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NEARLY TWO HUNDRED
users In Cleveland county of Gen
eral Electric Refrigerators and not
one has ever spent one cent tor
service. Robert O. Hord, Dealer, S.
Washington St, Shelby. tf 25c
COUNTY ROADS WILL
be taken over by the state on
July 1st. Get a county road
Tnap and a soil survey map
free by renewing your sub
scription to The Star for six
months or longer. Only limit
ed quantity of maps left. 6t2S
WE DEVELOP KODAK FILMS.
Expert work. 24-hour service. En
larging and tinting. Hollywood Stu
dio, over Woolworth’s. tf 20c
WATCH, CLOCK AND JEWELRY
repairing. L. O. Davis, next door to
Eflrd'a I appreciate your patron
age. large or small. tf 16c
DON’T NEGLECT F E E T
those hot summer days. Be
fitted correctly by shoe ex
, ports at A. V. W’ray & 6 Sons,
WHEN YOU NEED A PLUMBER
Qr steam fitter, call the Modern
Plumbing and Heating Co, the
ptambtag - a«d heating specialist.
Telephone 569. tf 20c
VERY SPECIAL OFFER
good until July 1st. Two val
uable maps of Cleveland coun
ty, one a road map showing
the county highways to be
taken over by the State on
July 1st, the other a soil sur
vey map, showing the various
types of Boil throughout the
county. Both are large maps
and the soil map carries with
it a description of the. soils.
Renew your subscription to
The Star for six months or
longer and get BOTH FREtf
FOR RENT: EIGHT ROOM
house, steam heated, well located,
good condition, formerly occupied
by T. P. Eskridge on W. Marlon St
A. Blanton Grocery Co. tf 22c
I REPAIR LAWN MOWERS AND
repair shoes too, at Sellers Shoe
Shop. tf 15c
WE HAVE TWO SLIGHTLY
■used Frlgldalres with a guarantee.
Will sell reasonable. Terms If de
sired. Cleveland Refrigerating Co.
NEW AND TT8ED AUTO PARTS.
“All parts for some cars, some parts
for all cars.” Automobile glass In
stalled. Fink Iron and Metal Co.,
Trade Alley, Phone 580. tf 25c
BRING YOUR LAWN MOWER,
Shoes and parasols to the Sellers
Shoe Shop for repairs. tf 15c
o f Wedding Invita
tions and announce
g r a f (raised letter)
and printing. Samples
upon request. All pric
es at a liberal dis
count from list. The
Star. Phone 11. tffle
TWO VALUABLE CLEVjjf
LAND county maps FREE.
One a road map showing the
793 miles of county roads, the
other a soil survey showing
the various types of land, the
streams, etc. You can get both
of these maps by renewing
your subscription to The Star
for six months or longer. 6122
LOCATED AT 105 WEST GRA
ham is the Frtgldaire Agency, Phone
669. Cleveland Refrigerating Com
pany 6t 19e
IP YOUR ELECTRIC REFRIgT
erator needs service phone 569.
Cleveland Refrigerating Co. 6t 19c
DON'T BUY HAY
Sow peas, soy beans,
cane. We sell these
and other field seeds.
D. A. Beam Co. 6tl7c
"apartments FOR RENT: ALL
modem conveniences. Also five
room house near hoepltaL w. A.
Pendleton. St 10c
WILL TRADE A RAD1C
or Frigidaire for good milk
cow. Radio . and Frigidaire
both new. W. A. Pendleton.
FOR SALE AT A BARGAIN—
1930 Chevrolet coach, J. Lawrence
Lackey, Buick garage. 3t 15c
YOU'LL NEVER FIND
better Tire Prices than these,
no mater how hard you try.
Typical of the bargains we
29 x 4.40 — 21 .$2.98
30 x 4.50 — 21 _$4.69
28 x 4.75 — 19 ..$5.46
29 x 4.75 — 20 __$5.54
29 x 5.00 — 19 . $5.74
30 x 5.00 — 20 _$5.81
30 x 3_ $3.48
30 x 3 1-2 — O. S._$3.68
“If Costs Less to Ride on U.
S. Tires.” SMITH’S GARAGE,
Fallston, N. C. tf-13c
MR. FARMER, GET
your peas and cane
seed from Cleveland
Produce Co. Prices
right. Phone 694. tflO
Repairs. W. T. Ran
dall, Phone 329. 8t-12
PRIVATE LESSONS ON
all musical instruments. Room
16, over Wooiworth’s. Free
audition for radio broadcast
ing every Thursday. See Prof.
TORY of Music wishes to an
nounce the appointment of
Mr. Owen Ogborn to their
teaching staff. Room 16,
Lineberger Building, Shel
by. - — tf-l9c
WANTED—A GOOD MILK
cow. Will trade new Radio or
new Frigidaire for same. W.
A. Pendleton. 4t-19c
PRIVATE LESSONS O N
organ or piano. Rates and in
formation. P rot. Goldman.
Thursday all day. Room 1G.
Lineberger Building, Shel
ADDED TO OUR OFFER
of a new county road map ot
Cleveland county, is a Soil
Survey Map ‘of Cleveland. The
soil survey may is in colors
and with a booklet of 37 pag
es describing the various tvp
es of soil. Get both FREE by
renewing your subscription to
The Star for six months or
CANE SEED. A FEW
more left. $1.50 bush
el. D. A. Beam Co. 3tc
milk cows. Will trade
for other Cattle. D. A.
FOR SALE TWO FRESH .JERSEY
milk cows. J. Coven Campbell, near
WANTED 25,000 TO JOIN THE
Indeppndent Burial association.
Cost is one-half cent per day For
information see W, O. Spake, coun
ty agent, 208 Suttle street . tf-17c
WANTED 10 AGENTS TO WRITE
membership in the Independent Bu
rial association, Inc. See W. O.
Spake, county agent. 206 Suttle St.
FOR SALE: GOOD SIX ROOM
house in West Shelby, on terms of
.three dollars per week to reliable
party. S. S. Royster, Shelby, N. C.
FOR RENT: GOOD EIGHT
room house one block from square.
Royster Oil Co., Shelby, N. C.
LAKE WACCAMAW: FURNISH
Pd cottages with bath rented by
week. Write, phone or wire Oscar
Hi£h. WhttevlUe, N. C. ' it 22c
LOST: IN FRONT OF ISAAC
Shelby hotel Saturday, a car key-.
Fmder please return to Star office.
FOR RENT: ONE LARGE BED
reom with private bath to married
couple or single gentleman. South
Washington street, phone 767-W.
WANTED: SECOND HAND 8AFE
in good condition. Dr. L. V. Lee
Lattimore. 3t 22c
It Pays To Advertise
Just Ten Years
(From Issue of The Star, June 12,
Following ii long prrind of de
clining 1 uealth, Mrs. J. R, Warren
died at 8 o’clock Friday night at
her home ii* Gastonia, the Immed
iate cause of her depth being artery
trouble accompanying old age. A
number of Shelby people attend the
funeral services Saturday.
Mis* Mac Kendall was a most
charming hostess to the membership
of both the Ishpening literary and
Cecelia music club at her home on
North LaFayette street last Friday
Following .the announcement a
few weeks ago of their approach
ing marriage, Mr. Victor Rudasill
of this place and Miss Bessie S.
Caldwell of Bessemer 'City were
married last Friday evening at the
home of the bride's cousin, Mrs.
Maynard Washburn, Rev. John W.
Suttle performing the ceremony in
the presence of only a few rela
Two of the Intermediate classes
of the Baptist Sunday school with
Misses Selina Webb and Gaston a.%
the efficient class teachers, enjoyed
a most delightful social evening on
last Friday, at the home of Miss
Margaret hove Gardner, the hours
being from 8 to 11 o’clock.
The editors of the Western North
Carolina Weekly Press association
will hold their next semi-annual
meeting which takes place In Sep
tember at the Cleveland Springs
hotel. Editor Weathers of The Star
who attended the meeting Friday
nt. Spruce Pine extended the Invi
tation which was accepted.
Lieutenant Sylvester J. weaver
died Saturday, June 18th, at his
home in the Sharon community
following a .severe illness of only a
few days of dysentery. Lieut.. Wea
ver was in Capt. Ben Dixon's com
pany and a more valiant and
heroic soldier never shouldered a
Mr. Ralph Turner who has been
working at the Palace Barber shop
is putting up a grocery store on his
lot on S. LaFayette street and will
open Jn a few days.
Quality Furniture On
Shelby, N. C.
Supt. Smith Reports On School
Work Of Year To Board; Makes
Suggestions For School’s Future
(CONTINUED FROM RAOB ONB.I
elementary schools, for their equip
ment, spirit and work.
"I cannot commend too highly
the support of the Parent-Teacher
associations. Under the capable
; leadership of Mrs. John Schenck,
i Jr., president of the city council,
Mrs. Earl Hamrick. Mrs, T. B. Gold,
Mrs. Gladden, Mrs. John Shytle,
Mrs. W. A. Abemethy and Rev, W.
R. Jenkins, presidents of the school
units, together with their officers
and members, many valuable things
have been accomplished. Every
school association has affiliated
with the state and national organ
izations. Through their efforts they
have raised during the past two
years more than three thousand
dollars. They have planted shrub
bery, had painting done, purchased
supplementary readers, purchased
library books, invested in maps,
arithmetic, reading and other equip
ment, and have established a cor
dial relationship between the homes
| and the schools,
"The mayor and board of alder
men and the county superintendent,
board of education and board of
commissioners have been most co
operative. Our ability to meet our
financial obligations has been due
f<> tforlr prompt payment of funds
due us. In certain cases they have
advanced to us needed funds. The
town board; has further assisted us
by making some donations. We are
indebted to various organizations
and individuals for donations,
awards, etc. as follows:
"Kiwanis cIud, vocational guid
ance library; the late Mr. D. E.
Honeycutt, pictures; Shelby mill,
paint; Eastside and Cleveland Cloth
mills, donations; Mr. Lee B. Weath
ers, shrubbery and cup; Mr. Wm,
Ltneberger. donations and medal;
Mr. T. W, Hamrick, medal, Hon. O.
Max Gardner, medal; Mr. R, T. Le
Grand, medal; Mr. J. R. Dover, sr.,
medal; Mr. Forrest Eskridge, med
al; Mr. Max Washburn, cup; Mrs.
C. R. Hoey, cup; Mr. H. Clay Cox,
gold piece; mills, lumber for athle
tic fence; Baptist church, use of
building; business firms, furniture,
etc.; people, use of cars for con
testants—those who have spoken in
assembly, have served as Judges,
"In. the nature of things there
needs to be an intelligent under
standing of the work of the school
and its activities. No school system
has been more fortunate in the
type nor quality of publicity than
the Shelby system. Through the
generous and discriminating news
matter published with reference to
the schools, the Cleveland Star has
bestowed upon us- a real favor.
"The most gratifying thing to me
of all the internal workings of the
schools is the improved scholarship
attainment and the reduced number
of failures. A major portion of our
grades and sections in elementary
schools now show a scholarship
score equal to or better than the
national standard. X am eager for
the day to come when all of them
will show such rank and when the
spread of attainment ability for any
one grade will not be over several
grades. The percent of promotions
has shown marked increase. The
percent promoted in all schools in
19.8-29 was 61.3; for 1929-30, 65;
and for 1930-31, 84. The high school
has risen from 58.7 percent in 1928
29 to 79 percent in 1929-30 to 86 per
cent in 1930-31. The college failures
for the past five years have been
as follows: 24.9 percent, 31.7 percent,
18.9 percent, 30.5 percent, and 4.5
percent. I am hoping that this year's
class will do as well as last year’s
class and that these standards may
become indicative of the work done
in the Shelby high school. Im
provement is undoubtedly due to
added emphasis to scholarship, to
additional materials with which to
work, and to instruction in study
habits. In view of the higher scores
on standard tests and the improve
ment in college grades, I do not be
lieve it is due to a lowering of mark
"The schools have touched the
community in many ways in addi
tion to the regular channels. Var
ious ball clubs have been allowed
the use of the athletic field; many
community organizations have used
the auditoriums; many adult classes
have been taught vocational and reg
ular subjects; a class of nurses was
taught dietetic and chemistry of
foods; a part-time class has been
given commercial work; adult illit
erates have been instructed, and
many of the teachers have served
as leaders in scout, Sunday school,
church and community work.
"There is reason for gratification
over the financial situation. In ad
dition to operating within our in
come and budget and without bor
rowing a cent of money for two
years, we have reduced the capital
indebtedness of the schools by $79,
864.08. It has been applied as fol
lows; Floating Indebtedness, $61,
564.06; state loans, $4,300.00; bonds,
$14,000. An effort is being made to
get the balance of the floating debt
funded in a manner such that the
interest will be less and the drain
on the operating fund reduced.
"The local financial situation to
gether with state legislation has
called for retrenchment which has
made inroads upon our schools such
as few systems have had to endure.
It is now to the point that there is
grave danger that the educational
opportunities may be seriously im
paired. In order to live within our
income we last year spent $23,463.08
less than was spent the year before
Economy measures on the part of
the state government has taken from
us appropriations for the home
economics department and for the
operation of the negro schools. The
application of the Hancock law
caused us to reduce thfi elementary
teaching force by five teachers and:
the high school force by three. The
new school law will cause us to
lose an appropriation for four more
elementary teachers and for two
more high school teachers. In ad
dition there are great reduction In
appropriation for administrative I
and supervisor purposes. All this is
in face of an Increased enrollment!
and curtailed tax collections.
''The result is that the commun- j
ity will have to assume greater fi-'
nancial obligation or restrict great
ly the educational opportunities. Al
ready the classrooms are badly
overcrowded in many instances. The
teacher-load (number of pupils to a
room) is increased for next year,1
Further the appropriation is made
on this year's attendance. Any
growth in population will have to
be taken care of in addition. We are
making no improvement in our
equipment from public funds, our
buildings and furniture are ruining
for lack of upkeep. The situation
is destructive of right attitudes, ade
quate care and conducive learning
situation on the part of the chil
dren. A threatened reduction of
teacher’s salaries below the report
ed earnings of Industrial and mer
cantile employees Is not conducive
to the maintenance of teacher mo
For the immediate future we
must undertake with all our power
to do certain things:
1. To operate within our Income.
2. To enhance the educational
Interest and support on the part of
3. To maintain such a fine mo
rale among our teachers that they
will if possible do a better Job with
more pupils and for less money.
4. To get from all available,
sources such supplementary funds
.as we can. .
Modern High School.
“For the more remote future we
must look for adequate state and
local public support, for such an ap
preciation of teachers that sound
character, strong personality, and
thorough training will be vouchsaf
ed childhood, for improved build
ing and equipment facilities, and for
the steady adjustment of school
facilities to the changing times in
which we live. It appears -to me
that Shelby must soon have a mod
ern high school, that the upper
grammar grades must be assembled
in the present high school after a
thorough reconditioning, and that
the present elementary buildings
must be left for increasing numbers
of primary and lower grammar
grade children. For that new situa
|tion I would recommend a capable,
well trained, elementary man prin
cipal for the grammar grades and a
capable, well trained, primary, wom
an supervisor for the lower grades.
* ^ thank you for your support
during the year and pledge to you
my best efforts for another year.
“B. L. SMITH."
Movie stars, declares a film publi
cation, are going in more extensively
for gardening. It must be great to
have a real plot to work in.—Boston
Wed After Surprise Divorce
Granted a final decree of divorce from her husband, James A. Stillman,
New York banker, Mrs, Anne U. Stillman immediately married 33
year-old Fowler McCormick, son of Harold F. McCormick and grand
son of John D. Rockefeller. Mrs. Stillman is shown above with
McCormick in an unusually intimate picture.
Through Passenger Train Service
Monroe To Rutherfordton, N. C.
23 21 22 24
Pass Mixed Mixed P»c«
Sunday Except Except Sunday
only Sunday Sunday Only
8:30 am 8:30 am lv Monroe ar 8:25 pm 8:25 pm
9:15am. 9:15am ar Charlotte lv. 7:40 pm 7:40 pm
9:25 am 9:25 am lv Charlotte ar 7:20 pm 7:20 pm
10:31 am 10:31 am lv Lincolnton lv 6:10 pm 6:10 pm
l^lSam 11:15am lv Shelby lv 5:25 pm 5:25 pm
11:53 am 12:15 pm ar Ellenbdro lv 4 :49 pm 4:49 pm
11:53 am 12:45 pirn* lv Ellenboro ar 4:49 pm 4:49 pm
12:30 pm 1:55 pm ar Rutherf’dton lv 4:00 pm 4:10 pm
Effective Sunday, June 1st, 1931. —
FOR INFORMATION SEE AGENT
H. E. PLEASANTS. DPA., RALEIGH, N. C.
does most to promote the
restfulness and cleanliness
PAUL WEBB & SON
TOOTS AND CASPER-_Co,tiy Work!
/ BETTY B>RCH HA5>
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too: I STILL
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worth of hats anp
THIN4^ SO t ST)LL.
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hello, Berry birch •
COME RIGHT IN ! HOW
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AT" YOUR MILLINERY SHOP
WHEN YOU RETURNED ?
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