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Late News
Tuesday Fair.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Generally fair tonight,
probably rain in northeast. Fair and
warmer Tuesday.
Breach Widens.
Rome, May 31.—The breach be
tween the Italian government and
the Vatican widened tonight with
the receipt of information that four
bombs were exploded near Catholic
property at Bolgona, with Premier
Mussolini continuing to close Cath
olic action clubs throughout Italy
and with Pope Pius XI denouncing
Fascist education as “given to hate”
irreverence and to violence.
Liquor Cases
Again Lead In
Over Half Of Cases
About Whiskey
Recorder’s Court Convicts 150 Of 138
Tried During Month Of M*y
Much Gambling. ,
Cases developing from some form
of violation of the prohibition lu.v
again led all other oases tried >in
the Cleveland county recorder’s
court during the month of May.
In fact, the records of Deputy
Clerk Cha-s. Woodson show that
over half of the cases handled by
the tribunal operated by Judge
Maurice Weathers and Solicitor W.
Speight Beam were whiskey cases.
Gambling took second place. Of
the 158 cases docketed during itfav,
38 were, connected with boore.
Approximately 150 of the 138 d“
•» fendants tried during' the month
were convicted.
In the whiskey classification there
were 42 charges of prohibition law
. violation, 39 charges of public
drunkenness, and five charges of
operating an automobile while un
der the influence of whiskey.
Charges tried during the month,
as classified, were as follows:
Violating prohibition law. 42:
public drunkenness. 39; assault, 15:
gambling, 13; breaking and enter
ing, 6; larceny, 6; driving drunk, 3;
worthless checks, 5; assault with
deadly weapon. 4; adultery, 4; non
upport, 3; murder, 2; f and a, 2:
carrying concealed weapons, 2; dis
orderly house, 2; general disturb
ance, 1; beating board bill. 1: op
erating gambling house, 1; forger.’,
1; auto without proper license, 1;
profanity and trespassing. 1; civil
matter, 1.
Washington School
Has Final Program
Margaret Hamrick And Harold Bet
tis Win Prlaes. Graduating
Exercises Held.
The annual reading and dselcm*-.
tion contests of the Washington
school were held last week in th.3
school auditorium.
The two winners, Miss Marga.’et
Hamrick and Harold Bettis, were
presented five dollar savings ac
counts by Mr. Chan. C. Blanton,
first National president. Others in
the contest and on the program were
3am Ledford. Ruby Anthony, Ruth
ilimbrell, Jeanette Post.
In the class day exercises Friday
the introduction was by Margar't
Hamrick, the welcome by Keito
Shull, the history by Sam Ledford,
will and testament by Marguerite
Wall, farewell by Tennlc Miller.
Tennie Miller won the Mrs. T. W.
Hamrick spelling medal as the beri
grade speller and it was presented
oy Margaret Hamrick daughter of
the donor. Clifford Parker won the
H. Clay Cox, prize as the most profic
lent in arithmetic, William Leona; ci
was presented the prize for perfect
spelling in the fifth grade by iris
teacher Miss A. Alexander. "Grade
daddies’’ gave treats to the third
and sixth grades.
Ushers were Alphonsine Harris,
chief; Marjorie Lutz, Bobby Lutz,
Annabeth Jones, Richard Jones.
Native Shelby Boy
Moves Up In World
Relatives here have been inform
ed that Mr. Robert Beam, of Ra
leigh, water inspector for the State
Board of Health, has been notified
that he is one of the seven men
who have passed the examination
for assistant sanitary engineer,
grade of assistant surgeon, in the
United States Public Health Service.
Mr. Beam received his notification
from Telfair Clark, acting surgeon
general, who said. that he and his
companions would be called in the
Federal service when vacancies oc
cur. He is a graduate of State col
lege and the son of Mr. D. Augustus
Masonic Meeting.
a special communication of Cleve
land lodge 203 A. P. and A. M. will
be held Tuesday night for work in
second degree
City Officials Will
Slash All Salaries
New Regime Goes In
Office Today
Total Salary Cut Around $5,000 An
nually. Several Changes Will
' Be Made.
A reduction in expenses and
a general economy program in
keeping with the times were as
sured today by city officials who
were sworiteinto office to con
duct Shelby affairs for two
Those sworn In today were May
or S. A. McMurry, reelected last
month; throe former aldermen, P.
M. Washburn. John Schenck, jr.,
and Z. J. Thompson, and one new
alderman, D. W. Royster. In with
the city officials went a school
board made up of Roger Laugh
ridge, Dr. Tom Gold, J. Lawrence
Lackey, L. P. Holland, and Tliad C.
To Cut Salaries.
“'Details have not been fully work
ed out, and will not be until our
first formal meeting tomorrow
night," Mayor McMurry said today,
"but wc have talked It over and the
city payroll will be cut down be
tween five and six thousand dollars
per year. We believe the times and
conditions demand It and the cut is
being made from the mayor down."
To Cut Force.
It was also learned by The Star
that tlfe force of employes will be
lessened by two or three. Just who
these will be it was not announced
today, pending tlie first regular ses
sion of the board Tuesday night.
Those employes who are let go will
be given. It was explained, sufficient
notice so that they may seek other
employment without being lopped
off the payroll without notice. There
is much conjecture about the city
as to who will be given notices, but
officials were keeping mum today
and will, they say, until their offic
ial action is recorded on the min
utes of the first June business meet
In furthering the economy pro
gram a department or so may be
combined from the supervision
standpoint. It was stated, however,
that proposed changes and perhano
consolidations would not decrease
general service to taxpayers.
The proposed economy program is
in keeping with new governmental
regulations as the la«t ses ion the
general assembly passecKa^lavr mak
ing local government aVvlsofy com
mission somewhat of a guardian for
municipal and county governments.
Heretofore unu-ual expenditures of
money, bond sales, and such cannot
be carried out by municipalities
without permission of the central
News of the cut of fire thousand
dollars in the annual city payroll
has leaked out to a certain extent
and has received the commendation
of many citizens. "Business houses
and industrial firms have already
reduced salaries and wages,’* one man
said, "and new- officials taking of
fice in cities and towns In this sec
tion have also reduced their pay
rolls. The move here will meet with
general approval, or I am badly
Will Open Curb
Market In City
Saturday, June 6
Home Demonstration Club'
Test Out Curb Market
A curb market, -where farm
women may exhibit their pro
ducts for house wives of Shel
by, will be riven Us first trial
in Shelby Saturday of this week.
Mrs. Irrua P. Wallace, home dem
onstration agent, stated today that
the home demonstration clubs of
Cleveland county will sponsor au
open curb market on the vacant lor
on North Morgan street adjoinin';
the Southern Public Utilities head
Although the market is sponsored
by the demonstration clubs all farm
women may enter articles to be
sold. The lot is being furnished !t>:
the test through the courtesy of Mr.
Chas. t. Eskridge.
Sell Anythin*.
In addition to produce. vegeta'o.'e>
fruits, canrjed goods, garden foods
and other things, all types of articles
may be placed on the market Tor
sale. It is likely that many women
i will enter various types of handi
work and other products of house
hold arts. It is expected, too, that
some of the county’s finest cooking
will be exhibited for sale as a num
ber of the club women are planning
to offer cakes, pies and other deli
Shelby women are invited to visit
the market during the day as a
stimulus to a movement which it i;
hoped will add to the convenient;
of both seller and buyer and will
make possible another source of ’n
come for farm wives.
Saturday all entrants of article;
to be sold at the market will be giv
en temporary regulations and rules.
Milk and uninspected meats cannot
be placed on the market, but chick
ens, dressed or undressed, may be
placed there for sale.
Grover Minister Is
Honored By Degree
Rev. Mr. Dendy Given Degree By
Oglethoroe University At
It is of interest in this iection to
note that Rev, J. T. Dendy, pastor
of the1 Presbyterian church at Gro
ver, wag honored at the recent com
mencement exercises at Oglethorpe
university, Atlanta, with the degree
of doctor of divinity.
He was a fellow student with Dr
Jacobs at the Presbyterian College
of South Carolina. He is a member
of the board of founders of Ogle
thorpe and a brother to Prof. W. E:
Dendy, principal of Atlanta's Uni
versity school for boys.
City Merchants Boost ‘ ‘Cotton Week”
Carolina Products Beginning Today
Visitors to Shelby stores and business houses this week
will have the opportunity of seeing cotton goods boosted and
displayed as never befOie, and what is move the majority of
articles on display will be Cax'olina made goods.
Prac.icaily all Shelby, merchants'
are cooperating on "National Cotton'
Week" and “Made In North Caro
lina Week,” beginning today. Hie
two movements are being concen
trated in one and all citizens are
urged to take advantage of the var
jlouo displays.
It is pointed out that the displays
i at local stores should be of more
than ordinary Interest in this sec
tion as Cleveland county is not only
the largest cotton-producing county
in the state but is the home of
many Industrial plants creating cot
] ton into wearing apparel.
| Several score cities and towns hi
i the state have announced that their
I mercliahts are this week pushing the
event, the aim of which is to ac
quaint the people of North Carolina
with what Is made in their state; to
Increase the sale of home-made
goods to local consumers; and. in
the long run. to bring about Indus
trial diversification.
Governor Gardner has officially
set aside June 1-6 as “Made in North
Carolina Week” by proclamation.
The same week has been designated
as "National Cotton Week” by the
Cotton Textile Institute. This lat
ter movement has the active sup
port and cooperation of the United
States departments of commerce
and agriculture. If these movements
have the fullest cooperation they
will stimulate retail busine.v, en
courage local industrial production,
and increase the consumption of raw
materials. This in turn will keep
money at home to pay additional
wages, make possible additional buy
ing and stimulate all industrial and
commercial activity.
The main purpose ol tins move
ment, however, is to have retail
merchants stock, mark and push
the sale of North Carolina-made
goods during the week. Merchants
who entered into this campaign last
year found that it was not merely
a catch phrase, but that the peop.e
were anxious to buy goods made in
the-home state. One merchant re
ported that his sales during “Made
in North Carolina Week” last year
were more than in any two montlus
except December "It is at the re
quest of some of these merchants
that the campaign is being repeated
this vear.” said Colonel HarrcLon.
For 25 Years
Dr. Zeno Wall (above) yesterday
celebrated his 151 li year in the min
istry by returning to the rural
church where he preached hi* first
sermon a quarter of a century ago.
Tax Sale Not
Decided; Board
. Studying List
Slay Advertise Property For SaJe In
July or Walt Until Fall. More
Us tintype.
When they adjourned for
lunch at 1 o’clock this after
noon the Cleveland county
commissioners were still unde
cided as to when they would
advertise and sell property for
unpaid taxes.
A decision In the matter will be
made today, however, it was de
clared by members of the-board.
Two Plans.
Two procedures may result. The
advertising and sale of property for
taxes has already been postponed for
a month due to general business
conditions. Today the board may de
cide to go ahead and start advertis
ing unpaid taxes oil Monday. June
8. and then' conduct the sale on
Monday, July 6. • Again the board
may consider It best to await until
early fall to handle the tax'sales.
The proposition has been giving
the commissioners considerable
thought, and they desire to talk it
over from all angles before reach
ing a final decision. Due to the reg
ular list of callers and delegations
this morning the board had very
little time in which to discus; the
tax problem before noon. It will be
given their first attention this aft
Much Paid.
If one large corporation would pay
its taxes, The Star learned today,
the unpaid tax total would be only
a little larger this year than it was
last year and has been for years.
This corporation is now being oper
ated by receivers who say they will;
pay the $13,000 tax debt at the ear- j
liest possible moment.
I.lstin; Time.
Saturday was the last day for
listing taxes this year but as the
work, is behind the commissioners
will likely extend the listing time
for another week or 10 days. This
move had not been made before the'
noon recess, but It is known that the
members of the board are agreed
that a short extension of time
should be given to list personal
property not yet listed. Citizens
who have not listed are urged to do
| so at once s-o that the budget may
be prepared. •
Mrs. James Buried At
Aak Grove Church
Mrs. Mary E. Jenkins James, aged
76 years, died Friday at the home of
her step granddaughter, Mrs. D. H.
Connor, in the St. Peters section of
this county.
Funeral services were held Sun
day at noon at Oak Grove church'
near Ellenboro where Mrs. James
had been a member for years. Rev
W. G. Camp, of Oherryville, and
Rev. Mr. Snow had charge of the
Her husband. Robert G. James,
died in 1922. Mrs. James a native of
the section near Ellenboro, had been
living in this county for some thru.
Two sisters. Misses Nancy and
Jenny Jenkins, survive. Surviving
also are the following step children.
William James, Caroleen; Robert
James, Cliffside; R. R. James. Spin
dale; Mrs. Lancaster . Caroleen
Mayhand. Greenville, S. C.; Mrs
Gossett, Cbesnee; Mrs. Henuursjn,
Mr*. Hawkins, Charlotte; Mrs. Ma>
Ellenboro. Twenty-seven step grand
children also survive. ,
Wall Observes
His 25th Year
In Church Work
Return* Where He
Fir*t Preached
Shelby Minister Itn Prrarhrd Over
3,6(H) Sermon* Since Kirst One
May 36, 1906.
Dr. Zeno Wall, pastor of the first
Baptist chureli of Shelby and presi
dent of Bolling Springs Junior col
lege, yesterday celebrated his 23th
anniversary in the ministry by
preaching once more in the pulpit o: j
Mt. Pleasant Baptist church , this!
county, where he preached his first
sermon on May 30, 1000.
With a fourth of a century of ac-{
live ministry behind him, durlr*
which time he lias beoome a leader
In his denomination, Dr. Wall today j
and yesterday received the congrat
ulations and well wishes of scores
pf friends and admirers.
Remarkable Record.
In the 23 years Dr. Wall has
preached over 3,000 sermons, better
than 120 per year, has held 123 re
vivals, performed 123 marriage cere
monies. delivered 215 special ad
dresses, conducted 830 funerals, has
-een.over 5,000 conversions, has bap
tired 3,431, has ordained 52 preach
era, and has travelled over three
million miles in the service of the
-Dr. \Vall was born-In Rutherford.
county on August 20, 1882; he was
baptised July 31, 1898 by Rev. A. C.
Irvin near High Shoals Baptist
church; he was ordained July 8. 1908
In the Baptist church at Cliffside;
he was educated at Man Hill col
lege and the Southern Baptist Theo
logical seminary ; he has held the
following pastorates; Marshall Bap
tist church, Marshall,-N. C.,
Olive Baptist church, Mt. Olive.
Miss., First Baptist church, Colum
bia, Mias., The College church, Clin
ton. Miss., First Baptist church,
Ooldsboro, N, C., First Baptist
church, Shelby, N. c.
He, too, has been honored by nis
denomination In serving as Enlist
ment secretary of the Home Mission
Board for one year. Vice president
Baptist State convention of N. C..
Vice president Baptist Hospital. Sec
retary Board of Trustees of Mississ
ippi college. Secretary Board of
Trutees of Mississippi Baptist hos
pital, Chaplain 140 Field Artillery
during World War; and in addition
to his duties In his heavy pastorate
here serves as President of Bolling
Springs Junior college. On May 24.
1917 Mississippi college conferred
upon him the degree of Doctor of
Injured In Car \
Wreck Sunday
Mat Connor. Badly Hart. And !
Charlie Webb. Leg Fractured,
In Gastonia Hospital.
to Tht Star.)
Gastonia, June 1.—Mat Con
nor. former Shelby football star,
is in a hospital here seriously
injured and his companion
Charlie Webb. Shelby business
man and son of J. E. Webb.
Gastonia and Shelby theatre
man, has a fractured right leg
as the result of an auto collision
near here at 11:30 last night.
The crash took place two or tore?
miles west of Gastonia, on highway
20. between Gastonia and Bessem 'r,
Connor is badly lacerated abo it
the head and neck but It was said
this morning that he was expected
to live, although his condition was
.very serious when first taken to the
' hospital.
According to Webb. who was
| driving his own car West towards
Shelby, the other car headed east
and occupied by two Gastonia boys
and two Belmont girls, suddenly
turned into a side road and the two
cars crashed together as the east
bound car turned in the path of
the Webb car. Connor was hurtles
through the glass.
Three of the four occupants of the
other car are also In the hospital.
Ruth Sparks, of Belmont, one of
the girls, has a head Injury Leckw*
Langley, the other Belmont girl, has
a fractured arm. Luther Russell, of
Gastonia, has minor injuries ano
lacerations. Bob Stowe, the other
Gastonia, was able to leave the hos
pital after treatment.
A portion of Connor’s right eaF
was cut off, tt was said, and he had
bad cuts on toe head and throat
It was unofficially stated that it
was not believed that Webb couk'
have prevented toe crash.
Won't Fight; Denied Papers
Bf>c»u*e they refuted to »wrar to fight for the Unitea State* in case
of war, Mix* Marie Averill Bland, a 'New York nur e and Professor
Douglas Clyde Mackintosh, of Yale University b-ith above, were
denied eitiaenshin by the U S. Supreme Court by a b to 4 rote Pio
feasor Mackintosh, a Canadian Bantirt minister, saw service during
the World War. In seeking naturalization he said he would fight for
the United States if he thought the war *n just Miss Bland said her
religious scruples prevented her from fighting under any conditions.
Value Of Farm Land
Decreases In County
Worth Slightly Less Than In 1925 But Mor*
Than In 1920. Farm Buddings Ar» V/ort'
More Now. Decline Shown In Livestock,
Chickens, Hogs, Food Crops.
- Agricultural Cleveland count ju)yis..g3u.iietl ijljiume piec
es and lost ground in other phases since 1920 and' 192.1. ae
cording to the 1930 farm census just released to The Star.
The major gains are shown in an increase in value of farm
buildings, a better division of farms, and an increasing potato
crop. The decline covers a lower value on farm land, more
tenant-farmed acres, and a full-off in hay and grain crops.
There are how 5.181 Individual
farms In the county, or 1,116 more
than in 1920 and 50 more than in
Per Acre Value.
A total *of 242,902 acres is u^ed n
farming, a smaller acreage than 10
years ago or five years ago. The
present average farm Is 46.9 acres,
or smaller than It was in 1930. The
average Cleveland farm is now
worth $3,576, according to the cen
sus valuation, or near *1.000 less per
farm in 1920 or 1925 The per acre
value is $76.38. a dollar less per acre
than in 1925 but six dollars per acre
than In 1920.
The total value of all farm lands
and buildings, as listed by the cen
sus takers for 1930 was $18,527,732
note quite tw>o million less than hi
1925 and almost a million more than
In 1930. The land alone is valued at
two million le.s now than In 1925,
but only a half million less than in
Gain Here.
Farm buildings in 1930 were val
ued a half million more than In <
1925 and a million and a quarter I
more than in 1920.
Slie of Farms.
There are more farms ranging: I
from 20 acres to 49 acres than any
other size, showing a more inten
sive cultivation. There are, however,
over 300 farms ranging from 100 to
174 acres.
The size of county farms is listed
os follows:
Si*e of Number .
Farms 19211 1920
Under 3 acres _ 2 4
3 to 9 acres ___... . 152 112 i
10 to 19 acres . ..... 796 m
20 to 49 acres __ 2 415 1.498
19 Of Ballot
Boxes In Here
Nineteen of the S6 ballot
1 bum in Cleveland county
have been delivered at the
clerk’* office at the court
house here as a part of the
Impounding procedure in the
Investigation of the contested
Bailey - Pritchard senatorial
The order to bring the
senatorial boxes in was Issued
last week by Judge John P.
Mull, chairman of the coun
ty election board. Nve of the
19 boxes already here are the
four Shelby ward boxes and
the South Shelby box. Seven
rural boxes not yet In are ex
pected to come in this week.
When all are In Judge Mull
w ill hare them sealed to await
the next move of the investi
30 to 99 acres ....... 1,412 1233
100 to 174 acres__ 324 <440
173 to 239 acres ...... 56 137
200 Cxj 499 acres_ ' 22 49
500 to 999 acres ... . 2 2
1.000 acres and over — , —
Owners operate 1 913 Cleveland
county tarms and tenants operate
3,203. Acreage operated by owneri
totals 116.720 and 123.697 by tenants.
This shows that more acres are be
ing operated by tenants than m
1,147 Laws Passed By Unusual Session
Of N. C. Assembly; Remarkable Meet
In Many Respect Legislature Set1
Records. Many Important
Laws In Number.
Raleigh. June l.^-THe North.
Carolina general assembly, which
adjourned ou the evening ot May
27, was. in many respects, one ot
the most remarkable sessions ever
held by a law making body In Nor h
Carolina, not only in the length ot
the session, but in the type of legis
lation and deviation from norma!
policies which it achieved.
No other session has lasted for
121 legi-lauve days, except the I8u8
G9 reconstruction period session of
148 days from which 12 days of
Christmas recess must be taken
leaving only 130 days. It establishes
a new record for length and devel
oped Into an endurance test.
No other session has tuken Iron,
the local units and vested in til
state more authority, particularly ui
the maintenance ol roads and I
schools and in the administration ci I
county, city, town and local district I
fiscal affairs. These local units gave
up authority and autdnomy to a
greater extent than ever before,
trading, in their distress much loose,
wefficiey.c and ineffective adminis
tration 7or what is expected to oe
greater' concentrated and rnuj-e ef-j
fettive handling of governmental
No other session has token boo.1:
to tire property owners of the state
a greater measure of tax relief, tor
which real estate owners were clam
oring. All taxes were not removed,
but the operation of the highway,
the school and the local government
laws will bring a reduction of on
average of 57 cents to the property
owner, or almost half of the tax
bill in many counties.
No other session has placed upon
big business the amount of taxes
that was levied against such busi
ness by the recent general assembly,
a tax that would not have been
reached but for the Insistent de
mand for land tax relief. The bur
den has. in large measure, been
placed on more successful buaine s,
that able to pay, and, while
tppareutly more than a just si tare,
may hot be an onerous burden.
The closing day of the session
marked the passage and enactment
of several of the must important,
pieces ot legislation ot the entire1
session, chief of which were the re
venue, appropriations, machinery,
school and several others.
The revenue act provide., for ooi
y t’f idOtmmTM) us rayt act
Schools Finals
Class As Class
Of ’31 Goes On
74 Girls, Boys Get
High Diplomat
Jump' Mir pa rd And Sara fhonp*
*on <•*<* ( ups a* LnSn|
M mlr n( i.
The ut 1MI—74 in all, 43 girls
anti 32 boys—i.i no more an active
;>art oi the Shelby'i schooL The
■ 4 youn*: ,ers were given their dlplo
ma» anti their final high f«h~d
awards anil honors in a colorful
program at tl e Central high
aditorium Friday evening u fh#
art feature of tlie Shelby common*
smeiu season.
The graduation exorcises differed
. . me.\.\.t from the ? of the put .
and the seniors in tearing left be
aind them their boost for the nhw)
. nd It Murks, particularly in z«gftt4
,o extra-curricular activities,
Hiinoi> sullen.
Other than the actual awarding of
diplomas, the announcement of the
major awards of the evening me
hie of interest. To Mhw 8am
Thompson, vs 'x'icteric n of her daw
end v.imier uf the I 'neberger achat*
rshlp msd.T for the bait work oesa
our yea -,i, vent the Mrs, Clyde R.
l.cey cup, the hi'7i?i •; ward Shelby
~‘3h hold tut to the best all*
.... .few:uueUi. brtl
liant studant, typic; 1 gentleman, and
active partidpsnt In mrny »»>«an|
activities wen the companion int^
the Mux Washburn cup for the tell
all-around boy. It is an annual cue*
tom lor t’ e school to award tteM
honors, The two winners are picked
on a secret vote by the entire high
school faculty tn which every pbaee
of work end conduct plays a part,
and each year Shelby stands up »"t1
i vents enthusiasm for two such out*
i standing youngsters. The awards h>
; years gone by have gone to children
in all wall: of U'e. among them a
cotton mill boy who has made good
and a lad who now lives In the get*
; crnor's mansion.
In the last contest held Mday
Miss Margaret Louise McNeely won
the J. R. Dover reading medal and
Ray Hawkins won the Forrest Esk
ridge declamation medal. Among ths
other awards was that to Is.
lene Orlgg, beat student In the
teacher training department.
I ast Program.
Invocation by Rev. H. N. McDiar
mld. of the Presbyterian church,
opened the lest program of the grad
uattng class. The salutatory by
Frances Carver came ner.t, then the
president's address by Hubert WU
son. A group of seniors, all leader)
In their activities, told the audi
ence of the value of extra curricu
lar activities. They were Matilda
Jenks. Palmer McSralu. Louise MU
ler, James Shepard. John Corbett
and Pegram Holland. The actlvitlMI
they covered were debating, athlet
ics. creative wilting, dramatics, and
music. Miss Sara Thompson gars
the valedictory and the award# war*
then aimounced and distributed by
Principal W. E. Abernathy. The ft
-nl act, before the benediction tf
Rev. L. L. Je sup, of the Second
Baptist church, was the presenta
tion of the 7* diplomas by Supt. B.
L Smith, popular head of the city
school system. Seated on the stags
w'tb the cappsd and gowned seniors
was the class mascot, little Mias
Beth SwoL'c.-d.
The Graduate*.
The following are the seniors who
received diplomas:
Lizzie Lena Allen. Claude Lots'
Austell, Helen Florence Bass, Boyd
Hampton Bltigon j:-„ Sdiiffi Muriel
Blanton, Jcne SlfegbeSh Blanton,
Evelyn Virginia Blanton. Annie Mas
Eobbitt, Hessen tine Borders. Vir
ginia Betty Cabaniss. William Al
fred Cabaniss. Annie Gladys Calte
lian. Mildred Jeanette Camp, Pran
ces Demlviah Carver, John Oscar
Corbett Jr., Julia Elizabeth Cc*.
Dorothy Geneva JDedmon. Walter
Lee Devine, Margaret Katherine
Dixon, Adelaide June Elam, Alfred
contis-uscd os ’’Au* sm
Honor Society For
High School Hera
At the graduation exercises of til* '
Shelby high school it was unnoune
ed that the Shelby high school ha*
been accorded a chapter iu the Na
tional Honor society for Secondary
schools. The society has four pur
poses: To promote scholarship,
service, leadership, and character.
The 10 seniors and three junior*
awarded membership the first year
were: Seniors May natthnore, Ma
tilda Jenka. Elizabeth Blanton, wil
liam Ingram. Prances Carver, Oral
Lee White, John Irvin, jr.. vtttin
Putnam. Felix Qee and Sara
Thompson: junior. Edwina CMdaay,
Torrey Typer, Bara Louse Falls,

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