Wearn 20 FEb 1916

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Wearn 20 FEb 1916 - JW, tan and farmabelles, don't get th irroflf...
JW, tan and farmabelles, don't get th irroflf idea or delude yourselves with baeeleas hopes. This doesn't mean that th baseball season la about to b ushered in. True, In years font by, when thla countenance am, led la the columns of newapayvra, It haa usually meant Just that. Today Today It la in different company. Nor haa the porting contingent any Juat cause (or dlecontent or grounds for a claim of infringed copyright because because thla department haa promoted Mr. Wearn , from the sporting page to thl local "Whoa Who and Why Intimate allmpeea of the Great anu Kear-Qreat" Kear-Qreat" Kear-Qreat" department wmch may or may not have hopeleaaly eclipsed the f 10,000-a-year 10,000-a-year 10,000-a-year 10,000-a-year 10,000-a-year effort of ne Samuel O. lilythe. The truth la that while Mr, Wearn la justly entitled to rank aa an eminent eminent patron of the great National game; and alao aa a devotee of th noble sport of following the hounds, due, fro doubt, to hie Knglleh ancestry ancestry neverthaleaa. h la Interestt-d Interestt-d Interestt-d in many other matt era than thuae that lie Wthhi the ken of mere fans, mere fannabelles, mere worahHiera at the shrine of Diana, goddt-as goddt-as goddt-as or the chase. - lie waa t, city rather one and left his tmprena on the city's life in a way that wM not soon he forgm-ten forgm-ten forgm-ten by those affected by the clan-Ing-up. clan-Ing-up. clan-Ing-up. clan-Ing-up. clan-Ing-up. He haa applied himself to business and (manes In a way that makes possible hla present attractive office houra. Mr. Wearn grew up In the Mecklenburg Mecklenburg atmosphere. HU career began began li years ago on December I, 1161, when he was born ftiur miles west of Charlotte. Hla father, the lata George H. Wearn. was of Kng- Kng- unu aeecem. mi mmner, me mie ' Mary McDonald Wearn. wm or Scotch anceatry, Hoth were natives Of this county. After growing up .r. the farm, Mr Wearn came to Charlotte in the Fell of 180 when he waa ID years of ags. , He secured a position In fact , It 1 was a "Job" in the drug -.store -.store of the late I,, R. Wrlaton in , the old building that stood where th Realty Dulldlnr now rear Its lofty head Into the clroumamhlent ; air. The firm name waa u It. Wrts- Wrts- " M A. f Mm Tl' . .. . .1 .. w ik . i 1 1 Twrniii njr imp mm alz months received the munificent wage of 111 a month which waa a good deal mora than 110 a month ARE YOU RUPTURED ? If so, you need the services of our EXPEBT FITTER. If your case cannot be successfully treated with a Truss, we will tell you so. If it can bo successfully treated, we can supply the correct appliance and fit it to you as it should be fitted. ' 4 Private Fitting Room. Ask your 'Doctor about us. He Knows. 2m ontty The Eicir Eoom ana , . 4U LOUin The Builder of Charlotte r ( V r V Portrait by Alton Franklin, Charlotte. MR. JOSEPH HENRY WEARN. now, however. That Is shown by the fact that he aecured board tor it a month. Then his salary was raised to 112.60 a month, and the youth took note of hla new-iouna new-iouna new-iouna prosperity by taking unto himself a higher c ans of fare, the price of which waa $10 per. At the expiration expiration of 12 months he took a poai-ton poai-ton poai-ton In the store of Dr. John H. Mc-Aden, Mc-Aden, Mc-Aden, located at the site of the Ivey store. He remained there three years. At that point Mr. Wearn withdrew Premanently from the drug business and gave himself to another Held the manufacture of .lumber.- .lumber.- He formed a partnership with hla broth er-in-law, er-in-law, er-in-law, er-in-law, er-in-law, Mr. A. C. Summervtlle. under the name A. C. Kummerville tk Co., the stand bolng at the site of the Adams (Ira n & Provision Company's store. That waa In 1888. Two years later, in 190, Mr. Wearn purchased hla partner'a Interest. In the same year Mr, Wearn waa married to- to- Miss Annie Treloar, daughter of the late John Treloar and Mrs. H. C. Irwin. They have four children, Mr. Joseph Treloar Wearn. a graduate of Davidson, who la winning htpn rank in the third year medical class at Harvard ' Ihil veralty, Mr. John McDonald Weurn. a student at Davidson College, and Misses Mnraaret and Olin i'harr Wearn of this city. In lsl Mr. Wllilam Wearn. a brother, entered the firm of J. II. Wearn C. In 1902 the present plant on Kast Trade street was organised. organised. 81 yeare ago the company was incorporated, the name hem retained, end M,r. Kenneth H. Trotter Trotter became a member. At thla Kast Trade street establishment establishment are manufactured furnlsh-inga furnlsh-inga furnlsh-inga that are to be found in the fluent homes in the t'aro'tnas. The pln-nt pln-nt pln-nt Is said to be the finest between Jlichmond and Atlanta. From the liealnnlng emphasis was laid tn quality. Mr. Wearn had no desire to compete with firms offering goods of a cheaper grade. During the rnic'ai yeare of Ita growth, Mr. Wearn's hand waa ronatantlv at the helm, and he la atlll president end haa general oversight but for the paat seven year he haa not been actively actively connected with It. Mr. "Wearn has the distinction of being president of the largest building building and loan association m the South any Hospital Supply Store. xryon bu v.-, v.-, v.-, Comp been a director for the past JO years and on the death of Samuel Wlttkowsky, one of the pioneer building and loan men of America, Mr. Wearn was at once chosen to fill Vila riluna IX ftt D Ioa a Hlvaptftf of the Independence Trust Company, Deing cnairman of the board ot directors. directors. He Is a director pi me Merchants and Farmers' National Bank. He la an elder in the Second Preabyterlan Church and Is connected connected In an advisory capacity with many organizations which are Civic and non-remunerative. non-remunerative. non-remunerative. But let It not be forgotten that he has a political career to his credit a career that haa "made a difference;" difference;" a career that has made appreciable appreciable modifications In the life and condlt.ona of Char'otte, if not In North Carolina at large. For the subject of this sketch was one of the pioneer prohibitionists; he battled battled for it In the days when it waa not popular, and h s efforts were so timed that it la difficult to calculate what may have been the driving force that they acquired in starting Into action the forcea that later became became so tremendous as to sweep the entire Commonwealth into tha realm of drydom. His first service as alderman was In the administration of Mayor P. M. Brown, and he was one of his most ardent and most va.ued supporters. supporters. He was elected alderman front Ward 1 in rtna uP tha strenuous campaigns in tha history oi unarioue. ine supporters of Mayor Brown appealed to the Legislature Legislature nt mm In ft-lvn ft-lvn ft-lvn en ariAltlnnal alderman to Ward l on account of me large population realdent there. Thla waa done. Thla made a total of 13 aldermen. Appeal was aao made to .the Legislature for a registered registered whte primary and an Australian Australian ballot elerllrm laar Tl,l. ouest was also complied with. The reiorm lacnon as it was called, headed by Mayor HrowA, won wttn Hivon n.uermen, incudlng Mr Wearn. He hunrn. nn nt tha Unrf. era and helped to put In force many Of the moral fawn nnuf in tfTn, li the city, Including those regarding the observance of tiunday. The first mow to tha Charlotte saloons came In this era, with ths adoption of regulations fore In them to a lose at 9 o'clock at night, opening at m the morning. Screens and side n. trances Were forbidden. These laws. Wrought a revolution. Mr. Weern wea oV,.lrm. .v. light fomnilttsa. It waah-who waah-who waah-who mi new cunirLi witn me Dower rnmnenv than hit.j k rw f - 1 vvvv urn Ar. Oil WyUe, tha eoneern being now ""UMiira rower company.. ThH AAnl aiaa at aa,. 1 . .a M ... a wui.i inr.u a rorwara striae. Afterjeryint x0uxjtara.ti4haial oermanio coard, Mr. Weara wag elected to fha hmr AAM.un.JI.M to the Executive Board of today and uii una ne renuerea emcient service. Afterward he resigned and retired to private life. Since then, on several several occasions, there have been efforts efforts to Indue him to become t, candidate for mavor. hut ha fcaa th. ; far succeeded in evading oaotura. He has studiously avoided office holding where possible, preferring to labor 'in the ranks, perhaps he is like that phCoaopher who sa'd he would prefer that succeeding generations generations should inquire why m monument monument bad not been erected ta him, rather than that they should ask why one had been erected. That he has many qualities that would render him a worthy occupant of tha mayoralty no one who knows him doubts. . . . , M Tha game of baseball baa no mora devoted jover anywhere than Mr. Wearn, - No man In North or fouth Carolina has dona mors to establish the sport era an high plan thsn bs he It waa back JaJIOJ thai big llrst official connection becan- becan- He-member He-member He-member that d Aahenbaek agar, s-atlonr s-atlonr s-atlonr If you don t. gou weren't l - : . -at'., -at'., 8. J V ', 1 I ! . i d of ! w it t. i ! ii t "v on 25 t f unr j f r t . end brr-f brr-f brr-f the leu ;ti.." ; r. licifn was I -dnnt -dnnt of t r. :!:,,ia Club. i Charlotte's h.iory shall be written, surely tha u -.i.nck -.i.nck team will have & special chaj.-ter chaj.-ter chaj.-ter devoted to 1'. Through how many, many . weary years has its memory oheered the dlaconsolate and lightened tha gloom of defeatl How efreahlng it , la, when the, locals have Ju?: succeedod in loelng 1 2 straight games, to, be able to hold up one's head. eml bravely and say, , 'Did you ever -we -we Ed Ashenbacks team play. .They won and so on. ' - .. Really, it's a wonder no monument has ever been erected to that aggregation. aggregation. ' They deserve at ' least 10 square feet of- of- space on the court house green. Nobody can challenge the authenticity, of those IS game-. game-. game-. They are . noti written in Th CvP Fear Ifercurv but the .files of T Observer will sufflca. And here's a prophesy 'that If a brons baseball and bat were placed above a memorial memorial to Ashenback they would remain through all the years unharmed by the -youthful -youthful vandals who cannot abide tha tkought of : an tnvlolata sun-dlaL sun-dlaL sun-dlaL ' - No, s there are some traditions traditions bef or which the most unre-generate unre-generate unre-generate young Hun stands vith hat in hand. Tha Ashenback tradition 1 one of these. -.'v--. -.'v--. -.'v--. -.'v--. -.'v--. - -' -' "r" Turn i forward ? tha hand on : th clock -t -t of time- time- uhtil - we reach; the good yeaf 1908 and we find Mr. Wearn heading th nwiy.formd or ganiaatlon, th . Carolina Association of Baseball Clubs. 'a That sentence may hot mean much to tha man who knows not baseball, baseball players and baseball fans. To those who do, it speaks volumes Can you lmagin th German Emperor Emperor consenting to allow Earl Grey, to v represent Germany at a ounoll of atat and say what Germany should receive? It would be a pretty compliment, would It not? It would, imply that Herr Hohensollern entertained entertained a rather high idea of Mr. Orey's fairness, sense of justice, and absolute Impartiality, would it not? Stop a moment, and try to Imagine th mental attitude or a Greensboro, or an Aaheville, or an Anderson tan or club owner who agrees that a Charlotte man shall be arbiter In scores of queetlons where tha Inter esta of those towns clash sharply with those of Charlotte. The comparison comparison is apropos, because, though no sport is cleaner, war, itself does not arouse more heated partisanship than baseball. In the hot days ot July and August It's easy to lose one's temper over knotty points wher . anybody' may b right and anybody may bs wrong. " T ''':' The out-of-town out-of-town out-of-town out-of-town out-of-town eiuos gave to air. Wearn this vote of supreme confi dencenot once, or twice, or thrice, but six times, and then his retirement retirement was at his own insistent volition volition l . Six absorbing, busv seasons, tney were too. Oftentimes tha temperature temperature was perfervld. On many and many a Summer's day, in the highlands, highlands, in the lowlands, In the piedmont piedmont there was re-enacted re-enacted re-enacted that scene so graphically described in the classic classic of the diamond, "Casey at the Bat' From the benches black with peopls There went up a muffled roar Like the beating of the storm waves On a utern and distant shore. Kilt him! Kill the umpire.' Shouted eomeone la the itand. And It's likely they'd have killed him" Andagalh. 'Fraud,' erled the maUened thoustdde, And the, eche anaweeed, 'fraud.' " And onf mansuch Occasiona, seat ed in the grandstand, , cool, unperturbed, unperturbed, alert, with eyea and ears strained to catch the slightest detail of every nlav sat Joseph Henry Wearn, the maker and the bj-eaker bj-eaker bj-eaker of umpires, the impersonation of the Spirit of Baseball, the court of last resort gs to an arbiter's efficiency. I" about him th "storm waves" beat, he was untouched and uninfluenced. Devotion to the home team, of wnicn he was one of the owners and whose success meant his financial gain, never swayed him. Througnout tnese half-dosen half-dosen half-dosen years never a suspicion of self-interest self-interest self-interest or local bias attached to any ot his actions All knew nim for a man sans peufe and sang re-proohe. re-proohe. re-proohe. And that means if you nrefee It In United States without tear and without reproach. That's why he was chosen; tnat s wny nts constant efforts were to .maintain the gam on a high plane that should command the respect, and be worthy the interest and patronage of. all; that's why his services counted so largely for fn good or tna spon. v Whether viewed then as a success, ful manufacturer and business man, or at a sponsor for clean sport, or as a publle spirited cltisen :whols Interested Interested both in the material and moral welfare of the city And who haa clear-cut clear-cut clear-cut convictions oo moral questions, it will be seen that In this suave, quiet-mannered, quiet-mannered, quiet-mannered, even-temp-ered, even-temp-ered, even-temp-ered, even-temp-ered, even-temp-ered, always approaohable citizen Charlotte has an asset it ill could spare, A Fight to 6va the Babsea.'' The Woman'a Club of Charlotte ex. pects to enter into th "Nation-Wide "Nation-Wide "Nation-Wide Baby Week Campaign" March 4 to 11. Th local worn will be under the health department of the club of which Mrs. Charles E. Piatt is chair man assisted by th clvlo department of which Mrs. W", H. Jasspon is chair man and th household economic de partment, Mrs. J. O. Gardner, chair man. They are planning to have leo tures by doctors who specialise in thl line of work and If possible have an exhibit It it can be obtained. Th merchants are asked to display and specialise on all baby articles at thl time. . All mother and father and those interested in the welfare of their little ones are urged .to help make "Baby Week" a success by attending attending these lectures. "Better Ba bies, a Better City." v, ;' Sine ! "Th Bom of Good Shoe" Among the new Spring Styles coming in, we have one which Is perfectly plain with graceful- graceful- illnes,'' Dull and Patent. iBIC2: $i6Q. V lniMUl I1AC4 t

Clipped from The Charlotte Observer20 Feb 1916, SunPage 6

The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, North Carolina)20 Feb 1916, SunPage 6
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