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Around Our Town
WITH HEW PRIM
A.local real estate firm
advertises Us location as “Over
,'lfroblworth’s,” and since "over' oc
casionally means above or higher,
ifjfe suppose they do not have very
mar.j live .-end-ten lots and farms
iisicd. Now, if they were “over
\tfooiwortlUs'' in New York they
would realiy be up in the, air.
UMBRELLA STORIES LIKE
unto fish stories arc related ac
cording to the weather. Many,men
refuse to carry umbrellas due to a
Natural dislike, while others play
shy of umbrellas because they can
not keep them. More umbrellas,
perhaps, are stolen and borrowed
than any other article, and It is to
be hoped that St. Peter doesn't nsk
too many question about missing
umbrellas when the line forms In
front of the gates, Where he Is
gatekeeper, • for if he docs the
streets of gold will need very few
All of which leads up to the um
brella story Mr. John R. Dover,
well known- textile manufacturer,
tells. He waj walking down a busi
ness street iwre Saturday in the
rain and wia complaining because
he didn't have an umbrella
“I can't keep one, if I get it,” he
said. ‘Tve had so many to disap
pear that ope time not go very long
I purchased * black one and had
a sign painter paint this line in
white letters on the inside of tire
umbrella: ‘Ctyolen from 1. R. Dover.'
And. you knWw,4V wasn't but a week
or so until that disappeared.”
YESTERDAY WAS LINCOLN'S
birthday and looking about Shelby
the colyum wondered if there were
very many young men hereabouts
who would Walk a mUe to borrow
^ a book to read, the wondering re
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SHELBY, N. C.
suited in a draw, but we did decide
that quite number of 1'iein would
walk a mile for a Camel <free ad
for “Slim" Lofjan) provided, of
course, that they don't get to ride
without a cough in a carload and
arc not otherwise satisfied,
IF THIS REVIVING OF MONA
zite mining proves a success, don't
be surprised, on days before the
bill collectors call, if you see any
number of Shelby men out in the
backyard sifting dirt through the
family dlshpnn seeking pay dirt,.
GUESS GOVERNOR GARDNER
isn't coming back to live with tlie
i home folks when lie gets through
being governor, for we see as how
lie is advertising his Morperacre
farm. And if he sells that farm It
will be hard for him to come back
here and live, for then he will not
have a farm to go to when he
wants to golf and,, informs his
stenographer lo inform all rallers
that he's out to the farm for the
And recalling his golf game we’ll
admit that he was a better farm
er than golfer. Anyway, he can
j come nearer making a bale of cot
i ton per acre than a par or any hole
on the course.
A LOCAL HARDWARE FIRM
advertises that “We have the very
Axe you want." Wonder If they
carry in stock the type ot axe the
politicians talk about when they
say “So-and-jo has an axe to
We heard that very expression
when Congressman-elect Charlie
Jonas came over here to talk
about monazite mining.
A SHELBY MAN, WHO, WE
suspect, prefers that his name not
be called says when a man has
many wives or a woman has many
husband that is polygamy; when
they have only tw'o wives or hus
bands, it Is bigamy; and when only
one, it is monotony.
LOST, STRAYED, STOLEN. OR
missing; Some where about Shelby
five or six perfectly good hats that
were to have been tossed In the
mayor’s ring many days back.
Finder need not return, but may
wear or toss them himself.
A newspaper printed on cornstalk
paper is no longer a Joke. However,
it behooves us to get off our chest
a suggestion that the colyurn there
in be entitled “Shucks.’’—Chicago
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Man Who Started Religions Move
ment Gives An Kxplanatlon
Philadelphia Ur, TTank Bitch -
mn's explanation of “Buchman
ism,” his own movement, before
a group of 1100 clergy in the Prot
estant Episcopal church house, 201’
South Nineteenth street, left many
still" unconvinced of its appropriate -
ness. As he portrayed it. the move
ment Is the age-old Christian con
version through intimate personal
contact without the recitation of
sordid details often attributed to it.
Dr. Buchman was accompanied
by a party of four of his recent
converts, all of whom testified of
the value of the peculiar type of
conversion to them. They were
Baron Godfrey von Wnssenauer and
his brother-in-law Eric von Lcn
nep, both o( Holland: Lawrence
lee ,an engineer, of Washington, D
C., and McGhee Baxter, a bond
broker, of New York. With the ex
ception of Mr. Lee, whose daugh
ter, Rosamond, is a Junior at Bryn
Mawr and also a Buchman convert,
the group consisted of young men.
After the testimony of the four
and a detailed account of the
method of the movement in China
by Dr. Buchman, the clergy seem
ed unconvinced. One arose stating
that he had as yet heard nothing
but testimonials. Another, Dean D.
Wilmont Gateson, of the Pro
Cathedral, Bethlehem, Pa., asked
Dr. Buchman if the detailing of
the ugly personal habits was part
of the technique of a “Buchman"
conversion, and cited the specific
Instance of a case at Colgate uni
To these questions Dr. Buchman
answered, “Come and,see.’1 thereby
extending an invitation to the
house parties that are held at uni
versities both In this country and in
Europe and Asia, at which the real
work ol the movement Is done.
These parties continue lor several
days during which t'he converted
strike up personal acquaintances
with the unconverted.
“There Is nothing in the confes
sions at any of these parties that
could not be heard by a sixteen
year-old girl." Dr. Buchman con
tinued. "At all of them there are
members of the press present and
they have repeatedly gone away
with nothing unusual to report.
Doctors who have attended the
parties have indorsed them and sc
have psychologists. Many of them
have said the groups were, if any
thing,' under*, ^motional.
“Detailed confessions are- nol
wanted and confessions as such dc
not go beyond the statement of the
particular personal problems in a
word or two. In China, where the
movement has resulted in the
"China for Christ” program, we
travel for weeks accompanied by
two bishops of the Episcopalian
church. Nor could we have with us
For the first time ...
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NOTE hour the dynamic symmetry of
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their counterparts in the "watt homer"
the classic masterpieces of architecture
'T’HAT Chrysler motor cart
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the unique plan by which their
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Chrysler engineers recognized,
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true beauty in automobile design
must come, not from a chance
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in art, architecture and design,
they applied the authentic forms
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the centuries unchallenged and *
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into terms ot motor car utility
It is because Chrysler style and
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of thousands upon thousands the
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Honeyed at 81
Here is a fine study of Natfnn
Straus, eminent Jewish philan
thropist arjtj cultural leader, at
the age of eighty-one. His
birthday, Jan. 31, was marked
by the dedication of the new
health and welfare centre in
Jerusalem, which he financed
and presented to Hadassah,
women’s Zionist organization.
such people as you have seen tes
tify here this afternoon if there
were any preoccupation with sordid
details. We believe that sev should
be dealt with, but never in a mixed
j meeting." i
This explanation satisfied Dean
Oateson who extended Dr. Buch
man the courtesies of his diocese.
But the close of the meeting found
many others still unconvinced. The
meeting had been called by a group
of local Episcopalian clergy head
ed by Dr. Joseph Fort Newton, aft
er a number of serious criticisms
of the movement had been made'
| during a meeting of the Cleric
■ Brotherhood of the diocese oi
Pennsylvania several weeks ago.
Dr. Samuel E. Shoemaker of Cal
vary church, New York, a propon
ent of the movement. had been
originally scheduled to speak but
, was unable to come because of ill
ness. Dr. Buchman spoke in his
| Dr. Buchman is a native of Penn
wood. Pa., and a graduate of Muh
; leuberg college at Mount Airy. He
| entered the Lutheran ministry and
organrxecTb.s Ifls flfst congregation
the Lutheran church of the Good
Shepherd. Ovexbrook, since merg
ed with St. John's church at Sixty
First street and Columbia avenue.
While at this work and still un
married, he adopted two abandon
ed boys brought to his attention,
and it was while working with
them that he firsts discovered the
essentials of the ufbvement, which
has come to bear his name. Later
he had charge of the Lutheran
Hospices at Twentieth and Race
streets, and prior to that, did so
cial work through the Lutheran
settlement, Frankford avenue.
WAR BUGLER DEAD
Aged Veteran Of The Civil War Is
Dead In i'pper Cl -veland. Bur
led At St. Peters.
I John H. Garver. who served as
“bugler boy" in the four years of
the Civil war. died Feb. 2nd in up
per Cleveland at the age of 87 years
five months end twenty riahf days.
Mr. Garver was born Aug. 4th,
1841 near Cincinnati. Ohio and af
ter his service in the war, married
Miss Elmira Reece of Newton. To
this union five children were born.
His wife and one daughter pre
I coded him to the grave many years
i ago. The surviving children are
Mrs. Mary Hoyle of Charlotte. Mrs.
Susan Wood of Kings Mountain, i
William Garver of Gastonia, Frank
Garver of Lawndale, also twenty
eight grand children and twenty
two great grand children.
Mr, Garver wrs a member of St.,
Peters church and during his illness
bore his suffering with great pa- J
tienee, often saying that he was
prepared and ready for hils going
The funeral services were con-!
ducted by Rev. J. W. Fitzgerald cnj
February 3rd and Interment was at J
St- Peters church.
Learned From The Birds.
(The Christian Science Monitor.)
Aviators, who have long made a
study of birds in Uight as a means
of perfecting air craft, have taken
another lesson from our feathered i
friends, who often carry seeds!
many miles before dropping them i
where they spring up in new loca- !
Uons. Recently a 1,000-acre field In t
Oregon was successfully seeded J
from the air, at a third of the cx-j
pense of hand seeding, an excellent
stand of grass being obtained.
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| Hoy Scout Anniversary On
Week Of February 8th-I4th
j fBy V. C. Mason, Scoutmaster of
This article is to call to the at
tention of the people of Shelby,
and especially to parents , of boys
between the ages of 12 and 20, that
Fob. 8 to the 14 Is the nineteen an
niversary of scouting tn America.
Nineteen years ago the Boy Scout
movement wa* brought to America,
and at the present time it is the
largest and best organization for
boys in America and even in the
world. Therefore committeemen
and others who are interested in
scout work, it is highly Important
that., wc celebrate in a fitting man
ner this anniversary period. The
local people are interested in the
scout movement,I am sure, and it
behooves us at this time to get on
the Job and lend a hand toward (
making honest and efficient citi-,
sens out of our boys in Shelby.
The following clipping is taken
from the February number of
“Scouting,” one of the official pub
lications ol the Boy Scout move
ment, and every person in Shelby
interested in the Boy Scout work
here should read it. It concerns
Anniversary Week. ..
"What is the significance of An-U
niversary Week? Every year scout
councils and troops invest time and
effort and sometimes finances, to
make this period memorable in the
lives of scouts of America promises
to be the most impressive that has
yet occurred. An idea must have
real force to principles underlying
Anniversary Week, principles that
were so deeply realized by scout
leaders that provision for Its ob
servance was incorporated in the
by-laws of the Boy Scouts of Amer
“A basic principle Is' the national
character of its observance. From
the lone scout on the Dakota
prairies to the crack troop in a
thriving city, all the great member
ship of scouts is at this time united
in celebrating the birthday of scout
ing in America. Anniversary Week
is the titne that the scout brother
hood idea is emphasized—not this
individual troop, or that one, but
a great nation-wide brotherhood
from coast to coast.
"Anniversary Week is the time
when the community’s attention is
focused on the objectives of the
scout program, and the splendid
leadership that is given to the boy
hood of the nation by over 200,000
unselfish American men. Public
officials are glad on this occasion
to identify themselves with the
movement. The press, national
magazines and radio broadcasting
stations contribute their share to
educating tlje public in the funda
mentals of -‘ecotitiHg. church
and the schools, service clubs and
other organizations cooperate.
"A real effort is made to show
scouts that the nation appreciates
the principles for which they stand
and their work for the community.
Scouts tn their turn endeavor to
demonstrate to the community—on
a nation-wide basis—the value of
the training which they have re
“On the evening of February 8
each scout i&_gi»e«> an opportunity
to renew hi$ obligations to the oath
and law. ifes a solemh and touch
ing thoughtMghat on this one night
of the yearthousands of these
young boys'ftfdedicate themselves
together to fliose ideals on which
the whole sc,6ut program is based.
“This is the basis of the signifi
cance of anniversary week—a scout
brotherhood united hi Ideals of
scouting and service.’’
Scouts Need More Support.
The Boy Scout movement In
Shelby needs more honest backing
from the men of our town. It is
not especially money that we need
but good honest moral backing
more than anything else. We ought
to give the scouts themselves and
the scout leaders of our town a
glad hand and lend a helping hand
when called on. The leaders cannot
do all the work; the boys them
selves cannot do all the work, but
with the support and backing of
the men who are interested in
scout work we could put across a
program never heard of before in
Shelby. There is no reason in the
Having qualified as executor of
the will of W. F. Gold, deceased,
this is to hereby notify all persons
holding claims against his estate to
file same with me on or before the
7th day oi January, 1930, or this
notice will be pleaded in bar of re
covery m sam:; and this is to fur
ther, notify all persons to make pay
ment immediately of any indebted
ness owing satd estate.
This January 7th, r929.
J. M. GOLD, Executor of
Will of W. F. Gold. deed.
Newton <5i Newton, Attys.
Shelby Shoe Shop
Shoes Repaired By The
Goodyear Welt System
With shoes the price they
are, it is not only economy
but good sense to have them
repaired as often as pos
— PHONE 569 —
West Warren Street, At
world why we should not have as
i fine a program of scout activities
1 in our town as in Hickory Gas
tonia and other neighboring towns.
Next week the scouts themselves
will call upon you $nd ask for your
support in putting across an ag
gressive program of scout activities
in the near future. This is not a
campaign for money, but just ask
ing for your support and moral
backing in this all-important
Next week we expect to publish
more scout news of a local nature
The following poem copied from
the programs used at the annual
meeting of the Piedmont council at
Cleveland Springs hotel, January
15, of this year, clearly illustrates
the spirit of scouting:
I know a man and he lives nearby
In a land called everywhere.
You might not think he's a man by
Or the clithes he may choose to
But ’neath his jacket with many
Lies a heart more precious than
The heart of a man 'neath the coat
of a boy—
A man who is tw'elvc years old.
For we never can tell what the fu
ture may make
Of the boys we carelessly meet.
For many a congressman Is doing
And presidents play in the street,
The hand that is busy with play
The reins of power will hold,
So I take off my hat and I proudly
The man who Is twelve years old!
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Having qualified as Administra
tor of the estate of Maggie Ramsey,
deceased, this is to hereby notify
all persons indebted to said estate
to make immet.iate payment Qi
same to me. And. this is to fur
ther notify all rersons holding
claims against said estate to file
same properly itemized and verified
with me on or before January 21st,
1930, or this notice will be pleaded
in bar of recovery thereon.
This. January 21st, 1929.
A. P. RAMSEY, Administrator
of the estate of Maggie Ram
.lewton & Newton, Attorneys. v
What Happens When
Klucker Hits Heaven
Elizabeth City Independent.
A 100% American applied at the
gates of Heaven lor admission. St.
Peter remarked to him. ' You arc a
K. K. K. you don’t want to come in
here with me, I am a Catholic—the
first Pope of the Catholic church.”
‘‘No,’’ said the klucker, “I don’t
want to come in with you but I do
want to come in with Jesus.”
"Well,” said St. Peter, ‘‘He is a
Jew so you can’t associate with
Him.” "I had forgotten that, said
the klucker; well I guess I can go
“No,” said St. Peter, ‘‘the Devil
is a nigger, there’s no place for you
The last expert opinion on Wall
Street is that all stocks are certain
to decline except those that go up.
A scientist declares that man’s
beginning was an accident. Yes, and
his finish is getting to be that also.
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