Mill Making Thread
That is an interesting story that
comes from Shelby to the effect that
a cotton mill there ha a changed its
product from the usual type of yarn
to domestic cotton thread, a product
that is necessary in every house
hold in the land. It develops that
all the present supply of domestic
thread is made in Conneetieutt and
is sold through New York agencies.
This monopoly has rot been chal
lenged and the price has been slip
ped up until ten cents is paid by the
user for a spool of 200 yards. The
^helby mil! finds it can make a pro...
fit by putting up a spool of 400 yard.
to sell for ten cents.
This is an example of the gradual
diversification of the products ot
Southern factories, especially those
i f North Carolina. In Lexington we
have seen' something of the trans
formation. Furniture factories here
where a few years ago only the
brazenly cheap sort of furniture we •
made are now making products tha*
stack up well along with the best cf
their class that Grand Rapids or
any other place - an afford. Cotton
mills that almost created a sensatioi
when they began making cloth that
could be used in underwear now
nuietly go about their way making
the cloth for dress shirts, fancy
goods for women's dresses and even
draperies of exquisite loveliness for
milady’s boudior. And they are be
ing furnished ready for use almost
vi’hin sound of the whistle of the
mill where they are made.
While the gradual diversify utioti
is most gratifying, it is yet not ra
pid enough. Too many products Have
to be shipped in here that might bit
ter be made here, ana re these mar;'
j.-wbrem that the a. uih has not yet
vtudured into. The v ore things rjv
South can make tret are real.- for
the co’inimmers c*e the more mil.
.-tn.itial will he the prosperity of i:?
it.! -sir » life.
Hindus Bathe With
Clothes on in Rites
The item ef information that the
Tibetan Lamas nor; visiting England
indulge in only one -.wash a year sug
' rests a state of primeval savagery to
car Western ideas cf what is right
and proper. But in various parts of
the world strange customs, prevail
which to the practical mind would be
classed as sheer madness, say the
L noon Post.
Tv is probably news to many that
1 ieh-caste Hindus take their daily
hath with their clothes on! And yet
it ts a fact. Their religion compels
them to have a bath daily. They will
neither touch nor eat: anything before
having their bath. It is considered in
decent to. bat lie naked, oven within
t'-' ir own houses, and a rich zimindnr
< r a poor Barman obeys the same
Men, women and children are gen
erally seen bathing in open wells
tanks or on seashores with dhoties on.
A. dfcoty is a piece of white cloth about
s’x to right yards long, wrapped n
•'ond the body. After the bath they
iirst wrap a dry dhotv around there
;nd let the wet one slip from under
refth, so that they neither expose
t n.c-ir body not let the dry doth get
wot. Even when traveling they man
age to have their daily bath at sta
t ons where the trains halt for about
Aiost of the rail way companies
’ nve wells near such stations spec
ially for that purpose, and the spre
lablc of this strange religious rite
being carried out with unfailing re
gularity is one which causes Wes
tern people to marvel at such zeal.
Twelve boys who are members of
the cotton club in Lee County made
an average yield of 1.499 pounds of
seed cotton per acre last year.
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT.
Whereas God in his infinite wis
ooni has seen fit to take unto Himself,
<n January 7th, 1926, our beloved
■Wtor, Mrs. I .W. Blanton of South
Shelby, a most faithful member of
I cFayette Street M. E. Church,
She was a lovely Christian woman,
< evout, faithful attendant at church
Sunday school, a member of the
■lissionary society and had served as
a member of the Board of Stewards of
toe LaFayette Street church.
interest in the church and abil
ity to lead was .po much to her cred
't and our love for her is so great
'hat we so keenly miss her cheerful
presence that we resolve:
First—That in the passing of our
oear sister and co-laborer our Sun
day school class and Soeie.ties have
lost one of our most loyal, consecrat
ed members and a woman of a most
lovable Christian character.
Second—That we most humbly sub
unt to the will of Him who doeth all
Cungs well. We commend to all our
members her life of marked devotion
*Td, self-sacrifice to the cause of
( hrict, and we desire to emulate her
<-ample of faithfulness and seek to
catch, inspiration from her life.
Third—That we extend to the be
reaved husband, brother and sisters
our love and deepest sympathy in
i heir sore bereavement and pray God
may constantly be with them and His
ucver failing grace sustain and keep
Fourth—That a copy of these reso
lutions he sent to the family,, a copy
spread upon the minutes of the Su
sanna Wesley Class, a copy be sent
to the N. C. Christian Advocate ami
a copy of the Cleveland Star for pub
Mrs. Sam Ellis,
Mrs. C. A. Morrison,
Miss Ottie Smith,
Mrs. A. S. Raper, Committee.
FANNIE HI RST NOTED
WRITER VISITS WEST
ERN PART OF STATE
Asheville, Jan. 21.—Fannie Hurst
famous novelist, and her husband
Jacques Danielson, noted pianist,
who arrived in Asheville Monday
morning are now in Tryon, stopping
at P :ie Crest Inn, it was learned
yesterday. No information has been
received as to the h ngth of time the
couple will spend at Tryon, but it h
indicated that they will return to
Asheville before leaving western
North < arolina. Reports are to the
effect tnat the author and her hus
band are impressed with tpe beauty
of the Carolina mountains, n
WALES STICKS ON ins HORSE
London. —The Prince of Wales,
"ho is one of the most eager follow
ers of hounds in the Whole of hi:; fa
ther s English domain, is riding much
better this year than last. Thus far
there is no record of the heir apnam
ent having taken any nasty tumbles
such as he experienced last season
and he has hunted with all the first
class packs in England.
News of Interest
(Special to The Star. ) (
Rev. Mr. Cook preached to a large
crowd Sunday. Ilis subject was “Re
pent”. It was enjoyed by all.
Mr. Clarence Dixon of Charlotte
visited his father Sunday, Mr. Watt
Mr. Tom Blalock of Charlotte vi
sited Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Blalock
Mr. Sam Barber and Cradle Lail
visited A. V. and Andrew Wat ter son
Mis res Gladys Blalock and Bon
nie McGinnis, spent Sunday with
Misses Marie and Leora McDaniel.
Mr, and Mrs. Edgar Bril and little
daughter spent the week end with
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Ball of Gas
• Misses Bertha and Vert a Lail spent
the week end with their brother Mr
M 0. Lail of Shelby.
Mr. ar.d M;v. Fred Wright spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mr.-. L. G. B!a
Mr. h! Mr.;. 7. P. Lail of Shelby
spent Sunday with his narents Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Lail.
A U TOM OBI tE H i SIN E 3S
IS LARGEST INDUSTRY
The automobile businer^ is the
largest industry in the country, ac
cording: to the United States depart
ment of commerce, the rating being
based on the whol- ale value of the
The wholesale va,lue of the record
15*25 pfbd’Yctkr. is estimated r.f £3,
In the opinion t • - : nt (
Clifton. pre-ssckr.t " the National Au
tomobile chamber of commerce. tito
pear 1020. viewed from the immediate
automotive standpoint of the nation,
cr from 'the priioci: of tin; average
family. holds a w'crld of promise.
It tv ill- rrovide:
Lo'.v-nrked, high-quality meter
bra RSTtottaf ioi}'.
More efficient, . mere comfortable
Continued dsvclepai'ctit of ev.r na
tions’ resources. ' ,
Foreign busineaii which . will li:lp
the trade of ourselves and of the
,ECK & STEPHENS7
Certified Public Accountants
Gastonia. N. C.
Systems — Audits — In
Income Tax Specialists.
mm ALL OVER
iatly'Gays Sfce Toe’: Cardci cad
Never Such Improve
ment—Was So Week
"Weathersby, ’lies.—Mrs. James M.
Hall, of this place, writes that she
was “getticr; weaker all the time'’
when Cardul, the woman’s tonic,
was first brought to her attention.
After she had takan Cartful a while,
she writes that she "never did sec
such an improvement.”
“I suffered all the time and had
pains all over,” says Mrs. Hall. “I
was so weak I could not stand. My
Skin was cold and flabby. I did
not have any color. I had always
been a very active woman—used to
outdoor exercise, walking and going
where I pleased, and to get down,
not ablo to gat myself a drink, was
indeed a hardship.
“Nothing seemed to help me, till
1 began on Cardui. Tho first bottla
seemed to strengthen me, and I
sent for five more. By the tiino
I had taken these, f was on my
feet, going around, doing my work,
gained in health and strength.
“I took two more bottles, and I
am well and strong. Can work my
garden. I haven’t had any more
WEBB THEATRE ALL THIS WEEK.
“THE ORIGIN OF LEATHER”
Is very interesting. You will enjoy the
Every school child in Shelby and Cleve
land County should see this picture.
“WHERE PRICES SATISFY”
SHELBY, N. C.
We Have Reduced Our Entire
Line Of Heating Stoves.
7oti Can Buy A Stove From Ue
Now At Prices Ranging
J. D. Lineberger’s Son
Liquor Mixed In
Rev. J. A. Linn, the Cherryville
pastor, Who preached the funeral
sermon over the remains <>f the lata
Officer Painter, is reported to have
said that ‘JO per cent of the' men of
the Cherryville section were engaged
in violation of the prohibition act.
His was a severe arraignment of
the men who were responsible for
the death Of the populai officer, it
is a well known fact that t maity
bootleggers who come into Gaston
county courts come from that gener
al section of the county. Most of the
illicit btismcma probably originates
in the South Mountains. Wheroever
; it begins, it always ends in tragedy
< r ruin. It ought to be stopped and
j the good people of Gaston county
can stop it if they will rise up in
! their wrath and demand that the vio
I la tors be punished to such a degree
that tiny vvtil not soon be caught
KING NO LONGER
New York.— King Alfonso, of
Spain, whose dancing exploits at the
It veieria won him no little interna
tional repute, is no longer the tire
l I-ess dancer he used to be says Alex
anderP. Moore former ambassador
“Whoa 1 noticed this,” Mr. Moore
told the National Institute of Social
acietiecn last flight, “I asked him a
“Mr. Ambassador,” Mr. Moore
said the King answered. “1 hove
carried' more tonnage, about the dance
floor limn any other man in Europe.
I feel that I have done my share.”
Hurry—What did Schrani say when
•or give him the brandied cherries
we rent to elms;* Ids convalescence?
George—lie raid ho was afraid he
was not ntf '.v.'; enough to eat the
fruit, but in- appreciated the spirit
in which it. was sen .
All Kinds Of
Here are hundreds of bargains in beautiful dress fabrics-table
damask, etc. An opportunity that home dressmakers will be de
lighted with. Our January Sale has left us with an accumulation
of short lengths, though there are many dress lengths in the as
sortment. Now they must be cleared out regardless of former price.
All kinds of fabrics in the season’s favored colors and patterns.
Come and pick out some of these remnant bargains.
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Special Display of the New
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P. F. GRIGG
SHELBY, N. C.