<6pecial to The Star.)
Lattlmore, Jan. 8.—Schoop reopen
ed last Monday after being closed
a week for Christmas. The enroll
ment lias now passed the 700 mark
Teachers and students are getting
ready for mid-term exams which
begin this week.
Prof. Blanton stated that these
had been higher grades made and
less failures In school this year
•than any previous year since he
came to Lattlmore which is evid
ence enough that good work Is.be
ing done. *
The Lattlmore school raised
$115.70 for the Near East Relief and
has adopted one of the Armenian
orphans for a year.
The faculty and students were
sgddened over the death of one of
the most brilliant students in
school, Miss Ostine Wright, whose
death occurred during the holidays.
She will be greatly missed in
The Ellenboro girls came over for
a game In the tin can Friday night
Lattlmore won 24-13 Thelma Mc
Entlre was the star of the game
running up 22 points to her credit.
A game is scheduled for Wednes
day night with Crouse. The girls
team is showing up well.
Mr, and Mrs. F. S. Crowder en
tertained a number of relatives
with a bountiful turkey dinner last
Sunday. Among those present were
Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Crowder and
children, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Cal
tori. Mr John Crowder, Misses
Maude, Daisy and Atleene Crowder.
Mi's. W. P. McArthur has pur
chased the Ramsey homo i.nd mov
ed her family to Lattlmore. We are
glad to welcome this estimable fam
ily into our midst.
Mr. Cicero Bridges who recently
sold his home to Prof. Lawton
Blanton is moving to a farm in the
Beaver Dam community owned by
Mr. Plato Hamrick. Mr. G. O, Haw
kins has moved into the home va
cated by Mr. Bridges while Mr. T.
P. Poston will occupy the home
Where Mr. Hawkins lived.
Mr. and Mrs. I. O. Toms and son
Oeorge spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. H. J. Toms of Shelby.
Mr. Alton Hamrick of Charlotte
spent several days of last week at
his home here.
Among the boys and girls leaving
for the various colleges after spend
ing the holidays with home folks
are: Mr. Paul Wilson to the Uni
versity, Mr. Howard Harrill to State
college, Messrs. Bob and Newland
Lattimore to Bailey Military Insti
tute. Misses Burnet Hunt and Ruby
Washburn to Meredith. Misse.s
Agnes Lattimore, Lots Adams and
Mr. Edl*y Martir. to Mars Hill.
Miss Hastings who has been
spending several months with her
niece Mrs. P. 6. Crowder left Fri
day for her home in Elizabeth City.
Mr. Yates Palmer, a student at
the medical college of Richmond,
Va. and sister. Miss Mary D. Pal
mer of Polkvtlle and Miss Mattie
Lou Johnson were guests of Miss
Katie Mae Toms Thursday night.
Miss Lola Martin left Wednes-!
day for Bclwood where she teaches.
Miss Patsy Stockton is number
ed among the sick at present.
Prof. V. C. Taylor and his club
boys accompanied by Prof. Lawton
Blanton and County Supt. Horace
Grigg attended the bnle-per-acre
banquet given in Charlotte Fridny
by the Chilean Nitrate agencies. j
Club winners were: Wyan and
Reyburn Washbm-n. Morgan and
Luther Walker, Aston Adams. Ray
mond Jones, Walter Davis. Lad
Brooks. Wade Harrill. Julius Wil
son, Lyman Martin, Everettc
Brooks and Woodrow Humphreys.
Messrs W. A. and F. S. Crowder,
D. P. Washburn, A. L. Calton and
R. G. Adams also attended.
Miss Brown To Give
Reading At Casar
'Special to The Star.'
Caear, Jan. 8.—What Is expected
to be one of the very best enter
tainments presented here this year
a ill be given by Miss Elisabeth
Brown in the school auditorium on
Friday evening of this week at 7:30
o'clock. The program consisting of
various readings and impersona
tions will be educational as well as
interesting: and quite different from
any previous program given here.
Miss Brown i* one of the teachers
in the Shelby high' school. The ad
mission Friday evening will be fif
teen cents. The proceeds will be
used for the benefit of the school.
Having this day qualified us Ad
ministrators of the estate of Joseph
Palmer, all persons holding claims
against said estate are hereby no- 1
titled to file the same with the un
dersigned properly proven on or be
fore the 8th day of January, 1930,
or this notioe will be pleaded in
bar of -ny right of recovery there
on. All persons indebted to said
estate will please make immediate
payment to the undersigned. I
This the 7th day of January,
L. C. PALMER, Lawndale,
N. C„ R-l,
COLEMAN BLANTON, ;
Shelby, N. C.. R-5.
Administrators of Joseph Palmer s
B. T. 'fails. Attorney.
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Grid Star to Marry
Don Williams (right), U. S. C.
star quarterback, and Miss
My C. Malcolm, • of Long
Beach, Cal., will be married
in the Spring, according to an
announcement by the bride-to
be’s mother. Williams is con
sidered one of the best quarter-'
backs in the country.
i RECALLS BATTLE
OF NEW ORLEANS
Corn Cracker's Grand Fatncr Help
ed Forged Britain Concede
To Editor of The Star.
In my belated tender of New
Year greetings, I nm reminded that
this the anniversary of the signal
victory for patriotism known as the
Battle of New Orleans. As my
grand father, J. C. White, was one
of the Kentucky riflemen who help
ed in the martial achievement of
forcing arrogant Oreat Britain to
concede us seaman's right; and help
ed subjugate the Indian savages
thfit England incited to wage a
war of atrocity and extermination
against us: I venerate his memory
and patriotism; and ain proud that
my grand father on maternal side,
Isaiah Bradshaw, was with the in
trepid Deal. W. H. Harrison; help
ing conquer the Indians under the
lead of the gallant Tecumseh; and
was in the battle where that cele
brated chieftain was slain. He was
so much better and braver than the
arrogant but cowardly General j
Proctor of the British army that j
I am proud to pay tribute to his1
courage and humanity. While burn
ing captives at the stake and other
tortures were Indian customs. Chief i
Tecum sell never participated In
such barbarous orgies, and used
his vote and powers ol eloquence
against such atrocities.
In the light of impartial history
and by the standard of the Ooldcn
Rule, Tecumseh was just as much
a patriot as William Tell, Arnold
Wtnkelried, Louts Kossuth, George
Washington or Robert E. Lee; and
whoever denies their love of coun
try and liberty is Jaundiced In his
Judgment by Tory prejudice. Pa
triots, like other frail mortals can
have glaring faults; but this does
not detract from their love.of
country, home, and native land.
So far as I am concerned, I vener
ate valor and a broad, tolerant
spirit wherever I find them; and
cherish a withering contempt for
a coward, a trimmer and a time
server# About 99 men out of every
hundred are unequal to using their
own minds, or else don't have any
such endowment. The only gang
with whom-1 ant in bad odor, Is
the contingent who are economical
of soap, spelling books and veracity.
Some imaginary great man has act
ed as trail-blazer in politics; and
no matter how dend the issue nor
irrCvelant the platform; they swal
lbwr hook, line and.sinker, and de
vote every consistent, logical mind
to the infernal and cloven-footed
Just such a spirit, retards prog
ress. arrests development, and has
called into requisition the rack,
the thumb screw, the lugot and the
stake. Some of the noblest char
acters ,n history have been hound
ed, persecuted and ostracised. It
does not require the wtsdem of
Solomon for a man to see that he
is discriminated against ill politics
and in society. One reason that 1
have been a voice crying In the
wilderness for Australian ballot for
two decades, is that some men can
not stand the gaff to vote against
the forces of corruption with the
pressure brought to bear by the ar
rogant and brutal ward heeler and
the swashbuckler. I have been the
victim of ostracism for quite a
while; and am impervious to cow
ardly Inuendo and the scowl of the
vaporing wind-jammer. I never
voted any Republican tickets on
November 6, 1928; but had I done
so, I would have been in company
with as good Democrats as- voted
at behest of Tammany.
So far -c, office-holding aspira
tions are concerned on niy part,
the llghtnuig has not struck and
there is no rod up 11 attract its
current. At present the outlook is
good for adoption of Australian bal
lot, and we want no makeshift to
help the; miniature Tammany Hall
of Cleveland county put over their
man. That gang lost two pets last
year, n^id will lose more if they
don’t quit brow-oeating, coercive
and proscriptive tactics. T am
really anxious for the forces of
militant democracy to unite and co
operate but can fight just as hard
and just as stubbornly is anybody
'living or deed ever fought.
MELVIN I*. WHITE.
Mis* Mattlr YVhNnant Kntrrlain*
(Special to The Star.)
Miss Hord of Waco spent the
week-end with Melba Whitworth, a
member of the Polkville school
Miss Lemons of New Orleans left
for school after spending the holi
days with Miss Dixie Elliott.
Misses Hattie Whlsnant and
8ophia Elliott left Tuesday for
Boone where they attend schbol.
Mr. Frank Philips spent the week
with Henry Elliott.
Mr. Memory Whlsnant of Tulsa
Okla., spent the week with his par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. Perry Whlsnant.
Misses Blanche and Louise Latt.l
more spent the A woek-end with
their sister. Miss Iteah Lattiinore
Mr. Dewey Whlsnant left last
week for Pontiac Michigan.
Mr. Cline Harrill of the school
faculty spent the wfcek-end with his
Miss Blanche Lattimore spent
Thursday night with Miss Reabe.
Mr. Joe Elliott’s business has been
thriving greatly since adding u
new addition to his store.
Miss Mattie Whlsnant entertain
ed at a rook party Tuesday evenin
January 1. The living room wa
decorated with ferns and pin'
cactus. A two course luncheon wa
served by Misses Hattie and Edn
Whlsnant and Miss Reaber Whir
nant presided at the punch bow
Those enjoying the hospitality wei
as follows: Mildred Wilson. Jewe
Elliott, Ethel Reinhardt, Hattie.
Mattie, Raber and Edna Whlsnant.
Frank Philips, Joe Wilson, Henry
and Rhinle Elliott and Tom Whis
Misses Mozell Lee and Mary 3ue
Bridges spent the past week-end at
home with their parents.
Mr. Oscar Powell was a Polkville
visitor Sunday afternoon.
We are glad to learn Miss Made
line Bridges is improving after sev
eral weeks of illness.
A bristling, clean cut and breezy
western comedy will be presented
soon by the young people of the
Polkville community. The title, “An
Arizona Cowboy.” Cornel There will
be fun and excitement for all.
Watch for the date.
Mount Sinai News
Of Personal Interest
Shelby. R-2.—Our Sunday school
at Mt. Sinai Is progressing nicely
except that the attendance has been
somewhat lower during the flu
epidemic.. We hope everybody will
soon be well and back in the Sun
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Weaver and
Misses Lottie and Ruby Marmoth of
Gaffney were visitors at the home
of Mrs. J. H. Rollins Sunday. i
Miss Oveda Putnam left Sunday
for Boone where she Is attending
Misses Norlne and Buna Rollins,
Miss Kate Bridges and Mr. Elmo
Bridges attended a party at Pat- i
terson Springs Friday evening.
Miss Dorcas Walker spent the
week-end at her home in the Lat
Mr. Ben Bridges and family were
visitors at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Bridges Sunday.
Try Star Want Ads.'
ORDER AUTHORIZING *30,000
BONDS FOR BRIDGE CON
Be tt ordered and resolved by the
governing body of Cleveland coun
ty, N. C.. vie: The board of com
missioners—that bonds of the
county of Cleveland, state of North
Carolina, be authorised and Issued
pursuant to the County Finance
<a> For bridge construction nec
essitated by flood damages of last
<b> The maximum aggregate
principal amount of the bonds to
be issued hereunder Is twenty thou
sand <$20,000.00) dollars.
<c> A tax sufficient to pay the
principal and interest of said bonds
shall be annually levied and col
<d> A statement of the county
indebtedness has been filed with
the cleric, in pursuance of chapter
81. Public Laws of 1927, and la open
for public Inspection.
(e) That this order shall take
effect thirty days after the first
publication thereof after the final
passages unless. In the meantime, s
petition for its submission to the
voters is filed under the County
Finance Act and In such event It
shall take effect when approved
by the voters of the county at an
election as provided In sa... act
The foregoing order nas been In
troduced and a sworn statement
has been filed, as required by the
County Finance Act, showing the
assessed valuatlor of the county to
be $38,403,061), and the debt of the
county, including the proposed
bonds, to be $252,000.00. A tax will
be levied for the payment of the
proposed bonds and Interest If the
same shall be Issued. Any citlsen or
tax payer may protest against the
Issuance ol such bonds at v meet
ing of the board tf county commis
sioners to be held at 10 o'clock a.
m.. on January 21, 1929. or an ad
A. F. NEWTON. Clerk, Board
Credit Dempsey Swat, Gilda’s
Dance to Ape Ancestors
Jack Dampaay (above), great fighter, whom Piofeeaor Gregory eaya owe*
a debt to our common anceetore, the apes, aa does beautiful Gilda Gray,
who came out of obacurity to ehimmy herself into fame and fortune.
At Shelby Banquet
(R. R. Clark in Greensboro News.)
Reference to the observation of
the Laurinburg Exchange, that
some of the legislators at Max Gard
ner’s party in Shelby appeared with
necks unadorned with ties, this
commentator happens to know one
I that was tieless and is likely to
remain that way. He was a mem
ber of the last assembly. He didn’t
adopt the tie for that occasion and
it is Improbable that he will see
any necessity for changing his style.
Come to think of it, it is Impossible
to name any good reason why this
member should wear a tie simply
because the great, majority of men
wear ties. A modest man, there Is
nothing in his dress or manner, un
less the absent tie is considered,
that he is trying to ber different
Just to be different. He just doesn’t
care for the tie, and that’s his busi
ness. The necktie isn't an es
sential part of the male adornment.
It is a habit, a custom; and there
is a feeling of admiration here for
one who follows his own taste in
the matter of dress and refuses to
be a slave to habit simply because
others are that way.
And this tieleas man isn't a
boob Trom the backwoods, cither.
He is an important citizen in his
home town. Not a few people who
have the latest in ties have to
talk mighty nice to him to get a
loan by at the bank; and the sort
of security they can produce has
more to do with their success than
the shade of four-in-hand- dis
played. This tieless legislator
wears a collar but it is his own.
If it was necessary for him to
leave that off to show his inde
pendence he would do it. Further
more, this tie’.ess legislator isn't
the sort that folks make free with.
He is agreeable to his acquain
tances but it Is doubted if any of
them ever make so free with him
as to ask why he doesn’t wear a
tie. He would answer politely, if
the question was put in a proper
manner. But seeing that it is a
personal matter, with which
friends have nothing to do, they
don't offer advice.
MAY GET PARDON
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 3.—Gover
nor Fred W. Green today indicat
ed that executive clemency may be
extended to Mrs. Etta Mac Miller,
first woman to be sentenced to
life imprisonment in Michigan un
der the habitual criminal law. She
was convicted of four liquor law
‘‘No one expects her to serve a
life term,-*' Governor Green said.
"She must, however, pay a reason
able penalty for her offenses."
MEXICO NOT OFFENDED AT
HOOVER NOT MAKING CALL
Mexico City.—Denial was made
at the foreign office today of ru
mors that relations between Mexico
and the United States had become
strained because of Herbert Hoo
ver's failure to extend Ids tour to
Mexico. On the contrary, it was
said that relations between the two
countries were most cordial.
Between The Plow Handles
Walk in tha furrow between the handles of an Oliver
plow and you will know why it is used by so many
You will find it easy to do a gpod job cf plowing with
an Oliver becatfse <t sheas the dirt, turnu a well pul
verized furrow and runs smooth and steady.
When you buy don t be satisfied with an imitation—
be sure you get the Genuine Oliver Plow We have
in stock the type that is exactly suited to your plowing
coot? - dps
CLEVELAND HARDWARE CO.
V, HOF ir * T FJ>S and i?E’rA I* ERS
HARDWARE and SPORTING GOODS
FEARED BY MEN
. . . DESIRED BY
WOMEN ...He knew
no law but his own. Hand
some . . . Courageous . . .
2 BIG DAYS
He spurned the
amours of the
the Laws of
led the traditions
of his people...
victim to the
charms of a wo
man who loved
him...He is Fazil,
Prince of Araby.
BUY YOUR COAT NOW!
Prices On All
Here’s your big opportunity to save on your Winter Coat!
Big reductions have been made on our entire stock of beau
tiful winter coats, offering the biggest values of the year.
Don’t wait .... come in this week before your size has
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ALL COATS SOLD ON OUR EASY
By all me;1 ns do net miss this dress'event. If you are going
to need a dress any time soon, it will pay you to buy one or
two at these reductions. The loveliest of winter creations
are included at greatly reduced prices. Come in this week
. . . select your dress . . . take advantage of Baker’s Easy
BIG LOT OF NEW FELT HATS
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