North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXXV, No. 17 THE CLEVELAND STAR SHELBY, N. C. FRIDAY. AF’RIL 19, 1929. Published Monday, Wadnesday, and Friday Afternoons
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LATENEWS
The Markets.
Cotton, spot __ 20c
Cotton Seed, per bu. ........ 55'jc
Cloudy Saturday.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair and slightly warmer
tn extreme west portion tonight. |
Saturday Increasing cloudiness and
somewhat wanner In west central
portions.
Jail Strike Leader.
Ellen Dawson, one of the com
munist agitators in the textile
strike at Gastonia, was arrested
there yesterday by a federal dep
uty marshal and placed in jail In
Charlotte on a charge sent from
Trenton, N. J., where It is said she
violated the federal immigration
laws.
Only 200 Sign
For Gas Here
Engineer Bishop Anxious To Have
Cards Signed By The Local
Citizens.
Only 200 citizens of Shelby have
signed cards signifying their will
ingness to become patrons of a gas
plant should the city build and
operate one here. A survey is be
ing made by G. H. Bishop, Char
lotte engineer, to determine whether
enough patrons are available to
Justify the city to build a plant, but
so far, the response has been very
disappointing. It is believed, how
ever, that the lack of interest has
been through pure neglect to sign
the cards sent out with the monthly
light and power statements.
In the event that 700 signify their
willingness to have the convenience
of gas in their home, the city will
give further consideration to build
ing & plant here. These 700 have
not signed cards, however, and un
less this number is secured the
city will pass up for the time be
ing the consideration of a muni
cipally owned gas plant.
During the last year, two or three
privately owned corporations have
asked for a franchise in Shelby to
build a gas plant, but city officials
and others feel that such a public
service corporation should be muni
cipally owned rather than private
ly owned as the city already owns
the water and light plants and these
are now profitable,
Mr. Bishop is anxious for those
who wish to have the city build
a gas plant and have not signed
cards pledging themselves to be
come a customer of the plant, to
look up such cards or call for addi
tional ones at the city hall and re
turn them, properly signed to the
hall at once.
To Make Farm
Survey Here
Information On Cotton Growing
And Marketing To Be Gathered
In County.
Many farmers of Cleveland coun
ty will be interviewed during the
coming week by field workers rep
resenting the United States depart
ment of agriculture to gather cer
tain facts about the growing and
marketing of cotton in recent years.
This is Just one part of a south-wide
survey of conditions surrounding
the production and sale of cotton
now in process of completion, ac
cording to a statement from Mr.
T. B. Manny, senior agricultural
economist, of Washington, D. C„
who is supervising this part of the
work In North Carolina and Ala
bama. Cotton producers in Robe
son, Harnett, Wayne, Northampton,
and Cabarrus counties have been
consulted already, these counties
along with Cleveland having been
selected as typical of various North
Carolina conditions. Mr. Manny re
ports that in each of the counties
already covered, farmers have shown
a real Interest in the work by their
willingness to give careful replies
to all questions which have been
put to them.
Three men from North Carolina
State college, Raleigh, J. A. Shank
lin, A. L. Eagles, and G. W. Towns
end, are assisting in the field work.
The men are now finishing up in
Cabarrus county, and expect to be
gin in Cleveland on Monday, April
22. They will be here a week to
ten days. County Agricultural
Agent Alvin Hardin, has been in
touch with Mr. Manny in complet
ing local arrangements for this sur
vey.
It is expected that as a result,
farmer viewpoints and ideas about
the present situation confronting
the producers of cotton will be
brought more forcefully to the at
tention of those Peeking to im
prove agriculture, ^conditions in the
United States. *
Hearts Phelans.
Dr. L. A./Crowell, of Lincoln ton,
father of Jfirs. Jean Schenck, of
Shelby, wjr . elected present of the
North C# olina Medical Society at
the socLf sy meeting in Greensboro
this wrf Several Shelby physi
cians M'tended the session
City Election
Will Be Held
By Old Method
Australian Ballot Law Not In Ef
fect Vet, Burra* Kinds. Ac
tivity At Polls.
The usual crowd of vote
catchers, markers and workers
for the various candidates will
be seen about the voting booths j
here May 6 as It was announc- j
ed today that the city election
would be held by the old plan
and not by the regulations of
the new Australian ballot law. |
Effective In July.
The Australian ballot law,
passed by the last legislature,
covers all elections, state, coun
ty, township, and municipal,
hut City Attorney C'has. A.
Burras after securing a copy
of the law finds that the sec
ret ballot law does not take ef
fect until June 30. This means
that the coming election will*
be the last ever held here by
the open booth plan unless the
Australian ballot, sponsored by
Governor Gardner, is repealed.
Only about a score of new
citizens have registered during
the first registration week for
the municipal election, accord
ing to Registrar Mike II. Aus
tell. The registration books
opened Monday.
Helping Crippled
Youth Of County
State Is Offering Training To Un
fortunate So They Might
Earn Living.
Claude M. Andrews of the voca- I
tional and rehabilitation depart
ment, a branch of the state board
of education, was in Shelby this
week in conference with J. B.
Smith, county welfare officers,
checking up on the crippled of the
county who are receiving aid from
this department or are entitled to
receive aid'and have not asked for
same.
This department has aided or is
aiding between 15 or 20 county
crippled, most of whom are young
people, in offering them a training
in order that they might become
self-supporting. There is a state
fund matched by a like amount
from the federal government to aid
| crippled people above 16 years of
age. In this county a number are
being given scholarships in schools
and colleges, others have money
contributed to them from this fund
to suplement their earnings, while
artificial limbs will be purchased
for those unable to buy the same.
Many people do not know of this
service which is offered all over the
state. Those who are entitled to this
service should get in touch with the
county welfare officer, Mr. Smith
who will report the case to Mr. An
drews. He comes and makes a
thorough investigation and if found
worthy, the state and federal gov
ernments lend the necessary as
sistance.
Mr. Andrews says the cases in
Cleveland county now receiving this
service are above the average and
the cooperative spirit here has been
very good indeed.
Grigg On Program
Of Teacher* Meet
Rldenhour And County Superin
tendent To Attend Raleigh
Sessions.
County Supt. J. H. Grigg, of
Shelby, and Mr. W. A. Ridenhour,
of Kings Mountain, chairman of
the Cleveland county board of edu
cation, will leave Sunday for Ra
leigh where they will attend the
five-day efficiency course for
North Carolina school superin
tendents and chairmen of county
educational boards.
Prof. Grigg is on the program
for a talk on Wednesday.
Three Said To Be
Willing To Accept
Berths On Board
It is reported to The Star that
Marvin Blanton will be a candidate
lor alderman in Ward 3 in which
no one has announced. A V. Ham
rick is alderman at present in this
ward and has not decided whether
he will be a candidate or not, hesi
tating because he thinks he should
give his whole time to his work and
therefore retire from the board.
Felix Gee in Ward 2 and Jhad
C. Ford in Ward 1 have been ap
proached by Iriends who urged them
to accept places on the city board
of education. Neither of these men
has been seen by The Star, but
they are reported to have signi
fied a willingness to serve If the
citizens show they want them.
Shelby Highs
Take Win Over
Charlotte Nine
Hitting Of Bridges And Hurling Of
Hamrick Frature Victory On
Tuesday.
The Shelby high shook off the
hoodoo held over them for several
years by ‘Lefty” Wood, Charlotte
high school hurler, and defeated the j
fast Queen City team here Thurs
day afternoon before the largest
crowd of the year by a 6 to 2 score.
The heavy slugging of Bridges,
Shelby second-sacker and lead-off
man, and the air-tight hurling of
Hamrick, who struck out nine Char
lotte. hitters featured the game.
Both hurlers worked well but were
given ragged support at time, Wood
striking out seven Shelby hitters.
Shelby practically placed the
game in the electric refrigeration
system in the first frame which
"Rooster" Bridges started with a
long triple. A single and a double
on the heels of the triple by Farris
and Bumgardner and two Charlotte
errors put over a total of five runs.
From that point on Wood was
stingy with his hits and runs.
In the fifth inning the visiting
hurler slammed a drive to center
field for three hassocks but Ham
rick settled down and struck out
two hitters in succession, the Char
lotte hurler falling to score. In fact,
seven of the men Hamrick struck
out were sent to the bench with
men on bases.
Double Plays.
In with a bit of ragged fielding
the local youngsters turned in two
lightning like double plays. The
first, by Bridges, Lee, and Harrel
son, was the snappiest with Lee tak
ing Bridges throw, tagging second
on the run and shooting the ball
to first to catch the other runner
by near 10 feet. “Milky” Gold grab
bed a hot roller out of the dust
with the bases loaded, tagged third,
and heaved to Harrelson for the
(Continued on page nine.)
Anticipate Record
Crowd For Boxing
Program Saturday
Roberts And Roper Box In Main
Bout. Singleton In Semi
Final. Wrestling.
t -
A record crowd for a boxing pro
gram in Shelby is anticipated at the
[Thompson building here Saturday
night when Baxter Roper, of Geor
gia, and Terry Roberts, of McAd
enville, meet for the second time
in a boxing card sponsored by the
American Legion here.
Big Joe Singleton, Shelby high
school boy and a favorite with box
ing fans, will appear In the semi
finals. Three other good bouts are
scheduled along with a wrestling
match which will see Ernest Harris,
of South Shelby, taking on Kid
Freeman.
Will There Be A Woman On Next
School Or City Board In Shelby?
Shelby's next board of aldermen and next school board may for the
time in the history of the city have feminine members. Anyway, sev
eral prominent women of the city are being talked as candidates for
both boards. i __
Although no woman has ever
held an elective office with the city,
the county government has had a
woman official in the person of
Mrs. Mary E. Yarborough, county
treasurer, for several years.
The prospect of feminine candi
dates in the approaching city elec
tion has been discussed quite a bh
in political circles this week. The
talk n — *1’" fact thai
Mrs. B. T. Palls, wife of Judge B.
T. Falls, and a leader herself in
civic movements, has been discuss
ed as a candidate for the city board
as has been Mrs. Fred R. Morgan,
head of the Woman’s club Mrs
Rush Thompson, head of the Par
ent-Teachers association, and Mrs.
Ceph Blanton, prominent in civic
club circles, are also talked as pos
sible candidates for the city school
board.
No Bond Given
King Yet; Gets
Venae Changed
Kin* Will Br Tried In Chester In
July By Judge's Hilling In
York Wednesday.
Kafr Kin* is now in Jail at
Chester, S. C., where he was
taken immediately after the
hearing at York YVednesdav
where his counsel succeeded In
having his trial changed from |
York to Chester due to the an- 1
tagonism against the Shelby man
in York. Trior to the convening {
of the York court Monday
King was out on a bond of $3,
000, but no mention of secur
ing bond until his trial in July
was made at York Wednesday
by his lawyer*.
York, S. C„ April 17.—The guilt
or Innocence of Hafc King of Sha
ron, charged with the murder of
his wife, Fay Wilson King, will be
decided by a Jury of Chester coun
ty.
The motion of the defense for a
change of venue was granted by
Judge J Henry Johnson at 3:45
o'clock this afternoon, after a
lengthy hearing in which the de
fense submitted 71 affidavits in
support of the motion and the state
countered with 170 against it
Judge Johnson's decision came
with dramatic suddenness. After
reading of the affidavits had been
concluded, Thomas F. McDow, chief
counsel for King, arose and inquir
ed of the court how much time
would be allowed for arguments.
No Arguments.
*‘I am not going to hear any ar
guments," answered Judge Johnson
in his characteristically decisive
manner. Every one in the crowded
courtroom sat up straight in tense
expectancy. Rafe King, himself,
calm and composed all day, was
visibly agitated.
“I don’t mean that I want to cut
off any one from making an ar
gument," continued Johnson, “but
In a matter of this kind it docs not
require arguments to point out the
path of duty to the court. In view
of all that has come out at the
hearing I am convinced of what my
ruling should be under the present
state of the law. Under the decis
ions of our supreme court I think
I am compelled to grant the mo
tion.”
Judge Johnson went on to say
that he was by no means convinc
ed in his own mind that King could
not get a fair and impartial trial in
York county and that his decision
was wholly due to supreme court
decisions in cases of this kind.
After elaborating for several min
utes on the reason for transferring
the case to another county, Judge
Johnson asked for suggestions from
counsel as to where to send the
case.
Opposed Chester.
Mr. McDow suggested Fairfield or
Lancaster. Chester, the only other
county In this judicial circuit, ad
joins York and the people of the
two counties come more or less In
contact with each other, Mr. Mc
Dow stated. Another reason he gave
for sending the case to Chester is
(Continued on page nine.)
J. B. Tyner Buried
Here On Thursday
J. B. Tyner, aged 59, died Wed
nesday April 17 at his home near
this city. He had been in ill health
for several years. Funeral services
were conducted by Dr. H. K. Boyer,
pastor of the Central Methodist
church at 2:30 o'clock Thursday at
the home. Burial was made In Sun
set cemetery.
Mr. Tyner Is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Elminie Tyner; one son and
four daughters: Torrey Tyner, Miss
Esta Tyner, Miss Bennona Tyner,
I of Charlotte, Mrs. W. C. Ensley,
and Mrs. W. B. Sewell of Philadel
phia, Pa.
Presiding Elder To
Preach Here Sunday
Rev. W. A. Newell, presiding elder
of the Gastonia district of the
Western North Carolina conference,
will preach at the 11 o'clock hour
at Central Methodist church Sun
day, It is announced. The pastor.
Dr. H. K. Boyer, will preach at the
evening sendee.
County Teachers To
Gather On Saturday
The school teachers of Cleveland
county will hold a county-wide
meeting in the court house here
Saturday morning, beginning at 10
o'clock. Supt. B. L. Smith, of the
Rutherfordton schools, will be the
chief speaker, it is announced.
Weight On Court
House Clock Falls,
Shakes Structure
Big Wright, Weighing 1,660 round-*,
Falls About 25 Fret. Clock
Stopped.
The big concrete striking
weight of the town clock In the
dome of the Cleveland county
court house tore loose from its
cables yesterday morning about
11:30 o'clock and plunged
dow-nward about 35 feet to the
ceiling over the main court
room, the fall of the heavy
block shaking the entire build
ing.
Only the bracing of a ateel
rafter In the court room celling
kept the 1.600 pound weight
from hurtling on through the
court room and down Into the
center of the court house lobby,
It was estimated by those ob
serving the wrreckage, and the
impact of the fall for a mo
ment or two threw a scare Into
the county officials and visitors
in the first floor office, the im
pact resembling a discharge of
dynamite.
Mr. A. E. Cline, county business
manager, had a narrow escape, and
it was considered very fortunate
that county court was not In ses
sion at the time as the weight be
fore being stopped toer a large hole
In the court room celling and for
several hours it was feared that the
weight might shake loose and con
tinue Its fall. The big clock had
not been running for several days
and Mr. Cline had Just gone to his
car to get some tools to work upon
It and was returning when sud
denly the clock boomed out one
time and the crash occurred. In •
few more minutes Mr. Cline and
the Janitor would likely have been
in the very path of the weight in
the belfry while attempting to start
the clock
Due to the damage caused con
siderable repair work will be nec
essary to get the big clock going
again, and It may be eeveral weeks
before it keeps correct time again
as the entire mechanism was shak
en up' ari3 a part of It wrecked.
Personnel Of
Shelby Band
Those Who “Went From Shelby
Schools To Greensboro To
Music Contest.
The following is a list of those
from the Shelby public schools who
attended the state musical contest
at Greensboro yesterday:
Cornet.
John Best. Geo. Blanton, Colbert
McKnight, Lemar Young. T. B.
Gold, Jack Palmer, John McBrayer,
Bill Loy, Thomas Cottle, Charles
Roberts, Edwin Gibson.
Saxophones.
Will Arey, Jr., Louis Arey, Fields
Young, Jr.
Trombones.
Ed Smith, Ray Hoffman, Herman
Best, John MeClurd.
Drums.
Herbert Elam, Carl06 Young,
Everett Toms, Robt. Elam.
Alto Horn.
Vergil Cox, Ruth Thompson.
Mary Alice Leach, Mildred Laugh
ridge.
Clarinets.
Riley McCord, Pegram Holland,
H. C. Cox. H. Lee Weathers, Dick
Le Grand, Junior Post, Wm. In
gram, Hill Hudson, Jr.
Sarah Thompson, Elizabeth Blan
ton, Julia Cox, B. R. Dellinger,
James Hambright, Orin Smith,
James Morehead, Julian More
head.
Piccalo.
Ann Elmore.
Basses.
Bill Hamrick, Frank Abernathy,
Harlan Bridges.
Chaperone—Mr. Hatley.
Mixed Chorus.
Lula Agnes Arey, Helen Anthony,
Charles Alexander, Frank Aber
nathy, Geo. Blanton. Hessentlne
Borders, Mary Sue Borders, Edith
Blanton, Harlan Bridges, Elgin
Carothers. H. Clay Cox, Mary
Frances Carpenter, Lillian Crow,
Ann Elmore, Robert Elam, Mary
Reeves Forney, Frances Graham,
Pegram Holland, Virginia Hunt,
William Ingram, Virginia Jenktns,
Ttlllc Jenks, Sherrill Ltneberger,
Minna Le Grande, Ruth Laugh
ridge, Bob McDowell, Evelyn Short,
Charles Switzer. Chrystal Thomp
son. Mary Tedder, Everette Toms,
Harvey Wray, Helen Whitner.
Henry Lee Weathers, Abbie Jane
Wall. Mattie Sue Propst. Harvey
Blanton, Edwin Smith. Nannie
Pearl Allen
Chaperone Mis' Coleman.
Gardner Farm
Idea Will Be
Tried In State
Would Supply All NUIr Institutions
With Food—Slate May Enter
Bidding On Road.
Raleigh.—Two plans of Governor j
Oardner for making profitable use j
of the state's growing number of 1
convicts were sketched In broad i
outline this week.
One of them was revealed In
the appointment of George Koss as
director of prison farms, a new
position, with a view to increas
ing the production of the farms in
such articles as arc now imported
by North Carolina, and the de
velopment of a supply of such prod
ucts for the 20,000 population m
state institutions.
The other was the determina
tion to make use of convicts In
the building of state highway’s
After directors of the prison had
appointed a committee yesterday to
seek arrangements with contractors
whereby the latter would agree to
employ convicts, the governor let
it be known that he does not ex
pect to let any escapable obstacle
prevent this use of prisoners.
“If necessary," he declared, “the
state will obtain road equipment,
and enter into the bidding for j
contracts before the highway de- i
partment. I believe we can under
bid any outsiders. We already have
the labor at no cost except to feed
and guard the workers. And we
have that to do, anyway.”
The problem of what to do with
the prison population of the state,
was described as serious by the
governor, who pointed out that ad
missions to the prison for the first
quarter of this year exceeded the
total admissions for all of 1917 and
1918.
SM ConrictsliUe- _
At the prison, he saw; «oo con
victs are being maintained without
profitable employment, costing the
state around 9600 a day. The farms
are over-manned, he said, there be
ing 700 prisoners at Caledonia when
not more than 500 are needed
**To keep these prisoners In idle
ness Is not only a drain on the
state," he said, “but It Is not con
ductive to the welfare of the men
themselves.”
The appointment of Mr. Ross, who
has been chief of the state de
partment of agriculture's division
of markets, was described by the
governor as a big step forward, and
in with the chief executive's an
nounced program of fostering the
farming industry of the state as
much as possible.
Ross will have general super
vision of prison farms and will
serve as expert advisor to man
agers of farms operated by other
state Institutions. He will be charg
ed with inauguration of a system
of diversified and scientific farm
ing on state owned property with
a view to producing sufficient foftcl
and feed for state institutions In
cluding the colleges.
One of the Innovations proposed
by the governor is the establish
ment of a canning plant at the
Halifax county farm, large enough
to preserve a year's supply of fruit
and vegetables for the prison pop
ulation, and also to meet the needs
of the surrounding territory for
canning facilities.
City Registration
Needed For Voting
In City Election
Registration On Coant.v Boohs Or
School Ballot Books Does Not
Entitle Voting;.
Voters of Shelby, who desire to
vote in the approaching city elec
tion, are reminded that if they are
not registered on the city registra
tion books they cannot vote in the
city election, as registration on the
county registration books does not
entitle a citizen to vote in the city
election. Neither does registration in
a school election entitle one to vote
in the city election.
The city registration books is
kept apart from the general election
and school registration books.
Likewise it may be opportune to
remind that in city elections there
will be only one voting booth—at
the county court house. The South
Shelby booth is a county election
booth, there being only one booth
for city elections, and the citizens
of South Shelby listed on the reg
istration book there should also reg
ister on the city registration book
if they desire to vote in the muni- j
cipal election. Those who are not
sure that their names are on the
city registration book should see
Registrar Mike H. Austell at the
court house during the registration
period, which does not close until
the last Saturday before the elec
tion.
Two Motorcades Will
Advertise Dollar Days
Tax Listers For
County Are Named
All Property To Bf U*t«I As Of
May I. Starts May
Seventh.
The tax listers for Cleveland
county, who will begin listing prop
erty on Tuesday, May 7, were an
nounced as follows today by A. E,
Cline, county business manager,
and W R. Newton, county tax su
pervisor:
No. 1 township—J. A. McCraw.
No. 2 township—M, D. Moore.
No, 3 township—Austell Bettis
No 4 township—E. It. Campbell.
No. 5 township—M. P. Harrclson
No. 6 township—W. R. Newton.
No. 7 township—Jl. W. McBrayer.
No. 8 township—B. P. Jenkins.
No. 9 township—W. A. Gantt.
No. 10 township—M. N. Gantt.
No. 11 township—A. A. Horton.
All property to be listed os of
May 1‘. All tax payers are expected
to list their property during May
Dorton May Land
Secretaryship Of
Inter-State Fair
Consider Shelby Man As Manager
Of New Mecklenburg Fair In
Charlotte.
Charlotte, April 18.—Incase of W.
8. Orr's 50-acre truct of land on
the Concord road 2 1-4 mtles from
Independence Square was signed
Wednesday by the organization
committee of the county fair. It
was announced by W. H Harkey,
chairman of the committee.
Mr. Harkey also announced the
Intention of the committee to In
corporate the fair as the Inter
State Fair association as soon as
sufficient stock Is sold to enable
the erection of the buildings and
other necessary Improvements to
put the fair into operation on the
Orr land this fall. The committee
hopes to raise (100,000.
Dorton Wanted.
Services of Dr. J. S. Dorton, sec
retary and treasurer of the Cleve
land county fair for many years,
have been obtained, said Mr. Har
key. "It is likely that Dr. Dorton,
who has made such a marked suc
cess of that fair, will be the man
ager of our fair, he said.
Resignation of Mr. Orr from
active duties with the fair because
of 111 health, said Mr. Harkey, made
It necessary for the committee to
get a man with the practical expe
rience of Dr. Dorton.
Civic Clubs.
Plans were laid for working out
fair programs with civic clubs here.
Dr. Dorton was in Charlotte
Thursday, and the fair committee
hoped to have him appear before
some of the civic clubs in behalf
of the fair.
Drawings for the proposed build*
ings at the fair grounds have been
finished. Mr. Harkey said.
Among the fair features which
were discussed by members of the
fair committee was night horse
racing. It was proposed to light the
race track so that night racing
would be practical.
Members of the fair organization
committee are: Mr. Harkey, W. H.
Peeps, Fred Davidson, H. G. Mel
ville, F. L. Harkey and Frank Gra
ham.
Allen Prepare* To
List Unpaid Taxes
Only About $86,000 Remains To Be
Paid Of County Tax
Total.
Only about $86,000 of the total
half million dollar tax levy remains
to be paid for 1928 taxes in Cleve
land county, it was announced to
day by Sheriff Irvtn Allen.
"The taxpayers have been pouring
in since I took office," the new
sheriff stated today, "and since the
limit for paying county taxes will
be here in less than two weeks we
are already working on the adver
tising list of unpaid taxes.”
Robert* Taken Into
Military Fraternity
Davidson.—Seven Davidson col
lege students, who are taking the
advanced R. O. T. C. course here
have been signally honored by elec
tion to Scabbard and Blade, na
tional honorary military fraternity.
Men who have been initiated are
R. P. Sloop, Mooresville; O. A.
Price, Charlotte: L. L. Boyd, Char
lotte; F. W. Johnston, Jefferson,
Ga.: W. H Morrison. Laurel Hill;
L. C. Roberts. Shelbv: \V. R Hill,
Statesville: W. B. McGuire. jr.,
Franklin; C. C. Orr, jr . Asheville.
Merchants To Inform Big Trading
Area Of Bargain Festival
Here,
Two motorcade* will traverse the
countryside Tuesday, carrying mer
chant* who will advertise Shelby's
major sale event of the year—Dol
lar Days for Thursday and Friday,
April 25th and 26th, of next week.
About 70 merchants Joined the
newly organized Shelby Retail Mer
chants association last week and
their first move Is to stage a real
bargan occasion that will extend
over a period of two days.
Two motorcades.
One motorcade will cover a radius
of twenty miles south of highway
No. 30, while another will cover the
twenty mile radius north of highway
No. 30. Two sections of the Shelby
high school band will be brought
into service to give a concert at
each place the motorcades stop
They will go in automobiles, about
twenty-five In each group, and these
cars will bear banners heralding the
big bargain tvtat of the year when
special prices will be made on all
lines of merchandise for Thursday
and Friday, April 25th and 26th.
These bargains will be advertised
in Monday's issue of The Star and
go to the 5,000 Star subscribers.
Five thousand extra copies of The
Star carrying these special offer
ings will be printed and distributed
by the ttttohante as i infca
their goodjwarwnr w iu» ueuMVjr
towns.
Routes They Go.
Just what route the motorcade
will take, have not been designated,
but President Mills of the Retail
Merchants association says the sec
tion covering the territory north of
highway No. 30 will touch Waco.
Cherryvllli, Lincoln ton, Beam's
Mill, Fallston, Belwood, Toluca,
Casar, Folkvllle, New House, Lawn
dale, DouDle Shoals, Hollis. L&tti
more, Mooresboro and Intervening
points.
The towns included in the south*
era route are Eilenboro, Forest city,
Henrietta.' Oaugeau: CMfimar,
dale, Bolling Springs, Gaffney, Earl,
Patterson Springs, Kings Creek.
Grover and Kings Mountain.
Bargains Galore.
Merchants are vielng with each,
other to give un-heard of bargains
on these two dollar days. With
seventy members of the merchants
association, including department
stores, hardware and drug stores,
garages, filling stations, music
stores, shoe shops, ready-to-wear
stores for men and ladles, in fact
every line of business, they have
banded themselves together in an
effort to extend and widen Shelby’s
trading territory. With good roads
and automobile# radlatlnr-te every
direction and stores thit measure
up to those In the larger citlsens,
the Shelby merchants and business
men are undertaking to “sell
Shelby" as a shopping center to the
outside world.
10,000 Pieces Advertising.
That this sale event will be broad*
ly advertised goes without saying
and if these two dollar days are
the success which the merchants
contemplate, they will hold about
four such occasions a year. To make
this a success, therefore, they are
offering real bargains which will
be advertised in a cooperative way.
all advertising appearing in a IS
to 20 page issue of The Star to go
out to regular subscribers on Mon
day afternoon and also be distribut
ed by the motorcades on Tuesday
Ten thousand copies will be printed
and distributed Monday and Tues
day heralding the two dollar days.
Thursday and Friday, April 25th and
26th.
Forest Fire Bums
Over Webb Farm
Two Dwellings And A Bam De
troyed, 133 Acres Geo. Webb
Land Burned Over.
A forest fire swept over approxi
mately 500 acres of land six miles
South of Grover near Kings Creek
last week and did considerable dam
age to property belonging to Geo.
P. Webb former clerk of court of
Shelby. Mr. Webb says two dwell
ings and a bam on his farm were
destroyed and 133 acres of timber
land were burned over. Just what
damege the fire caused Is not
known, but Mr. Webb estimates that
the timber land belonging to him
had 2,000 cords of wood on it The
fire extended to other adjoining
farms and burned over 500 acres
of land, destroying 75 cords Of cut
wood belonging to a neighbor.
The firs raged for several days
and had gained such a headway, it
was impossible to check it under a
wind.
    

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