North Carolina Newspapers

    Around Our Town
Shelby Sidelights
render your own opinion, but this
col yum is of the frank belief that
the death of very few Shelby citi
zens could have caused a more
wide-spread grief than did that of
George Smyrnios, proprietor of
Shelby's favorite rendezvous, "The
Chocolate Shop,”
Cleveland county boasts of the
fart that it has ns little foreign
blood—meaning that developing
from immigration of the last cen
tury—as any county in North
Carolina, and the state has a very
low percentage of foreign born. In
line with that fact, Shelby perhaps
has less foreign-born citizens than,
any town of similar size in the en
tire country. But regardless of that
it is our firm belief that a poll
could be taken of all Shelby, or
could have been taken a week ago
and the name of what we of a
settled blend of races call a "for
eigner'’ would have been found
among the 10 most popular citizens
of the town.
George was one ol those iellows
a man bumps into only once or
l nice in a life-time—n fellow who
seemed to enjoy his ability to make
others enjoy life. The largest truck
in the city could not haul the candy
George has given to the children
of Shelby, and the cigars and many
minor presents he has handed his
grown-up friends of the city were
It was just Georges v ay oi u«
ing things. He made a friend of
you whether or not you wanted it
so, and he asked nothing in return
but friendship. ~ Very few of those
many friends George made during
his life here ever lay in a hospital
for any length of time without re
ceiving a basket of fruit or flowers
from the big, joyful Greek.
Just what Shelby thought of
George, and what George thought
of Shelby was indicated by the mass
of flowers which yesterday sur
rounded his casket, and by George's
own request that by no means
should his friends permit him to be
buried anywhere butTBfcplby.
Somehow we get a bit of pleasure
out of believing that George, where
ever he may be today, is seeing the
flowers his American -friends are
heaping about his remains and the
tears they are shedding over his
death. We know it would make him
feel good.
And "furriner”, or no "furriner
- -and George several years back
became a naturalized American
citizen—enough Georges with big
hearts and square-shooting friendly
ideas would make an altogether dif
ferent country of this land of ours
which we are so fond of telling the
world is stocked with Anglo-Saxon
It isn’t the blood that counts; it’s
the life-pump, the heart, that sends
the blood flowing along.
We sadly doff our hat to the
memory of a princely fellow'—and
who knows but what "George of the
Chocolate Shop" had the blood of
princes coursing through his veins?
PARTMENT listed Supt. I. C. Grif
fin as a man who is fond of read
ing detective stories. In doing so
we might have added numerous
others, such as Ebeltoft, R. L. Ry
burn and many more who select
detective fiction when they get
ready to read.
Incidentally, Mr. Griffin tells us
how he came to start reading detec
tive stories.
Back duiing the last illness of
Woodrow Wilson the newspapers
carried a dispatch in which it was
stated that right up to the last
Wilson had several chapters or
detective stories, his iavorite fic
tion, read to him daily when he was
able. And the dispatch mentioned
that his favorite bit of detective
fiction was the “Middle Temple
Murder." Mr. Ryburn, always on the
hunt for new and entertaining read
ing material, immediately ordered
a copy of the book. He was fond
of it, and he loaned it to his friend,
Mr. Griffin, and the school suepr
intendent was also fond of it.
And. so. they've been reading
detective stories ever since.
Shelby is considering a municipal
gas piant. Vhat with Shelby being
! such a political town we cannot
| understand the need of importing
any of the manufactured product.
TON S birthday and along with
1 thousands of other Americans this
department considers him our
greatest historic idol. But at the
! risk of being beheaded or deported
j we venture to express our opinion,
| and that is that we have never
been able to digest that legendary
| yarn that The Father of Our Coun
l try never told a lie—not a single,
! little, innocent falsehood.
’ But, of course, we shouldn't utter
such. That cherry tree story has
i had as much to do with bringing
up American youth in the way
they should go as have the fright
ful stories about "the bogey man’ll
get you, if you don’t be good.”
said, according to the news dis
■ patches, that he isn’t going to ap
point any Shelby men to office
while he is Governor.
Now, we wonder if there were any
disappointed faces about Shelby
| when that line was read?
eyes on the following verse, entitled
"From the Verse of Sen Sen,” by
O. J. in the Greensboro News:
Yore cheek’s ez soft as a dew-wet
Yore blushes come an’ go;
Yore hand’s ez cool ez a puppy's
Oh, gal, I love you so!
Yore eyes is bright ez puore star
_ I
Peggy Hopkins Joyce—the same
Peggy who has married three mil
lionaires and a count In her vivid
stage career—was wandering down
Broadway 10 years ago, broke, hun
gry, wearing the one shabby suit
she owned, and trying to find a job
as a shop girl!
This is the story revealed by the
orchid-like Peggy herself in her
diary which is being published in
the Current issue of Smart Set
It was after Peggy, still hi her
teens, had run away from her sec
ond wealthy husband, Sherburne
Hopkins, Washington society man,
following a quarrel. She decided to
go on the stage, she relates, and
came to New York, registering at
the city's swankiest hotel until the
management, found she had no
money. Within a few days she
herself lacking even a place to
"As I walked down Broadway, if
a good-looking man had smiled and
asked me to go to lunch with him,
I think I would have gone. But
none of them even looked at me,"
confesses Peggy, and adds, *'I
guess I must have looked pretty
I “I went to the stage door ot the
Palace theatre, and the doorman
said, ’What do you want?' in a gruc
tone. I said, 'I w'ant to see the
manager.’ He answered, ‘So would
a lot of people. What do you want
wtth him?’ ‘I want a position on the
stage,’ I said. ‘You can’t get a Job
acting like that,’ he said. ‘You
must see an agent, and you’d bet
ter give him plenty of pictures and
a good stall.’
“I was really desperate, and next
was so tired I thought I would get
a job as a saleslady maybe, and go
on the stage later. But when I went
in I was too scared to ask for a
job, so I just sat there and looked,
I was so tired. Finally a lady came
from the back of the room and
asked if I wanted to order any
‘•I could not answer her, so I
burst into tears, and the lady said,
‘You poor kid, come inside and tell
me all about it.’ She took me in
her office and before I knew it I
was telling her the whole story.
“’I am Madame Frances,’ said
the lady, ‘and you are a beautiful
little thing. I am going to fix you
up with everything you need and
some money to pay your hotel.’ So
she gave me a new dress and un
derwear and (10 and took me back
to the hotel. She said, ‘Now you
wait here until I telephone.”*
When love sets them a-flame;
Yore lips is pink ez a postage
And tastes almost the same.
Yore neck onto this neck o’ mine
I To fit I’ve long bin cravin’:
But I’ll wait a spell, fer I know
plumb well
Hit needs a bit o’ shavin’.
Its New and Original Style
There's no argument anywhere.
Everybody agrees. Much can be
•aid for the appearance of the
New All-American . . . for its
colors and distinguished style.
AU unite in praising its beauty.
And there are many who go
further. The many, who have
drircn this great new car. 77' oy
enthuse over its pulse-stirring
performance. Over its glorious
poser, acceleration and speed
.. . performance unmatched in
ajiy other car offered at such
moderate price!
Fr»r« $ I No f« I/.I7J. /. n. f». /ar(ort, phu delivery charge*. ijyvejox Hydraulic f>hock Ahaorbcre
and spring cover ^included in lie t price*. Bumpers and rear fender guard* extra. Check Oakland
delivered prtws — they include lomeat handling charge*. (General Motors Time Payment Plan
• tollable ml minimum rate.
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Roberts To
Face Roper
In Big Bout
The best boxing program of
the season is on the bill for
fans of Shelby and surround
ing section here Saturday
night when Terry Roberts, the
big blonde man mauler from
McAdenville, takes on Baxter
Roper, once known as “John
the Barber” of Columbus, Ga.,
in a 10-round bout.
The semi-final will find Big
Joe Singleton pitted against
Ralph Hood of Charlotte.
Hood, a husky slugger, scored
a third-round knock-out of a
Florida fighter in Greensboro
one night this week and hopes
to repeat on the Shelby High
The preliminaries of the
bout, which is sponsored by
the Warren Hoyle post of the
American legion, and match
ed by Arthur Sides; will see
several local favorites such as
“Babe” Carr. “Stump” Bras
well, Crown Lind, and others
in actioiv There will be 42
rounds of boxing,—provided,
of course, that all the boys
end their bouts on their feet
instead of on their back.
The regular weekly choir rehear
! sal of the First Baptist choir wUl
be held in the home of Dr. and
Mrs. B. M. Jarrett. W. Marion St.
this evening at 7:15 o'clock. Mr
Easom, the director, requests a
full attendance. The Easter music
as well as the music for the open
ing rt the new church will be re
Star Advertising Pays
Atlanta. Feb. 20 — L. F. Hal
combe today was minus both n
bride and a $4 25 marriage license
While the prospective groom was
obtaining the license yesterday, of
ficers departed with his would-be
brlde, Miss Ruby Smoke, for
Montgomery, Ala , where she Is
wanted on a forgery charge.
A Premium On Half-Pints.
(From The Wall St. Journal.)
A new system regulatln g the
paying of fares on New Jersey bus
and trolley lines, is the latest at
tempt of officials to curb constant
arguments arising between the con
ductors and the passengers, con
cerning the age of the children.
Heights and not age Is the point
emp.iti'-'red in this new dealing
with passengers. Accordingly, a
measurement of 35 Inches has been
marked off on the floor of 35 inches
has been marked off on the door ol
the bus and trolley. All of those
able t-j oass under this mark re
gardless of age do not have to pay
North Carolina,
Cleveland County.
In the Superior court. Marjorie
Heavner Towery, vs. Arthur Tow
ery, to Arthur Towery. Defendant:
Take notice that an action as
above entitled has been commenced
In the Superior pourt against you
for divorce absolute, on grounds of
separation for more than live
years, that the said summons is re
turnable before the Clerk on the
7th day of March, 1929. when and
For colds, grip
and flu take
Relieves the congestion,
prevents complications,
and hastens recovery.
vhere you are equired to appear
and answer or demur to the com
ilalnt. or the relief prayed for
will be granted.
This the 2nd day of February.
Clerk Superior Court.
'Jorth Cleveland Coimty,
n the Superior Court.
Memle Cook, Plaintiff,
A. R. Cook. Defendant.
The defendant a^.c named will
take notice that an action entitled
: as above has been commenced In
j ilie superior court of Cleveland
county. North Carolina, to obtain
a divorce absolute on statutory
The defendant will further take
notice that he Is required to ap
pear and answer or demur to the
complaint, now on file In my of
fice, In this section, on or before
the 11th day of March, 1929, or the
ilalntlff will apply to the court for
the relief demanded In said com
This the 4th day of February.
Clerk Superior Court
For Sale By
McKNIGHT & CO. Shelby, N. C.
HAS just received
a fresh stock of
We have it ready for
your use. It is easy to
handle and
saves lime,
labor and
risk. Now
you can
raise more chicks.
It's full of nourish
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your chicks lively and
healthy. It costs less
because it does more.
Come in at
>ncc and
jet a sup
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and abk for
Upon the quality of the
gas and oil you use depends
the cost of your satisfaction
How much cheaper H la
therefore to buy SINCLAIR
ing assured mileage at no
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these products will prove
their superiority.
Oil "
Step by step
to new peaks
of popularity
Fran the earliest days of the aatomobSe, "Standard”
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Quick Acceleration—nccaurj in traffic.
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Safety to Motor—*, fad that cannot possibly injure
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Complete CombusftOlt—it boms deanhr, leaving
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Uniformity—joa can set your carburetor on “Stand
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Availability—"Standard" Gasoline has the farther
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pumps are conveniently located throughout the length
and breadth of this state.
“Standard” Gasoline solves the fuel problem far the
motorist. In “Standard” he gets the best gasoline money
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and rises to new heights of public favor.
If you are not a "Standard” user, try this product and see
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There if no truly “anti-knock”
motor fuel being sold, except at a
premium price. The best known
“anti-knock” fuel it ESSO, the
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motor* that are carbonized from
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ESSO costs more to make, and has
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“Standard” Gasoline, but ESSO
gives an extra engine performance
never before experienced. On sale
onlv at the Silver ESSO Pumps
with the ESSO Globes.

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