North Carolina Newspapers

    Bethlehem Not
Great'y Changed
By Passing Years
Very Mtiih tike in Man; Krspevls
Wi3t 1. Was. In I ir-t
^ n‘. ury.
W v hir.fiion, D. C. lj lC.-Agan,
<Jhr! .tma.-. recall? the P; v.,;.n • s - -
•- ol T. . m. bii.tioiacc
unit- the r; •••> fatuous sihail
tov.'n in in world. Motor cars now
''it* " -i ti:■ - can*-!, the os uni 111
•f* In it.s turret •:.• &arc:t», and ,i»n
arc*:: i nsl aii-plrr, ■ drof:. ; cyer
ocad. bvu in, lar.ny •.-ptc: Sc.hi -
hem Isas rem ithed unci; tnged since
the <’.ays tV Abraham r.aJ the l'.v. t
C* tlrn
ell huoys ,c.f-St calcium as t
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. \71it. dig in a cm.inun: . 1j:i to tv
i Na'i nai t »r.;nl»Sc £ not 1 Vr.
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“To uso..j ' .tj 1 ;. ;v .' v 11—: ,
n. >• i.r,-. v.-;...; •• - r- : t and lorn
ett’o .one paved; ios : r -o''
Ubsn-.s t it’s ": cf tw.?h-eu
tier grown ntciV.• v.hi ;.ara
uu • lr : it, \; ; a-u . olive yard
. rmi •r.'ccd go, ' >i • mi. i r ’ i *
all. ‘Is ]x<’P> •.! th :r Elblic-d
< U . ..I - !; : ill : - . t ic.alv n|
th- 'la ivUy story” Mr.
ton U' ~.
t-.v/n. a I hi] ■ 11
doi< wl'irtt civ i i.;v. t» dio.c at
and c-tt lies .V ■: far w .■ hi
from th? t:i ; i '.hihi J •
iu • . m anti I: V n ;> p a r;- •
tin-' ■■ 1 b'* c • r [ : V/:. .
. ;j ■ • -:r. !;tion c.* a IVMi-li'iil of Hr:
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1;*' • storlr.T in rsii v.
< • t-r.’rn m P:::: I nji.J Si! r
-<fA.j w pa's through 03 c%.kv •'
thoroughfares, how und :r u Vau’*
od archway, now up by a steeii
lligM of street steps, we may hear
the hum and screech of tools carv
ing pearl shell into ornaments or
cutting thick sections of the same
¥ materials into bead . The result
may be a brooch, pendant or neck
let to bring joy to a lady upon the
return of the pilgrim purchaser to
son s distant land. It may be an
intricately carved. and inlaid cruci
fix to hang, perhaps, on the Wall of
some lonely chapel; or it may bo n
snow-white rosary mounted with,
pure silver, destined to find its way
into a convent.
“These handicrafts, which, ac
cording to local standards, have
broufht at least a decent living,
••ometijnes have been the avenues
' to mode, t wealth. Best of all, the> have cultivated a sense
of independence and self-respect in
the natives,
“The places, of work are by no
means sweatshops, although hours
are long and hard; nor do they
t avor of the factory. The shop con
sists. of a ropm or two in the home
r adjoining it. Sometimes only the
member.! of a family work together:
r i ether times a'few outsiders ate
A Church of Three Sects.
“The Church of the nativity, in
the eastern part of town, is one of
the oldest existing churches in
Christendom, if not the oldest, one
. of the few used in common by th :■
- three sects of Chri lianiiy.
“Built in A. D. 330 by the Emper
■■ or Constantine and added to by Jus
tinian. It became in the fifth cen
tury the home of St. Jerome, who
here translated the Old Testament
from the H brew. Since that time
it has gone through many vlcissi
tures and restorations.
“To know Christmas in Bethle
hem, one should pass it not in the
old churches, historically interest
ing though they be, but under the
star-studded dome of the great out
of-doors, with the shepherds watch
ing over the flocks in the fields by
night., .
"When the village pastures liave
been expended the shepherds with
i irsn.v into the wilderness. With no
eaves 'or cote.- Tor nightly protec
tion, they club together and from
eve until morning keep vigilant
'vetch. I have spent many nights
with these simple people, out in the
open uesert.
Christmas With the Shepherds
"After the evening meal, the chief
sets the watches, for It Is already
dark in this land of chort twilights
Taking lor a guide a bright Star, he
measures with outstretched arm its
course through il'A sky. Each span
Is to be one watch, in which twe
will keep guard’together.
"Now the first guard.:, with rod
and staff, move about the outside
of the floc.k. From time to time the
yelp of a wild jackal or the l iuy’.i
of a striped hyena caucoa the sheep
to stir as If to stampede; but re
assuring calls lrom the watcher
f •quickly restore i;uie..
"The shepherds not on guard lie
th to rest, spacing their places
respose in a rough circle around
fold. /"
kfhe first three or four watches
the midnight to deepen the
^studded indigo. Silhouette I
st tite sky is the faint rim rd
atains that shut out the
and more than 1900 years vof
It is as if the world were
planted .nto the ryh S'
Ike's aceoui'. < ■■ nrst Cl ■
repeats itself: Antf hr; we- -
aajrtw country shepherd;;,
Farmers Give Aid
To Charity Drive;
Committees Named
i.ld baby was found that weighed
!< »!y r, little over 12 pounds and
'could barely move Itself. Carried to
!rt physician it was learned that It
v.n, perfectly normal and heahliy—
bui. starved.
The Farmers Aid.
"These farmers and farm v.ivt *
, v.ho have already responded to our
pku h.ave helped us far more than
thev can realize.” \lr. Llneberger
;aid. "The main thins wd need
joihi .- than medicine, arc food and
: tutd. They, many they®, must hate
, pes* . beam;, petatoe., meal corn
unoU ?s and such as that to live
on. Then they nut have wood, and
die farmers who have helped seem
''o realize thre,.
Committee .Named,
A committee has been named i.i
h township of the county to
eln round up food and fuel of any
me that the farm people feel like
r nrributing. Those who have ei>
ra food, canned goods, or anything
of that tvpo, they desire to give
f'->n Pet in touch with tome mem
b r of the committee, or take their
contributions to. charity 4ieadqunr
r - when they come to Shelby.
The rural committees follow by
Township No. l—J. a. McOraw,
C' S.-»'y. 8 C. R-2; Kester Ham
el-. C-affnoy. S. C. R-2; M. B.
1. Gaffney, ST C„ R-l; Gray
-1 Jia. Gaffney, S. C., R-9.
Township No. 2—tv. C. Hamrick,
'toi’.nn Springs; B, B. Harris
I.'dt.-3ihoro( R-2; J. D. Elliott, V
ff-lby R-3.
T. ;n hip No. 3—-A. A. Bettis,
Tv': Byron Davfg, Shelby U-7: j,
C, !. .. oxy, Shelby R-7. hip No. 4—J. L. Herndon.
Gr;r:.; Allwri* Hamrick, Kings
Mountain;. h, W. Gamble, Kings
loan Inin route; w. A. Seism. Kings
uaialn route.
I tv.vruip Ko. %-M. P. Harrelsan
V.Vc:: J. L. Hord, Waco; T. F.
Sol) :.i, Kings Mountain R-l; Rufu;
L. Plonk. King., Mountain R-l.
Towuoflp No. c—J. W. Wesson,
Shelby route; Joe E. Blanton, Shel
by route; S. S. Mnuney, Shelby ,R-fi:
Jno. C. Hamrick, Shelby R-7; S.
tester Roberts, Shelby R-3.
Township No, 7—R, G. Adams,
Shelby R-4; J. g. Washburn, Shel
by R-4; R. G. Burma, Mooresboro,
Jno. A. i.lcBrayer, Lattlmore.
Townialhp No. 8—E. L. Weathers.
Shelby R-5; T. A. Stanley, Jr., Polk
ville; L. C. Palmer, Lawndale R-l;
Andrew J. Elliott, Shelby R-3.
Township 9 Hugh Hoyle,. Bel
wood; Ijho. L. Cornwell, Lawndale
route; John E. Hoyle, Lawndale
route; C. C. Falls, Falk:ton.
Township No. 10—Frances Eoylcs,
Lawndale R-4; John T. Warlick,
Belwoou F.-l: C. S. Falls. Lawn
dale R-4.
Town,hip No, 11—A. M. Pruett.
Casar; A. E. Elmore, Casar; J. Ro
land. Price, Ca ar; J. L. Logan.
Casar. _
Ft-ui't. en 4-H club members cf
Clay county grew an average of 50
age of 15 bushels r.n acre.
Cotton Market
Cor. on was quoted at noon today
on K w York Exchange: Dec. 6.07;
Jan. 6.11; yesterday’s close 6.C">;
Jr.n 0.07.
N v York, Dec. 16.—Sterling 3 43
unchanged, Southern weather cleat
ed but rain is forecast tomorrow f«r'
all cairon states. Journal Commerc*
si ;. Japanese gold‘export embargo
nn.v result in decreased far eastern
buying atxl perhaps also Lancash
buying as latter may lost much
of its far eastern business. Memphis
r •) r,.j snot market fairly steady de
spit-' light buying. Houston says
./ ainy in Texas spot markets light
er but b .sis holds steady. Charlotte
reports mills buying from hand to
mm h in . mail lots strict low mid
dling Siiid at highest basis in years.
Worth Street quiet. Market likely t >
hold*.'heady unless southern selling
inert a r.... . Clevenburg.
P'orcst City Dresses
Up For Yuletide Eve
ro-'tst City. pec. lG.-*-Forest City
jras denned lier holiday dress and
p .• nt • a beautiful picture indeed,
with iter brightly colored lights
acres, the square and lighted Christ
mas tress in front of the business
hotisff. There is string after string
of ted, green, blue and white lights
across the square A large Christmas
tree has been placed at each end
of the plaza, both of which are de
corated with Christmas lights with
a large white star at the top, repre
senting'the Star of the East. A
j-treamcr of lights has been strung
|from cne tree to the othc- right
I through 1 lie center of the square.
| The three little paths in the center
of the jTsfcn, with their evergreens
and other shrubbery, add to the ef
fectiveness of the Christmas decor
abiding In the field, keeping watch
over their flocks by right.'
“When the oink of dawn heralds
the birth of a new day, the shep
herds are astir. taVciug one to an
other. As they tart, t'n the inclines
tit seems o'raos'. * n' * gre ■ - o•
■ - nor « ; to
. \;j. . n;id see this thing which ha
(c#rw- u* pass: ”
; Butler Will Be
G.O.P. Candidate
jForN.C. Governor
i fur* To 5Iake Kaer. Juki- Newell
Considered Party's Be-t
Senate Candidtrte.
(Special to The Star)
Raleigh, Dec. 16.—Major George
;E. Duller, of Clinton, will oe the
Republican candidate for governor
j and Jake Newell, of Churl- itc, the
| nominee of that party for the
! United States senate noyi. y. nr,
both without opposition within the
party, is the belief express'd tr po
litical circles, as the resuU of re
cent party developments
This status is assumed on th*
grounds: first, that the Republi
cans are bent upon steering clean
of primaries to nominate thei.
party candidates next year, and
either or both of these men, it- is
believed, would offer lor the re
spective places should the R< pub
lican organization endorse or nom
inate anyone else, thus forcing them
into the primary, and, second: that
both have been candidates before
and neither is in complete standing
in party ranks: ergo, let them hiiv
their day now when it is expected to
be a sacrifice of Republican can
didates in major offices in the
state, at least.
Major Butler is considered one oi
the ablest men in the state and was
named recently as a member ol the
N. C. Constitutional commission by
Governor Gardner. He was a year
or two ago district Rotary governor
and thus established many favor
able contacts. His ability, stability
and personal popularity are of high
order. However, even Republicans
say that he is eternally damned In
.he eyes of North Carolinians be
cause he is a brother of former U.
8. Senator Marion Butlsr, who led
a wing of the Democratic party in
to Republican ranks and thus Help
ed to bring the Republicans into
power with the Russell regime. And
the former leader has been a thorns
in tlie flesh of Republicanism in
the state since that eventful per
Jake F. Newell is held in high
personal regard by Democrats and
Republicans alike, and has been a
candidate for congress and other
offices several times. However, he
has not been with the “ins” and
has been found fighting the staid
Republican machine on more than
one occasion. This would Ire a good
time t o-let him nloftp, let him'’Sac
rifice liimself, since he has little
chance of election.
Gilliam Grissom la not going to
run for governor, ire has said. He
i'i not op the best terms with iha
powers that be. In fact, they might
have tried to out him as collector,
but for forlorn national hopes next
Chester, Pa.—Construction work
on two of the largest freight-carry
ing ships in the world will be started
next month at the plant of the Sun
Shipbuilding company here.
Officials. In announcing receipt of
the order, explained that it nbt
only averts a cut in the working
forces, planned for this week but
also necessitates the adding of about
1,000 men to the payroll.
Cost of the two vessels will be
approximately 1,600,000 each. They
are to be built on order of Sea train
Lines. Inc., and when finished will
ply between Norfolk, New Orleans
and Havana. The ships are to be
completed in September and will
be delivered one week apart,
“'Every time I kiss ypu it makes
me a better man."
"Well, you don't have to try to
get to heaven tonight.”
The produce grown by 238 club
members in Catawba county this
year amounted in value to $8,883.59
of which $3,843.44 was profit, says
the county farm agent.
Penny Column
j makes, from $10 up. Pendle
ton's Music Store. 4t~16c
on E Sll>?>.oV ’ CROSLEY
Electric for $49.50. See the
Radio bargains at our store
Pendleton’s Music Store. 4tit
values in town at Pendle
ton’s. 4t-16c
WILL PAY 13c Cash
| for colored chicken
I this w eek. D. A.
iBeam Co. Phone 130.
! Atwater Kent Battery sets
I $15 and $20 for quick sale,
j Dcudleton’s Music Store. 4tlG
Kent Mid Earl Radios
■at les. than half price. Pen
|dleton’$ Music Store. 41-1 Q<
Battle of Bridge Giants
Attracts H arid Attention
J»! *• 3JC. ♦ ’
War, Death. Politics, Pestilence and Divorce
Chased Off Front Pages bv Duel to Test Rela
tive Merits of Lenz and Culbertson Systems.
Never in the history ot this vale of tear - has a rarri game aroused :.n
much interest as that now being played at New York between Ely Oul
t bcrtson. partnered h; his wife, and Sidney Lenz. whose partner is On - [
{ wald J.ionby. , The match, consisting of 150 rubbers and expected to !
i last six weeks, was made to test Hie relatives merits of the approaeti- !
-forcing bidding system, championed by the ( ulbertsons, and the 1 -15 |
, system favored by Mr. Lenz. Ilotn experts are confident that his is
jMhe perfect modus operand! for piling up the points, hut Mr. Cutbert
i con In apparently the more confident, for he has wagered $5,000 'o
: Mr. Lenz' $1,000 that his system comes out on top. Regardless of who
! is victor, the winnings are pledged to charity. The hotel where the
I eard duel Is being fought Is a scene of bustle and excitement as the
army of “war correnpomlfnts" who are ■•covering" the battle for ihe
; leading newspapers of the country as well as representatives of the
; European press, feverishly dig for Information as to the progress, of
! the game. Lieutenant Gruenther, l,'. S. V, is the referee in*the match
| Photo nbfhe shows the scene of battle. Rack to camera is Ely Culhert
i son and facing him is Mrs. Culbertson. Right is Sidney Lenz and left,
Oswald Jacoby. Note the group of scribes in the background.
The Bee Hive
“Bargain Center of the County"
Means More Than tfte Small Amount of Money That
■; It Costs.
' " ■ *" . .
At tM’%JKve you etpi.get the highest qua!
ity mercJra1^% and pay less than you would
ordinarily cheap imitations. Bring your
pennies to tlig^ee Hive. They will do the work
• of dollars: ? *
See These ^Christmas Suggestions:
Men’s Scarfs
Regular $1 value
Bee Hive price
Regular $2 values
Bee Hive price
Full fashioned. New
est colors.
Bee Hive prjce
Beautiful colors and
patterns. Regular S.'S
Ree Hive* price
$ J.24
Messrs. M. M: JONES and JOE CABANISS each won
$2.50 in last Saturday’s automobile contest.
The Bee Hive
“Bargain Center of the County”
Further Reductions Begin Thurs.
All Toys
Thursday morning at 10:00 CfClock
A. M„ we will sell (IRANDMA’S
l.imited - Packages to a Customer
'As Long as They Last.
Moil’s English Hromleloth
Shirts, Regular $2.00 values
d— '
One special lot of Men's
Shirts; Regular 79e value, at
$11 4
the greatest value
Men's Suits ever sold
Shrlln. -
Lot Now.
Spec ia I
Lot Now
Compare them with suits
priced sno.oo to $40.00.
Men’s Felt Hats
All new full aiylea. nar
row brims. Colors, ."brown
greys and tans, Regrulat
$4 value, £ 1 .49
NOW : ...... «P 1
Made of.' all wool, well
tailored, i?t.48 value
out price
59 c
$5.95 Value, O. til
Now ...._
$4.95 Value, 1 .49
Now tP X
Boys’ part wool socks—
Golf -Socks with briprht
morceriied designs. Re
inforced toes nn
ind heels . £*%J C
Children’s Rayon Hose—
Famous Play hards—ray
on over fine cotton. Re
inforced toes j*
and heels . O C
The Greatest
In The World!
$9.98 value, d* ,4.14
Now ....... n)4*
$15.00 value, ti* CSk
819.95 value. d* £».>■!*•
Now <PO
$39.95 val.
Values up lo
$7.95, now
$4.95 value,
Now _
What finer gift Jui the young
er girl than lovely RUN-RL
DISTANT Rayon Lingerie'
This assortment consists o:
panties, vests, combination^
slips and btoouier:, in flesi:
pink or dainty peach shades.
./MBZflnZW* II mi1 IM——•AM ^ >«■> .r**4.« *»> .? **&*;:©
NO EXCHANGES - Aii Sales Final.
Hsatiits^rB tsrsta
7 Ti:l). Airline Rftilio—
VY»* —
$•$6.88 _
7 Tube A'.rl’rv 'Radio—
\Va> “
K> Tim:- SuperKeterbdynt
w ; •. $tu\r3
3 Tu’ ><> ‘ . ■ p.*r!ivUiXfdynt
Vt it.> o 7 .{•>}—-A o'v
Riverside Del uxe 4-Ply
Each Pair
25x4.40—21) .. $4.95 S 9.58
29x4.50—21) _ $5.00 S 10.90
30x4.50—21 .... $5.69 S1J.10
28x4.75—19 ..... $6|S S12.86
29x5,00—19 . S7.00 $13.60
28x5.25—18 .... S7.90 S15.30
31x5.25—31 . S8.55 S16.G0
Riverside OsLu:.t (>•
. > 7.15
_ s 7.35
... . S 7.48
.... S 8.30
.... S 8.90
S 10.25
SI 1.50
lmporlant! This offer is only good as long as Tubes last* h ml
providing: wo have your size in stork.
2. I
Montgomery Ward & Co.
139-111 So. La Fayette St.
Phon« 167
Shelby, N. t'

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