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SHELBY, N. C. WEDNESD’Y, FEB. 25, 1931 Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons.
A TE new:
( ion. per lb.___... 10c up
< tmon Seed, per bo.._34Vic
Rain, ('older,
today’s North Carolina Weather
»ort: Cloudy with rain tonight
In east portion Thursday morn -
Slightly colder on coast tonight.
fBIg Bill Wins.
Chicago, Feb. '25.—“Big Bill”
jmpsoti, invincible as ever, won
fourth mayoralty nomination in
ltyu> Republican primary election
j-r-sterday, defeating by a plurality
Stiinatert at 45,000 the crime-bat
ing Judge John H. Cyh. To “'Big
Hill'’ Thompson, the picturesque,
Clustering bombastic boy of nearly
fi-? years, it was another sweet vic
Gorgeous Floral
Offering At D. E.
Honeycutt Burial
s,,arlv 100 Handsome Pieces Are!
Sent As a Tribute. Masons Ac
cord Him Honors.
Sinety-slx beautiful floral pieces
weie sent by friends and relatives
as \ tribute to Mr. David E. Honey
eut3 who was buried Tuesday, fu
services being held at Central'
list church of which he was a
r. Mr. Honeycutt, proprietor.
Shelby Bottling Co., died i
|iy morning at the Shelby hos-1
id the esteem in which hr
pi* a
v nor^ld was evidenced by the large
the 1
vhich gathered at the ehurci.
Cl I’tg
foitsihl services and in the floral
t'is'evi Said to be the largest- and
•nwowl^cous. ever seen in Shelby
Thlers of the Masonic lodge to
■'-ny a
vh*ain|. belonged, accorded him the
lasontc honors and the fu- '
—Ls conducted by his pastor .;
Re B. Hayes, assisted by Dr.,
il. Rev. Mr. Hayes spoke of]
ihrcutedldhness and generosity of
i ato'ded Vil'd’ displaying copies of1
bec*utcd i pictures of Washington
1 8.icC“roiejrson and Lincoln which
be ’• c, 4* presented to. each of the
rTsTthe* colored schools of the
-tbghest |hoi rsan g“Come Ye Dr -
^ -ftidby. 1
,:oil«»nrd,l‘'Some Day We’ll Under
jt wuinr what a Friend We Have
'scribed S
no. n
creeit, nji bearers were Will and j
«ing ?iaJ2olUe Reviere, J. S. Me- j
Pariter’s i geon Hewitt, Earl Ham-1
f° *3 Doifmkey and J- S, Dorton !
3 SO noles
i l Johnson's
to a ston
•V. 2»Vi
t’,hence S.
I ■ hence H.
'ling, conti
B ceptlon of
,fe* deed, o
visitors here for the
Terms of!
Blackwelder, Mr. and
meycutt, Mr. and Mrs.
our, Mr. and Mrs. E.
daughter, Helen, and
Joe Goodman, Mr.
JohThis““the‘ n, Mr. and Mrs. Archie
Hid': T Charlie Blackweld
r, hi". . Mrs. Paul Plott, Mrs.
i>red Plot—k. Ed Honeycutt, Mr.
Lindsey Ho“hutt, Mr. Chas. Smith,
Mr, James imeycutt. Mr. Homer
i.'mk, Mrs. J< Hendrix, Mr. Henry
Moose, all of incord; Mr. and Mrs
M. f. Crooks id two daughters of
High Point; Ir. and Mrs. C. E.
jtiefel. of Jadonville, Fla; Mrs.
Don Hanley, tnamu City, Flu.;]
Mrs. Will Arey, Ss. George Foil, of j
Mt. Pleasant, MiF. I. Barber. Of!
I’orest City, Mr. ulph Lankford,
Gastonia, Mr. Ernt Cansler, ofj
l.incolnton, Mr. Fra. Johnson, oi i
.Statesville, Mr. P. GSkidmore, of
Albemarle, Mr. Verno.Forest City.
Mr. Gilette, Charlotte, and Mr
Reid Honeycutt, Gold 11.
Mrs. GreenD?s
Mother of Squire Gilead Green
Double Springs Community
Buried At Antioch.
Mrs. Hannah McSwain Green, one
of the oldest women of the county.',
died Saturday night at the home oi I
her son, Squire Gilead Green, ini
the Double Springs community. Mrs.
Green was born August 5, 1839, and
was 91 years, six months and six
teen days old when the end came.
She was the widow of the late J.
i M. Green and daughter of Rev.
Lewis McSwain. Her husband pre
ceded her to the grave 29 years ago.
They were married in the year 1860
and to this union five children were
born, one of whom survives, Squire
Gilead Green.
Also surviving are two brothers.
L. M. McSwain and Reuben Mc
Swain, 16 grandchildren, 63 great
grandchildren. three great, great
grandchildren. Mrs. McSwain was a
faithful member of the Baptist
church for 55 years and a charter
member of Grover Bapti"t church
She was a woman of great faith and
fortitude, having a smile and a
kind, cheerful word for all with
whom she came in contact.
The funeral was conducted from
the residence of Squire Green at 11
o'clock M'mdav by Revs. J. W Sut
tle. D F Putnam and D G Wash
burn and her body was carr^d tc
Antioch Baptist church near Grovei
for Ui'.pimeiiL
Wreck Victim
Dies Here In
City Hospital
Lincoln Contractor
Buried Today
Jacob A. Burgin, 48, Lincolnton Pav
ing Contractor, Dies of Frac
tured Skull, Cuts.
Jacob A. Burgin, 48, prominent
paving contractor of Lincolnton, who
ws.9 in an automobile wreck a few
miles west of Shelby Saturday aft
ernoon while on route to Spartan
burg, S. C. to figure on a paving
contract, died Monday night at 11
o'clock in the Shelby hospital, where
he was carried after the accident.
He sustained a fractured skull and
cuts In tlie crash.
The deceased was a soli of the
late Samuel Burgin, of Lincolnton
and had made his native town hi"
headquarters, his family retaining
their residence there. Ho had lately
finished a paving contract at Wash
ington, D. C.. and was at home prep
aratory to taking up other work.
He Is survived by the widow and
three children, Samuel, Margaret,
and J. A, Burgin. jr. Three brothers
and a sister also survive. Harris.
Gaston and Winnie Burgin, and
Mrs, A. Q. Kale, of Gastonia.
The funeral services were conduct
ed at the Lincolnton Presbyterian
church Wednesday afternoon at
2:30. with Dr. Wiilis L. Wilson, the
pastor, in charge.
The Burgin car was1 badly dam
aged when it plunged off a hill on
Sandy Run on highway 20, just on
this side of Mooresboro.
B. And L. To Start
Drive for New Stock
Largest Number of Shareholders
Present In History Of
Ar (lie recent annual meeting W
the Shelby and Cleveland county
Building and Loan association, the
largest number of shareholders in
the history of the association were
present. R. T. LeGrand who was
recently elected president, succeed
ing A. C. Miller, deceased, presided
over the meeting. The association
has become of age, having been
fomided 21 years ago. It now has
about 9,000 shares in force and i
sarning, according to the figures of
the staio insurance department. 7.24
per cent per share for its stockhold
R. T. LeGrand . was re-elected
president. L. S. Hamrick, vice presi
ierit and John P. Mull, secretary
treasurer. The following are direc
tors: R. T, LeGrand, L. S. Hamrick,
Win. Lowery, E. B. Hamrick, W. C.
Whisnant, J. S. McKnight. W. F.
Mitchell, G. W. Green, L. A. Gettys,
ft. L. Weathers, C. S. Youhg, J,
Lane Putnam and John P. Mull.
A drive will be started early thus
spring to increase the number oi
shares and shareholders.
Two Boys Looking
For A Good Home
Two intelligent. healthy young
boys, one five years of age and the
sther nine, are in need of a home.
Any Cleveland county citizens who
would like to see the boys and in
i’ertigate them with the idea of
adopting them or giving them <
Pome should consult County Wei*
'are Officer J. B. Smith.
ilelativity of Sound
! -
Professor Albert Einstein, world
famous German scientist and
father of the theory of relativ
ity. gets a few pointers in the
matter of sound recording from
Richard Barthelmess, noted film
actor, during tho former’s visit
to Hollywood.
Improve Grounds
At Golf Club
To Wave Tennis And Horseshoe ,
•Ma.v At Night. Paint, Paper
Club House.
Witii an eye to Spring activities, *
a series of Improvements are being
made at the
Country club.
Cleveland Springs
Officials ol the club announced
today, that t^re green.--, the yardage!
signs and other portions of the golf!
course are being improved and paint- !
cci. Tire club house is being papered
'and painted and a kitchenette in-1
stalled for social features to be put
or> by lady members. The tennis
courts are being improved and a
horseshoe course being arranged so
<hat boili games' may be played at
night. - '
Additions and improvements be
ing made at the club are boo-ting
the membership drive and approxi
mately 90 members have already
been signed, it was announced to
day by Spurgeon Hewitt, ehtb secre
tary. At a recent meeting club efr
I flcials restricted the total memfcer
; hip to 100 in order to make the
club exclusive and betcr maintain it
Ca^e Champions To
Enter Tournament
(Shelby Highs Play Thursday Night
In Kings Mountain Medal
The Shelby High basketball quiiii,
winners last week of the county
championship in the annual tourna
ment here, will enter the gold medal
tournament which begins Thursday
at Kings Mountain. i
The Shelby team will play its first
game Thursday night, but the op
posing quint is not yet known, A
dozen or so cage teams will compete
for honors in the Kings Mountain
Mabaffee Found Not
Guilty In Liquor Case
M. R. Mabaffee was found not
guilty in recorder's court yesterday
for possessing liquor in the Victor
hotel. The whiskey wrs found in a
closet in a hall near the Mahaifee
room and Mr. Mabaffee was charg
ed with possessing, but at the trial
it was shown that he did not occu
py the room and did not have the
closet rented in which the whiskey
was found. He was exonerated of
the charge.
Sleigh Learns Mull Had Quit
Trough Coincidence In Photo
Ofidwards, New County Solon
Secretary of lull Unintentionally
Gave Avi designation
The unusual metd by which]
Raleigh newspapeimiteamed that!
Odus M. Mull has a**- !
ecuuve uuuiiacuur 10 uoverno.
Gardner is related as follows by the
Raleigh News and Obwrvei:
Representative Henry B. Edwards,
of Cleveland county. 27 .tars old, is
earning a distinction hot often fall
ing to “youngest mtnbtrs.” It Is
Representative Ed waits’ first term,
but. already he is recAnlzel as one
of the house "watch Ags**- -that is,
he.has no hesitancy 1 caliing for
reading or expjanatiodof a bill on
which the title is the feast bit ob
scure. 1
But among newspap4 folks Rep
, resentative Edwards wijlong be r(>
[muinbered lor somcthinjelsu; some
thing that never lias occurred be
fore and probably never will occur
It was a conmcidenee that gave
away an administration secret, and
it came about through publication
of Mr. Edwards likeness.
Representative Edwards succeeded
Jtl. Mull, until last month execu
tivt^unsel to Governor Gardner,
in cievt'^ county’s seat, Mr. Mull
was a legiaur °* such rank that,
newsmen considtd that the Public
would be to teres te;11 v lewing the
likeness of his succvor 50 the cut
was run to the local tenioon paper
under the caption ■><cce?<*s Mull.
me utip Lion ; *
Neither the aftem0 nqr morn
jtween whom
tog paper newsmen, o
there Is intense rivalry ,'new but
for several days Mr. Muflad been
through with his counsel01*’ and.
Governor Gardnpr, pendiij rmmi"a
Breaks Leg At
Funeral Great
\ little Charlotte girl, three
years of nice, by the name of
Green, broke her leg at An- j
tioeh church, near Grover,
Monday while attending the j
funeral of her great grand
mother, accord ins to informa- I
tio ugiven The Star.
The girl with her parents
was attending the funeral of
Mrs. Hannah Me Swain. 91,
While in the cemetery with
other children she pulled on a
tombstone or it in some man
ner toppled over, falling upon
her and fracturing her leg.
Sermon For Young
People This Eve
Dr. MrLees To Preach Special Ser
mon. Services Drawing i
Many, |
At the Presbyterian church this'
evening at 7:30 o'clock Dr. R G Mc
Lees, blind evangelist, will preinch a
special sermon for young people.
His subject will be "Finding God's
Plan for Life," All young people of
the city are urged to attend.
The sermons of Dr. McLees. who
has an unusual flow >i English and
a fascinating delivery, are attract
ing wide interest not only in the
Presbyterian congregation but
throughout the entire city. Services
are being held dally at 10 in the
morning and 7:30 in the evening.
Guests Arrive For
Womanless Wedding
Shelby society and amusement lov
ers are getting ali steamed up over
(he nuptial ceremony of the “Wom
aiiless Wedding" to be held at Cen
tral school auditort mi Thursday
evening beginning at 8:15 o'clock.
The Lucy Hoyle Missionary society
of Central Methodist church Is spon
soring the ceremony, which will be,
it is said, ‘‘a scream.'
Among the guests and attendant -
arriving are Misses Josie Whlsn int,
Willie May Harris. Bobbie Lee Ar
mour, Bee Falls, Willie Swoftord
and Little Dixie Riviere. The cere
mony will open with a musical pro
gram with Miss. Bessie Wakefield
and Miss Hula Plaster singing at
Miss Freddie Callahan at the piano,
The names of the bride and groom
will remain secret until spectators
guess them.
Kiwanis To Fear Dr.
McLees On Thursday
Dr. McLees, tire blind evangelist
who is conducting a revival at the
Presbyterian church, will be tile
speaker Thursday evening at the
weekly luncheon of the Kiwajis
club. Paul Webb, jr.,'has charge of
the program and it is announced
that the hour of meeting has been
changed to 6:30 to finish in time fil
th*- revival services at 7:30.
Topic At Club
Meet Tuesday
County Club Will
Discuss Plan
Keprf*rntallve Organlf ntion Mffls
Herr On Nrxl TuMav Evening
At 7.
“Dirt farmer*" who are mem
bers of Uie Cleveland County
Club will discuss food and feed
crops and the value of a live
at-home program at a meeting
of the club on next Tuesday
evening; at 7 o’clock at the
Green Lantern tea room.
The meting mi originally planned
for Friday of this week hut post
•voned because of the Hotey contest.
Farmers invited to attend Friday
should not the change In date.
More interest in the nroductlon of
food and feed crops is now being
manifested in this county limn in.
several years, and realizing that
every section of the county is repre
sented in the county club the pro
gram committee decided that no
othek topic could be of more value
to till club.
No Formal Talks.
No outside speakers will partici
pate in the program and there will
be no formal talks. The entire
meeting will be devoted to a round
table discussion of food and feed
crops best adapted to this county,
and farm members of the club will
discuss the proper acreage that
should be given over for producing
food and feed for home consump
Every farmer who is a member of
the organization is urged to attend,
and members of the club plan to
invite other farmers of the county
who are not at present associated
with the club.
W. P. White Dies At
Casar, Age 83 Years
f uneral And Interment At New
Hope Church. Wife And Sir
Children Survive.
Mr. W. P. White of the Casar
section died at his home Friday at
the age of 83 years and was burl'd
Saturday at New Hope Methodist,
church, where the iuneral services
were held. A large crowd was In at
tendance. Mr. Wlilte was marrltj
to Miss Frances Proctor who surviv
es. together With six children. Mr.
White professed faith in Christ in
early boyhrxsd and Jouied the Meth
odist church, remaining a faithful
member until death. One brother
and two sisters and a host of friends
also survive.
Mi1. White was highly esteemed In
Iris community and lived a long and
useful life. His bereaved family has
the .sympathy of their hoet of
Final Week’s Drive
In Legion Campaign
Ex-Service. Men Hope To Add New !
Members To Organization. To
Aid Bonus.
Members- of the Warren Hoyle
Post of the American Legion are
making an Intensive drive this
week to add to the membership of
the local organisation of World war
The total membership, according
to Commander W. S. Beam, Is now
169, or three less than 172, tne larg
est membership of the poet. During
the remainder of the week, which
ends the campaign, it is hoped to
establish a new membership total, j
Members of the post, In Urging
ex-service men to Join, point out
that the organization is the real;
fighting force behind the movement
to have the cash bonus paid now.
and the more new members the or
ganization adds the more strength
it Will have to push the fight.
Mi-, and Mrs. J. A. Greene of Fort
Mill, S. C., and Miss Lila Parker of
Columbia, S. C., spent the day Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Greene;
or. Shelby Route 5.
Negro Woman, Shot By Man, Dies ;
Odessa Littlejohn, colored, wife
of George Littlejohn, oi the Earl
section, died in the Shelby hos
pital about li o’clock Tire j
evening from a gunshot wound,
said to have been inflicted by
Mac Montgomery, also colored,
Sunday afternoon.
Montgomery is »n jail here 1
He will probably be given a
bearing after the funeral. De;-- |
utjr Jerry Runyan, who arrested
MontgomerV’ shortly after the
shooting, says that the shooting
happened at Montgomery’s honn
after an argument between the
Littlejohn woman at-d members
of the Montgomery family. Full
details, the officer says, may not
come out until Montgomery gets
a preliminary hearing.
She was shot with a 38 calibre
pistol, the bullet passing com
pletely through her abdomen
and perforating her intestines
Jonas May Run
Against Senator
Morrison In ’32
Morrison Is Fighting i
Him Now
Merklenbnrr Leaders Say Lincoln
ton Man May Make Race
Against Democrat.
When , Congressman Jonas’ name
came before the United States sen
ate this week as President Hoover's
appointee for district attorney for
federal court in Western North Car
olina, Senator Cameron Morrison
announced that he would oppose
the appointment. Now, news dis
patches have it. Congressman Jonas
may retaillate lii 1932 by becoming
the Republican candidate for the
senate to oppose Mr. Morrison.
Concerning this probability The
Charlotte News says:
If the nomination of Congressman
Charles A. Jonas for United States
district attorney at Western North
Carolina court is not confirmed Mr.
Jonas will be the Republican can
didate for the United States senate
In 1932 in opposition to the man
who have kept him from getting the
Even if the appointment is con
firmed the retiring ninth district
congressman may leave that post
for thf? senatorial race next year,
according to local Republican lead
ers. These party chiefs say that the
Lincoln ton man has been giving sej -
ious consideration to the idea of
the senatorial race for some time.
One local Republican office holder
stated that Mr. Jonas told him in
the course of a recent conversation
that he would not object if his party
saw fit to make him its candidate
for the United States senate.
If he makes the race it Will be
against Mr. Morrison.
Mr. Jonah' constituent* here are
accepting the action Of Senator
Morrison and the prospect of Mr.
Jonas failing to get the appointment
as district attorney as one of the
foibles of {Kilities. Their attitude
matches that expressed by Mr. Jonas
himself in the only comment that
he has made since the objection to
his confirmation was lodged. He
merely said to newspaper men that
the senator was within his rights
in opposing the confirmation.
There is nothing that the home
folks can do for the retiring con
gressman, they say. and they are
contenting themselves with drop
ping him notes wishing him luck.
Mixed with it al ts a general feel
ing that Senator Morrison had no
real and genuine objection to the
confirmation of Jonas but- that he
rather deliberately presented him
self before the committee and lodged
an objection on the eve of the ad
journment of cotigress to block the
rival party in its move to reward
another campaign veteran.
School Board Wins
In No. 3 Hearing
The county school board won
another decision in the No. 3 con
solidated school controversy last
week when Judge McRae, hearing
the matter at Newton, ruled against
an Injunction which would hold up
the erection of the proposed school.
Last year the voters of No. 3 town
ship voted for a consolidated high
school for the entire township. Cit
izens opposing the move immediate
ly started action for an Injunction.
Following the hearing at Newton
notice was given for an uppeal to
supreme court. Judge McRae fixed
an appeal bond at $5,000. Whether
the appeal will be carried through
is not as yet definitely known.
Groundhog Has
Good Chuckle
Hooted and scorned as-a com*
plete washout as a weather pro
phet. the groundhog enjoyed u
slight chuckle today—the first
day of rest groundhog weather
since the woodchuck made hie
prediction of 40 such days
days ago.
Early this morning a bleak rain
iurned into snow and sleet and later
developed into mixed sleet, and rain.
The weather today lias not been so
fierce, yet quite a contrast to Spring
weather that has prevailed for sev
eral weeks.
More rain is predicted during the
remainder of the week, but no un
usually cold weather, The mercury
in the Ebeltolt thermometer drop
ped to 42 tills morning—20 degrees
lower than It has been this week -
but indications were that it would
rise later In the day.
Four Held In
Store Robbery
Doug W'rwy Held On Two Koiiber.v
Counts, Three Others
On One. *
At a bearing in county court this
week four colored men were bound
over to superior court on store rob
bery charges.
The quartet was arrested In Gas
tonia Sunday In connection with the
big robbery here last ThursdajWnight
of the R. XT. Armour clothing store.
Doug Wray, colored, the leader of
the group, according to officers, was
placed under two bonds—one for
11.000 on the Armour robbery charge
and another for $500 on a charge
I rnt he robbed the Basil Goode groc
ery a short time prior to the Ar
mour robbery. The three Others
bound over were Floyd Wray, Doug's
brother of Gastonia; Will Henry
and Willie Collins. Their bonds were
fixed at $500 each on a charge of
receiving stolen goods.
Doug Wray. It Is alleged, stole the
automobile of W. Y. Warren, of
Gastonia, in which WTcame here to
rob the store, carrying the loot back
with him and then abandoning the
A big portion or the clothing
stolen has been recovered.
Hick* Trial To Be
Up At Nexf Court
Shelby Man Will Not Be Given
Hearing Until Special Meck
lenburg Term.
Charlotte. Feb. i25.—Trial of Dr.
R. C. Hicks, dentist, charged with
manslaughter as a result of the
death of a negro woman near the
Darr tabernacle on West Trade St.
after she is alleged to have been run
aver by an automobile driven by Dr.
Hicks, cannot be tried before the
next term of Mecklenburg superior
court, Solicitor John G. Carpenter
said last night.
The solicitor said he would ask
Governor Gardner to give Meck
lenburg and Gaston counties each
a •special two-week term of criminal
court and that In event the gover
nor grants the special term here, he
will bring Dr. Hicks to trial at that
The Star is having reproduced a quantity of High
way Maps of Cleveland county from a survey prepared
under the direction of the State Highway Commission,
State Tax Commission and U. S. Bureau of Public
Shows The 793 Miles Of Roads.
It shows the 793 miles of highways in Cleveland
county, including the State and County roads. In the
event the new road bill now before the Legislature pass
es, the county roads shown on this map will be taken
over by the State and maintained from a 6c gasoline
tax, thus relieving much of the tax burden on land.
The map is printed on heavy white paper, 16x17
inches, shows the different types of roads by townships,
and will make a useful reference for every citizen, school
and library in Cleveland.
How To Get One.
_ You can get one of these maps free hy paying fl
or more on a new or renewal subscription to The Star
Because of our limited supply, only one will be given to
each subscriber. Get one now by calling at the office
or mailing your subscription with request for a map,
which will be mailed to you postpaid.
Baptist Churches of
tions Pledge Necessary
port For School.
| Boiling Springs
located in ihls county sad
ported by (he Bautista of
.iMwiatlom In this section,
complete the present sc
sion and w ill
I nest year,
'Hits was definitely
enthusiastic meeting here
when funds necessary to cop|
the Institution were pledged
churches of the Kings M
Sandy Run and Baptist
Cooked Gloomy.
Eariy tms year tne outioc#
the college appeared gloomy,,
first officials of the school,
has been an admirable ir
in this area for years, were
aged. Later they decided that
was no plausible reason why a i
tlon outstanding In the south
number of Baptists should
Institution go down, nils deter
tlon to keep the school going
.suited in yesterday’s meeting at t
First. Baptist church, a meeting !
scribed as the most enthusiastic <
held In the interest of the
known school. |
In Budgets.
The operation of the school
year, on an even better basis
this year, was assured when
churches of the three associate
pledged themselves to inc
enough in their budgets for the ye?
to give the school a guaranteed ii
come from them of $5,000. Thfcr®
ables the college to meet the sti
ard junior college requirements
an income of at least $5,000 per
above tuition and fees. Thlrty-f
pastors of the three associations^
stood and joined hands in pledgla^
themselves to see that the school!
With next year's program defin
itely assured plans were made for
the remainder of this year. Until the
last session of the state Baptist
convention the school received soma
support from that body. But at the
last convention the school was cut
loose. When this move was made the
convention turned over to the col
lege $80,000 hi unpaid pledges to the
centennial fund, it is on collections
from tlds fund that the school will
be enabled to meet urgent expenses
and financial obligations for the
current year. A committee was ap
pointed to collect enough now to
meet the salaries of instructors and
other obligation# for this year. The
enthusiasm of the committee and
the preferred support of many
others seemed to make it certain
that enough of the centennial
pledges would be collected together
with special collections from church
es In the section to square off ac
counts for this year and leave a good
basis for a big year next session.
Much Interest.
A deep Interest In the school wa.1
manifested by the trustees of the
Census Finds 2,200
Baptists In Shelby
Two Hundred To Meet Tonight T«
Solicit Detached And Un
churched Here.
Over 2,200 Baptists were found to
be in Shelby as a result of a recent
census made by workers of the First
Baptist church. Horace Easom, music
director and leader of young peoples
work, stated this morning that the
census was made In order to deter
mine the possibilities of the church
and Sunday school and the 2,200 in
cludes the present membership aa
well as those who are inclined to the
Baptist faith,
In taking the census, the territory
served by the First Baptist was ell
that was Included. At present this
church has 1,350 members, some of
whom live elsewhere. There are
about 1,100 local members so the
census reveals that there is consid
erable work to be done to reach the
unchurched and detached.
The revival meeting will start at
the First Baptist church, March 22.
Attorney 4. Clint Newton, who
was critically ill the first of the
week, was much easier today. He
has not had such excrutiating pain
for the past 94 hours and rests with
out morphine, but sleeps a great-*
deal, indicating that the poison
might be spreading through hi
system. While he is not suffering
much, his 4
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