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MONDAY, JAN. 25, 1926.
By mail, per year
By carrier, per year
The rarest sight of 1926: A
girl trying to hide her knees.
Safety matches were lightly
entitled. Some of them will not
For the chiding he gets from
South Carolina perhaps Cole
Biease gets his balance in praise
from the Hearst paper.
Another thing to cheer us up:
Medical scientists say another
15 years has been added to hu
man life. Perhaps after all the
installments on everything may
be paid up.
A BUSY JUDGE.
Noting that a move was on
foot some time back for a third
Federal court district to relieve
the work of the two districts
now in operation the Union Re
publican commented at length
and cited instances showing!
that, or with the intent of show
ing, the judges were not
The recent story in the Char-1
Iotte Observer showing by sts-1
tistics that Judge Yates Webb
is the busiest Federal judge in
America should set the Union
Republican to commenting
If the Federal courts in North
Carolina sometimes do not get
in a full day and are apparent!v
no* hurting themselves as was
opened by the Union Repub
lican, then it is to be wondered j
wh|t that paper thinks of the,
thre--' judges who altogether do!
rot do as much work or turn i
rui as many cases as Judge'
Some of the judges, two or!
thijee of whom do rot pet as
much transacted as Judge Webb,
tre rot Democrats either.
With no id°a of bringing' on a
discussion it is. we repeat, a
matter of wonder in it what the
Union R«r»»'bi»ca” thinks nmv ofj
Federal judges in gere:H The
paner’s observations might t «
extended—snv tn iomefhi,'g IP'-'
the scope Carl Ma™-' r- -"--•I
when he routed the Term t
Dome matter in print.
THIS TUNE mviE.
“Funny tune, that Dixie."
One of the most interesting,
humanlv interesting. feate-os
sent out recently bv the NBA
news service was thait of a story
of the immortal touch of the
song as seen in a Northern city.
The hupre audience that begins!
to tap feet and thrill with the
tune—an audience which to a
large extent never heard of or
felt the feeling of the Old South.
Funny tune, yes. No time-ho”
orctl patriotic air will ever hold
an enu*l place in th« hearts of
meh. The great French war so of
m»v send men 0*1 to death, vlsd
to Sdie, but men have died with a
smile and a harmonv-permeated
soul listening to Dixie, and hun
dreds of others have lived by it,
lived jovously in the unknown
liltipg gladness of the indescrib
%o the NEA writer it was odd
that the song was written be
fore Civil war and noting the
item W. D. Babinston. Shelby
map, adds a bit of information
concerning the writing.
ft was written by Dan Emmet,
a minstrel show player, and
written in New York; natives of
the big town perhaps know it
not. The show with which Em
met was travelling at the time
wag* wintering in the metropolis
an! Emmett through the writ
ing ip his spare-time soon re
ceived $500. That was all in mo
nejj, but before he passed on he
never realized iust what he had
*ri#tt the world. The writer of
Dixie is last remembered in Pix
%», an aged man with the A1
When he died it was his r i
chest that Dixie be played as he
was lowered to his last resting
place. Perhaps after 411 the crea
tor was repaid—repaid through
ithe lilting inspiration of the im
The negro who introduced
the "chain-gang bow” in comt
here had a safer knot on his leg.
Local realtors say spring
'orrspects are better than ever
ibefore. Perhaps they’re impou
;ing the prospects from Florida,
where George Abernethy savs
ihe shine boys get rich from the
dirt thev take from shoes.
Dr. Rankin, in charge of the
Duke endowment fund for hos
pitals, found only one objection
to the Shelby hospital. It dees
cot have enom/h patients. Per
haps the good doctor forgot our
H'matic conditions and the fact
that we seldom get sick here
There's talk of more Seaboard,
extension. Locally. and from
Charlotte west, the best thine?
the Seaboard could do by the
section would be to put on a
through Pullman service. Man
ager Vanstorv, of Cleveland
Springs hotel, says the biggest
handicap in bringing the tour
ists and vacationists into our sec
lion is the lack rf Pullman serv
ice. And bringing jn these folks
is row the major interest of the’
section westward of Charlotte—
Shelby, Ruthcrfordton, Chimney
DUKE’S FID FOR GREAT
Sons of Trinity, now called
Duke, will read with interest th>
article in the current issue of
McNaupht’s dealing with the
ore sportive future of the great
Duke University, with what it
Ltts. will receive and what
should he made of it.
The article was written for
McNamrht’s by Louis I. Jaffc.
an old Trinity graduate. row
editor of the Virgini»-Pik)t.
Duke from a material stand
point will be excelled by few uni
versities in the world and in hi -1
woven way Jaffe speaks of
handicaps that rrav ba*- nresthre
md theories of overcoming han
The fin«d paragraph of the ar
"T>nkp has great wealth and a greet
> nry-int in which to do useful work.
For the work in the vineyard it needs I
no further preparation. For the more
exacting work in the higher reaches
of scholarship, for the service which
alone can make a name for it among
the world’s great seats of learning, it
needs chiefly two things—complete
autonomy anil time.”
Jaffe’s article should be of
much interest to the Carolines
in general. Buck Duke and the
industrial progress of the Caro
Iinas and their people made th ;
great university possible.
Mine Yields Itum.
Joplin, Mo.—A veritable whiskey
mire—an elaborate electrically drip
ped distillery 250 feet under ground in
a sunposed lead and zinc mine at Pich
er, Oklahoma, near here—was discov
ered and confiscated by Oklahoma en
The distillery had a capacity of 10 ■
000 gallons and dry agents estimated
i's vah’c at 825,000. It v.a found i
the drifts of the mine within forr
block of the main business section of
1 leher. No arrests have been made.
Four wooden vats, each with a ca
pacity of 10,000 gallons, were found
1,1 the upper drift of the mine, and
four huge copper stills were found in
another drift fifty feet lower. Elec
tric pumps to force the finished pro
duct into a cooling tank in the upper
drift were found in the lower drift.
■. here was a selret connection with a
i ;ty water line an 1 a secret entrance
terough a private garage to the mine
shaft, where an electric hist was used
to reach the mine chambers.
The distillery is believed to be one
of the largest discovered in the United
. tates since the dry law went into ef
^ on seem to have had a serious
sa> l the bandaged person.
‘‘I tried to c'.imp a tree in my motor
“What did vou do the* for?”
‘Must to oblige a lady who was
driving anoth"r car. She wanted to
ure the road.”
SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, FRIDAY
NIGHT, JANUARY 29, Shelby, N. C.
Auspices Woman’s Club end High School
MARK BYRON, INC., Presents
“Nadina of Paradise Isle”
A ROMANTIC PLAY IN 3 ACTS
BY LINCOLN OSBORNE—WITH
Supported by the Original Cast and Only Company,
This Lxotic Play of the Tropics in Native Costum os and
Gorgeous Scenic Investiture..
Mail Orders Filled Now.
Scat Sa'e Opens Monday
Prices: Orchestra $1.50,
$1.00. Balcony 75c, 50c. '
To The Mothers An
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