The Cleveland Star
SIIKI.HY. N. 1.
MONDAY — WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
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i fflt a WEATHERS..... President and Edltoi
S EUKES'l HOEY...Secretary ano foreman
RENN DRUM . News Editor
A D JAMES __;__ Advertising Manager
Entered as second class matter January 1 190S ut ttie postottlce
At Shelby. Nortli Carolina under the Act ot Congress March J. I8>'J
We wish to call your attention to the fact that It is and has been
our custom to charge five cents per line for resolutions ot respect
cards ot tltanits and obituary notices otter one death notice lias
been published 'this will be strictly adherred to
MONDAY. FKI5. I. H>-!*
The First National Bank will soon ho getting hack to,
its old location on the corner and Shelby will seem a little
more natural with the landmark institution hack at its land
A Shelby man is to open a dry-cleaning plant in Kings
Mountain and for ft nr some may misunderstand we would
say that it means lie will dry-clean clothes, not particularly
Well, the groundhog will now show himself to he either
A liar, a proohet, or just, a marmot. But at the end of six
weeks all will not be able even then to agree just which lie
John 1). Uockfelkv is said to have said that ho would
rather have friends than riches. \\ it h no intention of being
nasty, we wonder if lie has as many friends as he has dollars,
or shiny new dime. ?
“I am afraid that football is the only thing really well
taught in American colleges today," Hamilton Uolt is quoted
as having remarked. And by the disastrous season some of
the colleges had we suppose many of the boys flunked their
football or the course was not properly presented.
Register Andy Newton complains that his oft ice may
soon have no use for the marriage license record in view of
the fact that only three couples secured license last month.
If it comes to the worst, rather than create waste by throw
ing the entire book away, we would suggest that Register
Andy might use the vacant pages in the book to keep track
efthe divorces granted here. Those statistics might prove
its interesting as the marriage figures.
LET WILLIE WARBLE
CENATOR WILLIE PERSON started to make another
speech in the State Senate the other day. according to
press dispatches, a speech on "Who Killed Cock Robin
Cock Robin being the Democratic party in the last election
—but they stopped him and would not hear him through.
The Star believes the Senate should accord Senator Wil
lie the floor any time he desires it. He may at times resemble
a Heflin, at other times sound something like a Borah, and
on still oilier occasions may remind some of a bass-horn
footer in a brass haul, but if he dies nothing else for that
august body, he at least makes it a bit entertaining tor the
folks at home. And that is—or, rather, would he—one asset
the bedv might have. If it were not for fellows like Person
some of the people back home might wonder what the legisla
ture was doing between sundown.-, for the first several weeks
of the session.
TH AT BOLLS K OF ( OATH
IN MONDAY’S STAR there was a news item informing that
recently a minister in New Jersey was found guilty of
circulating the bogus Knights of Columbus oath, which plaj
cd such an important role in the November election, and was
fined $2'0. In recant months several other convictions for
the same offenr » have been recorded in the current news.
But insofar as we have noticed none of these convictions
have been in the Carolinas although it is general knowledge
that the bogus oaths were circulated widely in this state, A
warning wes issued at. the time that those circulating such
false documents were in danger of prosecution but as usual
the prosecution came, along a little late to blot out the etteets
the oaths had on the election.
Along with tile Charlotte Observe.- we believe that every
person who helped circulate false campaign matter, especial
ly that touching upon religion, should be exposed. However,
we do not expect any convictions in Ncrth (. ai'ol.nn despite
the fact that decent-minded people. Democrat' and Repub
licans, would at least like to see the names ot those who
would do such in each community- posted on the court house
doors and published in the mwspapers. Meantime it is to
be wondered if there were any in thi section who toll a
twinge in their conscience when they read about the New
Jersey minister being fined? To answer our own query, wo
doubt it. A person who would circulate false documents,
knowing them to be false, would hardly be troubled, with a
A YAW ABLE SUGGESTION
•yHE SUGGESTION made by County Business Manager A.
* R. Cline to Representative Mull that he change a para
graph in the proposed bill about fees for officers of the law
in connection with arrests for violations of the prohibition
law is a valuable one, as wo see it.
It is entirely fitting that officers capturing a distillery
and the operator should be given a suitable reward, or fee.
And, in this paper's opinion, the officer who catches a real
bootlegger, or nabs a rum-running car should receive a fee
somewhat larger than the customary fee for arrests, for by
getting the distillery operators, the bootleggers, and the
rum-runners, the liquor traffic is given a blow at its very
vitals. But if. as the proposed bill would have it, an officer
is given $5 for every arrest of a person violating the prohibi
)jtin law in any form, thou this county would soon ho wondcr
njr. ui we miss our^guess, where the money was cumin#
rom to |>ay i'll' all the offic* i . 1'he bill in that, form would
moan that every time an officer picked up a colored man
tanked up on bay rum or extracts, or found a white man
show in# the effects of his imbibing, the officer would get
Just think how many bay rum and drinking cases come
into the courts here each month:and one may comprehend
to an extent just what a bill the county would have to meet
in paying an extra ?d fee for each arrest.
Let the reward stand for the capture of distilleries and
operators, but alter the bill s<> that officers will get the $d
fee only when they get rum-runners and bootleggers. The
bn\ rum purchasers and users could soon break up the coun
ty if (he county paid out So every time one of the lot was ar
rested. • Some may sav that the bay rum and extract traffic
should be curbed. Sure, it should. Hut why not stop it at
the beginning—where it is sold, instead of placing a $f» re
ward oil the head of every buyer and user?
WE HE I TEH ATE THE “TUT-TUT!"
CPEAKING of fanatic* on one subject, and another, it is
^ hard to conceive of a more fanatic being than the perse,;
•gjng him or herself “Methodist," who forwarded the fol
lowiiiK communication to the editor of the New \ ork World
shortly after Capl. Fried and his heoric crew of sailors res
cued the men on tin; sinking Italian freighter Florida:
“To the Editor:
“In your account of the rescue b\ Captain Fried of the
doomed Italian freighter Florida you state that when Chief
Officer Manning brought the rescued men onto the deck of
the United States liner America they collapsed and were re
vived by hot coffee and “two drinks of brandy.”
“It is scarcely necessary for me to point out that the
presence of intoxicating liquors on a United States vessel is
a flagrant violation of the law of our land, and as one who
voted for Hoover I sincerely hope that both Captain Fried
and Chief Officer Manning will be severely punished for this
misdemeanor.” ME I HODIS i.
So, after all, heroism means very little in the face of
fanaticism? The only suitable comment we can think of is
that with which The World headed the communication—
Something To Think
Diplomacy And Bunk
|jy itrumt Lessing —
! Col. Old*, formerly an official of
the state department made a speech
j In Paris, recently, In which lie criti
cised those Americans who. while;
| abroad, find fault with American !
ambassadors and ministers. lie
thought they should air their com
plaints at home.
The Impression among some per-1
sons, he also said, of the easy life
of the diplomatic service, with its j
round of receptions, teas and other
social engagements, was purely |
Such talk la pure nonsense It Is
only the American who «<><*.> abroad i
who coincs in direct contact with
the diplomatic life. And It is ontv,
his complaint uttered on the spot
that-gets under the ambassador's'
o.' the minister’s skin. By the time j
the traveler gets back to Illinois,
his complaint fails on deaf cars.;
Because Americans, lor the most
part, have no interest in ambassa
dors or ministers.
j To begin with, the diplomatic
sender, as it is organized today, is
1 nr survival ot those ancient days
when there was no cable and no
fast steamers nnd when appoint
ments were confined to aristocratic (
families. The cable has shorn our \
foreign representatives oi much of
their importance, The tendency to j
restrict the personnel to the rich |
and the "social elect.” still survives.1
Trite, there Is a civil irvii e. U’lt j
j analyze the state d#pa:f.r,ent - list j
■ of amba -adois. ministers, tlrsl.,
; second end thud se.'iTtanco naval |
j and unlit i.y ati.ee.! ', etc and oB
■ serve how many are farmers, 'vorl:* •
j jnnn n. slwp-iaepu S, tilts, Moos** j
or r V" .'n.atlves of r.ny of Vte'J
j great currents of American life Or,
! jews. Outside oi Turkey, an em
j bassy would have a fit it a Jew
i were assigned as first stereo-ry.
The outstanding: diploma1 ie post
i have, through political cut tom. been
assigned to the most liberal con- :
tributors to campaign funds. Which.
IS wrong. In recent ye.«rk those;
i within the 'charmed circle ot di
plomacy have urged a system ot
1 promotion and rotation which would j
i keep the minor posts in the pos- j
i session of those dlpKmfals who arc i
j already "in."
Which is also wrong and un- i
American. If an ambassador need !
i training, surely the ambassadors to j
England, France, Italy and Spain j
need more training than the am-j
j basso dor to V’atnBonliw (Where, i
'fortunately, we haven't ah embassy !
as yet i
Most desirable diplomatic posi-;
Uions are iicld hv men who have j
an independent income. Which jotij
wo ildn’t call a typical American:
idea. And the work which these |
men do—this writer talks from1
^personal knowledge—is not as
arduous or as difficult or as j
; absorbing as the work which any
,shtpplns derk does in a busy and*
And it doesn't require any more
Contact with kings and queens,
dukes and lords, counts and barons
seems to go to the head of our dip
lomatic personnel. Conspicuous
American travelers receive prompt
social recognition and arc invited to
“Join the party.” But Mr. and Mrs.
Jim Jones of Terre Haute are not
only not invited but sometimes can
hardly get a chance to shake hands
with the average ambassador.
Of course, there are exceptions.
When Alexander P. Moore was am
bassador to Spain he went out of
his way to look up American visitors
whom lie had never heard of and
if they wanted to be introduced to
the king, he introduced them. For
which the “career men" of the serv
ice looked down upon h'm
This does not. signify that our
diplomatic employees are not pa
triotic. They are just as patriotic
as the employees.
Lawyer In Georgia
Decatur, Oa—One of the young
est women lawyers in the country,
Miss Irma von Nunes, 19, of this
city, never attended a law school
or college After graduating from
high school she entered ttie law of
fice ot her father. Tillou von Nunes,
Atlanta lawyer, and was ready to
take the bar examination when site
reached the age of requirement of
She won her first case, ft divorce
suit, and was the first woman and
the youngest person ever to plead
a case before the Georgia supreme
court. She,aids her father in all of
Mrs. Thos. Edwards
Dies In Rutherford
Ihitherfordton. Mrs. Thomas P.
Edwards, age 73, died at her home
five miles west, of here Thursday
night. About two weeks ago she
suffered a stroke of paralysis and
gradually grew wore.
Funeral services were held at the
home Saturday and burial lollowed
in the Rutherfordton cemetery.
She leaves a husband, two sons;
Attorney M. L. Edwards, promin
ent lawyer of this place and H. H.
Edwards, well known business man,
two brothers, Dallas and Forest
Koon, both of Rutherford county
and one sister, Mrs. Dixie Wilson
of near Marion.
Bermuda has refused to lift its
ban on automobiles for the benefit
of its doctors. This pieef of stand
patlsm isn't going to orightcn the
outlook of morticians tc any ex
tent either.—Chicago Dally News.
- BY GEE McGEE -
(Exclusive In The Star In This Section.)
Mr. Hoover got. home recently after a very pleasant trip
to South America where he went at Uncle Sam’s expense, lie
reports that a good time was had by all and he caught two
fishes and one mud turtle on the way down. lie also settled
a war while away.
Senator Borah is not very well at this writing. He talk
ed too loud and too long about the U. S. not recognizing
Russia in the senate the o'tjier day and the doctors say that
he sprung one of his tonsils, and also loosened a bone fur
ther down in his throat. f lie is taking some of lveed’s
Croup Remedy, and hopes to be out soon.
Senator Cole Blease is at present drawing up a resolu
tion to have the investigators of the investigating committee
of the Federal Band Bank inve,sitgated at the opening of
! congress in 19 and 42. He claims that the said land bank
l is getting entirely too much land in their efforts to bring
i about “farm relief," and he will ask for an appropriation of
| five billion dollars with which to buy mules to work the land
| that they already own . . . after the present investigation.
President Coolidge and Mrs. Coolidge, in company with
| Secretary-Treasury Mellon, went to a picture show last
! night. We think Mr. Coolidge had a right, good time, but he
1 never said so. Mr. Mellon paid for the tickets ansofortli.
A tacky party was given by Mr. Dohenny and Mr. Sin
; dair at the New Willard hotel last night. Ex-Senator Fall
! was present and wore an oil-cloth coat, and several other
j cabinet members were there . . . and some of them wore tea
j pot dome hats trimmed in axle grease brown. Dr. Work
could not attend, as he was busy figgering up howf much it
cost to elect Hoover.
Secretary Jardine is making arrangements to move back
to the “Farm” on March 5. lie says cotton will be plentiful
this year just like it was last year, and he sees no reason now
why the mills should have to pay the farmer over 18 cents
for middling averages. He is in favor of farm relief, but
i thinks stuff ought to be cheaper to city folks and working
County Treasurer j
Is Short In S. C.
Columbia.—A discrepancy of $14.-1
000 In the books of Treasurer F. A.
Gross of Dorchester county was re- j
ported by Comptroller General
Beattie to Governor Richards, fol
lowing the receipt by the comp
troller general of an audit of the
Dorchester county affairs.
Governor Richards is conferring
with Attorney General Daniel as to
the legal phases of the situation
and will probably issue a rule
against' Treasurer Oross to show
cause why he should not be remov -
ed from office.
The governor fixed next Wed
nesday morning at 10:30 o’clock as
the time for the hearing on his
rule to show cause
Golly, This Fellow
Wanted 1\^The “Can”
Atlanta, Ga.—George Etheridge
is a sworn enemy of bootleg whisky.
He proved it when he threw I
soda pop bottle through a plate
glass pane in an Atlanta postoffice
door. When that bit of violence
failed to attract the attention of a
score of patrons, George completed
the job by kicking out the rest of
A guard finally grabbed him.
"What's the idea?”
"I can't quit drinking, take me
to jail where I can’t get whiskey.”
The guard obliged, and he was
held in $200 bond on a charge of
Beware of GOLDS
whether you’ve had
the FLU... or not
This Is the time of year when serious cold troubles,
such as deep chest colds, bronchitis, and pneumonia arc
always at their worst.
Just now, with so many people in the weakened condi
tion that follows a flu attack, it is more important than
ever to heed every cold as a danger signal and check it
promptly before complications can set in.
Qotek Direst TnataMat
At the first sign of a cold, melt some Vicks in a bowl
of hot ■water and inhale its healing vapors. Also place
some up each nostril and snuff well back. This quickly
oj>ens the air passages.
At bedtime. Tub Vicks vigorously over throat and chest»
and cover with a warm flannel. Most coids yield over
night to Vicks two-fold action:
Arts X Ways at Oa««
O) Its medicated vapors, released hy tho warmth of
the body, are inhaled direct to the inflamed air passages,
loosening the phlegm and easing the difficult breathing.
(2) At the same time, Vicks acts through tho skin like
a poultice, “drawing out’’ tightness and soreness, and
thus helping the vapors to break up the congestion.
Mothers especially appreciate this simple
i external treatment because it cannot up
set children’s delicate stomachs, as too «■
much “dosing” is so apt to do.
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