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WEDNESDAY', OCT. 24. 1928
Will Cleveland county make more than 45,000 bales of
'cotton? You answer—The Star is merely recording the an
swers for reference when the final ginning report is issued.
~ An item in The Cleveland Star of ten years ago reads:
-Cotton was bringing only 29 cents in Shelby today." AH
farmem who would stage a buck dance if it were only bring
% ^ ling that price now please raise their right hands.
test ? -•* : _
...Clyde Hoey speaking at Burnsville last week declared
that the Republican party hasn't developed a new idea in
601y$3rs. Admittedly we seldom differ with Mr. Hoey, but
we do on that statement: We figure that getting the Kluck
ers-to help throw mud at the Democratic candidates wa
somewhat novel procedure for them.
Shelby people should turn out-in large number? Satur
day to see the Boiling Springs college eleven play the fast,
Oak Ridge prep eleven at the city park. It is Shelby’s first j
college game and if the proper support is tendered the Bap
tist boys, and if the boys themselves can deliver, it should be
th'it JShelby will witness, several good college games next,
i* - ' !
' More than 40 Harvard professors have issued a state
^trrentiiy which they support the candidacy of Gov. Smith be
cause Athe best hope for a return to the liberalism of Roose
ir-l«klf>andHWilson lies in the election of Gov. Smith.” Of course
the Harvard professors are an ignorant lot and Ku Klux
lecturers, appearing here and there and most anywhere,
should be heeded rather than the professors?
| RADIO AND POLITICS
s,*pHE RADIO MAY HAVE been a boon to some people but
it surely was a double dose of hardship for the political
Kip-hooray artists. In the old days a campaigner could use
the same speech throughout the entire campaign as he had
a new audience each day, but nowadays with the audience
the next'rifght listening in on what he says tonight,.the speak-,
ec must get up an entire new line of whoopee by the next ’
evening. For some of them, if you’ll pardon us, it will be
quite a task.
“YOU TAKE YOUR CHOICE”
QLEVELAND COUNTY people should have no kick about
. their political whoopee this week. As the old colored fel
low said “you takes your choice and gees your way.”
All those who want to hear the Republicans lambasted
may go over to Kings Mountain Saturday afternoon and hear j
Cole Blease do it as few others can; those who would rather:
hfar the Democrats razzed may stay at home on the same!
afternoon and hear Jake Newell do it, and Jake can; then
thos$ not satisfied might turn out here Saturday night and
hear Judge Newby, coming under anti-Smith auspices, give
Gov. Alfred Smith heck.
Those who say they can hear only one side may hear
three sides in one day.
HOW IT MAY BE DONE
REPUBLICAN inquired here this week how he might
yote for 0. Max Gardner for Governor without touching
a Democratic ticket. The information tendered him was that
he could use the Republican State ticket by merely marking
through the name of the Republican candidate and writing
next to it Mr. Gardner’s name. The vote handled in that
manner will count for Mr. Gardner, and from general re
ports., cotping in from various sections of the county quite
a nuilber of patriotic county Republicans are going to do
. just that. This county would do well to honor Mr, Gardner
with every vote cast, not merely because he is a native son
but more so because his home county knows better than any
other that he is fitted to make a good governor.
Still, after thinking it over, perhaps some anti-Smith
Democrats might tender better information as to how the
ticket can be voted without voting it entirely.
BORAH IN CAROLINA
CENATOR BORAH’S visit to North Carolina apparently did
nqtturn so very many votes to Mr. Hoover. There seems
to us to be only one answer, and that answer is; not that Mr.
Borah is a poor speaker. He is one of America’s most enter
taining and convincing speakers, but in talking for Mr. Hoo
ver he must have had to talk with his fingers crossed, and a
man cannot be very convincing when he talks' in, such a mah
Mr. Borah drew good crowds in North Carolina and would
draw them anywhere because he has been recognized as an
independent—one who thinks for himself and talks for him
self. Therein came Borah’s failure in this state. Hearing
an independent, straight-from-the-shoulder speaker such as
he has been take back water, or "eat crow,” is disconcerting.
Ten years ago Mr. Borah flayed Hoover at every opportunity.
--‘ The things he said about the Republican candidate in those
.-■c days were fierce. Now he is trying to put a sugar-coating
-• over the wounds his taunts left in Hoover’s side. Such tac
tics do not make votes.
Borah, the independent, in a spectacle of reversing him
self much in the manner of Senator Simmons nowadays go
ing back on his party loyalty declarations of 1912. What
HOOVER AND THE FARMERS
“T AM AGAINST Mr. Hoover because of what I learned
1 during my service under him in the vood Administration.
I do not believe he is a friend of farmers of any kind, either
livestock men. grain raisers, or those engaged in mixed farm
These are the words of Gifford Pinchot, former Repub
lican Governor of Pennsylvania, written only last Spring
during the pre-convention campaign in which he opposed the
nomination of Mr. Hoover.
They were written to John A. Simpson of Oklahoma
City, president of the Farmers Union of Oklahoma.
This opiniyi of Mr. Hoover was not one newly formed
by Governor Pinchot. Under date of February 17, 1918,
Governor Pinchot wrote to Henry C. Wallace, Secretary of
Agriculture under Presidents Harding and Coolidg'e as fol
•‘It is curious to find a man born on a farm in Iowa, as
Hoover was, showing such blindness toward everything that
affects and controls the farmer, but we both have met cases
before where later education had wiped out an earlier train
ing. In Hoover’s case the mining engineer has won against
the earlier farm boy, and has eliminated him.
“The Food Administration has been run upon the theory
that the great special interests such as the packers, the cali
ners, the millers, should first be invited to suggest their own
conditions and prices and often their own men as well .. . But
the farmer was to be given his orders and told to go and carry
them out. With all the blunders of ail the age? to pick from,
in the language of the cartoonist. ‘Can you beat it?’ *'
CALLING KLI CKER HOTALEN
QXE OF THE CHIEF, items in sticking a stopper in the
method of campaigning this election has introduced
seems in this section to be a general calling of Dr. Earl Ho
talen, \y ho is passing about the country criticising the Dem
ocratic nominee for President.
First of all, Senator Carter Glass, of Virginia, and 31a
jor John Cohen, Atlanta Journal publisher, declared a state
ment made by Hotalen at Lumberton to be false, the state
ment had to do with Smith and negroes as we recall. Then
Johnston Avery, alert young Hickory editor, with the aid
of Senator Simmon-5, bm -elf an a,vti-Smith. called Hotalen
again. And now E. W. Ewbank. Henderson county Demo
cratic chairman, makes a father thorough job of it.
Speaking in Henderson Countv some time back Hotalen
“exposed Tammany Hall." or rather that was his declared
purpose in an address. After the address Mr. Ewbank sent
the following wire to the Birmingham News:
“Doctor W. Earl Hotalen speaking here Monday night
on “Tammany Exposed.’’ Rumored here that he has bad
record in your territory. If so wire me collect informa- '
tion that will expose him."
In reply Ewbank received the following wire:
“Wire received. Party Klan lecturer. Formerly
from Tennessee. Indicted for perjury October Term.,
Nineteen twenty-five by grand jury. Methodist min- j
ister. Proscribed by Holston Conference because of radi
cal vews and utterances. Conducted incendary revival
under Klan auspices in Alabama until exposed by News.
Chattanooga Times as well as Birmingham News pub
lished his indictment and practically charged him with
being a fugitive from Justice.’’
After receiving the first wire Ewbank in turn wired the
Chattanooga Times for confirmation and received from that
paper this message:
‘W. Earl Hotalen former pastor of a suburban
church here was indicted for perjury by the Hamilton
County grand Jury in 1925, but left the State before the
warrant could be served. After leaving the church he
became a high offical of the Ku Klux Klan and the in
dictment grew out of a row in the ranks of the kluckers.
A faction brought suit against Hotalen and other offi
cers and an affidavit signed BY THEM resulted in the
perjury charge. He went from Chattanooga to Alabama
after being indicted and figured in the warfare staged
by the Birmingham News on the Klan following the
+ (Signed) CHATTANOOGA TIMES”
A few more show-ups and Dr. Hotalen may not be so
hot after all. However, the most perplexing thing to us
about the whole affair is that citizens, who never buy a
horse without examining the animal’s teeth, nor an auto
without looking at the motor, go to hear such speakers and
fall for their arguments without seeking any information
as to the speaker’s general reputation or the veracity of his
With the campaign dropping to rather low levels at
points with both parties the people should get at the source
I of all political information before attempting to digest any
of it. Failure to investigate beforehand may bring on a
feeling of disgust after you have swallowed something which
later may be shown up as false, or bordei*ing thereon. Fly
by-night orators, seeking most any platform whereon they
may earn their bread by public exhorting, have already
| proven to be thorns in the sides of campaign managers. Ilear
j ing some of them and reading what they say has a tendency
| to remind us of a ballyhoo artist telling the gaping crowd
j outside of the fake freak he has inside the tent.
Something To Think
Ladies And Gentlemen
..==t By Bruno Lessing ======
A novelist, forsaking the realm
of fiction and venturing into the
realm of philosophy, makes this
“My experience with life has led
me to believe that there is no more
essential difference between a man
and a woman than the difference
between their physical machinery.
That is an accidental difference and
of no more importance to their
character than it is to a man’s
character whether he is a sailor or
a soldier, a butcher or a baker or
a candlestick maker.”
It is am interesting statement but
not convincing. It is interesting
because it directs ytur thoughts to
the great problem ol sex. Everything i
tnat mkites you unnK aooui men ana
women is interesting. They are -tht
only two sexes we have.
There is no more essential dif
ference between a horse and a cow
than the difference between their
physical machinery. Yet this dif
ference in machinery enables a cow
to excel in giving milk and a horse
in running. To be sure a c6w can
run and a mare can give milk, but
you only have to make the state
ment m order to see the absurdity
Character is a vague term. The
definition that you find in the dic
tionary stretches anywhere from the
moral qualities of an individual to
the broadest principles and forces
Yet, whatever definition of char
acter you decide upon, you will find
that it is controlled by ’ machin
Love plays a far greater part in
the life of women than it does in
the life of men. Women love love
for itself. They think of it, dream
of it. hope for it. conjure ip end
less pictures of its bliss and joys,
prepare for it and shape their hab
its of thought and conduct in ac
cordance with their conception of
It. This is the natural consequence
of their "machinery." Can it be
possible to indulge in such a trend
of life without "character" being
affected? Even though you define
•character" Just as you please?
The difference between men and
women is a vastly greater one than
that between two sexes possessing
different "machinery.” It is a dif
ference that has been brought about
by a million yea,rs of tfie working
of that “machinery’’ and Its effect
upon the mentality and the psy
chology and the "character” of sex.
This novelist uses the word "es
sention.” As a matter of fact, the
only essential difference between
men and women is that of "char
The character or the nature of
the sexes is the result of these many
centuries of habit and custom and
trend of thought. The Big Trees
of California began growing 2,000
years ago. They have a differ
ent character from a spruce tree.
And they cannot get away from
All this talk about the equality of
the sexes is stupid nonsense. Wom
en are entitled to full justice, in
"life, ilberty and the pursuit of hap
piness.” No sane being dreams of
denying it. The wildest suffragette
asks for nothing more.
Yet women are entitled to even
more fhan that. They are entitl
ed to a greater degree of considera
tion, of chivalry, of help, of sup
port. of love, of affection and of
sympathy from men than men ex
pect from them. Because of their
weakness. When, however, you ad
mlt that one sex is entitled to more
consideration than another, how can
you. in sanity, discuss their equal
Then, if anyone pops the theory
or the "sameness” of the two sex
es—WeM, you had better run up to
the roof and get a whiff of fresh
Of Kiwanis Clubs
Shrlby, Forest City And Ruther
ford Clubs To Meet Together
At Forest City 25th.
(Special to The Star,'
A Joint meeting of the Shelby.
Rutherfordton and Forest City Ki- j
wants clubs will be held in the Blan j
ton banquet halt, at Forest City.
Thursday night, October 25, at 71
Tim. W. Crews, governor-elect of
Spartanburg. S. C., and Mrs. Crews j
w ill be present as guests of the j
home club and are desirous of meet
ing a full representation of the home
and visiting clubs. Each club will
be responsible for 15 minutes of
the program scncdule, this time be- j
ing filled with songs, music, stunts
or speaking, as each club may deem I
Members of all three Kiwanis
clubs are urged to bring their lady
members and ample accommodation
is assured for all. These three clubs
represent the nearest neighbors of
any group in the first division and
their coming together should mean
great community party. Every mem
ber of each club is cordially urged
to take advantage of this outing
and is asked to notify his club sec
retary as early as possible the num
ber of guests he expects to have!
present. Each secretary is asked j
to notify, M. W. Giles, Forest City.)
as to the number of guests from
his club, not later than Thursday j
noon. A great get-together meeting.
"Kiwanians. Let's Go.”
LIGHT AND VENTILATION
ARE NEEDED IN KITCHEN
Good light and ventilation are |
highly important in the kitchen, j
Cross ventilation will carry away j
the odors of cooking and keep the '
room cool in the summer. This is t
secured by having doors or win- J
dows on opposite sides of the room i
A hood over the stove will help
take away the odors and heat, and
windows which can be opened from
the top will also help. There should
be at least three or four windows
in the kitchen, located on at least j
two sides of the room.
Windows located higher than 34 j
inches from the floor do not break j
into valuable wall space and give a i
better appearance than lower ones, j
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