BELWOOD BOYS SCOUTS
CALLED TO MEET THURSDAY
All members of Bel wood Boy
Scout troop No, X are requested to
meet at Briwood school building
Thursday night, October 25, at 7
o'clock. 4* ~
Try Stiur Job Printing
Nature Intended every organ
muscle and • gland In the body to
bo strong; vigorous and healthy,
but wheea tM nerves are pinch
ed in the spine (see second nerve
in cut) there b an interference
with the natural life, nerve force
flowing freely from the brain
down to the spine to the muscle,
organ or gland the pinched nerve
supplies. Ton see your trouble
is not in the spine but on the in
side where the nerve ends.
Chiropractic Spinal Adjust
ments are the only thing that
will remove this nerve pressure
allowing nature to produce
strength and healthy action of
the weak internal organs.
Dr. B. M. Jarrett
Office Phone US — Res. 324-B
Office Hours S:30-12 M. — 2 to
Royster Bldg., Room 3, Shelby
— Tenth Tear Practice —
When*jt Is a matter of Gas
or Oil superiority. That
position undoubtedly be
longs to us. Don’t take just
our word for it. Judge by
any standard or compari
son yOu please. The strict
er your test the more firm
ly will our position be es
tablished. To use Sinclair
Gas and Opaline Oil in your
car means satisfaction plus.
Found Guilty of Sewer Graft
Maurice E. Connolly, ex-borough president of Queens (New
York), is shown smilingly entering his automobile to go home
after being found guilty with Frederick B. Seely, Queens engi
neer, of graft in connection with sewer contracts. Connolly
was sentenced to serve one year in prison and pay a tine of
$500, while Seely, Convicted by the same jury, obtained a stay
of sentence. - .
Straw Votes and Odds
In Betting Indicate
No Infallible Method Of Figuring
Washington.—Straw votes and
Unless he likes to believe what
the politicians say—and that is a!-:
ways embarrassing because such
fellows differ so—the common ordi
nary every-day garden variety of
voter has to depend on such weath
er vanes as those when he seeks to
look beyond election day.
Hoover Is the favorite in the bet
ting odds and he Is generally run
ning ahead in the more extensive
straw votes. Are these facts align
ed with a somewhat, common belief
among non-partisan observers that
Hoover is reasonably sure to be
elected? They are. Do they spell
certain defeat for Smith? They
If there were any infallible meth
od of determining the result of a
presidential election well in ad
vance there would be a falling off
of enthusiasm as the Republican
and Democratic toreadors ap
proached the finale. But instead of
that one finds in these last days
that both parties are girding for a j
Governor Smith, especially, is
credited with the belief that the
result can be determined in the
fortnight before election. And as if
to admit that he might possibly be
right, the Hoover strategists have
also reserved their greatest broad
sides for the closing days.
Both parties wait almost until
election eve to throw their most
important wads of money into the
precincts: the only difference thir
year Is that the Democrats, as well
as the Republicans, appear to have
all they need.
How occurate are the , betting
odds, Judging from past records?
Well, as a general thing the Wall
Street betting commissioners have
managed to name the winner. But
the odds generally change during
the campaign. Sometimes they just
get bigger and bigger and sometimes
j they shorten. In the tall of 1916
| they tell from 2 to 1 on Hughes to
10 to 7 and finally on the eve of the
election, to 5 to 4, On election day
most of the New York betting was
on an even money basis.
Cleveland was the favorite over
Harrison in 1888. but in 1884 and
1892 the Wall Street favorite won
| Bryan was a slight favorite in the
j summer of 1896. but the odds shift
ed to McKinley in early fall.
McKinley was a 4 to 1 favorite in
1900, Roosevelt 5 to 1 in 1904 and
Taft 8 to 1 in 1908. In these cases
the tavorite bettors were cautious
at first and lengthened the odds
subsequently; the failure of the odds
against Smith to lengthen appre
ciably may indicate a feeling of
greater uncertainty. They foresaw
the Republican landslides of 1920
and 1924, however, as 'election eve j
odd against Cox and Davis were 10
to 1 and 15 to 1.
It may be worth noting that the;
1880 election bets were 3 to 1 on
Garfield, as they now are on Hoo
ver. but that Garfield’s popular
majority over Hancock was only
Summing up, it may be suggest
ed that the betting odds are one of
the best political barometers we
have, but that they are by no
means Infallible, especially in ab
normal years. Representing the
judgment of men who are willing to
risk hard cash on their judgment,
they are more reliable than the ir
responsible claims of professional
Women Taking Big
Interest In Races
Feminine Sex Talking Polities As
Never Before This
Washington.—Women are playing
bridge, doing household chores.
Working in cities, villages and on
farms this autumn as usual, but they
are talking politics, and talking it
as never before.
From are end of the land to the
other the feminine is taking an in
terest in 1928 presidential election
which overshadows the hum drum
routine and the every day corner- j
sation of other years.
It would seem, on the face of it,;
that the w omen are out to beat j
someone or to elect someone to the j
presidency of the United States on i
November 6 Both sides believe the j
charm of the woman voters’ smile j
is turned toward their candidate. j
The wise speculators are not bet-1
ting any money on this important j
phase of the campaign.
Women are taking important j
parts in directing the campaign of!
Herbert Hoover and Alfred E
Smith. Women are on the national
committees; the party headquarters
are tilled with them: the radio is
choked with the voices of young wo
men and old pleading for support
for Hoover or for Smith; they are
talking on street cars. In the sub
ways. across neighborly fences, over
the dinner table, and everywhere
about the prospects of the Republi
can and Democratic tickets. and
nearly everybody has a choice.
In the old days the first Tues
day in November was looked upon
by the women as any other Tues
day, with sauce of curiosity to whet
their appeties for election news.
This year, from all indications, they
jumping into the fight feet first,
with theft own convictions and de
termined to take a major part in
choosing the man who will guide
the destinies oi the republic for the!
next four years.
Demonstration Club ''loots. Infor
mal Party. Personals Of Peo
ple Moving About.
special to The Star '•
Boiling Springs. Oct. - Mr?
Bertha Hamrick, apd Mrs. p J
Hamrick had as their dtnn- .• gu >
Saturday . evening the -followink:
Prof, and Mrs. J D. Huggins. Or
and Mrs. J H. Davis, Rev, and Mrs.
J. L. Jenkins and Mr. and Mrs J.
H. Jones. A most elegant four course
dinner was served in faultless .-iyle
The Home Demostration club me:
at the home of Mrs. O. P. Hamrick
Monday afternoon. There was no
drmonstation as Mrs. Wallace could
not attend. The regular business
meeting was held. A committee hr
investigating the side walk project
and for proposing plans v as ap
pointed as follows: Messr-, J. M
Walker chairman. O. E. Lee. J. Li;
Pruette. C. I. Putnam and L W
Hamrick. Recommendation- were
made tor the offices of prehdetjty
and vice presidency as follow? Mr-.
O. P. Hamrick president and Mr,
J. L. Pruette vice president at the
next meeting the officers for t'r.:
ensuing club year will .be elec o
All members are urged to attend.
The. Tongues and Need>s club
will meet with Miss Mabel Goode
Friday afternoon at the regular
The locai football team u ill ‘piny
the Oak Ridge team in Shelby Fri
The Senior B. Y P U had.::
most delightful hallowe'en ;u!
Saturday evening chaperoned b> Mr.
and Mrs. John Mints and >L-.
Rosuia Gngcr. The party met at a :
home in Boiling Springs from there
they were taken in ears about two.
miles over the Shelby road. They
then parked the cars, and walked
through a path to a spooky looking
house. All along the way ghosts ap
peared to direct the party. This
caused much excitement and fun.
The party was greeted at a window
by a ghost, and was directed into
a dark room. From that room, a
ghost took one at a time and led
them through a ghostly room in
which there were many strange
noises being made. Fortunes were
told by Miss Eunice Hamrick Many
interesting games were played and
the crowd was merry throughout the
entire evening. Apples and peanut:;
were served and at 10 o'clock the
guests went home. .
Mrs. Bertha Hamrick and Mrs, :
D J. Hamrick had a most delightful •
informal party at their home Mon- ,
day evening. A profusion c: lovely j
fall flow ers were arranged artisti-j
cajly in the hall and every room ;
Two contests were engaged in. The ‘
first was in finding partners. Each;
one received a slip of paper with
part of a song written on it The
ones with the corresponding parts,
were partner. Each couple then
were requested to sing their song.
Prof. H. G. Hammett received a
lovely bunch of marigold for having
performed the best, He was re- ;
quested to pin a flower on each I
guest. The musical contest followed. |
Miss Lorine Moody and Prof. H. G.
Hammett made the' highest score
and were given useful prizes, two
magazines. During the evening Miss
Woody sang several beautiful selec-;
lions. She was accompanied at the;
piano by Miss Goggm.
The hostesses assisted by MesV
dames H B. Greene and*Zeb Hoi-j
land and Miss Nancy Greene serv
ed a delicious salad and sweet i
course. v j
Mr. and Mrs. R. M White, Dr.
A. B. Holland and Mr. Hid ton Hol
land visited Messrs, Travis White ,
and Stanly Greene at Chapel Hill j
last Week. >
Miss Ayres of Forest City was the ;
week-end guest of Miss Coggins at
the Junior college.
Miss Sudie Hamrick of Caroleen
spent the week-end at homel
Miss Lucille Hamrick who is in
school in Rutherfordton spent the
week-end with home folk here. She
had as her guest Miss Allen ol
Mr, and Mrs- Dean White and
son. Billy and Miss Helen Crawford
spent the past week-end in Chesnee.
Mr. and Mrs, C. K Trout of near
Forest City, spent Sunday here with
FAMOUS U. S. STATESMAN'
NOW LIVES IN RETIREMENT
Gamerlel, Eng.^-Rumors that the
new Chinese government intend to
oust foreigners from the Chinese j
customs service draws attention to i
the fact that one of the most notable j
and highly honored officials the!
Chinese customs ever produced is an i
American, Dr. Ho,sea Balou Morse,'
who is now living here in retire- !
From 1874. the ' tar in which he •
received his degree at Harvard, t#
1907, he served in various .official
capacities in the Chinese customs,
finally becoming inspector general,
and later commissioner to the Chi
nese government, During that time
he was entrusted with many special
missions of international importance
From The Cincinnati Enqutrer.
In many colleges the alumni is a
body that pays the way of football
players and viciously criticises the
coaches hired to tram cm.
Old And Young Say Every Vote
In His Home County Should Go
for Max Gardner For Governor
Iii September The Ci( .eland ixtar,
published at Sii’iby. the. home oi
0 Max Gardner offered $30 in
ices for the reader writing the
cast Inters teli.iiK why every Cleve
hd county tnizen should rote for
>. native ; on as governor.
The first prize oi si’.'i v a. won by
T T Gladden an employee ot the
C.eveland Cloth mill. Shelby tex
,i!e and rayon plant, while Taft
Putnam. a Republican. wrote the
cond bo's; Utter why both Drmo
c.ats and Republicans should vote
, i: ardner ! our $5-dolJar pri as
went to the four children having
.he bis' letters among the several
Letters came in daring the con
test from businessmen and .woiucn.
dev, laborers, farmers, school Chil
dren textile mill employees, store
employees and people of other class
es from all sections of Mr. Gurd
nr's home county, where lit has
hved all Of his life and Is known
by practirally every one of. the more
than 30.000 citizens
The Gladden letter,, which won
first prate follows: ;
There are several reasons in m>
mind v. by citizens of Cleveland
1 cuntv should vote for O. Mux Gard
ner tor governor of North Caro
’ In the fir'd place it is the first
.me in the history of our county
that we have had the opportunity
of voting for one of our citizens for
this high offit e, and the matter of
county pride alone should bring oat
a record vote in Noiember.
■But this reason, appealing, as it
dees, from the standpoint of county
pride, is not by itself by any means
ilie man this ceunty is offering
tor the governorship has aided this
county in many wavs. He has re
mained in the county, giving of his
time and talents for its good. Ilis
experiments, successful as they were,
with farming have been of untold
good to Cleveland county, by show
ing the farmers how to increase
their yield by proper fertilizing and
diversifying. In this way he has
either directly or indirectly aided
every farmer in the county. Me i>
the matt responsible for the extend -
in« of electric light lines into the
many rural sections of this couniv.
By doing so, he has caused modern
methods of living to be availnbh*
to all, thus making the home life
of farmers and their families as
comfortable as that of their cite
"Not only have his activities been
confined to farming and the needs
of tlie farmer, but he has been i'.
moving spirit in many business ei.
ferprises, among them being man
factoring plants that he is dire. ;
connected w ith, the employees' hone
life and living conditions arc a pri
mary factor with him. bv giving
l etter homes to the people they in
turn give better citizenship to tl
•’Together witli these things, he
has had a notable career is a law
< er. .Making his home county ant!
town a place of pride has been a
paramount idea with him. The
people of Shelby and the entire
county can well point with pride
to t). Max Gardner as doer of things
for Cleveland county and the eit;
■'iris religions convictions are welt
known throughout the county. The
make him a man the citizens of
Cleveland can give to the state witli
pride. In his home chuwfht lie has
been teaching a Men's Bible class
lor a number of years. This organ
ization has grown until it is one of
the largest .Men's Bible classes in
the state. The then who make up
this class are men with whom he
has lived daily all of his life.
In all ho has tirelessly given of
his time and ability to the affairs
of this county so we, the people of
Cleveland county, know that he is
amply able, and to spare, to handle
the affairs of our state.
B. T. GLADDEN,
Care of < leveland Cloth Mill.
Sheiby. hi. C. *
COTTON BEIT FAVORS
AISTRIAN WINTER PEA
Spartanburg, -S. C.—The Austrian
winter pea, a new legume introduced
in this state m 1924. apparently is
A. ,4. MeKedwn, district farm
agent, says it "looks like1 a real find"
and seems to be meeting the le
gume requirements of the uppfr
cotton belt in a surprising manner.
Acreage has shown a steady in
The new pea is hardy and with
stands extreme cold. Its vigorous
growth allows a heavy fodder turn* ]
under. The high nitrogen content j
makes it very desirable as a soil I
builder and Its early growth makes
it possible to turn the vegetation un
der soon enough in the spring not
, to interferewith early cotton plant
ing. ' it 'is., suceiileht,. a quality re
sditing in quick decomposition and
early release of stored up plant j
WHY CARRY A WALLET or a purse
filled with money, subject to loss?
A CHECK BOOK is so easy, and such
a safe method of handling personal fi
nances, besides you will have a receipt
for your transactions.
COME IN and start your checking ac
count, and once you have it, you will
never want to be without its conven
ience and safety.
BRING IN YOUR COTTON CHECKS
AND DEPOSIT THEM.
First National Bank
SHELBY, N. C.
RESOURCES OVER FOUR AND A
HALF MILLION DOLLARS.
be well dressed
at small '~*st
Get the full season’s benefit from
your Fall and Winter Clothing. Buy
— MEN S SUITS -
Michaels-Stern and Schloss Suits,
known the world over as quality cloth
Other three piece suits at from—
$18.50 1,1 $25.00
— FELT HATS —
Stetson, Swan and other standard
brands — Prices
All the new colors and shades.
— SHOES AND OXFORDS —
Made by Selz and Nunn-Bush, guar
anteed all leather and superior wear
— NECKWEAR —
New Neckwear in a variety of pretty
$1.00 u $2.00
- OVERCOATS -
Biggest and best stock that we have
ever shown. New blues and grays, also
the fancy, patterns—
$17.50 t(l $32.50
All weights and styles of Under
wear, Shirts, Sox and other Haber
S. LaFayette St.