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VOL XXXVII, No. 27
8HELBY, N. C. WEDNESDAY. MAll. 1, 1931 Published Monday. Wednesday and Friday Afternoons.
LA TE NEWS
Tilt MARK El
Cotton, per lb. _ 10c tip
Cotton seed, per bus id _ ,.33t
Fair And Colder,
today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Generally fair and contin
ued cold tonight. Thursday fair with
slowly rising temperature.
Sustain Hoover Veto
Washington. Mar. 4.—President
lloover's veto of the Muscle Shoals
I ill was sustained last night ny (he
senate. The bill, which the president
•aid in his veto message squarely
presented the issue of government
i Iteration in competition with pri
vate interests was kil'efl when its
11Sends faded to obtain <lie two
i birds vote necessary to pass it ovei
i veto. The vote came after several
hours of debate in which Senator
Norris, Republican, Nebraska, and
Black, Pemocrat, Alabama, led an
attack on President Hoover ior not
igning tl-e measure. Norris charred
the president was "with the power
trust” and f’lirk asserted lie loin<
• d his ear 'ai;rn promises ny veto
ing the hill.
Introduce Bill
To Pro vide For
School Mecssre
Would Allow Levy
Of 30 Cents.
hills Forwarded To Provide Funds
For New’ State-Supported
Schools.
Tn the state senate at Ra'clgh
Monday*' the two senators from this
i trict, Senator Peyton McSwain of
Cleveland, and Senator McLean, of
Polk, Introduced bills which would ,
irovide for funds with which to op-;
rate the new State - supported!
chpol plan. I
The McSwain bill would provide j
•>r the operation of the six-months
•hoots of the State by a 30 cent ad j
alorem land tax plus a $9,500,003!
dualizing fund and a $2,500,0031
Hate fund to aid the extended i
•rms. !
The McLean bid would provide for j
i State-wide eight-month term by a|
.0 cent ad valorem tax plus an 18
million dollar equalizing fund.
Of the two bills The Raleigh News j
nd Observer's leg!, latlve report ■
iys:
These are the two bills tire Oov-j
■ rnor put before the general assem-j
bly in his first message. It was sig-1
lificant that the introducers of both ,
f the bills were those who voted for
he McLean substitute bill for the
late support of the six months
am from sources other than an ad
• ulorem tax while their own bills
..re in conflict with that already
passed by the legislature.'*
To Repeal Judges
Retirement Method;
Two McSwain Bills
Would Fnd Pension Plan For Vet
eran Judges. Would Have Coun
ties Ratify Game Laws
By IH. R. DUNNAGAN
Raleigh, March 4 —Senator Pey
■n McSwain, of Cleveland, has in
i'odue.ed a bill in the general as-!
■ inbly which would repeal the;
•idge retirement act. The act nis'
■dl would repeal provides that su-j
’rente or superior court judges who j
have r’ached the age of 70 and who;
ave served on the bench for 15!
•ears are ■'permitted'.'to retire on two- !
■ airds pay, but are subject to call'
i the governor to preside as enter-1
f-ncy judges over courts.
About Game Laws.
• taloigh. March 4.—Senators Pey-'
01 McSwain, of Cleveland, and
Mayden Clement, of Rowan, jointly
itroduced a bill Monday which
ould require that laws and rules of
oe department of conservation and
development, relative to fishing,
ould have to be approved for their,
pective counties by the boards of
county commissioners before they
would become effective.
Senator McSwain had already in
troduced a bill to permit certain
inds of fishing in Cleveland, but it
is considered doubtful if it will be
i nacted, due to efforts to have the
• Ime and fishing laws uniform.
Under Bond Over
Burning Of House
Two inspectors of the state inrur
Huce department visited Shelby yes
terday and placed A. T. Bridges,
formerly of the Boiling Springs sec
tion, under a bond of $1,000 in con
nection with the burning in July
last year of the residence in which
he lived near Boiling Springs. The
bond calls for a hearing Thursday
morning in county court.
According to the charges as filed
by W. A Scott, one of the Insur
ance department Inspectors, It is al
leged that the residence, property of
B. P. Jolley, might have been of in
cendiary origin because of insured
furniture. The furnishings of the
home were insured, it is alleged, for
$1,000 or $1,500.
Two Mills Hers Join In Move
To Eliminate Night Work For
Women A ndMinors; Program
Shelby, Ella Mills
Make Change.
83 Percent Of Mills In Country
Agree To Change. Difficult
To Do.
It was learned here today
that one Shelby textile plant
has already eliminated night
work for women and another
plant is making the change as
rapidly as is possible.
This week, according to press dis
patches, 83 percent of the textile
mills in the United States had
agreed to conform to the Cotton
Textile Institute’s plan for elimina
tion of night work for women and
minors.
Already Changed.
Tlie local .plant which this week
made the complete change was the
Shelby Cotton mills, one of the
largest plants in the section. The
officials of the mill have gradual
ly been working to that end for
three or four months, it being a dif
ficult task to remove all the wom
en working on the night shift to a
day shift without a general re-ad
justment, of shifts and working
plans. But Monday night of this
week no woman worked in the mill.
The majority of the women who
have been working at night, it is
understood, have been transferred
to day shifts, while others are on
part time work.
The other plant which is making
the change is the Ella mill of the
Consolidated Textile Corporation. A
gradual change removing women
from night shift", to other shifts has j
been underway there for some time;
and will continue until there are
no women, it Is said, on the night
shift.
Few’ if any, minors work on night
shifts in the textile plants of this
section, it is said.
The Belmont mill was listed in the
daily piers as one which had signed
l he Cotton Textile Institute's plan,
but no change has yet been made at
the plant.
Officials of the Shelby Cotton
mills in, stating teat night work for
women had been eliminated at their
plant added that it was a voluntary’
effort on the part of the mill as it
had not signed the Institute roll.
Works Hardship.
Officials of other local plants
ICONTINTTKl ON -AttF SIGtO
f *rSv/~:n Boosted
For No. 2 Alderman
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W'll Known Grocer I>gctf To Enter !
Alderman!? Kace. Another Ward
One Prospect.
A group of friends In Ward Two
were this week making every effort
to have Mr. M. A. McSwain file as
a candidate for city alderman rep
resenting that ward. Mr. McSwain!
is a well-known business man. de-I
oendab’e and conservative and those j
supporting him say that he would)
~erre well. The present Ward Two
alderman, Mr. Ab Jackson, v ill not
seek reelection. Several other pros
pective candidates have been talked.
In Ward One Mr. Iiouis M. Ham
rick. young business man, is being
suggested as a possible candidate
Prospective candidates in that ward ;
have also been mentioned, bat so
far Alderman P. M. Washburn Is *hc i
enly announced candidate. i
March Snow Is
Groundhog Boost
Considerable Snow Herr Last Ni"hl
Mixed With Kain. Sunshii.%
Melts It.
The groundhog, he who has
been maligned and scoffed at as
a poor weather prophet, crawl
ed from his winter lair In the
early morning hours today,
gleefully tossed several snow
balls at his critics, then ras
routed to his lair again by the
rays of a springtime sun.
It was the second real groundhog
j day since the woodchuck made his
j erroneous prophecy a month ago.
Rain set in in this section early
last, night and before midnight
changed to snow. The snowfall was
heavy for a period but due to the
rain-dampened ground and the
warm atmosphere only a light
blanket of snow remained this
morning. A warm sun early in the
day was rapidly eliminating all trac
es of a March snow that slipped in
and surprised scores of citizens who
retired early last night.
There was a slight flurry of snow
about noontime today.
^ailey Is Senator
Today; Takes Pla.ce
Of Veteran Simmons
*lalefgh Man Became North Caro*
lina Senator At Midnight. Opens
His Office.
Washington, Mar, 4,—T. M. Sim
mons, who entered the senate for
‘he term beginning March 4. 1901,
'nd served as chairman of the fin
ance committee during the wo: id
war, ceased to be a senator last night
at 12 o’clock. Many have assumed
that the term of senator really ends
with the adjournment on the fourth;
but such Is not the case. Senator
Simmons went off the payroll at
midnight, and Senator Bailey took
his place, and was senator when he
opened his office today, with his
secretarial force. Unless there Is a
special session, however, Mr. Brilev
will not take the oath of office un
til next December.
Is At Home.
New Bern. Mar. 4.—Pumifold Mc
Tjendell Simmons, whose half a cen
tury in public life has drawn him
into some of the bitterest political
battles of his generation today end
ed 30 years in the United States
senate quietly at his home lr this
city.
Surrounded by his children and
grandchildren, the 77-year-old vet
eran chated informally of the graph
ic political era, of W'hich he was a
part.
Always more or less averse to pub
l’city lie was unchanged in this re
spect.
The grizzled statesman, who first
rose to national prominence as “the
httle giant of white supremacy" in
the hectic North Carolina political
struggle of 1898-1900, was not in
Washington attending congress be
muse his physician’s order forbade
it.
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Dover Mill Pays Oat
$38,000 Dividends;
Nine New Structures
OF RECOGNIZED
STANDING
The Cleveland Star is the out
standing newspaper in North
Carolina outside the daily field.
Tills fact was recognized when
the North Carolina Press Asso
ciation awarded a silver trophy
cup to The Star as the leading
paper in North Carolina outside
he daily field.
Frequency of issue and this
alone, kept The Star from tha
“All American Eleven” weekly
newspapers selected by Prof. J.
H. Casey of the University of
Oklahoma. In selecting the li
leading weekly newspapers in the
United States, he omitted The
Star for toe one and only rea
son—it is published every-other
day. Otherwise it qualified.
W 54 Lives
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Six Sets Of
Twins In One
Shelby School
Twins are not a rarity at the
Washington school in Shelby.
Not by a half doien sets.
Ill the first (Trade of the school, ai
which Miss Agnes McBrayer is prin
cipal, there are two sets of twins
The fifth grade also has two sets
The fourth grade has half of one
set and the fifth the other. Like
wise, the sixth grade has half of a
twin firm and the fifth has the
other half. That division results be
cause half of two sets of twins man
aged in some manner to get ahead
of their mates.
The twins in the first grade are:
Jennie Mae McGinnis, who lives at
the Ed Past home, and Shovine Mc
Ginnis,-who lives at the Hugh Bet
tis home. The McOinnis twins are
six years of age and their parents
live in Charlotte. The other twins
in the first grade are Viola and Vio
let Early, aged six. who live with H
C. Allen, Shelby Route 6. Their par
ents live in Asheville.
In the fifth grade are Mary and
Martha Toms, age 11, children Of
Hugh Toms, Lee street. In the same
grade are Ollie and Frank Wood, age
12, children of J. p. Wood, north
Morgan street.
Maude Long, age 11, is in the
fourth grade and her twin brother,
Claude, is in the fifth grade. They
are the children of W. F. Longv
North Washington street.
Sara Bess Ledford, 11, Is in the
sixth grade and her twin brother, A.
B., is in the fifth grade. They are
the children of F. H. Ledford. North
DeKalb street.
Plan Tourneys
For Golf Club
Prizes Awarded In Membership
Drive. Club Prepares For
Big Season.
(Other Sports Page 2.)
A series of tournaments were ar
ranged, prizes awarded in the mem
bership drive, and other matters of
importance taken up at a dinner
meeting of the Cleveland Country
club at the * golf club bouse last
night.
The dinner for the club meeting
was served by lady members of the
club and was an enjoyable repast
Approximately 40 golfers attended
the meeting In addition to the ladles
who acted ■aj^hoetesses.
Enthusiasm exhibited indicated
that the biggest golf and country
1 club season yet is In the offing this
spring and summer. Tournaments
I will begin this week and continue
leach week throughout the year,
along with several big exhibition
matches.
Name Directors.
| In addition to adopting by-laws
and regulations for the new club,
which restricts its membership to
100, the following directors were
named: J. F. Jenkins, Charles L
Eskridge, Spurgeon Hewitt, J. d.
i..ineberger, Gene Schenck, Earl
Hamrick. J. F. Schenck, sr„ H. C.
Long, Max Washburn, and Chas. R.
Eskridge.
.in me membership drive lor men
Spurgeon Hewitt won first prize, J.
D. Lineberger second prize, and J.
F. Jenkins third prize. Mrs. Frank
Hoey won first prize lor the ladles
i and Mrs. Chas. Williams second.
The club house has been papered,
painted and generally improved, and
much interest in the country club
features and also in golf isv being
shown by the ladies of Shelby. This
week the ladies will begin a tourna
ment, and hereafter they will hold
weekly tournaments on the links
along with bridge tournaments and
other amusements at the club
house.
It is hoped at an early date to
bring Bill Goebel and Freddy Hyatt,
Charlotte pros, here for an exhibi
tion with Pete Webb playing with
one of the visitors against Snook
Webb and the other visitor. Soon
thereafter the annual dub tourna
ment for beginners will be held, to
be followed by handicap tourna
ments, and matches with clubs in
adjoining cities.
Patton In Hospital.
Frank P. Patton, assistant dis
trict attorney of federal court, en
tered a Morganton hospital today it
was learned, for an appendicitis op
eration. Mr. Patton was expected to
have handled or aided in the prose -
Clftion at the Federal term of court
here week after next.
Spring Baseball.
The Belwood and Piedmont
schools opened their baseball sea
son with a game yesterday at Bel
wood. Piedmont was defeated 4 to 1.
Jurors Drawn
| For Court On
Monday, 23rd
Warlick To Preside
For 2 Week*
Many lni|M>rlant Cases To Come I'p
On Criminal Docket And Civil
Calendar,
Jurors for the spring term of Su
perior court, were drawn here this
week by the county commissioners.
The two-weeks mixed term open,
on Monday. March 23 with Judgej
Wilson Warlick of Newton presid
ng over his first term here. *
A number of Important criminal
cases, some of them continued from
the last term of court, are exnected
to come up for trial. A major por
tion of the second week will bt de
i voted to the civil calendar, j
Jurors drawn were: i
First Week.
Hell McOraw. Norman K. Roberta,!
i <J M. Moore, 8, A. Greene, Edley j
Roberta, A. A, Bettis, N, R, McBwain,
E W, Herd, Leo Beattie. Leon Ware, |
F. D. Fulton. H. V, Herndon, T.
Marvin Putnam, T. T. Dye, Fred i
Simmons, Ben Ely Hendrick and J.
W. Blalock
O. J Borders. E M. Roberts, E. E j
Post, W, A. Broadway. H. S. Blan
ton, W. 8. Davis, T. B, Harris, D
M. Jones, Clarence Green, C. R.
Rudlsall. James Lee, Carl Ivester, 8,
C, Lattlmore, Ambrose Oarver
Brady Delimiter, P. C. Mauney,
Thomas Mauney, O, M, Smith, J. P
McNeilly.
Second Week,
T. P. Wood, J. W Allen, B. Davtr
Cleophus Hamrick, B. W. Gill; splc,
J W. Craft, J. H. Beam. H. -L Rob
erts, G. A. Spake, John P. Toms, ■'
L. Dixon, R. V. Greene, L. C. Palm- j
er, ,M. B. Mauney. C. D, Forney,
George Martin, D. H. Connor, W. W
Towery.
Young Shelby Men
Form Flying Club;
May Secure Glider
Organisation To Be Perfected
Thursday Night. May Bring
Plane Here.
A flying club, composed of the
young men of Shelby and section
interested in aviation, will be defi
nitely organized at a meeting to be
held Thursday night at the Central
Methodist church.
Sixty young men have already
enrolled In the club and as others
join those backing the movement
hppe to revive in Shelby an air
minded spirit surpassing that of
several years ago.
Flying Lessons.
“If we can get enough members
who are Interested in learning more
about aviation,” says one of the lo
cal young men supporting the move
ment. “we will get a plane here each j
week from Charlotte for instruction':
purposes,
"With sixty members to start we j i
are' already hopeful of getting a
glider so that we all may receive!,
instructions through handling the ,
glider." ,
Indications are that the meeting;
tomorrow night will be well attended I j
by prospective aviators and others
interested in the development of
aviation. 1
Approve Park Bill
For Kings Mountain
Military Park Will Be Mad* Oat Of
Battleground. When Funds Are
Available.
Washington. Mar. 4.—The senate
yesterday passed the Kings Moun
tain bill, a bill which will result,
when funds are made available, in
making a military park of the bat
tleground. Senator Brock, cf Ten
nessee, voted against the bill In the
military kffalrs committee, and as a
vesult of this fortunate circum
stance, the senator was In position
to move for a reconsideration,
The hard work done In beha'f of
the bill on the senate side resulted
In the favorable action taken by the
senate. Both the war deparment and
Senator Reed. of Pennsylvania,
chairman of the committee which
had the bill under consideration,
finally acquiesced in the passage of
the bill, which was Introduced In
the house by Congressman Jonas
and In the senate by Senator Mor
rison.
Kiwanis To Give Way
For Revival Meeting
There will be no weekly luncheon
of the Kiwanis club on Thursday
night of this week. The meeting has
been called off so that the members
may attend the last service of the
revival meeting conducted by Dr
Mcl.ees »t the Presbyterian church.
Feeding Bonus Borrowers
The long line of applicants for ♦
bonus advances as provided for I
In a bill'just passed by Congress I
over the yet® of President '
Hoover, waited all night at the
Nation's capital to get their
money, and were fed by Ui#
American Red Cross.
Too Many Officers In N. C.,
Al Smith Says; Gardner Plqns
Endorsed For A Reorganization
Colored Veteran
Get# First Loan
Check In Shelby
The first bonus check to
reach Shelby after the pass
age of the new veterans' loan
hill came to a colored veteran,
Charlie Parks, who served for
many years in the regular
army.
Parks, a member during the
World war of the famous ne
gro outfit, the Tenth Cavalry,
received gSOOJSO. He was in the
army for years prior to the
World war. hut has been oftt
of the service since being de
mobilized after the war,
“Goln| to buy an auto?” he
was asked when he received
his bonus.
"Nope,” came the answer.
“It’s goin’ to Mister Charlie’s
bank until I finds the proper
place for it,"
Local Marriages
At Low Ebb; Six
In 2 Months Here
Two Couples Married In This Coun
ty In January And Four
In February,
Old Man Depression and North!
Carolina marriage law restrictions!
have Dan Cupid's love-matching
business on the verge of bankruptcy
in Cleveland county.
During the two months of 1931
marlage licenses have been issued to
only a half dozen couples at the
court house here. Two couple secured
license In January and four in
February.
On the average of three licenses
per month, local marriages are only
about one-fifth what they were prior
to the added restrictions put on two
years ago. Prior to that time be
tween 150 and 200 couples secured
licenses each year in the county.
Take* Crack At Offices Of Grist,
Graham, Hail ness t'ncomfort
ablc For Harincss.
The next thing to hearing A1
Smith, the New York governmental
expert, speak is to read Tom Uoat'S
account, of the speech.
Several Shelby and Cleveland
county people heard the former New*
York governor In person Monday at
Raleigh. Others heard what they
could by radio. But If the speeea In
actuality had the punch accredited
It by Bast in his Oreensboro News
Story, then all those who imlght
their way Into n packed theatre
building got their money's worth*
and those who sought seats arid
couldn't get In must have been re
paid by hearing the chuckles of the
fortunate ones as they left the
| building,
Talking Government.
The news dispatches have already
related what Gov. Smith said about
governmental matters. Coming from
a state where he reorganized and
simplified a cumbersome govern
mental machine Into smooth-work
ing, economical machinery, the New
Yorker vigorously endorsed Gover
nor Gardner’s program of reorgani
zation in North Carolina, He ap
proved the consolidation of coun
ties, the abolishing of night work in
Industry for women and children.
He declared we had too many of
fices and too many office-holders,
and that our gvernment. prior to
proposed changes inaugurated by
Gardner, was much of a "Chinese
puzzle” as former Governor Mor
i ison had said.
Unnecessary Jobs.
Bui the entertaining angle came
in references to needless offices.
In saying that only three major
North Carolina offices—governor,
lieutenant-governor and auditor
should be elective, Smith declared:
“'The secretary of state is maiely
n clerk. I never knew the state
treasurer to have a dime; all the
rosTiWizn ns pagf ETofrr . i
County Board Handl:s Many
Matters At Session; Hear
Charity Appeals, Give Aid
Approve ^duration Board's' Be
quest For Transfer School
Loan.
I At the meeting of the county com
j missioners this week the board ap
j proved the request of the count j
board of education to the state
board for the transfer of the bal
ance of the loan from the Park
Grace school to the No. 3 school.
Several names were removed from j
the poll tax list, court jurors were
drawn, charity appeals heard, and
county bills approved and ordered
paid.
J. W. Gladden and Roy Sisk were
released from paying poll tax.
Mrs. D. S, Page was allowed $J. for
support, Tobe Stuzall <3, and Jen
nie Hubbard $3.
Mrs. D. J. Wilson was allowed *15
per month for two months treat
ment. Foster Jones was given $10
Andy Borders was allowed Sib for
burial expense;; of. * Rufe Davis
barton extjenjses: of iSusttn r>egr*w, i :
i.
E. Covington was allowed $10 for
burial expenses of Dock Justice.
Love Hubs, an ex-soldier, was
granted a peddling license.
D. G. Allen was released from a
$1,200 error in listing homestead tax.!
The folowing bilk.were approved:]
O. E. Ford Co., cement $18.90 O i
E. F0rd Co..county home, $11 85;
fair ground service station, co. home
$7.82; Paragon Furn. Co., bid, etc.,
for county home $19.80: J, W. Byars
molasses for county home, $142$:
John T. Borders, sal., etc., $17.1.00:
Electric Light and Water for county
home $42.40 Stephenson Drug Co.,
county home $8 85; Cleveland Hd v.
Co., county home, jail and bridge
depi., $28.03; Moore and Stewart,
county home $1.25; Paul Webo. pamt
etc., for county home. $50.05; Q .on
Drug Co„ county home $15.65, T P.
Eskridge, county home. Slot 95;
Campbell Dept, store, county name,
f28.02; City Electric shop, county
home $7.40; James Tide!? shop beds
coiriTNtfjTn on mot: monTt
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\Farmers Boost
Food Crops As
WiseMoveNow
County Club Hear*
Crops Talked
Comity Club Hoars Farmer* V
This County To tire At
Home.
It will not only be foolhardy Wy
perhaps serious consequences wlB
develop If Cleveland county farmers
do not produce their own food and
feed next year.
This was what represent®tivi
farmers of the county told the
Cleveland County club in a round
table discussion and short talks at
the club meeting last-night at the
Green Lantern tea room.
An informal round table discus
sion was carried on by furmers at
tending the meeting, all urging th#
importance of the live-at-home idea
and pledging themselves to the
movement.
O. C. Dixon, well known county
farm lender, discussed the value of
a sufficient corn crop. There should
bs at least five acres devoted to
corn for every two mules in the
county, he said. If the land is poor
the ratio should be ten acres for two
mules. All landlords were urged by
Mr. Dixon to sec that their tenants
devote at least that much acreage
to corn.
J L. Herndon. of Grover, dis
cussed hay crops, declaring that
every bale of hay purchased by a
farmer costs him double the pro
duction cost of his own lahd. In in
sisting that farmers of the county
devote enough acreage to hay crops
this year he stated that there should
b® ho experimenting with unknown
crops, but that tested crops for
Cleveland soil should be used.
Tom Cornwell spoke of the valus
of pastures to the farmer who de
sires to succeed and make ends
meet. The pasture acreage, he said,
is the most important on any farm
Bermuda grass was stressed for usi
i in permanent pastures.
I Prof. B. F, Byrd, of Grover, out
[lined the importance of potatoei
and vegetables. Every farmer In th<
county, landowner and tenant, hi
declared, should this year and here
after produce enough potatoes and
vegetables for home use.
Others making short talks on thi
same topic were Prof. Lawton Man
toil, Lattiniore; R. w. Wilson, KaU
tfton; A. E. Cline, Kings Mountain;
Edney Willis, Belwood; and J. B,
Smith, welfare officer.
At Faltston.
It was decided to change the reg
ular meeting date of the club to the
first Tuesday in each month. The
next meeting will be held at Fall
ston and the program will be ar
ranged by R. W. Wilson, W. R. Gary
and R. W. Shofner.
McLees Closes
Meet Thursday
Forcemul Blind Evangelist Will Hold
Last Service Thursday
Evening,
The irties of evangelistic services
being conducted at the Shelby Pres
byterian church by Dr. R. G. Mc
Lees, eloquent and lorceiul blind
minister, will close Thursday even
ing.
Kev. H. N. McDittnuid, Presbyter
ian pastor, and everyone who has
heard Dr. .McLees urge that those
who have not attended do so during
the remaining .services.
Thursday morning at 10 o'clock
Dr. McLees will sneak especially to
church members of all denomina
tions on the subject, “The True
Yoke-Fellow.'' This evening at 7;30
his subject wil be "The Story of
Simon Peter." The subject of the
closing service Thursday night will
be “The Reception Which the Gos
pel Meets.''
The meeting has been well at
tended and has exerted a great in
fluence with a number of conver
sions and reconsecrations.
Sale Of Gasoline
Boosted By New Law
Distributors of gasoline in Shelby
report a considerable increase thia
week in the sale of gasoline to deal
ers in this territory because of the
passage of the state highway bill
whereby the state takes over all
county roads and maintains them
by a gasoline tax. The measure pro
vides for an Increase of one cent per
gallon on gasoline and many deal
ers thinking the increased tax went
in when the hill Is enacted into law,
stocked up on n*e motor fuel to save
the one cent extra tax. “It is not
known when the additional tax goes
into elfect.
    

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