust
ing in the God she loved so well
j and some day my daughter's face
again I'll see. Oh, my daughter, how
: I miss her. Since the angels bore
her happy soul away in the land
I of love. I’ll meet her, by the throne,
jet God., I'll greet her. I will meet
I my precious daughter some sweet
Many loving friends are kind and
rood to me, as the toilsome home
i ward journey r pursue, but I miss
[ mf daughter as the days go by, for
| there is no friend like her. none so
'.rue, Swiftly now I pass the mile
stones one by one. Bye and bye the
glory gates wall Joy 1 11 see. Then
among rejoicing friends in that
.sweet home, will my own dear
daughter gladly welcome me.
Mother—Mrs. Joe F. Willis.
Hatchet Victim Hie*:.
Eutaw, Ala,, Dec. 20..Ben C
; Causey of Junction City, La., beat
; en with a hafchet when be was at
jLacked and robbed on the Eutav •
j Tuscaloosa highway, died here to
| A negro, who officers say has
* confessed to the killing, has been
j placed in the Futaw jail.
Officers say that the negro, when
| arrested, had a large sum of money
| in his possession.
Scire “Ink” Shipment.
; New York. Dec. 20 —Alcohol bill
ed as “ink’’ valued at $232,500 and
shipped into this country from
Cuba, was seised today by agents of
| the customs enforcement bureau.
The alcohol was in 153 100-gallor.
Ninety-nine of the drums were
takcai from a Brooklyn pier and 56
from an Bast river pier in Man
hattan, Federal officials said the
liquor, after being redistilled, would
have been used in the manufacture
Lot between 30,000,000 and 45,000,
000 gallons of liquor.
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TATI, FEEDS SO WELL
PATRONS WON’T LEAVE
Hopkinsville, Ky.—The Hopkins
ville county jailer found the bars
of one of the cells wrenched apart
far enough to allow a man to ge
out, but his count showed every
nose present. Later he. learned
from one prisoner that several men
had left and spent the night with
their families but had come back
the next morning early, enough to
"We like the food here so well
that we wouldn’t stay away from
meals; if we had the chance," one
WOMAN F RAPS TO DEATH
.' FROM WINDOW OF HOTEL
New York, pec.. .20..—Mrs. W. H.
Brntiev of Jacksonville. Fla., jump
ed or fell to Far death today from
a fourth floor room in a West TOt.h
street hotel. She left a letter ad
dressed to Mrs. Frank Hadley, 50.
West Forsythe street. Jacksonville
who pohee understood was her
Lutheran Church Services.
Sunday school at ten o'clock
Mcrning: worship at 11 o'clock.
Subject. "A Preacher of Truth,"
Evening worship at' 7; 15. The
Christmas service with a- short pro
gram by the children will he held
at this hour.
Visitors ore- 'invited to worship
with us. at the Marion school
EXECUTOR S NOTICE
Having qualified as executors of
the will of T. H Bridges, late of
Cleveland county. North Carolina,
this is to notify all persons hav
ing claims again; t the estate of the
said deceased to presen thorn to
the undersigned on op before the
21st day of December, 1529, or tuts
notice will he pleaded in bar <>.
their recovery. All persons indebt
ed to the said estate will please
make immediate payment. .
JOHN L. BRIDGES,
GEO. O BRIDGES, Execu
tors of T. H. Bridges, Dec’d.
CALl. NO. 11 FOR PRICES AND
i DETAIL ABOUT ANY KIND OF
| JOB PRINTIN'! WE ARE PRE
[ PARED TO FI UNI Oil YOU.
Acquitted of Husband Slaying!
Mrs, Frances Kirkwood abovei in the embrace of her son,',
Lee McAvoy, after a jury in Queens county (New York) court'
had acquitted her of the fata; stabbing of her husband, a vet-i
crinary surgeon; Lee is her son by a previous marriage, j
AT THE BLUE PARROT
— TURKEY DINNER —
HOURS 6 TO 8
AT THE BLUE PARROT
TURKEY DINNER —
HOURS 12 TO 2
This will be the only meal served
Christmas Day at the Eating Shoppe*
Blue Parrot Tea Room
r; is eaoy.to select a pleasing Gift
for HIM or for -HER.
We feature Candies, Cigars and
Toilet Goods and suggest that you con
SHELBY, N. C.