SHELBY. N. C. MONDAY. DEC. 19. 1992
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Refer To The Advertising, Make Your Selections And Order By Phone, If You Can’t Get Out—Stores Will Be Open Every Night Until Christinas
( otton. spot basis Hr
Cotton seed, ton_._.... $10
Warmer Tuesday •
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Cloudy tonight and Tues
dav. Slowly rising temperature In
west portion tonight and in central
and nest portions Tuesday.
Jackson. Mis*., Dee. 19.—Fifteen
hundred persons, many of them 111
with influenza and suffering from
exposure, huddled together in three
refugee camp* here last night, while
flood water swept away their homes
and livestock from nearby lowlands.
National guardsmen, sheriff’s dep
uties and welfare workers continued
the rescue work. Trains and boats
were eommandepred. Many fam
ilies refused lo leave their homes
fearing they would be looted or
swept away, and guardsmen had to
force them to accompany them here.
Scores of influenza victims were re
moved from the refugee eamns and
taken to hospitals.
At Raleigh Dinner
lour Hundred Attend Eive-At-Home
Dinner. Program Worth 55
Cleveland county food and souve
nir. were in evidence Friday night
ct .the live at home banquet ten
dered Governor O. Max Gardner
anti Governor-elect J. C. B. Elv
tingbaus. Some 400 guests were pres
ent at the dinner served in the din
ing room at. State college.
Shelby Creamery Gilt Edge but
ter was served on the tables, at
sun guest plate was a ball of
Christmas tie twine lhanufawtured
by the Cleveland Mill and Power
Co.. Lawndale, flour was furnished
by the'Eagle Roller Mill, dress pat
terns, scarfs and handkerchiefs by
the Cleveland Cloth Mill, headache
powders by the Rex Remedy Co.,
Shelby, table napkins by the Nelfiler
Mills of Kings Mountain. The din
ner was all home grown tend fur
nished by the editors throughout
rhe state, returning the■ hospitality
of Governor and Mrs. Gardner who
gave the editors a live at home din
ner at the Mansion three years ago
at which time the live-at-home pro
gram was launched.
The lire at home program in
Vorth Carolina has resulted in an
estimated •increase in home grown
foods worth fifty-five million dol
lars according to Chav A. Shef
field. assistant director of extension.
Governor Gardner declared that it
<hould be a common law for a man
to grow his own food and feed.
Economic necessity has driven Us to:
this and the time may conic when
it will be a disgrace for a man tc
buy things ‘which he can grow at
home, ' We must: adopt the primi
tive habits In order to come put of1
ihis economic stress." said the gov
Mr. Ehringiiaus made a brfei
speech declaring that he will devote
his attention to carrying on the
live at home program which had
not only helped in an economic
way, but had enlisted the co-opera
»ion of all agencies in the state and
brought about a mutual feeling of;
interdependence. loyalty. state,
More Of Stolen
Goods In Shelby
Several Other Articles Alleged To
Have Been Stolen By "Toots"
If city police continue to round
up articles they allege were stolen
by "Toots’’ Hold, young colored
man, now in jail awaiting trial,
they will have allegations against
him indicating that lie manipulated
a house-breaking racket on a maj
or scale In Shelby.
"Toots” Is already formally charg
ed with entering and robbing four
or five Shelby residences and a
quantity of stolen goods have been
recovered from him or from peo
ple who said he sold them, officers
Last week a hunting coat stolen
from John Lovelace, and shoes, etc.
aid to have been stolen from the
home of the late Capt. J. F. Jen
kins were secured by Chief Mc
Bride Poston and other officers.. In
one of the alleged stolen coats re
covered by the officers. Chief Pos
ton said, found a still worm.
Hord and a companion were given
a preliminary hearing in county
court some weeks ago and bound
to supeiior court. while a third
rolored youth was sentenced sjy
innntjift og pcate, > * \
Section Is Still Held
In Grip Of Big Snow
Freeze Last Night
I Shelby Experienced Snowbound
Saturday And Sunday. To
Despite a warm sun on Sunday
which did much to break the relent
less hold oi the blanket of ice and
snow, freezing temperature last
night and early today so hardened
the snowdrifts that the Shelby sec
tion today was still in the grip of
one of the worst freezes In years.
With business and traffic prac
tically at a standstill Saturday, fol
lowing the snow and' sleet of Fri
day. the sun Sunday promised to
remove the snow and ice in a hur
ry. But this morning, except for
traffic lanes cut out by highway
and street forces, travel was almost
as difficult and even more dan
gerous than on Saturday. The
Weatherman. however, promises
higher temperatures by Wednesday
and rain late in the week to assure
that the blanket of snow will dis
appear by Christmas.
Shelby was wrapped in such n
mantle of ice and snowdrifts Sat
urday morning that the day be
came one of less activity than the
city has known in a score of years.
Only those who had to get out ven
tured forth, Shelby business houses,
all set for the holiday trade, open
ed up but customers were few and
far between. All early risers who
had to be on the job early in the
morning either walked to their work
uptown or caught rides with the
police patrol cars or service station
wreckers which were out rounding
up accidents and stuck automobiles.
Although the heavy snow and cold
was a hardship upon the poor,
many unemployed men benefitted
<CON”I IKtTED O.N CAQE EIGH1.»
Wm. H. PhilbecJk.Of
Mount Sinai* Is Dead
Was Victim Of Tnbercolosis. Wife
And Five Children Survive.
William H. Phllbeck, age 43, of
the Mt. Sinai section died Friday
evening at 6:30 following an illness
of two years with pulminary tuber
culosis. Decea.sed was a patient at
the state hospital for several months
but returned home last June when
his family were told there was no
chance for his recovery.
Mr. Philbeck was a patient suf
ferer and endured severe pain for
many months. He was a member of
the Methodist Protestant church.
Surviving are his wife and five
children, two of whom are students
at the No. 3 high school.
Funeral services were held at New
Hope yesterday at 1 o’clock, Rev.
J. B Davis in charge.
City Schools Open
Today; Will Begin
The Shelby city schools opened
this morning despite the inclement
weather, Travel conditions were bet
ter than in the rural sections, where
the larger schools closed, and Supt.
B. L/, Smith stated this morning
that school work would continue
unless the w eather get considerably
It was decided to open this morn
ing and continue through Wednes
day due to the fact that the regular
holiday period w ill begin Wednes
day afternoon. The schools will
open again on January 3 following
Christmas and New Year.
OTHER CITY NEWS, page *.
Several Injured In
I Broth** Of Prof. Grifflr Hurt In
Wreck. Miss Washburn, Clerk
J. R. Griffin, of Charlotte, a
brother of I. C. Griffin, former sup
erintendent of the Shelby public
schools, was painfully Injured late
Friday afternoon when hie auto
turned over just east of Shelby oti
Mr. Griffin was painfully Injured
about the head and suffered some
from exposure before he was rush
ed to the Shelby hospital by am
bulance. His Injuries consisted of
abrasions about the face and bruises
and lacerations of the head, but he
was considerably Improved today
and may be able to return home this
afternoon with his son who came
up from Charlotte to be with him.
Miss Oeland Washburn, popular
secretary of the Ryburn and Hoey
law firm, suffered a fracture of her
right arm when she fell Saturday
morning while eh route to the of
fice from her home,
A. M. Hamrick, clerk of superior
court, was still confined to his home
today as the result of injuring his
ankle Saturday morning. After
turning his ankle he came on to his
office at the court house, but later
In the day the pain grew worse and
he suffered a fainting spell and had
to be carried home in an automo
bile by Sheriff Irvin Allen and Wm.
Osborne, deputy clerk.
Fight Fires With
Cops Patrol Auto
Firemen And Police Carry Chemi
cal* In Small Car To
Snowbound Shelby on Saturday!
made use of Its smallest fire truck
In many years. There were only two
alarms during the day and with
streets packed with snowdrifts the
police patrol car was used by fire
men and policemen to carry chem
icals to extinguish the fires instead
of taking out the large fire trucks.
One fire was at a North Wash
ington street residence, the blare
originating in an attempt to warm
up frozen water pipes. The other
was an automobile. Damage was
slight at both places.
During Saturday and Sunday
the patrol car was in general
emergency use. being used to pick
up stranded pedestrians and mot
orists as well as to carry firemen
out on calls.
Bolton Child Found
Dead; Burial Today |
The three months old child of
Mr. and Mrs. Buren Bolton was
found dead in bed at the home of
its parents in the Shelby mill vil
lage Sunday. The child had not
been well and it is thought its heart
gave out. It was the only child of
Mr. and Mrs. Bolton and they -are
greatly distressed over its sudden
passing. Funeral services were held
this morning at 11 o’clock.
Bank Of Grover Pays
45% To Depositors
Checks aggregating $4,627.15 rep
resenting the fourth dividend on
the closed Bank of Grover are to
day being mailed to the depositors,
according to W. B. Tyer. liquidat
This bank closed on December
17, 17931 and this 10 percent divi-:
dend represents 45 percent which j
has been paid to the depositors.
Rural Mail Goes Rounds Today;
One Carrier Gets Sick On Route
Charlie Carson Brought In By Am
bulance This Morning. All
After receiving no mail Saturday,
citizens of rural Cleveland county
had their mail today with six reg
ular rural route carriers and one
substitute making their rounds
Due to the heavy snowdrifts and
sleet-coated roads Saturday none of
the rural carriers attempted to
make their rounds. No morning
trips were made on the Fallston and
Bel wood star routes, but these two
routes were carried Saturday aft
This, uwr.ui.i • all ; -eu rural car
as ££ ^ tgttg sacteT^.
left their offices determined to cov
er their routes. A little after noon
six of the seven had made their
rounds and had reported back to
the post office. Postmaster J. H
Quinn reported. The seventh car
rier. Charlie Carson, who carries
route 4. was brought in by ambul
ance. While parked by the side of
ithe road near Eskridge Grove.
: church Mr. Carson suddenly slump I
jed over in his .-eat unconscious.
The colored people carried him to a
cot in their home and notified
Postmaster Quinn who sent out an
ambulance. Mr. Carson had regain
ed consciousness from his fainting
spell when the ambulance arrived
In County Close
Due To Weather
All the larger rural whofll*
In Cleveland rounty and some
of the smaller ones did not
open this morning because of
the snow and Ice and general
J. H. Grlgg, county super
intendent, said this morning
that all the standard high
schools In the county did not
open, neither did the schools
where pupils are hauled by
By having to dose today
because of weather and trav
el conditions, these schools,
Supt. Grlgg said, will remain
Hoeed through the holidays
and will reopen on Wednes
day, Dee. sg.
Because Of Snow
Judge Kill Opened Court This
Morning But Many Witnesses
l)o Not Appear.
The second week of Cleveland
county’s special Superior court term
to clear up the congested civil cal
endar may not be held until some
time in January.
Judge Prank S. Hi!} convened
court this morning for the second
week, but due to the ice and snow
and travel conditions in the rural
sections scores of witnesses and liti
gants were unable to get here and
it was deemed unwise to attempt to
keep the court going.
Just when the remaining week
will be held was not known today.
That matter will likely be left with
the bar association and the county
commissioners. It is hoped, however
that another special week can be
called by the governor in January.
And The Telephone
Shoppers Lsing Star Advertising To
Make Selections, And Tele
phone For Orders.
With the weather so bad mat
last minute Christmas shoppers
can't make their customary rounds
oi the stores and personally select
their gifts, many are using The
Star's advertising columns. Last
week and this week the merchants
are offering through advertising
what they have in stock for useful
and practical Christmas gifts.
Shoppers are making their selec
tions from the advertising columns
of The Star and telephoning their
orders to the stores, asking that the
merchandise be delivered or placed
aside to be called for later.
As an extra accommodation to the
trading public, many of the cash
and carry stores, have aided by in
stituting a free delivery service of
all packages. Merchandise selected
through advertising and ordered by
telephone is being delivered within
the city limits and mailed to post
offices and rural routes throughout
this section. This has seemed to
help solve the pre-holiday shopping
problem which has been interrupt
ed by the snow and sleet.
Local Nurses Pass
Four Graduates of M’/lby Hospital
Pass Test of State
Four graduates of the Shelby hos
pital's school of nursing were
among the 186 who passed the state
board of examiners last week. They
were: Lalah Myrtle Davis, Daisy V.
Hamrick. Elizabeth Cleone Liles
and Roe Nichols.
Mary Elizabeth Bradford, of the
Lincoln hospital, and the following
from the Rutherford hospital were
also among those who passed the
board: Mamie Elizabeth Brown
Grace A. Greene, Ellen Rosalind
Hildreth and Katie Lee Trexler.
Death Of Child Is
Third In Three Years
Everie, nine months old child hi
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Stringfellow die;
Friday afternoon of pneumonia and
was buried Saturday afternoon a'
Elizabeth church. Mr. and Mr.
Stringfellow have lost three chil
dren in the past three years at:'
they -luive the sympath'' of the «n
New Church And
Dr. Nehaeffer Preaches First Ser
mon In Edifice Yesterday. Dr.
Shelby's new Lutheran church was
formally opened with Its first serv
ice yesterday and despite the very
Inclement weather a goodly sized
congregation turned out for the
first service and the laying of the
It was planned to hold a com
munity service In the new church
this evening with representatives
from other organizations and
churches of the city in attendance,
but this meeting will be postponed
until more favorable weather, Hev
Frank Davis announced today.
The sermon yesterday morning
was preached by Dr. H. Brent
Schaeffer. president ol Lenoir •
Kh$rne college and one of the Luth
eran leaders of the state. Following
the service the cornerstone lav in,
program wa.s held with Dr. Sehnef
fet. Dr. E. C. Cooper and Rev
Frank Davis participating.
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock a
popular service was held at the
chtirch with lenders of the Lutheran
denomination complimenting the
local congregation upon their new
edifice and the spirit shown in
erecting it. Among the speakers
were Dr J. L. Morgan, president of
the North Carolina Synod; Mrs. Al
fred Moretz, of Hickory, president
of the missionary society; and Rev.
N. D. Yount, of Bessemer City., a
Tire pageant planned for Sunday
evening was postponed and the ser
mon last night was preached bv
Ret-, c. K Derrick, of Kings Moun
Church Packed For
Program Of Carols
By School Children
Candle-Light Service I.« Ln usually
Good Considering Period For
A Urge audience packed the audi
torium of the First Baptist, church
here last night for the candle-light
service which consisted -of a carol
program rendered by the school
children of the city.
A total of-263 voices participated
in the Interesting program of carol
and Christmas anthems, and taken
as a whole the service was unusual
ly good as the children had been In
training only three weeks under the
direction of Ovid B. Lewis assisted
by a number of city teachers. The
high Interest in the event was
shown by the fact that the auditor
ium was packed and many had to
stand. The first numbers were by
the grammar grade chorus and glee
clubs and was good considering the
ages of the children. The numbers
by the high school mixed chorus
and the high school trio were also
very good. The highlights of the pro
gram the two numbers rendered by
the combined choruses of the high
school and grammar school with all
the 263 voices participating.
The entire program was one of
the most pleasing Christmas con
certs ever given in Shelby, especial
ly by school children and all who
participated or aided In the train
ing are to be commended for their
For Needy Here
In a movement sponsored by
the Rotary elub. .Shelby citi
zens are today being urged to
collect all old clothes and shoes
they may have about their
homes so that they may be
distributed among the needy
>f the city.
The snow, ice and weather of
recent days have brought con
siderable suffering and hard
ships to the poor of the city
who do not have sufficient
clothing to protect them against
the cpld and snow. They are
being provided fuel and food by
the Red Cross relief headquar
ters, but many do not have
shoes and clothes, Those who
have such are asked to get
them together in a package and
telephone Lander SicBrayer at
the relief headquarters, tele
phone 83d. He will send someont
tor the packages and the cloth
ing will lie distributed among
the needy homes. Members of
the Rotary club are honing for
a 'in*, response to I he refy'icM. |
Marriage in Moviedom
P*1’1* and pretty Sidney Fox, who soared to Hollywood stardom over*
I "‘*"t, ,s 8h<>wn ** »•>« snuggled up to her brand new hubby, Charles E.
i Beahan, scenario editor, at tneir New York hotel following their surprise
marnage at Harrison, N. Y. Miss Fox wept during the ceremony,
because, she told reporters, “it is the first time I'va erer been married.
It is the second time for the groom.
New Professional Building Will Be
Ready For Occupancy Soon
Medical .Mm More In .Sooth Wash
ington Street Structure Alter
Shelby's newest business snd of
j flee building, the Professional
; building on South Washington
street. “ '’Tuat south' of the Hotel
Cleveland, is practically completed
and will be ready for occupancy at
an early date.
The building is owned ami was
erected by Drs. Tom and Ben Gold
and Dr. D. F. Moore who will have
their offices in the structure in
opening up the city's first building
restricted to medical, dental offices,
The building is two-story struc
ture of an attractive architectural
design and one of the most mod
ern in the city. There is a drug store
room on the first floor together
with two large suites of offices. On
the second floor are four large of
fice suites, a laboratory, sun porch,
equipment storage rooms, etc
The room for the drug store will
be occupied by Quinn’s drug store
soon after the first of tlie year, the
owners say. Four physicians and
specialists plan to move into the
offices soon after Christmas. Dr.
Tom Gold, eye. ear. nose and throat,
specialist. will occupy the front
suite on the first floor. Dr. B. B
Matthews physician and specialist,
will occupy the other first floor
suite by the side of the drug store
The front office suite on the south
side of the second floor will be
occupied by Dr. Ben Gold, physi
cian. and the front suite oil the
north will be occupied by Dr. D. F.
Moore, physician. This leaves two
suites on the second floor yet to
The building Is vapor--heated and
has elevator service in addition to
stairway. The floors are of tile, and
a general blue, gray and white in
terior decorating system through
out. The medical office suites con
sist of four looms—waiting room
examination room, treatment room
and rest room. Dividing (he drug
tore and office suites on the first
Can you answer H of these teat
questions? Turn to page 1 for the
1. Which vice president of the U.
8. was tried for treason?
2. Name the largest fresh water!
I lake In the world?
| 3. Which state first adopted state
4. Who were the Parisi
5. Where arc the Jura mountains?
6. How many members has the ■
U. S. supreme court?
7. In whose administration was
Adlai A. Stevenson vice president of
the U. &.?
8. What is an anemometer?
9. Name the capital of Kentucky? |
10. Who were tile Amazons?
11. What famous bridge did John |
A. Roebllng design?
12. Name the sacred book- of the i
13. Did George Washington have I
a middle name?
14. What is tile name for the i
science of weather forecasting ? '
15. Of what island is Hamilton the ■
IS, What is the name for a slip or |
error in etiquette?
17. What is the name for wine!
made from rice?
18 Name the capital of Nev |
19. In which country is Prague the
20. What does ad valorem mean?!
floor is a tile lobby with entrance
to the store and offices, to the
stairs and also to a hall leading to
the other first floor offices and to
the elevator for the second-floor
offices. The general construction
work has been done by Lutz and
Webb and only a few items re
main to be done before the build
ing is complete.
A formal opening of the Protes -
sional building Is being planned at
a later date when all the occu- j
pants have moved In.
Key Men Of Shelby Mill In Annual
Banquet Saturday; Burrus Speaks
Knives Are Given As Souvenirs.
Sumptuous Meal , Is Served.
Men Are stickers.
Seventy-five key men in the
Shelby Cotton mill organization en
joyed their annual banquet Satur
day night at the club room. R. T.
LeGrand, the popular secretary
ireasurer of the mill, the largest
textile institution here, was toast- j
master and when he called tor a I
been in the employ of the mills since j
the annual banquets were started i
feme sixteen or more y ,irs ago. ful- f
!y ninety per cent of the hands
was sUuiiiyapi lhat 'uerc :
how of hands from those
such a comparatively small labor
turn-over at the Shelby mill and a
trib' te not only to the management,
but to the Workers themselves.
Chas. Bumit was the speaker, giv
ing information on the work of his
office in looking after federal court
offenders on probation and parole
in the western district of North
Carolina. It was a phase of work
with which the public is not well
acquainted, so his speech was great
A sumptuous meal with a tomau
cocktail, turkey, ham, vegetable
cream and cake was served unde,
the direction of Mrs. John McClurd
and Miss Margaret Anthony If!
eyvm^i’lUj kJOb'y ,
Rev. I. D. Harrill
Minister For 30
Years, Is Dead
Pastor Of 3 Baptist
Well Known Baptist Preacher !•
Buried This Afternoon At
Rev. I. D. Harrill, age 60. died
Sunday morning at 4:30 at his home
near l,attlmori\ Mr HarriU had
been in ill health for a number of
years but continued his work until
about Thanksgiving. He was brought
home from the Rutherford hospi
tal late in November and had been
confined to hi* bed until death
In December 1896 he was married
to Miss Oeorgia Lattimore. and to
this union three children were bom.
Prof, Bunyan Harrill, principal
Olenwood high school. Mr. Hugh
Harrill. and Miss Edith Harrill, both
Deceased had been In the Bap
tist ministry in this section and
other section* of Western N. C. for
30 years, having held many pastor
ates in Cleveland county. serving
some of the most active and pro
gressive churches in this section.
At the time of his death he was
holding pastorates at Concord and
Race Path churches In Rutherford
county and Bethel church at Ellen
boro. During his ministry, hundreds
have been converted and under his
leadership B Y P U. work and
other church activities have become
more helpftil and useful In the
churches he served. He was a lover
of young people and their work, and
made his appeal to them In such
an understanding manner that hs
was greatly loved by the young peo
ple as well as the adults.
Many wedding ceremonies have
been performed, and many funeral
services conducted by this good
man He was taken home on Sun
day, the day of the week that made
his life must useful, and the beau
tiful log and stucco home he had
built in the edge of a woods near
Lattlmofc was covered and sur
rounded with snow which seemed
symbolical with the beautiful and
pure life he desired to live and to
show others how to live.
Funeral services were held this
afternoon at two o'clock at Latti
more, where he was pastor for sev
eral years. Several ministers took
part in the funeral service and
paid tributes to his noble life
To Visit Shelby
Remains In Raleigh tor Christ mad
Day. Will T»k» l ong Rest
After January 5.
'Star News Bureau.'
Raleigh. Dec. 18.—Governor O.
Max Gardner plans to take a good
rest after he retires from office on
January 5 and turns ever the reins
of government to his successor, J. C.
B. Ehrlnghaus, he said today, before
entering upon whatever activity he
plans for the future.
Governor Gardner plans to spend
Christmas day in Raleigh, but may
go to iris home town of Shelby the
clay after Christmas for a day or
two. he said. He is not being permit
ted to “let up” in his activity in the
governor's chair, even though he
has only three weeks more as chief
executive. Meetings of commissions,
conferences on programs, reports of
departments and divisions, are keep
ing him busy right up to the last.
Robert M. Lemons
Dies At Hospital:
Lived At Ora Mill
Had Been Sick A Year. Funeral
Service At Poplar Sprints
Robert M. Lemons, age 48, of the
Ora Mill village. died at 5 o’clock
Friday afternoon at the Shelby hos
pital where he had been a patient
for a few days. Mr. Lemmons had
been sick for more than a year. j
He was a faithful member and at
tendant of the Dover Mill church,
Funeral services were held at Pop
lar Springs church yesterday aft*
r moon at 3 o’clock. Rev. W. A.
Elam in charge.
Many beautiful flowers showed
he high esteem in which he was a
veld and the church was filled with J
iis friends and relatives regardless
jf the disagreeable weather jj
Sun Icing arc hi? wife and ninu . J
diiiyrh j |