The Cleveland 3tar
SHELBY. N. C.
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At Shelby. North Carolina under the Act ot Congress March 3 181a ,
We wish to call your attention to the fact that it is and nas oeer
our custom to charge five cents per line for resolutions of reaper
cards of thanks and obituary notices after one death notice has
been published This will be strictly adherred to
WEDNESD’Y, JAN. 115. 1929.
A freak that would be more of a freak than any Phineas
T. Barnum ever corralled would be a bill collector who has
never heard “Come back Saturday, and I’ll pay you.”
It makes a lot of difference whether the rec^ie^t is a
man or a town. F’r instance this headline in the Green®
boro News: “Yanceyville Jubilant As Electricity Is Turned
They’ve been calling Mr. Coolidge an economic-.! fellow,
tight-fisted, so to speak, as well as tight-mouthed, for years,
but we noticed in a headline the other day that “Coolidge
Gives Away His Dogs.” Of course, it could be that the “dogs
were eating their heads off” and the New England e-orony
of the President made it necessary for him to get shut of
THE SCHOOL QUESTION AGAIN
r»ITIZENS of Shelby school district are goirg to vote upon
^ the propositipn of issuing bonds to cover the school de
ficit. Even, in advance of the passage of the bill calling the
election The Star would say that the measure should go over.
Despite the fact that an election proposing r.n increased tax
levy for operation of schools was defeated none of us should
be adverse to paying what we already owe. And at the pres
ent a bond issue seems to be about the best method.
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A CROS^-FAMILY PUZZLE
•THOSE OF YOU who have in time pact been interested in
* cross-word puzzles and other such teasers might fi
a bit of entertainment in working out the follow og puzzle,
which The Laurinburg Exchange proffers under the title ‘‘A
Problem in kinship”:
“A colored man who lives in the Sandhill section of the
county came to a Laurinbug lawyer's office this ’ ””k ."”d
put this question to him: Bill was my step-son. Then Bill
married a woman with two daughters. Bill's mother died
and I married one of his wife’s daughters. Then Bill got* a
divorce from his wife and married her other daughter. Then
I got a divorce from my wife and morried her mother. Bill’s
divorced wife. What kin am I and Bill? It was something of
a mix-up in family relations and the lawyer has not answer
ed the question yet. Can you figure it out?”
GET G. O. P. BENEFITS
DY THE PAPERS we see that York county, South C '.rolina,
women are going to demand cotton bags and sacks in
stead of paper and jute bags when they go to market. The
spirit is fine, but we are not inclined to believe that the
movement will attain its aim—that of boosting the price of
cotton by creating an increased demand for cotton products.
Along about the same time that cotton farmers are worry
ing about the problem of getting mone money for their cot
ton, people of this section are honing th^t a-dutv. may be
placed on foreign monazite so ^hat the mining of monazite
might be resumed in this section. That’s a better idea than
demanding cotton sacks. Seeing as how North Carolina
voted for Mr. Hoover and numerous other Republicans it
might not be a bad idea for the state and the South to ask
him for a duty on both monazite and jute and their products.
The citizens of a state which turned the "Solid South" into
• wabbly political section might demand something for the
transformation they brought about .
WHAT EDUCATION DOES
OFTEN one hears the expression that too much
* money is wasted upon education. To an extent that
statement is true as we believe quite a bit of money is ex
pended upon education for boys and girls who do not desire
an education and have no desire to make use of it when they
get it. The drones should be culled from the registration
lists of our colleges and higher ed*’.'>at:on,'l hr tpuMons, but
because they should be eliminated is not sufficient reason
to slow up educational progress.
From an exchange it is leerned that less than one per
cent of American men are college graduates, yet out of this
one per cent have come:
Fifty-five per cent of our Presidents.
Thirty-six per cent of our members of Congress.
Forty-seven per cent of the speakers of the House.
FiljHsix per cent of the Vice-presidents.
. Sixfy-two per cent of the Secretaires of the State.
Fifty per cent of the Secetaries of the Treasury.
Sixty-nine per cent of the Justices of the Supreme Court,
CTATISTICS issued at Washington have it that only 49 per
' cent of the farmers in North Carolina read daily newspa
papers, while just 48 percent read weekly papers. Those fig
ures intrigue us somewhat, for they of Ter a basis of specu
lation on estimating just what value newspaper reading is
to intelligent farming.
Without the inclination to boast it is recall d that Cleve
land county farmers lead the state in production of cotton
and were termed by no less authority than the Country
FARMERS WHO READ
nationally circulated farm periodical, as lhe “ex
ers of the South.” In Cleveland, as our estimation
runs, fir more farmers read newspapers than the average
accredited to the entire state. The major portion of this
paper’s circulation is in rural territory or in homes where
there are agricultural interests. The Star’s circulation at
present hangs about the 5,009-mark, which means that The
Star goes three times each week into two-thirds of the homes
in Shelby and Cleveland county, using the accepted basis of
five to a family to determine the number of homes in the
county. Although The Star leads all other papers in cir
culation in the county, and perhaps has more circulation in
the county than the combined circulation of a couple of week
ly papers and at least two daily papers, several thousand
other newspapers are read by Cleveland county farmers.
Which leads us to believe that around 75 percent of the farm
ers in Cleveland county read newspapers. Our estimate may
not be correct, but it will not be so far wrong, and in recent
years th:s prper as well as other newspapers read in the
county have devoted quite a bit cf space to agriculture and
agricultural interests. Perhaps that is one reason why
Cleveland county farmers are now consi ’cred “example
Carmers,” if you’ll pardon Us for the observation.
- BY GEE McGEE -
(Exclusive In The Slar In This Section.)
81c Semper Tyrannls.
When a woman goes down town
with as much as 15 cents In her
compact, she's out shopping. When
she has as little as 50 dollars on
her person, she's just looking
around, and getUng ready to send
her money out of the state to a
mall order house, but when she
gets ready to buy, she takes the
whole world seriously and hunts
up the store that will let her have
some stuff on credit, then she’s
on a buying excursion.
Now, folks, when you see a wom
an begin to tote samples home
you can just put it down that you'll
not see her again for 3 months.
She either uses those samples to
patch with, or uses them as a
bluff. Most women like to make
everybody think that they mean
I business when they keep a clerk
I busy for an hour showing her mer
chandise that she is not at all in
Most ladles like to "shop” away
from home. The seme dress In
Punkville at 10 dollars hlg'.ier Is
much nicer thnn the same dress at
home 30 dollars lower. Some
I tilings that are sent out on appro
val arc returned the day after the
! party with regrets. And the rea
1 son fashion hath decreed that
teddies have pockets Ln them' is
because stockings are both too
long and too thin to hide money
ln, and furthermore, If a female
were to carry her dollar bill In her
hose as of old. why, she’d liafter
undress when she got ready to find
Jt way up there.
Installment buying has hurt the
credit grocery business. People
who can dress up for 3 dollars
down and get gasoline at 25 cents
per gallon don’t mind going hun
gry If they cem ride and they
dotj’t mind letting the grocer walk
either. Riding la a sedative. Did
you ever i.otice how nappy folks
i seem when they are riding? I met
I a covey of motorists on the way
i to a funeral the other day where
1 their loved ono was to be laid to
eternal rest, and every one- of
them were smiling and grinning
from center to circumference. Yes
sir rce. Ride and leave your trou
bles behind. •
Automobiles are a great aid to
the shoppers. Th?y make it con
I venient for you to leave your home
[ merchants who pay the taxes to
help educate your younguns and
I go 'way off some where and spend
your cash, that is—the little bit
of cash you have after you've set
tled with the finance fellers. Be
fore the advent of the gas bug
gies, doctor's collected nearly 40
per cent of their bills, but now
they get only 25 per cent of them
after waiting until the poorhouse
stares them in the face They do
a lot of enforced charity work so's
their patients can ride and stay
.well. That's all for this time. I
am thankful, however,, that "one
of the people X am writing about
live in “My Town."
A dead-beat is a living corpse
which thrives on what it can leach.
His promises are not worth 5
cents a dozen, and his wife is gen
erally bad off when he is asked to
pay for what he got by false pre
tense. He is always broke. He is
worth to his community Just exact
ly what a spider in the dumplings
is worth to the dumplings.
A dead-beat never dies young,
and when he dies at all, his kin
folks have to bury him. He would
not think c*f stealing at night, but
he thinks buying on credit with
no intention of paying s not steal
ing. He sets on errgs of imagina
tion from c ay to day, and hatches
new ideas and schemes which per
mit Tim to get stuff that other
folks have worked for.
‘ . ~
:■* It Is ri3*-t -s> to Judge
\ men by Kto duv; pre ’lvl
: but if he pays honest debts |
his credit is always good, and his
standing among the church folk
and business houses Is generally A
1. A dead-beat Is a mighty poor
excuse for a human being.
A dead-beat loves a job like a
cat loves a dog. He can give more
rer.scns for not working than a
boll weevil has grandchildren. He
can dodge his creditors with the
same agility that humming bird
dodges a sparrow’ hawk. He works
his wife and younguns like Nero
worked the galley slaves, and they
get as much of their own wages
as a hen gets of the eggs she lays.
Tjje average dead-beat is always
glad to see the merchant or the
bank which he owes go broke, yet
he never claims credit for helping
them on tow'ard bankruptcy. When
he gets sick himself, he hollers for
a doctor which he never pays when
he gets well. And when he gets
j "real low," he sends for the preach
| er (to come and pray for him) that
would have starved to death had
all his members been like him, and
when he is packed away in “peace
ful sleep" by an undertaker, he
leaves nothing but a bad reputa
| tion which the undertaker can't
deposit In a bank.
All men who don't pay their
debts are not dead-beats. There
are thousands upon thousands of
honest folks that can't pay what
they owe, and when they have tried
faithfully and have failed, their
debts should be Lforgiven them.
But a common, everyday dead-beat
that parasites on the people with
whom he comes in contact ought
to have the 7-year Itch all the days
of his life.’
By BRUNO LEASING
George Bernard Shaw is quoted
in “The Living Age,'' as having
the following statements:
“Humanity is forever changing.
History tells us of six or seven civil*
cation which have gone to ruin. All
reached a point of development
similar to ours, and collapsed be*
oausi humanity, in its political
phase, destroyed everything. I see
no reason why we should not dis
appear In the same way: all signs
point in that direction.
“Modern humanity is not Crea
tions last word. We have the con
solation of knowing that if we suc
cumb it will only hasten the ino
| inent when the Life-Force will pro
duce something better."
A dumbbell would consider these
statements pessimistic. An Intelli
gent person will see the optimism
of them Each civilisation, thus
far. lias, Ur some way or other, im
proved upon its predecessors. When
a civilization comes along which,
even without adding new knowledge
or experience, possesses a genius
for grasping the best which the
past civilizations offered to man
kind and possesses the courage and
ability to mould its life accordingly.
we» shall come pretty close to the
“Moder" bumanity is not Crea
tions last word!” Let us hope not.
Let us give to whatever concept we
have of the creative force of this
universe credit for being able to do
a vastly better Job.
Think, for a moment, of what
the sane ar.a normal people in the
Uhited States find in this present
Religious and racial bigotry and
Intolerance Even after 20 cen
turies of Christianity.
Widespread ignorance and petty
t hose Razor Blades
-Here’s The Way
Pittsburg, Pa.—Fuel gas can be
squeezed out of iron and steel, such
as, for instance, discarded razor
b’-'t’es, is tbs belief of N. A. Ziegler,
scientist of the Westlngliouse re
The inventor, in describing his
findings, recalled that an old Ford
piston, for Instance, gives up 33
times its own volume of fuel gas;
wrought iron land steel in less
amounts. This gas, which burns
with carberetor adjustments, an
automobile. Two cubic feet of cast |
iron gives enough gas to furnish
10 horsepower for 12 minutes.
The iron which Ziegler takes
gas has a brilliant, lasting sheen,1
instead of the dull dusty surface
common to cast iron. It is better,
for making magnets than ordi
He uses a high-frequency induc
tion vacuum furnace for the ex
traction of gas from cast iron. The
metal to be melted supplies its!
own heat for melting, and a pow- j
erful vacuum draws off the gasses
that boil out. The furnace melts
the hardest steel, but will not burn
tb.3 hand or scratch a cigarette pa
It is built of glass and, as the
glasses are drawn off, glows with
a brilliant, soft blue light.
No wonder the temperature dropt
in Ceiifeinia with Mr. Hoover date
lined from Florida.—Atlanta Con
prejudices. Even spending hun
dred of millions of dollars annual
ly for education.
Vulgar taste in reading, in
amusements, in eating and drink
ing and in the ideals of life. Even
despite all teachings of church and
state. Even despite the fact that
the world’s learning and experience
from the dav.'n of recorded history,
are recorded in books to which the
poorest and the humblest have!
There you have real pessimism.
; But you also have the truth.
i Tf, in some ...future century, our
civilization follows those of the
-,t. and is wiped from the face of
the earth, one cannot help wonder- J
ing what phases of it will stand out
for the admiration of those who will j
build a new and better civilization.
I They ought, really, give us credit
for having done wonderful work
n the line of science and inven
tion and the comforts of material
! life. The Woolworth building, the
automobile and many bridges and
dams will stand out as the won
ders of this age. Just as we admire
the. pottery of the Aztecs and the
statues of the Greeks.
But when... ir comes to those
things that tejtfesent the develop
ment of the! irtfnd and the soul
and that will:show a future civili
zation what^ a fine, intelligent,
high-minded, unselfish and tolerant
race we were, we are sure to get
the "ha-ha !T That is, if Shaw is
right and the next civilization is
really an improvement on ours.
Time to riant
and the best varieties
of Ve getables
Free Flower Seed
And how to get them. —
me told in the (/olden
Anniveisaiy Catalog „
Writ* for your copy today.
T. W. WOOD * SONS,
S38, Hth8tr*0t. Blckuond. T*.
New York. December 5th. 1928
The Board of Director have declared a
egular quarterly dividend of one and
tree-quartersj>er cent (1 H%) on the
Jumulative 7% Preferred Stock of this
Jomparw, and a regular quarterly divi
'end of one and one-half per cent
!}■$%) on the Cumulative 6% Pre
• rred Stock of this Company, for the
urrent quarter, payable January 15,
1029, to holders of record at the close of
business December 26. 1928.
Checks to be mailed. Transfer books
will not close.
Owe* Shxfhsrd- Yiabtnu. and Inna. 1
and FOWER COMPANY
Near York. Decamber oth, 1928
1 The Board of Directors have declared a
regular quarterly dividend of one and
three-quarters per cent (IH%) on the
Cumolatire 7% Preferred Stock of this
Company, and a regular quarterly divi
dend of one and one-half per cent
(1 V4%) on the Cumulative 6% Pre
ferred Stock.of this Company, for the
current quarter, payable January 15th.
1929. to holders of record at ther close of
business December 26th, 1928.
Checks to be mailed. Transfer books
will not close.
K.G. Ulh^at Inna
Farmers Meet Here Feb. 1C
The February program of agri
culture in Cleveland county will be
mapped out and discussed at the
regular meeting of the county board
of agriculture of which A. E. Cline
le president and Alvin Hardin,
county agent, Is secretary schedul
ed to be held at the county court
house Saturday afternoon. Feb. 16
at 2:30 o’clock.
Timely matters of Interest to
farmers will be discussed and It Is
hoped that a full attendance will
be present. All persons interested
In advancing the agricultural in
terest of this county are Invited.
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Alabama Lady Could Hardly
lift Her Head. Began
To Feel Stronger After
Lesley, Ala.—“I was In an awful
bad state of health” says Mrs
Charles Jerkins, of this place. “1
was all run-down and weak as could
be. I did not have the strength ol
a kitten. Some days I could hardly
lift my head from the pillow.
"I looked like a skeleton. I was
so thin and haggard. It took all
my will power to drag myself around
the house. I never walked any far
ther than I had to, for it hurt me
to stand on my feet.
“My back and sides hurt me until
X thought I could not stand It
"I saw myself growing gradually
weaker and I did not know what to
do. I tried several things but
nothing helped me.
“One day I read about how othei
women had been helped by taking
Cardui, so I thought I would try it
I found It a splendid medicine. Af
ter I began to take It X soon began
to feel stronger and able to dc
“From that time to the present
X have taken Cardui several times
when I was run-down In health. It
has never failed to help me.”
Cardui should help you. too.
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