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LEE B. WEATHERS_President
RENN DRUM_Local Editor
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Entered ns second class matter
January 1, 190b, at the postoffice at
VtieUby, North Carolirs, under the
Act of Congress, March 3, 1879.
Wa wish to call your attention to the
fact that it is, and has been our
custom to charge five cents per line
for resolutions of respect, cards of
tbapVs and obituary notices, after one
death notice has been published. This
Will be strictly adhered to.
FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 1926.
Son insurance companies will
be calling pedestrians bad risks.
Nobody reforms. Notice how
the ex-kaiser is talking?
Shelby is pretty well sold on
Shelby. Now if seme outsiders
could be sold Shelby would sell.
A simple truth, but appareidly
More Seaboard extension is
being talked. It sounds good.
Would be great, in fact, but we
will wait a bit before getting too
enthused as of old.
A college coach should have
four-wheel brakes like our mod
orft automobile one would iud'-ce
after noting the events of the
past week at two North Carolina
Newspaper serial stories seem
to he the go again—they were
back in the dav of had to be “fill
ed up.” Now they are for enter
tainment. Star readers mi<rhi
watch for “The One Who For
got” coming next week in this
The minute Gastonia start *
sneaking of a 20,000 population
their newspaper steps up ir.tc
the 20,000-closs and then some.
Those who like the city air in
the neighboring city to the ea?t
have no room for kick as re
gards the Gazette nowadays.
Miss Beatrice Cohb. editor of
the Morganton News-Herald,
and known as ono of the best
“newspaper men” in the state,
makes the suffrage idea dige-.i
better with some of the o’d
timers. Anything, such as equal
to man, boosted in theory has n
Hi^-'nt twang, b>'t when shaped
in life carries the would-be
punch. Miss Cobb in manv
things is a “good man.” If you
GETTING THE SPEEDERS.
In Constantinople aeo"> di-«r
a Jacksonville paper. 1 h" ‘rnf
fie officers have a ovudn. ly* o',
fective way of haltim' o"c !■> s.
Thev take a nl»nk with ‘■-h-’-o
pointed nails driven into it >>rd
when a car is caught speeding
the plank with the nails is
thrown in front of the tires.
All verv good, it stops the car
and enables the cop to get the
drivers name and summons him
tc court. But in our courts it is
usually a small fine. New to our
way of thinking the plank with
its protruding nails should he
brought into further use. The
sreeder might be forced to stoop
over, place his chin on the first
sten to the judge’s seat and a
hefty policeman swing the plank.
Result: T^ess speeding. At
Has* less than we have now with
And had von noticed the auto
casualties credited to North Car
olina each week?
OLD PHIL SIDETRACKED.
Since announcement has gone
forth that Old Phil Roseboro,
aged Shelby nesrro. has received
hie pension check from the state
objection has arisen to the state
men J; that he is the first colored
min in state to receive a pen
sion for service to the Confeder
acy. This is merely to “set” Phil
straight. Polite to the extreme
and a typical example of a loyal
slave Phil would make no claims
that were not true, nor would he
permit enthusiastic friends to
-do so if his brain was capable of
uHr’m’standing what they w«rc.
The news story emanating
from Shelby and suggesting
that Phil was the first colored
pensioner was not meant for a
definite statement. It was un
derstood as the matter v«w
handled by the press that Audi
tor Baxter Durham expressed
the ooinion that Phil was such
and the understanding was pass
ed along for what it was worth
in the news story. News dis
| patches sometimes do not say
things quite so definitely as the
| headlines placed over them—of
* course, that's the value of
There is no discussion over
the matter. Shelby desires not
!to boost herself into an honor
•that is not. Suffice to say that
jPhil has received his reward and
is one of the proudest negroes in
the state—but still polite.
Fliches do change some people
greatly, and $77 was a fortune
to the tottering old fellow, but
it hasn't turned Phil’s head. To
da'- with the bank deposit sl'n
making him feel safer about the
be,-d snots ahead his p'rsence
still radiates the atmosphere of
the Old South—the doffed cap
and the bobbing gray head as he
jcourtesies who*’ he speaks. Fi’s
of nineteenth Phil deserved his.
AL AND JOE
Politicians may permit the
coal strike to carry on indefin
itely but they work overtime
themselves on political futures
—may haps because they’re in
terested in such.
Sneaking of national Demo
cratic prospects, and there’s
much speaking now. the most
j interesting team, advanced so
far is that of this week. A1
j Smith and Jo. Daniels--presi
dent and vice-president.
Already we hear a howl. The
[South, they say, will not accept
the East side product. As to Jo.
rVl"!els that’s different. He’s
A North Carolinian and has a
record under the Wilson admin
istration that is one of the
j bright spots of the nat ional de
mocratic partv—not that Smith
hasn't a worthy record. His bit
j t; rest enemies here in the South
I give him that credit. The so
i called “taint of Tammany” and
religion are objectionable fea
tures of the strong man ot
I. MB < _1-.--■
But think over that team.
Smith and Daniels, and you
must admit, despite prejudices,
if there are much, that it would
be a formidable one.
Arthur Brisbane, the writing
seer of New York, back to the
air discussion, which he took
up where Mitchell left off his
the following to say recently in
that connection about Daniels:
Josephus Daniels, honest and able
man—you didn’t see patriotic graft
ers sitting in his ante-room when he
was Secretary of the Navy—says
America’s national vice is “passing
the buck," and we need the spirit of
Andrew Jackson, who said, "I take
Mr. Daniels suggests a “Secretary
of Defense," to have charge of army
navy and flying.
However, he forgets we live in the
age of specialists. One in charge of
flying, another for the navy, an
other tiie army, with President Coo
lidge boss of the three, would be the
Some years ago Clarence Sain, well
known in Shelby, was shot throe _>h
the foot. He was target shaotinr, or.il
the gun'went off.
Here’s a sequel to the story, sub
ject. the same foot.
About a month ago the foot wort
lame. He works at an old fashioned
desk, stand-up style, and he stood on
ore foot too long. He bathed the foot
Now, don’t get fussy! There is no
law against bathing a foot in alco
Then, having moistened his foot
with the volatile liquid, he sat down
by the fire; sat too close to the f ro.
It was a small fire, but that made no
The alcohol caught fire, and if Sain
had not had a towel handy with
which to smother it out he might
have had to hobble through the rest
of his life, and give up his old fash
As it was he was badly burned, and
was confined to the house for three
weeks. He is just now out, greeting
Mi 3. Wm. McCord Is
Kiwanis Club Sponsor
V\ill Assist in Musical Parts of Pro
grams. Quartet Kings. Eskridge
Shows Local Pictures.
With the largest attendance in two
months, the Kiwanis club Thursday
light started off the new year with
•enewed enthusiasm. Mr.;. Win. I,. Mc
Cord, one of Shelby’s most talented
musicians has ben < lected by the
loard of directors as sponsor for the
dub and when she made her first ap
'< arance as director of music at the
Thursday night meeting, she was g'v
n a rousing cheer. Mrs. McCord is
-he club’s pianist and will be on hand
it every meting to help enliven the
.fathering?, wifh music. Wm. McCord
as been appointed chairman' of the
Program committee. A quartet eom
nosed of W. I,. McCord, Charlie Bur
rus, r. C. Griffin, arid Rush Hamrick
will lead the singing and they int-c
luced their first number “Down by
lb-' Riverside.” a negro spiritual, in
which the entire club joined in with
!he chorus. Music promises to be a ' ig
feature of the club programs this
Star with Bill McCord as the popu
( has. I,. E ikridge ha-1 charge of
he program Thursday night and gave
I he 70 members present a movie show
with local scenes and characters. Mr.
Eskridge has recently purchased a
picture-making machine and projec
tion instrument which enables him to
make srenes whenever and wherever
lie chooses, so the evening’s enter
tainment consisted of pictures of
Chimney Rock. Mr. Eskridge’s neigh
borhood families, street scenes and
stunts in the snow, by “Minnie”
Whisnant and Bob Rudasill.
George Blanton, trustee of the club
reported on his recent visit to the
trustees meeting of the Carolina
district at Columbia. S. C.. in which
he outlined the club’s nbj (dives for
the new year and the altruistic work
that has been planned.
Why shouldn't Elmir.v cal! the ten ’?
1 n’t it the right of one sufficiently
heeled to pay the fiddler?
Koine' men in the penitentiary c>u!d
not. seem more out of place if they
had been elected.
Shelby Milk Plant
Now In Operation
Coleman Blanton, Pioneer Dairyman,
Opens Pasteurizing and Re
Coleman Blanton, pioneer dairyman
of Cleveland county has opened a milk
station here known as the Shelby
Milk Plant, where he pasteurizes milk,1
churns and sells butter, buttermilk
and sweet cream. Mr. Blanton now
hardies lf>0 gallons of milk daily, this
being furnished not only from his
herd of 05 tubercular tested cattle,'
but from the dairy herds of Torn
Cornweli and Bonnie Elliott. The pro-1
cess of pasteurizing milk is to purify
and nu ke it keep longer. After it has
gone through this process it will not
sour as easily, but keep for several,
da 's if kept cool. In pasteurizing the
milk is*simnly heated to MO degrees,
cooled slowly and bottled.
In the churning the milk is wanned
in a large enamel can so the milk can
ripen just like it does when a house
wife sets the churn by the fireside.
Mr. Blanton has installed modern ma
chinery *o handle the 150 gallons
daily which come in from the dairies.
Deliveries are made once a day, hut
special orders are filled any time
from 0 a. m . to 0 p. m. The building
i> closely screened and the floor is
of concrete so that cleanliness is made
of first importance.
Are Slow Coming In
Property owners against whom pav
■n<r assessments are due. are slow in
making payment and the mayor and
board of aldermen are seriously con
sidering “force payment.’’. Street im
i rovement bonds issued bv the town
are now duo and some of the property
owners have never paid a single as
sessment, being one, two and three
years behind. These bonds must be
paid but the town does not have the
money unless the property owners
meet their obligations. The assess
ments are of course, a lien on the
property and all property on which
the payments have not been made can
be sold just like it is often sold for
We Shall Not Hold A General Clearance
Sale This January Or February
Our stocks are absolutely clean and up-io date. Ninety Five Per Cent of our
stocks being brand new Furniture and Furnishings.
TTis true that we have a few items and only a few which have been hanging.
These items must go at special prices in order to clear cur floors. Ask to see
FOR SEVERAL WEEKS OUR BUYERS HAVE
BEEN REPLENISHING STOCKS.
And we wish to state here that never before have we selected such marvelous
numbers in furniture, never before have such displays been shown in nthis sec
tion as will be shown upon our floors. Already cur new stocks are arriving.
MORE THAN SIX CAR LOADS OF THE VERY LATEST FURNITURE
AND FURNISHINGS TO BE ADDED TO OUR ALREADY
UP-TO DATE STOCKS.
Should we not have upon our floors at present just what you wish — We v/ill
have it shortly. KEEP THAT IN MIND Keep in close touch with us.
OUR STORE HAS KEPT STEP WITH SHELBY’S AND CLEVELAND’S
WONDERFUL PROGRESS — AND THAT’S GOING SOME.
We have set our pegs for a QUARTER OF A MILLION THIS YEAR_and to
do it we know what we must do -KEEP THE GOODS, SELL IT RIGHT,
FAIR TREATMENT. We have made a good start already, and for the public’s
convenience and ease of purchase we present a large, beautiful, well selected
stock of Furniture, Rugs and Furnishings, and we stand back of each article
and make good if that article is not as represented.
THE PARAGON FURNITURE COMPANY
“ON THE SQUARE.”
-Shelby’s Leading Furniture Dealers And Undertakers_
BEGINNING AT RUTHERFORDTON,
TUESDAY,JANUARY 26th, 1S26,
We will operate a live poultry car on the
following schedule, paying cash at prices
quoted below fcr all poultry brought to
Rutherfordton, Tuesday Jan. 26th, 1
P. M. to 5:30 P. M.
Rutherfordton, Wednesday, Jan 27th,
8 A.M. toll A. M.
Ellenboro, Wednesday Jan. 27th, 3 P.
M. to 5:30 P.M.
Ellenboro, Thursday Jan. 28th, 8 A. M.
to 12 o’clock noon.
Shelby, Friday Jan. 29th, 8 A. M. to 4
Hens .... 21c per-lb.
Roosters ............. ... 11c per lb.
Broilers, up to 1 1-2 lbs. .25c per lb.
Stags . . . 18c per lb.
Turkeys. . 28c per lb.
Ducks. ..20c per lb.
Geese .. . . 15c per lb.
SOUTHERN PRODUCE & COMMIS
Greensboro, N. C.
(Formerly of Hamlet, N. C.)
Car Will Be At S. A. L. Railway Freight
YELLOW FRONT STORES
Where Price Reaches Down To Meet
Quality Coming Up.
Values For Thrifty Housewives.
Apples, fanev New
Vo -k 11 ite, lb. ....
A priests. ■ extra
choice Calif., IP.
package . .
21 c [
choice Calif., lb
P atTCag •_» . __
1). I'. SLICED BREAK
IV'ked under U. S. Gov
i-2 lb. Carton 1 lb. Carton
} In att
ractive 2 lb. decorat
DUFFY’S PURE APPLE CIDER,
Gorton’s ready to fry
Bonele-s, Brick, lb. 12 1-2
Gorton’s Flaked fish,
Plate moat, pound_17c
I'at Back, pound_19c
Rib Sides, pound ___ 21c
SPREDIT OLEOMARGARINE, Th
Lost Spread Ever Had, lb.
I'>K Ba.'s __ ] •> | _2c
Hom‘.> Made Cookies _ 18c
Calumet, pound can _ 29c
Rum fords, pound can 29c
Nantitoke, bottle _12c
1 >• P. Pure, 8-oz. bottle 15c
j Heinz, 8-oz. bottle_20c
I Clue label, 8-os. bottle 20c
I PEANUT CUTTER
| Norva Brand, pound _ 2.1c
• Better Yet. 7-oz. jar _ 17c
With b^ETTE safety r«or, . 1 *
»»»•»»> _ ~ - A VJ W
LAND O’LAKES BIJTTF’R a ,
SpS^qertifkateofQ^s Ue8t cT'
. MtjAL’ 5 P0Untb 21c; 10^ Pounds $3.50; l^^dTIX