There’s hope now. The world is
Crowing better. In re proof: The
gang atthe drugstore over the week
end discussed the Bible, that is an
entertaining discussion closely con
nected with Bible characters.
Remember the story of Delilah,
cutting Samson’s hair and how Sam
Son lost his gigantic strength there
by? (perhaps the story will come
black to you from Bible pictures if
you haven’t refreshed yourselves
lately from the real tert). Anyway
there are those who say that wo
men who shingle their hair nowa
days lose their strength as did Sam
son. Do you think to?
In London lart week a tug-of-war
was staged between bobbed hair gHs
and lassies with urtrimmed locks. The
Mebbe they do. That i • lose their
strength in a way. But taking it up
from the angle of strength with w:n
it seems ss if the bobs ere distinctly
ahead of their unshorn sister*. Of
course, it is a matter of taste, hut
eo numerous are the bobs now that
taste must la governed by necessi
It is noticed in the pc pars that a
meeting was held laet week in Salis
bury for the purpose of organ king
to boost and advertise Western Caro
lina. The advance notice stated that
Shelby would be represented. So far
as we have heard that was just how
close Shelby got to the meeting.
A local man approached the other
day regarding a general advertising
program for Shelby and Cleveland
Springs came back: “Now how
much d’y’spose that’ll enhance the
value of my property which in about
aofar from Cleveland and Shelby?”
They’re all for general town boost
ing if it gently turns the shekels into
their private bank accounts, but
when it comes to improving things
generally—Well, lot John do that.
And John generally feels the same
The one hops left is that friend
Marshall, he who raw something to
the future of Cleveland Springs and
decided to develop it, will bo a reg'V
lar advertiser. Down in Florida
they’re wise to the fact that when
the town or city in general is ad
vertised that everybody profits.
Education in many things takes
Local alumni of the state un'ver
sity, including such athletic fallow-1
ers as Wythe Royster ami Max Card
ner, have been receiving letters from
university authorities asking for
suggestions regarding a coach to(
rueceed Bill Fetzer, resigned. Take
the men that have plnyed football
and know—such as “Casey” Morris,
Johnny Hudson, Dick Gurley and
Red Johnson—and they’ll tell you
the best suggestion the university
could have followed would have been
that of keeping Bill Fetser. Ac- (
qualnted with football and coaching
such authorities should be given (
just as much hearing as a few dis- j
contended fans, who perhaps drop
ped a ten-spot or so gambling.
Then in the next few days, or
right now, suggestions will be in or- j
der for someone to succeed Hank
Garrity us Wake Forest athletic di
Local folks answering both ap
peals are prone to wander into sug
gesting come big Yale, Princeton, or
Notre Dame player. These self same
ruggestors will argue all day that
th;s state produces just as good foot
ball players as any state. If such be
the case the same idea should pre
vail as to coaches,. Why don't they
suggest North Carolina products to
Carolina and Wake Forest?
Dick Gurley, Casey Morris, Red ■
Johnston, Dick Kirkpatrick, Shprty
Lawrence and others—they were no,
slouches while in college and since;
have made good records as coaches j
considering their schools and mater
Yes, use homeproducts. That’s
patriotic. And its just as patriotic
we suppose to get outsiders to help
us make use of our products. There
is little more to brag about in run.
ning outside coaches than in bringing
Local fans in suggesting coaches
for their alma mater will not follow
the suggestion outl: ned, but we'll not
be disappointed. Ws didn’t expect
them to. *
The present generation of Shelby
women may not feel as if they arc
entitled to suffrage, but don’t for a
minute think the one growing up
will feel that way. No one should
expect them to sidetrack for the
men for they are showing their cap
ability. For instance of the 74 pupils
at the high sfchool here making the
honor roll last month 57 were girls,
era about town are thinking ot >e
curing a new patent on a medium of
attaining the headlines. Not many
years since a nmn had to bite a dog,
kiss Ins mother-in-law or kill some
one to get in the headlines. Nowadays
if you’ll notice Red and the others
all you have to do is boost a liver
Our latest propaganda from Flori
da is sub-divided below:
Gently but firmly, grasp I, my
trusty typewriter in hand, poising it
above this virgin sheet; the purpose
of which is to annoy the poor pub
lieque and thou. (Neatly done, eh?).
— — Ilm—
The reason for this is that I re
ceived a letter from there, wonder
ing why they hadn’t seen me in the
‘Clumn’ of late.—Ah my dear pub
lik—As the old maid sod. after a five
minutes frantic search for lur upper
bridge work, while a shielcy book
‘ngunt’ waited ut the door, “Tee heo,
sorry but I was preoccupied.
Well speaking of grocery stores,
they are getting on right nicely here.
Cackle-berries, (cold-storage too),
;\ivty per dozen, solid milk, the same
Other things are in proportion.
They are having a real estate
boom down here,—oh you have heard
of that. Reely its wonderful, the
shine boys grow independent for life
by saving the dirt they get off shoes.
Also, we have had lately, accord
in gto the local natives, very cold
weather. Why, it was actually 38 dgs.
the other aniil shewed one of the
naff sun.?,—bright fellow y’ kna'w
—' a letter from Asheville, wherein
stated temperature war. three below.
I dashed madly and procured for
him a package of Wrigleys k-eping
him from chattering his teeth out.
The fish are biteing good and so
are fish: From the look of the south
bound traffic, they are being born
at n better rate than one a minute.
Herewith I discontinue, remain
yous till nil the Reailator signs in
Fla, are taken down.
G. G. ABERNATHY,
P. S. Usual reg’ds to the gang.
A Commffl) Kapnssion Now
Being Heard In She by Hosnes,
In 1 he Offices, Hums Of
Business And On The SiredU.
What’s It All About?
Ycm* Health, of Course
Nowadays most of us art-;
j ly concern 'd about three things
n lids life-—health, wealth anil hap-1
pii.ess. The most important, of i
:ourse, is health, as we realize with- |
iut health, wealth and happiness are
hardly possible. Did you ever notice ^
a hen friends meet they will say?
Tlp.w are you feeling?” The best
in man or woman wishes us health.
It is easier to keep when you have |
it than find after you have lost it.
Many thousands of Shelby and Cleve
land county people certainly are
realizing this important fact. When
Shelby friends meet now' they say
‘How are you feeling?" and the
usual response is: ‘Feeling fine—
am taking HERB JUICE.”
Who would have thong/.t it?
Over 200,000 bottle of HERB JUICE
have been sold in Shelbv and sut
rounding territory since its introduc
tion a short time ago, a record never
before established by any other medi
cine. More Shelby people are now
t iking HERB JUICE than perhaps'
nil other medicines combined- Them
is a reason. A prominent Shelby
druggist remarked to one of the offi
riuls of the HERB JUICE labora
tories a few days ago: “During all
my years of experience as a druggst
I never saw anv preparation sell and
repeat like HERB JUICE. Of course,
I know,” he continued, “you can ad
II jfise most anything and sell it
once, but when the best people of
Shelby come into my store, as they
are doing, and buy HERB JUICE, it
convinces me you have a remedy of
superior merit.” It has been said that
merit alone made HERB JUICE fam
ous. Through its almost unbelievable
healing and restoring powers it has
convinced the most skeptical ones
that it 13 truly the greatest tonic
laxative yet discovered. It is not ful
some praise to sav that merit alone
made HERB JUICE famous, but this
statement is based on the fact that
thousands of people have made signed
statements of being restored to health
and strength through the use of
HERB JUICE. After other medi
cines and treatments had failed.
“The best medicine in the world,” j
is the way they express themselves i
and constipation, indigestion, nor- J
vousness, stomach and liver disorders ;
yield quickly to its healing powers, j
Through its free action on the bow-j
els HERB JUICE cleanses the sys
tem, invigorates the digestive organs,
assists nature in the perfect assim- *
Ration of food, restores lost appetite
lost energy and vitality, insures goodj
health. Health « years to enjoy; then]
wealth easily obtained, happiness ]
follows—if you take HERB JUICE,
the road to health, w ealth acd happi-j
ness.'—For sale at Riverie Drug Co.]
Think what would happen if all
that feeling in Texas was nueexed in
to a mall statt.
Mail makes the h:>ucc, woman the
home and Ford the flivver to Stay
away from them in.
f 1 Au'omobilists ure not the only
'person who may run people down.
There are the ladies’ sewing circles.
A new appliance discharges laugh
ing gas through the exhaust of an
auto so as to change the resentment
cf pedestrians to harmless mirth
When you see a tree torn down
these days. Frank Lee say -, you nev
er know if it was lightning or ar. I
My hill-climbing jitney.
Is itself a paradox.
It’s always boosting hardest.
Just when it hardest knocks.
E. P. Champion says, “The for
tune teller told me I was going on a
journey and would meet with good
fortune. 1 guess she means when I
drive to town to-morrow I will find
a place to park my car.”
Group insurance in time may eov
. er “all who ride in fiivver No. 87G,
•V hardened mortorist ran down a
"Hey.” he shouted, “while you're
under there, take a look at rr.y brake
"The poor Kvo greater faith in
Providence." Well, they need it,
snaps Jke Berger. They’re pedes
At present rate of production,
Forrest Luts, it will soon be almost,
impossible for a pedestrian to ford
A hick town is a place where SO
per cent of the people own their
own homes, have automobiles, radios
and bank accounts and live to a ripe
Some day some genius will put
balloon tires on rocking chairs.
A stout woman drove up to a fills
ing static n,
"I want two quarts o.f o>l," she
“What kind, heavy?’’ asked the at
“Say, young mad, qon’t got fresh
with me," .was the indignant re
If some folks should pay as they
go those behind them would, have to
\have bumpers to keep from being
i backed into.
Actress has sued six-day bicycle
rider for divorce. Well, they’re cer
tainly great rounders, those boys.
A Motorist’s Lament
The guy I have always wanted to
A guy so far I never have met.
Is the low-down, pop-eyed, rabbit
Who thinks every corner is made to
‘‘Go’s icky honey bunch is oo?”
she softly cooed.
As he let go h Y hold on the steer
ing wheel to grasp this golden op
portunity properly, the car lunged
into a ditch. Crawling out and dig
ging the mud from his eyes, he gur
Taxies or taxes, they cost a lot
without going very fair.
“Was your new car built to make
the hills in high?”
“No, it was built to make the girls
Some of the “Rent a Car” places
could change their names to “Steal
u Car Garage,” as so many hire the
cars and forget to come back—or
With a lot of money already going
to him that should go for milk for
the babies Ford proposes that the
co'.v be abolished.
With the New Rich
Mrs. Moneycoins, accompanied by
her young son, had gone to the re
ception the evening before. She had
“worn her newly purchased and—so
hoped —quite dazzling jewels.
She was anxious to know if they
had created the expected sensation.
“Did you see my sunburst last
night?’’ she inquired of her neigh
‘ No, I didn't,” was the caustic re
ply. “But 1 certainty thought he
would if he ate another bite.”
“Mother,” asked little Marjorie,
“why did that man take away the
“Because, dear, replied mother,
feeling there was no reason to tell
her a falsehood, because it wasn’t
pa d for.”
“That afternoon Marjorie came
running in from the front yard cry
ing like her little heart would
break. “Mother,” she screamed.
“Th’s —the doctor’s coming. Isn’t
th’—-the baby pad for. either?”
The Cpr vrt 'osiiion
The toucher. war instructing the
•class in th« r’:d'm< nts of the 'English
language; “John,” .‘he said, “make a
sentence using the word “indisposi
tion” John, who was e vidently of a
pugilistic turn of mind, assumed an
aggressive poo and, announced.
“When yous want to fight, you stand
i 1 dis position.”
Storekeeper: “Dear me, did you
fail down the steps?”
Customer: “Yea, but it’s all right.
I was going down anyway.
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More Boll Weevils
Coming Than Usual
Washington.—More cotton boh
weevils are hibernating this winter
than during any other years of re
cord, with the exception of 1926, says
a department of agriculture survey
ard cotton belt farmers are warn
ed that unless unfavorable weather
conditions for the weevils occur a
more severe infestation than usual
may he expected next spring.
The statement declares that far
mers should not be concluded from
comparative immunity from weevils
they have enjoyed for the past two
years that this condition is likely to
exist in 1926.
The department studies of weevils
hibernation this year were made in
Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina
r.nd South Carolina. At Tallulah, La.,
v here records have been kept since
1915, the number of live weevils
found per ton of Spanish moss is
’280. This compares with 16 in 1924.
In southern Louisiana the average
figure is 1,681, which is characterized
by the department as “enormously
high.” In North Carolina the average
is 430. South Carolina and Georgia
show lighter counts, respectively 39
and 40. These figures, the department
says, do not mean that any such
number of weevils will survive until
summer, but they do give first in
dex to the number which nay bs in
existence to start infestation in the
She—“Remember you ? Of course
I do. Didn’t we meet at that ghastly
party at the Jenkinsops?”
He—^“Quite likely. My name is Jen
(Continued from first page.)
Hocy paid she was still climbing. He
urged the Chamber of Commerce to
development of Western North Caro
lina as well as the industrial devel
opment. He said that the cotton in
dustry in North Carolina was second
to only one State in the Union Mass
achusetts, and he believes that before
long it will be the first cotton state
in America. More industries are com
ing to ihe South because conditions
lime better for production Mr.
Ilooy found pride in the fact that.
Winston-Salem was the fifth city in
the whole United States in amount
of taxes it paid to the Federal Cov
ernment. He gave other figures to
show that North Carolina was climb- ,
it.g to the front. He said there are
7').000 students in the High schools
of this state, and last year there
were 10,000 graduate. Only tl per
sons out of 1,000 die i t North Caro
i'na a year, he deriarof. - 'i his state
has ft healthy climate. Mr. Hoey was
proud of the justness of this State,
and the court system that bespoke
BE KIM) TO SNAKES
Washington.—While biologists of
the Department of Agriculture agree
that Saint Patrick may have driven
all the snakes out of Ireland, they
contend that superstitious fear of
snakes in this country has led to per.
sistent belief in various baseless
myths about the habits of different
The “hoop snake” and “stinging
sr.ake’’ traditions are among these.
The hoop snake, the biologists say
icredit'd with the power to fom
itself into a hoop and roll in pursuit
of it:; victim with race horse speed.
If the victim dodges and a tree is
truck b.v the hoop snake, the tree is
said to be sure to die.
The stinging snake myth appar
ently originated more than 200 yea s
ago. It was based on the appearance
of the horn snake which is harmless.
The tail of this snake has the shape
of a horn or spike, but it is quite
incapable of piercing or stinging any
The myth of snakes sucking cows
is entirely untenable, the biologists
Man (to young clerk behind coun
ter): “Are you the head of this btrei
Clerk (who is the grocer’s son):
“No, I’m only the heir of the head.’’
Always A Wise
Dodge Brothers, Inc., have announced astonishingly
iow nmv prices.
They have announced important refinements in their
product. Always building an exceptional car, they
are now building better than ever.
Better in many ways—in beauty, comfort, driving, vis
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The simultaneous offering of lower prices and vital im
provements is made possible by a gigantic expansion
of buildings and equipment.
Ten million dollars so invested permit great savings
through vastly increased volume and efficiency.
Part of these savings goes into further betterment of
the car. The other part goes directly back to the buyer
—in the form of a price reduction that staggered the
Those who chose Dodge Brothers M&tor Car in the
past invested their money wisely.
Today they invest more wisely than ever before.
Touring Car.. $875
Roadster . $855
Type-B Sedan ...$1045
Special Type-A Sedan. $1280
Panel Commercial Car.$960
Screen Commercial Car .$885
South LaFayette Street.