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Entered as second class matter January 1 1905 at tne postotftce
At Shelby. North Carolina under the Act ol Congress. March 3 1879
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Football ranks first these days at our colleges, and now
If you've been wondering just what ranks second read this
headline in an advertisement “Such-and-Such a Cigarette
Wins Second Place At Harvard.” And there you are.
A.girl captured in a car with some liquor in this county
during the week is said to have informed officers that she
was a sheriff’s daughter. And if she is, she should feel at
home in the county jail.
A scientist declares that a man learns as easily at 45
as at 15 years of age. It isn't difficult to agree with him in
these modern days when 45-year-old fathers are learning
mapy tilings about life from their 15-year-old sheik sons.
Governor Max Gardner is going up to Chicago to speak
over radio, and his home folks, not desirous as yet of erect
ing a monument to him, would advise that he find an armor
ed suit before he goes up there to broadcast between volleys
of machine gun bullets.
Tonight is the night when the best high school orator in
Cleveland county will be selected and presented with the
Hoey medal. In advance we tender congratulations to the
winner, but our idea is that the boy who wins it would come
in for far more acclaim if he happened to be the best football
player in the county instead.
Senator Broughton, of Wake, speaking to a Raleigh civic
club is reported to have said: “I think this legislature will
be afraid to adjourn unless it passes some kind of legislat ion
to relieve the landowners of the State.” Mebbe so, mebbe
no, and we also think the legislators should be ashamed to
come home unless they do more of something or the other
than they have to date.
WHO WANTS TO EAT IT?
r\N OCCASIONS Henry Ford’s philosophy of life is simple,
^ very simple, as it were. The Hickory Record vividly
jportrays one instance:
“Henry Ford says, ‘I don’t care for money. I never
think of it. Money is good only for what it can do-’ Yeah?
Uncle Henry has the right Idea. We don’t care for money
(as a food to be eaten itself.) We never think of money
(as a dressing for our salad). Money is good only for what
it can do (and it can do so much). Thanks, I’nk, for the
analyxation of our materialism.”
AGAIN WE ASK-WHY?’
’T'HE VALUED output of Cleveland county industry is
* more than 15 million dollars year. The farmers of Cleve
land county last year averaged almost a bale of cotton to the
acre on more than 60,000 acres. The county-wide tax rate
in Cleveland county is lower than in any county in the state
except four. The cost of collecting these taxes is far below
that of the average county, and far less property is advertis
ed for unpaid taxes than in the average county. By actual
statistics Cleveland county is the second wealthiest and per
haps the most prosperous of the 21 counties ip the section
known as Western North Carolina. Still we hear quite a bit
of complaining here and there. Why is it?
With no intention of even bordering on being sacrilegi
ous we are inclined to use a street expression and wonder
if some people will not be inclined to find fault with Heaven?
REED S SWAN SONG
WfHEN one eliminates Tom Heflin, the champion of bigotry,
who is naturally colorful due to his eccentricities and
absurd exhibitions on the floor on the Senate, the two most
coloful figures in the United States Senate are Jim R~ed, of
Missouri, and Senator William Borah, of Tdaho. The white
haired, brilliant Misourian, a rival of A1 Smith at Horrto \
will leave the Senate after the present session, and he will
leave a niche that will be hard for any one to fill. Caustic,
fiery, and extremely bitter at times during his fights on the
Senate floor, Reed made many enemies and today has numer
ous enemies, but there is little doubt but what the enemy who
hates him the worst will admit that he always believed in the
tilings he fought for. His prolonged, bitter fight against
Woodrow„Wilson turned many against him, yet even the
Staunch admirers and supporters of Wilson could and can
see much in the fighting Missourian to admire.
• Which digresses from our original topic. Reed has al
w^ys been what we in the South consider “a wet.” meaning
tjttfc'he has never been a friend of the prohibition enforce
ment act as written now, terming it unfair to the principles
of American liberty. Borah meantime has not been quite
ao consistent. The late campaign revealed some of his in
consistencies, and it was hardly to be expected that Borah,
although he is far from a wabbly man in his convictions,
would take up the cudgels for prohibition. But that was
jllft what Borah did, and the Borah defense of prohibition
eame Huanfcwer to Jin1 Reed’s swan song the other day—a
fwan »bng that was a bitter denunciation of the principles
involved in Awer*can Prr,1'lbitJon- Borah perhaps answered
fh« hinted sentences of the Missourian because Borah is now |
being spoken of as a prospective member of the Hoover cabi
net—possibly attorney general with the duty of enforcing
the prohibition laws.
Anyway, Reed, the picturesque figure—one of the few
remaining speakers of the Roosevcltian type—-made his
swan song a lighting song. lie retires voluntarily from the
Senate, instead of being defeated for office, and many, per
haps, expected that his final message on the floor would be
a typical swan song—a message of soothing, honeyed words,
to heal, if possible, the many wounds he has left with his
rapier-like shots during his long and eventful career. But
Reed who never followed the stereotyped style of others re
fused to follow in his swan song. His swan song was both
a challenge and a denunciation. And in it he was as sincere
as ever. When Borah answered, and Borah is feared on the
Senate floor almost, and perhaps as much as Reed, the aging
senator, who had made his last big speech, stepped over to
shake hands smilingly with the Senator who differed w'ith
him. That undoubtedly is one of the best close-ups of the
real Reed that the Senate galleries have ever seen.
His denunciation of the prohibition laws will not meet
with approval in this section of the country. The sentiments
of Borah in reply will come nearer doing so, for Borah up
held the basic ideas behind the enactment of the prohibition
law, whether he was sincere or just ballyhooing.
Although it was his swan song many writers and speak
ers have taken Reed to task for his utterances. Among
them was Josephus Daniels, of the News and Observer,
whose paper commented editorially upon Reed and played
up his life-long extreme views about prohibition. It might
have been that the News and Observer hasn’t forgotten Reed
and his bitter fight upon Wilson, not that the News and Ob
server isn’t just as dry ns Senator .Borah, and perhaps dryer.
And without doubt it will please Senator Reed that his last
big speech did meet with criticism, for he always seems to
glory in a fight. But disagree with him as we must upon
his views about prohibition, we must also admire him for
his fight for those things in which he believes, and the grit
to carry on his fights despite the edds and public sentiment
that usually combine against him. And in fairness to the
caustic, white-haired Missourian, and he will figure in
American history to a great extent, we will say that in our
opinion he has always been true to his convictions and will
leave that impression behind him as he draws the curtain,
still fighting, upon his public career.
- BY GEE McGEE -
(Exclusive In The Star In This Section.)
As today Is Geo. Washington's
birthday, our teacher has asked us
to write a competition on him
He is the boy what cut down a
cherry tree onct, and diddent lie
1 out ot it to his daddy, and he also
•crost the Dellyware river on the
ice with 4 boats full of soldiers
and kill about 1000 Hessions. but
when he spent that cold winter at
Valley forge, nearly all of Ws
men froze might nigh to death, as
they had no shoes, and Corn Wal
lis would not furnish them any.
He won the battle of Bull Run and
whipped John Brown at Harper's
Perry, and also fought with La
Fayette who said in them immortal
words; "Uncle Sam, 'we are
here.’’ Oea Washington was the
father of his country, but he
diddent have no other children, i
but he diddent become the father
of his country till after he died
His wife was named Martha, and
she has some candy named after
her. He was a great man all the
way from the cherry tree to his
A. Smart Alleck, 8tlr. Grade.
Its mighty hard to like a man
that owes you and won't pay you.
and it Is likewise difficult to keep
from admiring the beauty and art
permitted and authorized by a short
New York, Feb 28 —The market
opened weak, but soon firmed off
In sympathy with southern selling,
but the slack was taken up when
it snowed in Missouri. Cotton is
still King, but Rayon is likely to
be the Quern if mother-hubbards j
don't return to the home and
farm. Some insects, including po-'
Widens in congress, may prove in
jurious to the production for this |
year, and Secy. Jurdine is al-1
ready fisgermg on a statement to'
be released about March 1 which t
will keep spots down under the,
20-cent level. Fertiliser agents
have begun to circulate among the (
probable cotton growers, and their
new terms. "NET CASH. C. O.
D . B-L Attached, Inspection Not
Allowed,'’ will no doubt force the
farmer to use only such stuff as j
he can pay for and run his Ford
therefore—we look for an acreage
The guy who stands around on
the comer waiting for business to
open up is buying a ticket to the
poorhouse. The only things that
come to the man who waits now
adays are the tax collector and
the undertaker 1
We have been informed that the
corn-and-oats experiment stations
never produce enough stuff to feed
their mules on, and have to order
com and oats from Missouri. Now
ain't that farming tho?
Hurrah For Everybody,
when hoover lands in the white
and farm relief is passed,
cotton will fetch 25 cents,
and our lizzies can be grassed.
hard times will then be over,
so the Republicans say,
no more oil wells will be stole,
and Sinclair will halter pay.
of course i am a demmercrat,
1 always voted straight,
but mebbe a change in polliticks,
would of hope my plate,
mellon may not be turned out,
and Jardine might hold his job,
but if smith had been eleckted,
you'd a-heard front jhon raskob.
dupont pulled mighty hard for al,
he wanted to land a plum,
not that he needed the monney
just a bright spot, by gum.
i guess we are in for prosperi
just like we've had in the past,
the rich man growed much richer,
but the poor man got poorer fast.
but mebbe things will turn around,
mister hoover will treat us right,
he'll pass the racuary hoggin bill,
and win the farmer's fight.
then corn and wheat will fetch
and beef and taters too.
what we need is more monney to
so, folks, forget the cam pane lies,
and pull for better times,
and put our dollars right in the
and live offen our dimes.
mike Clark, rfd.
NATIONAL GALLERY HAS TWO
PORTRAITS OF ELLEN TERRY
London.—Two portraits of Ellen
Terry which were sold at Christie's
recently are to be preserved for
posterity in the national portrait
The trustees announce that they
have been acquired for the nation
through the generosity of donors
who wish to remain anonymous.
One of the portraits is John Sar
gent’s monochrome in oils of Brit
ain's famous actress as Lady Mac
beth. It is the study which gave
Sargent inspiration for the picture
which already hangs in the nation
al gallery. The other la a sensitive
painting of the beloved Ellen at
the age of 18 by G. F. Watts, who
became her first husband.
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