This Is Most Foolish Age In
History, Congressman States
Congressman George Huddleston of
Alabama In the course of a gen
eral conversation, “is the most
foolish age in history."
"I wish,” suggested your cor
respondent, “that you would fully
explain yourself for a very large
number of readers who probably
would like to know why."
George Huddleston is one of
those rare members of congress
who, except in matters involving a
question of good taste, is willing to
see in the newspapers anything he
says In private. None of his votes
conflict with his beliefs.
"There are." he proceeded to
say, “a half dozen reasons for the
assertion. By the reliance of this
age upon force, I mean both phy
sical force and law. And coupled
with that is our lack of regard for
principle, economic or otherwise.
This is the day of the opportunist;
the man who gets while the getting
is good. It is most distinctly not
the day of men of wisdom, vision
and principle, for whom we have
lost nearly all regard.
“Our present position in respect
to spiritual concern as distin
guished from material concern I
trace back to the development of
industry and commerce and their
tremendous multiplication of hu
man conveniences, luxuries and op
portunities for financial' gain. Men
have amassed “fortunes and the
poor have had luxuries denied to
princes in other times.
“The result is that all of man's
interest and attention has been di
verted away from the spiritual life,
which embraces religion, art and
politics in the purest sense, and
concentrated on the material side
-on things that one can see, smell,
feel and heqr. So we have elevated
to the supreme matters relating to
ex. a low form of materialism, and
to food, drink, fine clothes, auto
mobiles, buildings and other things
shading up to the power, influence
end prestige that comes from the
possession of wealth.
“Thus every human activity is
* .tinted. Even the preacher preaches
at his richest parishioners, preach
ing what they want to hear so that
they will contribute and give him
a fine home and his trip to Pales
“The professional man sells his
talent to the highest bidder and
measures success by the size of his
fees and retainers.
“The politician lends himself to
organized selfish interest so as to
hold his Job and the emoluments
and dignities connected therewith.
“And so on down to the work
man Who scabs on a job so that he
can ride in a second-hand car and
get a bottle or bootleg liquor once
in a while. George Huddleston is
nearly 60 years old.
“Among nations,” he continued
"no reliance is now placed upon
honor or chivalry. Even courage is
no longer at a premium. Ingenuity
In devising safe ways of killing
men is now the vogue.
“With the past experience one
might suppose that this world
would long ago have abandoned
entirely the practice of relying on
force to settle its troubles. But we
continue to build cruisers and to
admit that our anti-war treaties
really do not mean very much.
“Prohibition is an ethical ques
tion and we will not have real pro
hibition until a very large percent
age of people believe in it not only
for others but for themselves. I
think that sentiment for prohibi
tion is growing. We will never have
absolutely complete enforcement,
for you must remember that in
some sections of the country we
still have peonage, a modifield
form of slavery, even though sen
timent is almost unanimously
“It may take 25 years to get real
ly satisfactory enforcement. But
I expect that a sentiment will de
velop which will put the bootlegger
in the same class with the narco
tics vendor and cause his custom
ers to be regarded as addicts. I
voted against the eighteenth
amendment, but the sooner people
I make up their minds that we have
I prohibition the better for them.”
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Charges Before Jury
j As the House Judiciary Com
| mittee asked Federal investiga
tion into the official tots of
Judge Francis A. Winslow
(above) it was revealed the
Federal Grand Jury had al
ready been making inquiry
into the Federal bankruptcy
court in New York.
! Mad Dour Scare Excites People.
Personals Of People
<Special to The Star.)
Shelby, R-4, Feb. 21—The regu
lar monthly meeting of the N.
M. W. was held at the home of Mrs
J. B. PhUbeck last Sunday after
noon at 2:30. A very interesting
program was rendered. Mrs. R. W
McCurry succeeds Mrs. E. D. Hum
phries who has been the efficient
president since the organization
The next meeting will meet with
Mrs. McCurry Sunday March at
2:30. Every member is urged to
The many friends of Mrs, Perry
i Humphries will be sorry to hear
of her serious Illness. Little hope
is held for her recovery at this writ
We are glad to note that Mr. and
Mrs. John Glasco's son, Bill, who
has been very sick with pneumonia
Is improving very much.
Misses Ethel Humphries and
Selma Callahan were Sunday guests
of Misses Faye and Bright Glasco.
Mr. N. H. Mauney had the mis
fortune in loosing a fine cow which
Misses Hannah and Nancy Mc
Curry came home from Lattimore
last Wednesday night to be at the
bed side .of their aunt, Mrs. Forest
Mr. and Mrs. Hoyle Bowen of the
Poplar Springs community spent
Wednesday night in the community
with Mr. Bowens father.
Misses Faye and Vivian Dellinger
of Shelby were the attractive guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Hamrick
Mr. J. L. Jenkins of Henderson
ville spent Wednesday night with
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Humphries and
Mrs. Laura Price of Ruth Is
spending some time with her aunt,
Mrs. J. L. McCurry.
Messrs. J. B. McGinnis and broth
er-in-law, Mrs. Shatter Hamrick of
Charlotte spent the week-end with
their parents. They were accom
panied home by Mrs. McGinnis and
children who have been on a visit
with, relatives and friends.
Misses Louise and Thelma Blan
ton were week-end guests of their
cousins Misses Ruby and Macle Mc
Swain in Shelby.
The people of our community were
disturbed Wednesday on account of
a mad dog. Mr. Ivy Willis went by
the school house to warn the teach
ers and pupils at school to keep on
the lookout. It also bit Little Ben
Jones, baby son of Mr. and Mrs.
S. E. Jones, who was playing in the
yard at home. The people have
been looking and trying to kill the
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Short and
daughter, Pearl, Mr. and Mrs. E.
D. McCurry of Cherryvitle were at
the bedside of their sister and aunt
Mm. Cornwell last week.
Mr. P. M. Mauney visited Mrs.
Mauney and children last Sunday
Miss Elmire Hamrick was the
attractive guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Glenn Blanton last week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. McCurry
visited Mrs. McCurry's mother
Wednesday evening. Mrs. Jarrett is
confined to her room with flu At
the home of her son, Mr. Arthur
Jarrett at Dover.
Miss Rosa Lee Moore delightful
ly entertained at the home of her
parents with a Valentine party last
Thursday night, Many interesting
games and contest were played car
rying out the Valentine idea. A
very enjoyable evening was spent
by those present,. ^
Havana.—Fifteen bronze camion,
fished from the bottom of the sea,
are under guard of soldier on a tug
in Batabano Bay. Government of
ficials plan to cut them open in be
lief th4t pirate hoards are conceal
ed in their plugged muzzles
River Jordan Will Produce
Electricity For Holy Land
Several Dams Will Be Thrown
Across Stream At Various
Tiberias, Palestine.—On the river
Jordan, halt an hour’s Journey south
of the Sea of Galilee, steady prog
ress is being made in the construc
tion of a great hydroelectric power
station which will usher in a new
economic era for the Holy Land.
Under the supervising genius .of
a former Russian revolutionary
j leader, Plnhas Rutenberg, head of
the Odessa police during the Ker
ensky regime, the storied stream of
Bible times is to be made to pro
duce 300,000 horsepower of energy
for new Palestine’s farms, homes
Palestine has no coal of its own,
at all events as far as can be Judg
ed from superficial geological in
vestigations. Nor can it boast of
petroleum deposits worth exploiting.
Its economically exploitable re
serves of energy are concentrated in
its water resources. Whoever has
the control of these resources can
monopolize the driving force of in
dustry and agriculture, and can in
fluence decisively the development
of the country from an economic
point of view. Rutenberg is in that
position. Backed by the Zionist or
ganization, he secured the conces
sion for the sole exploitation of
these.resources and for the supply
of electricity for the-whole of Pal
estine, with the exception of Jeru
salem, the government having re
served to itself control of the prices
for electric current over and above
a certain minimum, and a share in
The scheme which Rutenberg is
trying to realize, is to use the dif
ferences of level to be found along
the course of the Jordan from the
Lake of Merom to the Dead sea,
starting with the stretch between
the Sea of Galilee and Djisr. Along
this stretch of about 10 miles there
is a drop of 150 feet. A little later,
in Djsir, in the Rutenberg domain
proper, down in a rock hollow, the
river comes into view again.
Across the Yarmuk, which com
ing from an easterly direction here
flows into the Jordan, the scaffold
ing of a dam 25 feet high may be
seen. This dam, now almost com
pleted, is to force up the waters
of the river of the sea of Galilee
into a giant hilly character of the
Opposite, across the Jordan, a sec
ond dam is being built. This, when
j completed, is also to force back the
j waters of the Jordan and to collect
i them In a reservoir. The pictures
| que valley bed \will then be drained,
1 the Jordan divert^-fpr a short dis
J tance from it* natural course, and
from Its rcserVotr conducted
; through.a canal already partly dug,
i into the Yarmuk reservoir.
Prom here, a main canal has al
! eady been -dug under the Haifa
; Damascus railway line, and after
j the rainy season will be lined with
j concrete, This canal is then to
j conduct the waters of the two
rivers over the top of^ the cliff into
J the foundations of the latter are
! already laid and the first layer of
! concrete put down. Gradually ma
I chinery from England Is arriving.
To begin with, three water turbines
of 8,000 horsepower each are to be
Industry and agriculture In Pal
estine are at present both suffering
under the exceptionally high price
of electric current and Impatiently
await the moment when the Jordan
will supply them with cheap motive
power. The work Is to be com
pleted by the end of 1929. Ruten
berg assumes that the 34,000 horse
| power will readily find consumers
and that before long he.will. be ab}e
to start building the second power
station near Abadlje, which Is to
generate the same amount of en
Rutenberg's schemes go beyond
the provision of electric power. He
has elaborated a project for the util
ization of all the water resources of
Palestine, for the exploitation of
which he has secured the conces
sion. If his plans succeed despite
certain obstacles still to be over
come, It may safely be assumed that
a new era will in very truth en
long dawn for the Holy Land.
By virtue of the power of sale
contained In a Deed of Trust ex
ecuted by J. S. Lemmons and wife
on October 5th, 1926, to me, as
Trustee, securing an indebtedness
to the Shelby Building and Loan
Association, and default having
been made in the payment of same
and, after having been called up
on to execute the trust, T, as
Trustee, will sell for cash to the
highest bidder at public auction at
the Court House door in the Town
of Shelby, N. C„ on Saturday, March
23rd, 1929, at Noon, the following
described real estate:
One lot situated on the South side
of East Warren Street in the Town
of Shelby, N. C„ and known and
designated as Lot No. 4, in Block
2 of the J. W. Lineberger and Roy
ster property, map of said property
being on file in Book “TT” of Deeds,
page 600, in the office of the Reg
ister of Deeds and being that lot
fully described in a deed dated
October 4th, 1926, and duly record-'
ed in the office of the Register of
Deeds of Cleveland county. Refer
ence is hereby had to the plat and
deed aforeeald for full description.
This February 20t,h. 1929
CLYDE R. HOEY, Trustee.
Miss Ella MacNichols, superin
tendent, nas received the following
commendatory letter from Dr.
Franklin H. Martin, director Gen
eral of the American College of
Surgeons in Chicago, 111. which is
pot only a compliment to Mis Mac
Nichols and the hospital but to the
staff and to the many friends of
the institution throughout the coun
"As we are beginning our new
year, I am prompted to send you
greetings and congratulations as
one of the members of our large
* "The hospital standardization
movement is now in its twelfth
year. Three thousand hospitals of
twenty-five beds and over in the
United States and Canada believe
in its doctrine of service to the pa
tient. About two thousand of these
insure the right care of the patient.
As the season comes and go this
movement advances with ever-in
creasing momentum, adhering firm
ly to the great fundamental prin
ciples upon which it was founded.
This is what Insures its permanency
"On behalf of the board of re
gents of the American College of
Surgeons I 'congratulate you oil the'
progress your institution is making
in complying with the hospital
standardization requirements. This
demonstrates in a practical man
ner to your community the sincere
desire of yourself, your associates,
and all other connected with the
institution to do all they can in
promoting the best care of each
and every patient throughout the
year. We look for Jour continued
interest and cooperation in this
work during the coming year and
hope we may be of service to you.
"Let me remind you that a wel
come a'ways awaits you at head
quarters. We shall be glad to see
you at any time. The twelfth v
nual Hospital Standardization con
ference is to be held in Chicago at
the time of the clinical congress.
October 14-18. 1829, and we hope
you will attend. Mark your calen
dar now. and bring with you as
i many representatives as possible
from your hospital. An interesting
and instructive program is assured
Try Star Want* Ad*.
Father Salutes Great
Great Grand Child
(By James Carson Elliott)
I arrived all right at 11 o’clock p.
m. January 29. 1929. I’m a boy. My
weight is seven pounds. My home Is
at Biltmore. Call around some time.
Nicus Myron Hicks,—my dear
great grandson. I am happy to
greet you and to congratulate you.
That you come in at a good time
under the Lucky Star ^of Great
Hope when all the ^HMfd promises
you success and happiness. This is
a good world, now at its best. Every
thing needful for your development
and well-being is here. Life offers
great problems and possibilities.
"We are safe in the hands of the
All Disposing Power whether in the
natal or mortal hour. You come in
to fill our place as we go out. May
your days be many and your trou
”1 put him in line with the pa
triotic sons of the American re
volution. From Captain James
Withrow (of Kings Mountain bat
tle fame.) His daughter. Mary car
son. her son James W. Carson, his
daughter. Barbara R. Elliott, her
daughter, Lillian Hicks, her son,
Nicus Myron Hicks of the eighth
Also I put him with the sons of'
the Sou'In rn confederacy from
Jam's C. Elliott Co. F 56 N. C.
regiment infantry. His daughter,
Lizzie Lee Beam, her daughter Lil
lian Hicks, her son, Nicus Myron
Hicks of the fourth generation
That is the best we can do to give j
hltn an hcnorable'statt with hlsj
fellow countrymen. What, is added
thereto will depend on him. To be
well born "is important. To achieve
success in life U most important.
Under what star we came. we
must work out our salvation and
eternal destiny. Long 111c is the
greatest blessing. We are only rich
in w hat we are and happy in what
we do. Life is to live, to love and to
I was born under a lucky star.
July 12, 1645 of honest parents. I
had a good start in life, my child
hood was happy. My young man
hood extremely interesting and
varied. Passing through the great
crisis of the war between the states,
with many miraculous escapes.
Coming out whole and out living
nearly all my comrades, my mature
manhood has been the common lot
of all, anxiety, hope, fear, success,
failures and disappointments.
Blessed in a green old age w'ith a
competency in quiet respose, with
iaith in the eternal virtues—truth,
justice and charity to all, trusting
Save this to prove ancestral des
! cent 80 years hence. Call when you
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