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By - Ifcs. F.L. Rollins
All the merchants are having a littl^
trouble with the 0~P,A. and their point
system. It seems that Mr, Parker in th©^// ^
Company Store had been selli.r\:j bananas V /
l/lO of a cent above the ceiling, due toV/
the fact the cxerks always had to buy a \:7.// Z'*
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new pair of shoes after bein^ mauled andj>
stepped on in the rush. LIr, Parker re- \ VV'. i
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lates he’was summoned before the board, ' ^
and, to his surprise, had to puah him- i'’
self in to get in line, as all of Cleve- *'
land County were present and all
trying to determine what point they had overlooked. Mr. Parker said, "I finally
pushed ray way up to a deskj the judge began looking thru files, quoting to me
•Section 6, Item 8, Chaper 11. Refer to file 87, Section 10,Amendment 20.__J}id you,
or did you not feloniously and with malicious aforethought charge l/lO of a cent
too much on bananas?’"Yes" or "No." Mr, Parker, wiping the sweat from his brow,
blurted out, "Guilty, your honor." The judge replied, "I shall have to give you
10 days or 10 dollars." "I'll take the 10 dollars," said Mr. Parker. The judge
then turned to Jodie Neason, next in lino. "Have you ever appeared as a witness
before?"’ Jodie replied, "Yes Sir." The judge snapped back, "In what suit?" Jodie
quickly replied, blue serge."
Fitz Rollins, Charlie Wease, and "Buck" Southards made a trip to Charlotte
last Wednesday, taking "Doodle" Laughlin along as their guest. It took all of them
to look after "Doodle" while he was enjoying the sights. "Doodle" spent most of his
time riding the escalator at Efird’s, shopping at Woolworth*s, and peeping in at the
Broadcasting Station. He said when he got back,"I hope I may die, if Charlotte ain't
the biggest p].ace I've ever seen," He had a bad sore throat after the trip, caused
from sunburned tonsils,looking up at the tall buildings.
ilrs. Shannon Blanton also had a trip to Charlotte recently. She said she had a
terrible time trying to buy a pair of shoes, since she forgot to take her ration
book and had only a loose w^tamp. Said she had to call in a lawyer before she got a
pair. She thi^, in the confusion, tried to call someone over the telephone. Not be
ing accustuS^o the dial system, she dialed until her fingers gave out and was about
to give iW up as a bad job when a voice shouted, "Nickel please."
Wo ar|i £^1 glad that Tom Forney is recovering nicely from' his operation, and we
are looking^^^ tne time when he can bo back on hie old beat and with us again. They
said,that one day, Tom told his doctor he needed something, to put him in fighting
trim. Tom asked, "Can't you put anything like that in my medicine?" The doctor
answered, "Don't worry, you will find that in m;^’- bill."
Mr. "Mont" Smawley still has his choir practice' one night each week, here in
our village church. Ttie other night they were practicing a certain song and Mr,
Smawley said, "Now, don't forget, the tenors will sing alone, until we come to the
gates of hell, then you all come in."
You should see the proud grandpapa and grandmama, Mr» and Mrs, George Hart,
They just go around singing liillabys all the time, Mr. Hart asked "Goofey Gink"
the other day, "IVhat is good for Hives?" "Goofy" r.eplied, "Bees,"

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