The Cleveland Star
Iff; SHELBY. N. C.
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THE STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY. INC.
T.vr B. WEATHERS___ President and Editor
8. ERNEST HOEY___Secretary and Foreman
RENN DRUM ... News Edll0T
A. D. JAMES...- Advertising Manaser
Entered as second class matter January l, 1905 a: the postottice
At Slielby. North Carolina, under the Act ot Congress March :t. 1879
We wish to call your attention to the tact that it i* and hns open
our custom to charge five cents per line for resolutions ot reject
cards ot thanks and obituary notices, after one death notice has
been published. This Will be strictly adherred to
FRIDAY", DEC. 21. 1928.
A headline writer in the Charlotte Qb-'orver t!i; - no %
spelled it ala pronunciation—“Shicago.”
Speaking of education, what about this line from Rob
ert Quillen’s peppy story of philosophy: "By all means edu
cate the girls—Somebody must qualify to do the spelling for
the financial wizards who dropped out at the fourth grade."
If you didn’t do your Christmas shopping early our on
ly advice now is to pile in the jam and fight about the bar
gain counters with the hundreds of Others who a-o put it
off to the last minute.
Those who did and are doing their Christmas shopping
with the home merchants should notice that the Shelby '*usi
ness men are big-hearted home folks themselves. They have
donated around $300 worth of merchandise to The Star's
Christmas fund for the poor of the community.
Ten years ago several score deaths from influenza had
all North Carolina in a near panic, but nowadays with three
score and more being killed in auto crashes each month a
little thing like an influenza epidemic doesn’t seem to cause
ao much worry.
Shelby parents might try writing a letter something
like this to Santa Claus: “Please bring us enough money
to run our schools nine months instead of seven and one
half so that our children will at least have squal schooling
opportunities with children who live in towns of 500 popula
If Governor Gardner's legislature does no better by the
state-wide eight months school term than his home town
did by a nine months school term it seems as if Representa
tive 6. M. mull made a good prediction in Prophesying that
the coming legislature would not look with favor upon the
long school term.
All things come him who waits—provided he can man
age to evade the undertaker until it gets to him. After 25
years the nation is fittingly honoring the V\ right brothers
Orville and Wilbur—who were the first humans to fly. their
flight being at Kitty Hawk in this state in 1503. As it hap
pencil only- Orville was present for the belated ceremonies
Wilbur having died years back.
• Following a custom of years, whereby employes of the
paper enjoy a brief holiday from their six-day per week
labors, The Star will skip the issue of Wednesday, December
26. Employees of the plant and members of the staff will
“be off” from Monday evening when the issue of t hat day is
complete until Thursday morning when they go back to work
preparing Friday’s issue.
The naughty Spencer Murphy broadcasting in his Sa’is
bury Post column: "I notice in an article about Washington
news photographers, that Mr. Hoover doesn’t like to have
his picture taken. That seems perfectly proper and easy to j
understand. But the story adds that Mr Coolidge eyjoys
having his picture taken and is always willing to pose, i aat
throws the whole thing out of balance again.”
A GOVERNOR’S WORTH
A TROUBLED citizen talking recently of the discussion
about a proposed raise in salary for the governor of
North Carolina said: “Eve never made that much money
in my life; I’d be glad to be governor for $5,001 per year.”
But the trouble about that is that the people of North Caro- j
lina will hardly show a hankering for a governor whose abil-'
ities are such that he has never earned $0.0o<) per veai. Imu
thermore, those who rant about such things never take into
consideration the overhead expenses a governor nr ircur
while in office.
A FIRST CLASS POST-OFFICE
JN A COUPLE of weeks or so Shelby will be learning,;
whether or not the town will have a first-class postoftY.e .
as a New Year’s gift. The last figure.-; made public by Post
master Quinn indicated that it postal roccpts cent mu si to
hold up through this month that the necessary quota worn-,
be readied to advance the local post-office into the tir
Clae« list Along with the citizens of the community gen
ferahy The Star is hoping the required receipts will be .fearl-;
cd when the books are checked up December ’*1.
But, in passing, wilt it not sound rather peculiar to out
siders when they hear that a seven ami opc-hait mptulm.
school town has a first-da^s post-ot five '
NO CAUSE FOR WORRY
JgjyU^LKIAOES in North Carolina decreased two per ty dur
&*** ing 1927 while divorces increased three percent Since
t>e statistics have been announced we have visioned several
^editors over the state getting ready to tickle out on their
■typewriters a re-hashed version of the old song about ' the
'World going to the dogs” all because of the divorce increase
and the marriage decrease.
4 However, such » calamity howl, once you think U over
rft called foi it. South Carolina with easy mardwts and
no divorces is the answer to the five i ercenf swdek. Him !
dseds of North Carolina couples were marrie 1 m Souio Cm j
o’ina last year, while scores of South Carolina 'citizens, he- j
came temporary Tar Heels, to secure divorces. So why
how 1 ?
A GROW ING PAPER
‘e-pHE VOICE of Western North Carolina,” meaning The
Asheville Citizen, is living more and more up to its slogan
now that the enterprising management of the paper has pur
chased the Asheville radio station WW'NC and is carrying its
daily m ssage through the air and by print.
Not so many months back The Citizen journeyed to
Charleston and secured for its editor a Pulitzer prize winner,
Robert Latham and the paper becomes the first one in North
Carolina to own a broadcasting stat ion.. Of recent, years the
larger papers in America have realized- the growing import
ance in modern life of tie radio whereupon tho\ ombmod
radio and newspaper, 'the Asheville paper, owned by-George
Stephens and ( ’ a.ties A. Webb, is ki ang step with the
larger eastern p:>; i —a steady pave that means man ’ to
the Western Carolina section,the paper serves-..
J AM SAYING this to you a> you lie asleep, one little paw
crumpled under your cheek and the blond e»rls .stickily
wet on your damp forehead. I have st >len into your rotr
alone. Just a few minutes ago, as 1 sat reading my paper, i*
the library, a hot. stifling wave of remorse swept over me
i could not resist It. Guiltily l came to yoiir bedside.
. “These are -the things I was thinking, son : I had bee
cross to you. 1 scolded you as you were dressing forseho
because you gave your face merely a dab with a towel,
took you to task for not cleaning your shoes. I called ou'
angrily when l found you had thrown some ‘.if your thing
on t he floor.
“At breakfast I fdimd fault, too. You spilled things.
You gulped down your food. You put your elbows on the
table. You spread butter too thick on your bread. And w
you started off to play and I made for my train, you turtle
and. waved a little hand and called, ‘Gund-bye, Daddy!' and
1 frowned, and said in reply, 'Hold your shoulders back.*
“Then it began all over again in the late afternoon. As
(1 came up the hill road I spied you. down on your knees plav
! mg marbles. There were holes in your stockings. I humil
a tod you before your boy friends by making you march ahe
of me back to the house. Stockings w ere expensive—and '
you had to buy them you would be. more careful ! It was su<
stupid, silly logic.
“Do you remember, later when I was reading'in the !
brary, how you came in. softly, timidly,. With a sort ot hir
hunted look in your eyes? When I glanced up over my pape
impatient at the interruption, you hesitated at the doo
‘What is it you want?’ 1 snapped.
“You said nothing, but. ran across in one tempestuous
plunge, and threw your arms around my neck and kissed me,
again and again, and you small arms tightened with an af
fection that God has set blooming in your heart and which
even neglect eou’d not wither. And then you were gone, pat
tering up the stairs.
“Well, son, it was shortly 'afterwards tint my paper
slipped from my hands and a terrible sIGr -ning fear came
over me. Suddenly I saw my self as I really was, in all my hor
rible selfishness, and 1 felt sick at heart.
“What has habit been doing to me? The habit of com
plaining, of finding fault, or reprimanding—a'1 of these were
mv rewards to you fob being a boy. It was hot that I did not
love you; it Was that I expected so much of youth. It was
measuring you by the yardstick of my own years.
“And here was so much that was good, and fine and true
in your character. You did not deserve my treatment of you,
so. The little heart of you was as big as the dawn itself over
the wide hills. All this was shown by year spontaneous im
pulse to rush in and kiss me good night. Nothing else mat
ters tonight, son. I have come to your bedside in the dark
ness, arid I have knelt there, choking with emotion, and so
"It is a feeble atonement; I know you would not under
stand these things if I told them to you during your waking
hours, yet Tmust say what I am saying. I must burn sacri
ficing fires, alone, here in your bedroom, and make free con
fession. And I have prayed God to strengthen me in my
new resolve. Tomorrow I will be a real daddy ! I will chum
with you, and suffer when you suffer and laugh when you
laugh. I will kite my tongue when impatient words come.
I will keep saying as if it were a ritual; ‘He is nothing but
a boy—-a little hoy !’
“I am afraid I have visualised you as a man. Yet as I
see you now, son, crumpled P'rd weary in your cot, fsee that
you are still, a baby. Yesterday you were in your mother’s
arms, your head oii her shoulder. 1 have asked too much,
too much. ■
“Dear boy! Dear little son! A penitent kneels at your
infant shrine, bye in the moonlight. I kis* the little fingers
and the damp forehead.”
—AUTHOR NOT KNOWNr
NOTICE OF .SALE OF I.ANI).
. Under anc! by virtue of the nu*
thcrity conferred by tired of trust
by V W Blanton and wife. Heasie
Blanton, to ..ie Flr-t National
Bank of Durham. H (’. . truster,
dated the loth day of December,
1927. and recorded in book 159,
the Fir National Bank of Dur
tiiti, y: c. trustee, viil en
.lanuary 2(» MB9. at 12: o'clock *1
at tire court. house door .iaCiftste
innd count;,- seif id public auction
for cash to the highest bidder the
CoJhrtWn t, • described ■ property;
Beinc the western portion ol lot
No. 22 of the B, F. Curtis property
as shown by plat of property which
is recorded m office; .t register of
deeds for Cleve’dpd count!*. N. C.
in book, of plats 1, page 57, refer
ence to which jy made for a more,
till and complete <; iertpyon of
Beginning ul a stake on the
north edge ot Eirii stm *. 11)0 1 eet
south 83 dcf.s 20 nuns, wc.v of in
tersection of Park View =* ■ «t with
Elm .street; theme with the north
edge of Elm street south 83 clegs. 20
mins west oi feet to a stone on
vest edge of Oak street; thence
north 3 degs. east 76 feet to a stake;
come r of lot No. 21 ;• thence with
line of lot No. 21 north 87 degs. 6
mins, east 61 feet to center of gar
nee; thence through center of
septic tank south 3 degs. 25 mins
west 70 feet to the place of begin
The aforesaid property is t tie
‘•Mine as that conveyed to Y. W !
Blanton by deed of record in of-1
lice of register of deeds for Cleve-!
land county, N. C in book 3. W,
page 161. j
This sale is made on account Of |
default in the payment ot the in
debtedness secured by the said
deed of trust.
This the 19th day of December ;
FIRST NATIONAL BANK Of 1
DURHAM. North Carolina '
W S LCCf.hnrt and Newton and
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SHELBY, N. C.
DEPENDABLE MERCHANDISE ALV/AYS AT LOW PRICES”
The Last T W Q Shop ping Days Are Here
And There Is Still A Good Selection Of
Gift Merchandise To Fill Your Lists
IN OUR GIFT SHOP
Shirts — Ne kwear — Handkerchiefs
Belts — Robes —- Underwear —- Sus
pender Sets — Pajamas — Pen Knives
Leather Goods — Luggage — Pipes —
Handkerchiefs — Negligees — Gift
Jewelry — Hosiery — Writing Paper
Corsage Bouquet — Parasols — Hand
Bags — Perfumes — Bridge Sets.
AND MANY OTHER ITEMS AT POPULAR PRICES.
SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERENT—SEE OUR FRONT SHOW WINDOW.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON 1 to 6
SATURDAY EVENING 7 to 9
RIG TOY SHOW AND DEMONSTRATION
We are going to demonstrate some of the new mechanical toys and show
you how amusing and instructive they are.
BE SURE AND VISIT THE
Acorn Sto re
BEFORE BUYING ELSEWHERE.