With Renn Drum
A POLITICIAN IS SO AC
jcustomed to putting over a bluff
l that it Is hard for him tc recognize
the reat thing when he meets it.
A certain politician here in
Shelby v/rs stopped on the street
tills week and asked why he didn’t
vote fcr the school tax levy. His
answer was that before the elec
tion he thought the schools would
continue to run for nine months
Whether or not the measure pass
"Since the election I have learn
ed that It will be impossible to op
erate a nine months term; if I had
known it before I would have voted
lor it,’’ he said.
"That Information was publish
ed in the paper, prior to the elec
tion, didn't you read it," the friend
"Sure, I read it, but I thought
that was Just some propaganda to
bluff the voters like we put out just |
before voting day in a political
election. Now. after it is too late I
understand that it was a true state- j
SNOW MEANS ONE THING TO
some folks and another thing to
Mrs. L. M. Hull, who is going
back to her former Florida home to
spend the holidays, was all upset
this week because it hadn’t snow
ed since she came to Shelby, and
due to the‘fact that she had been
giving In Florida for years she
hasn't seen any snow in a lost*
|me. She certainly expected to see
Some "way up here" to tell the
Morida friends about when she re
lumed. That's one side cf it.
Wednesday morning the morning
the big frost, two travelling
sxecutives of one of the local chain
stores were chatting over their
joffee in a local cafe, when one
juked a local citizen:
"How in the deuce do you folks
know it’s Christmas down here
without having any snow at all and
-It is warm weather.” (Wonder
what he calls cold? While he was
(speaking the big frost on the
(ground was causing Shelby people
to shivver like an underclad flap
iper should shivver at a football
jC&me.) That's another side of the
j snow complex.
One person, who came up to
forth Carolina, wants to see it
mow because snow is rather freak
ish to her, while another person,
who came down to North Carolina,
r ants to see It snow because it does
not seem like the Christmas sea
son unless there is a big snow on
Then there are the local young
sters who wouldn't ask Santa to
bring a bigger and better pack of
fun than a good snow to chase
about on with their sleds.
SHELBY HAS ONE OR TWO j
things, after all, to be proud <M. |
Wednesday afternoon late The
Star’s Christmas fund had reach
ed the $508 50 mark. On'the same
day a newspaper published in a
city boasting 47.1C0 population re
marked how the charitably in
clined of that city were "shucking
out' for the poor—up to Wednes
day they had contributed $508.75,
two* bits more than 10,000-popula
SHELBY HAS FOR YEARS,
perhaps been the stamping ground i
of'more 'veil known rtiiieics than
any other town oi similar size in
the country fRy Leonard; who
fcpeps up with athletes and athletes |
In general, makes note ol ihe fact,
that two former lug league plov
ers are now making their home in
Shelby. One Is Howard Camnitz,
who was a star pitcher with Pitts
burgh in days gone by. He sells in
Not long since Hun; Redfcrn, of j
the Chicago White Sox. dropped in j
for a visit, with old friends Fart is,!
an assemblage of the former big,
leaguers and the minor leaguers
who have settled in Shelby would j
present a right flashy line-up j
YOU FOLKS WHO LIKE TO
work on brain teasers, hitch your1
chairs a little closer to the fire and 1
let's try one. Tell some friend of
yours that you ern tell his or her
age and telephone number if he
or she will juggle figures at bit.
Then go about it this way.
Have them put down their tele
phone numbers; multiply it by
two; add five, multiply by fifty;
add their age, add 865, subtract
1115. Then have them show you the
answer without showing you the
; other figures, and the answer will
£ be the age and telephone number.
| the figures to the left being the
I telephone number and these to the
I right their age
H Try it on yoursell first to see
H that it works.
Rif DOTTINi; HERE AND THERE
| about Shelby; A small boy feed*
j§; fan, peanuts to the semi-pet squtr
||i|fel on the court square and having
|, a|big tune of it ... An eirbarrass
| e4 man in McNeely's trying to tell
Rp%mfllng girl clerk that he wants
| OTif'i# those-'Oh-you-know-whats
H f# Tvis wife's Christmas gift, and
; ' Mg embarrassment Increases as she
jp;jpulls dOy'm an armful of ahm
K|n«rjr> B&ovies things, asking Sii*n
which one as she tells him Just
what they are ... . And over a:
Wray’s place a sophisticated your./
flapper buying "shorties" for her
boy friend and not worried a bit
except that she can't imagine what
size he wears . , V local minister
writing hurriedly spells ii "Xmas'
Once was newspapers ran
campaigns trying to get the p or
to spell it as it should pe, you know
the season L the observance oi
Christ’s birth arid has nof urig to
do with an “X'' . . ... C'dar Christ
mas trees all around the 'court
square Streets, but the 'flu” envs
to have taken the "pep" out of the
occasion .... Co'.e: sate youths de
bating the merits oi their favorite
institutions, with Carolina finally
winning the argument since that
school won the football title aim
what else matters? . , Toasting
cabinets in nearly all the Shelbv
drug stores. Next thing no ddubi
will be iarge coffee urns and they’ll
be fully equipped cafes . ... in a
joke letter in the Shelby high
school paper Ralph Gardner, vot
ed the most popular boy in the
school, gives Listerine the credit
-. ... i . ’The gang" once known as
“Dinty's bunch," will watch life’s
little parade in Shelby this Chr. t
mas from the same old location
now that the Cleveland drug store
is back in the hotel building ....
But all over town can ns seen only
a few sprigs of mistletoe—perhaps
it's because the. young folks these
days don’t need eny incentive, or
shove-off, to get going.
WIFE IS QUARANTINED
WITH DIVORCED MATE:
SECOND HUBBY RAVES
Lewiston, Idaho. Dec. 18.—What
'does a woman find to talk- about,
when there's nobody much to tali:
to but her divorced husband?
That question stirred Lewiston
somewhat today, while John Hall,
barred from his own home and the
society of his wife, raged vainly at
the city council which denied him
entirely, and forced his wife to stay
with her former husband
The rrasen for it ah was thus:
Ray Farrar came to the home of
Mrs. Hall, from whom he had been
divorced on cruelty grounds, on an
amicable mtesion. He brought
Christmas toys for his small
daughter, who was in Mrs. Hall's
custody. While . there, lie became
ill. and a smallpox quarantine was
put on the house
When John Hall returned to his
home, they would not let him in.
They wouldn't let Farrar, the cause
of It all. out. The final blow came
when Hall offered to be quaran
tined with his wife to keep her
company, the city council turned
him down and left him out.
And this has to go on lor 15 days.
TO N. Y. EDITORS
New York. Dec. 19.-—Obituary
editors cf New York # newspapers,
groins through their daily grist of
mail, found the following notice:
"To my triends in New York. Chi
cago and elsewhere, -greetings.} and
glad tidings that I kicked the buck
et December 1,7, 1928.
"Causer tedium vitae, T got tired
| "My voluntary pa?' is in keecihg
iwith my philcrophy and was plan*
nert long ago .
' Free was my life and tre tv my
"Pity nte net; t hate had my
"I am at peace with Cod. the
I world and ur'self- - .
' George Pan baker."
investigation by report" at the
| East 121st .Street rooming house
which Pancbr.itc: gave as Ills .ad
dress. revealed the body hang-in,;',
I from a steam pipe iin a shabbily
I furnished room filled with books in
j German. French, It■■..li.vn and Eng-,
! lish. Neighbors said he was the--son..
I of a German .'bmtgomctster;. a .
j.world traveler end a trcr.dctor v.'
| medical and philosophical writings
He was 65 ye ars old.
Rcsore Ciil Be one Home.
Win ;ton-£ '.r.i The old !' -one ,
home in Davie, county has been;
turned cv.t to the■ Hcohe Trail;
Highway :u. ciat.on and a fc.r.vr
Davie citir.cn will .at orice. bio. ■ in
work of rcstorat; n of the home cn
the Yadkin The site i- r. t tar
from the new j.CHO brriyr ovci
the Yadkin ncai Fork church..
When restored it is expert-;d that':
it will prove attractive to many
tourists passing that way. a large
amount of shrmt.ry y ill fch moved
to the old home and plant" a in th
park which surrounds i.
It was announced tliute penhous. r '
It was announced that open horn. '
will be held at the Old Boone home
during the -holidays; December 27.;
and 'simmon beer and ginger cake |
will be dispensed to visitors. A big:
fire will o« hospitably tanning that i
day cn the old B-.vtu* hearth.
S-:oi by Robbers
• ■“Stick' up—>-i. >. >s ■■ was
com:;,and sho.tiuvd at Patrol
.(nan- 1 --a :i k '-Keefe .f
guard who T.i.t ' c-.-a.-c.df cr, oI
( inkers, N V,, bank truck.
The officer didn't respond im
mediately and rcceiSr ; a buHc-t
through his* race. The-raiders
got au:ay \v it h '$104:000 :n cash .
TOLUCA ANT) NOB
CREEK NEWS NOTTS
Six Year O’d Child Kies..Simlents
Home From S< hoo!. Many
Sica With Flu.
(Special to The Star)
Toluca; Dec. 20.—The death an
gel -visited at the home of. Mr. oni
Mrs.. Joe Clarke last;"week' and .
claimed their Utile six year old
daughter. Pcarlie Male. She was
buried last Friday n: Mia’s Group
Most every family in tins com
munity has the flu. with vnw.
children of Mr.. Cicero Falla have
pneumonia. They have, t-vvo trained
nurses to take cr.rc cf (hern
'Sarah Elisabeth. Carpenter who
liar; been .sick with pneumonia is
Rev, \7, G, Camp was unable .to
fill his Sunday - .T''-’ tr.eiit at
Carpenters Grove on last Sunday
c.n account of flu.
Among the college boys that are
returning .hem;' for the Christmas
holidays are Messrs. Fletcher S vn.
Ralph Fa'ls. Glcriard War lick and
-. Mbs Edith Ledford". -.of. 'Shelby
spent last' Saturday rffijht ;y. ;th’ her
cousin M”;s Corcno Hoyie
Mr. and Mrs. A’vin Dee! spent
the week-end with then- parents
Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Deal of Bd
Miss Minnie Mull returned home
last week from Cfullov.-hea statu
normal where she has finished a
two years course there.
Miss Lucy Yehon : of Lcc.vndalc
visited Miss Minnie Mull cn last
Miss Etta Willis oi Yale,:tout for
merly of Tcluci rnci 'lr. Sam Neal
of near Lincolr.tcn. ro c - happily
Cany Your Message
I’LOWERS cany expressions of.
io;ve and endearment in their
gorgeous .beauty and sweet fra
grance, holding sway over the
realm of gift suggestions because
hey reverent the most direct
route to EE Ft heart.
We have a variety of seasonable
cut flowers, potted plants and
corsages, reasonably priced.
Shelby Flower Shop
S. Washington. . Phone 580.
married on hast Sunday. Rev. j, m
Morgan -.performed the ceremony.'
Air and Mrs. Roland Boyles have
Mr,. Ed Ganipe is having an nd
di'icn built to his house.
Mr. L. M. VViudnis of Catawba
county '■rent last Wedrtt day night
at the hon'd of Mr and Mrs. S. A.
Mr. and Mrs, M s. Boyles and
A. C. C. stnei visited at the-hftme o'
Mr r.r.d Mrs. Au> -n links of Fall
:on last Sunday evening
Miss Ora Sain of Morpnton
•arm last S. nday with her par
tits Mr. and Mrs. J. L Sain.
Mr and Mrs.- Dennis Sain spent
. • Sundry night with their sis
; r Mr./and Mrs. Wythe Costner
c. JJoubie ct.ii .is,
Mrs, S. A Sain visited at the.
heme of Mr and Mrs. Frank Nor
man last Sunday afternoon.
Miss Edith Sain, Boone student
is home for the Christmas holidays.
Mr Flay Carpenter who Is at
Charlotte hospjtal is improving :
very fast now. He spent Saturday -
night at his home but returned to ’
Charlotte for a few days.
Mr, and Mrs. Thomas Viekers of 1
Shelby spent last Saturday night
with their parents Mr. and Mrs. J
Mrs M. S. Boyles was in Shelby 1
shopping last Wednesday.
Mr. Blah e Willis spent last Fri
day night with Mr. Theodore
Tuesday is the big. day,
fust Old Maid: ‘Would a Ion
j ?‘cdan;: held what you want fo
[• Second Old Maid: "No, bat a
, ■ pair of sekdis- would "
Yes. we have a bargain in a
, need Her d: tor. a Touring and a.
| -''oupc Get 'em quick.
| Spc :fe:ng ci Christmas frees—
j For her he pined, ht .balsam,
fhe'n he cedar, and spruced tip
She «> frem. Hollywood, and he
.was- front Evergreen,
We have • just; shade the follow -
ire: people happy with a new
Wide! A” Ford: R. L McMurn
a Tudcr. \V. P, Brown, a Road
ster, W- E Wells, a Tudor; Geo,
I pried. Phaeton: Norris Wil
son. Tudcr; ’.Pink Grips, Fordor.
Nothing would be nicer for a
Christinas present then a New
Ford at your , deer on Christmas
■ morning. ■ ;
, '. j
; “AIRSICK''—'is the latest,
i Look out below .
chcrwycny fee for anyone ask
ing questions.'His fee is just. for.
giving the answers.
Dealt lorget to put alcohol in
your car. truck dr tractor. We
i -ell 183 proof alcohol and give
free testing service,.
The License Office will be
: closed Monday and Tuesday the !
34th and 25th. Get your tag tj
early arid avoid the rush. We
have had your tag ready for •'
you since Dec. 1st. Don't blame
us if yon can't get waited on
first. Get in line and sign your
To Model "A" Fora Owners:
Give the wife or hubby a Car
Heater, installed for only $5 00:
a Duatrol for only $0.00: Pedal
Pads for 50c; Trunk and Trunk
Rack only $40.00.
Walter Turner is stall anxious
to sell you one of those genuine
13-Plate Rubber Cased Ford
Batteries. Only $8.00 and your
George Elam says to see him
about Goodyear Tires if you
want, mileage and satisfaction.
For a good used Ford see B A.
Lefler or Knox Hardin. If they
haven't got what you want, tell
We have some real bargains
listed with us for sale. Dodges,
Essex. Buicks. Chevroieis. Etc.
We can get you a used car of
most any make at a very reas
You are invited to inspect our
Parts and Service Departments.
Come around and let Us show
you what we have.
Ask A. Blanton Grocery Co..
about their Ford Truck They
have used trucks for many years
and are good judges.
. L. ESKRIDGE
At The Paragon Department Store
TO MOVE THEM OUT
REDUCED AS FOLLOWS:
$2.50 ...... DOLLS.$1.50
$3.50 .DOLLS ...... $2.48
$4.95. DOLLS. $3.48
Beginning tomorrow and all day Monday our Dolls will be
greatly reduced. You’ll find here only the very best quality
Unbreakable, Sleepy, Crying Dolls. As pretty as dolls are
BED ROOM SLIPPERS
ARE ALWAYS ACCEPTABLE
We have Bed Room Slippers for every member of the family
from the tiniest tot to the grown-ups. An ever popular Gift
and so very practical.
59c $1.00 $1.5° $1.95 T0 $3.95
IN CHRISTMAS BOXES
50c $1°° SI-50 $2°°
MEN’S SILK SCARFS
Packed in individual Christmas boxes.
All silk or silk and wool.
$1-00 $2.0° $2-50 $3°°
Give Him A Bath Robe
Most of our robes have slippers to match. Packed neatly in
individual boxes. All sizes and all good colors.
Blanket and Silk Robes.
$4.85 $7.50 10 $14.50
PAJAMAS — GLOVES - SHIRTS
SILK SOCKS — BELT SETS
Any of the above items from The Paragon
are sure to please.
Your G’ft he pract'cal and yet very
inexoensive if selected from our line of
Hand 1 Hen
— 50c —
Nent’v Hand d nwn
and a’l line". Yen’ll
b**v '•ev^ral when you
The Paragon Dept. Store